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Bachelor of Science in Nautical Science

Programme Code: CR_SNASC_7
Mode of Delivery:Full Time
No. of Semesters:6
NFQ Level:7
Embedded Award:No
Programme Credits:180
programmeReviewDate:March 2021
Field of Study:Nautical Science

Programme Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this programme the graduate will be able to demonstrate... :

PO1 Knowledge - Breadth
  (a) The practical application of knowledge to the full range of navigational practices of ships in all sea areas, ship operations with regard to safety, stability and hull stresses, loading, handling and care of a wide variety of cargoes, crew and passenger care and emergency procedures.
PO2 Knowledge - Kind
  (a) The ability to apply principles of mathematic and physics to solve navigational problems: the application of principles of physics in loading ships to maintain stability and avoid excessive hull stresses; the ability to solve cargo loading, handling and care problems; the working knowledge of the legislative requirments for all aspects of ship operations and navigation.
PO3 Skill - Range
  (a) The ability to perform the duties of a ships navigation officers and officer in charge of a navigational watch and of a watch in port; the ability to operate ship's navigational equipment correctly and demonstrate an appreciation of the limitations of such equipment; the correct operation of ship's control systems; the correct operation of a ship's cargo handling and cargo care systems; the ability to manage minor emergencies and react appropriately to major ones; the ability to participate in the commercial or other operational functions of the ship.
PO4 Skill - Selectivity
  (a) The ability to plan and conduct sea passages; assimilate and assess information from different sources and exercise correct judgement when presented with complex navigational and shipping traffic situations; the ability to take charge and accept responsibility in a variety of shipboard situations.
PO5 Competence - Context
  (a) The ability to carry out the function of Officer of the Watch in a vessel of more that 500gt as specified in the International Maritime Organisation's "Standards of Training and Certification of Watchkeepers 2010"; showing initiative when dealing with shipboard functions and situations.
PO6 Competence - Role
  (a) The ability to participate in the commercial and operational activities of a ship and solve complex problems relating to this; the competence to take charge of groups of people engaged in both routine and emergency duties; the ability ot report comprehensively on normal and unusual situations on board ship, or affecting the ship and its environment; the ability to report comprehensively on the ship's and the student's activity and interaction in the wider context such as ports, geographical areas, meteorological phenomena.
PO7 Competence - Learning to Learn
  (a) A recognition of the need for continous training individually and in groups; a critical evaluation of procedures and systems currently in place aboard ship to improve safety and efficiency; an understanding of the process in understudying superiors to assist in advancement to the next academic and professional level.
PO8 Competence - Insight
  (a) A full and comprehensive awareness of the responsibilities of a ship's officer for the safe navigation and operation of all ship types with particular regard to personal safety of the crew, the ship, the cargo and in particular of his/her responsibility to the global community for the protection of the marine environment.

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
CMOD6001 Creativity Innovation&Teamwork
MATH6044 Technological Maths (Nautical)
NAUT6003 Intro to Coastal Navigation
NAUT6002 Intro to Bridge Watchkeeping
NAUT6020 General Ship Knowledge
NAUT6004 Navigation and Meteorology

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
NAUT6007 Electronic Navigation Systems
MATH6026 Applied Nautical Mathematics
NAUT6008 Applied Nautical Science
NAUT6009 Intro to Shipboard Safety
NAUT6006 Seamanship
NAUT6001 Shipping Management

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
NAUT6025 Marine Work Placement (Deck)

Stage 2 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
NAUT7002 Marine Work Placement (Deck)

Stage 3 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
NAUT6024 Marine Communications
NAUT6034 Safety & Security
NAUT6030 NAEST O - Watchkeeping
NAUT6029 NAEST O - Marine Radar
NAUT6040 Shipboard Support Units

Stage 3 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
NAUT7006 Ship Stability & Construction
NAUT7001 Advanced Coastal Navigation
NAUT7004 Ocean Navigation
NAUT7007 Shipboard Operations
NAUT7003 Meteorology
NAUT7005 Principles of Navigation
NAUT6016 Shipboard Emergency Procedures

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