Bridge and Engine Room Resource Management (Operational)

Course Details

Course Dates:
22 to 24 March 2021

Registration Period:

28 Dec 2020 to 26 Feb 2021

 24 hours /3 days

 8:30am to 5:30pm

Singapore Polytechnic

Course Objectives
• To provide deck and engine officers awareness and guidance to good operating practices by regular use of sound and proper procedures to ensure the safety of the ship, its personnel, cargo, machineries and protection of the environment;

• To provide the knowledge and skills required to attain a ship’s team that can respond efficiently to changing circumstances and contingencies.

Course Outline



  • Introduction and administration

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

Suitable for
Sea Going Maritime Officers or Office personnel in the Maritime Industries.

Assumed Skills and Knowledge

  • Completed Basic Occupational Safety and Security Training
  • Minimum sea service of 6 months as Deck / Engine cadet
  • It is highly recommended that all trainees undertaking this course to have sufficient familiarity with shipboard operations.

Award / Certification / Accreditation

Deck Cadets
Bridge Resource Management (Operational Level)
STCW Code Section A-II/1 certificate

Engine Cadets
Engine room Management (Operational Level)
STCW Code Section A-III/1 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

Please click here for more information on funding incentives.


Register Here
Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

Terms and Conditions

*Registration may be closed once the 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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