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Studiehåndbokas emner for 2016/2017:

(English)Navigation II

Brief Facts:

Subject Code: NAB1027
Department: Faculty of Technology/Business/Maritime Education
Grading Scale: A - F
Number of Credits: 10
Taught During: Spring
Semester of Assessment: Spring
Program Sequence: 1st. year of study.
Language of Instruction: Norwegian
Campus: Haugesund
Contact(s): Arne Zahl Røksund (person with course responsibility)
Required Reading (Syllabus): Go to the library's syllabus web pages

Course Contents:

Course contents:

  • The International Convention for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREG)
  • Watckeeping
  • Morse and signals
  • Deck log book keeping
  • Pilotage.
  • VTS and other ship rapporting systems
  • Nautical publications and passage planning.
  • Geodesy and chart corrections
  • Chartwork.
  • Calculating current and drift
  • Accuracy of electronic line of position(LOP)
  • Satellite based navigation systems.
  • Land-based navigation systems.
  • Short distance positions systems
  • Integrated  navigation systems.
  • Requirements for electronic navigational systems
  • Dynamic positioning systems (DP)
  • Inertial Navigation System (INS)
  • Acoustic navigational systems.

Learning Outcome:


The student

  • has thorough knowledge of navigation systems use, mode of operation, accuracy and limitations.
  • knows the development work so he/she is able to update his/her knowledge in the discipline.
  • can make a position fix for a ship by using terrestrial navigation technics at  a coastal voyage 
  • has thorough knowledge of International Regelations for Preventing Collisions At Sea (COLREG) and use of signals
  • Knows how to keep a safe navigational watch, including keeping of deck log book
  • has basic knowledge about the impact the enviroment has on ship's maneuvering ability
  • has knowledge of nautical publications , ship reporting systems and the principles for piloting
  • has thorough knowledge about chart projections and geodetical datums
  • has thorough knowledge about passage planning in coastal waters and other areas with heavy traffic


The student

  • can evaluate navigation systems mode of operation, accuracy limitations and performance 
  • can utilize knowledge of chart, navigation systems, COLREG,standards for watch keeping and keeping of deck log book at practical and teoretical problem in planning, monitoring and executing of a voyage, based on justified choices
  • can, at simulator,under influence of different enviromental forces, demonstrate skills in manoeuvering and ship handling 
  • can use nautical publication to obtain information for reporting systems, pilotage and tidal conditions
  • can interact in a bridge team work


The student

  • can by use of knowledge of navigation systems, COLREG, Standards of watchkeeping, chart and other nautical publications, plan and carry out a safe voyage while influenced by variating enviroment forces

Teaching Methods:

Lectures, chart work and assignments, simulator exercises.

Practical information about the course:

 -The subject covers relevant IMO requirements stated in STCW78 found in tables A-II/1 and A-II/2. This course is in combination with the courses NAB1026 Navigation I and NABxxxx Navigation III the foundation for course diploma for ARPA, ECDIS and AIS.

This course in combination with NAB1026 Practical Navigation I, NABxxxx Navigation III and NAB3010 Operational Management are the foundation for the BRM course diploma.

The student must get hold of norwegian chart no. 21 & 23 before the vourse starts.



Recommended Previous Knowledge:

NAB1026 Navigation I. 

Compulsory assignments:


Course Examination Description:

Practical exam will be held in the simulator.

Written exam may be conducted electronically. 

Component NameDurationWeightSupporting Materials
Practical Oral Exam (simulator)30/100Parallellforskyver og stikkpasser
Written Exam (digital)5 hours70/100Mathematical Tables and Formulas
The College's Teknisk formelsamling(Pedersen, Gustavsen, Kaasa og Olsen) is handed out during the exam
The University College`s calculator (Texas TI 84) will be handed out
Reduction in Credits:
Have you already completed one or more of the courses below? If so, the credits you will receive for the course described here, NAB1027, will be reduced by the number of credits shown in the credits column. Possible deficencies/mistakes may occur.
Course Title Course Code Credits
Electronic Navigational Aids II NAB1016 (1)
Practical Navigation I NAB1004 (1)
Practical Navigation II NAB2004 (1)
Terrestrial Navigation NAB1002 (1)

Subject's last update: 02/15/2017 09:42

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