Marine Engineering

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Marine Engineering

Marine engineering is a division of engineering that deals with the nautical architecture and science. Marine engineering basically is meant for research conducted in oceans and coastal or inland waters connected to the sea. ME have the entire responsibility of the ship’s technical management. They are responsible for selecting the ship’s machinery such as steam turbines, gas turbines and diesel engines and for the design of mechanical, electrical, fluid and control systems throughout

the vessel. The construction, operations and maintenance of the engine room are the main obligation of a marine engineer. ME also comprises of anthropology, engineering, archaeology, sociology and other related studies of human relationships with the sea. 

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Skills Required

Personal skill :

In order to become a Marine engineer, a person should possess some essential personal attributes. Good English language proficiency and physical fitness is a must. They should have excellent technical knowledge, math and IT skills. A marine engineer should have organising quality, team spirit and practical thinking and common sense. He should possess an aptitude to be calm under pressure and should know how to manage the situation. Once in the profession he should always update his knowledge and should be aware of the latest developments. As they are working with big equipments and engines, patience is another essential skill that Marine engineers should have. They should have an awareness of health and safety procedures. More over he should enjoy sea travel and should be dedicated to his job.

Courses :

List of Courses :

  1. Diploma in Marine Engineering.
  2. Bachelor of Engineering in Marine Engineering.
  3. Bachelor of Technology in Marine Engineering.
  4. Bachelor of Technology in Naval architecture & Ocean Engineering.
  5. Master of Technology in Air Armament.
  6. Master of Engineering in Marine Engineering.
  7. Master of Technology in Marine Engineering.
  8. Master of Technology in Ocean Engineering and Naval Architecture.

Eligibility & Admission Process :

For admission in a bachelor’s degree, the candidate must have passed the higher secondary school certificate (10+2) examination with science subject such as biology, maths and chemistry. For IITs, It is mandatory to qualify in the Joint Entrance Examinations (J.E.E).  The duration for this course is 4 years.

Colleges :

Institutes Offering

Marine engineering is one of the popular career options amongst the young aspirants. Several institutes all over India offer under graduate as well as post graduate programs in this field. Some renowned institutions are International Institute of Maritime Science, (West Bengal), College of Engineering, (Andhra Pradesh), Mohomed Sathak Engineering College, (Tamil Nadu), Maharashtra Academy of Naval Education & Training, (Maharashtra), Marine Engineering Research Institute, (West Bengal), Indian Marine College, (Hyderabad), and Lal Bahadur Shastri College of Advanced Maritime Studies & Research, (Mumbai).

Job Prospects & Salaries :

Marine engineering is one of the top most career choices made by students in India. There are a lot of career opportunities in this field. Opportunities exist for marine engineers, ocean engineers and naval architects in the private, educational, corporate, and governmental sectors. Marine engineering is the most basic profession as far as ships and navigation is concerned. The construction, operations and maintenance of the engine room are the main responsibilities of a marine engineer.

There are lots of job opportunities available in India as well as in abroad countries. The job of marine engineers has broadened with modern development and electronic navigation. Some of the job fields in marine engineering such as environmental protection, offshore oil recovery, marine metals and corrosion, renewable energy, remote sensing, naval architecture, defense, underwater vehicles, global climate monitoring and marine transportation.

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Some job titles :

  • Pumpman.
  • Harbor Master.
  • Chief Engineer.
  • Third Engineer.
  • Fourth Engineer.
  • Second Engineer.
  • ME Officers.
  • Junior (Fifth) Engineer.
  • Navy Weapon Engineering Officer.

Remuneration :

Marine engineering is one of the highly rewarding field. Engineer in trainee level can expect income around Rs. 30,000 – Rs. 40,000 every month. After gaining knowledge and experience one can earn more returns. A marine engineer working for the Indian merchant navy gets a lucrative pay. A merchant navy officer works generally in offshore and also gets the status of an NRI. He usually works in offshore for 6 months. Marine engineering graduates working in abroad can get lucrative income.