New Zealand Diploma in Marine Engineering

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology Limited

Subject area

Marine Craft Operation




2.0 Years

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the maritime industry with personnel who have the skills and knowledge required to operate and maintain engine room and auxiliary equipment to Marine Engineer Class 3 (MEC3) or Class 4 (MEC4) standards under the Maritime New Zealand Seafarer Certification and Operational Limits Framework.

The qualification is intended for marine engineers wishing to progress to more senior roles or move to larger vessels but is also open to new entrants to the industry.

Completion of this qualification is a pre-requisite to applying for a Maritime New Zealand Marine Engineer Class 3 (MEC3) or Class 4 (MEC4) Certificate. Award of these certificates by Maritime New Zealand may also require the completion of: a logbook, oral exam and ancillary certificates.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

There are no minimum academic requirements. If English is not the applicant's first language they must provide evidence of an IELTS overall academic score of at least 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5 issued within the last two years, or equivalent. Applicants should be aware that there are MNZ sea time, medical and eyesight requirements for the MNZ licence which this Programme contributes towards. Applicants should refer to website. Applicants must provide a Seafarers Medical Certificate or equivalent not more than two years old to the Programme Administrator prior to commencing any one of the following courses FAC511 STCW Medical First Aid, FFT511 STCW Advanced Fire Fighting, SCC511 STCW Proficiency In Survival Craft And Rescue Boats. Applicants must be physically fit and capable of participating in the practical training components.

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


2.0 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$7,291 $14,764
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$15,858 $32,113
Total $23,149 $46,876

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $54,388
Earnings range $38,136 - $79,921
In employment 58%
In further study 28%
On a benefit N/A

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Scholarship information

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Advance Ashburton Community Foundation: Tertiary Education

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Advance Ashburton Community Foundation



variable - see "Additional Information".

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BPW Hawera Second Chance Education Grant

Provided by:

BPW New Zealand - Projects Chair



The grant is up to $1000 .

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 422 733
Phone: (03) 546 9175
Fax: (03) 546 3325

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The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.

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