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Full-time or part-time
Duration will vary depending on your sea-time and any prior qualifications you may have. The programme includes a 30 - 36 weeks full time block course here in Nelson.
A Compulsory Student Services Fee also applies ($240 for fulltime students).
Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection. View course details for individual fees.
Prepare yourself for employment in the merchant navy on vessels of any size, operating anywhere in the world.
This programme is a significant part of the Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) training requirements for students to gain the internationally recognised Standards of Training and Certification of Watchkeepers (STCW) Officer in Charge of an Engineering Watch Class 3 certificate of competency and / or the domestic Class 4 certificate of competency.
This qualification provides the domestic and international maritime industry, with marine engineers who are able to work as Engineer Officer of the Watch on merchant navy vessels of any size and propulsion power, anywhere in the world.
Provides the domestic and international fishing industry with Chief Engineers on vessels with a maximum propulsion power of 3,000KW.
A flexible learning approach gives you the option of completing a few components of the courses online, minimising time away from your job.
The blended delivery of the programme also contributes to your employability by enhancing your core transferable skills; particularly digital literacy, problem solving, communication skills and team work.
The Diploma will enable you to pathway into the level 7 programmes leading to Marine Engineer Class 2 and Class 1 (MEC2 and MEC1) qualifications.
|Minimum requirements Learn more|
Academic requirements: NCEA Level 2 a qualification on the NZQF at Level 4 or above in a related discipline. Alternative requirements: Applicants who are unable to evidence that they meet Academic Entry Requirements, but who can demonstrate acquired skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, may be approved for alternative entry by the Curriculum Manager or delegate. English language requirements: If English is not the applicant s first language, applicants will need to provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Table: IELTS 6.0 Academic (no lower than 5.5 in each band) Note: Applicants who do not have evidence of English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, may contact NMIT for an assessment. Applicants who have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements are not required to provide evidence of English language skills IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
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|Student fees Learn more||$6,542||$13,247|
|Government tuition subsidy Learn more||$16,143||$32,690|
|TOTAL Learn more||$22,685||$45,937|
|Compulsory Student Services Fee|
|Student loan information Learn more||StudyLink|
|Successful course completions||97%|
|3 years after completion|
|Median earnings Learn more||$54,388|
|Earnings range Learn more||$38,136 - $79,921|
|In employment Learn more||58%|
|In further study Learn more||28%|
|On a benefit Learn more||N/A|
Note: All KIS information is the most recent available relating to domestic students only. Learn more about Key Information for Students