Careers in the maritime industry are well-paid and a qualification from MIT's New Zealand Maritime School (NZMS) could take you around the globe.

All seagoing ships, be they cruise liners, freighters or technical and research vessels, need physically fit, independent crew who work well as a team.

If you love the ocean and are good at technical subjects, launch your training at the best facility New Zealand has to offer.

NZMS is becoming Te Pūkenga

Vocational education in Aotearoa is changing to better meet the needs of learners like you.

As part of this transformational change, NZMS will next year become fully part of Te Pūkenga, a national network delivering skills training in a wide range of locations throughout Aotearoa. This means that while you’re applying with NZMS now, from Semester 1, 2023 when you enrol you’ll become a Te Pūkenga learner.

The new system has the success and wellbeing of learners at its heart, and a review of all programmes is currently underway to help support this, including the programme that you’ve enrolled with. The aim is to make qualifications more portable, consistent and closely aligned with the needs of industry, and more in tune with where the world is headed.

As the programme review is ongoing, the courses outlined may be liable to change over time. Rest assured that we’ll notify you of any material changes to delivery that might impact what you’re studying, where you’re studying or the ways you’re learning.

Meet the team

MIT's New Zealand Maritime School is staffed by an experienced and dedicated team of trained lecturers who have a background of senior practical experience in the industry, in addition to their formal professional and teaching qualifications.

Our team shares a commitment to ensuring that our students develop their competency and professionalism within an environment that is friendly, caring and supportive.

Meet some of our lecturers

Why choose MIT's New Zealand Maritime School?

Our first-rate qualifications in nautical science and marine engineering, and our worldwide reputation for producing the best-trained cadets and graduates, will take you anywhere in the world.

Our engineering graduates attain sought after job placement and cadetships because our students are trained in a full mission engine room simulator and graduate with hands-on experience using real equipment. Your classroom window is the Ports of Auckland and when you graduate you will have been studying and working in and around the port, worked with mentors in the industry and met many prospective employers.

As part of our School of NZ Maritime, we also offer a full range of ongoing accreditation block courses, to ensure your certifications are kept up to date.


The following programmes are available in this area of study:

Level 5
Level 6
Level 7