Marine engineering is among the most lucrative career options and growth opportunities in India. A number of colleges in India have been imparting quality education through various courses, for marine engineers.

Careers in Marine Engineering

Marine engineering is a branch of engineering that deals with the designing, manufacturing, fixing, managing, protecting and repairing machinery and equipments of a ship and other marine vehicles. Marine engineers have to study wide range of systems that includes diesel engines, gas turbines, boilers, compressors, steam turbine, heat exchangers etc. He/she has to supervise the functioning of engine room of a ship. They not only have to create new and improvised designs and equipments, but also have to ensure the efficacy of the existing ones. A marine engineer has to continuously update his/her knowledge. He/she should not stick to bookish language. A dedicated, committed and devoted person with intellectual and innovative mind can become an efficient marine engineer.

Course Details
Numerous engineering colleges all over India offer degree programs at under graduate as well as at post graduate levels in the field of marine engineering. Minimum requirement to seek admission to under graduate programs is 10+2 in science stream (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English), while for post graduate programs, it is a B.E/B. Tech degree in marine engineering. One can even opt for super specialty program also. For Ph. D program, one has to first gain an M.E degree in marine engineering, from a recognized University.

Career Prospects
After pursuing the relevant course in marine engineering, one can work in ports, shipping industries, Directorate General of Shipping and educational institutes. Various countries including France, USA and U.K hire proficient marine engineers. American Bureau of Shipping (USA) is one of the prominent organizations that employ marine engineers. Merchant Navy, Navy and manufacturing industries also recruit trained marine engineers.

Top Colleges Offering UG/PG/Other Courses
Marine engineering is one of the popular career options amongst the young aspirants. Several institutes all over India offer under graduate as well as post graduate programs in this field. Some renowned institutions are International Institute of Maritime Science, (West Bengal), College of Engineering, (Andhra Pradesh), Mohomed Sathak Engineering College, (Tamil Nadu), Maharashtra Academy of Naval Education & Training, (Maharashtra), Marine Engineering Research Institute, (West Bengal), Indian Marine College, (Hyderabad), and Lal Bahadur Shastri College of Advanced Maritime Studies & Research, (Mumbai).

Marine engineering fetches decent five-figure salary per month. A beginner can expect a salary between Rs. 30000-Rs40000 per month. Experience and higher qualification adds to the remuneration.

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