M.E./M.Tech. Marine Engineering is a 2 years long Post Graduate Level course that one may pursue after completing B.E./B.Tech. course (relevant branches that I’ve mentioned below in this article). In this article, we will check out important details about M.E./M.Tech. Marine Engineering program such as- basic course details, course duration and important subjects, scope, job opportunities after completing the course, eligibility criteria, medical standards required, salary details etc.
First of all, let us check out basic course details. Let us find what this program is all about. Here we go-
M.E./M.Tech. Marine Engineering- basic course details
It is a 2 years long Post Graduate Level Degree program. The 2 years’ duration is divided into 4 semesters, with each semester lasting a period of 6 months.
M.E./M.Tech. Marine Engineering program can be said to be comprised of three main sections. Those sections are-
- Core Marine Engineering Technical Knowledge and Subjects (theory as well as practical)
- Management Skills (communication skills, management skills etc)
- Commercial and Legal aspects of Shipping sector
Those were the three major sections that constitutes this M.E./M.Tech. program. From them, it is evident that this PG Marine Engineering program trains students in different areas like- Naval Architecture (advanced level), Ship Design, Offshore Technologies, Offshore structures Design, Shipyard Design, Machinery Design and Maintenance etc.
Along with the core Marine Engineering subjects mentioned above, management oriented subjects also play an important role in this program. Communications skills are given much importance. This is due to the fact that Merchant Navy jobs requires one to be fluent in more than one language (especially fluent in English).
Commercial aspects and knowledge related to the Shipping sector is also covered in this program, along with Legal aspect related to this field.
To get a better idea about the nature of the course and details, let us check out the list of important subjects present in M.E./M.Tech. Marine Engineering program-
M.E./M.Tech. Marine Engineering- Important subjects present
- Applied Mathematics
- Advanced Marine Engineering
- Ship Design
- Marine Control and Automation
- Technical Management
- Risk Assessment
- Systems Engineering
- Marine Communications
- Electronics Navigation Systems
- Safety Management
- Environment Science and Management
- Information Technology and Security
- Offshore Engineering
- Human Resource Management
- Communication Skills
Those were some of the Core Marine Engineering subjects taught in M.E./M.Tech. Marine Engineering program.
Since this is a PG level course, possessing an Undergraduate Degree is necessary to be able to pursue this course. One may pursue this course after completing UG programs like- B.E./B.Tech. Marine Engineering, B.E./B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering, B.E./B.Tech. Electrical Engineering, Naval Architecture etc.
In case of some Institutes, passing an Aptitude/Entrance examination is necessary, in order to get admission.
Scope, Job Opportunities and Salary details
Shipping sector is a very rewarding place to build a career in. Different job roles are available in front of Graduates. They may work as Shipyard Design Officers, Ship Design Engineers, Marine Engineer aboard Merchant Navy ships or become an Instructor at Maritime Institutes.
Those who want to take up a prominent role in construction and planning related activities may take up jobs like- planning and construction of shipyards, ports, offshore structures etc. Those who want an adventurous life may take up the role of a Marine Engineer on Merchant Navy ships. This course will be of help to Engineering Graduates, who want to land Merchant Navy job.
Once in the Merchant Navy, one may appear for further Aptitude tests and rise through the ranks, like- Junior Marine Engineer, Assistant Marine Engineer etc.
Some well known places where Graduates may find job are-
- Merchant Navy ships
- Marine Machine Production firms
- Maritime Institutes (as Instructor)
In the above mentioned sectors, one may take up job posts such as-
- Naval Architect
- Marine Engineer
- Production Engineer
- Systems Engineer
- Safety Officer
- Ship Engineer
- Navigation Officer
Salary specs may differ, depending upon factors such as profile of the employer, quality of the course from which course has been pursued, grades attained during training etc. Average starting salary is between 40-60k Rupees per month. With promotions, this figure will rise up considerably.