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:

Post Study Work visa rules
Post Study Work visa FAQs

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. Other CoCs for e.g. Liberia, Belize,
Dominica, Samoa, etc., are not being accepted by Maritime New Zealand at present. 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.

Course Title: 2nd Engineers (MEC 2) & Chief Engineer (MEC 1)

Eligibility Requirements:

MEC 2:

  • Candidates must have completed 12 months watch-keeping service as an Engineer Officer on vessels > 750 KW
    engine power while holding a Class 4 FG CoC

MEC 1:

  • Class 4 CoC with 36 months of sea service as an Engineer Officer on commercial vessels with main engine propulsive
    power > 750 KW whilst holding the Class 4 CoC or
  • Class 2 CoC with 12 months as a 2nd Engineer on commercial vessels with main engine propulsive power > 3000 KW
    whilst holding the Class 2 CoC

If you have not done your MEC2 from New Zealand but from some other country (for e.g. UK, Australia, India, Singapore,
etc.), you cannot only do the MEC1 from New Zealand  without completing the full 10 months course from NZ.

Documentary evidence to prove sea service are the following:

  • Stamps on CDC
  • Chief Engineer testimonials
  • Company Sea-service Letter on company letterhead (maybe asked for if MNZ wants to verify with your company)

Please click on the link to read Maritime New Zealand (MNZ)
MEC 2 & MEC 1 requirements.

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

Maritime New Zealand contact details are as given below:

Telephone: +64 4 473 0111

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 for 1
2 months for the MEC 2 course.

  • Maritime Preparatory Mathematics - 21/01/2031/01/20
  • Marine Engineering Maths 1 (Management) - 03/02/2028/02/20
  • Solid Mechanics Management (Mechanical Technology) - 02/03/2003/04/20
  • Fluid Mechanics Management (Mechanical Technology) - 06/04/20 - 24/04/20
  • Naval Architecture (A and B) (Naval Architecture and Vessel Construction) - 27/04/20 - 29/05/20
  • Resits - 01/06/20 – 05/06/20
  • Thermodynamics 2 (Management) - 08/06/20 -  10/07/20
  • Electrical, Electronics and Control Engineering Management (Electro technology Management) - 13/07/2014/08/20
  • Engineering Knowledge - 17/08/20 – 02/10/20
  • Human Elements, Leadership and Management (HELM) Leadership and Mangement - 05/10/2016/10/20
  • Medical First Aid - 19/10/2023/10/20
  • Advanced Fire Fighting - 27/10/2030/10/20
  • Advanced Fire Fighting - 02/11/20 – 05/11/20
  • High Voltage Management - 09/11/20 - 13/11/20
  • Medical First Aid - 16/11/20 - 20/11/20
  • Proficiency in Survival Craft - 23/11/2027/11/20

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.

Admission Procedure:

For booking a course, please Whatsapp or email the following documents to us.

  • Completed International Student Application Form (sample filled up form for reference)
  • Passport first page and address page.
  • CDC first page and sea service stampings after your Class 4 CoC
  • Class 4 CoC (for MEC 2) or Class 2 (for MEC 1) along with expiry date page.
  • Highest academic qualification certificate (for e.g. Class XII, Class X, etc.)

Kindly Whatsapp (
+91 - 9892725375) or email the above documents to
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:
Short Course Fees 2020 file

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.

  • Advanced Fire Fighting (AFF)
  • Medical First Aid (MFA)
  • Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Craft (PSC&RB)

Please view MNZ 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:

  • Filled up Pre-Assessment Form  (sample filled up form attached)
  • Passport (first page and address page)
  • CDC (first page and sea service stamp pages after Class 4 CoC)
  • CoC (all relevant pages including CoC expiry date page)
  • C/E testimonials for minimum of 12 months after Class 4 CoC as an independent watch-keeping engineer officer.

Make single PDF files of all above 5 documents i.e. total of 5 PDF files and email to MNZ at:
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:

  • Tuition Fees of 22,400 Nz$ (for the academic year January - December 2021)
  • Living Expenses of 15,000 Nz$
  • Flight ticket of 2,000 Nz$

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:

  • Cash in bank account or Fixed Deposits
  • Educational loan sanction letter
  • Mix of cash and educational loan

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.

New Zealand Admission & Visa Procedure:

  1. The applicant sends us all documents required for admissions by email. 'Conditional Offer Letter' comes in 4 weeks by
    email. Sample Conditional Offer Letter attached.
  2. The applicant clears his English language test (IELTS Acdemic or Pearson PTE) and emails the result to us. We will
    forward this result to the college. 'Unconditional Offer Letter' is emailed by the college. This letter is required to apply
    for New Zealand visa.
  3. The applicant arranges funds to be shown for the visa process.
  4. We email to you a sample filled up online visa application form along with the list of documents to be uploaded on the
    Immigration New Zealand website. It will take you about 3 hours to fill up the online visa form and upload all the
    relevant documents as PDF files onto the visa website. We will take the password from you to login and check the
    online form and documents that you have uploaded on the visa website. You will however need to get an INZ 1096
    medical done from a INZ approved clinic in India, details of which will be emailed to you. The medical checkup process
    will take about 2 hours at the hospital.
  5. You will then pay the visa fees which is approx. Nz$ 300 (15,000 INR) using your debit / credit card online. Take a
    printout of the receipt and visit the nearest VFS centre which will reflect on your receipt. Show your original passport
    at the VFS office, pay the VFS fees of Nz$ 20 using your debit card and submit a photocopy of your latest passport.
  6. In about 3 weeks time, the applicant receives an email from 'Immigration New Zealand'  stating that the visa has been
    'Approved In Prinicipal'. The email will also state that the student needs to submit the full tuition fees to the college and
    submit receipt of tuition fees paid. Also, the tuition fees has to be paid from the bank account in which funds have
    been shown for the visa application.
  7. The student remits the full tuition fees to the college by electronic bank transfer (SWIFT). We will assist you with the  
    electronic bank transfer to MIT, Auckland. It will take 2 working days for college to receive the funds. The tuition fees
    receipt will come in another 1 - 2 days by email. This tuition fees receipt and the updated bank account statement
    from which funds have been sent to the college will be emailed to the visa office.
  8. You will receive a final unconditional visa by email.
  9. You can now book your fly tickets for travel to Auckland, New Zealand.

Accommodation, Food and Flight Tickets:

: 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 bad, 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

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:

  • Jason Papatoe +64 27 203 6758
  • Satbir +64 20 4154 9477
  • Siraj +64 27 373 5832
  • Sonu +64 210 227 5806
  • Yatin +64 21 338 481

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 appli
cation. 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.

Educational Loans:

Banks in India are usually reluctant go sanction loans for CoC courses and the typical reasons for refusing loans are as
given below:

  • Seafarers are often not considered by banks as students and hence banks are reluctant to sanction loans to them.
  • Some bank managers do not understand what a CoC course is and hence their reluctance.
  • As CoC courses do not fall under the category of Degree / Diploma courses, hence the reluctance from banks.
  • CoC course duration is usually less than 1 year and banks are reluctant to give loans for courses less than 1 year.
  • Some banks insist on students getting a letter from DG Shipping, India stating that overseas CoC courses are
    approved. It is next to impossible for students to get such a letter from DG Shipping, India.

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. 5 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 1
7 Nz$ 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 the UK:

  • Working in fast food joints like Mc Donalds, KFC, Burger King, Subway, etc., as cashier, helper, delivery boy, salad
    cutter, cleaner, etc.
  • Working in shopping malls and departmental stores.
  • Working as security guards.
  • Working in hotels at the reception

The following are the different ways of finding jobs during your stay in Auckland:

  • Get in touch with senior students studying in the college. You will get to know where they are working and they could
    refer you to their employers if any vacancies come up.
  • Local newspapers in Auckland advertise jobs that can be taken up by students.
  • Most of the fast food joints and departmental stores stick vacancy advertisements on their glass doors so that
    prospective employees can just walk in to apply for such jobs.
  • Register with job placement agencies in Auckland.

Contact Us:

Kunal Anshuman,   
Springdale India
Tel: +91 - 98927 25375                                
Address: Office No. 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 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.

Please click the images below to see the college waterfront location in Auckland.
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