Operational Use of ECDIS (IMO Model Course 1.27)

Course Details

Course Dates:

 8 March to 12 March 2021

Registration Period:

 27 Jan to 19 Feb 2021

5 days

8.30am to 5.30pm

Mon to Fri

Singapore Polytechnic, Integrated Simulation Centre - ISC21

What is this Course about?

This course provides the knowledge, skill and understanding of Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) and electronic charts to the thorough extent needed to safely navigate vessels whose primary means of navigation is ECDIS.

Suitable for

Our MPA Approved Generic ECDIS course has been designed for officers in charge of a navigational watch and for experienced nautical officers and other persons with navigational responsibilities.

Course Outline

IMO Model Course 1.27(2012). The training will include (amongst others):

  • The safe operation of ECDIS equipment;
  • A thorough knowledge of the Electronic Navigational Chart (ENC) & its use with navigation sensors;
  • The interpretation and proper use of ECDIS related information and
  • The knowledge of the capability & limitations of ECDIS as an aid to navigation.
  • Many practical exercises, using a state-of-the-art Transas Marine NT PRO 5000 ECDIS simulator, are offered.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Candidates intending to join the ECDIS course should:

  1. Be not less than 18 years of age;
  2. Hold a Certificate of Competency as a Navigating Officer (Deck Cadets who have satisfactorily completed an approved ENS course and preferably have participated in supervised Bridge watchkeeping duties for at least 6 months may be considered for the course);
  3. Have adequate working knowledge of English (spoken & written) and
  4. Have basic computer skills.


ECDIS Certificate STCW Code Section A-II/1 (para 2) and Section B-II/1 (para 12.1).

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 herePlease 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.


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Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

Terms and Conditions


* Registration may be closed once seats are filled up.

Application Procedure


1.All applications must be made via Online Registration at www.pace.sp.edu.sg

You are required to upload a Passport Size Colour photograph of yourself during or after registration. This photo will be printed on your certificate.

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:
Capt Peter Lee, Course Coordinator

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