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ENAV 1020 - Simulated Electronic Navigation Limited

Simulated Electronic Navigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Transportation

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the Winter 2022 term as informed by BC Provincial Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

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)



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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

ENAV 1020 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Transportation

  1. Master 150GT Domestic
    Part-time   Associate Certificate


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