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Port Access and Navigation (CVEN90068)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5Online and On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeCVEN90068
Semester 1 - Online
September - On Campus
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

The subject examines the management ship traffic in a Port/Harbour. The subject relies on a synergetic approach combining cutting-edge research in Maritime Engineering and strong engagement of a former ship Captain and Harbour Master. A number of industry-based applications and case-study examples will be introduced to complement the lectures.

Topics include:

  • Wave theory and marine forecasting;
  • Vessel types and handling;
  • Navigational aids;
  • Underkeel clearance;
  • Channel design;
  • Port safety;
  • Port Organization.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this Unit should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of the fundamental topics of port access and navigation;
  2. Analyse port access and navigation applications;
  3. Apply a system approach to port access and navigation as a part of port and harbour engineering;
  4. Prepare port access and navigation plans for a given class of vessel
  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. 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: 22 August 2019