Module Title:General Navigation
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This module will be delivered by an EASA approved training organisation.
Module Aim: To give students an understanding of general navigational principles, such as: The Basics of Navigation; Magnetism and Compasses; Charts; Dead Reckoning Navigation.; In Flight Navigation; Inertial Navigation systems.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Understand the basic principles of navigation
LO2 Understand the significance of magnetism to navigation.
LO3 Describe and interpret navigational charts.
LO4 Understand the principles of dead reckoning navigation.
LO5 Understand the principles of in-flight navigation.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module.
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Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Basics of Navigation
The form of the Earth, Position on the Earth, Distance, Great Circle Distance,
Magnetism and compasses
Principles of Magnetism, Magnetic Properties, Magnetic Moment, Period of a Suspended Magent, Hard and Soft Iron, Terrestrial Magnetism, Magnetic Variations, Aircraft Magnetism, Determination of Deviation Coefficients, Compass Swing, Compensation Devices, Direct Reading Magnetic Compass, E Type Compass, Gyro Magnetic Compass, Remote Indicating Gyro Magnetic Compass.
Mercator, Lamberts Conformal, Polar Stereographic, Transverse Mercator, Oblique Mercator.
Dead Reckoning Navigation
Direction, Speed, Triangle of Velocities, Pooley’s CRP 5 Circular Slide Rule, Pooley’s-The Triangle of Velocities,
In-Flight Navigation
Pilot Navigation Techniques, Relative Velocity, Principles of Plotting, Time, Point of Equal Time and Point of Safe Return and Radius of Action.
Assessment Breakdown%
End of Module Formal Examination100.00%
No Continuous Assessment
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam No Description 1,2,3,4,5 100.00 End-of-Semester

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload


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