Marine engineering deals with the nautical

Architecture and science and basically is meant

For research conducted in oceans, coastal or

Inland waters connected to the sea. Marine

Engineers have the entire responsibility of the

Ship's technical management.


  • Diploma in Marine Engineering

  • Bachelor of Engineering in Marine Engineering

  • Bachelor of Technology in Marine Engineering

  • Bachelor of Technology in Naval architecture & Ocean Engineering

  • Master of Technology in Air Armament

  • Master of Engineering in Marine Engineering

  • Master of Technology in Marine Engineering

  • Master of Technology in Ocean Engineering and Naval Architecture


(10+2) with biology, maths and chemistry. For IITs, it is mandatory to qualify in the Joint Entrance Examinations (J.E.E). The duration of this course is 4 years.


  • IITs

  • International Institute of Maritime Science, (West Bengal),

  • College of Engineering, (Andhra Pradesh),

  • Maharashtra Academy of Naval Education&Training, (Maharashtra),

  • Marine Engineering Research Institute, (West Bengal),

  • Lal Bahadur Shastri College of Advance Maritime Studies & Research, (Mumbai).


Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.Reading

Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Physics - Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.

Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Transportation - Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.

Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.


  • Some of the important duties that people who have done marine engineering (maritime engineering) perform are:

  • Monitoring and maintenance of mechanical systems – Engineers of each rank on board ship is allocated specific machinery and systems for maintenance and monitoring purpose. Machinery systems are divided among all engineers and it is the duty of each engineer to ensure his/her machinery is running at all times. Marine engineers are also required to look after the machinery on deck.

  • Proper record keeping and planning, maintenance – The engine room department works as a team to ensure maintenance of all machinery systems is carried out according to the planned maintenance system. Precise record keeping of various parameters is carried out for official paperwork and reporting.

  • Fuel oil bunkering – Marine engineers also handle the transfer of fuel oil to the ship from a bunker station or barge. It is usually the duty of the 4th engineer, who also takes regular soundings of the fuel oil tanks and report it to the chief engineer for planning bunkering operations.

  • Emergency breakdown and repair – The study of marine engineering also teaches how to deal with major maintenance and breakdown of machinery systems at sea. Though marine engineers are quite capable of the same, there are times when there might be a need for experts. In such cases, marine engineers are required to work with the experts to repair and resolve the issue.

  • Apart from the above-mentioned duties, a marine engineer on ships is required to follow all the instructions of the chief engineer, the head of the engine room department on the ship.


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