Coastal and Marine Engineering and Managment - CoMEM

Programme content Track 4

Track 4 - Coastal Engineering (TU Delft)

Learning objectives Track 4

The Coastal Engineering Track has its focus on the hard (rock) and soft (sand) Northern European coastal engineering provided by the programmes at NTNU and TU Delf, but distinguishes itself from Track 1 by the inclusion of soft engineering provided with the SOTON programme in the third semester. Graduates from this track will thus have a sound basic coastal engineering competence and in addition, instead of a competence in marine arctic engineering technology, a competence in soft engineering. Since there are quite a number of differences in coastal engineering problems in Norway, the Netherlands and the UK, graduates from this track will also have a much wider focus on coastal engineering issues compared to graduates from the individual partner universities.

The engineering graduate from the track Coastal Engineering is able to:

  • Make an important contribution (technical and practical) to knowledge development, policy-making and implementation in the field of hydraulic engineering in general, with emphasis on the area of coastal engineering.
  • Analyze all kind of coastal engineering problems in some depth.
  • Represent and model these engineering problems and how to make from these representations hydraulic calculations,
  • Find and formulate solutions to these problems, how to evaluate the problems and how to provide feedback.

General competence
The engineering graduate has knowledge of and insight into:

  • Fluid mechanics, notably in relation to ocean waves and to flows in waterways, tidal inlets and along coasts;
  • Probabilistic design methods and (flood) risk management;
  • Numerical modelling;
  • Morphology of coasts, dunes, estuaries and coastal inlets;
  • Coastal structures (breakwaters, bank and shore protection works);
  • Ports and waterways, including logistical processes.

List of Compulsory and Optional Courses are posted in the Study Guide (See the For students tab)