TN203611-001 - Navigation 3 - Navigation Control and shiphandling (written exam)


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home exam
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home exam 100/100 4 hours

Course content

This course covers the requirements to theoretical and practical knowledge as given in STCW Chapter II, section A-II/2, Navigation at Management Level as listed.

• Nautical publications (charts, pilot descriptions, tide
tables, tidal current atlas, light lists, etc.)
• Rate of Turn (ROT) and parallell indexing (PI)
• Maneuver characteristics ander standard maneuver tests
• Shallow water and canal effects -Operations in restricted
water and canals
• Berthing- and anchor arrangements, including offshore
• Towing and use of tugs
• Operation in ice-covered waters
• Planning of ocean- and coastal passages
• Risk assessment and evaluation of safety mergins
• Logbooks and documentation of the voyage
• Watch routines and bridge procedures, including use of pilot
• VTS and pilot services, surveillance- and reporting regimes
• Emergency situations and naval cooperations
• Colregs and different collision cases

Learning outcome

-have general knowledge of different marine operations, inclusive offshore operations
-apply and assess nautical publications needed for planning the route
-apply methods for securing the voyage, by means of electronic instruments and visual observations
-assess and calculate influence of shallow water
-assess and calculate environmental impact and the need of tugs
-explain methods and procedures for berthing and anchoring
-assess dangers related navigation in ice covered waters
-explain different reporting regimes and documentation of the voyage
-maneuver and handle different types of ships under all types of conditions
-calculate effect of tides on underkeel clearance

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, simulator and excersises

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory assignments

Further on evaluation

Written exam.

Specific conditions

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)

Course materials

Norvald Kjerstad, 2017 Fremføring av skip med navigasjonskontroll
Norvald Kjerstad, 2016 Navigasjon for maritime studier

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.0 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Nautic


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn UTS School exam 100/100 KALKULATOR 2020-11-27 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates

Examination arrangement: Home exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Home exam (1) 100/100





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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