New Zealand Diploma in Nautical Science

Manukau Institute of Technology

Subject area

Marine Craft Operation

Qualification

Duration

3

3 Years

Total student fees

$19,333

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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 people who have the skills and knowledge required by the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) to work as Officer of the Watch (Deck) on foreign-going ships. Graduates will be able to work directly under the Chief Mate or Master and have a very high level of responsibility for the safety of the vessel. The Officer of the Watch will be expected to operate unsupervised for extended periods in sole charge of complex and unpredictable vessel operations.
This qualification is for seafarers training to become officers in charge of a navigational watch on ships of 500 GT or more operating in unlimited waters but is also open to suitably qualified new entrants to the maritime industry.

The qualification covers the requirements for Watchkeeper Deck under the Maritime NZ Seafarer Certification and Operational Limits Framework.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

9.1.1. General * Students intending to pursue a seagoing career must produce evidence of having met the medical and eyesight standards currently in force by Maritime New Zealand. These are statutory requirements for working on ships. AND * Completed the academic component of the New Zealand Certificate in Maritime Crewing - Able Seafarer Deck strand (L4) (NZ2511-01) OR * Provide evidence of sea service required for the Watchkeeper certificate of competency as per STCW code 9.1.2. Academic Applicants must meet the following criteria for admission into the programme Applicants with no seagoing experience: 14 credits in either Mathematics (calculus, algebra or equivalent) and/or Physics 9.1.3. English Language entry requirements Applicants must have sufficient competence in the English language to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English. 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

Detailed requirements

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


Duration

3 Years


Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$6,444 $19,333
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$13,936 $41,808
Total $20,380 $61,140

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Student Success

76%


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 N/A
Earnings range N/A
In employment N/A
In further study N/A
On a benefit N/A

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 22 62 62
Phone: (0800) 626252
Fax: (09) 968 8701
Email: enquiries@manukau.ac.nz
Web: http://www.manukau.ac.nz

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