Marine Engineering and Marine Technology is a challenging career choice which is best suited for those who are interested in careers related to Cruise Ships, Shipping and Freight, Sailing, Motorcruising, Seafood Vessel Operations, Marine Engineering Systems and Boatbuilding Technology.
Renowned New Zealand academic institutions that provide education in Marine Technology and Marine Engineering are Manukau Institute of Technology, Unitec New Zealand, Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology and Mahurangi Technical Institute.
Academic programmes offered at the Manukau Institute of Technology are one year duration Marine Engineering (Foreign-going) certificate programme, Diploma in Nautical Science (duration is between 2 and 3 years), one year Diploma in Shipping and Freight and Certificate in Seamanship (duration is between 3 and 6 months). Reference website is http://www.manukau.ac.nz/international.
Unitec New Zealand, another reputed institution, awards a three year duration bachelor degree, Bachelor of Applied Technology in Marine Technology, one year Certificate in Applied Technology in Boatbuilding and one year Certificate in Applied Technology in Marine Engineering Systems. More details about these courses are available on http://www.unitec.ac.nz
Bay of Plenty Polytechnic institute conducts two programmes in marine studies, one is a two year duration Diploma in Marine Studies and second is six month duration National Certificate in Seafood Vessel Operations. Refer http://www.boppoly.ac.nz for more details.
Three month duration Certificate in Marine Studies (Cadet) is also available at the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology and course details are available on the website http://international.nmit.ac.nz
Another famous New Zealand academic institution, Mahurangi Technical Institute also offers several short term courses on Motorcruising and sailing. Standards of Training, Certification & Watchkeeping for Seafarers is a one month duration certificate programme specially designed for training seafarers on various marine standards and certifications. Day Skipper Practical – Motorcruising and Day Skipper Practical – Sail are also short term training programmes which last for a few weeks. Reference website is http://www.mti.net.nz