Marine Engineering

Basic Question arises on mind – “What is Marine Engineering?”

The term ‘Marine’ hits everyone mind that it is something related to water.

Yes, you all are right!

But, it is more than that. Learn more about Marine Engineering…

Marine Engineering is one of the engineering courses that deals with design, construction, operation and maintenance of the ship functions that include steering, anchoring, cargo handling, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, etc.

It not only ends here –

The technology and techniques one can learn during marine engineering are used for creating cruise ships, oil platforms and harbors.

Most of the students have confusion between the Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture. These both terms are interrelated to each other. Naval Architect deals with design process, ship building and operation of marine vessels.

Looking for the precise definition of marine engineering?

Here it is:

Marine Engineering is the branch of Engineering that deals with the nautical architecture and science. It involves construction, installation, operation, and repair of the ships machinery.

Marine Engineering

Courses & Duration

How to Become a Marine Engineer?

You can opt Marine Engineering after

  • Completion of secondary examination/10th class (eligibility for diploma courses).
  • Completion of Higher Secondary examination/12th class (eligibility for UG courses)
  • Completion of B.Tech/B.E. in marine engineering (eligibility for PG courses)
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Courses after 12th Science

There are various Institutions which offer diploma, bachelor or master degree courses in Marine Engineering. The courses deal with the maintenance & construction of ships and other sailing vessels.

Diploma Courses: It is three year duration programme.

  • Diploma in Marine Engineering

Bachelor Courses: The duration of these courses is 4 years.

  • B.Tech/B.E. in Marine Engineering
  • B.Sc in Marine Engineering

Master Courses: It is two year duration programme.

Looking for Advancement in Marine Engineering!

Choose your specialization for PG courses as per your interest and are as follows:

  • Maritime Commerce
  • Marine Refrigeration
  • Command And Control System
  • Weaponry And Weapon Systems
  • Navigation Systems And Equipment
  • Marine Renewable Energy Research
  • Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Research
  • Information, Communication Systems and Equipment
  • Offshore Extractive and Infrastructure (Cable Laying)

Basic Eligibility:

For Diploma Course – You have to pass 10th examination to get admission into diploma programme.

For UG Courses – Minimum educational qualification of 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as a compulsory subjects is required for this course. If you completed a three year diploma in marine engineering, you can apply for UG course in marine engineering. Your age should be 17-25 years.

Entrance Exam – JEE Main 2021, IMU CET 2021

For PG Courses – The prescribed qualifying examination for M.Tech will be B.Tech passed in Marine Engineering.

Entrance Exam – GATE 2021

Colleges in India offer Marine Engineering Programme:

  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras
  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur
  • National Institute of Technology (NIT), Karnataka
  • Maharashtra Academy of Naval Education & Training (MANET), Pune
  • Marine Engineering and Research Institute, Kolkata
  • V. Raman College of Engineering, Bhubaneswar

What about Jobs & Career Scope?

You have a plenty of career opportunities in the field of marine engineering . You will get the job depending on your specializations.

The job of Marine engineers is not just limited to construction and maintenance of ship or boats vessel but it is extended upto the project management and control responsibilities too.

There are lucrative career options for the marine engineers in public as well as in private shipping companies. You will designated as a third assistant engineer or fourth engineer.

There are lots of job opportunities for marine engineering students not in India as well as in abroad countries.

What will be my Designation?

Am I Designated as Chief Engineer!

Of course!

Marine Chief engineer is considered equal to captain and possess the top rank. After gaining sufficient experience and knowledge in the field of marine engineering you will be eligible for this post.

Besides this, marine engineers are also designated as

  • Trainee Marine Engineer
  • Junior Marine Engineer
  • sales engineers
  • engineering managers
  • structural engineer
  • submarine designer
  • third assistant engineer
  • fourth assistant engineers
  • Onshore Marine coordinator
  • Dock Engineer
  • Marine Equipment Designers

Role of Marine Engineers

Marine Engineers are the skilled professionals engaged in the design, construction and maintenance of vehicles and structures used on or around water for example – ships and boats.

They have responsibilities for the construction and maintenance of ships machinery that include steam turbines, gas turbines and engine room.

Marine Engineers work as a liaisons between ship captain and shore personnel in order to ensure the efficiency and safety of ship. Also, monitors and supervises the other engineers, mechanics and crew members of the ship.

Marine Engineers also works on the power generation, gas and oil industry. Nowadays may national and international companies showing their interest in producing the electricity with the use of tidal power generators and more.

Do you know?

Archimedes was the first marine engineer and developed numerous of marine engineering systems. In India marine engineering was introduced in August 1949.

If you are fascinated by the ocean or water and have interest in machinery or structures and want to do something creative then Marine Engineering is the best career option for you.

Are you ready to continue this course?


Marine Engineers are required in public and private shipping companies, engine production firms, ship building and designing firms, navy, research bodies.

The companies that recruit marine engineers are as follows:

  • SMEC Automation Pvt Ltd.
  • American Cruise Lines
  • Marintek Design and Engineering Pvt Ltd.
  • GMMCO Limited
  • GE Shipping Co. Limited
  • Carnival Cruise Line
  • TMC Shipping Pvt Ltd.
  • ITT Shipping (P) Ltd.


Candidates possessing the degree in marine engineering will get the attractive pay depending upon the experience, location and domain knowledge. An average salary ranges from 64000 to 96000/year will be provided to the marine engineers.

Those working in abroad will receive 85000$ per annum.

Books & Study Material

Some of the best books for the preparation of Marine Engineering is listed below:

Introduction to Marine EngineeringD.A. Taylor
General Engineering Knowledge (Marine Engineering)H.D McGeorge
Marine Auxiliary MachineryH.D McGeorge
Pounder’s Marine Diesel Engines and Gas TurbinesDoug Woodyard
Marine BoilersG.T.H Flanagan
Practical Marine Electrical KnowledgeDennis T.Hall
Ship ConstructionDavid J.Eyres

If you have any other queries about Marine Engineering, you can ask your query in the comment box.

Displaying 80 Comments
  1. Rishikesh Sharma says:

    I have passed 75% in class 10, after that I have passed ITI electrician, in which 85% of mine was there, after that I am studying diploma in electrical engineering, what should I do to become an engineer in the marine

  2. Tejas says:

    I have completed my B.E in mechanical engineering.And I want to find scope in Marine Engineering. After B.E which course is suitable for me.

  3. Vandana says:

    I’m studying btech in ECE. So later if I do masters in marine engineering will I be able to persuade a job in marine field or will there be any obstacles since I didn’t have a degree in “btech in marine engineering”?

  4. Jeevan H M says:

    I had completed diploma in e&e can i join now…

  5. Rushabh hastimal jain says:

    Sir I got 155 marks in pcm then I’m eligible for marine engineering

  6. MD Rajon says:

    can admission by marine engineer.what I do?

  7. Amogh parwatkar says:

    Are any entrance exams compulsory for shipbuilding tech
    Or any other marine related careers..?

  8. Charles Charles says:

    pls how can i get the text books and their costs?

  9. Shoba says:

    Girls joined marine courses

  10. Rukky says:

    jee is compulsory entrance exam

  11. Neelam Korgaonkar says:

    Are there any colleges in Maharashtra for marine engineering degree course

  12. Devesh says:

    I am in 11th standard I got 89%in ssc and I want do be marine engineer.What will I do

  13. siva b-tech says:

    I completed my b-tech subjects were not clear can i get job as marine engineer

  14. sanmugappiriyan says:

    which is the best college for marine field and salary per month

  15. muhammed ashif. p says:

    i am 22year old i complete diploma in mechanical engineering after complete +2 still i am studying btech I want to work as a marine engineer it is possible or not

  16. Krishna Kumar says:

    I want to join in marine field.what I have to do to join in marine field.i am studying 10th.i want a number of marine to get know about marine and I have to join in marine.

  17. Nitin says:

    Can i get direct entry in marine engineering will my salary be 60 to 70 thousand

  18. Waleed Khan says:

    Cut off for JEE Mains and IMU CET??

  19. Waleed Khan says:

    Will salary be 64000 to 96000/year OR 64000 to 96000/month?

  20. kartik chaudhary says:

    Sir my study. 10+2 complete and 2 year diploma in (ITI) welder ncvt board in 2017 complete

  21. Shillu says:

    Colleges that offer marine course in tamilnadu

  22. coimbatore marine says:

    This is very informative
    Thanks for your posting
    keep posting

  23. Harshit mishra says:

    I m in class 12th with pcm .how should i join for this…???

  24. Naveen says:

    I am studying now l want to go marine engineering

  25. ayyappan says:

    12th commented lam Marine diploma course use

  26. Mithil says:

    Can 32 yrs old
    Do marine engineering in abroad
    Wid good marks in h. S. C.

  27. Mithil says:

    I am Mithil aged 33 yrs
    Has passed h. S. C. Science wid 60 percent but due to family pblm i couldnt learn more
    Is there any college in abroad which has no age limit for marine engineering??

  28. sundram kumar pandey says:

    Hi sir… I am 12 studying.. I am interested in the marine engineering.. How will apply for the application

  29. Keshav Bhardwaj says:

    Sir, how must i approch for marine course after my 12th

  30. saquib says:

    Sir,I hav cleared my jee mains. Can I join to some good marine collages…through dis….? and which are they…?
    plz reply

  31. jayavignesh says:

    iam finishing 12th standard how can i joined i maraine engineering.iam studied in tamil midiam.what is the cut of jee mains

  32. sharon says:

    What is the best course in marine engineering?

  33. Hemaddi says:

    I am studying in mechanical engg final year, but I am interested in marine engineering what I do ?

  34. Manoj kumar says:

    Hi sir… I am 12 studying.. I am interested in the marine engineering.. How will apply for the application

  35. Rajesh. S says:

    Hi, sir I am rajesh, going to finish 12th, pls say what is the best course in marine eng and what I have do for applying for collage in chennai

  36. Mohit says:

    Which is the best college for Marine engineering

  37. ritika gandhi says:

    which subjects we have learn after 12th
    which exams after12th

  38. Vrushabh sabalpara says:

    Please tell me which is the best university or college for the Marin engineering corce

  39. Mariner habeeb says:

    if I appear for IMUCET how much should I score to get seat in Chennai campus

  40. PhanivarunYour Name... says:

    I want to join in marine…I was soo interested to join in marine….give a suggestions to me.
    How to join in marine…now I’m in 12 to h grade

  41. Rohit says:

    This course is best for everyone after I will complete 12the I will choose this course

  42. Santhosh kumar says:

    Please tell me the best collage in Tamil nadu

  43. gokul says:

    What are the short time couses in marine

  44. gokul says:

    I want to become a mariner what are course and course duration and its scope .

  45. G.jayavignesh says:

    Iam jayavignesh iam studying now 12thstd.i want to become a maraine engineer. Which course l choose? Reply me

  46. P.Balasubramanian says:

    I am studying mechanical engineering right now,after completing this one may i join marine field? What are the possibilities course in marine

    • Mohit Negi says:

      yes, you can join marine engineering course after your ME. The oppurtunities are good in this field you can work with shipping and logistics companies.

  47. Vasanth says:

    I am staying 12th
    I want to join marine
    next year
    Pls its my request sir

  48. Mohamed Halith says:

    Hi,I’m Halith I’m studying 9th std,in 10th which group I want to take plz say . and after complete my 12 th std then what I want to study,plz email to my mail📠📠📠Thank u 🎋🎋🎎🎎

  49. sakthi Vel says:

    I am sakthi studying 11th standard
    I want to be a marine engineer

  50. Vikas kumar says:

    Thanks for the above information . it is helpful to me .. But please increase names of colleges of India and make steps of courses after 12 to become marine engineer

  51. Gaurab says:

    I complete my 10th stander with 84 present marks in 2016… Now I am in class 12…. & I want to be a candidate of marine engineering….

  52. rahul says:

    i will complete the diplomo in mechanical engineering after study the marine course so, what are the college choose and which course is selected

  53. Akshay Kumbhar says:

    Can i get admission in marine engineering after completing diploma in computer engineering..??

  54. Niraj kumar raj says:

    I complete 10th 58.4% passing year2014bseb kya mai diploma kar sakta marine engineer plz reply me

  55. Muthukumar says:

    I have completed my 12th and i get 1022 mark and my cut off is 173.25.I want to join marine engineering.say i will eligilble or not

  56. Anonymous says:

    I am completing 12th I want to do marine engineering Tell me what to do?

  57. Anonymous says:

    I want to admission in marine eng.

  58. prasanna umbarkar says:

    I am in 12 science now in guru nanak khalsa clg what should i do ???

  59. prasanna umbarkar says:

    What is first salary when we will get job ?? And for how many months we will be on ship and away from home??

  60. vaithees says:

    I have completed in 12th in1076 marks& my cut off mark is 186.5.but l have no attanded in jee exam.what l will study? I have apply for marine engineering. Say l was eligible?

  61. Yashwanth says:

    There is any other Marine institution in Bangalore plz let me know asap

  62. Nitish kumar says:

    Please send a list of esteemed colleges in north india having marine engineering and how i can take admission.

  63. Saurav kesbri says:

    Sir,Which college intrance is best for marrine engineering?

  64. Anshu raj says:

    I have got 43 marks in JEE mains 2017 if i get admission in any governmental college for or not. please give me answer.

  65. Afaque says:

    Sir, im a second year student. I am very much interested in making my career in marine or shipping . so how can i take a start from now to acchieve my goal ? Pls.reply.

  66. Md.Alam. mia says:

    I am studying marine engineering right now, after completing this I want to Marine BSc curse. what are the best institude for me?

  67. Viresh says:

    I am studying mechanical engineering right now, after completing this one may i join Marine field? &what are the way of possibilities

  68. Nikhilesh sharma says:

    I am studying in 12th class right now
    What is the cut off of jee mains for admission in IMU

  69. Satyajit Mohanty says:

    I’ve complete +2 science 55% in 2016.which course is best of my carear. I wish to get government job

  70. Emmanuel Asante says:

    I will be very happy if i get the opportunity to be in marine field

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