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On completion of this unit, students will have the skills, knowledge and good understanding of navigational charts and relevant publications including information sources regarding the principles of passage planning. Students will acquire the skills to plan and conduct a safe navigational passage, taking into account tidal calculations for different locations on the planned route.  They will be able to fix the ship's position through terrestrial plotting to determine the courses and distances on the earth's surface. Position fixing is complemented by observation of celestial bodies, taking into account the astronomical events and their method of computations.  Students will also learn application of celestial and terrestrial errors for position fixing. The unit encompasses the application of basic principles of navigation including knowledge required for navigation in high latitudes.

This unit builds on the knowledge gained in  the year 1 " Basic Marine Navigation" and meets the learning outcomes set out in Table A -II/1 of STCW 2010 (Manila Amendments) and detailed in the Maritime Training Package MAR50315.

Summary 2020

Unit name Marine Navigation
Unit code JND292
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline Seafaring

Samrat Ghosh

Teaching staff

Samrat Ghosh

Anand Ravi

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

JND282 and JND285


Teaching Pattern

Blended delivery in the form of lectures and online learning supplemented with consolidated face to face learning towards the end of semester.

Students attending classes and students electing to study on flexible mode will follow the same class time table. Total lecturing hours have not changed from the existing. Both categories of students will have access to the same resources through MyLO.

Lectures Duration/ Frequency/Time tabling:

5 hrs / 1/ week for 10 weeks. Total Hrs 50.

Tutorial Duration/ Frequency/Time tabling:

3 hrs / 1/ week for 10 weeks.


Recommended for end of semester consolidated teaching period.


Assessment 1:Quizzes – 10%

Assessment 2:Class exam  - 20%

Assessment 3:Assignment - UP

Assessment 4: Final Exam – 70%

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