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Port Structural Design (CVEN90067)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeCVEN90067
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

The subject examines Port/Harbour infrastructures. It provides an in-depth overview of problems and issues relevant for port and harbour engineering. The subject relies on a synergetic approach combining cutting-edge research in Maritime Engineering and strong engagement of eminent industry-based lecturers from world leading firms. A number of industry-based applications and case-study examples will be introduced to complement the lectures.

Topics include:

  • Design Process;
  • Environmental loads and design values;
  • Planning;
  • Fenders;
  • Deck and piles;
  • Wharves and jetties;
  • Geotechnical issues;
  • Breakwater design;
  • Construction process.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this Unit should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the fundamentals of port structural design Respond to engineering; issues in ports and harbours;
  • Analyse basic port structures;
  • Use relevant codes of practice and guidelines;
  • Apply a system approach to structural design of port facilities.

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. To make high level, independent judgements in a range of technical or management functions in varied specialised contexts
  3. To initiate, plan, implement and evaluate broad functions within varied specialised technical and/or creative contexts
  4. Communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concepts
  5. Cognitive skills to think critically and to generate and evaluate complex ideas

Last updated: 19 July 2019