Marine engineering is a division of engineering that deals with the nautical architecture and science. Marine engineering basically is meant for research conducted in oceans and coastal or inland waters connected to the sea. Marine engineers have the entire responsibility of the ship's technical management. They are responsible for selecting the ship’s machinery such as steam turbines, gas turbines and diesel engines and for the design of mechanical, electrical, fluid and control systems throughout the vessel. The construction, operations and maintenance of the engine room are the main obligation of a marine engineer. Marine engineering also comprises of anthropology, engineering, archaeology, sociology and other related studies of human relationships with the sea.

List of Courses: -


  • 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

Basic Eligibility



For admission in a bachelor’s degree, the candidate must have passed the higher secondary school certificate (10+2) examination with science subject such as biology, maths and chemistry. For IITs, It is mandatory to qualify in the Joint Entrance Examinations (J.E.E).  The duration for this course is 4 years.



The eligibility criteria for pursuing a master’s degree are holding a bachelor's degree in (B.E/B.Tech) or any other equivalent branches of engineering. The duration for this course is 2 years.


Some of its specialized fields are: -


  • Maritime Commerce
  • Marine Refrigeration
  • Command And Control System
  • Weaponry And Weapon Systems
  • Navigation Systems And Equipment
  • Marine Renewable Energy Research
  • Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Research
  • Information, Communication Systems and Equipment
  • Offshore Extractive and Infrastructure (Cable Laying)

Job Prospects

Marine engineering is one of the top most career choices made by students in India. There are a lot of career opportunities in this field. Opportunities exist for marine engineers, ocean engineers and naval architects in the private, educational, corporate, and governmental sectors. Marine engineering is the most basic profession as far as ships and navigation is concerned. The construction, operations and maintenance of the engine room are the main responsibilities of a marine engineer.

There are lots of job opportunities available in India as well as in abroad countries. The job of marine engineers has broadened with modern development and electronic navigation. Some of the job fields in marine engineering such as environmental protection, offshore oil recovery, marine metals and corrosion, renewable energy, remote sensing, naval architecture, defense, underwater vehicles, global climate monitoring and marine transportation.

Some job titles: -


  • Pumpman
  • Harbor Master
  • Chief Engineer
  • Third Engineer
  • Fourth Engineer
  • Second Engineer
  • Marine Engineering Officers
  • Junior (Fifth) Engineer
  • Navy Weapon Engineering Officer

Remuneration: -

Marine engineering is one of the highly rewarding field. Engineer in trainee level can expect income around Rs. 30,000 – Rs. 40,000 every month. After gaining knowledge and experience one can earn more returns. A marine engineer working for the Indian merchant navy gets a lucrative pay. A merchant navy officer works generally in offshore and also gets the status of an NRI. He usually works in offshore for 6 months. Marine engineering graduates working in abroad can get lucrative income.

Engineering Colleges for Marine Engineering

AMET University, Kanathur

Kanathur, Tamil Nadu, India

AMET University, Kanathur formally known asAcademy of Maritime Education & Training was established in 1993. It is the only University of its kind in India that caters to the needs of Shipping Industry not just in India, but the world over. The...

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Anna University of Technology, Madurai

Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Anna University of Technology, Madurai was established in 2010. It was established by the Act of Government of Tamilnadu to strengthen and improve the quality of higher education in the state of Tamilnadu. This university is of affiliating type with over 15000...

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Anna University of Technology, Tirunelveli

Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India

Anna University Tirunelveli was established in 2012. It is one of the Prestigious Universities which emphasizes on global research and also on the major scientific, technological and societal challenges. It is one of the prestigious universities which emphasizes on...

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Anna University, Chennai

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Anna University , Chennai was established in 1978 as a unitary type of University. It offers higher education in engineering, technology and allied sciences relevant to the current and projected needs of the society. Besides promoting research and disseminating...

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Biju Patnaik University of Technology

Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India

Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT), Rourkela was established in 2002 by an act of the assembly, government of Orissa. All Engineering, Pharmacy, Architecture and most of the colleges offering bachelors and master’s degree programs are either...

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C.V. Raman College of Engineering

Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India

C.V. Raman College of Engineering (CVRCE), Bhubaneswar is a progressive institution which was established to promote the highest standards of technical education in the state. The college is approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi...

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Chandigarh College of Engineering & Technology

Chandigarh, Punjab, India

Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology (CCET), Chandigarh established in 1959, formerly known as Central Polytechnic Chandigarh (CPC), which offered diploma courses in Engineering. The college is under the administrative control of the Chandigarh...

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Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT)

Cochin, Kerala, India

Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) was established in 1971 as University of Cochin. The University of Cochin was later renamed later in 1986 as Cochin University of Science and Technology with the objective "the promotion of graduate and...

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Coimbatore Marine College

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Coimbatore Marine College (CMC), Coimbatore is a part of CMC group of Institutions. The college is approved by Director General of Shipping, Government of India. It is an ISO 9001:2008 certified Institution. The Coimbatore Maritime education is an emerging and...

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Desh Bhagat University

Mandi Gobindgarh, Punjab, India

Desh Bhagat University (DBU), Mandi Gobindgarh was established in 1972 under Punjab Government Desh Bhagat University Act. The university is recognized by Government of India and it has been established with the lofty mission of pursuing excellence in higher...

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