Bridge and Engine Room Resource Management (Operational)

Course Date:
19 to 21 September 2022

Registration Period:
17 June to 13 August 2022

24 hours /3 days

8:30am to 5:30pm

Singapore Polytechnic

Course Objective

• 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.

Minimum Entry Requirements / 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

Full Fees (before GST): $800.00
GST payable for all funding-eligible applicants*: $16.80
GST payable for others: $56.00

Applicants/EligibilitySkillsFuture FundingSubsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above1$720.00$96.80
Singapore Citizens aged below 40$560.00$256.80
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders$560.00$256.80
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders2$720.00$96.80
Others (Full fees payable)$0.00$856.00

*As per SSG’s policy, the GST payable is calculated based on 7% of the baseline funding subsidy of 70%

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.

1Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here
2 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information of the scheme, click here. To view SP’s list of similar funded courses, click here. Please submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME” together with your online application.

Funding Incentives

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Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit
Terms and Conditions

*Please note that once the maximum class size is reached, the online registration will be closed.
You may register your interest, and would be notified if there is new run.

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) For payment via PayNow, please enter the UEN No. T08GB0056ACET and indicate the invoice/registration number. 

*With effect from 1 August 2021, cheque payment will not be available.

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