Course Description for Introduction to Coastal Engineering
Introduction to Coastal Engineering
Prerequisite: CWR 3201 and CWR 4202C
Description: his course provides an introduction to the coastal environment with a focus on engineering and science applications. The course introduces important topics and physical processes necessary to understand and work in the coastal environment. These topics are the foundation for more advanced study of water wave mechanics, coastal processes, and coastal engineering design. Course topics include Coastal Zone Introduction, Basic Water Wave Theory, Wave Statistical Analysis (short/long term), Wind Waves and Storm Surges, Tides and Tidal Currents, Shorelines and Nearshore Processes, Inlet Systems, Coastal Management, and Environmental Aspects of Coastal Projects.