Marine Engineering

Salient Features of the Course


Programme Title

Diploma course in Marine Engineering


Entry Qualification

Matriculation and as per norms laid down by the AICTE / State Board of Technical Education (10+)                       


Course Duration 

3 years


Type of course    

Full time     


Pattern of Course

Semester system



Marine engineering broadly refers to the engineering of boats, ships, oil rigs and any other marine vessel or structure. Marine engineering is the discipline of applying engineering sciences, mostly mechanical and electrical engineering, to the development, design, operation and maintenance of watercraft propulsion and on-board systems, e.g. Power and propulsion plants, machinery, piping, automation and control systems etc. for marine vehicles of any kind like surface ships, submarines, etc.

A Marine Engineer is a professional who is responsible for the operation, maintenance and repair of all major mechanical and engineered equipment on board a ship. 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. The pay of marine engineers is obscenely high even at the starting level, with the time off (4-6 months in a year) and with a chance to sail around the world.


  • It includes the knowledge of design, development, production and maintenance of the equipments used at sea and on board sea vessels like boats, ships, etc.
  • Knowledge of design, selection, analysis and installation of marine transmission systems
  • Knowledge of underwater vehicle research, cable laying work, renewable energy production in marine areas, etc.
  • Introduction to the services like fuel cells and magneto hydrodynamics etc.
  • Knowledge of key areas associated with advanced offshore design. Offshore oil and gas- designing, building and operating offshore platforms, rigs, pipelines and equipment
  • Knowledge of mathematics and physics appropriate to marine technology and related fields
  • Knowledge of management principles and business practices
  • Knowledge of production practice including codes of practice and regulatory framework
  • To be able to select and apply appropriate mathematical and computer based methods for modelling and analysis relevant problems
  • Use scientific principles in the modelling and analysis of engineering systems, processes and products
  • Test design ideas practically through laboratory work or simulation with technical analysis and  to evaluate the results critically, and making sure engines, instruments and systems work safely and efficiently
  • Integrate and evaluate information and data from a  variety of sources
  • Marine surveying- examining ships and offshore installations, looking at their seaworthiness, safety and maintenance needs

Main Subjects :Three Year Diploma Curricula

  • Solid mechanics and fluid mechanics
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Marine Engineering Drawing and CAD
  • Ship Construction Technology
  • Personnel Safety and Social Responsibility
  • Marine Welding Technology
  • Ship Modelling Practice
  • Shipping Practice
  • Marine Diesel Engine and Power Plant
  • Naval Architecture
  • Marine Auxiliary Machinery
  • Project work, Entrepreneurship, Environmental and Disaster Management

Further Education

  • Degree through A.M.I.E.
  • B. Tech through lateral entry

Employment Opportunities

  • Marine engineers can work in governments as well as Indian Navy. Those who want to join government service can consider Directorate General Shipping of India
  • Merchant Navy Officers/Navy Weapon Engineering Officer/Marine Engineering Officer/Chief Engineer/Harbour Master/Pumpman
  • The demand of marine engineers in public and private shipping companies has risen sharply, with the increase in international global traffic. The construction, operations and maintenance of the engine room are the main obligations of a marine engineer. They deal with the technical area of the ship.
  • Marine engineers are also employed in the IT sector in a major way, apart from the consultancy companies like Price Waterhouse Coopers and DCL, in construction companies, power sector, steel industry and electronic industry
  • Some of the job fields in marine engineering are environmental protection, offshore oil recovery, marine metals and corrosion, renewable energy, remote sensing, naval architecture, defence, underwater vehicles, global climate monitoring, marine transportation
  • Some shipping companies which give employment to marine engineers are-Shipping Corporation of India, Great Eastern Shipping, Varun Shipping, Wilco Ship Management and Transport Pvt. Ltd., Mobil Shipping co Ltd., Shevron Manning Services ltd., Mitsui OSK Lines, Barbor Ship Management Ltd. Australia, Ravenscroft Shipping Inc.,   Seearland Ship Mgmt. Ltd. Austria, Orinoco Marine Consultancy Pvt. Ltd., Nortrans Pvt. Ltd., Anglo Eastern Shipping Mgmt. Ltd., Neptune Orient Lines Pvt. Ltd., Chellaram Shipping Pvt. Ltd., V-ships Inc.,etc.
  • Budding field jobs as trainers and teachers at various institutions are also available and suitable candidates are very much in demand