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

Course Date:
15 to 18 Sept 2021

Registration Period:
12 Jul to 27 Aug 2021

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.

Minimum Entry Requirements / 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

Applicants/EligibilityTotal fees (incl. GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above1$169.40
Singapore Citizens aged below 40$449.40
Singapore Permanent Residents$449.40
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents2$169.40
Full Course Fee$1,498.00
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.

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