ECTSIntegrated Coastal Zone Management

Integrated Coastal Zone Management (CE571) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Integrated Coastal Zone Management CE571 Elective Courses 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type Elective Courses
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yakup DARAMA
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to bring forward the physical and ecological properties of the coastal zones and the marine environment; to give a detailed description of pressures on the coast and to introduce the concepts of sustainable development and integrated coastal zone management (ICZM).
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • The students will learn the physical and ecological properties of the coastal zones and the marine environment.
  • The students will learn the processes involved within the coastal zone.
  • The students will learn the anthropogenic impact on the coastal zones and the environmental issues threatening the coastal system and the marine environment.
  • The students will study the importance of sustainability and integrated coastal zone management (ICZM) with special emphasis on Turkey’s coastal areas.
  • Students will learn what integrated coastal zone management (ICZM) is and the importance of civil engineer’s responsibility with regard to coastal areas and his/her role in ICZM.
Course Content Definition of coastal zone and its physical and ecological properties, coastal landforms, the global ocean and the climate system, coastal processes, coastal structures, pressures on the coast, coastal pollution, sustainability, integrated coastal zone management (ICZM) and ICZM in Turkey.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Definition of coastal zone and coastal landforms - Coastal landform environments; cliffs; beaches; coastal dunes
2 Coastal Landforms – Deltas and estuaries; Lagoons; Salt marshes and reefs; human impacts on coastal landforms
3 Coastal Processes – Waves and tides
4 Coastal processes – Currents; effects of coastal processes on the coastal areas
5 Coastal Structures – Coastal defence structures; berthing structures
6 The Global Ocean and climate – Ocean floor; ocean water and ocean life
7 Climate change and sea level rise – The climate system; human impact on global climate; global warming; sea level rise
8 Pressures on the coast and water quality – Hydrologic cycle; Running water and groundwater; coastal pollution
9 Sustainable Development of coastal areas
10 Integrated coastal zone management (ICZM) -Definition and History
11 Integrated coastal zone management (ICZM) -Capacity Building and Tools
12 Integrated coastal zone management (ICZM) -Today and future; Case studies
13 Coastal Areas of Turkey
14 Integrated coastal zone management (ICZM) Plans In Turkey
15 Final Exam Period
16 Final Exam Period


Other Sources 1. Kamphuis, J.W., Introduction to Coastal Engineering and Management, Advanced Series on Ocean Engineering, Vol.30, 2nd Edition, World Scientific Press, 2010.
2. Tarbuck, E.J. and Lutgens, F.K., Earth Science, Prentice Hall, 2003.
3. French, P.W., Coastal Defences, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2001.
4. Carter, R.W.G., Coastal Environments, Academic Press, 1988.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project 1 25
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 40
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 35
Toplam 4 100
Percentage of Semester Work 65
Percentage of Final Work 35
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Having accumulated knowledge on mathematics, science and engineering and an ability to apply these knowledge to solve Civil engineering problems.
2 Ability to design Civil Engineering systems fulfilling sustainability in environment and manufacturability and economic constraints
3 An ability to differentiate, identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; an ability to select and implement proper analysis, modeling and implementation techniques for the identified engineering problems.
4 An ability to develop a solution based approach and a model for an engineering problem and design and manage an experiment
5 Ability to use modern engineering tools, techniques and facilities in design and other engineering applications
6 Ability to carry out independent research in the field and to report the results of the research effectively and be able to present the research results at scientific meetings.
7 Sufficient oral and written English knowledge to follow scientific conferences in the field and communicate with colleagues.
8 Ability to effectively use knowledge in the field to work in disciplinary/multidisciplinary teams and the skill to lead these teams
9 Consciousness on the necessity of improvement and sustainability as a result of life-long learning,ability for continuous renovation and monitoring the developments on science and technology and awareness on entrepreneurship and innovation
10 Professional and ethical responsibility to gather and interpret data, apply and announce solutions to Civil Engineering problems.
11 An ability to investigate, improve social connections and their conducting norms with a critical view and act to change them when necessary.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 2 28
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 1 9 9
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 10 20
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 125