TN102221 - Applied Navigation 2 - Navigational systems


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Simulator
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Simulator 100/100 1 hours

Course content

The course covers the requirement for knowledge in accordance with relevant parts of STCW chapters II / 1 and II / 2 and STCW code A-II / 1 function "Navigation at the operational level" and STCW code A-II / 2 function "Navigation at the management level"

  • Use of ECDIS as an aid in coastal navigation and open waters
  • Use of electronic maps for route planning
  • Risk assessment, as well as assessment of necessary margins for safe sailing
  • Compass / Gyro systems
  • Application of international rules to avoid collisions at sea (Maritime rules)
  • Steering control system.
  • Radar
  • ARPA
  • AIS
  • Echosounder
  • Satellite navigation systems
  • Land-based navigation systems
  • Electronic map systems
  • Automatic radar plotting aid (ARPA)
  • Automatic identification system (AIS)
  • Parallel Index (PI)

Learning outcome

Upon completion and passing the exam, the course certificate is issued: ECDIS / AIS

The candidate must be able to:


  • and apply the terminology associated with the topic both written and oral in norwegian and english
  • application of the rules of the sea when using electronic navigation aids
  • operation of Radar / ARPA / ECDIS / AIS
  • sailing in areas with land-based electronic navigation systems


  • voyages and create route plans in ECDIS
  • relevant operations related to the vessel's operation
  • use of shipbased and land-based electronic navigation systems


  • create a route plan as a tool to secure the voyage in ECDIS
  • sail in accordance with the applicable rules for the waters in which the vessel is located
  • sail in accordance with international rules to avoid collisions at sea (COLREG)
  • use steering control to secure the voyage in relation to the applicable waters and the rules of the road.
  • quality assurance of information from electronic navigation aids, use varied modes and tools in electronic navigation aids to ensure the quality of the vessel's position in relation to the route plan and the surroundings.


  • Which tools are best suited to secure the voyage at all times
  • The quality of its own route plan and completion of the voyage
  • The quality of electronic navigation aids
  • The development of own professional skills in the subject
  • Own experiences and actively participate in professional discussions with others and contribute to the development of good practice

Learning methods and activities

Pedagogical methods: Lectures, laboratory exercises, CBT, simulator exercises Mandatory work requirements: Minimum 80% participation in simulator exercises.

Compulsory submissions must be approved in order to take the exam (the number of submissions is stated at the start of the course). ICT tools must be used in the solutions. Approved submissions give access to the first ordinary exam, as well as the first new and postponed exam. At the next ordinary exam, new compulsory assignments must be submitted.

Mandatory work requirements / participation with group answer: For the exam, the group answer must be included and attached to the individual answer. If the student waits for the next ordinary final examination, a new group assignment must be answered, submitted and approved. Courses / Themes with requirements for participation: Participation percentage is stated for each individual Theme that has such requirements.

Compulsory assignments

  • Oblig

Further on evaluation

Grades A to F are set based on:

  • Completed exam assignment in simulator

New and postponed exam: following semester.

Specific conditions

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

Course materials

Norvald Kjerstad: Electronic and acoustic navigation systems for maritime studies latest edition

More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  3.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Nautic
Contact information


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn UTS Assignment 40/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn UTS Simulator 60/100
Room Building Number of candidates

Examination arrangement: Simulator

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Simulator 100/100 2024-04-23 09:00
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.

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