Ocean Engineering Career

Monday, 7. December 2009

Ocean Engineering is an ambiguously defined discipline. It may mean Oceanographic Engineering, a term which may refer to Offshore Engineering, or Maritime Engineering, which is the branch of engineering allied to Civil Engineering and concerned with the technical aspects of fixed and floating offshore marine structures and systems related to harnessing ocean resources. These include offshore oil and gas and the rapidly-expanding area of ocean renewable energy, as well as other ocean resource activities such as sub-sea mining and aquaculture. Ocean Engineering is essentially another name for Offshore Engineering. Ocean Engineering does not include the design of ships (Naval Architecture) or the design of electronic, electrical and mechanical systems that exist within ships and offshore installations.

Great careers are open to Ocean Engineers in India and abroad in offshore drilling establishments, Oil & Natural Gas extracting companies.

Eligibility, Entrance Exams and Courses

B.E/B.Tech degree courses in Ocean Engineering are available in all Indian Institutes of Technology and National Institutes of Technology and some other reputed private colleges.

Indian Institute of Technology – Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE)

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 noted Engineering Institutions have their own entrance exams which are usually conducted in the month of May-June. Candidates should ascertain precise details directly from these Institutions.

Top Colleges for Courses in Ocean Engineering

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai-600036
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur-208016
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur-721302
  • Regional Engineering College, Durgapur-713209
  • Zakir Hussain College of Engineering & Technology, Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh-202002
  • Banaras Hindu University, Institute of Technology, Varanasi-221005
  • University College of Technology (Autonomous) Osmania University Hyderabad-500007
  • The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Faculty of Technology & Engineering ,Vadodara-390002
  • Sardar Vallabhai Regional College of Engineering and Technology, Surat-395007
  • M V College of Engineering, Bangalore-560067
  • Government College of Engineering Thrissur,Thrissur-680009(Kerala)
  • College of Engineering & Technology, Navi Mumbai-410209
  • Jadavapur University, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Calcutta-700032

Career Opportunities and Job Prospects

The quest for additional sources of energy and the extraction of these products in a ‘Clean & Green’ manner is on the topmost agenda of all countries of the world. ‘Energy without destroying the ecology’ of the universe is the Mantra of today. To this end, fully qualified Ocean engineers are in great demand in all petrochemical organizations.


Salaries of Ocean engineering graduates employed in govt & Public Sector Undertakings such as ONGC, Bombay High etc start at about Rs 20,000/- to 25,000/- pm. MNCs and reputed companies like Reliance Petroleum, BP and EXXON offer starting salary of Rs 25,000 /- to Rs 30,000 /- pm depending on the qualifications of the candidates. Salaries of Ocean engineers deputed to the Gulf countries go up to about Dirhams/Dinars 10,000/- to 12, 000/- pm plus perks.

3 Responses to “Ocean Engineering Career”

  1. Illa Carskadon Says:

    I am now not certain the place you are getting your information, however good topic. I must spend a while studying more or understanding more. Thanks for great info I was in search of this information for my mission.

  2. Sravan Says:

    This is Sravan kumar,I got m.tech Programme On Ocean Engineering in IIT MADRAS,
    I cant ensure this Programme For security of my life.About Campus Placements..

  3. Nishanth Says:

    Im currently doing B.E.ECE is there any possible ways to enter into ocean engineering

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