COVID-19 student and staff update See more
From 2023, NMIT and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of
Te Pūkenga, and you will graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification. See more here.
Full-time with some part-time options
24 weeks total duration for MEC5 (includes MEC6) – includes online/distance learning components and a 10 week block course here in Nelson. If you already hold MEC6, then this duration will be reduced.
2022: $2,757 plus $90 Student Services Levy
A Compulsory Student Services Levy applies ($2 per credit).
Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection.
View course details for individual fees.
Do you enjoy building and maintaining machines or systems? Are you a natural problem-solver? Do you thirst for adventure on the high seas? Why not turn your interest into a career as a Marine Engineer?
This programme is a significant stepping stone toward a worthwhile career as a seafarer. The Class 5 is a 45 credit certificate programme to add on to your endorsement in Marine Engineering Class 6. This optional endorsement recognises those that can apply their skill to advanced vessel systems including electrical and control systems.
You need 200 hours of seatime on any powered vessel and a completed MEC6 MNZ Training Record Book to apply.
Learn how to operate and maintain all the equipment and systems onboard a vessel
Whether your interest is new vessel construction and boat building or equipment maintenance and upgrades, this programme aims to provide you with practical maritime engineering skills. How you apply these skills is your choice - careers in the maritime industry are many and diverse (learn more below - under Careers).
Furthermore, if you want more information on the International Maritime Institute of New Zealand click the link IMINZ.(external link)
Marine Engineers ensure the safe operation and essential maintenance of systems for the benefit of the crew and surrounding environment. This programme aims to develop these essential skills. Our focus on safety and leadership has earned New Zealand a solid reputation worldwide for maritime engineering training. For example, The Marine Engineer Class 5 license (MEC5) is internationally recognised.