Course Description :

Contemporary challenges and research questions in coastal engineering. Review and critique of contemporary coastal engineering literature. May be repeated with different topic content for a maximum of 6 credits.

Specific Course Objectives :
  • Construct topical research questions in the field of coastal engineering.
  • Critically analyze journal papers on topics in coastal engineering.
  • Apply theory and research-based principles to create solutions for coastal engineering design challenges related to the course topic.
  • Apply engineering theories to create alternative approaches for solving problems related to coastal resilience topics.
  • Synthesize the literature on a coastal engineering topic to determine best practices in mitigating threats to coastal environments.
Course Prerequisite :
Graduate Student Standing, CEE 5854G
Hours & Credits :
3H, 3C
Course Comment :
The coastal regime presents a host of unique challenges for civil engineering infrastructure design and management in coastal communities. Among these are the accelerating threat of natural hazards, including storms, sea-level rise, erosion, and population growth. Development of innovative engineering design solutions under such emerging and complex threats necessitates an in-depth understanding of contemporary advances in coastal engineering.