MIT 2nd & Chief Engineer
Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT)
Auckland, New Zealand
Note: Students after Class 2 CoC from New Zealand can stay back upto 1 year and take up employment in New Zealand as per new immigration rules applicable from November 2018. Please read the information in the link below:
Students holding a PANAMA CoC (Class 4 / 2E / CE) can now do their 2/E and C/E CoC from New Zealand. If you are holding a PANAMA CoC, please apply for Pre-Assessment with Maritime New Zealand at the earliest. Pre-Assessment procedure is free of cost and takes about 4 weeks normally. This new rule came from October 2019. Kindly note that only PANAMA CoC is being accepted by Maritime New Zealand. If you hold any other CoC for e.g. Honduras, Dominica, Liberia, etc., it is advisable that you apply for your Maritime New Zealand pre-assessment as well. If you have any queries regarding this, please give me a call / whatsapp me at 9892725375.
Please find MNZ eligibility letter issued to a student holding Panama CoC.
Other CoCs for e.g. India, UK, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, etc., are acceptable to Maritime NZ for higher CoC exams.
2nd Engineers (MEC 2) & Chief Engineer (MEC 1)
Documentary evidence to prove sea service are the following:
It is advisable but not compulsory to obtain a MNZ pre-assessment done before joining the course at MIT, Auckland. If you are unsure about your sea service, it is advisable to get your pre-assessment done and this will take 4 weeks.
Download the Pre-Assessment Form and send documents by email and pay by credit card to save on postage cost and time.
Students who wish to do a Class I CoC from New Zealand but hold a Class 2 CoC from some other country (for e.g. India,UK, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Srilanka, etc.) should definitely get a pre-assessment done before they travel to New Zealand.
Maritime New Zealand contact details are as given below:
Course starting date and duration:
There are multiple intakes in a year (1 intake every month) from February till October as the mode of delivery is Modular for the MEC 2 course. Expected duration of stay in Auckland will be 12 months for the MEC 2 course.
Holidays: Notes:*Auckland Anniversary – Monday 27/01/20; Waitangi Day— Thursday 06/02/20;
Easter Break: 10/04/20—21404/20; Anzac Day Monday 27/04/20; Queen’s Birthday –Monday 01/06/20;
Labour Day—Monday 26/10/20
The course duration for the MEC 1 course is 4 months.
For booking a course, please Whatsapp or email the following documents to us.
Kindly Whatsapp (+91 – 9892725375) or email the above documents to email@example.com
There is no payment to be done for booking a seat in the college.
It will take about 3 weeks to receive your admission letter from the college. Admission letter will come by email.
IELTS Academic / Pearson PTE English Language Test:
An English language test is a requirement before you can apply for the New Zealand student visa. English test is not required for booking a seat in the college but you will not be able to apply for a New Zealand visa if you have not cleared this English language test. You will need to sit for the English test even if you have earlier studied in New Zealand.
You may sit for either of the following tests:
The score required in IELTS Academic English test is an overall score of 6 band with no sectional score below 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Spoken or Listening section.
The score required for Pearson PTE Academic English test is an overall score of 50 with no sectional score below 42 in Reading, Writing, Spoken or Listening section.
You can download IELTS and Pearson PTE app on your mobile phone and practice before you sit for the actual test. Youtube videos are also available on IELTS and Pearson PTE to help you prepare for these tests.
Tuition Fees & Living Expenses:
The course tuition fees for MEC 2 is about Nz$ 22,400 (excluding STCW short courses & Tanker courses). Click on the link for Tuition Fees and course details for the MEC 2 and MEC 1 course. The tuition fees does not include STCW short courses and tanker courses.
MIT Auckland short course fees details can be seen by visiting the link below:
Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) does not accept DG Shipping approved advanced STCW courses and tanker courses from India. These courses have to be compulsorily done in New Zealand or you can do the MCA approved courses from India which are acceptable in New Zealand.
Please view MNZ oral / CoC fees by visiting the link below:
Food & Accommodation expenses will be about Nz$ 1,000 per month (approx. INR 50,000)on a conservative budget.
Your expected all total expenses in New Zealand is expected to be Nz$ 40,000 (INR 20 Lakhs) for the MEC 2 course. This includes tuition fees, MNZ fees, STCW courses, food, accommodation, travel, visas, English test, etc. You are allowed to work part-time in New Zealand which will help you to recover around Nz$ 12,000 (6 Lakhs INR). Working part-time can help bring the total cost down to about Nz$ 28,000 (14 Lakhs INR).
Applying for Pre-Assessment:
Pre-Assessment is done by Maritime New Zealand (MNZ). It is free of cost and the procedure takes about 4 weeks. MNZ checks your sea-time and CoC for authenticity in this process.
You need to send the following documents by email for applying for Pre-Assessment with MNZ:
Make single PDF files of all above 5 documents i.e. total of 5 PDF files and email to MNZ at: firstname.lastname@example.org You need to send an email to MNZ (sample draft email copy attached) along with the above documents. Download the app CAMSCANNER on your smart phone. This is a free app and it will help you to make clear PDF files when you take images of your documents using your smart phone.
Funds to show for New Zealand Visa:
Visa rules keep on changing pretty frequently and hence every student should be aware of what the present rules are.
The funds shown for New Zealand visa will include the following:
The total funds to be shown for New Zealand student visa will be NZ$ 39,400 i.e around 20 Lakhs INR. Above is assuming that 1 NZ$ = 50 INR.
Money can be shown in one of the following ways:
Any sudden reflection of large funds in account needs to be explained with documentary evidence. You can also be sponsored by your parents / siblings / spouse but they will need to show their source of income. Uncle / aunts / friends, etc., cannot show money on your behalf for the New Zealand student visa. Any unaccounted money in your account has to be maintained for 6 months before you can show it for the visa purpose.
Accommodation, Food and Flight Tickets:
Accommodation: College does not offer hostel accommodation for overseas students. Students stay in rented apartments as it works out to be much cheaper. A typical house would have 4 – 5 rooms which would be rented out to the students. Each room would be fully furnished i.e. the room would have a bed, mattress, wardrobe, study table, carpet, lights and heating system. The student would pay the room rent to the landlord every month. The kitchen and the washroom would be shared amenities. The kitchen would typically have a dining table, microwave, refrigerator and cooking system in place. A single room would house one student, a couple or 2 students at the maximum. On signing the contract with the landlord, you will have to pay one month’s of rent as security deposit as well as the rent in advance for that month. Please ensure that you keep a copy of your contract safely with you and insist that the rent will be paid by cheques only. Ask the landlord for a copy of rent receipt as well for your safety. Most contract’s come with a one month notice period which means that you will have to give one month’s notice before vacating or else you may lose your deposit money. At the time of returning the deposit money, the landlord may make deductions for any damage that the tenant may have done to the property.
Alternatively, you can stay for 1 day in a budget hotel / bag packer on arrival in Auckland and check out houses the next day. You can find list of budget hotels on various travel sites on the internet.
Contact numbers of a few landlords in Auckland are as given below:
Food: All food items that are available in India are also available in Auckland, New Zealand for e.g. rice, wheat, dal, vegetables, chicken, mutton, fish, fruits, etc. Eating outside at restaurants, take-away, etc. are very expensive because of the high cost of labour in New Zealand and hence invariably all students cook their food together at home only. Grocery shops are located at 5 – 10 minutes walking distance from the accommodation areas.
Flight tickets: You do not need to have your flight tickets whilst applying for a New Zealand visa. You however have to show 2,000 Nz$ equivalent of funds in your account to pay for your flight tickets at the time of visa application. Students usually book their flight tickets after having received their New Zealand student visa. It is upto a student if he wishes to book a one way ticket to New Zealand or a return ticket i.e. to and fro. Normally, a return ticket works out cheaper.
Banks in India are usually reluctant to sanction loans for CoC courses and the typical reasons for refusing loans are as given below:
If you know somebody in a bank, it gets much easier to get your loan sanctioned. If not, it is always advisable to approach atleast 5 different banks and hope that some of these banks may consider your loan application favourably. Do not chase only 1 bank as it is possible that the bank may refuse your application and you may not have enough time left to apply for educational loans to other banks.
If you wish to apply for an educational loan, please let us know and we will ask the bank personnel to get in touch with you.
How to reach MIT, Auckland:
There are flights from Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, etc. to Auckland. From Auckland airport to the college will take you about 30 minutes by taxi / shared shuttle service.
The shared shuttle service will cost you around 40 Nz$ i.e. 2,000 Rs/-
Working Part time / Full time in Auckland:
As per the present rules, you would be allowed to work 20 hours / week during your study period and full time during vacations (Christmas, Easter and Summer holidays). By working within the above working hour limits, a student can hope to recover around Nz$ 12,000 i.e. 6 Lakhs INR during your stay in Auckland. There is no compulsion for a student to work and it is entirely upto his own discretion, however the student should not work for more than 20 hours / week during his course study period. The minimum pay rate in New Zealand is Nz$ 18.90 per hour and you will not be paid less than this amount. However, if you are working in night shifts, week-ends or during holiday season, you may expect to get paid higher also.
The following are the different kinds of jobs that students take up in Auckland during their stay in New Zealand:
The following are the different ways of finding jobs during your stay in Auckland:
Tel: +91 – 98927 25375
Address: Office No. 529, Mastermind 4, Royal Palms, Aarey Colony, Goregaon E, Mumbai – 400 065
Please click the images below to see the college waterfront location in Auckland.
Note: To reach our office, take autorickshaw from Goregaon (E) station. It will cost you about 70 Rs/- and the distance is 3.0 kms from station. It should take you about 20 minutes to reach our office in normal traffic conditions from the station. Alternatively, take Bus No. 452 from Goregaon (E) station and get down at the last bus stop i.e. Mayur Nagar. The office is about 10 minutes walk from the Mayur Nagar bus stop. If you are coming from Powai direction, it will take you about 30 minutes to reach our office by auto rickshaw and the fare will be about 150 Rs approximately.
Please call before you plan to come to the office so that we can schedule a mutually convenient date and time.