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Studiehåndbokas emner for 2016/2017:

(English)Operational management

Brief Facts:

Subject Code: NAB3010
Department: Faculty of Technology/Business/Maritime Education
Grading Scale: A - F
Number of Credits: 10
Taught During: Spring
Semester of Assessment: Spring
Program Sequence: 3rd Year of Study
Language of Instruction: Norwegian 
Campus: Haugesund
Contact(s): Guro Persdotter Fjeld (person with course responsibility), Guro Persdotter Fjeld (person with course responsibility)
Required Reading (Syllabus): Go to the library's syllabus web pages

Course Contents:

The subject matter of the course is operational leadership and psychology relevant for bridge officers during demanding maritime situations. Students will go through relevant theory - but also carry out considerable parts of the course in the form of practical exercises with- and without the use of simulators,  including Bridge Resource Management (BRM) course in accordance with the statutes of STCW.

Learning Outcome:


The student:

  • Have broad knowledge on individual conditions that influences team work and performance in operational situations; psychological conditions that can influence the results of operational efforts, and organizational psychological and contextual conditions that influence operations, as well as development of motivation and coping.
  • The student have knowledge of research and development within the field of study, is able to update his or her knowledge within the field of study and is familiar with its history.


The student:

  • Is able to apply subject theory and relevant R & D results about individual, psychological, organizationalpsychological and contextual conditions influence on practical management of operational situations, as well as theoretical problems and make justified decisions.
  • Is able to reflect on own operational management and adjust this under guidance.
  • Be able to find, evaluate, and refer to information and subject matter within operational management and psychology and present this in order to illustrate a problem.
  • Master operational management techniques and tools for maintainment of motiviation, coping, and situational awareness, as well as ensure the health- and wellbeing of the crew.

General Qualifications:

  • The Student:
  • Have insight into relevant ethical problems for bridge officers in connection to relevant demands for crew, e.g.; physical environmental demands, traumatic stress and sleep deprivation.
  • Is able to plan and conduct maritime operations with regard to establish and maintain situational awareness and in accordance with ethical demands and statutes.
  • Is able to present central subject matter like theoretical arguments and principles of operational management and psychology in expressional forms relevant for crew, management and external clients.
  • Is able to discuss points of view and experiences with reference to operational management and through this contribute to development of good practice.
  • Is familiar with innovation- and innovational processes in connection with the subject at HSH and in relevant parts of the industry.
  • The course covers relevant IMO regulations in STCW 78 as Amended, table A-II/1 og A-II/2.
  • In combination with the subjects NAB1004 Praktisk navigasjon I and NAB2004 Praktisk navigasjon II, NAB3010 Operativ ledelse qualifies the student to get a BRM-course certification.

Teaching Methods:

Lectures and exercises with- and without the use of simulator

Practical information about the course:



NAB1002 Terrestrial navigation, NAB1004 Practical navigation I, and NAB2004 Practical navigation II. NAB3018 Maritime communication or equivalent must be passed before simulator excercises are started upon.

Recommended Previous Knowledge:

NAB2013 Safety Management

Compulsory assignments:

Approved completed simulator exercises (will be specified at the beginning of the semester).

Course Examination Description:


Component NameDurationWeightSupporting Materials
Operativ ledelse - skriftlig eksamen5 hours100/100No help allowed

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

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