New Zealand Certificate in Marine Engineering Class 6 (Level 4) with optional strand in Marine Engineering Class 5

Also known as Marine Engineering Class 6 (MEC 6) and Marine Engineering Class 5 (MEC 5)

Programme highlights

Get the skills and knowledge to get an entry-level job as a marine engineer.

This qualification will prepare you for work on ships operating in New Zealand and foreign waters. You will learn how to operate, monitor and maintain engine room and auxiliary equipment. 

You will also get skills in how to work safely onboard and what to do in an emergency.

This qualification meets the requirements for training for the MNZ Marine Engineer Class 6 and Marine Engineer Class 5 Certificate of Competence issued by Maritime New Zealand.

Key facts

Start Month(s) January, May, August
Study Location(s) New Zealand Maritime School
Level 4
Domestic fees $2,400 (approx.)
Youth Guarantee Not Available
Programme Code NZ2509
Duration

14 weeks (full-time, may vary with optional strand)

Study Method Full-time
Credits 45-90
International Fees NZD $15,700 (approx.)
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship Not Available
Qualification New Zealand Certificate

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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

General

Open entry for Domestic students

There are no academic requirements that need to be met to enter this programme.

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/

International students will generally be required to provide evidence of English language proficiency, for this programme an IELTS General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 is required. Equivalent acceptable evidence can be seen at the following NZQA link:  https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-related-rules/the-table/

IMPORTANT INFORMATION 

Entry to this qualification is open but completion does not guarantee the award of a Maritime New Zealand license. 

All persons wishing to qualify for a seafarer license must also check the Maritime New Zealand prior certification and minimum service requirements for that license. Also: Seafarers Framework which outlines medical fitness requirements https://www.maritimenz.govt.nz/rules/part-34/default.asp and Maritime New Zealand Part 34:Medical Standards https://www.maritimenz.govt.nz/rules/part-34/Part34-maritime-rule.pdf

International students

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Career opportunities

Marine Engineer Class 6 or Marine Engineer Class 5.

Programme structure

You will need to complete the 7 courses below (45 credits):

Marine Engineering Class 6 (Mec 6)

942.214 STCW Basic Safety Training – Personal Safety and Social Responsibility (PSSR) (3 credits)

Apply safe and sustainable work practices, demonstrates effective communication and emergency response on board a vessel.

942.215 Proficiency in Security Awareness (2 credits)

Providing knowledge, understanding and proficiency to personnel intending to work on ships who will not have any designated security duties.

942.478 Machinery and Systems Operation Practicum MEC 6 (10 credits)

On successful completion of this course you will be able to demonstrate and apply vessel specific machinery and system knowledge to machinery operation and monitoring.

942.479 Machinery and Systems Operation MEC 6 (15 credits)

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to demonstrate knowledge to apply operational principles and practices for diesel engines, drive trains, and auxiliary equipment to Maritime New Zealand Marine Engineer Class 6 requirements.

942.480 Machinery and Systems Maintenance Practicum MEC 6 (5 credits)

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to demonstrate and apply vessel specific machinery and system knowledge to maintenance and fault diagnosis.

942.481 Machinery and Systems Maintenance MEC 6 (5 credits)

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to demonstrate knowledge to apply engineering maintenance, repair and fault finding principles and practices for diesel engines, drive trains, and auxiliary equipment, for vessels greater than 100kW as required by the Maritime New Zealand Marine Engineer Class 6 licence requirements.

942.482 Slipway Preparation MEC 6 (5 credits)

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the preparation, precautions and typical maintenance associated with slipping a vessel to Maritime New Zealand Marine Engineer Class 6 licence requirements.

You will need to complete the additional 7 courses below (90 credits):

Marine Engineering Class 5 (Mec 5)

942.483 Safe Work and Stability (5 credits)

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the safe work requirements when working as a marine engineer class 5 under the non-STCW New Zealand seafarer certification system; and the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries.

942.484 Machinery and Systems Operation MEC 5 (5 credits)

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to demonstrate comprehensive knowledge to apply operational principles and practices for diesel engines, machinery, systems, and structures for vessels greater than 100kW as required by the Maritime New Zealand Marine Engineer Class 5 requirements.

942.485 Machinery and Systems Maintenance MEC 5 (10 credits)

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to demonstrate knowledge to apply engineering maintenance, repair and fault finding principles and practices for diesel engines, machinery, and systems, for vessels greater than 100kW as required by the Maritime New Zealand Marine Engineer Class 5 licence requirements

942.486 Environmental Protection Practices MEC 5 (10 credits)

On successful completion of this course the student will have environmental awareness and will be able to apply best practices to minimise pollution and the effects of discards, by-catch and damage caused to fishery habitats through fishing activities.

942.210 STCW Basic Safety training – Basic Sea Survival (5 credits)

Apply safe and sustainable work practices and contribute to effective communication and emergency response on board a vessel.

942.450 STCW Basic Safety Training – Basic Fire Fighting (5 credits)

Apply safe work practices and contribute to effective communication and emergency response to fire on board a vessel.

942.213 STCW Basic Safety Training – Basic First Aid (5 credits)

Apply safe work practices and contribute to effective communication and emergency response to first aid on board a vessel.

Optional Course

942.487 Marine Dangerous Goods (5 credits)

To develop student’s knowledge of the principles involved in ship operations carrying hazardous cargoes in solid or bulk form.

723.221 STCW Basic Safety Training – Basic First Aid (5 credits)

Apply safe work practices and contribute to effective communication and emergency response to first aid on board a vessel.

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

New Zealand Certificate in Marine Engineering (Level 6)

Graduates can also progress to higher-level marine engineering qualifications leading to Marine Engineer Class 1 (MEC 1) under the Maritime New Zealand Seafarer Certification and Operational Limits Framework.

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.