New Zealand Diploma in Marine Engineering (Level 6)

Programme highlights

This programme provides a qualification for students wanting to work as Engineering Officers on a wide range of foreign going ships from cruise liners, ferries, and container vessels through to support vessels in the oil and gas industry.

The programme will prepare you for an interesting career in an international industry which has solid demand for well-trained and motivated people.

Completion of this programme will enable you to obtain a sea-going certificate of competency from Maritime New Zealand which will entitle you to sail as an Engineer Watchkeeping Officer on foreign going vessels operating worldwide. This will enable you to ultimately progress to sailing as a Chief Engineer on any vessel sailing world-wide.

This qualification includes New Zealand Certificate in Maritime Crewing (Level 4) combined with seatime which forms the first year of our three Diploma's (Nautical Science, Marine Engineering and Marine Electro-Technology (Level 6). It is expected that you will continue on to one of these Diploma's.

The New Zealand Maritime School is currently the only NZ provider of this programme.

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 $3,400 (approx.) per year
Youth Guarantee Not available
Programme Code NZ2514
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

International students

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Career opportunities

Marine Engineering Officer on foreign-going ships.

Programme structure

Year One 

  • Engineering Watch-keeping 1 practicum Year 1
  • Electrical and electronic control systems operation (Practicum year 1)
  • Marine Engineering Maths
  • Mechanical Technology 1
  • Thermodynamics
  • STCW basic safety training Basic Sea Survival
  • STCW basic safety training Basic Fire Fighting
  • STCW basic safety training Basic First Aid
  • STCW basic safety training Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities
  • Proficiency in Security Awareness

Year Two

  • Engineering Watch-keeping 1
  • Engineering Watch-keeping 1 practicum Year 2
  • Electrical and electronic control systems operation
  • Electrical and electronic control systems operation (Practicum
    year 2)
  • Electrical and electronic control systems maintenance and repair 1
  • Technical design communications
  • Electrical and electronic maintenance practicum year 2
  • Main and auxiliary machinery 1
  • Main and auxiliary machinery 1 (Practicum year 2)
  • Fuel, lubrication, ballast and other pumping systems
  • Fuel, lubrication, ballast and other pumping systems (Practicum year 2)
  • Ship stability and stress for marine engineers
  • Ship Construction
  • Stability and structure practicum Year 2
  • Maintenance and repair of shipboard machinery and equipment part A
  • Maintenance and repair of shipboard machinery and equipment part B
  • Maintenance and repair of shipboard machinery and equipment practicum year 2

Optional Courses

  • Basic Oil and Chemicals
  • High Voltage at Operational Level

Year Three

  • Orals preparation
  • Human Elements Leadership and Management (H.E.L.M.)
  • Main and auxiliary machinery 2
  • Electrical and electronic control systems operation (Practicum year 3)
  • Electrical and electronic control systems maintenance and repair 2
  • Electrical and electronic maintenance practicum year 3
  • Main and auxiliary machinery 1 (Practicum year 3)
  • Fuel, lubrication, ballast and other pumping systems (Practicum year 3)
  • Stability and structure practicum Year 3
  • Maintenance and repair of shipboard machinery and equipment practicum year 3
  • Pollution Prevention and Maritime Legislation
  • Advanced firefighting
  • Proficiency in survival craft (PISC)
  • Medical First Aid

Optional Courses

  • Crisis Management and Human Behaviour
  • Marine Dangerous Goods

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

Marine Engineer Class 2 and Marine Engineer Class 1 license certificates.

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

New Zealand Diploma in Marine Engineering (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.)
$6,523 $16,308
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.)
$18,875 $47,187
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.)
$25,398 $63,494
Compulsory student services fee
Student loan information [?] Click here for more information on loans and allowances. StudyLink
Student Success
Successful course completions [?] The percentage of students who successfully completed courses towards this qualification last year. 65%
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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