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Port and Harbour Engineering (CVEN90070)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeCVEN90070
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

The subject examines Port/Harbour Planning & Design Fundamentals. It provides a multi-disciplinary 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. The subject will provide students with a solid grounding in the technologies, concepts, methods & hydrodynamic theories used in the planning, design & construction of harbour facilities.

Topics include:

  • The business of ports
  • Structural design of marine infrastructure
  • Port design
  • Ships, pilotage and navigation, berthing and mooring
  • Harbour hydrodynamics
  • Hydrographic surveying
  • Corrosion protection
  • Civil works at ports.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this Unit should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of the fundamental topics of port and harbour engineering;
  2. Use new engineering applications in this field;
  3. Apply a systems approach to port and harbour applications as a part of coastal and civil engineering;
  4. 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: 3 April 2019