Marine Engineering as a Career Option

4-year degree course module recognizes the wisdom in what was stated by the great philosopher hundreds of years ago! While preparing the students for Marine Industry through extensively covered theoretical classes, practical engineering education at the in-campus workshop, out-of-campus Shipyard & Shipboard training, the curriculum ensures sufficient exposure to Electronic, Computer & Information technologies. There are total 8 semesters.
The course details are as follows:-
The subjects include
- English
- Applied Mathematics
- Physics and Electronics
- Computer Science
- Marine Management.

Topics such as Ship Operation Technology and other applied subjects (Maritime Commerce, Marine Engineering, Environmental Science, Control Systems etc.) are also focused upon. The training programmes help the candidates to inculcate qualities necessary for the profession, both mental and physical. Practicals that are conducted are in the following subjects - Astronomy, Chart Work, Practical Navigation, Magnetic and Gyro Compasses, Electronic Navigational Aids (Radar, Decca, and Satellite Navigator etc.).

Prizes are given to cadets for Academic Excellence & General Proficiency. Apart from these, there are a number of prizes for Extra Curricular Activities & Sports.

Minimum Requirement for Marine Engineering.
Unmarried (male/female) Indian Citizens. Limited foreign nationals may be admitted with approval of Ministry of Shipping, Govt. of India.

Maximum: 20 years old on 1st October in the year of admission.
SC/ST: relaxable by 5 years

Academic Qualification
As per requirement of IIT-JEE. (Indian Institute of Technology - Joint Entrance Examination)
For more information on this Joint Entrance Examination, you may visit any of the Indian Institute of Technology web sites - Kharagpur, Kanpur, Mumbai or Delhi,

Future Prospects
Shipping Industry Growth
Recent Studies world over, predict a steady growth of International Trade. What this means is, "Shipping" as a mode of international and intercontinental transport system can never go out of fashion - it being the easiest & still the cheapest mode!

Agreeably, advancement in Engineering techniques & technology has had an effect on growth in terms of increase in the number of ships plying the seven seas as compared to the increase in cargo volume movement. However, with advancement in Technology, the demand for Qualified Marine Engineers has increased exponentially. Consequently, students passing out of all the institutes have continued to remain as one of the most sought after with the Ship Owners, globally.

The curriculum is geared to ensure that every student receives sufficient guidance that will help him/her to appear for the MEO-Examinations, under Ministry of Shipping, (MOS) during the Service life. Additionally, we encourage you to visit the relevant page of the D.G.Shipping Website to learn more about the rules pertaining to MANNING OF SHIPS - Certificates of Competency and EXAMINATIONS for Certificates of Competency

Many of Marine Engineers prefer pursuing higher studies than joining the Merchant Navy immediately on graduation. The popular choices remain -

" Business Management Institutions for MBA.
" Universities Overseas for M.S./PhD in Marine Transportation, Marine Engineering & Naval Architecture, Ocean Engineering and even Master's Degree in Marine Law.
" Computer Science & Information Technology Institutions for MCA

Apart from remaining within the Shipping or Related Industry (National & International Shipping Companies, Marine Workshops, Surveying Concerns, Navy, Diesel Engine Manufacturers etc) on shore based jobs, the marine Engineers today are occupying important & key positions in varied & diversified industries - from IT Sector, to Consultancy Organizations such as PriceWaterhouse Coopers & DCL, to Brick & Morter Companies - Power, Steel, Electronics/White Goods, to Service Sector organizations like Hotel Industry etc. A few have also joined the Indian Government Services.

A vast many with entrepreneurship skills, are very successfully running their own business establishments too. Needless to say, the Savings Potential while at the Merchant Navy, has assisted in setting up their own business establishments.

While many Marine Engineers have dedicated their post-Merchant Navy services to Academic Institutions related to Marine Engineering, a number of them also hold enviable & highly respected positions in Technical Schools & Colleges overseas.

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