Courses & Units

Weather Watchkeeping JND293

Introduction

On completion of this unit, students will have the knowledge and skills to use meteorological instruments as a Deck Watch keeper for the safe navigation and operation of the vessel and be able to interpret and record the weather and apply it to watch keeping requirements. This unit also involves a basic understanding of the principles relating to the atmosphere, weather forecasting and interpretation of relevant weather data.
This unit builds on the knowledge gained in year 1 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

Unit name Weather Watchkeeping
Unit code JND293
Credit points 6.25
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline Seafaring and Maritime Operations
Coordinator Mr Tony Boyle
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
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International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • understand and explain Earth’s atmosphere and meteorological conditions at sea
  • carry out and record weather observations as per required standards
  • understand formation and types of ice and surface currents
  • understand the formation and weather associated with TRS systems and evasive actions
  • understand isobaric patterns, air masses and fronts
  • understand and interpret weather charts and forecasts
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
031705 $501.00 $501.00 not applicable $1,413.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

JND150

Teaching

AssessmentExamination - invigilated (internally) (20%)|Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (70%)|Test or quiz (10%)|Assignment
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