Courses & Units

Bridge Equipment JND294


On successful completion of this unit, students will have the knowledge and skills to set up and use bridge equipment as a Deck watchkeeper for the safe navigation and operation of the vessel and be able to interpret and analyse information, and apply it to watchkeeping requirements.

This unit builds on the knowledge gained in the year 1 and meets the learning outcomes set out in Table A -II/1 of STCW 2010 (Manila Amendments) and the Maritime Training Package MAR50320.


Unit name Bridge Equipment
Unit code JND294
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 an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate


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


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

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

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

  • Explain the fundamental principles, operations, and limitations of selected bridge equipment
  • Carry out performance tests and maintenance of selected bridge equipment as per relevant regulations.
  • Utilization of various types of bridge equipment for communication, attracting attention, and to safely navigate the vessel.
  • Respond appropriately to alarms and indicators found on-board a vessel

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
031705 $501.00 $501.00 not applicable $1,413.00

1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

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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:

2.5 hrs / 1/ week for 10 weeks. Total Hrs 25 hrs approximately.

Tutorial Duration/ Frequency/Time tabling:

1 hrs / 1/ week for 10 weeks.

AssessmentMulti Choice Quiz (10%)|Class Test (20%)|Final Exam (70%)
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All essential learning material will be provided through MyLO and any additional learning and reference material will be announced through MyLO as and when necessary



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