ECTSDesign of Coastal Structures

Design of Coastal Structures (CE533) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Design of Coastal Structures CE533 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, Problem Solving.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yakup DARAMA
Course Assistants
Course Objectives Introduce the basics of coastal engineering and the basic principles of design of coastal structures. To give an overview of coastal structures design practices in Turkey.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students will have an understanding of the coastal system and the coastal processes.
  • Students will learn the Small Amplitude Wave Theory.
  • Students will be able to calculate the wave characteristics at any depth through wave transformations.
  • Students will be able to find the representative wave characteristics through statistical analysis of wave data.
  • Students will be able to apply their knowledge in the design of coastal structures.
Course Content Introduction to coastal engineering, wave parameters and classification, wave transformation, wave generation and statistical analysis, design wave selection, wave-structure interactions, design of harbor structures, coastal sedimentation, design of shore protection structures, planning and design of coastal structures in Turkey.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 - Introduction to coastal engineering and coastal systems - Coastal Processes, - Water waves - Review of hyperbolic functions 1-16 43-57 Handouts
2 - Small Amplitude Wave Theory - Basic wave parameters - Basic wave equations - Particle velocities and orbits 58-71
3 - Small Amplitude Wave Theory - Wave pressure - Wave Energy 72-82
4 Wave Shoaling 82-90 & 98-99
5 Wave Reflection , Wave Refraction 91-97 & 100-110
6 - Wave Diffraction - Breakwater layout 111-134
7 - Wave Breaking - Wave breaking formulas - Wave run-up and wave run-down - Wave set-up 135-148
8 - Ocean Waves - Statistical properties of sea state - Statistical distribution of wave height and period - Energy Histogram and spectrum 149-158
9 - Ocean Waves - Wind wave generation - Wind wave prediction - Energy Histogram and spectrum 159-174
10 - Coastal Sediment Transport - Wave induced sediment transport - Longshore sediment transport 181-192
11 - Coastal Protection - Coastal Structures - Measures against erosion 193-208
12 - Design of rubble mound breakwaters - Hudson Equation - Van der Meer Equation 209-229 Handouts
13 - Vertical wall breakwaters - Wave forces on vertical walls - Goda’s Formula 230-245 Handouts
14 - Planning and design processes of coastal structures in Turkey Handouts
15 Final Exam Period
16 Final Exam Period


Course Book 1. Ergin, A., Coastal Engineering, 1st edition, 2009, METU Press, Ankara
Other Sources 2. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Coastal Engineering Manual, Online source

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 60
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 3 100
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
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 12 24
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 25 25
Total Workload 125