Marine Engineering Career

Tuesday, 24. November 2009

A course in Marine Engineering deals with the design, construction and maintenance of large ships, sailing vessels, ports and cargo facilities at waterfronts. Marine engineers hold complete charge of the engine room of a ship and the functioning of various devices like electric motors, steam engines, propulsion engines, etc. Shipping industries, ports and transportation on the high seas are the life lines of modern trade and commerce of all developed and developing nations of the world. A career in Marine engineering opens up opportunities for adventurous and fun-loving youngsters who want to work inland or wish to sail on the seven seas.

Eligibility, Entrance Exams and Courses:

In order to pursue a B.E. or B.Tech Course in Marine Engineering, one needs to qualify the higher secondary examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects with a good aggregate percentage.

IIT-JEE is one of the important entrance examinations for Marine Engineering.

A candidate must fulfill each of the following conditions:

  • Can attempt JEE only twice, in consecutive years.
  • Should have passed (10+2) or equivalent qualifying examination in 2008 or should be appearing in 2009, and secure at least 60% (55% for SC/ST & Physically disabled )
  • Minimum age limit of 25 yrs as on 1st October (30 yrs for SC/ST and PD candidates).

Each State has its own particular eligibility criteria and entrance exams. Some famous Engineering Institutions such as University College of Engineering Visakhapatnam and Anna University Chennai etc have their own entrance exams like EAMCET for A.P, KCET for Karnataka and TCET for Tamil Nadu which are usually conducted in the month of May-June. Candidates should ascertain precise details directly from these Institutions.

Top Colleges for Courses in Marine Engineering:

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai-600036
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur-208016
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur-721302
  • IIT Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016  Ph: 011-26582020, Fax 011-26857659-BE/Btech
  • IIT Mumbai, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra – 400076 Ph: +91-22-2572-2545, Fax:+91-22-2572-3480 BE / Btech.
  • IIT Guwahati, Guwahati 781001 (Assam) Ph: 0361-2697088 BE / B Tech.

Some of the other well known Colleges offering Marine Engineering Courses are:

  • Marine Engineering Research Institute, P-19, Taratolla Rd, Kolkata-700088, (West Bengal)
  • International Marine Communication Centre, 134/3 R.H. Road, near Luz Corner, Mylapore, Chennai 600004, (Tamil Nadu)
  • Indian Marine College, P.S. No. 1262, Kachiguda Station Road, Hyderabad 500027, (Andhra Pradesh)
  • Directorate General of Shipping, Jahaj Bhavan, Ballard Estate, Walchand Hirachand Marg, Mumbai 400001, (Maharashtra)
  • Lal Bahadur Shastri College of Advanced Maritime Studies & Research, Hay Bunder, Seweri, Mumbai – 400033, (Maharashtra)
  • Bangalore Institute of Aeronautical Engineering and Information Technology affiliated to Bangalore University. Offers B.E in Marine Engineering. 5, SRS Complex, NGEF Layout, Nagarabhavi
    Bangalore – 560072
    Phone: (080) 23216677

Career Opportunities and Job Prospects:

A variety of new technologies have come up in Marine engineering which provide plentiful opportunities for adventurous youngsters keen on Marine engineering.


After graduating as a marine engineer, one can get a job in a ship as a Third Officer engineer or Fourth Officer engineer with a starting salary of Rs. 50,000-Rs.70, 000. If someone opts to join an oil tanker the salary goes up even higher. Offshore job opportunities are available in Ports, Shipping industries, Office of Directorate General of Shipping and as faculty in various educational institutes offering marine engineering courses of study.

12 Responses to “Marine Engineering Career”

  1. kalesha Says:

    how much fees for four years

  2. aswin resho.a Says:

    hello, im lenin. my brother s aswin reaho.he want to join in marine course. can send any information to my mail.thanks

  3. rohit Says:

    i am electrical engineer do u have course in marine for me

  4. Shannon Nesti Says:

    This information is quite to the point.

    I’ll be coming back to check outmore in the future.

  5. U.VIGNESH Says:

    It would end upto to nearly 12 to 13 lakh for B.E or B.Tech marine engineering and 10 lakh for B.SC nautical science

  6. kingston Says:

    Completed my engineering in (ECE) Electronics &Communication Engineering. I want to join marine. Tell me that which college offering the one or two year diploma courses

  7. Madie Godina Says:

    Hi man, I like your blog but you should really change the blog template, this one is not very good.

  8. pradush choudhury Says:

    I got 58.3% mark in HS(PCM)by this mark will i get admission in marine engineering college PLZ REPLY

  9. shannu Says:

    sir , whats the fee structure , is aeronautical course in your college

  10. salman Says:

    I want to know how much is captation to pay to get the seat

  11. sallu Says:

    Marine engineering is dangerous to life!

  12. m.mahedran Says:

    diploma finished means how many year want to study marine

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