Coastal, Offshore and Port Engineering


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds on knowledge gained in Fluid and Water Wave Dynamics

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


Students who complete the module:

  • Must have knowledge about non-linear waves, including 2nd and 5th order and stream function theory.
  • Must have knowledge about methods for extreme climate analysis.
  • Must have knowledge about currents and water level variations in the coastal zone.
  • Must have knowledge about environmental loads on coastal, offshore and port structures including ice, wave, current and wind loads.
  • Must have knowledge about sediment transport, scour and scour protection.
  • Must have knowledge about port layout and design of breakwaters.


Students who complete the module:

  • Must be able to calculate design wave height from wave observations.
  • Must be able to make a conceptual calculation of characteristic wave loads for coastal, offshore and port structures.


Students who complete the module:

  • Must be able to apply proper terminology in oral, written and graphical communication and documentation within coastal, offshore and port engineering.

Type of instruction

Lectures, etc. supplemented with project work, workshops, presentation seminars, lab tests

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS project module, the workload is expected to be 150 hours for the student.



Name of examCoastal, Offshore and Port Engineering
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Individual oral or written exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleVandbygning
Module codeB-BK-K2A-7
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Structural and Civil Engineering)
Study BoardStudy Board of Built Environment
DepartmentDepartment of the Built Environment
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science