Diploma in Foreign Going Master or Chief (Level 7)

Manukau Institute of Technology

Subject area

Marine Craft Operation




1 Year

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The aim of the Diploma in Foreign Going Master or Chief is to prepare the student academically to progress to the level of overall command of a vessel. The student will develop specialist knowledge in the areas of safety of life at sea, safety of property at sea, and the integrity of the marine environment, crew, cargo, passengers and will hold the position of responsibility of managing the ship's records and administration. Essential analytical and problem solving skills to the level of command for either a foreign going ship or managerial position ashore.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Entry Requirements Entry to the programme is restricted to: a) those students holding a Watchkeeper deck Certificate of Competency issued by Maritime New Zealand or an overseas qualification recognised by MNZ as being equivalent, Or b) those students who have completed the academic components of the NZ2515 New Zealand Diploma in Nautical Science programme, Or c) those students holding a Marine Engineer Class 3 Certificate of Competency issued by Maritime New Zealand or an overseas qualification recognised by MNZ as being equivalent Or d) those students who have completed the academic components of the NZ2514 New Zealand Diploma in Marine Engineering programme English Language Entry Requirements Applicants must have sufficient competence in the English language to undertake this programme, which is taught and assessed in English. Any applicant whose first language is not English may be required to provide evidence of their English language competency. English Language Requirements for International Students International students are required to meet the minimum English language requirements for this level programme as detailed on the following NZQA webpages: http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-related-rules/the -table/ And http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-related-rules/pro gramme-approval-and-accreditation/8/18/ Selection Criteria Places will be offered to students meeting the entry criteria on the basis of the order of confirmed course booking until such time as the course is deemed full. Students will be informed of the Maritime New Zealand health and fitness requirements for issuing a Certificate of Competency Licence. The student must: satisfy minimum age criteria, medical fitness [including vision, hearing], and 'fit and proper person' criteria

Detailed requirements

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1 Year

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$7,095 $7,095
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$16,723 $16,723
Total $23,818 $23,818

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Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings N/A
Earnings range N/A
In employment N/A
In further study N/A
On a benefit N/A

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 22 62 62
Phone: (0800) 626252
Fax: (09) 968 8701
Email: enquiries@manukau.ac.nz
Web: http://www.manukau.ac.nz

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