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Unit Code: DNS580

Unit Name: Marine Navigation

Description: This module builds on the Introduction to Navigation module and provides a foundation for the study of more advanced topics in navigation. The syllabus covers the solar system as used for navigation, the principles and concepts of celestial and ocean navigation, position determination using these principles and concepts, and an understanding of chart projections used in navigation. This module supports the module Practical Navigation taught at the Phase 3 stage.

Learning Target Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this unit DNS580 the student is expected to: • Demonstrate the ability to use celestial Bodies to determine the ships position and generate basic knowledge and understanding of Apparent Motion of Celestial Bodies • Apply basic knowledge and understanding of Earth - Moon system and judge position lines, circumpolar bodies and pole star observations • Calculate and understand the Rising - Setting of Celestial Bodies • Compare errors of the magnetic & gyro compasses using terrestrial means & to allow for such errors and Generate the ship\\\'s position by use of DR, taking into account winds, currents, and estimated speed • Demonstrate the ability use Celestial bodies to determine position • Demonstrate the ability to use the tables of corrections and incremental corrections in the Nautical Almanac

Prerequisite: Successfully completed DA1 / Class 4 Master

Prerequisite Sentence: N/A

Credit Point: 12

Offered In: Semester 1