TN101708 - Navigation 2 - navigational systems


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination. For a complete course description, see previous academic years.

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Practical examination/Writte examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Practical examination 4/15
Written examination 11/15 4 hours

Course content


Compass- /Gyrosystems


Terrestrial navigation systems

Electronic chart systems




Visual signalling

Principally this course will make the student able to understand the principles and mode of operation different navigationsystems available on a modern ship, and be able to operate these systems. The student should also be able to perform optical signalling.By satisfactory completion of the ECDIS/AIS part of the course, the student will receive an ECDIS/AIS course diploma approved by the Norwegian Maritime Directorate. This course covers the theoretical requirenments in table A-II/1-2 in the STCW convenon.

Learning outcome

Demonstrate basic knowledge and understanding of the common modern electronic navigationsystems available onboard ships

Carry out positional fixing and safe navigation by the means of modern navigationsystems

Send and receive information by the means of optical signalling

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, laboratory work, CBT, simulator    

Mandatory assignments:

Coursework must be approved to qualify for final examinaton. Simulator exercises must be approved to qualify for final examinaton.

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory assignments
  • Mandatory assignments

Further on evaluation

Navigation Systems: 4 hours written examination - 8 credits

Signalling: practical examination - 1 credit (Pass/No pass)

Simulator: practical examination - 2 credits (Pass/No pass)

 All exams must be passed in order to complete the course. Re-sit examination:Students are entitled to re-sit only the part of the examination in which they have had legitimate reasons for an absence or have failed.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Nautical Studies (353MN)
Nautical Studies (353YV)

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Nautic
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering



Examination arrangement: Practical examination/Writte examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn UTS Practical examination 4/15
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Practical examination 4/15
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn UTS Written examination 11/15 2020-12-01 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 11/15 2021-06-02 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"

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