Bridge and Engine Room Resource Management (Management and Leadership Skills) - Bridging

Course Details
2 Days


8.30am to 5,30pm

Singapore Polytechnic

Course Objective

This course is a bridging course for participants completed the Operational Resource Management and taking the role as Management Level.
This course is about prioritizing tasks, managing high workload and manage the resources available (bridge team, engine control team, shore side emergency response, external resources such as tugs, etc.) in abnormal and emergency situations.

The course will give all Masters and officers the education and training in the human element leadership and management at management level meeting the Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency (KUP) requirements set out in the following:

B. Table A-II/2 (masters and chief mates on 500 gross tonnage or more)

Function: Controlling the operation of the ship and care for persons onboard at management level
Competence Use of leadership and management skills
Function: Navigation at the management level
Competence Respond to navigational emergencies
The other aim is to provide bridge procedural training applying Company Bridge Procedures in Abnormal and Emergency Situations), by doing so the trainee can apply the (KUP) in a contextual environment.

Suitable for

The course is designated for Deck Officers/Marine Engineers whom are undertaking the Management Level after completing the Bridge/Engine Resource Management at Operational Level.

Minimum Entry Requirements

a) Holding at least Class 3 (Deck) or Class 5 (Engine) Certificate of Competency
b) Holding a BRM or ERM (Operational) Certificate from Singapore Polytechnic
c) Minimum sea service of 12 months
d) It is highly recommended that all trainees undertaking this course to have sufficient familiarity with shipboard operations.

Course Outline

  • Introduction and administration
  • Ability to apply task and workload management
  • Planning and coordination
  • Personnel assignment
  • Human limitations
  • Personal abilities
  • Time and resource constraints
  • Prioritization
  • Workloads, rest and fatigue
  • Management (leadership) styles
  • Challenges and responses
  • Knowledge and ability to apply effective resource management
  • Effective communication on board and ashore
  • Allocation, assignment and prioritization of resources.

Mode of Assessment

There is no assessment for this course.


Deck Officers

Bridge Resource Management (Management Level)
STCW Code Section A-II/2 certificate

Marine Engineers

Engine room Resource Management (Management Level)
STCW Code Section A-III/2 certificate

Course Fee

Full Fee :  $900 (Before gst)

               $963 (After gst)

Please see Funding Incentives for more information.

Funding Incentives

MCF Training Grant is available for eligible participants. Please refer to for information.

Withdrawal and Deferment

Withdrawal and deferment notice must be made in writing to the Professional & Adult Continuing Education (PACE) Academy, Singapore Polytechnic via email accordingly:

Online Courses -
All other Courses -
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

There will be no refund or transfer of course once the account has been created.

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.

Important Dates
Course Date:
11 to 12 September 2019

Registration Period:
26 April 2019 to 30 August 2019

* Registration may be closed once seats are filled up

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, 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

c) Cheques
Please make cheques payable to “Singapore Polytechnic”. Do cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number at the back of the cheque. When you have completed required details, you may mail the cheque here.

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.

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