TN302921 - Advanced Coastal navigation


New from the academic year 2021/2022

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral/practical exam
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral/practical exam 100/100 2 hours

Course content

The course is at an advanced level and deals with techniques for use in high-speed navigation. Terminology and organization in 4-phase navigation by: Optical high-speed navigation without electronic aids Blind high-speed navigation without visual confirmation of position

Learning outcome

The candidate must be able to:


  • and apply the terminology associated with the topic in writing and orally in Norwegian and English
  • safe navigation without electronic aids
  • safe navigation without visual confirmatrion of position
  • and use 4 phase navigation methodology


  • safe sailing with high-speed optical navigation
  • safe sailing by blind navigation at high speed
  • efficient communication using correct terminology to ensure sailing at high speed
  • efficient use of bridge resources to ensure sailing at high speed


  • apply methodology for safe high-speed optical and blind navigation
  • voyage 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 (Maritime rules)
  • quality assurance of information from available navigation aids, use varied methods, modes and tools in the control of 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 own planning, route plan and implementation of the voyage
  • The quality of information from 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

Lectures and simulator  Mandatory assignments: Mandatory attendance in lectures and simulator

Compulsory assignments

  • Oblig

Further on evaluation

Simulator test, as well as oral examination with examiner

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

Mandatory: Norvald Kjerstad: Navigation for maritime studies,handouts

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  3.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

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: Oral/practical exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Oral/practical exam 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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