Coastal and hydraulic engineering
Research group

The Coastal and Hydraulic Engineering group teaches undergraduate and Masters courses covering both fundamental processes and the latest research in water, wind and coastal engineering.

Research facilities include a wide range of hydraulic flumes, wave flumes, a wind tunnel and a national Coastal Engineering Research Field Station at the Nerang River mouth. We are a world leader in sediment transport processes, nearshore hydrodynamics and statistical modelling of beach processes. Our students undertake diverse and challenging laboratory and field projects aimed at enhancing the safety and resilience of communities along the coastline of Australia and the Pacific Islands.

Meet the team

About the group

Click on the links below for more information about the Coastal and Hydraulic Engineering research group.

We conduct a wide range of coastal based research projects under the umbrellas of coastal hydrodynamics, coastal sediment transport and coastal groundwater.
If you are interested in undertaking a PhD project in Coastal Engineering, check out our list of suggested topics and be inspired by previous projects.
We teach into the School's courses in Fluid Mechanics, Catchment Hydraulics, Coastal & Estuarine Processes, Advanced Open Channel Flow and Hydraulic Structures.
The School's hydraulics laboratory houses an extensive range of apparatus for physical modelling of coastal hydrodynamics and sediment transport processes.

Our partnerships

We collaborate with institutions worldwide and Australian Governments and Agencies, and our projects are supported by the Australian Research Council, the Global Change Institute, the World Bank, and the Cooperative Research Centre for Bushfires and Natural Hazards.

Australian Research Council

Global Change Institute

The World Bank

Bushfire & Natural Hazards CRC