OCEN5002 Ocean Engineering and Technology

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit provides a broad introduction to aspects of ocean engineering and technology and the interface with biological and social sciences. It explores—
• the history of ocean engineering and technology innovation;
• asset characterisation, functional requirements and concept design;
• environmental characterisation and site investigation techniques;
• codes and regulations;
• case studies of ocean engineering and technology projects;
• case studies of ocean engineering and technology and the interface with law and policy, and marine management and planning;
• the role of ocean engineering and technology in addressing current and anticipated ocean challenges; and
• the role of ocean engineering and technology in supporting sustainable healthy oceans for marine flora and fauna and human activity.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate a basic knowledge of ocean engineering activities and technologies; (2) display a high level of understanding of the interface between offshore engineering and technology, law and policy, and marine management and planning; (3) critically analyse and make recommendations for engineering and technology innovation and/or future research and development needed to address global oceans challenges; (4) demonstrate an enquiring, critical and creative approach to offshore engineering and technology; and (5) demonstrate an appreciation of the interdisciplinary nature of ocean engineering and technology and its connectivity with the biological and social sciences.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) in-class assessments; (2) project; and (3) presentation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is only available in this unit in the case of a student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Christophe Gaudin and Professor Greg Ivey
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