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Launceston, Hunter Maritime College


In this unit students will apply the concepts and principles underlying various methods of position fixing, 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 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 of the second year of studies.

This unit meets the requirements for knowledge, understanding and proficiency set out by the Maritime Training Package MAR60213 Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations (Master Unlimited), the STCW 2010 (Manila Amendments) and Table A-II/2 of the STCW code.

Summary 2021

Unit name Advanced Marine Navigation
Unit code JND321
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline Seafaring and Maritime Operations

Anand Ravi

Teaching staff

Anand Ravi

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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JND292 and JND293


Teaching Pattern

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 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

2hrs / 1/ week for 10 weeks

Total Hrs 20

Attendance is recommended for end of semester consolidated teaching period.


Assessment 1 : Quizzes – 10%

Assessment 2 : Class exam - 15%

Assessment 3 : Assignment – UP

Assessment 4: Final Exam – 75%

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