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ENAV 2070 - Simulated Electronic Navigation - Managerial (SEN-M)

Simulated Electronic Navigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Transportation

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Course Details

This command level marine navigation simulator course exceeds the requirements of Transport Canada training standards and the IMO "Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) convention". This course will provide the required skill set for the students to make appropriate decisions in complex navigational scenarios, including emergency situations to effectively plan, organize, and manage a navigational bridge team. Ship handling of large vessels in confined waters, and effectively planning and participating in a "Search and Rescue" (SAR) operation are part of this course. Towards the end of the training, the students will prepare and execute a voyage plan from berth to berth using the necessary navigational instruments and bridge publications, whilst assuming the duties and responsibilities as the master of the vessel.


Students must have successfully completed the following training courses and examinations prior to registering for the SEN-M training course: 1) Simulated Electronic Navigation - Operational (SEN-O) or Simulated Electronic Navigation Fish (SEN-F); and 2) A Certificate of Competency: OOW; or OOW-NC; or Master 500 Gross Tonnage, Domestic; or Fishing Master; Limited Waters; or Fishing Officer, Unlimited Waters; or Fishing Officer, Limited Waters; and 3) 6 months of sea service at the officer or master level



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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Competently operate the "ARPA" knowing its potential, limitations, and errors in multi-target collision avoidance.
  • Identify "own ship's" characteristics and confidently operate "own ship" controls.
  • Identify and demonstrate the qualities required to be a professional master of a vessel.
  • Con a vessel in confined waters using parallel indexing techniques.
  • Demonstrate the principles and application of passage planning.
  • Execute a planned passage ending at a "precision anchorage".
  • Respond to distress situations as per IAMSAR guidelines.
  • Apply effective communication skills.
  • Recognize loss of situational awareness, and apply appropriate corrective techniques.
  • Enhance the working relationship of the bridge team, including interaction with a pilot.
  • Use effective leadership, bridge organization, and teamwork techniques.
  • Prepare for emergency situations.
  • Apply the concepts, philosophy, and objectives of bridge team management to the bridge environment.

Effective as of Winter 2019

Related Programs

ENAV 2070 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Transportation

  1. Chief Mate
    Part-time   Certificate
  2. Master 3000GT Domestic
    Part-time   Certificate
  3. Master 500GT Domestic
    Part-time   Associate Certificate


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