Operational Use of ECDIS (IMO Model Course 1.27)




What is this course about?

This course provides the knowledge, skill and understanding of Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) and electronic charts to the thorough extent needed to safely navigate vessels whose primary means of navigation is ECDIS.

Suitable for

Our MPA Approved Generic ECDIS course has been designed for officers in charge of a navigational watch and for experienced nautical officers and other persons with navigational responsibilities.

Course Outline

IMO Model Course 1.27(2012). The training will include (amongst others):
  • The safe operation of ECDIS equipment;
  • A thorough knowledge of the Electronic Navigational Chart (ENC) & its use with navigation sensors;
  • The interpretation and proper use of ECDIS related information and
  • The knowledge of the capability & limitations of ECDIS as an aid to navigation.
  • Many practical exercises, using a state-of-the-art Transas Marine NT PRO 5000 ECDIS simulator, are offered.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Candidates intending to join the ECDIS course should:

  1. Be not less than 18 years of age;
  2. Hold a Certificate of Competency as a Navigating Officer (Deck Cadets who have satisfactorily completed an approved ENS course and preferably have participated in supervised Bridge watchkeeping duties for at least 6 months may be considered for the course);
  3. Have adequate working knowledge of English (spoken & written) and
  4. Have basic computer skills.

Funding Incentive

MCF Training Grant is available for eligible participants. Please refer to www.mpa.gov.sg/mcf for information.

SkillsFuture Credit (SFC)
With effect from January 2016, Singaporeans aged 25 years and above who received their SkillsFuture Credit account activation letter will be eligible for an initial credit of $500 which can be used to pay for course fees for a range of eligible skills-related courses. The credits can be used on top of existing course fee subsidies/funding.

This is only applicable for self-sponsored applicants. Application via SkillsFuture Portal can only be made starting from 30 days before the course commencement date.


ECDIS Certificate STCW Code Section A-II/1 (para 2) and Section B-II/1 (para 12.1).

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at www.pace.sp.edu.sg

Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) For E-payment using Visa/Master cards, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:

Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy
Blk T1A, Level 1
Mon-Fri: 8:30am to 8:00pm
Sat: 8:30am to 12:00pm

c) For Cash payment, you can pay at:

Singapore Polytechnic
Finance Department
Admin Building, Level 2

Mon-Fri: 8:30am to 5:00pm

d) For Cheque payment:
Please make cheques payable to “Singapore Polytechnic”. Please cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number on the back of the cheque. Mail the cheque to:

ATTN: Manager (Short Programmes)
Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy
500 Dover Road
Blk T1A, Level 1
Singapore 139651

Please note that an administrative charge of $15 will be imposed for any returned cheques from the bank or financial institution.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.

3. Withdrawal and Deferment

Withdrawal and deferment notice must be made in writing to the Professional & Adult Continuing Education (PACE) Academy via email to [email protected]. For withdrawal cases, the portion of course fee to be refunded is based on the date of notice as follows:

  • 2 weeks before the commencement of the course - Full refund
  • Less than 2 weeks before commencement of the course - 70% refund
  • On or after date of commencement - No refund

The Singapore Polytechnic reserves the right to cancel or postpone any of the courses. Applicants will be duly notified and where applicable, the full fees will be refunded.

The Singapore Polytechnic also reserves the right to amend the fees charged or the period and duration of the courses.

The data provided to Singapore Polytechnic will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for the purpose of course administration. The data may be passed on to the relevant organisations that require the information related to the course.




Course Dates:

12 April to 16 April 2016

20 June to 24 June 2016

29 August to 2 September 2016

19 Dec to 23 Dec 2016


Application Procedure




Duration: 5 days

Time: 8.30am to 5.30pm


Venue: Singapore Polytechnic
T1A72 (ECDIS Lab)




$1100.00(without GST)



[email protected]
For Course Specific details
Capt Peter Lee, Course Coordinator
[email protected]


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