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NABP2003 Navigation IV

Course description for academic year 2024/2025

Contents and structure

This course has a focus on coastal navigation along the coast of Norway. The foundation of this course is a model course approved by Kystverket.

Learning Outcome

- Knowledge:

  • The students can describe regulations for maritime marking, light house characters and information found in navigational charts.

- Skills:

  • The students are able to connect bearings, radar, ECDIS, maritime markings, passing distance and parallel indexes to coastal navigation.

- General Qualifications:

  • The students can plan and execute a coastal voyage on simulator.

Entry requirements

NAB1026 Navigasjon I and NAB1027 Navigasjon II, or equivalent.

Recommended previous knowledge

NAB2014 Navigasjon III

Teaching methods

Lectures and simulator exercises.

Compulsory learning activities

100 % attendance in mandatory exercises.

Note: The students will not be able to attend the mandatory exercises unless they have acquired the following charts: 21 and 23, fully updated.


Practical/oral exam. Passed/failed.

Note: The exam consists of two phases, planning of a voyage, and implementation of the planned voyage in the simulator. If the candidate doesn't pass the planning phase, the candidate has failed the exam.

Examination support material

Nautical navigation parallel ruler and nautical chart straight divider

More about examination support material

Course reductions

  • NAB3006 - Kystnavigasjon for kadettfarledsbevis - Reduction: 5 studypoints