Celestial Navigation

Course Description

This course covers the requirements of the STCW Convention. The course covers the theory and practice of navigation necessary for the effective and safe navigation of a vessel, including the use of charts, position fixing by celestial observations and the extraction of information from relevant navigational publications. It introduces and focuses on the theory and practice of the use of observations of celestial bodies for determining lines of position and checking compass errors. [Lab time required]

This course consists of three 1-hour lectures and one 2-hour lab per week for a semester with practrical assessments and a comprehensive final examination.

Entrance Requirements

Successful completion of MT-2121 Deep Sea Navigation.

This course serves as a pre-requisite for MT-3371 Sea Term III / MT-3372 Commercial Sea Term.

Learning Objectives

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following STCW elements:




Other objectives

The objective of this course is to introduce and familiarize the student with the necessary knowledge of celestial navigation so as to satisfy the STCW Code Table A-II/1 in the following areas: