Diploma in Foreign Going Master or Chief (Level 7)

Programme highlights

Nautical Master

Progress to overall command of your vessel.

Develop specialist knowledge so you can take responsibility for the crew, cargo and passengers, and manage the ship's records and administration. Get essential analytical and problem-solving skills to command a foreign-going ship or for managerial positions ashore.

Marine Engineering | Chief MEC 1 and MEC 2

Progress to being in charge of engineering and technical departments on the most complex and technologically advanced ships.

Develop advanced knowledge plus analytical and problem-solving skills to become a high-level trouble shooter whose resourcefulness will be called on time and again. Build on your specialist knowledge to take charge of some or all operations, and lead teams of engineers.

Please note: This programme commences in 2019 and replaces the current Chief Mate and Master Certificate (Level 7) and Marine Engineer Class 2 and Marine Engineer Class 1 (Level 7).

Key facts

Start Month(s) Master: February 2019, Chief MEC 1: Modular, MEC 2: February 2019 (modular)
Study Location(s) New Zealand Maritime School
Level 7
Domestic fees Enquire on application
Youth Guarantee Not available
Programme Code MN3832
Duration

Master: One year (full-time) 

Marine Engineer Class 1: 12 weeks (full-time)

Marine Engineer Class 2: One year (full-time)

Study Method Modules
Credits 120
International Fees Enquire on application
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship Not available
Qualification Diploma

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Information is correct at September 2018. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2019 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2019 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2019 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here manukau.ac.nz/study/apply-and-enrol/fees-and-study-costs. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2019 are based on the 2018 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2019. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.

Entry requirements

Entry to the programme is restricted to:
  1. 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
  2. Those students who have completed the academic components of the NZ2515 NZ Diploma in Nautical Science programme; or
  3. 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, and passes within the past five years in the Mathematics and Engineering Drawing courses of the revised Class 3 Certificate of Competency; or
  4. 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.

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-international-students/

Regulatory and Other Entry Requirements

Students intending to pursue a seagoing career must produce evidence of having met the medical and eyesight/hearing standards currently in force by Maritime New Zealand. These are statutory requirements for working on vessels. Applicants must be physically capable of completing the programme.

International students

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Career opportunities

Master

Senior officers and masters on foreign-going ships of any type and tonnage; managerial shore-based positions.

Chief MEC 1 and MEC 2

Senior engineers and heads of technical departments onboard the most complex and advanced vessels; technical operations onboard large cruise ships; managerial shore-based positions.

Programme structure

Master

Vehicle Techical Operations

To enable a student to determine, evaluate and respond to a vessels condition at management level.

Command Meteorology

To enable students to evaluate, plan and execute the most effective, safe and efficient ocean and coastal voyage taking all climatological and meteorological elements into account.

Risk Analysis and Human Factors

To enable students to analyse and manage risk on board a ship and manage people for the safe operation of the ship.

Maritime Commercial Practice and Ship Master’s Business

To enable students to carry out responsibilities under international maritime law, embodied in national and international agreements and conventions that impact the commercial management of a ship.

Manage Maritime Operations

To enable students to minimise cargo liability claims by creating, implementing and modifying voyage allocation plans, plan stowage and securing of cargo including ballast programmes, manage loading and discharging programmes and manage cargo security and care during voyage.

Naval Architecture

To enable students to evaluate and control the stability, trim and hull stresses of a vessel under all conditions and make management decisions regarding intact and damage stability conditions and ensure that the shear force and bending moments are within acceptable limits at all times.

Navigation Control and Emergency Response

To enable a student to manage navigational information derived from a range of sources in order to make and implement command decisions for safe navigation and for emergency response.

Manage Safety and Operations (Orals)  

To enable students to operate ships safety under routine and emergency conditions.

Adjust Compasses

To enable students to apply knowledge of magnetism to adjust the ships magnetic compasses and the theory of gyro compasses to ensure safe passage.

Chief MEC 1 and MEC 2


Electrical, electronic and control engineering management

To enable students to manage the operation of electrical and electronic control equipment.

Naval Architecture Management

To enable students to develop their theoretical and practical knowledge of naval architecture and ship design features.

Thermodynamics 2

To enable students to have a broad theoretical and practical overview of applied thermodynamics principles in order to evaluate performance and make decisions involving seaworthiness of a ship.

Fluid Mechanics Management

To enable the student to demonstrate broad theoretical knowledge of hydrostatic and hydrodynamic principles and a practical overview of applications for safe ship operations.

Solid Mechanics Management

To enable students to understand and apply the principles and laws of mechanics, apply problem solving skills to the dynamics of machines in particular power transmission systems and to develop problem solving skills in relation to strength of materials on-board a vessel in order to evaluate performance and make decisions involving seaworthiness.

Engineering Knowledge

To enable students to have the theoretical and practical knowledge of main and auxiliary machinery to maintain the seaworthiness of a ship.

Human Elements in Leadership and Management (HELM) (Leadership and Management)  

To enable students to manage and lead a team in a maritime environment.

Marine Engineering Maths 1  

To enable students to understand general mathematical principles underpinning the engineering behaviour of the ship and its environment, and to be equipped with appropriate mathematical skills to solve engineering problems and understand technical specifications and instructions for unfamiliar equipment.

Technical Design Communication

To enable students’ theoretical and practical knowledge of ships electrical, electronic and fluid power diagrams together with the interpretation of machinery drawings and manuals.

Electrical Marine Control Engineering

To enable students to control the electrical and electronic equipment using PLC.

Chief Engineering Knowledge

To enable students to have the theoretical and practical knowledge of main and auxiliary machinery to maintain the seaworthiness of a ship and responsibility of the engineering crew.

Key dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the Academic year and key dates.

Further training or study

Postgraduate programmes in the shipping industry.

Offered by

School of NZ Maritime

Need help applying?

We're here to support you to succeed.

If you need help with applying or advice on choosing a programme, our Ask Me! Student Services Centre is here to give you guidance.

Send us a message, call us on 0800 62 62 52 or come in and see us.

Information is correct at September 2018. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2019 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2019 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2019 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here manukau.ac.nz/study/apply-and-enrol/fees-and-study-costs. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2019 are based on the 2018 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2019. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.

Key information for students

Diploma in Foreign going Master or Chief (Level 7)

Entry Requirements
Minimum requirements [?] Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification. 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
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National Graduate Outcomes (3 years after completion)
Median earnings [?] The median represents the middle value for all earnings of young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally. Earnings do not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. $54,388
Earnings range [?] The range shows the upper and lower quartile values representing the one quarter point and three quarters point for all earnings of young graduates who completed qualifications in this subject area. Half of all graduates had earnings within this range. $38,136 - $79,921
In employment [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 58%
In further study [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 28%
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