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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.
- 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:
- Demonstrate a knowledge of the fundamental topics of port and harbour engineering;
- Use new engineering applications in this field;
- Apply a systems approach to port and harbour applications as a part of coastal and civil engineering;
- Demonstrate highly developed analytical and problem solving skills.
On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
- Cognitive skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and identify and provide solutions to complex problems;
- To make high level, independent judgements in a range of technical or management functions in varied specialised contexts;
- To initiate, plan, implement and evaluate broad functions within varied specialised technical and/or creative contexts;
- Communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concepts;
- Cognitive skills to think critically and to generate and evaluate complex ideas.
Last updated: 3 November 2022