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Electronic Chart Display and Information System ENAV 3105

Simulated Electronic Navigation Course

Course details

The purpose of this course is to provide students with knowledge, skills, and a thorough understanding of the ECDIS, in order to safely navigate vessels whose primary means of navigation is the ECDIS. This course covers the requirements of the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers Convention (STCW1978), as amended by the 2010 Manila Amendments (STCW2010). The course content is as per Transport Canada’s TP 4958E and IMO model course 1.27. Students will be trained and assessed using ECDIS and other associated navigational equipment in a simulated environment. Students will perform exercises in setting-up the ECDIS display best-suited for the area of navigation, perform basic navigation functions in accordance with the Collision Regulations, create, check, and monitor routes, and take proper and effective action when dealing with equipment failures and malfunctions. Those planning to enter the course should be proficient in nautical chartwork, and be familiar with visual navigation and bridge watchkeeping duties, including the operation of the Radar and ARPA. Students should also be familiar with Windows-based personal computing operating systems, using keyboards, mice, and trackballs.

Prerequisite(s)

  • Chartwork and Pilotage 2 (C&P 2) and Electronic Positioning Systems (EPS) or equivalent Simulated Electronic Navigation 1 - (SEN 1 A/B)

Credits

3.0

Cost

$1,148.52

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below are two offerings of ENAV 3105 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 90727

Duration

Mon Jan 23 - Tue Jan 31 (1 week)

  • 1 week
  • CRN 90727
  • $1148.52
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 23 - Jan 31 Mon - Fri 08:30 - 16:00 Marine BMC Rm. 240
Instructor

Myles Alphonso

Course outline

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Cost

$1148.52

Important information
  1. IMPORTANT NOTE: CLASS WILL BE HELD AT THE BCIT MARINE CAMPUS IN NORTH VANCOUVER COPIES of prerequisites must be submitted to the instructor on the first day of the course. please refer to prerequisite section of course webpage for details. Student manual provided in class. Note: For the issuance of Transport Canada Training certificates by the school, a Transport Canada, Candidate Document Number (CDN#) will be required. Contact Transport Canada for further information.
Status

CRN 90728

Duration

Mon Mar 27 - Tue Apr 04 (1 week)

  • 1 week
  • CRN 90728
  • $1148.52
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Mar 27 - Apr 04 Mon - Fri 08:30 - 16:00 Marine BMC
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$1148.52

Important information
  1. IMPORTANT NOTE: CLASS WILL BE HELD AT THE BCIT MARINE CAMPUS IN NORTH VANCOUVER COPIES of prerequisites must be submitted to the instructor on the first day of the course. please refer to prerequisite section of course webpage for details. Student manual provided in class. Note: For the issuance of Transport Canada Training certificates by the school, a Transport Canada, Candidate Document Number (CDN#) will be required. Contact Transport Canada for further information.
Status

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Operate the ECDIS equipment, use the navigational functions of ECDIS, select and assess all relevant information, and take proper action in the case of malfunction.
  • State the potential errors of displayed data, and errors of interpretation.
  • Distinguish between ENC’s and RNC’s, and other types of electronic charts.
  • Explain how the ECDIS meets SOLAS chart carriage requirements.
  • State the requirements of the ECDIS as per IMO’s Performance Standards for ECDIS.
  • Assess the quality and accuracy of chart data, and extract relevant chart information.
  • Describe the performance limits of sensors, and their impact on the ECDIS.
  • Manage and update chart data.
  • Perform route planning and monitoring.
  • Manage ECDIS-related alarms, indications, and warnings.
  • Manage the display of AIS and ARPA targets, and the radar overlay.
  • Manually fix the vessel’s position.
  • Explain why ECDIS should not be relied upon as the sole reliable aid to navigation..

Effective as of Fall 2016

Related Programs

Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ENAV 3105) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Transportation

  1. Nautical Sciences
    Diploma Full-time
  2. Watchkeeping Mate Near Coastal (WKMNC)
    Certificate Part-time

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