Explore your options

Boating is big business in New Zealand, and production is expected to double over the next 15 years. Study marine engineering at Unitec and you could be part of the action as a marine engine technician, power boat engineer or marine craft designer.

You’ll learn how to design a variety of vessles using AutoCAD and you’ll practice construction techniques in the workshop using specialist machinery and hand crafting techniques.

Study marine engineering systems and you’ll learn how to assess the condition of a boat engine and to dismantle, repair and assemble engines. Choose the Bachelor programme and you’ll look at yacht design and learn how to set up your own business. You’ll also take on a major industry project where you can make valuable contacts for your career.

Whichever programme you choose you’ll learn from staff who’ve worked on high-profile projects like the America’s Cup and Volvo Ocean Race boats. They know how to build winning boats and create powerful marine engines.

Programmes and study path

Start with a programme that suits your qualifications and/or experience, then progress to a level that achieves your goals.
Bachelor of Applied Technology - Marine 7 Full-time for three years or part-time (day) options available Marine designer or draftsperson, Project manager Starts February

Industry connections

Study marine engineering at Unitec and you'll benefit from our close industry ties: we work with the New Zealand Marine Industry Association and the Royal Institution of Naval Architects. That’s why all courses incorporate the latest industry trends. There’s also the opportunity for work experience and visits to local employers. 

The Certificate in Applied Technology (Marine Engineering Systems) are endorsed by the New Zealand Marine Industry Training Organisation.