NMIT NZ MEC3
Class 4 Course – New Zealand
Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
Marine Engineer Class 4 Certificate of Competency (MEC3)
Diploma in Marine Engineering (Level 6)
You may be eligible in either of the conditions stated below:
The seagoing service must have been on commercial vessels with engines of 750kW or more, operating outside restricted limits. At least six months must have been served as an engineering watch-keeper under the supervision of an engineer officer.
The MEC3 certificate is valid for 5 years.
If you have not sailed on ships with auxiliary steam boilers and steam systems, your MEC 3 certificate of competency in motor propulsion will be endorsed with the limitation :
‘Not valid for use on ships fitted with boilers and associated auxiliaries and steam systems’.
Please read the MNZ guidelines for MEC 3 course by visiting the link below:
Maritime New Zealand contact details are as given below:
Telephone: +64 4 473 0111
If a candidate for MEC3 course has not satisfactorily completed the ISF Training Record Book, then they have not met the pre-requisites and are therefore ineligible to undertake the Maritime New Zealand Oral Examination.
ISF Training Record Book for Engine Cadets – We keep stock of the ISF TRB at our office in Mumbai. Charges will be as below:
Click on the link to see how the ISF Training Record Book looks like.
Our bank details are as given below should you want to avail of the courier facility:
Bank: ICICI Bank
Branch: Shagun Mall, Dindoshi, Goregaon East, Mumbai 400063
Account Name: Springdale India
Account Number: 028105002676
IFSC Code: ICIC0000281
Once you have purchased the ISF TRB, we will send you a sample filled up ISF TRB on your Whatsapp number. This will act as a guide on how to complete the ISF TRB..
February & August every year
17,550 NZ$ (includes the advanced STCW courses i.e. AFF, MFA and PSC&RB). Overseas student health insurance and government taxes are included in this fees.
Please note that DG Shipping approved STCW advanced courses (AFF + MFA + PSCRB) from India are not acceptable in New Zealand. Hence, these courses have to be done compulsorily in New Zealand and are included in the tuition fees.
Course Content details are as given below:
|Mathematics||High Voltage System – Operational|
|Applied Mechanics||Ship Contruction|
|Thermodynamics||Engine Room Watchkeeping|
|Hand Tools and Workshop Skills||Marine Engineering Workplace Practicum|
|Electrical, Electronics & Control Engg. – Operational||Leadership and Teamwork|
|Electrical, Electronics and Control Engg. – Maint. & Repair||Maritime Legislation|
|Main Machinery Systems||Ship Stability|
|Auxiliary Machinery Systems||Engine Room Watckeeping|
|STCW Medical First Aid||STCW Proficiency in Survival Craft & Rescue Boat|
|STCW Fire Fighting System|
IELTS or Pearson PTE Academic English Language Test:
From 1st October 2015, all students going to New Zealand for the MEC 3 course need to clear an IELTS or Pearson PTE Academic English language test. You will need to score IELTS 6 band with no score less than 5.5 (or Pearson PTE score of 50 with no score less than 42). For booking the IELTS / Pearson
PTE Academic English test, please visit the links given below:
Recognition of Prior Learning:
If a student has a Diploma or Degree in Mechanical / Marine Engineering, then students can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) – this process has a fee of NZ$ 500.00 and will determine if they will be exempt from Science 1 and Science 2 courses within the MEC3 qualification. Exemption is only from the course and not from the examination.
If the RPL process is approved, this means students will not have to enrol on the General Engineering Science 1 and Science 2 courses.
The RPL process will involve students undertaking the General Engineering Science 1 and Science 2 exams in New Zealand to demonstrate their knowledge of Science 1 and Science 2. If however you fail in the RPL test which will be at the start of your course, then you will need to do the Science 1 and Science 2 course and pay the fees as well. The RPL assessment fee is non-refundable. See sample question papers below for Maths, Mechanics and Thermodynamics.
Download the COURSE SYLLABUS here.
Breakup of the total expenses in New Zealand (in INR) has been given below:
|Tuition Fees||875,000 INR|
|MNZ CoC issuance charges||35,000 INR|
|Visa Fees||15,000 INR|
|Flight Tickets (Return)||70,000 INR|
|Food & Accommodation||280,000 INR (for 8 months)|
|Miscellaneous Expenses||25,000 INR|
|Total||13.0 Lakhs INR|
Please note that there is an average 4% increase in tuition fee expenses every year. 1 NZ$ = 50 INR.
In NZ$ the total cost will work out to approximately 26,000 NZ$. There may be a variance of +/- 5% in the cost as living expenses will vary from person to person. The college will only take the tuition fees. Rest of the money remains with you only and you will use it as per your convenience.
Please send the following documents to us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-Assessment of Sea Service & Academic Qualification:
The return airfare is in the range of 70,000 Rs/- approximately.
Some of the airlines that will fly you to Auckland in New Zealand are Thai Airways, Qantas Airways, Singapore Airlines, Malaysian Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Emirates. We will assist you with th flight ticketing arrangements.
Click on the link to download EDUCATIONAL LOAN LETTER sample.
Whilst applying for an educational loan, you will need to show proof of tuition expenses and proof of living expenses in New Zealand. Tuition Fees details are provided in the college offer letter. For living expenses, you can submit the following documents to the bank:
Accommodation & Airport Pick Up:
Food and accommodation expenses / month on a conservative estimate will be about 35,000 Rs/- per month. Students stay together in rented accommodation which are usually about 10 – 15 minutes walking distance from the college. Students buy groceries from the market, cook food at home and divide the cost amongst themselves.
Students are free to arrange their own accommodation or they can contact the landlords given at the above numbers on Whartsapp.
Complete visa assistance will be provided to you. The procedure is online and hence you can complete it from your residence. You will however need to travel to the VFS office to submit your Passport in original. VFS offices are located in most of the major cities in India.
Note: After obtaining your MEC 3 CoC from New Zealand, you can:
1. Opt to do your 2nd and Chief Engineers from New Zealand or
2. Come to Warsash Maritime Academy, Southampton, UK for your 2nd and Chief Engineer examinations.
Passing rates are very high in New Zealand. We have sent about 70 students in the last 5 years to New Zealand and every single student has passed and come back with his CoC. The difficulty that students usually face are in arranging 15 Lakhs INR funds for New Zealand visa and clearing IELTS Academic English test with 6 band overall (and no score below 5.5)
Thanking you in anticipation and assuring you of our best services at all times.
Please note that our services are totally free of cost to the students as we have been directly appointed by the college to look after their admissions and visa process.
Tel: +91 – 98927 25375
Address: 529, Mastermind 4, Royal Palms, Aarey Colony, Goregaon E, Mumbai – 400 065
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 station.
If you are coming from Powai, it will take you about 30 minutes by auto rickshaw and the tariff will be about 150 Rs/-.
Please remember to collect the study material from our office for the MEC3 course.
Hence, bring your pen drive (8 GB) when you are coming to our office.