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International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers provides standards regarding emergency, occupational safety, and survival. The course provides these standards to meet minimum requirements for familiarization, basic safety, fire fighting, and survival in emergency situations, and the syllabus is in compliance with TP 4957, December 2016.


  • A valid Seafarers Medical or completed Medical Clearance form.



Domestic fees


Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of MEDI 1510 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 69406


Mon Jun 24 - Fri Jul 05 (2 weeks)

  • 2 weeks
  • CRN 69406
  • Domestic fees $2596.01
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 24 - Jun 27 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 08:30 - 16:00 Marine JIBC
Jul 02 - Jul 05 Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 08:30 - 16:00 Marine BMC


Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees


Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. IMPORTANT NOTE: COURSE STARTS AT JIBC AND THE LAST FOUR DAYS ARE AT BCIT MARINE CAMPUS. Please email or fax a copy of a valid Seafarers Medical or a completed Medical Clearance form ( with your BCIT student number to / 604-985-2862. Allow two business days for the approval to be processed before registering. Additional information will be emailed to you approximately 1 week prior to course start date. Please thoroughly read as it pertains to the course and the required materials. To obtain a valid STCW Basic Safety Certificate of Proficiency, the Basic Training Certificate issued by BMC and a valid Marine First Aid certificate must be presented to Transport Canada. Note: Days 1 through 4 of this session of MEDI 1510 are conducted at the JIBC campus in Maple Ridge. Days 5 through 8 are conducted at the Marine Campus in North Vancouver.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Explain types of emergency situations which may occur, such as collision, fire, and foundering.
  • Describe different types of lifesaving appliances normally carried on various vessels.
  • Describe equipment in survival craft.
  • Explain the location of personal lifesaving appliances.
  • Describe principles concerning survival, including: Value of training and drills; Personal protective clothing and equipment; Need to be ready for any emergency; Actions to be taken when called to survival craft stations; Actions to be taken when required to abandon ship.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in actions to be taken when called to survival craft stations, and having to abandon ship.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of lifesaving appliances and equipment.
  • Explain about shipboard contingency plans for response to emergencies.
  • Describe emergency signals and specific duties allocated to crew members in the muster list, muster stations, and correct use of personal safety equipment.
  • Describe action to take on discovering potential emergency; including fire, collision, foundering, and ingress of water into the ship.
  • Describe action to take on hearing emergency alarm signals.
  • Describe escape routes and internal communication and alarm systems.
  • Apply the basic knowledge of the impact of shipping on the marine environment, and the effects of operational or accidental pollution on it.
  • Explain basic environment protection procedures.
  • Demonstrate an understanding regarding the complexity and diversity of the marine environment.
  • Describe importance of adhering to safe working practices at all times.
  • Describe safety and protective devices available to protect against potential hazards on board ship.
  • Describe precautions to be taken prior to entering enclosed spaces.
  • Explain how familiarization with international measures concerning accident prevention and occupational health is done.
  • Explain the factors contributing to effective communications on board ship.
  • Explain basic team working principles and practice, including conflict resolution.
  • Describe importance of maintaining good human and working relationships on board ship.
  • Explain social responsibilities, employment conditions, individual rights and obligations, and dangers of drug and alcohol abuse.
  • Describe the necessity of actions to take to control fatigue.

Effective as of Winter 2017

Related Programs

STCW Basic Safety (MEDI 1510) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Transportation

  1. Bridge Watch Rating
    Associate Certificate Full-time
  2. Marine Engineering
    Diploma Full-time
  3. Nautical Sciences
    Diploma Full-time


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