Marine Engineering Career


Marine engineering career is concerned with the maintenance, design and construction of shipsboats and other maritime support systems and equipment. A naval engineer designs and supervises the construction of vessels from submarines, aircraft carriers, to boats and tankers. The engineer is expected to deal with the overall structure, stability, propulsion, steering and all other systems that are involved in the navigation of a vessel.

To become a sea engineer, you are expected to have completed your high school with a focus and a 10+2 level pass in science related subjects. An undergraduate course is not necessary and therefore you can go forward and study for your bachelor’s degree, in Marine, Mechanical or Ocean engineering for a period of about four years. You also have to obtain a work license.

Types, Description, Information

Marine engineering does not have many fields.  It basically comes down to the position of marine engineers and naval architects. A naval architect is a person who deals only with the construction of ship structures and ensures that the structures are stable. It is therefore the work of the marine engineer to deal with all other aspects that may be involved in the construction.

Qualifications: Course Training Certification

Once you have passed the specified subjects in your high school curriculum, it is not deemed necessary to take an undergraduate course. But in some institutions it is required. Therefore consult with your institution to find out their intake requirements.

Schools, College Education

Within the United States, there are very few colleges that do offer the marine engineering course. Below is a list of the top 5 Marine engineering colleges in India.

1. United States Naval Academy – Annapolis, Maryland

2. United States Merchant Marine Academy – Kings Point, New York

3. Webb Institute – Glen Cove, NY

4. New England Institute of Technology – Warwick, Rhode Island

5. Michigan State University – East Lansing , Michigan

Job Opportunities, Salaries and Recruitment

marine engineering career provides great opportunities for those who have an interest in the field. Jobs are easily sought out by your college placement offices. Advancement in the marine engineering career is very important, as the people with advanced degrees have higher chances of promotion and a larger pay. On average a marine engineer earns a salary of $72,000 per year. The more experienced ones make over $100,000 per year. There are additional benefits to each perk.

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  1. Ashish Jain says:

    Please tell me if i can do marine engg. as i want to join merchant navy and i have completed my B.E. in electronics & communications. There is a course offering for the same on http://www.merchantnavy.info from BIMS thailand, please put some light on issues such as is good to do it fom here or what options i have? please reply as soon as possible.

    er.ashish.jain1@gmail.com

  2. bikash says:

    aboutcountry?how muchloan to be submit to stuy?&about job&salaryaftercompletion of study?is there any secure of job?

  3. harsh says:

    i am a final year btech student(mechanical engg). i would like to like to work in merchant navy.which are the best colleges in india?

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