New Zealand Diploma in Marine Engineering
Manukau Institute of Technology
Marine Craft Operation
Total student fees
over 2.5 Years - details
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About the course
What can I expect out of this qualification?
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the maritime industry with people who have the skills and knowledge required to operate and maintain engine room and auxiliary equipment to Marine Engineer Class 3 (MEC3) or Class 4 (MEC4) standards under the Maritime NZ Seafarer Certification and Operational Limits Framework. The officer in charge of the watch will be expected to operate unsupervised for extended periods in sole charge of complex and unpredictable vessel operations.
The qualification is for marine engineers intending to progress to more senior roles or move to larger vessels but is also open to new entrants to the industry.
Key Information for Students
General Applicants must have completed the academic component of the New Zealand Certificate in Maritime Crewing - Able Seafarer Deck Strand (L4) (NZ2511-01) OR Provide evidence of sea service required for the Watchkeeper certificate of competency as per the STCW code. Academic Applicants with no seafaring experience: 14 credits in either Mathematics (calculus, algebra or equivalent) and / or physics at NCEA Level 2. International students: English Language Entry Requirements For the minimum English language requirements refer to the requirements set out in the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers-partners/qa-system-for-teos/english-internationalstudents/
See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.
(what you pay)
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.
National Graduate Outcomes
Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:
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