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



Course Objectives

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

Funding Incentives

1. MCF Training Grant is available for eligible participants. Please refer to for information.

2. SkillsFuture Credit (SFC);
With effect from January 2016, Singaporeans aged 25 years and above who received their SkillsFuture Credit account activation letter will be eligible for an initial credit of $500 which can be used to pay for course fees for a range of eligible skills-related courses. The credits can be used on top of existing course fee subsidies/funding.

This is only applicable for self-sponsored applicants. Application via SkillsFuture Portal can only be made starting from 60 days before the course commencement date.

With effect from 19 May 2017, individuals who opted to use their SFC are required to submit their SFC claim under the pay-to-Training Provider (TP) mode. SSG will disburse SFC payments directly to TPs after the claim has been approved. TPs will collect nett fees from individuals, after deducting the SFC claim amount.

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at

Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
a) 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
Blk T1A, Level 1
Mon-Fri: 8:30am to 7:30pm

c) Please make cheques payable to “Singapore Polytechnic”. Please cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number on the back of the cheque. Mail the cheque to:

Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy
500 Dover Road
Blk T1A, Level 1
Singapore 139651

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.

3. Withdrawal and Deferment

Withdrawal and deferment notice must be made in writing to the Professional & Adult Continuing Education (PACE) Academy, Singapore Polytechnic via email accordingly:

Online Courses -
All other

For withdrawal cases, the portion of course fee to be refunded is based on the date of notice as follows:


  • 2 weeks before the commencement of the course - Full refund
  • Less than 2 weeks before commencement of the course - 70% refund
  • On or after date of commencement - No refund


  • There will be no refund or transfer of course once the account has been created.

The Singapore Polytechnic reserves the right to cancel or postpone any of the courses. Applicants will be duly notified and where applicable, the full fees will be refunded.

The Singapore Polytechnic also reserves the right to amend the fees charged or the period and duration of the courses.

The data provided to Singapore Polytechnic will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for the purpose of course administration. The data may be passed on to the relevant organisations that require the information related to the course.

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Course Dates:
27 to 30 December 2017

Registration Period:
13 October to 12 December 2017

Registration may be closed once seats are filled up.




Duration: 32 hrs

Venue: Singapore Polytechnic

Time: 8.30am to 5.30pm


Course Coordinator: Capt Zaharin Ismail


Fees Payable:

$1400 (excluding GST)



By E-Payment (VISA / Master credit/debit cards/ Internet Banking)

Please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed


Please make the payment at:

Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy
Blk T1A, Level 1
Mon-Fri: 8:30am to 8:00pm



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