New Zealand Diploma in Marine Engineering (Level 6)

Programme highlights

Do you want to travel the world working as a Marine Engineering Officer?

Learn the practical skills you need to get a job as an engineering officer on board a ship. You could find work on a cruise liner, ferry, container ship or support vessels in the oil and gas industry.

Completing this programme and the required sea-time is a pre-requisite to obtaining the Maritime New Zealand Certificate of Competency (CoC), the required training leads to the Marine Engineer Class 3 (MEC 3). This certificate means you can work as an Engineering Officer on vessels anywhere in the world.

Key facts

Start Month(s) February
Study Location(s) New Zealand Maritime School
Level 6
Domestic fees $3,400 (approx.) per year
Youth Guarantee Not Available
Programme Code NZ2514
Duration

2.5 years (full-time, includes 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 Engineering Officer on foreign-going ships.

Programme structure

You will need to complete the 41 courses below (300 credits):

Year One

942.474 Engineering Watchkeeping 1 – Practicum (15 credits)

To ensure students are able to distinguish, initiate and implement best practice watch keeping practices on board vessels they serve on.

942.475 Electrical and Electronic Control Systems Operation – Practicum (5 credits)

To apply student’s theoretical, technical and practical knowledge of electrical, electronic and control engineering equipment and systems on board vessels.

942.593 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.

942.594 Mechanical Technology 1 (15 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.

942.595 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.

942.212 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 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.

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

942.473 Engineering Watchkeeping 1 (10 credits)

The aim of this course is to ensure students have the skills, knowledge and competency to manage safety of an engineering watch.

942.586 Engineering Watchkeeping 1 – Practicum (5 credits)

To ensure students are able to distinguish, initiate and implement best practice watch keeping practices on board vessels they serve on.

942.587 Electrical and Electronic Control Systems Operation (15 credits)

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to understand basic configuration and operation principles of electrical, electronic and control equipment.

942.588 Electrical and Electronic Control Systems Operation – Practicum (10 credits)

To apply student’s theoretical, technical and practical knowledge of electrical, electronic and control engineering equipment and systems on board vessels.

942.589 Electrical and Electronic Control Systems Maintenance and Repair 1 (15 credits)

To develop students’ capability to maintain and repair marine electrical and electronic equipment and systems whilst following safe operating procedures.

942.590 Technical Design Communications (10 credits)

To develop student’s theoretical and practical knowledge of ships electrical and electronic diagrams together with the interpretation of machinery drawings and handbooks.

942.591 Electrical and Electronic Maintenance – Practicum (5 credits)

To apply student’s theoretical, technical and practical knowledge of electrical, electronic and control engineering equipment and systems on board vessels.

942.592 Main and Auxiliary Machinery 1 (15 credits)

To develop student’s theoretical and practical knowledge of engine room plant and equipment and apply that to the safe and efficient operation of the vessel’s main propulsion plant and auxiliary equipment.

942.596 Main and Auxiliary Machinery 1 – Practicum (3 credits)

To develop student’s theoretical and practical knowledge of engine room plant and equipment and apply that to the safe and efficient operation of the vessel’s main propulsion plant and auxiliary equipment.

942.598 Fuel, Lubrication, Ballast and other Pumping Systems (3 credits)

To develop student’s theoretical and practical knowledge of pumps and piping systems including control systems and apply that to the safe and efficient operation of the vessel’s auxiliary equipment.

942.597 Fuel, Lubrication, Ballast and other Pumping Systems – Practicum (10 credits)

To develop student’s theoretical and practical knowledge of pumps and piping systems including control systems and apply that to the safe and efficient operation of the vessel’s auxiliary equipment.

942.657 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.

943.547 Stability and Structure – Practicum (2 credits)

To develop student’s theoretical and practical knowledge of ship stability and stress to maintain the seaworthiness of the ship along with more specific knowledge of ship construction.

943.548 Maintenance and Repair of Shipboard Machinery and Equipment – Part A (8 credits)

To develop student’s theoretical and practical knowledge of the maintenance and repair of shipboard machinery and equipment.

943.549 Maintenance and Repair of Shipboard Machinery and Equipment – Part B (7 credits)

To develop student’s theoretical and practical knowledge of the maintenance and repair of shipboard machinery and equipment.

943.550 Maintenance and Repair of Shipboard Machinery and Equipment – Practicum (2 credits)

To apply student’s theoretical and practical knowledge of the maintenance and repair of shipboard machinery and equipment.

Optional Courses

942.476 Basic Oil and Chemicals (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.

943.551 High Voltage at Operational Level (5 credits)

To develop students’ capability to operate, maintain & troubleshoot High Voltage marine installations safely & efficiently.

Year Three

942.661 Orals Preparation (5 credits)

To prepare students to meet the final examination requirements for the issue of a MEC3 or MEC 4 Certificate of Competency by Maritime New Zealand.

942.650 Human Elements Leadership and Management (H.E.L.M.) (5 credits)

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to demonstrate advanced overall knowledge to apply communication, teamwork, leadership, management of human tendencies to enable effective leadership at Officer in Charge of an Engineering Watch operational level.

942.651 Main and Auxiliary Machinery 2 (25 credits)

To ensure students develop a depth of theoretical and practical knowledge of a vessels main and auxiliary plant and equipment that enables them to efficiently plan and schedule technical operational and maintenance requirements of a vessel.

942.652 Electrical and Electronic Control Systems Operation – Practicum (10 credits)

To apply student’s theoretical, technical and practical knowledge of electrical, electronic and control engineering equipment and systems on board vessels.

942.653 Electrical and Electronic Control Systems Maintenance and Repair 2 (5 credits)

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of electrical system testing.

942.654 Electrical and Electronic Maintenance – Practicum (5 credits)

To apply students’ knowledge and understanding of marine electrical and electronic equipment and systems to ensure safe operating procedures are followed whilst on board the vessel.

942.655 Main and Auxiliary Machinery 2 – Practicum (4 credits)

To develop student’s theoretical and practical knowledge of engine room plant and equipment and apply that to the safe and efficient operation of the vessel’s main propulsion plant and auxiliary equipment.

941.517 Fuel, Lubrication, Ballast and other Pumping Systems – Practicum (3 credits)

To develop student’s theoretical and practical knowledge of pumps and piping systems including control systems and apply that to the safe and efficient operation of the vessel’s auxiliary equipment.

942.658 Stability and Structure – Practicum (3 credits)

To apply the student’s theoretical and practical knowledge of ship stability and stress to maintain the seaworthiness of the ship along with practical application of the knowledge of ship construction.

942.659 Maintenance and Repair of Shipboard Machinery and Equipment - Practicum (5 credits)

To apply a student’s theoretical and practical knowledge in the maintenance and repair of shipboard machinery and equipment.

942.660 Pollution Prevention and Maritime Legislation (5 credits)

To develop student’s theoretical knowledge of pollution prevention of the marine environment requirements and the monitoring of compliance with IMO conventions concerning the safety of life at sea and protection of the marine environment.

942.649 Advanced Fire Fighting (5 credits)

To direct fire-fighting operations on board a vessel.

942.464 Proficiency in Survival Craft (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

942.731 Crisis Management and Human Behaviour (5 credits)

To develop the student’s level of competence in dealing with passengers in a crisis or emergency situation in accordance with their capacity, duties and responsibilities.

942.477 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.

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

Following further sea-time and training this will enable you to ultimately progress to the rank of Chief Engineer on any vessel sailing world-wide.

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

Need help applying?

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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. 63%
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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