Marine Engineer - How to become a Marine Engineer?


A marine engineer is required to have expertise in all the areas which help in making the vehicle conducive for the crew member. The marine engineer is required to have the knowledge in areas right from designing the vehicle, erection, installation to the operation. Maintenance of the propulsion and other system like fuel lamp, water distillation, air conditioner, refrigeration etc are some of the areas. This field provides excellent opportunities. Also this is very fascinating for those who are interested in working in ships or the coast.

There are various courses available in the field of marine engineering. The basic qualification required is Bachelors course in Marine Engineering. The duration of the course is 4 years. For those aspiring to go for further studies options like Masters in Marine Engineering, Ph. D are available. The duration for the Masters course is two years.

Qualifying Exam

In order to qualify for the Bachelor’s program the candidates will be required to appear for the various entrance exams like the All India Engineering Entrance Exam, Joint Entrance Exam conducted by IIT, OPENNET exam conducted by IGNOU etc. For admission to the Masters course most of the institutes conduct entrance exams like GATE.

Who is eligible to apply?

It is a must that the candidates must be citizens of India. Only those candidates who have completed their 12th standard or equivalent are eligible for B.Tech course. It is also a must that the candidates must have pursued the two science subject’s i.e. Physics and Chemistry. Also along with that Mathematics should have been one of the subjects pursued. For qualifying for the M.Tech course it is a must that the candidates complete their B.Tech. At the time for admission for the B.Tech course the candidates must have completed 17years of age.

How to prepare for the exam and interview?

The syllabus for the B.Tech entrance exam will cover areas like Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The questions will be related to the 12th standard portion. Similarly for the M.Tech the questions will be of B.Tech level. Solving past years paper will be helpful both in knowing the pattern of the paper and also in gaining confidence. Based on the score the candidates will be selected for an interview by the institutes. Students should make sure that they answer correctly and to the point at the time of the interview.



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21 Responses to “Marine Engineer - How to become a Marine Engineer?”

  1. 21
    Jaiprakash Sharma:

    i have done 10th in the year 2012. and have done 11th in 2013 . and now i am persuing diploma in mechanical engineering from bte u.p..
    so please sugest me what should i do for applying in marine engineering …. or i should complete my diploma first.

  2. 20

    i want to become a marine engineer, i have got 87 % in 12th, what am i supposed to do further to become an marine engineer

  3. 19
    manoj kumar Ban:

    which institute to i have training of kolkatta and whwt is requere of this ?

  4. 18

    cut off for marine engineering

  5. 17
    tejas patil:

    i am in 3rd year of mech engg. ( diploma)from msbte board . can i apply for marine engg. ?

  6. 16

    I completed BE in mechanical engg . in India
    am I eligible to work as a marine engineer ?

  7. 15

    I completed BE in mechanical engg . in India
    am I eligible to work as a marine engineer Ship engineer ?

  8. 14

    i am an E.C. engineer and i wanted to know that if i can apply for in Marine Engineering?

  9. 13

    What can cause water in ur sump

  10. 12

    wht to do after 10th to become a marine engineer after 12th?are marine engineers paid for the rest 6 months when they have holiday

  11. 11

    M i eligible to become lecturer in engineering college ? I have only 46% in 12th. And i have aggregate of 52% in B.E. I am pursuing .kindly reply me

  12. 10

    now i am studying DECE…next i like to study depertment of marine ece .how i will join? and i can study in this course.pls send me the details of marine ece

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  14. 8
    mritunjay kumar:

    how can i enter in marine eng,,, side after pursuing my in mechanical field…

  15. 7
    sesha sai:

    I’m pursuing my in mechanical stream i’m intrested in marine engineering can i pursue my further studies in marine engineering stream

  16. 6
    sachin patil:

    i m in 12th. how many marks are required in MHT-CET FOR MARINE ENGINEERING ADMISSION ?

  17. 5

    after finish civil engineering (B.E) can i study marine

  18. 4
    Debanjan Paul:

    whats the right kind of approach to pursue a career in Marine engg after completing BE in mech engg,for sum1 who doesnt hav a first class throughout(the most common eligibilty criteria nowadays) frm Pune University????

  19. 3

    is entrance exam necessary to join marine engineering ?

  20. 2
    prithwi raj:

    i am studying in 2nd year in annamalai university.i wish to become marine engineer how it is is possible.please give me instruction.

  21. 1

    Can one get admission without appearing for aieee.
    What is the cet score required for marine engineering.
    Is job placement possible immediately after completing the course.