Institute of Technology or PolytechnicManukau Institute of Technology
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Do you want to travel the world working as a marine engineering officer?
Learn the practical skills you need to get a job as an engineering officer on board a ship.
You could find work on a cruise liner, ferry, container ship or support vessels in the oil and gas industry.
Completing this programme and the required sea-time is a pre-requisite to obtaining the Maritime New Zealand certificate of competency, the required training leads to the Marine Engineer Class 3 (MEC 3). This certificate means you can work as an engineering officer on vessels anywhere in the world.
Marine Engineering Officer on foreign-going ships.
Following further sea-time and training this will enable you to ultimately progress to the rank of Chief Engineer on any vessel sailing world-wide.
Marine Engineer Class 2 (MEC 2) and Marine Engineer Class 1 (MEC 1) license certificates.
Entry to this qualification is open but completion does not guarantee the award of a Maritime New Zealand license.
Applicants are required to complete Year 12 or equivalent of secondary school.
Entry requirements vary from country to country.
IELTS test: Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5; TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT): Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE); TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT): Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18); Cambridge English Examinations: FCE, or FCE for schools, or CAE, or CPE with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests; Pearson Test of English (Academic): PToE (Academic) score of 50; City & Guilds IESOL: B2 Communicator with a score of 66; Language Cert: C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS.