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ENAV 2450 - Leadership and Teamwork

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

​This course is intended to provide the student with the knowledge, skill and understanding of leadership and teamwork at the operational level on board a ship. The course is designed to meet STCW requirements for the application of leadership and team working skills, in accordance with the 2010 Manila Amendments of STCW, specifically as stated in tables A-II/1, A-III/1, and A-III/6 (operational level) of Annex A of the STCW Code.





Winter 2022

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 87743

Thu Feb 24 - Wed Mar 02 5 Days

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 24 - Mar 02 Mon - Fri 08:30 - 16:00 BMC BMC Rm. 237


Chris Gardiner

Course Outline



Learning Outcomes

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

  • Analyse the contribution of human error in most marine casualties.
  • Allocate, assign, and prioritize resources for safe and efficient operation of the vessel, applying task and workload management techniques.
  • Describe the causes and consequences of stress and fatigue in marine accidents and incidents.
  • Demonstrate effective communication on board, and describe communication protocols commonly used at sea.
  • Obtain and maintain situational awareness.
  • Demonstrate crisis management techniques, and describe roles and chain of command during a shipboard emergency situation.
  • Describe leadership characteristics including persona, assertiveness, and decisiveness.
  • Differentiate between team and group behaviour, and demonstrate team synergy in team building exercises.
  • Describe a typical error chain, and explain 'active errors' and 'latent errors'.
  • Apply the Swiss cheese model to demonstrate how to identify the deep-rooted underlying causes of accidents.
  • Present findings and recommendations based on case studies.

Effective as of Winter 2018

Related Programs

ENAV 2450 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Transportation

  1. Marine Engineering
    Full-time/Cooperative Education   Diploma
  2. Nautical Sciences
    Full-time/Cooperative Education   Diploma


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