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Metocean Engineering (CVEN90066)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeCVEN90066
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

The subject examines in-depth the observation, analysis and prediction of wind-generated waves in the open ocean, in shelf seas, and in coastal regions. It also provides an introduction to wave and hydrodynamics modelling as a support for engineering applications. It provides a multi-disciplinary overview of problems by combining cutting-edge research in Maritime and Coastal Engineering and industry applications. The subject will provide students with a solid grounding in wave physics that is essential to evaluate the environmental impact on design and operation of marine structures.

Topics include:

  • Linear wave theory;
  • Second-order wave theory
  • Wave Spectrum;
  • Tides;
  • Wave Measurements;
  • Near-shore processes;
  • Wave statistics;
  • Hydrodynamics and wave modelling;

Intended learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this Unit should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of the fundamental topics of marine hydrodynamics;
  2. Respond to environmental issues in maritime engineering;
  3. Plan field/laboratory campaigns and analyse field/laboratory data;
  4. Model marine hydrodynamics for maritime engineering operations;
  5. Demonstrate highly developed analytical and problem solving skills.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:

  1. Cognitive skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and identify and provide solutions to complex problems;
  2. Specialised knowledge in the field of maritime engineering and application of this knowledge in industry;
  3. Cognitive skills to conduct experiments, analyse data and formulate engineering solutions to complex problems;
  4. To make high level, independent judgements in a range of technical or management functions in varied specialised contexts;
  5. To initiate, plan, implement and evaluate broad functions within varied specialised technical and/or creative contexts;
  6. Communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concepts;
  7. Cognitive skills to think critically and to generate and evaluate complex ideas.

Last updated: 22 August 2019