Coastal Hydraulics (CE573) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Coastal Hydraulics CE573 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 objective of this course is to introduce the water wave theories and the applications of these theories in coastal engineering. This course aims to enable the students to understand the linear and non-linear wave theories, engineering wave properties and wave statistics and spectra.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • The students will learn the Small Amplitude Wave Theory.
  • The students will learn the water particle kinematics.
  • The students will learn the standing and progressive waves.
  • The students will study the transformation of waves entering the shallow water.
  • The students will study the non-linear wave theories.
  • Students will learn basics of wave statistics and spectra.
Course Content Small amplitude wave theory, non-linear wave theories (Stokes, Cnoidal), solitary wave theory, water particle kinematics, wave transformations, wave height distribution and wave spectrum.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Review: Mathematical tools essential in coastal hydraulics
2 Review: Hydrodynamics
3 Small Amplitude Wave Theory
4 Small Amplitude Wave Theory
5 Standing Waves and Progressive Waves
6 Water Particle Kinematics for Standing Waves
7 Water Particle Kinematics for Progresive Waves
8 Pressure Field under a Standing Wave and a Progressive Wave
9 Transformation of Waves Entering Shallow Water
10 Transformation of Waves Entering Shallow Water
11 Non-linear Wave Theories (Stokes and Cnoidal)
12 Solitary Wave Theory
13 Wave Statistics -Wave Height Distribution
14 Wave Statistics -Wave Spectra
15 Final Exam Period
16 Final Exam Period


Other Sources 1. Ergin, A., Coastal Engineering, METU Press, October 2009.
2. Dean, R.G. and Dalrymple, R.A., Water Wave Mechanics for Engineers and Scientists, Advanced Series on Ocean Engineering, Vol.2, 12th Edition, World Scientific Press, 2009.
3. Kamphuis, J.W., Introduction to Coastal Engineering and Management, Advanced Series on Ocean Engineering, Vol.30, 2nd Edition, World Scientific Press, 2010.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project 1 20
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 40
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 4 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
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 10 10
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 10 20
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 19 19
Total Workload 125