TN302909 - Advanced Coastal navigation


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Practical examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Practical examination 100/100

Course content

As described in the modellcourse from the Norwegian Coastal Administration:

Coastal Administration, fairway- and pilot regulations.

Fairway knowledge and fairwai aids to navigation

Evaluation of lines of position and viasual observations

Control of track by means of rate of turn and parallel indexing

Limitation of electronic navigation systems

Assessment of chart quality (paper and ENC)

Electronic Chart Systems, limitations and feasabilities

Shiphandling in restricted waters

Navigation with pilot and bridge procedures

Norwegian VTS services, communication and regulatory regimes

As a paramount objective the course should make the student able to performe safe navigation in Norwegian innshore waters. This includes the theoretical and practical demands spesified in the modell-course from the Norwegian Coastal Administration.

Learning outcome

Have in-depth knowledge of regulations related to national navigation and fairway management

Have theoretical basis for applying for Cadett Pilot-exception Permit

Be able to plan a safe passage in Norwegian inshore waters

Use "pilot-techniques" when executing the routeplan

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and simulator 

Mandatory assignments:

Mandatory attendance in lectures and simulator

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory assignments

Further on evaluation

Oral examination with national comission

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:  3.0 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering



Examination arrangement: Practical examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn UTS Practical examination 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Practical examination 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.

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

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