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Radio communications centre

The centre provides mandatory radio operations training for deck officers on large ships and on superyachts.

About the radio communications centre

Our radio communications centre is equipped to provide students with all the communications training required for professional certification, specifically either a GMDSS General Operator’s Certificate (GOC) or a GMDSS Restricted Operator’s Certificate (ROC). 

Students can develop their radio communications skills and understanding by means of demonstrations and practical exercises on our sophisticated radio equipment.

The radio communications centre is located within the maritime simulation centre at our East Park Terrace campus.


  • Two operations rooms fitted with recently-upgraded live equipment.
  • A full GMDSS simulation system which matches live equipment.
  • A dedicated computer room with access to simulation tutors and an interactive GMDSS quiz.
  • Live radio-telephone suite where each student station is fitted with a radio and digital message delivery system.

Courses that use this facility

  • BSc (Hons) Nautical Science
  • FdSc Nautical Science