Becoming a marine engineer requires BE/ B.Tech in Marine Engineering / Nautical Science from a recognized University. Number of Government and private universities and colleges are offering Bachelor of Technology and other courses in Marine Engineering. Marine Engineering courses deal with construction and maintenance of ships, other sailing vessels ports and cargo facilities at waterfront. Marine engineers take complete charge of the engine room of a ship and the functioning of various devices like electric motors, steam engines, propulsive engines, etc. career, courses after 10th,career option after 12th.
Indian Maritime University:
It is a teaching and affiliating university which offer graduate, post graduate and research programmes in all disciplines of the maritime sector.
The IMU is having its headquarters at Chennai and regional campuses at Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata, Visakhapatnam and Cochin.
Curses offered :
· DNS leading to B.Sc. (Nautical Science)
· B.Sc. (nautical Science)
· B.Sc. (Maritime Science)
· B.Sc. (Ship Building and Repair)
· B.Tech (Marine Engineering)
· B.Tech. (Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering)
· M.Tech (Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering)
· MBA (Port and Shipping Transportation and Logistics)
· MBA (International Transportation and Logistics)
· PGDME(post Graduate Diploma in Marine Engineering)
· Research Programme in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering.
Candidates for admission to the 3-years B.Sc. (Nautical Science) at T.S. Chanakya, IMU-Mumbai Campus, Navi Mumbai;
4-year B.Tech. (Marine Engineering) at Marine Engineering & Research Institute, IMU-Kolkata Campus, Kolkata;
4-year B.Tech. (Marine Engineering) at National Maritime Academy, IMU-Chennai Campus, Chennai;
3-year B.Sc. (Maritime Science) degree course (Dual/Polyvalent Certification) at Marine Engineering & Research Institute, IMU-Mumbai Campus, Mumbai;
4-year B.Tech (Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering) at NSDRC, IMU-Visakhapatnam Campus,
Visakhapatnam are selected on the basis of their performance in the IIT-Joint Entrance Examination. There is no separate entrance examination for selection of candidates for these courses.
For seeking admission to the Bachelor of Technology in Marine Engineering and equivalent courses, candidates must have completed their 10+2 with
Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry subjects with not less than 60% of aggregate marks from a recognized board of education. The other requirement is that candidates must have secured a minimum of 50% of marks in English. (Candidate belonging to general and OBC categories must secure at least 60% marks and SC and ST candidates must secure at least 55% marks in aggregate in the (10+2) Examination).
The candidate should have physical fitness and has to be ready to travel in a ship for long voyages extending to even months.