Marine Engineering

Marine Engineering

Marine Engineering is the school of engineering  that deals with design, construction, operation, function and maintenance of the ship. The technology and techniques studied in marine engineering are used to create Marine Propulsion and on-board systems.
Marine Engineering
The course majorly deals with the nautical architecture and science which includes construction, installation, operation, and repair of the ships and submarines.

About the course

Marine engineering is the course of applied engineering sciences which includes mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, electronic engineering, and computer science. The course offers diploma, bachelor or master degree courses in Marine Engineering.

  • Diploma courses after Completion of secondary examination/10th class
  • UG courses after Completion of Higher Secondary examination/12th class
  • PG courses after Completion of B.Tech/B.E. in marine engineering


The candidates can apply for B.Tech Marine Engineering through entrance exams or direct entry. Most of the institutions take admission through entrance exams. The top exams for B.Tech Marine Engineering are: Indian Maritime University Common Entrance Test (IMU), Marine Engineering and Research Institute Entrance Examination (MERI), HMT and IIT Joint Entrance Examination for students who aspire to take admission in IITs or NITs.

Students should have qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2018) for admission in postgraduate engineering courses. Colleges like C.V. Raman College of Engineering, Bhubaneswar offer direct admissions alongside entrance test.

Eligibility Criteria

  • For Diploma – 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 compulsory subjects is required for this course.
  • Also after completion of three year diploma in marine engineering one can apply for undergraduate course.
  • The age should be 17-25 years.
  • For PG Courses – after Completion of B.Tech/B.E. in marine engineering.

Course Highlight

Name of the course Marine Engineering
Course Level Diploma, Under Graduate, Post Graduate
Duration Diploma (3-years), UG(4-years), PG(2 –Years)
Stream Engineering and technology
Eligibility 10+2 level exam
Admission Process Entrance Exam Based
Course Fees INR 2 to 8 Lacs
Top Recruiting Organizations GE Shipping Co. Limited, American Cruise Lines, Marintek, Design and Engineering Pvt Ltd., Carnival Cruise Line, TMC Shipping Pvt Ltd., SMEC Automation Pvt Ltd.,

ITT Shipping (P) Ltd., GMMCO Limited

Top Job Profiles Trainee Marine Engineer, submarine designer,

third assistant engineer, Junior Marine Engineer,

engineering managers, fourth assistant engineers,

Marine Equipment Designers, Onshore Marine coordinator


Career and Growth Prospects

There are a large number of opportunities in marine and shipping industry. B.Tech graduates can find various career options and jobs in fields like marine facilities, warehousing and logistics sector, the transportation sector, shipping industry, shipyards, offshore drilling platforms, marine engineering service etc.

Marine engineers are responsible for designing onboard systems such as Steering or control systems. Propulsion systems (gas turbine, diesel engine, or nuclear reactor). Marine engineers are also responsible for building and maintaining offshore oil rigs.

Average entry level salary for marine engineers ranges from 3.6 to 6 lakhs per annum. The salary depends upon specializations. And the salary varies with the location and experience.

Top Recruiting Organizations:-

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

List of colleges for Marine Engineering 2018

Serial No. Name of the College
1. Marine Engineering and Research Institute,
2. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras
3. Indian Maritime University.
4. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur
5. International Marine Communication Centre.
6.. National Institute of Technology (NIT), Karnataka
7. Cochin University.
8. Tolani Maritime Institute (TMI), Pune.
9. Maharashtra Academy of Naval Education & Training (MANET), Pune
10. V. Raman College of Engineering, Bhubaneswar
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