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.
|Unit name||Marine Navigation|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
|Discipline||Seafaring and Maritime Operations|
|Coordinator||Doctor Samrat Ghosh|
|Available as student elective?|
|Delivered By||Delivered wholly by the provider|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|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
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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.
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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