New Zealand Diploma in Nautical Science (Level 6)

Programme highlights

Qualify for an exciting career at sea with the Diploma in Nautical Science, delivered by blended learning. The NZ Maritime School is the only School in New Zealand delivering this programme, with graduates enjoying outstanding success rates in New Zealand and around the world.

The programme, when combined with the required seatime and other MNZ requirements, will entitle you to apply for the watchkeeper deck Certificate of Competency. It provides the required knowledge, skills and experience for eventual seagoing employment as a Watchkeeping Officer on board commercial ships.

Key facts

Start Month(s) February (flexible start dates may be available for certain modules, enquire for more information)
Study Location(s) New Zealand Maritime School
Level 6
Domestic fees $7,300 (approx.) per year
Youth Guarantee Not Available
Programme Code NZ2515
Duration

Three years (incorporating two years school time and twelve months practical sea-time)

Study Method Full-time
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

Navigation officer positions on foreign-going ships.

Click here to see potential salary range.

Programme structure

You will need to complete the 26 topics below (300 credits):

Year One

942.204 Maritime Preparatory (7 credits)

Introduction to solving problems using applied mathematics and the principles of physics in the maritime environment.

141.318 Maritime Mathematics (15 credits)

Solve problems using applied mathematics in the maritime environment.

942.445 Maritime Physics (19 credits)

Apply physics principles to appreciate systems and to solve problems in the maritime environment.

942.306 Maritime Computing (7 credits)

Introduction to computers in the maritime environment.

942.431 Maritime Industry (7 credits)

Demonstrate knowledge of the maritime industry.

942.418 Bridge Preparatory (10 credits)

Preparatory for students about to complete their 6 months understudying the officer of the watch at sea.

942.419 Basic Fire Fighting (6 credits)

Control and extinguish fires on board ship and conduct blind search and rescue operations.

942.430 Proficiency in Survival Craft (6 credits)

Take charge of survival craft.

Year Two

Campus course component

942.446 Ship Construction (7 credits)

Demonstrate knowledge of ship construction.

942.662 Stability and Stress (15 credits)

Demonstrate knowledge of ship construction.

942.664 Cargo Work (15 credits)

Determine criteria for the handling and carriage of cargoes in a foreign going ship.

942.512 Deck Watchkeeping (8 credits)

Perform the duties of a deck watchkeeper in port and dry dock.

942.526 Compass Work (4 credits)

Utilise compasses, repeaters and automatic pilots of foreign going ships.

942.507 Coastal Navigation (4 credits)

Navigate a foreign going ship using coastal navigation techniques.

946.501 Celestial Navigation (14 credits)

Navigate a foreign going ship using celestial techniques.

942.666 Electronic Navigation (10 credits)

Navigate a foreign going ship using electronic aids.

942.521 Plan Passages (15 credits)

Plan passages for foreign going ships.

942.522 Anti-Collision Radar (4 credits)

Utilise radar on foreign going ships for collision prevention.

942.523 Tidal Predictions (8 credits)

Determine tidal windows for port entry and departure.

942.524 Meteorology (12 credits)

Apply principles of meteorology to forecast future conditions.

942.668 Bridge Watchkeeping (16 credits)

Perform the duties of a watchkeeping officer.

Sea course component

942.444 Ship Construction (4 credits)

Demonstrate knowledge of ship construction.

942.663 Stability and Stress (4 credits)

Demonstrate knowledge of ship construction.

942.665 Cargo Work (4 credits)

Determine criteria for the handling and carriage of cargoes in a foreign going ship.

942.565 Deck Watchkeeping (4 credits)

Perform the duties of a deck watchkeeper in port and dry dock.

942.567 Compass Work (4 credits)

Utilise compasses, repeaters and automatic pilots of foreign going ships.

942.564 Coastal Navigation (4 credits)

Navigate a foreign going ship using celestial techniques.

946.502 Celestial Navigation (4 credits)

Navigate a foreign going ship using celestial techniques.

942.667 Electronic Navigation (5 credits)

Navigate a foreign going ship using electronic aids.

942.556 Plan Passages (3 credits)

Plan passages for foreign going ships.

942.557 Anti-Collision Radar (4 credits)

Utilise radar on foreign going ships for collision prevention.

942.559 Tidal Predictions (3 credits)

Determine tidal windows for port entry and departure.

942.529 Meteorology (4 credits)

Apply principles of meteorology to forecast future conditions.

942.669 Bridge Watchkeeping (5 credits)

Perform the duties of a watchkeeping officer.

Year Three

942.511 Officer's Maritime Medic (5 credits)

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

942.614 Advanced Fire Fighting (6 credits)

Take charge of fire-fighting and damage control activity.

942.428 GRTOC (2 credits)

Conduct external communications using general radio telephone subsystems.

942.525 GMDSS (6 credits)

Conduct external communications using GMDSS subsystems.

946.503 MSA SAFETY ORAL (17 credits)

This course is to prepare students to take the MNZ oral examination for Watchkeeper or Second Mate of a Foreign Going Ship.

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

Diploma in Foreign Going Masters and Chief (level 7) MN3832 - that with seatime, leads to the Certificate of Competency as Chief Mate, and Master.

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 Nautical Science (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. 3 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.)
$3,665 $10,995
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.)
$15,712 $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.)
$19,377 $58,130
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. 54%
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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