Critical understanding of physical aspects of coastal environments from a fluid-mechanics and morphodynamic point of view. Comprehensive understanding of the basic laws of physics behind such processes.
In depth and critical understanding of the concept of: spatial and temporal variation, physical processes and landforms, spatial and temporal scales, their relative influences and interactions.
Critically understand environments as a result of processes and form interactions. Critically evaluate the relative importance of external agents based on their magnitude, frequency, and spatial characterization.
In depth understanding of methodologies and techniques used for the analysis and interpretation of past records, as well as of techniques used as predictive tools. Knowledge and critical evaluation of assumptions behind each methodologies.
Development of an informed concern for the Earth and its people. Critically understand challanges connected to climate and environmental change in relation to coastal areas and coastal protection practices.
Capability to critically analyse real case studies in the context of previously acquired knowledge. Being able to critically evaluate the suitability of different coastal protection schemes based on projects aims and the main characteristics of external agents.