In this unit, students will apply the concepts and principles underlying various methods of position fixing, and passage planning, and evaluate the quality of position fixes. The unit further encompasses the study of different models of the shape of the earth, the understanding of nautical astronomy, using the information to predict tidal heights and times and in-depth study of navigational errors and limitations of the ship's compass equipment. The unit also provides senior deck officers with theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to determine the optimal route for a voyage with respect to meteorological factors and the associated sea state. After completing this unit, students will be able to analyse navigational methods, forecast weather and sea conditions, and formulate reasoned questions concerning environmental and climatic issues. It builds on the knowledge and proficiency attained in the units Marine Navigation and Weather watchkeeping in the second year of studies. This unit meets the requirements for knowledge, understanding and proficiency set out by the current Maritime Training Package, the STCW 2010 (Manila Amendments) and Table A-II/2 of the STCW Code.
|Unit name||Advanced Marine Navigation|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
|Discipline||Seafaring and Maritime Operations|
|Coordinator||Captain Anand Ravi|
|Available as an elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Manage safe navigation of the vessel by the interpretation and analysis of weather forecasts, tidal predictions, and oceanographic conditions.
- Demonstrate an understanding of offshore position fixing to ensure the safety of navigation
- Analyse navigational accuracies by discovering different types of error to ensure that the ship remains within predetermined acceptable safe limits to assist command decision-making.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the high latitude navigation and assess limitations to ensure the safety of navigation.
- Demonstrate understanding of differences of compasses and associated errors to ensure the safety of navigation.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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PrerequisitesJND292 AND JND293
Blended delivery in the form of lectures and online learning supplemented with consolidated face to face learning and practical training in simulated ship environment towards the end of the semester
Students attending classes and students electing to study on the flexible mode will follow the same class timetable. 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
2hrs / 1/ week for 10 weeksTotal Hrs 20
|Assessment||MyLO based Quiz (10%)|Presentation (10%)|Term Test (20%)|Final examination (60%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
All essential learning material will be provided through MyLO and any additional learning and reference material will be announced through MyLO as necessary.
1. Regs4ships – this is an updated, searchable, maritime regulation database that combines Flag State compliance documentation with IMO, ILO & EU legislation to provide an overall regulatory solution. Accessible through the following link in the UTAS Library: https://utas.libguides.com/sb.php?subject_id=127721
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