STCW Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS)


Course Code: MX1EC229


Maritime and Nautical

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Course Overview

This course is designed to provide training in the basic theory and use of Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) for those who will be in charge of a navigational watch on vessels equipped with ECDIS.

You will gain the knowledge and skills required for a safe navigational watch including; the characteristics of ECDIS data and display, setting up and maintaining an ECDIS display, planning and monitoring a route, using basic navigational functions and equipment in a real-time navigational environment and activating updates.

The training is delivered with a functional approach to ensure all safety-relevant aspects and potential problems are covered.

Entry Requirements

The minimum expected entry requirements are:

  • minimum six months bridge watchkeeping testimonials o


  • student is a candidate on  an MNTB/MCA approved training programme leading to a first Certificate of Competency (CoC).  .

All students must have knowledge and understanding on passage planning and Electronic Navigational Equipment which includes Radar, ARPA, GNSS, Echo Sounder etc. (i.e. candidates en routes to Officer of the Watch Yacht <3000GT and other relevant CoCs issued by the MCA.

Students must confirm on attendance that they are fit and well enough to participate in the practical exercises.

Career Options and Progression

This is a mandatory course for those who will be in charge of a navigational watch on vessels equipped with ECDIS.

Assessment Methods

Assessment will be made in the form of written tests, direct observation, oral questioning and by simulated scenarios.

Approved by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency as meeting the requirements laid down in: Regulation II/1, II/2 and II/3 of the STCW Convention, 1978, as amended (Manila Amendments) and Table A-II/1, A-II/2 and A-II/3 of the STCW Code.

Teaching and Learning Methods

This is a 40 hour course delivered over five days and is classroom based.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

There is no industry placement or field trip included in this course.

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

All equipment is provided by the College at no additional cost.

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of any courses within the College are approved to teach and/or assess the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering and/or assessing a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

Accrediting Institution: N/A

Awarding Body: N/A

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