Class 4 Course - New Zealand
Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
Marine Engineer Class 4 Certificate of Competency (MEC3)

Course Name: Diploma in Marine Engineering (Level 6)

Eligibility: You may be eligible in either of the conditions stated below:

  • For Degree / Diploma engineering students (only mechanical and marine engineering are acceptable) - Combined  
    sea service and workshop skills training must total 12 months, including at least six months sea service. Students who
    have a BE Mechanical, BE Marine, GME, DME, HND, etc. qualifications along with the requisite sea service may be
    eligible in this category. As it is uncertain whether your academic qualification would have had any workshop skills
    training as part of the curriculum, it is advisable to finish the full 12 months of sea service or have a Pre-Assessment
    done (see below for details) before you proceed to New Zealand for the MEC3 course. If you have passed the DG
    Shipping approved BE Marine or 1 year GME (+BE Mechanical) course or 2 years DME course and completed 6 - 9
    months of sailing with the Indian TRB, please get your pre-assessment done before applying for a New Zealand visa.
    Details on how to apply for a pre-assessment has been explained below and the pre-assessment process is free of
    cost. It takes 3 weeks to receive your pre-assessment and the procedure is totally online.

  • For seafarers who do not have a Degree / Diploma in Engineering - Combined sea service and workshop skills
    training must total at least 36 months, including at least 30 months’ sea service. Wipers, Oilers, Fitters, etc., who do
    not have any formal academic training qualifications may become eligible in this category. As it is unlikely that you
    would be having any formal workshop training course done before, hence it is advisable to complete the full 36 months
    sea service before applying for the MEC3 course. It is advisable (but not compulsory) to get your sea service and
    Training Record Book pre-assessed before proceeding to New Zealand. Download the Pre-Assessment Form here.
    Please view the C/E Testimonial format here.

  • Electrical Officers having 36 months of sea service (with C/E testimonials) and having completed the ISF Training
    Record Book would also likely be eligible for doing their MEC3 course in New Zealand. A degree or diploma in
    Electrical Engineering is not a requirement whilst following the 36 months route. Sea service done as a Trainee
    Electrical Officer will also be accepted as long as you have the stamps on the CDC and the CE testimonials. It is
    advisable (but not compulsory) to get your sea service and Training Record Book pre-assessed before proceeding to
    New Zealand. Download the Pre-Assessment Form here. ETO C/E testimonial sample format.

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

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
  • ISF TRB - 4,500 Rs
  • Pen drive with study material - 500 Rs (optional)
  • Blue Dart courier charges - 300 Rs

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..

Course Dates: 20 February 2020 ; 10 August 2020 ; Feb 2021 ; August 2021 (duration will be 8 months)

Tuition Fees: 17,550 NZ$ (includes the advanced STCW courses i.e. AFF, MFA and PSC&RB & Oil & Chemical basic
tanker safety courses also). 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:

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.

MATHS                        MECHANICS                        THERMODYNAMICS        

Download the

Total Expenses: Breakup of the total expenses in New Zealand (in INR) has been given below:

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.

Admission Procedure: Please send the following documents to us by email at

  • College Application Form correctly filled out (Sample Filled Up Application Form for reference)
  • Passport 1st & last page scanned copies on Whatsapp / Email.
  • CDC first page and all ship stamping pages scanned copies on Whatsapp / Email.
  • Educational qualification certificates (BE, Diploma, ITI, Trade Certificate, Class XII, etc.) scanned copies.
  • STCW basis courses i.e. PST, PSSR, FPFF and EFA scannied copies.
  • ISF Training Record Book & Project Book as single PDF files (UK TRB and DG Shipping TRB are also acceptable)

After we have received your documents, the following procedures will be undertaken:

  • Your application form and documents will be sent to the college. If the college accepts your application, you can
    expect the conditional admission letter in about 3 weeks time. Click to see a Sample Admission Letter. The final visa
    letter will be emailed only after you have submitted your IELTS / Pearson PTE English Language Test report.

  • Whilst your college admission is in progress, you are strongly advised to apply for a Pre-Assessment of your  
    educational qualification (for diploma / degree engineering students) and work experience documents (for all
    seafarers). The pre-assessment procedure takes about 3 weeks time and is free of cost. You can download the Pre-
    Assessment Form here. Click to see a sample of the  Pre-Assessment Approval Letter.

  • About 60 days prior to your course starting date, we will initiate the visa application process. The visa processing time
    is approximately 4 - 8 weeks. You will need to show about 1,250 NZ$ / month (i.e. NZ$ 10,000 for 8 months course
    duration) as living expenses for the visa apart from the tuition fee mentioned in your unconditional offer letter. The
    total funds that you will need to show for the New Zealand visa will be about 15 Lakhs INRs (NZ$ 30,000)
    approximately. You can show funds as cash in your bank account, fixed deposits and educational loan letter or a mix
    of the above. Your parents, grand parents and siblings (brother / sister) can show funds on your behalf also but they
    will need to show their source of income as well. Uncle and Aunts cannot show funds on your behalf. The visa
    procedure is totally online now. You will register on the visa website, fill up the visa online form, upload all of your
    documents and pay the visa fees. A sample visa filled up form will be emailed to you by me to help you with the visa
    process. Once you have filled up the form, we will take your Username and Password to check the form as well as the
    documents that you have uploaded on the form before you submit your application online. You can  expect an in-
    principal visa approval by email in about 3 - 6 weeks after your visa application submission. Thereafter you will be
    asked to remit the total tuition fees to the college. This will be done by electronic bank transfer and will take 2 days
    approximately. In another 2 days time, the college will send you the payment receipt by email which you will forward to
    the visa office by email. On showing proof of college fee payment to the NZ visa office, your visa will be sent to you by
    email in about 3 working days. Click here to see the New Zealand Student Visa format.

Pre-Assessment of Sea Service & Academic Qualification:

  • Please download and take a printout of the Pre-Assessment Form This form is to be filled up in CAPITAL LETTERS
    only by pen.

  • Engine Ratings (Oiler, Fitter, Motorman, Wiper, EO) who wish to have their sea service assessed before going to New
    Zealand will need to scan and email the following documents to Maritime New Zealand.

-> Pre-Assessment Form (
-> Passport 1st page and address page scanned copy
-> CDC scanned copies of first page and all sea service stamp pages
-> Chief Engineer testimonial scanned copies (for all 36 months of sea service)

  • TME's / Engine Cadets having a Diploma / Degree / GME in Mechanical / Marine Enginering can have their pre-sea
    qualification and sea service assessed by sending the following scanned documents to Maritime New Zealand:

-> Pre-Assessment Form
-> Passport 1st page and address page scanned copy
-> Degree / Diploma / GME - passing certificate and semester / yearly mark-sheets.
-> CDC scanned copies of first page and all sea service stamp pages
-> Chief Engineer testimonial scanned copies       

Before proceeding to New Zealand, please ensure that you carry the following documents with you. You will required these
documents to apply for your MNZ oral examinations after you have cleared all your written examinations:  
  • Character CertificateDownload sample copy of Character Certificate here. You may get this certificate from your
    company office.
  • Medical Fitness Certificate in ILO 147 and Annexure IV Format.
  • A letter from the candidates local police station stating that they have no record of his having any criminal or traffic
    offenses against him. Download sample copy of a Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) here. Sometimes the visa officer
    may also ask for the PCC before the final visa is issued. It may take upto 3 weeks or more to get this certificate and
    hence you should have applied for this certificate atleast 45 days prior to your course commencement date in New
    Zealand. You may be asked to present a documentary evidence stating requirement of a PCC. Please check Section
    2.6, Page 16 of the link below which states that a PCC is required: https://www.maritimenz.govt.

Flight ticketing:

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.
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
13.0 Lakhs INR
Enquiry Form:

Please fill up the Enquiry Form given below and we will revert back to you at the earliest.
If you reside in Srilanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nigeria, etc, I suggest that you drop me an enquiry on Whatsapp at my
number +91 9892725375.
Your name:
Your email address:
Your phone number:
Country / City:
Present Location:
Course Enquiry:
Accommodation & Airport Pick Up:

Food and accommodation expenses / month on a conservative estimate will be about 30,000
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.
Mr. Chandra (landlord): +64 21 258 4739
Mr. Agha (landlord):      +64 22 396 9416
Students are free to arrange their own accommodation or they can contact the landlords given
at the above numbers on Whartsapp.
Visa Assistance:

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.

Kind Regards.
Kunal Anshuman.
Tel: +91 - 98927 25375
Springdale India
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.
High Voltage System - Operational
Applied Mechanics
Ship Contruction
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
Educational Loans:

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:

You can take printouts of both links and submit to your bank when you apply for an educational loan.