Marine means relating to or found in the sea. Also, it refers to the marine army which is served on shipboard as soldiers. Marine as a course is the best way to build a successful career. Marine industry courses are highly job-oriented.
Nowadays, the shipping industry is used for import and export of goods, people as well as animals from one place to another. So, day by day the shipping industry is growing and requires qualified and skilled personnel to work smoothly.
Marine courses provide knowledge to the candidates and trained them on various roles of the shipping sector. If you have a passion to work in Merchant Navy then marine courses would be helpful for you.
Diploma Nautical Science
Diploma Nautical Science is a 1-year course and leads you to further study and job opportunities in the Marine industry. The diploma will be awarded by the Ministry of Shipping. 1-year Nautical Science diploma is completely residential.
General Purpose Rating (GP)
General Purpose Rating (GP) is 6-months course. After successfully completing the course one can join the shipping industry and can work with shipping companies, shipping maintenance companies and deck crew.
Polytechnic diploma in marine engineering is of 3 years course. In this program, you can learn about the skills and abilities you need to work at sea. Some universities are having their entrance exams for Marine engineering diploma courses admission process.
Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Technology in Marine engineering is the study of making and maintenance of sea crafts, yards, docks and harbour installations. After completing Marine engineering candidate can design, build and maintenance ships/vehicles used in or around water.
Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Technology in Naval Architecture is a 4-year course. Naval architecture program learner can design, architect or maintain a ship, yard, other marine vehicles and other outdoor structures, both civil and military.
Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Technology in petroleum is a detailed study of oil and gas from deposits below the earth's surface. The main subjects you will study in this course arePhysics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Thermodynamics, Geology, Economics and few other.
BE/BTECH- Harbour Engineering & Ocean Engineering
Harbour and ocean engineering is a course where the candidate will get deep knowledge about the physical properties of carbohydrates, civil knowledge of harbour and mechanical knowledge of shipping vehicles.
BE/BTECH-Marine Electrical & Electronics
Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Technology in Marine Electrical & Electronics is a 4-year course. This course will lead you to get a job in the field of electrical and electronics department. The learner can work as at the shipping yards repair and maintenance companies only for electrical and electronics department.
B.E /BTECH-Ship Building, Repair & Conversion Technologies
Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Technology in Ship Building, Repair & Conversion Technologies is a study of building, repairing and maintaining Shipping vehicles and surrounded civil works.
BSc. Nautical Science
Bachelors of Science (B.Sc) in Nautical Science specialises a candidate to be a deck officer, cadet, Chief officer, a captain and much more in the merchant navy. It’s a 3-year course with a big opportunity to work at sea.
ME/M.Tech- Marine Engineering Management
Master of Engineering/Master of Technology in Marine Engineering Management is a postgraduate program in manufacturing, designing and maintenance of operating ships and ship making. It’s a 2-years course consisting of four semesters.
M.Sc - Marine Biotechnology
Masters of Science (M.Sc) Marine Biotechnology is of 2-years course and its syllabus is divided into four semesters course. Candidates can study a variety of topics during the course, for instance, Marine biology, cell biology and genetics, chemical oceanography and many more.
M.Sc. - Fleet Operations Management
Masters of Science (M.Sc) in Fleet Operations Management is a 2-year postgraduate course. Candidate can study middle level and higher level requirements of marine and allied industries. The eligibility criteria for this course is a bachelor's degree from a recognised university.
|Diploma Nautical Science||Pass 10th Standard or an equivalent course from a recognised university|
|General Purpose Rating (GP)||Pass 10th Standard or an equivalent course from a recognised university|
|Polytechnic-Marine||Pass 10th Standard or an equivalent course from a recognised university|
|BE/B.TECH-Marine||Pass 10+2/PUC/HSC or an equivalent course from a recognised university with higher marks in physics, chemistry and biology|
|BE/BTECH-Naval Architecture||Pass 10+2/PUC/HSC or an equivalent course from a recognised university with higher marks in physics, chemistry and biology|
|BE/BTECH- Petroleum||Pass 10+2/PUC/HSC or an equivalent course from a recognised university with higher marks in physics, chemistry and biology|
|BE/BTECH- Harbour Engineering & Ocean Engineering|
|BE/BTECH- MARINE ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS|
|B.E /BTECH-Ship Building, Repair & Conversion Technologies|
|BSc. Nautical Science|
|ME/M.Tech- Marine Engineering Management||Pass graduation degree or an equivalent course from a recognised university|
|M.Sc - MARINE BIOTECHNOLOGY||Pass graduation degree or an equivalent course from a recognised university|
|M.Sc. - Fleet Operations Management||Pass graduation degree or an equivalent course from a recognised university|
*NOTE: Some universities and colleges admission mode are through merit list of different entrance exams.
Placement And Career
Marine engineers have various specializations and with that different job responsibilities in the industry. Marine engineering comprises shipping, ship manufacturing, steel industry, power sector, the manufacturing sector, consultancy firm.
A marine 3-year bachelor degree holder also can design, construct and develop nautical equipment and ships but it depends upon their subjects or electives. Also, the marine engineer can get a job on a ship as a third assistant engineer or fourth engineer.
After completing a marine graduation or post graduation candidates can opt for profitable career options in government and private shipping organization and research bodies. They can also get employed in or outside India marine industry companies.
Marine is huge and highly paid industry so, it has huge manpower requirement as well. For both cruise service and Merchant Navy services now Marine is recruiting candidates. For almost all engineerings and management profiles marine recruits such as:
- Maritime lawyer
- Ocean engineer
- Boat mechanic
- Marine biologist
- Shipping agent
- Cruise Captain
- Ship Superintendent
- Marine underwriter
Some of the Private organisations which used to recruit Marine students are:
- ITT Shipping (P) Ltd.
- American Cruise Lines
- Maersk Global Service Centres (India) Pvt. Ltd.
- GMMCO Limited
- Carnival Cruise Line
- TMC Shipping Pvt Ltd.
- GE Shipping Co. Limited
- SMEC Automation Pvt Ltd.
Nautical Science Engineer
A Nautical Engineer can design, build, repair and maintain boats, ships, cruise, underwater crafts and many other vehicles and surrounded civil area. They will work as seamanship, where they will basically operate shipboard equipment and tools.
General Purpose Rating (GP) Engineer
General Purpose Rating (GP) Engineer usually work for merchant cargo ship under the supervision of officers. They will work for both the departments of a merchant cargo ship which are Deck department and Engine department.
Marine Engineers design works for boats, underwater crafts, ships, offshore platforms, drilling equipment and other shipping industry equipment. Usually, they work closely with naval architects to design and build everything to meet the shipping industry needs.
Naval Architectures are work for the manufacturing, designing, maintaining the unit of Shipping vehicles. Including shipping vehicles, they will also deal with offshore architecture units for both commercial and military structures.
Petroleum engineers work with the technology of extracting crude oil and natural gas from one oil well. Not only this they have to stimulate the not performing well and they will rectify and resolve the problems.
Harbour & Ocean Engineer
Harbour & Ocean Engineer construct harbour and port structures. They will also repair and maintain the port, harbour and offshore structures for oil exploration and production.
Marine Electrical & Electronics Engineer
Electrical & Electronics Engineer from the marine department are maintained and rectify critical defects in marine electrical systems, data acquisition, communication and navigational equipment.
Ship Building, Repair & Conversion Technicians
Ship Building, Repair & Conversion technicians build, repair and convert offshore platforms and service ships. They will mainly work for the mechanical and electrical features of the equipment and tools intended to be installed.
Marine Technical Manager
Marine Technical Manager will manage and oversee operations and plan for work projects, ensuring that essential equipment and maintenance work. Also, they have to make sure to meet the customer's operational requirements.
Depending on the level of course - diploma, bachelor’s, and masters degree, the eligibility criteria varies at each level. For bachelor’s 10+2 in a science background is sufficient and for masters, a bachelor’s degree in the corresponding field is required.
India is home to some of the best marine engineering companies. With shipping and defence getting a huge boost from the central government, both marine engineering and marine sciences will continue to create a lot of job opportunities for years to come.
Indian Maritime University (IMU) Chennai, Vels Academy of Maritime Studies Chennai, Tolani Maritime Institute(TMI) Mumbai, Maharashtra Academy of Naval Education & Training (MANET) Pune, and International Maritime Institute (IMI) Noida are some of the top colleges to study Marine Engineering in India.
Bachelor’s in Nautical Sciences and Bachelor of Engineering in Marine Engineering are two of the most suitable courses to join the Indian navy.