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PO-1: Knowledge – Breadth
The practical application of knowledge to the full range of navigational practices of ships in all sea
areas, ship operations with regard to safety, stability and hull stresses, loading, handling and care of a
wide variety of cargoes, crew and passenger care and emergency procedures.

PO-2: Knowledge – Kind
The ability to apply principles of mathematics and physics to solve navigational problems: the
application of principles of physics in loading ships to maintain stability and avoid excessive hull
stresses; the ability to solve cargo loading, handling and care problems; the working knowledge of the
legislative requirements for all aspects of ship operations and navigation.

PO-3: Skill – Range
The ability to perform the duties of a ships navigation officers and officer in charge of a navigational
watch and of a watch in port; the ability to operate ship’s navigational equipment correctly and
demonstrate an appreciation of the limitations of such equipment; the correct operation of ship’s
control systems; the correct operation of a ship’s cargo handling and cargo care systems; the ability to
manage minor emergencies and react appropriately to major ones; the ability to participate in the
commercial or other operational functions of the ship.

PO-4: Skill – Selectivity
The ability to plan and conduct sea passages; assimilate and assess information from different sources
and exercise correct judgement when presented with complex navigational and shipping traffic
situations; the ability to take charge and accept responsibility in a variety of shipboard situations.

PO-5: Competence – Context
The ability to carry out the function of Officer of the Watch in a vessel of more that 500gt as specified
in the International Maritime Organization’s “Standards of Training and Certification of Watchkeepers
2010”; is showing initiative when dealing with shipboard functions and situations.

PO-6: Competence – Role
The ability to participate in the commercial and operational activities of a ship and solve complex
problems relating to this; the competence to take charge of groups of people engaged in both routine
and emergency duties; the ability to report comprehensively on normal and unusual situations on
board ship, or affecting the ship and its environment; the ability to report comprehensively on the
ship’s and the student’s activity and interaction in the wider context such as ports, geographical areas,
meteorological phenomena.

PO-7: Competence – Learning to Learn
A recognition of the need for continuous training individually and in groups; a critical evaluation of
procedures and systems currently in place aboard ship to improve safety and efficiency; an
understanding of the process in understudying superiors to assist in advancement to the next
academic and professional level.

PO-8: Competence – Insight
A full and comprehensive awareness of the responsibilities of a ship’s officer for the safe navigation
and operation of all ship types with particular regard to personal safety of the crew, the ship, the cargo
and in particular of his/her responsibility to the global community for the protection of the marine

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