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

Also known as MEC6 or MEC5

Programme highlights

Get the skills and knowledge you'll require for an entry-level marine engineer position on wide range of domestic vessels and foreign going fishing ships.

Learn how to operate, monitor and maintain engine room and auxiliary equipment and how to apply safe and sustainable working practices to contribute to effective communication and emergency response on board a vessel.

This qualification is designed to meet 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) March, April, June, August, September
Study Location(s) New Zealand Maritime School
Level 4
Domestic fees $2,400 (approx.)
Youth Guarantee
Programme Code NZ2509
Duration

28 weeks (includes completion of a record training book)

Study Method Full-time
Credits 45-90
International Fees NZD $15,700 (approx.)
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship
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

Marine Engineer Class 6 (Mec 6)

  • STCW Basic Safety Training – Personal Safety and Social Responsibility (PSSR)
  • Proficiency in Security Awareness
  • Machinery and systems operation practicum MEC 6
  • Machinery and systems operation MEC 6
  • Machinery and systems maintenance practicum MEC 6
  • Machinery and systems maintenance MEC 6
  • Slipway preparation MEC 6

Marine Engineer Class 5 (Mec 5)

  • Safe work and stability
  • Machinery and systems operation MEC 5
  • Machinery and systems maintenance MEC 5
  • Environmental protection practices MEC 5
  • STCW Basic Safety training – Basic Sea Survival
  • STCW Basic Safety Training – Basic Fire Fighting
  • STCW Basic Safety Training – Basic First Aid

Optional Course

  • Marine Dangerous Goods
  • STCW Basic Safety Training – Basic First Aid

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.

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.