New Zealand Diploma in Marine Electro-Technology (Level 6)

Programme highlights

Electro-Technology engineers are vital onboard modern ships.

They have the practical skills to run and maintain the electrical systems that control everything, from keeping the motor running to navigating choppy waters.

Learn the practical skills to work at sea as an electro-technology engineer with this globally recognised diploma.

You could work as an officer on a wide range of foreign going ships, from cruise liners and ferries to support vessels in the oil and gas industry.

You'll learn how to monitor, maintain and repair shipboard electrical, electronic and control equipment and auxiliary systems.

Key facts

Start Month(s) February and July - includes NZ Certificate in Maritime Crewing (Level 4).
Study Location(s) New Zealand Maritime School
Level 6
Domestic fees $6,600 (approx.) per year
Youth Guarantee Not Available
Programme Code NZ2894
Duration

Two and a half years (full-time including practical sea-time component)

Study Method Classes plus practical sea-time component
Credits 300
International Fees NZD $15,700 (approx.) per year
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship Not Available
Qualification New Zealand 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

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 6 with no band score lower than 5.5 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

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Career opportunities

Marine electro-technology engineering officer on foreign-going ships.

Programme structure

You will need to complete the below 44 courses (300 credits):

Year One

942.453 Marine Electrotechnology Mechanical Engineering Systems (5 credits)

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the operation of shipboard mechanical engineering systems, including: prime movers and main propulsion plant, engine room auxiliary machinery, steering systems, cargo handling systems, deck machinery, hotel systems.

942.454 Fundamentals of High Voltage Power, Control Systems and Power Distribution (5 credits)

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of hazards and precautions required for the safe operation of power systems above 1,000 volts; electro-hydraulic and electro-pneumatic control systems; and distribution of shipboard electrical power.

942.576 Marine Engineering Maths (10 credits)

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to understand physical principles underlying the behaviour of the ship and its environment and technical specifications and instructions for unfamiliar equipment.

942.455 Electrical Reticulation - Practicum (2 credits)

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of candidate’s vessel’s generation, distribution and high voltage systems to apply and build on year one MIT learning and prepare for supervised on job systems operation.

942.579 Mechanical Technology 1 (ETO) (10 credits)

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to apply the principles of Mechanics to enable understanding of the physical principals underlying the behaviour of the ship and its environment and the functioning of equipment upon which to build professional studies.

942.581 Thermodynamics (10 credits)

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to understand the physical principals underlying the behaviour of the ship and its environment and the functioning of equipment upon which to build professional studies.

942.456 Maintenance and Repair of Bridge Navigation Equipment and Ship Communication Systems - Practicum (10 credits)

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of candidate’s own vessel bridge navigation and ship communication systems to reinforce and contextualise year one MIT learning.

942.457 Maintenance and Repair of Electrical, Electronic and Control Systems of Deck Machinery and Cargo-handling Equipment - Practicum (2 credits)

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of candidate’s own vessel deck machinery and cargo handling equipment to apply and build on year one MIT learning and prepare for supervised on-job deck and cargo system repair and maintenance.

942.458 Maintenance and Repair of Control and Safety Systems of Hotel Equipment – Practicum (2 credits)

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of candidate’s vessel control and safety systems of hotel equipment.

942.212 STCW 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.

942.459 STCW 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 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.

942.214 STCW Basic Safety Training - Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (3 credits)

Apply safe and sustainable work practices, demonstrate 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.

Year Two

942.573 Marine Electrotechnology Science, Electronics and Electrical Machines (10 credits)

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to demonstrate the principles of heat transmission, mechanics and hydrodynamics; electro technology and electrical machines theory; electronics and power electronics.

942.574 Marine Power Distribution, Instrumentation, Automation and Control Engineering (10 credits)

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of and to enable safe work on: electrical power distribution boards and electrical equipment and devices for shipboard power distribution; cables; fundamentals of automation, automatic control systems and technology; instrumentation, alarm and monitoring systems; electrical drives; and electrical materials.

942.575 Operation of Propulsion and Auxiliary Control Systems (10 credits)

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to demonstrate an advanced knowledge of the operation of propulsion and auxiliary machinery control systems.

942.634 Operation of Generators and Distribution Systems (15 credits)

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to manage the coupling, load sharing and changing over of generators and the coupling and breaking connection between switchboards and distribution panels.

942.577 Electrical Reticulation – Practicum (3 credits)

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to operate vessel’s generation, distribution and high voltage systems independently under the broad supervision of the electrotechnical officer.

942.637 Marine Computer Networks (10 credits)

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to demonstrate and advanced knowledge of data processing and the construction and use of computer networks on vessels.

942.578 Maintenance & Repair of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (10 credits)

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to demonstrate an advanced knowledge of the safety requirements for working on shipboard electrical systems, troubleshoot electrical faults, construct and operate electrical testing and measuring equipment and interpret electrical and electronic diagrams.

942.639 Maintenance & Repair of Electrical and Electronic Equipment – Practicum (5 credits)

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to maintain and repair electrical and electronic equipment in accordance with electrotechnical officer requirements.

942.580 Maintenance & Repair of Automation and Control Systems of Main Propulsion and Auxiliary Systems (10 credits)

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of automation and control systems of main propulsion and auxiliary systems to maintain and repair automation systems.

942.641 Maintenance & Repair of Automation  and Control System of Main Propulsion and Auxiliary Machinery - Practicum (5 credits)

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to maintain and repair automation and control systems of main propulsion and auxiliary machinery independently under the broad supervision of the electrotechnical officer.

942.642 Maintenance & Repair of Bridge Navigation Equipment and Ship Communication Systems (10 credits)

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of maintenance & repair of bridge navigation equipment and vessel communication systems.

942.582 Maintenance and Repair of Bridge Navigation Equipment and Ship Communication Systems - Practicum (3 credits)

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to maintain and repair vessel’s bridge navigation and ship communication systems independently, under the broad supervision of the electrotechnical officer.

942.644 Maintenance & Repair of Electrical, Electronic and Control Systems of Deck Machinery and Cargo-Handling Equipment (10 credits)

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge of the maintenance & repair of electrical, electronic and control systems of deck machinery and cargo-handling equipment.

942.583 Maintenance & Repair of Electrical, Electronic and Control Systems of Deck Machinery and Cargo-Handling Equipment - Practicum (3 credits)

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to maintain and repair vessel’s deck machinery and cargo handling equipment independently under the broad supervision of the electrotechnical officer.

942.646 Maintenance & Repair of Control & Safety Systems of Shipboard Hotel Equipment (10 credits)

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of the maintenance & repair of control & safety systems of shipboard hotel equipment.

942.584 Maintenance and Repair of Control and Safety Systems of Hotel Equipment – Practicum (3 credits)

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to maintain and repair control and safety systems of hotel equipment independently under the broad supervision of the electrotechnical officer.

Year Three

942.631 Human Elements, Leadership and Management (HELM) (5 credits)

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to demonstrate advanced overall knowledge to apply communication, teamwork, leadership, management human tendencies to enable effective leadership at electrotechnical officer level of electrotechnical work on board.

942.632 HELM Practicum (10 credits)

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to lead and manage electrotechnical work on board in written and oral form to the standard required of an Electrotechnical Officer.

942.633 Orals Preparation (5 credits)

This is a capstone course that will prepare the student to respond to oral examination by Maritime New Zealand across the range of subjects taught during the Diploma in Marine Electrotechnology Programme. The oral examination is verification of the standard of competence required for the issue of certification as Electro Technical Officer as determined by Maritime New Zealand.

942.635 Operation and Maintenance of High Voltage Systems (5 credits)

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge of the operation and maintenance of power systems in excess of 1,000 volts.

942.636 Electrical Reticulation - Practicum (10 credits)

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to demonstrate competence to operate and maintain vessel’s generation, distribution and high voltage systems to electro technical officer (ETO) level.

942.638 Maintenance & Repair of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (10 credits)

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to demonstrate and advanced knowledge of maintenance and repair of electrical system equipment, switchboards, electric motors, generator and DC electrical systems and equipment; and function and performance tests of monitoring systems, automatic control systems, and protective devices.

942.640 Maintenance & Repair of Automation and Control Systems of Main Propulsion and Auxiliary Systems (10 credits)

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge of automation and control systems of main propulsion and auxiliary systems to maintain and repair automation systems.

942.643 Maintenance and Repair of Bridge Navigation Equipment and Ship Communication Systems - Practicum (10 credits)

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to maintain and repair vessel’s bridge navigation and ship communication systems on-job unsupervised to electro technical officer (ETO) level.

942.645 Maintenance & Repair of Electrical, Electronic and Control Systems of Deck Machinery and Cargo-Handling Equipment - Practicum (10 credits)

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to maintain and repair vessel’s deck machinery and cargo handling equipment on-job to electro technical officer (ETO) level.

942.647 Maintenance and Repair of Control and Safety Systems of Hotel Equipment – Practicum (10 credits)

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to maintain and repair control and safety systems of hotel equipment on-job to electro technical officer (ETO) level.

942.648 Pollution Prevention and Maritime Legislation (5 credits)

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to demonstrate an advanced knowledge of the legislative requirements relating to pollution of the marine environment; and safety of life at sea as required by electrotechnical officers.

942.649 Advanced Fire Fighting (5 credits)

To direct fire-fighting operations on board a vessel.

942.460 PISC (5 credits)

Operate survival craft and rescue boats.

942.585 Medical First Aid (5 credits)

To enable appropriate medical response to be offered where professional care may be at least a week away.

Optional Courses

942.627 Ship Stability and Stress for Marine Engineers (10 credits)

To develop student’s theoretical and practical knowledge of ship stability and stress to maintain the seaworthiness of the ship.

942.599 Ship Construction (5 credits)

To develop student’s theoretical and practical knowledge of ship construction to maintain the structural seaworthiness of the ship.

942.476 Basic Oil and Chemical (5 credits)

This course provides students with the knowledge, understanding and proficiency to serve on oil- and chemical tankers and be assigned specific duties and responsibilities related to cargo or cargo equipment.

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

Completion of this qualification and the required sea-time is a pre-requisite to applying for a Maritime New Zealand Electro technical Officer Certificate.

The Maritime New Zealand Electro-technical Officer (ETO) certificate of competency is the most senior maritime electro-technical role.

Offered by

School of NZ Maritime

Need help applying?

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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.

Key information for students

New Zealand Diploma in Marine Electro-technology (Level 6)

Entry Requirements
Minimum requirements [?] Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification. General Open entry for Domestic students 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/
Detailed requirements [?] Click here for more information on any additional entry criteria for this qualification. More information about entry to this qualification
Duration [?] The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification. 2.5 Years
Tuition Fees Annual Total Qualification
Student fees [?] Annual:
The annual tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (This is an average based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)

Total Qualification:
The total tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (This is an average based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)
$6,507 $16,268
Government tuition subsidy [?] Annual:
The average annual amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (This is an estimate based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

Total Qualification:
The average total amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (This is an estimate based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)
$18,854 $47,135
Total [?] Annual:
The combined total of the annual amount paid by both the student and government towards the tuition fees for this qualification. (This is an estimate based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

Total Qualification:
The combined total of the amount paid by both the student and government towards the total tuition fees for this qualification. (This is an estimate based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)
$25,361 $63,403
Compulsory student services fee
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Student Success
Successful course completions [?] The percentage of students who successfully completed courses towards this qualification last year. 56%
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%
On a benefit [?] 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. N/A
Note: all KIS information is the most recent available relating to domestic students only.
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