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Course syllabus for

Academic year
SJO886 - Collision avoidance
Course syllabus adopted 2022-02-09 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: SBVII
1,5 Credits
Grading: UG - Pass, Fail
Education cycle: First-cycle
Main field of study: Shipping and Marine Technology

Teaching language: Swedish
Application code: 83119
Open for exchange students: No
Only students with the course round in the programme overview
Status, available places (updated regularly): Yes

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0122 Examples class 1,5 c Grading: UG   1,5 c    

In programs

SBVII Deck officer and engineer officer, class VII, Year 1 (compulsory)


Johan Cimbritz

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General entry requirements for bachelor's level (first cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

The same as for the programme that owns the course.
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites

Knowledge and skills corresponding to the learning outcomes of the following courses:

SJM005 Terrestrial navigation and seamanship


The aim of the course is to provide knowledge of and skills in handling radar, ARPA and AIS features to avoid collisions.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

1 Understand the International collision regulations (COLREG)
2 Apply the International collision regulations by identify, analyze and act in traffic situations
Describe and compare information from visual and radar observations
4 Describe ARPA and/or Target Tracking functions and its limitations
5 Evaluate radar targets in relative and true motion


- Analysing traffic situations
International collision regulations 
- Manual and automatic radar plotting
- Function and limitations when using ARPA and/or Target Tracking functions


Simulator exercises


See course-pm.

Examination including compulsory elements

Moment 0122 exercise
Approved simulations and assignments (learning outcome 2-5)
Digital test (learning outcome 1)
Digital exam (learning outcome 1)

The course examiner may assess individual students in other ways than what is stated above if there are special reasons for doing so, for example if a student has a decision from Chalmers on educational support due to disability.


A-II/1 Maintain a safe navigational watch: Watchkeeping (also in course SJM015, SJM032, SJM060, SJM080, SJM121, SJM127, SJM136, SJO762, SJO763, SJO764, SJO765)
A-II/1 Use of radar and ARPA to maintain safety of navigation: Radar navigation (also in course SJM005, SJM015, SJM032, SJM060, SJM080, SJO762, SJO763, SJO764, SJO765)
A-II/2 Establish watchkeeping arrangements and procedures (also in course SJM015, SJM032, SJM102, SJM107, SJM111)
A-II/2 Maintain safe navigation through the use of information from navigation equipment and systems to assist command decision making (also in course SJM005, SJM015, SJM032, SJM046, SJM060, SJM080, SJM102, SJM107, SJM111, SJO765)
A-II/3 Maintain a safe navigational watch: Watchkeeping (also in course SJM005, SJO895)

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