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

Course Details
32 hrs

8.30am to 5.30pm

Singapore Polytechnic

Course Introduction
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:

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.

Course Outline


Working knowledge of shipboard personnel management and training

  • Organization of crew, authority structure, responsibilities
  • Cultural awareness, inherent traits, attitudes, behaviour, cross-cultural communication
  • Shipboard situation, informal social structures on board
  • Human error, situation awareness, automation awareness, complacency, boredom
  • Leadership and team working
  • Training, structured shipboard training programs
  • Knowledge of personal abilities and behavioural characteristics

Need for international maritime conventions, recommendations and national legislation

  • International maritime conventions – SOLAS, MARPOL, STCW, MLC,– role of IMO, ILO
  • Recommendations and national legislation

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
  • Decision making reflecting team experience
  • Assertiveness and leadership, including motivation
  • Obtaining and maintaining situational awareness
  • Appraisal of work performance
  • Short and long term strategies

Knowledge and ability to apply decision-making techniques

  • Situation and risk assessment
  • Identify and consider generated options
  • Selecting course of action
  • Evaluation of outcome effectiveness
  • Decision making and problem solving techniques
  • Authority and assertiveness
  • Judgement
  • Emergencies and crowd management

Self-awareness, personal and professional development

  • Knowledge of personal abilities and behavioural characteristics
  • Opportunities for personal and professional development

Development, implementation, and oversight of standard operating procedures

Suitable for

  • The course is designated for Deck Officers/Marine Engineers whom are undertaking or will be undertaking the function of Navigation at the Management Level.
  • This course is also suitable for Marine Shore Personnel having roles in management level.

Assumed Skills and Knowledge

  • Holding at least Class 3 (Deck) or Class 5 (Engine) Certificate of Competency.
  • Minimum sea service of 12 months.
  • It is highly recommended that all trainees undertaking this course to have sufficient familiarity with shipboard operations.

Award / Certification / Accreditation

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 Fees payable:

Singapore Citizens aged below 40 and Singapore PRs Singapore Citizens Others
Non-SME sponsored 1Sponsored by SME 2Aged 40 and above
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.
1 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information, click here Please submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME ” together with your online application.
2 Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here.

Funding Incentives

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Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

Terms and Conditions

Important Dates

Course Dates:

16 to 19 September 2020 

Registration Period:

4 June 2020 to 30 August 2020

*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.

For course specific details:
Course Coordinator:
Capt Zaharin Ismail
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