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Marine engineering can be a very lucrative career for those who are built for very tough work.
A marine engineer is a professional who is responsible for the operation, maintenance and repair of all major mechanical and technical equipment on board a vessel.
Ships today use the most modern technology and equipment that can only be understood, maintained and handled by marine engineers. This job requires a high degree of discipline and responsibility since the chief marine engineer is responsible for a ship and its cargo that cost millions of dollars.
They manage the enormous power of the ship and all its complicated machinery and help it cross the ocean. Marine engineers may have to work on cargo ships, container ships, or oil and gas tankers.
They have to spend months together at sea, which can get tiring and they might get homesick. But all the difficulties are compensated by the salary, which is obscene even at the starting level, with free time (4-6 months a year) and with the possibility of sailing around the world.
The demand for marine engineers in public and private shipping companies has risen sharply, with the increase in international global shipping traffic. The construction, operation and maintenance of the engine room are the primary duties of a marine engineer. This means that they take care of the technical area of the ship.
In fact, they are the general managers of the engine and its crew. The top rung of the hierarchical ladder is the position of chief engineer. Marine engineers typically sail for 15 to 20 years, after which they land jobs in shipyards, maritime universities, or in the management of a shipping company.
There are also employment opportunities in other sectors such as banks, hotels and power plants. In addition to this, marine engineers can work in governments as well as in the Indian Navy.
A career in marine engineering is challenging and rewarding. Marine engineers have full responsibility for the ship’s engine room and range from the development and design of ship-related engines and propulsion system.
To do a bachelor’s degree in marine engineering or nautical sciences, you must have passed 10 + 2 sciences with physics, chemistry, mathematics and English. The course is for a period of 4 years.
After passing the course, diploma viz. BE or BTech is awarded to students. In most institutes, candidates are admitted through an entrance examination, which normally takes place in the month of May every year at various centers across India, followed by a voice and medical examination.
Candidates aspiring for a degree course at TS Chanakya, Mumbai and Marine Engineering Research Institute Kolkata, must qualify for the joint entrance examination conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), which assesses the candidate’s knowledge of physics, chemistry and mathematics.
The examination is followed by personal interviews/counselling, during which the investigators assess the degree of alertness and awareness of the external environment of the candidates and their suitability for such a career.
After passing the BE/BTech in Marine Engineering/Nautical Science, one can join as a fourth engineer or third assistant engineer. Since working on the ship involves residing on the ship for much of the year, there are other interesting avenues as well. Marine engineers are also employed by engine production companies, shipbuilding companies, research organizations, ship design companies and also in the Indian Navy.
Marine engineers can remain within the scope of the shipping industry and join marine workshops ashore, i.e. in ports. Alternatively, marine engineers can join ship manufacturing companies, which are also good payers.
Nowadays marine engineers are employed extensively in the IT sector, apart from consulting firms like Price Waterhouse Coopers and DCL, in construction companies, the energy sector, the steel industry and the electronics industry.
Those who wish to join the government service can consider the Shipping Branch of India. Those with entrepreneurial skills can also explore entrepreneurial outreach in the field.
Marine engineers who have a passion for academics can pursue higher education and enter the field of academics where the demand for qualified academicians in this field is growing very rapidly. Paid plan
The starting salary for a fresh graduate in marine engineering is usually higher than that of other engineering branches. It can even go high if the candidate wants to join a tanker. There are different levels ranging from the first engineer to the fourth engineer culminating in the chief engineer.
Maritime jobs are very well paid and enjoyable. Marine engineers get NRI status i.e. non-taxable income based on their service at sea ex-India. They also have the opportunity to see the world through sailing as a profession without any additional expense. A luxurious life through a lucrative salary comes as a big compensation for being away from home.
Marine engineering institutes/universities
* Marine Engineering & Research Institute (Kolkata) * College Of Engineering (Andhra University) Visakhapatnam * Mohamed Sathak Engineering College, Kilakarai, Ramnad District, Tamilnadu * Maharashtra Academy of Naval Education and Training (MANET), Pune * Tolani Maritime Institute * RL Institute of Nautical Sciences* Training Centre, The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd, Maritime Training Institute, Mumbai * Indian Maritime College, Chennai* LBS College of Advanced Maritime Studies and Maritime Studies and Research, Mumbai* Padmabhushan Vasantdada Patil Pratishthan’s College of Engineering, Mumbai* TS Chanakya, Karaus, New Mumbai