Marine Engineering

You are always surrounded by opportunities, you just have to find your passion and go with it. If you have the flair for marine engineering, there are a lot of options you can pursue.

Marine engineering is the study of automobiles that are driven on, around or underwater (Water bodies). It deals with the engineering in marine technology. Marine engineering has an astounding scope if seen from the career prospect. This article will provide you with all the information, to have a career in marine engineering. The information includes:

  • Courses
  • Duration
  • Admission Procedure
  • Eligibility
  • Examination
  • Jobs & Careers Opportunities

Courses

The courses that will help you boost your career in the aforementioned field and get a job, are mentioned in the list below:

  • BTech/B.E. in Marine Engineering
  • BSc in Marine Engineering
  • Diploma in Marine Engineering
  • MTech in Marine Engineering. Specializations include:
  1. Maritime Commerce
  2. Marine Refrigeration
  3. Command And Control System
  4. Weaponry And Weapon Systems
  5. Navigation Systems And Equipment
  6. Marine Renewable Energy Research
  7. Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Research
  8. Information, Communication Systems, and Equipment
  9. Offshore Extractive and Infrastructure
  • Doctoral courses.

Duration

The usual duration of the courses is mentioned below:

Type of courses Duration
UG Courses  B.Sc – 3 Years
B.Tech/B.E – 4 Years
PG Courses 2 Years
Diploma Courses 1 Year
Doctoral courses 2 Years

Admission Procedure

Step 1 – Registration / Application: The first step towards taking admission in any institution requires the filling of the application form. The candidates are supposed to visit the official website of the institute they want to enroll in and register under the desired course.

Step 2 –  Many institutes conduct a separate entrance examination for the admission and In order to take admission the candidates are required to qualify the examination with the minimum marks (cutoff) specified.

Step 3 – Counseling: After the successful registration and qualifying the examination (if applicable) the candidates have to go through a series of counseling.

Step 4 – Take admission.

Eligibility

UG courses

  • Aspirants have to pass their 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized board with the minimum qualifying marks specified by the institute/ university/ organization.

PG courses

  • Aspirants have to pass their 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized board with the minimum qualifying marks specified by the institute/ university.
  • Aspirants must have a degree of graduation in their respective fields with the minimum qualifying marks specified by the institute/ university.

Diploma Courses

  • Aspirants must have passed the school along with the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC)/tenth standard/equivalent examination

Examination

As mentioned earlier in section 4, some universities/ institutions conduct separate entrance tests for admissions and candidates are required to qualify that entrance in order to take admission. To be a part of the entrance test the candidates must abide by the series of step mentioned below:

  • Registration
  • Filling the application form (online or offline)
  • Submission and payment of application fee

Jobs & Careers Opportunities

There is an amazing scope of jobs and career opportunities for control engineers in India as well as abroad. Some of the professions that candidates might go for are:

  1. Trainee Marine Engineer
  2. Junior Marine Engineer
  3. Sales engineers
  4. Engineering managers
  5. Structural engineer
  6. Submarine designer
  7. Third assistant engineer
  8. Fourth assistant engineers
  9. Onshore Marine coordinator
  • Dock Engineer
  • Marine Equipment Designers

The starting salary of a marine engineer is quite promising and satisfying. Besides going for a job, people often go for higher education and proceed their career in the direction of research or lectureship.