On completion of this unit, the student will have the skills, knowledge and attributes to undertake shipboard navigational watch-keeping tasks on a commercial vessel as a trainee deck officer under the supervision of a Deck Officer. Particular emphasis is placed on the watchkeeping standards of the STCW Convention. This unit is delivered via classroom theory, tutorials, web-based learning and practical work in a simulated and actual shipboard environment.
|Unit name||Fundamentals of Marine Navigation|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
|Coordinator||Captain Ian Moist|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- 1. Use nautical chart/publications and extract essential information for safe navigation.
- 2. Discuss the duties and responsibilities during watchkeeping at sea and in port and understand the basic collision prevention regulations
- 3. Identify and explain the basic operation of various types of bridge equipment and electronic navigational aids used to safely navigate a vessel and collision avoidance.
- 4. Explain the basic meteorological phenomenon at sea and identify the use of different meteorological instrument on board ships.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
40 hours lectures and 12 hours tutorials deliverd over 12 week.
|Assessment||Assessment Task 1 (20%)|Assessment Task 3 (70%)|Assessment Task 2 (10%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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