Marine Engineering or Merchant Navy is a branch of engineering which is related to the study of nautical architecture, ship design, and maintenance of machinery used in the shipping vessels. They are responsible for designing and construction of electrical, mechanical, navigational, and watercraft propulsion system in the sea vessel. Marine Engineering is an applied engineering branch that includes mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, electronic engineering, and computer science engineering.
Marine Engineering gives an opportunity for professionals to travel the world and visit countries around the world. Marine Engineering professionals are paid very high due to the risk involved in their job.
Let`s see How you can become a Marine Engineer? In order to do become a marine engineer, you have to complete a Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelors in Science or Diploma in Marine Engineering or Nautical science after 12th class from a recognized Institution. You have to pass the entrance exam for getting admission into a good marine engineering institution.
We will see later in the article about important exams and top institute where you can pursue marine engineering.
For Marine Engineering, Government has set up Central University "Indian Maritime University" which has headquarter in Chennai. Indian Maritime University has branches in
- Navi Mumbai
Indian Maritime University is the apex institution in India for Maritime Studies. University conducts various undergraduate and postgraduate courses related to oceanography, maritime laws, environmental studies, maritime history, and maritime security.
It`s advisable to do the maritime course from an institution affiliated to this university as this is the apex university of India for maritime studies.
For getting admission into B.tech (Marine Engineering), B.tech (Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering), BSc (Nautical Science), Diploma (Nautical Science) and BSc(Ship Building and Repair) the Indian Maritime University, you have to pass the entrance exam IMU CET 2020.
IMU CET 2020 Exam Structure
- 200 MCQ Questions.
- English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and General Aptitude at Plus 2 Level.
There will be no negative marking for the wrong answer in the IMU CET 2020 Examination.
IMU CET 2020 Syllabus
If you want to become a marine engineer you can apply for IMU CET 2020 Exam. On the basis of rank, you can get admission to various colleges affiliated to Indian Maritime University. I would recommend you to get admission to IMU branches by getting good rank in the IMU CET 2020 Exam.
After completing the Bachelors's in Marine engineering either you have the option to complete a Master's course in marine engineering for doing research in the field or you can join the companies and start your career in the Marine Engineering field.
List of Companies recruiting Marine Engineers
- Cochin Shipyard Ltd
- Transport Corporation Of India Ltd( TCIL )
- Apeejay Surrendra Group
- Gujarat Pipavav Port Ltd
- Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd
- The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd
- Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd
- The Great Eastern Shipping Co Ltd
Most of the students completing the marine course get placed in the Port, shipbuilding companies and other logistics companies in India and other parts of the World.
Marine Engineering is a very fascinating career option that provides high pay and the option to travel around the world. The student who like traveling and can stay away from home for a longer period of time should apply for marine engineering course.
Usually, professionals who are on the ship work for 6 months and stay at home or at ground duty for another 6 months. So students applying for this course should be mentally prepared for long days away from home if they are on the ship duty.