TN203621 - Theoretical Navigation 3


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

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

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.) • ECDIS • 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 anchoring • 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 in-depth knowledge of navigation and propulsion of ships in accordance with 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 on the management level ". -have in-depth knowledge of methods for safe propulsion of different types of ships under different conditions and waters, as well as national and international rules related to the voyage and documentation thereof. technological development and have knowledge of societal, environmental, safety, ethical and economic consequences related to the propulsion of ships at sea. own practice - use and evaluate nautical publications required for voyage planning - use methods for planning voyages in different waters, including requirements end forms of coastal waters. -use simulator to demonstrate the use of ECDIS to maintain navigation safety -apply methods of securing the voyage, using electronic instruments and visual observations. - assess and calculate the ship's impact on the groundwater effect. - assess and calculate the ship's environmental impact, as well as the need for tugboats. -explain methods and procedures for mooring and anchoring. -have general knowledge of various maritime operations, including offshore. - Assess the dangers of sailing in polar waters. -explain various reporting regimes and documentation of the journey, including the use of pilots. -maneuver and handle different ships in all conditions. -calculate the effect of tides on the ship's clearance to the seabed. -be aware of the environmental, ethical and economic consequences of maritime transport in both a local and global life cycle perspective and the ability to realize this knowledge through his or her professional career at sea. -participate actively in professional discussions and have the ability to share their knowledge and experiences with others both in Norwegian and in English as well as to contribute to the development of good sustainable practice within the subject area.

Learning methods and activities

The course consists of a series of simulator and lab exercises. All exercises must be completed and approved to sit for the exam

Compulsory assignments

  • Oblig

Further on evaluation

4 hours written school exam.

Ny- og utsatt eksamen arrangeres påfølgende semester.

Specific conditions

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

Course materials

Latest edition: Norvald Kjerstad, Fremføring av skip med navigasjonskontroll Norvald Kjerstad, Navigasjon for maritime studier

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Nautic
Contact information


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn UTS School exam 100/100 H INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 H 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.

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