Graduate Certificate in Shipping Level 7

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Programme Details

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Go the extra distance with your shipping career
If you want to enhance your industry skills and knowledge and take your shipping career along a management path, this programme has been designed with you in mind.

You may already be working in the industry in middle management or aspire to take on management responsibilities in the future. Or you may be looking to get into the industry or be working in related sectors such as import or export companies involved in significant shipping activity.

When you graduate you'll be able to efficiently carry out the tasks required of intermediate and management roles within the shipping industry. You will be able to establish systems, research and develop solutions to problems, and implement and evaluate strategies for optimising efficiency.

Programme Code MN4471
Study Method Part-time
Qualification MIT Graduate Certificate

Four semesters

Applications Close when programme is full
Start Dates February and July
Level 7
Credits 60
Fees $2,988 (approx)
International Student Fees $8,725 per semester

Offered by

New Zealand Maritime School

Entry Requirements

Applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Have successfully completed an appropriate NQF Level 6 or 7 programme, e.g. a Diploma in Business, Bachelor of Business or equivalent
  • Have successfully completed the MIT Diploma in Supply Chain Management (Level 5) plus relevant work experience
  • Have successfully completed the MIT Diploma in Shipping and Freight (Level 5) plus relevant work experience
  • Evidence of at least 3 years relevant work experience at a senior operational level or equivalent (prospective students may be asked to complete a research essay to show academic ability).
  • Have English language competence to undertake this programme, which is taught and assessed in English. Any applicant whose first language is not English must provide evidence of an overall IELTS (Academic) band score of 6.0 (with no score below 5.5) or equivalent.

Personal presentation and discipline, communication skills, attitude and motivation to learn and succeed will be determined through an interview.  All applicants will be interviewed.  The interview will also provide an opportunity to outline the programme and to ensure the applicant is aware of the course content and assessment policies.  The interview will also ensure that the applicant has applied for the most appropriate level of programme by assessing work experience, prior learning and aptitude.  Alternative means to assess these criteria will be adopted where an interview is not practicable, e.g. in the case of international applicants. 

Note:  Applicants are welcome to bring a support person to the interview.  S

Prospective students who meet the entry criteria and interview requirements will be accepted in order of application until the programme is full.  Preference may be given to graduates from the Manukau Institute of Technology Diploma in Supply Chain Management or the Manukau Institute of Technology Diploma in Shipping and Freight.

Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme will be eligible to be enrolled as a student where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme may also be eligible to enrol in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the Faculty Dean.

Programme Summary

The programme comprises 4 compulsory courses available July-Dec full time or paper by paper part time.

  • Managing Risk in the Supply Chain
  • Transport and Maritime Law
  • Trade Management
  • Logistics Practice

Additional special interest papers available periodically outside this qualification.

  • Chartering Practice
  • Port Management
  • Ship Stability and Planning


Further Training or Study

Bachelor of Applied Management

Career Opportunities

Intermediate and management positions within the shipping industry.

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