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Simulated Electronic Navigation Limited ENAV 1020

Simulated Electronic Navigation Course

Course details

SEN (L) is an operator's course, providing students with knowledge of the application of the Collision Regulations and principles to be observed in keeping a navigational watch while using electronic aids to plot the ship's position and progress. It also provides students with the appropriate action to take to avoid collisions in simulated exercises with the use of type-approved marine simulators.


  • Radio Communication (ROC-MC) and Chartwork and Pilotage, Level 1 (C&P1) and Navigation Safety, Level 1 (NS1) * Chartwork and Pilotage, Level 2 (C&P2) may be substituted for Chartwork and Pilotage, Level 1 (C&P1)





Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of ENAV 1020 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 90707


Mon Mar 06 - Fri Mar 10 (5 days)

  • 5 days
  • CRN 90707
  • $945.90
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Mar 06 - Mar 10 Mon - Fri 08:30 - 16:00 Marine BMC


Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. ORIGINAL and COPIES of prerequisites must be submitted to the instructor on the first day of the course. Required: Parallel rulers or navigational triangles, nautical dividers, 2B pencils, good quality eraser, calculator Note: Radar plotting sheets will be provided for use in the course. Please refer to prerequisite section of course webpage for details.


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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Define principles of radar.
  • Adjust the gain, sea, and rain clutter controls for adverse weather conditions.
  • Perform basic radar operations and plotting skills.
  • Determine the initial and final radar report of a threatening target that alters course and/or speed.
  • Explain collision avoidance in terms of assessment, planning, and action.
  • Take avoiding action to obtain predetermined CPA.
  • Use navigational equipment to safely navigate a planned passage.
  • Use the Bridge Publications for navigation purposes.
  • State procedures to be carried out with equipment failures.
  • Plan a simple passage.
  • Execute and monitor a planned passage.
  • Describe components of Loran-C and E-Loran.
  • Identify errors and limitations of Loran-C and E-Loran.
  • Use GPS/DGPS for position fixing on the chart.
  • Describe errors and limitations of the GPS/DGPS.
  • Describe different types of marine compasses.
  • Describe how an echo sounder works.
  • Describe different types of electronic charts, their advantages, and disadvantages.
  • Describe errors and limitations of ECS.
  • Understand how to use the operating manuals for Radar, GPS, and Echo Sounder.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2016

Related Programs

Simulated Electronic Navigation Limited (ENAV 1020) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Transportation

  1. Master 150GT Domestic
    Associate Certificate Part-time


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