What is Marine Engineering?
Marine engineering is a branch of engineering that deals with the construction as well as the operation of mechanical equipment of seagoing craft, docks, and harbor installations. The basic job of a Marine engineer is to design, build and maintain vehicles/structures used on or around water. This includes ships, aircraft carriers, submarines, sailboats, tankers etc.
Marine engineers are accountable for the ship’s internal system which comprises the propulsion, electrical, refrigeration and steering systems.
Few of the specialties required in Marine engineering are:
Required Skill Set for Marine Engineering
Marine engineering is meant for candidates who see their themselves conducting research work in oceans or coastal waters in the future. To be a successful marine engineer, students should display the given below skill set:
Good communication skills
Strong problem-solving skills
Computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) skills
Excellent at mathematics/Mathematical skills
Time management skills
Excellent IT skills and technical knowledge
Proven negotiating skills
Budget management skills
Marine Engineering: Eligibility Criteria
Undergraduate (UG) : At the UG level, candidates must have successfully passed their senior secondary examination or its equivalent with at-least 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM). They should also have secured a minimum 50% marks in English either in Class X or Class XII. A minimum and a maximum age limit may or may not be a requirement by some marine engineering institutes.
Some institutes might also have a minimum and a maximum age limit. Some institutes might examine candidate’s medical fitness which includes some features that need to be particularly observed like constitution, skeletal system, ear nose throat, speech, lymphatic system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system digestive system, genitourinary system, skin, nervous system, eyesight and other tests.
Postgraduate (PG) :Aspirants must have passed their 10+2 examination from a recognised school. Candidates must have completed their graduation with BE/BTech in Mechanical/Marine engineering from a recognized university and should have secured an aggregate marks of 50% to 60% in their bachelor studies.
Course Curriculum for Marine Engineering
Given below is the course curriculum for Marine Engineering at the UG as well as PG level. Please note that the syllabus might vary from college to college.
Marine Engineering Syllabus – UG
Seamanship, Elementary Navigation &
Survival at Sea
Mathematics – I
Mathematics – II
Applied Thermodynamics – I
Basic Electrical & Electronics Engineering
Strength of Materials – I
Engineering Mechanics – I
Engineering Mechanics – II
Engineering & Machine Drawing
Basic Electrical & Electronics Laboratory
Applied Mechanics Laboratory
Workshop Practicals – I
Workshop Practicals – II
Communicative English Lab
Computer Laboratory – I
Analog Electronics & Communication
Digital Electronics & PLC
Applied Thermodynamics – II
Mechanics of Machines – II
Strength of Materials – II
Electrical Machines – II
Mechanics of Machines – I
Electrical Machines – I
Marine Heat Engine & Air Conditioning
Marine Engineering Drawing
Applied Marine Control & Automation
Heat & Boiler Chemical Laboratory
Heat & Chemical Laboratory
Computer Microprocessor & PLC Laboratory
Workshop Practicals – III
Workshop Practicals —IV
Control Engineering Laboratory
Ship Fire Prevention & Control
Ship Structure & Construction
Marine Internal Combustion Engine II
Marine Internal Combustion Engine – I
Marine Electrical Technology
Marine Auxiliary Machines – II
Marine Auxiliary Machines – I
Naval Architecture – II
Naval Architecture – I
Management Science & Economics
Elementary Design & Drawing
Marine Steam Engineering
Material Science Laboratory
Fire Control & Life Saving Appliances Laboratory
Vibration Laboratory & Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
Marine Power Plant Operation —II
Marine Power Plant Operation – I
Electrical Machines Laboratory
Ship Operation & Management
ON BOARD TRAINING & ASSESSMENT
Advanced Marine Control Engineering & Automation
Voyage / Training Report
IMO – Maritime Conventions & Classification Society
Project on Environment & its Project
Advanced Marine Technology
Viva – Voce
Engine Room Management
Marine Machinery & System Design
Simulator & Simulation Laboratory
Technical Paper & Project
Job Profile of Marine Engineers
you will play an integral role in the research, design, development, testing, tweaking, production, installation and maintenance of a mechanical solution which satisfies the project requirements and fits in with rigorous time and budget constraints.
A Marine Engineer can secure a job in the Indian Navy. They can be a part of the navy as technicians or pilot. They can also get hired as technical staff of cargo ships or submarines.
In India, the government has a wider shipping business which is increasing rapidly. With the growth of cruise-based business in India, the career scope is also increasing at a good speed
In comparison, the starting package of Marine Engineers is better than any other engineering sector in India. The reason behind it is the potential risks and extreme situations in some sectors
SMEC Automation Pvt Ltd.
American Cruise Lines.
Marintek Design and Engineering Pvt Ltd.
GE Shipping Co. Limited.
Carnival Cruise Line.
TMC Shipping Pvt Ltd.
ITT Shipping (P) Ltd.
Transport Corporation Of India Ltd.
Toyo Engineering India Limited
Apeejay Surrendra Group
Chidambaram Institute of Maritime Technology
Gujarat Pipavav Port Ltd
The Great Eastern Shipping Co Ltd
Vishwakarma Maritime Institute
Shipping Corporation of India Ltd
Cochin Shipyard Ltd