Diploma in Foreign-Going Master or Chief (Level 7) (Chief Engineering Foreign-Going)

Programme highlights

Are you a Marine Engineer looking to take the next step in your career? 

Are you an existing Marine Engineer Officer of the Watch?

Upgrade your licence level to manage engineering and technical teams on-board some of the most technologically advanced ships. 

You'll also develop the critical thinking skills to solve complicated engineering problems at sea.

When you graduate, you will be ready to take charge of engineering operations and lead teams of engineers.

On completion of the Marine Engineer Class 2 (MEC2) you can choose to take your qualification to the highest level with the Chief Marine Engineer Class 1 (MEC1).

Key facts

Start Month(s) January
Study Location(s) New Zealand Maritime School
Level 7
Domestic fees $8,100 (approx.)
Youth Guarantee Not Available
Programme Code MN3832
Duration

Marine Engineer Class 2: One year (full-time)

Marine Engineer Class 1 (optional strand): Additional 12 weeks (full-time)

Study Method Modules
Credits 120-150
International Fees NZD $16,200 (approx.)
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship Not Available
Qualification Diploma

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Entry requirements

Entry to the programme is restricted to:
  1. Those students holding a  Watchkeeper deck Certificate of Competency issued by Maritime New Zealand or an overseas qualification recognised by MNZ as being equivalent; or
  2. Those students who have completed the academic components of the NZ2515 NZ Diploma in Nautical Science programme; or
  3. Those students holding a Marine Engineer Class 3 Certificate of Competency issued by Maritime New Zealand or an overseas qualification recognised by MNZ as being equivalent, and passes within the past five years in the Mathematics and Engineering Drawing courses of the revised Class 3 Certificate of Competency; or
  4. Those students who have completed the academic components of the NZ2514 New Zealand Diploma in Marine Engineering programme.
English Language Entry Requirements

Applicants must have sufficient competence in the English language to undertake this programme, which is taught and assessed in English.

Any applicant whose first language is not English may be required to provide evidence of their English language competency.

International students: English Language Entry Requirements

For the minimum English language requirements refer to the requirements set out in the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules

https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers-partners/qa-system-for-teos/english-international-students/

International students will generally be required to provide evidence of English language proficiency, for this programme an IELTS Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5 is required. Equivalent acceptable evidence can be seen at the following NZQA link:  https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-related-rules/the-table/

Regulatory and Other Entry Requirements

Students intending to pursue a seagoing career must produce evidence of having met the medical and eyesight/hearing standards currently in force by Maritime New Zealand. These are statutory requirements for working on vessels. Applicants must be physically capable of completing the programme.

Provisional Entry

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 Director/Head of School.

International students

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Career opportunities

Chief (MEC 1) and Second Engineer (MEC 2)

Senior engineers and heads of technical departments on-board the most complex and advanced vessels; technical operations on-board large cruise ships; managerial shore-based positions.

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Programme structure

You will need to complete the below eight courses  (120 credits):
Chief Engineering Foreign-Going

Level 5

946.506 Marine Engineering Maths 1 (15 credits)

To enable you to understand general mathematical principles underpinning the engineering behaviour of the ship and its environment, and to be equipped with appropriate mathematical skills to solve engineering problems and understand technical specifications and instructions for unfamiliar equipment.

Level 6

942.674 Fluid Mechanics Management (10 credits)

To enable the you to demonstrate broad theoretical knowledge of hydrostatic and hydrodynamic principles and a practical overview of applications for safe ship operations.

942.677 Electrical, Electronic and Control Engineering Management (15 credits)

To enable you to manage the operation of electrical and electronic control equipment.

Level 7

942.733 Solid Mechanics Management (15 credits)

To enable you to understand and apply the principles and laws of mechanics, apply problem solving skills to the dynamics of machines in particular power transmission systems and to develop problem solving skills in relation to strength of materials on-board a vessel in order to evaluate performance and make decisions involving seaworthiness.

942.736 Human Elements in Leadership and Management (HELM) (Leadership and Management) (15 credits)

To enable you to manage and lead a team in a maritime environment.

942.745 Naval Architecture Management (15 credits)

To enable you to develop their theoretical and practical knowledge of naval architecture and ship design features.

942.750 Thermodynamics 2 (20 credits)

To enable you to have a broad theoretical and practical overview of applied thermodynamics principles in order to evaluate performance and make decisions involving seaworthiness of a ship.

942.752 Engineering Knowledge (15 credits)

To enable you to have the theoretical and practical knowledge of main and auxiliary machinery to maintain the seaworthiness of a ship.

For Chief Engineer, Marine Engineer Class 1 (MEC 1), you will also need to complete the below two courses (30 credits):

942.735 Electrical Marine Control Engineering (15 credits)

To enable you to control the electrical and electronic equipment using PLC.

942.751 Chief Engineering Knowledge (15 credits)

To enable you to have the theoretical and practical knowledge of main and auxiliary machinery to maintain the seaworthiness of a ship and responsibility of the engineering crew.

Key dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the maritime calendar.

Further training or study

Postgraduate programmes in the shipping industry.

Information is correct as at October 2019. Programme fees are based on a full-time student and may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2020 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2020 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2020 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here www.manukau.ac.nz/cssf. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2020 are based on the 2019 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2020. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.