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Course description

Competencies and objectives


Course context for academic year 2018-19

The subject of Port and Coastal Engineering is in the 1st quarter of the fourth year of the Degree in Civil Engineering.
Its purpose is to enable and train students in the necessary techniques for the project, construction and conservation of maritime works.
The development of the subject is carried out through theoretical classes, practical problems, computer practices and field visits.
The adequate learning process on the part of the student requires a previous solid training in Construction Materials, Geotechnics and Foundations, Materials Resistance, Calculation of Structures, etc., and in basic sciences and techniques, mainly Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Computing.



Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)

UA Basic Transversal Competences

  • CT-10 : Capacity to confront, plan and solve real problems demanded by society in the field of engineering.
  • CT-11 : Capacity to learn and apply new concepts and methods in an autonomous and interdisciplinary fashion.
  • CT-12 : Capacity to assimilate and adapt to the permanent evolution of technology when developing one's professional career.
  • CT-13 : Capacity to adopt the scientific method when planning and carrying out different academic and professional tasks.
  • CT-14 : Capacity for self-criticism needed to analyse and improve the quality of projects.
  • CT-7 : Capacity for oral and written exposition.
  • CT-8 : Capacity to plan tasks and commit oneself to satisfying goals and deadlines.
  • CT-9 : Capacity for group work.


Specific Competences (Civil Branch)

  • CE-12 : Understand building procedures, machinery and planning, organisation, measurement and site valuation techniques.


Specific Competences (Specific Technology):>>Civil Construction

  • CEC-3 : Capacity to plan, build and preserve marine works.
  • CEC-6 : Capacity to use building procedures, building machinery and works planning techniques.


Basic Transversal Competences

  • CB-2 : Students should know how to apply their knowledge to their job or vocation in a professional manner and should have those skills that are usually reflected when preparing and defending arguments and solving problems in their field of study.
  • CB-3 : Students should have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data (normally within their field of study) to give opinions that include a reflection on important, social, scientific, ethical matters, etc.
  • CB-4 : Students should be able to transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • CB-5 : Students should have developed the necessary learning skills to undertake later studies with a high level of autonomy.




Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2018-19

The student is expected to familiarize himself with the maritime environment and its terminology as well as the approach to the tools with which to understand and determine the natural phenomena of the maritime environment.
To provide the student with the necessary information for the design and calculation of maritime works and the different existing regulations on the subject.
To ensure that the student adapts this information and technical knowledge to the maritime installations and the port, its functionality, typologies and design.
On the other hand, the student is also initiated in specific aspects related to coastal engineering such as coastal processes, coastal morphodynamics, port-beach interaction, coastal erosion problems and coastal protection systems.




Code: 33532
Lecturer responsible:
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 1,20
Practical credits: 1,20
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

    Theoretical credits: 1,2
    Practical credits: 1,2
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

Study programmes where this course is taught