Introduction to theories and practical applications of the coastal hydrodynamic systems and processes. Coastal environment parameters: waves, tides, currents. The tidal cycle and tide levels. Wave mechanics. Wave transformation: shoaling, refraction, diffraction, reflection. Various types of nearshore currents. Littoral Processes: coastal sediment transport and morphology, erosion and accretion. Coastal structures: revetments, groynes, breakwaters, and other methods of managing coastal erosion. Coastal impact assessment: effects of coastal structures, reclamation and dredging. Application of analytical and numerical techniques in solving coastal engineering problems.