On completing of this unit, students will have the knowledge and skills to use meteorological instruments as a Deck Watchkeeper for the safe navigation and operation of the vessel and be able to interpret and record the weather and apply it to watchkeeping 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.
|Unit name||Weather Watchkeeping|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
|Discipline||Seafaring and Maritime Operations|
|Available as student elective?||No|
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
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:
2.5 hrs / 1/ week for 10 weeks. Total Hrs 25.
Tutorial Duration/ Frequency/Time tabling:
1 hrs / 1/ week for 10 weeks. Total Hrs 10.
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%
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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