Marine engineering is a branch of engineering that deals with the construction as well as the operation of mechanical equipment of seagoing craft, docks, and harbor installations. The basic job of a Marine engineer is to design, build and maintain vehicles/structures used on or around water. This includes ships, aircraft carriers, submarines, sailboats, tankers etc.

Marine engineers are accountable for the ship's internal system which comprises the propulsion, electrical, refrigeration and steering systems.

Few of the specialties required in Marine engineering are:

Computer Science

Naval architect

Electrical engineering

Oceanographic engineering

Electronic engineering

Offshore engineering

Mechanical engineering

Marine engineering is meant for candidates who see their themselves conducting research work in oceans or coastal waters in the future. To be a successful marine engineer, students should display the given below skill set:

Good communication skills

Strong problem-solving skills

Computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) skills

Team management

Excellent at mathematics/Mathematical skills

Time management skills

Excellent IT skills and technical knowledge

Efficient planner

Proven negotiating skills

Budget management skills

Marine Engineering: Eligibility Criteria

Undergraduate (UG) : At the UG level, candidates must have successfully passed their senior secondary examination or its equivalent with at least 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM). They should also have secured a minimum 50% marks in English either in Class X or Class XII. A minimum and a maximum age limit may or may not be a requirement by some marine engineering institutes.

Some institutes might also have a minimum and a maximum age limit. Some institutes might examine candidate's medical fitness which includes some features that need to be particularly observed like the constitution, skeletal system, ear nose throat, speech, lymphatic system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system digestive system, genitourinary system, skin, nervous system, eyesight and other tests.

Postgraduate (PG): Aspirants must have passed their 10+2 examination from a recognised school. Candidates must have completed their graduation with BE/BTech in Mechanical/Marine Engineering from a recognized university and should have secured a minimum of 60% aggregate marks in their bachelor studies.

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Marine Engineering Syllabus

Given below is the course curriculum for Marine Engineering at the UG as well as PG level. Please note that the syllabus might vary from college to college.

Undergraduate Course

Check the table below to know the Marine Engineering syllabus for UG courses

Semester I

Semester II

English

Seamanship, Elementary Navigation &
Survival at Sea

Mathematics – I

Mathematics – II

Basic Thermodynamics

Applied Thermodynamics – I

Basic Electrical & Electronics Engineering

Strength of Materials – I

Engineering Mechanics - I

Computer Science

Workshop Technology

Engineering Mechanics – II

Geometrical Drawing

Engineering & Machine Drawing

Basic Electrical & Electronics Laboratory

Applied Mechanics Laboratory

Workshop Practicals – I

Workshop Practicals – II

Communicative English Lab

Computer Laboratory – I

Semester III

Semester IV

Computational Mathematics

Marine Boilers

Analog Electronics & Communication

Digital Electronics & PLC

Applied Thermodynamics – II

Mechanics of Machines – II

Strength of Materials – II

Electrical Machines – II

Mechanics of Machines – I

Fluids Mechanics

Electrical Machines – I

Marine Heat Engine & Air Conditioning

Marine Engineering Drawing

Applied Marine Control & Automation

Electronics Laboratory

Heat & Boiler Chemical Laboratory

Heat & Chemical Laboratory

Computer Microprocessor & PLC Laboratory

Workshop Practicals – III

Workshop Practicals —IV

Control Engineering Laboratory

Semester V

Semester VI

Material Science

Ship Fire Prevention & Control

Ship Structure & Construction

Marine Internal Combustion Engine II

Marine Internal Combustion Engine – I

Marine Electrical Technology

Fluid Mechanics

Marine Auxiliary Machines – II

Marine Auxiliary Machines – I

Naval Architecture – II

Naval Architecture – I

Management Science & Economics

Elementary Design & Drawing

Marine Steam Engineering

Material Science Laboratory

Fire Control & Life Saving Appliances Laboratory

Vibration Laboratory & Fluid Mechanics Laboratory

Marine Power Plant Operation —II

Marine Power Plant Operation – I

Electrical Machines Laboratory

Semester VII

Semester VIII

Ship Operation & Management

ON BOARD TRAINING & ASSESSMENT

Advanced Marine Control Engineering & Automation

Voyage / Training Report

IMO - Maritime Conventions & Classification Society

Project on Environment & its Project

Advanced Marine Technology

Viva - Voce

Engine Room Management

Elective

Marine Machinery & System Design

Simulator & Simulation Laboratory

Technical Paper & Project

Postgraduate Course

Check the table below to know the Marine Engineering syllabus for PG courses

Semester I

Semester II

Wind waves and Wave hydrodynamics

Port Planning and Dredging

Marine Geotechnical Engineering

Analysis and Design of Marine Structures

General Oceanography, Estuarine dynamics and Coastal Engineering

Construction, Planning, Operation and Management of Ports

Computer Laboratory and Marine Structures Laboratory

Coastal Engineering Laboratory and Marine Geotechnical Laboratory

Theoretical and Experimental Stress Analysis

Design Project

Elective I

Elective II

Semester III and IV

Thesis work (in the area of specialization)

List of electives

Finite Element Method

Remote Sensing Applications in Coastal Engg.

Structural Design and Drawing

Offshore Engineering

Computer Oriented Numerical Methods

CAD of Marine Structures

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Top Entrance Exams for Marine Engineering

Admissions to Marine engineering programmes at the UG and as well PG level is based on entrance exams. However, admissions to some institutes may also be based on merit.

The selection process might vary from college to college. But typically, the selection process for admissions to Marine engineering courses involves two steps:

  • Admissions solely based on the aspirant’s entrance exam or/and
  • Releasing merit list based on candidate’s performance in entrance exam and their qualifying exam

This is followed by GD (Group discussion),  PI (Personal Interview), psychometric test or medical examination depending on the institute one is applying for. Some colleges also offer admissions via direct entry.

Some of the popular marine engineering exams are:

UG level:

IMUCET

JEE Main

JEE Advanced

TMISAT

HIMT Entrance exam

Generally, the syllabus for the above given exams include Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Logical Reasoning and English. 

PG level:

GATE is one of the most popular entrance exams for admissions to marine engineering programmes at the PG level. Even though there is no separate paper for ME in GATE, interested applicants can opt for GATE papers like Electrical Sciences or Mechanical engineering.

All the papers in GATE will have a total of 65 questions carrying 100 marks. Out of which 10 questions carrying a total of 15 marks are in General Aptitude (GA). The paper comprises Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) carrying 1 or 2 marks each as well as Numerical Answer Questions of 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. 

Marine Engineering Job Profiles

According to reports, the employment of marine engineers and naval architects is expected to grow 12% from the year 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Marine engineers are land jobs in Shipping firms, Indian Navy, Shipyards, Engine manufacturing companies, Shipbuilding firms, Ship design firms, Maritime universities, Research Institutions etc.

Take a look at some of the types of job profiles marine engineers can expect to bag after completing the course.

Job Profile

Role

Chief Engineer

A chief engineer holds a high rank in the Marines. They head the entire marine engineering department on the vessel and are responsible for the maintenance and operation of all engineering equipment onboard the vessel.

Chief Electric Tech Officer

Chief Electric Tech Officer head the Electrical department of the ship.

Design Engineer

Design engineers design and experiment new technology and machine parts for a ship.

Navy Personnel

Students, after clearing the Defence Services Exams, can join the Indian Coast Guard and the Indian Navy and guard the country’s waters.

Maintenance Engineer

Maintenance engineer supervise the quality and reliability of the machine parts and fleet of ships.

Chief Security Officer

A CSO supervises the smooth running and security efforts in a ship.

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Popular Marine Engineering UG Courses in India

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Comments

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akanksha kumeshwar kirpan

2022-02-10 07:13:43

I want to know about the latest cutoff information for B.Tech. in Marine Engineering at TMI Pune ?

Reply to akanksha kumeshwar kirpan

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konatham Abhishek

Scholar-Level 16

3 weeks ago

Hey Kirpan
To be eligible for the entrance tests for Marine engineering the minimum percentage in Class 12th varies. You would require a minimum of 60-65% aggregate marks to be eligible which varies for each entrance.
Thank You!

I want to know what is the latest placement figures for Marine Engineering?

Reply to Edakepuram Puthanveedu Muralidharan

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Group Captain Vinayak Deodhar

Scholar-Level 18

3 weeks ago

Hello Edakepuram, placements in marine engineering have seen a decline in the recent past. Also, the CTC offered too is coming down. This state of affairs is caused by twin factors of more colleges offering this branch resulting in supply outstripping demand and Covid. However, with an uptick in ...Hello Edakepuram, placements in marine engineering have seen a decline in the recent past. Also, the CTC offered too is coming down. This state of affairs is caused by twin factors of more colleges offering this branch resulting in supply outstripping demand and Covid. However, with an uptick in cargo movements, the situation can only improve. Best wishes to you.

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Deepakkumar M

2022-01-17 17:26:33

Is biomaths in 11 is the correct course to study marine biotechnology in future?

Reply to Deepakkumar M

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konatham Abhishek

Scholar-Level 16

a month ago

Marine biologists often use Algebra and Trigonometry to establish measurements. For example, in investigating how the light level at different depths affects the ability of algae to photosynthesize, marine biologists may utilize mathematical models, that range from logarithmic functions to hyperb...Marine biologists often use Algebra and Trigonometry to establish measurements. For example, in investigating how the light level at different depths affects the ability of algae to photosynthesize, marine biologists may utilize mathematical models, that range from logarithmic functions to hyperbolic tangent functions.

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Dipti Goel

2022-01-10 12:49:50

Are girls eligible for admission in this institute for B.Tech in Marine engineering course in Samundra Institute ?

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Hrishabh Sahu

Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

Yes Dipti no college in India can deny on the gender basis. You can take admission if you want.

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Dharamveer Dheer

Scholar-Level 18

a month ago

There is no discrimination on basis of gender in any college in India for this program.
You can check this is in all institutions providing this course.

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