Institute of Technology or PolytechnicNelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
This course is available
Level of Study
300 credit hours
Next start date
Expected Aug 2023
Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
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 Watch keepers (STCW) Officer in Charge of an Engineering Watch Class 3 certificate of competency or Maritime New Zealand Seafarer Certification and Operational Limits Framework Class 4 certificate of competency.
STCW Officer in Charge of an Engineering Watch Class 3 certificate of competency
Provides the domestic and international maritime industry, with marine engineers who are able to work in an engineering capacity as Engineer Officer of the Watch on merchant navy vessels.
MNZ Marine Engineer Class 4 (MEC4) STCW-F
Provides the domestic maritime industry, with marine engineers who are able to work in an engineering capacity as Chief Engineer.
Blended delivery (online and in person)
A flexible learning approach gives you the option of completing components of the courses online, minimising time away from your job, while taking advantage of your workplace situation to enhance the relevance of your learning.
The blended delivery of the programme will also contribute to your employability by enhancing your core transferable skills; particularly digital literacy, problem solving, communication skills and team work.
This Diploma will enable you to pathway into the Level 7 degree courses leading to Marine Engineering Officer Qualifications.
Length: 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.
NCEA Level 2
Qualification on the NZQF at Level 4 or above in a related discipline
English Language Requirements
Prior to attending the FFT511 and SSC511 courses, applicants must provide: a medical certificate or other acceptable medical certificate, not more than two years old at the time of attending the FFT511 Advanced Fire Fighting Course, and the SSC511 Proficiency in Survival Craft course.
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.