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The Study Courses of Master and Deck Department

UMI – Officer in charge of Navigation Watch (Operational Level)

 

The standards of competence that have to be met seafarers are defined in part A of the STCW Code in Standards of training. Certification and watch keeping for Seafarers Convention, as amended. This course covers the minimum standard of competence for officer in charge of a navigational watch on ships of 500 gross tonnages or more, as per STCW Code Table A-II/1.

It sets out the education and training to achieve the following functions, Guided by IMO model course No. 7.03:

 

  • Function 1: Navigation at the operation level.
  • Function 2: Cargo handling and stowage at the operational level.
  • Function 3: Controlling the operation of the ship and care for persons on board at the operational level.

 

Course duration: 19 weeks followed by written and oral exams:

Year Four Operational Level – Upgrading Course – 19 weeks
Course Code Course Title Hours
UM 101 Celestial Navigation 57
UM 102 Terrestrial Navigation (Sailing) 38
UM 103 Coastal Navigation & Chart Work 57
UM 104 Aids to Navigation & Compass 76
UM 105 Meteorology 38
UM 106 Seamanship 38
UM 107 Visual Signaling and Communications 19
UM 108 Cargo Handling & Stowage 57
UM 109 Ship Stability & Construction 76
UM 110 Maritime Low and Personnel Management 38
UM 111 English Language 38
Total Hours 532
  • UM 2 Chief Mate Certificate of Competency (Management Level)

The standers of competence that have to be met by seafarers are defined in part A of the STCW Code in the Standard of training, Certification and Watch keeping for seafarers convention, as amended.

This course covers the minimum standard competence for master and chief mates on ships of 3000 GRT or more, as per STCW Code Table A-II/2.

It sets out the education and training to achieve the following functions, Guided by IMO model course No. 7.01.

  • Function 1: Navigation at the training management level.
  • Function 2: Cargo handling and stowage at the management level.
  • Function 3: Controlling the operation of the ship and care for persons on board at the management level.

Course duration: 22 weeks followed by written and oral exams.

Year Four Management Level – Upgrading Course – 22 weeks
Course Code Course Title Hours
UM 201 Advanced Navigation 154
UM 204 Electronic  Navigation Aids & Compass Work 88
UM 205 Meteorology 44
UM 206 Maneuvering & ship Handling / Seamanship 66
UM 208 Cargo Handling & Stowage 66
UM 209 Ship Stability & Construction 88
UM 210 Maritime Low 44
UM 211 Marine Engineering knowledge 44
Total Hours 594
  • UM 3Master Certificate of Competency (Management Level)

The standers of competence that have to be met by seafarers are defined in part A of the STCW Code in the Standard of training, Certification and Watch keeping for seafarers convention, as amended in 1995.

This course cover the minimum standard of competency for Master and Chief mate on ships of 3000 GRT or more, as per STCW Code table A-II/2.

Course duration: 9 weeks followed by oral exams.

Year Four Management Level – Master Marine– 9 weeks
Course Code Course Title Hours
UM 310 Maritime Low 24
UM 301 Advanced Navigation 24
UM 304 Electronic  Navigation Aids & Compass Work 48
UM 305 Meteorology 24
UM 306 Maneuvering & ship handling 24
UM 308 Cargo Handling & Stowage 24
UM 309 Ship Stability 24
Total Hours 192
  • UDK: Certification of ratings forming part of navigational watch – STCW, Sec A-II/4.

The standers that have to be met by seafarers at this level are defined in part A of the STCW Code, in the Standard of training, Certification and Watch keeping for seafarers convention, as amended in 2010.

  • Standard of competence
  • Every rating forming part of navigational watch on a seagoing ship of 500 gross tonnage or more shall be required to demonstrate the
  • competence to perform the navigation function at the support level, as specified in column 1 of table A-II/4 STCW.
  • The minimum knowledge, understanding and proficiency required of rating forming part of a navigational watch on a seagoing ship of 500 gross tonnage or more is listed in column 2 of table A-II/4 STCW.
  • Every candidate for certification shall be required to provide evidence of having achieved the required standard of competence in accordance with the methods for demonstrating competence and the criteria for evaluating competence specified in columns 3 and 4 of table A-II/4 of STCW. The reference to “practical test” in column 3 may include approved shore- based training in which the trainees undergo practical testing.
  • Where there are no tables of competence for the support level in respect to certain functions, it remains the responsibility of the administration to determine the appropriate training, assessment and certification requirements to be applied to personnel designated to perform those functions at the support level.Course duration: 2week
    Specification as follow: (table A-II/4 & B-II/4)
Course Code Course Title Hours
DK- 01 Gyro &mg compass 3
DK- 02 Watch keeping duties 2
DK- 03 The ship 3
DK- 04 Watch keeping Safe Navigational Watch 3
DK- 05 Communication 4
DK- 06 Search& rescue operations 4
  • UAS: Certification of ratings as able seafarer Deck STCW, Sec A-II/5.

The standers that have to be met by seafarers at this level are defined in part A of the STCW Code in the Standard of training, Certification and Watch keeping for seafarers convention, as amended in 2010(manila).

  • Standard of competence
  • Every able seafarer deck serving on a seagoing ship of 500 gross tonnages or more shall be required to demonstrate the competence to perform the functions at the support level, as specified in column 1 of table A-II/5 STCW.
  • The minimum knowledge, understanding and proficiency required of an able seafarer deck serving on a seagoing ship of 500 gross tonnages or more is listed in column 2 of table A-II/5 of STCW.
  • Every candidate for certification shall be required to provide evidence of having achieved the required standard of competence in accordance with the methods for demonstrating competence and the criteria for evaluating competence specified in columns 3 and 4 of table A-II/5 of STCW.

Course duration: 3 week
Specification as follow: (table A-II/5 & B-II/5) onboard training should be documented in an approved training book.

Course Code Course Title Hours
AS- 01 Anchor work 2
AS – 02 Mooring – &ropes works 1
AS – 03 Ship- handling, maneuvering& mooring operations 2
AS – 04 Wire works &rigging 3
AS – 05 Boat work & lifesaving appliances 2
AS – 06 Stresses 2
AS- 07 Oil pollution 2
AS- 08 Steering 1
AS – 09 Towing 2
AS- 10 Cargo & hatch work 3

It sets out the education and training to achieve the following functions, Guided by IMO model course No. 7.01:

  • Function 1: Navigation at the training management level.
  • Function 2: Cargo handling and stowage at the management level.
  • Function 3: Controlling the operation of the ship and care for persons on board at the management level.UM3 Course duration; 9 weeks followed by oral exams