How to Become a Marine Engineer?

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If ships excite you and all you dream of is to be around the ocean, then becoming a pirate is not the only job! Marine engineering is one of the most sought-after courses that you can do if you love the sea. Once you have finished your graduation in Mechanical Engineering, you can plan to become a marine engineer. All you need is a one-year of Graduate Marine Engineering course that will help you qualify for the role. So, let’s learn more about how to become a marine engineer: 

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who are willing to pursue the course have to fulfill certain criteria before applying for the course. The requirements for undergraduate-level courses are mentioned below:

  • You must have completed 10+2 level of education with compulsory subjects such as chemistry, physics and mathematics
  • After completing a 3-year diploma, you can apply for a UG course
  • Your age must be 17-25 years
  • Must have a minimum 50% marks in the English language
  • Entrance exams- JEE Main, IMU Cet

The requirements for post-graduation level courses are:

  • Graduation in BE (Mechanical) Engineering/ Naval architecture with minimum marks of 50% in the final year
  • The required qualifying examination for M.Tech will be passing B.Tech in Marine Engineering

For doing a diploma in Marine Engineering:

  • You have to pass your 10th examination

Top Universities Abroad Offering Marine Engineering

Also Read: Marine Engineering Colleges and Their Courses

Top Indian Universities

Graduate Marine Courses (1 year)
  • Academy of Maritime Education and Training, Chennai
  • Samundra Institute Of Maritime Studies, Lonavala, Maharashtra
  • Vel’s Academy of Maritime Education and Training, Chennai
  • International Maritime Ltd, Greater Noida
  • Garden Reach ShipBuilders and Engineers Ltd, Kolkata
For Marine Engineering Courses at Various Levels
  • Marine Engineering and Research Institute, Kolkata
  • Indian Maritime University, Chennai
  • Coimbatore Marine Engineering College
  • Institute of Technology and Marine Engineering
  • GKM Institute of Marine Sciences and Technology
  • Ganpat University 
  • International Maritime Institute (IMI) Noida
  • Academy of Maritime Education & Training (AMET University)
  • Coimbatore Marine College (CMC)
  • International Maritime Academy (IMA) Chennai
  • V.Raman College of Engineering, Bhubaneswar
  • Maharashtra Academy of Naval Education and Training, Pune
  • National Institute of Technology, Karnataka

Also Read: Marine Engineering Courses for Indian Students

Skills Required for Marine Engineering

There are certain basic skill sets that are expected from an aspirant and those are:

  • Good communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Computer-aided design and manufacturing skills
  • Team management
  • Excellent Mathematics/ Mathematical skills
  • Time management skills
  • Efficient planner
  • Excellent IT skills and technical knowledge
  • Proven negotiating skills

Marine Engineering Job Profile and Salaries

On the completion of 4-year courses, the student is ready to work on the ship. Following are the job profiles:

Job ProfileSalaries (INR)
Chief Engineer50k- 106k 
Chief Electric Tech Officer37K- 62K 
Design Engineer55K- 78K 
Navy personnel25K- 46K 
Maintenance Engineer58K- 95K 
Chief Security Officer126- 212K 
Trainee Marine30K- 45K 
Junior Marine Engineer58K- 95K 
Sales Engineers61K- 96K 
Engineering Managers58K- 95K 
Structural Engineer56K- 78K 
Submarine Designer32K- 50K 
Third Assistant Engineer 27K- 40K 
Fourth Assistant Engineer27K- 40K 
Onshore Marine Coordinator34K- 47K 
Deck Engineer32K- 50K 
Marine Equipment Designer58K- 95K 

Also Read: How to Make a Career in the Merchant Navy?

Top Recruiting Companies

  • Shipping Corporation of India
  • Synergy Marine Group
  • Indian Navy
  • TORM
  • MSC Cruises
  • Fleet Management Limited
  • SMEC Automation Pvt. Ltd
  • American Cruise Lines
  • Marintek Design and Engineering Pvt. Ltd.
  • GMMCO Limited
  • GE Shipping Co. Limited
  • Carnival Cruise Line
  • TMC Shipping Pvt. Ltd.
  • Itt Shipping Pvt Ltd
  • The Maersk Group

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