Diploma in Foreign-Going Master or Chief (Level 7) (Chief Engineering Foreign-Going)

Programme highlights

Are you a Marine Engineer looking to take the next step in your career? 

Are you an existing Marine Engineer Officer of the Watch?

Upgrade your licence level to manage engineering and technical teams on-board some of the most technologically advanced ships. 

You'll also develop the critical thinking skills to solve complicated engineering problems at sea.

When you graduate, you will be ready to take charge of engineering operations and lead teams of engineers.

On completion of the Marine Engineer Class 2 (MEC2) you can choose to take your qualification to the highest level with the Chief Marine Engineer Class 1 (MEC1).

Key facts

Start Month(s) January
Study Location(s) New Zealand Maritime School
Level 7
Domestic fees $8,100 (approx.)
Youth Guarantee Not Available
Programme Code MN3832
Duration

Marine Engineer Class 2: One year (full-time)

Marine Engineer Class 1 (optional strand): Additional 12 weeks (full-time)

Study Method Modules
Credits 120-150
International Fees NZD $16,200 (approx.)
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship Not Available
Qualification Diploma

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Entry requirements

Entry to the programme is restricted to:
  1. Those students holding a  Watchkeeper deck Certificate of Competency issued by Maritime New Zealand or an overseas qualification recognised by MNZ as being equivalent; or
  2. Those students who have completed the academic components of the NZ2515 NZ Diploma in Nautical Science programme; or
  3. Those students holding a Marine Engineer Class 3 Certificate of Competency issued by Maritime New Zealand or an overseas qualification recognised by MNZ as being equivalent, and passes within the past five years in the Mathematics and Engineering Drawing courses of the revised Class 3 Certificate of Competency; or
  4. Those students who have completed the academic components of the NZ2514 New Zealand Diploma in Marine Engineering programme.
English Language Entry Requirements

Applicants must have sufficient competence in the English language to undertake this programme, which is taught and assessed in English.

Any applicant whose first language is not English may be required to provide evidence of their English language competency.

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 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/

Regulatory and Other Entry Requirements

Students intending to pursue a seagoing career must produce evidence of having met the medical and eyesight/hearing standards currently in force by Maritime New Zealand. These are statutory requirements for working on vessels. Applicants must be physically capable of completing the programme.

Provisional Entry

Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme will be eligible to be enrolled as a student where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme may also be eligible to enrol in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the Director/Head of School.

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Career opportunities

Chief (MEC 1) and Second Engineer (MEC 2)

Senior engineers and heads of technical departments on-board the most complex and advanced vessels; technical operations on-board large cruise ships; managerial shore-based positions.

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Programme structure

You will need to complete the below eight courses  (120 credits):
Chief Engineering Foreign-Going

Level 5

946.506 Marine Engineering Maths 1 (15 credits)

To enable you to understand general mathematical principles underpinning the engineering behaviour of the ship and its environment, and to be equipped with appropriate mathematical skills to solve engineering problems and understand technical specifications and instructions for unfamiliar equipment.

Level 6

942.674 Fluid Mechanics Management (10 credits)

To enable the you to demonstrate broad theoretical knowledge of hydrostatic and hydrodynamic principles and a practical overview of applications for safe ship operations.

942.677 Electrical, Electronic and Control Engineering Management (15 credits)

To enable you to manage the operation of electrical and electronic control equipment.

Level 7

942.733 Solid Mechanics Management (15 credits)

To enable you to understand and apply the principles and laws of mechanics, apply problem solving skills to the dynamics of machines in particular power transmission systems and to develop problem solving skills in relation to strength of materials on-board a vessel in order to evaluate performance and make decisions involving seaworthiness.

942.736 Human Elements in Leadership and Management (HELM) (Leadership and Management) (15 credits)

To enable you to manage and lead a team in a maritime environment.

942.745 Naval Architecture Management (15 credits)

To enable you to develop their theoretical and practical knowledge of naval architecture and ship design features.

942.750 Thermodynamics 2 (20 credits)

To enable you to have a broad theoretical and practical overview of applied thermodynamics principles in order to evaluate performance and make decisions involving seaworthiness of a ship.

942.752 Engineering Knowledge (15 credits)

To enable you to have the theoretical and practical knowledge of main and auxiliary machinery to maintain the seaworthiness of a ship.

For Chief Engineer, Marine Engineer Class 1 (MEC 1), you will also need to complete the below two courses (30 credits):

942.735 Electrical Marine Control Engineering (15 credits)

To enable you to control the electrical and electronic equipment using PLC.

942.751 Chief Engineering Knowledge (15 credits)

To enable you to have the theoretical and practical knowledge of main and auxiliary machinery to maintain the seaworthiness of a ship and responsibility of the engineering crew.

Further training or study

Postgraduate programmes in the shipping industry.

Key information for students

Diploma in Foreign going Master or Chief (Level 7)

Entry Requirements
Minimum requirements [?] Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification. Entry Requirements Entry to the programme is restricted to: a) those students holding a Watchkeeper deck Certificate of Competency issued by Maritime New Zealand or an overseas qualification recognised by MNZ as being equivalent, Or b) those students who have completed the academic components of the NZ2515 New Zealand Diploma in Nautical Science programme, Or c) those students holding a Marine Engineer Class 3 Certificate of Competency issued by Maritime New Zealand or an overseas qualification recognised by MNZ as being equivalent Or d) those students who have completed the academic components of the NZ2514 New Zealand Diploma in Marine Engineering programme English Language Entry Requirements Applicants must have sufficient competence in the English language to undertake this programme, which is taught and assessed in English. Any applicant whose first language is not English may be required to provide evidence of their English language competency. English Language Requirements for International Students International students are required to meet the minimum English language requirements for this level programme as detailed on the following NZQA webpages: http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-related-rules/the -table/ And http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-related-rules/pro gramme-approval-and-accreditation/8/18/ Selection Criteria Places will be offered to students meeting the entry criteria on the basis of the order of confirmed course booking until such time as the course is deemed full. Students will be informed of the Maritime New Zealand health and fitness requirements for issuing a Certificate of Competency Licence. The student must: satisfy minimum age criteria, medical fitness [including vision, hearing], and 'fit and proper person' criteria
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. 1 Year
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.)
$6,433 $6,433
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.)
$19,065 $19,065
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.)
$25,498 $25,498
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. N/A
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.
Click here for more information about the Key Information for Students

Information is correct as at October 2019. Programme fees are based on a full-time student and 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 2020 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2020 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2020 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here www.manukau.ac.nz/cssf. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2020 are based on the 2019 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2020. 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.