ECDIS
Course 601

Satisfy the STCW ECDIS training requirements and get some of the necessary ECDIS assessments completed along the way! Learn about the limitations and performance standards of ECDIS; while experiencing some of highly relevant scenarios on our Bridge Simulators. Contact the Student Services Office for availability.

Preparing for ECDIS

Course Video

Course Description

The ECDIS Course is approved by both the USCG, the MCA, and the Marshall Islands and is recognized by many maritime administrations to comply with the IMO requirements to complete a 40 hour generic ECDIS course.

The 5 day EDCIS course is designed to enhance the safety of navigation by providing the knowledge and skills necessary to fully utilize ECDIS.  The course incorporates the new MPT ECDIS equipment laboratory simulators.  The ECDIS uses TRANSAS Software and meets IMO performance standards.

This course satisfies the following STCW Code as amended, including the 2010 amendments, training requirements

  • Table A-II/1 of the STCW Code
  • Table A-II/2 of the STCW Code
  • Table A-II/3 of the STCW Code

 

Basic Syllabus:

  • Use, Installation and Correction of Electronic Charts
  • Validity of Sensor Data (including radar overlay)
  • Potential Errors of Interpretation
  • Selecting Operation Settings and Alarms for Route Monitoring
  • Navigational Calculations
  • Route Planning and Scheduling
  • Accessing Ship’s Log and Data Playback Functions
  • ARPA, AIS and Trial Maneuver Functions

 

Any applicant who has successfully completed your Electronic Chart Display Information System (ECDIS) (MARTPT-179) course will satisfy: 

  • The ECDIS training requirements within 46 CFR 11.305; 46 CFR 11.307; 46 CFR 11.309; 46 CFR 11.311; 46 CFR 11.313; 46 CFR 11.315; 46 CFR 11.317; 46 CFR 11.319; and 46 CFR 11.321; AND
  • The assessment tasks 6.1 - 6.7 in NVICs 10-14(Ch-2), 11 -14(Ch-1) and 03-18, AND
  • The assessment tasks 4.1 and 4.2 in NVICs 12-14 (Ch-2) and 02-18; AND
  • The assessment task 1.7.A in NVIC 13-14(Ch-1) 

Applicants who have successfully completed your course need not present completed "Task Control Sheets" for these assessments in application for STCW certification.

Pre-requisites:
Prior to taking this course, mariners should be experienced in coastal navigation and be familiar with navigational computer operations.  Mariners will benefit from prior experience in collision avoidance on ARPA and Radar (strongly recommended), Ship Handling, Bridge Resource Management are helpful as well.

 



5 day class in Fort Lauderdale

Required Materials

Passport for photo ID. Pen, pencil and highlighters, paper for taking notes.

 

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Testimonials

Great class. I think this class is about as good as it can get. Ample time for familiarity of system in both a formal and informal manner
Daniel, Friday April 2021
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Great instructor, very knowledgeable on the program.
Francis, Saturday November 2020
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Everything was great about the school. I'll happily continue booking courses here. Great staff and facilities
Lachlan, Friday September 2020
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I have no suggestions of improvement, the school is great and the ladies at the front desk are amazing. I am very grateful and very thankful, most definitely will keep upgrading and updating my career in this school.
Javier, Friday February 2020
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Keep up the good work! The facilities are fantastic. I look forward to more classes at MPT and the SMART center.
Justin, Friday May 2017
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Great all around, especially new building! Makes taking classes with the simulator a lot easier.
Allison, Friday March 2017
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Even though I have worked quite a bit with ECDIS in the field this was one of the most enjoyable courses I have attended. Matt is a great instructor with a solid knowledge base and has a knack at getting the info across in a concise and digestible fashion.
David, Wednesday August 2016
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A+++
Jaime, Friday August 2016
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I don't know how MPT could improve such a top notch program. With excellent instructors, and knowledgeable, and helpful staff in the office, and a great facility that is comfortable and a perfect place to learn!
Raymond, Friday August 2016
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MPT is an excellent school
Alvin, Tuesday June 2016
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Maintain the excellent standards. Thorough enjoyed my short stay with you. Kind regards Scott
Scott, Tuesday April 2016
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None. Bernard was an excellent instructor. He was very knowledgeable and made the class informative and entertaining.
DanIel, Friday September 2015
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I'm totally convinced your institution is second to none
Christopher, Friday September 2015
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The instructor made the class interesting with his wry sense of humour and personal input. The class was full but I felt that everyone got the personal attention they needed. The class room and equipment was top notch.
Dara, Friday June 2015
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I had a full excellent experience whit this course! Full recommended!
Fernanda, Friday June 2015
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Dan Dale is an excellent instructor who can engage the class and keep them interested.
David, Monday June 2015
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The instructor MR. Dan Dale was very knowledgeable about the subject and had lots of patience with everyone. It was an enjoyable course to take and you learned a lot
Thomas, Saturday June 2015
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keep up the good work. It was a pleasure to attend the class at your facility.
Richard, Monday March 2015
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Good course well taught. Thanks !
Raymond, Saturday February 2015
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Dan dale is a great instructor. This class was the best course I have ever taken due to his knowledge and what I got out of it.
Nicholas, Friday February 2015
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Dan is a very good instructor
Mark, Friday November 2014
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I would not change a thing I really learned a lot and enjoyed the class.
Todd, Friday May 2014
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Keep the good job on.
Adesoji, Friday May 2014
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you all do a fantastic job, keep up the good work.
MICHAEL, Friday May 2014
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Always enjoy coming here for training
John, Wednesday December 2013
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I and others in the company always look forward to courses at MPT. The instructors are knowledgeable and experienced. The location and facilities are great. Thanks again and see you next upgrade.
Albert, Saturday November 2013
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Very Good Class
Dayne, Tuesday May 2013
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The school and staff are great as always. I can't think of a single thing that could be improved upon.
Robert, Monday April 2013
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Dan is an excellent instructor. He is patient and competent. Thanks!
Joseph, Thursday October 2012
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