Watchkeeping using Full-Mission Bridge Simulator

Course Description

A capstone assessment program allowing deck, undergraduate students an opportunity to demonstrate competency in Bridge Resource Management and Watchstanding for STCW and USCG licensing requirements. Students successfully completing these competencies are capable of undertaking all of the duties and responsibilities expected of a deck watchkeeping officer. Upon successful completion of this course, a U.S. Coast Guard approved certificate is issued certifying that the holder demonstrates appropriate competence in watchkeeping, bridge team management, and bridge resource management, meeting the standards prescribed by IMO/STCW and the U.S. Coast Guard.

This course consists of at least two 45-minute full mission ship simulator exercises with practical assessments, approximately eight hours of voyage planning, chart and publication correction, and a comprehensive exam.

Learning Objectives

Demonstrate proficiency in the following skills:


All requirements must be completed by the end of Sea Term IV: Marine Transportation.

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