Diploma in Nautical Science
Level 6

Diploma in Nautical Science

  • NMIT is part of Te Pūkenga

    This means that you will now graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification. Read more

  • Locations and dates


    25 July 2024
    (excludes STCW Basic Training). Please note: ON CAMPUS classes start 5 August
  • Length

    Duration will vary depending on your sea-time and any prior qualifications you may have. The programme includes a 36-43 weeks full time block course here in Nelson.

  • Total credits


  • Fees

    2024: $11,610 plus $424 Student Services Levy - dependent on prior learning experience and course selection

    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.

  • National qualification code


This qualification is an approved training programme for MNZ Watchkeeper Deck (or IMO STCW II/1 Officer of the Watch).

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Located in Nelson, the International Maritime Institute of New Zealand (IMINZ) is part of Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT). Since 1976 when we opened as the New Zealand School of Fisheries, we have been training outstanding seafarers. At IMINZ we offer a range of qualifications for both entry level and experienced seafarers.

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This programme is for mariners who meet the requirements of Maritime New Zealand (MNZ)(external link) to apply for their Watchkeeper Deck Certificate of Competency, please see the Watchkeeper Deck MNZ guidelines(external link) for more information.

This qualification is also a recognised programme for the International Maritime Organisation (IMO)(external link) certificate STCW II/1 Officer of the Watch (OOW).










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