GATE Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (NM) Syllabus 2024: PDF Download, List of Chapters and Topics

Ritoprasad Kundu
Ritoprasad KunduUpdated On: November 14, 2023 08:36 am IST | GATE
Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering  is considered one of the important courses that usually candidates take to advance their career after qualifying the GATE exam. Candidates can check the GATE Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering  syllabus 2024 here including the important topics and cutoff.
GATE Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering

GATE Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (NM) Syllabus 2024: The global shipbuilding sector is expanding, and with it comes a growing need for skilled engineers to design the upcoming generation of ships and their components and implement cutting-edge concepts. Engineers with extensive technical understanding of every aspect of ship design, operation, and maintenance are needed by governments and industry organisations. 

GATE 2024 examination will be conducted by the prestigious Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore on February 3, 4, 10 and 11, 2024 respectively. Candidates who are aspiring to take Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering  as their career must successfully clear the GATE exam and GATE 2024 Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering  syllabus plays a crucial role in assisting candidates to do that. GATE 2024 syllabus of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering  was released by IISc, Bangalore on its official website. Therefore a complete understanding of the GATE Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering  syllabus 2024 assists applicants to improve their level of preparedness and also decipher the most important topics from the preview of the GATE 2024 exam. Candidates can check this article to have a detailed understanding of the Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering  syllabus of GATE 2024 along with the major topics for every section and also the Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering books and topic wise weightage here. 

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Section Wise Division of GATE 2024 Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering Syllabus

Candidates preparing for the GATE 2024 Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering  course should keep in mind the sections that consist of the Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering syllabus of GATE 2024. All the sections of the Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering syllabus are mentioned below. 

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Applied Mechanics and Structures
  • Fluid Mechanics and Marine Hydrodynamics
  • Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
  • Thermodynamics and Marine Engineering

Engineering Mathematics Syllabus for Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering 

Candidates can check the below table to know about the engineering mathematics syllabus of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering. Along with that, we have also mentioned for the assistance of every candidate the most vital topics from each section of the engineering mathematics syllabus in the below table.

All Topics

Important Topics

  • Determinants and matrices, Systems of linear equations, Eigenvalues and eigenvectors. 
  • Functions, gradient, divergence, curl, chain rules, partial derivatives, directional derivatives, definite and indefinite integrals, line surface and volume integrals, theorems of Stokes, Gauss and Green.
  • Linear, non-linear, first and higher order ordinary and partial differential equations, separation of variables.
  • Laplace transformation, analytical functions of complex variables, Fourier series, numerical methods for differentiation and integration, complex analysis, probability and statistics.
  • Theorems of Stokes, Gauss and Green
  • Partial Derivatives
  • Laplace Transformation
  • Fourier Series
  • Differentiation and Integration
  • Definite and Indefinite Integrals
  • First and Higher Order Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations

Applied Mechanics and Structures Syllabus of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering 

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Sections

All Topics

Important Topics

Engineering Mechanics

  • Free-Body Diagrams And Equilibrium 
  • Trusses And Frames 
  • Virtual Work 
  • Kinematics And Dynamics Of Particles And Rigid Bodies In Plane Motion 
  • Impulse And Momentum (Linear And Angular) And Energy Formulations
  • Trusses And Frames 
  • Virtual Work 
  • Kinematics And Dynamics Of Particles And Rigid Bodies In Plane Motion

Mechanics of Materials

  • Stress And Strain, Elastic Constants, Poisson’s Ratio 
  • Mohr’s Circle For Plane Stress And Plane Strain 
  • Shear Force And Bending Moment Diagrams 
  • Bending And Shear Stresses 
  • Torsion 
  • Euler’s Theory Of Columns 
  • Energy Methods 
  • Theories And Failure, Material Testing Methods
  • Mohr’s Circle For Plane Stress And Plane Strain
  • Bending And Shear Stresses
  • Energy Methods
  • Theories And Failure, Material Testing Methods

Vibrations

Free and Forced Vibration of Damped and Undamped Systems, Single and Multi DOF Systems

Machine Design

  • Design for Static and Dynamic Loading 
  • Design of Machine Elements such as Shafts, Gears, Rolling and Sliding Contact Bearings 
  • Joining Techniques such as Bolting, Riveting And Welding
  • Design Of Machine Elements Such As Shafts, Gears, Rolling And Sliding Contact Bearings
  • oining Techniques Such As Bolting, Riveting And Welding

Fluid Mechanics and Marine Hydrodynamics Section Syllabus

The section Fluid Mechanics and Marine Hydrodynamics comprises the following topics mentioned in the below table.

Section

All Topics

Important Topics

Fluid Mechanics

  • Fluid Properties 
  • Fluid Statics, Stability Of Floating Bodies 
  • Conservation Laws: Mass, Momentum And Energy (Integral And Differential Form); Dimensional Analysis And Dynamic Similarity 
  • Sources, Sinks, Doublets, Line Vortex And Their Superposition 
  • Stokes Integral Theorem 
  • Generalised Bernoulli’s Equation, Sources, Sinks, Dipole, Flow With 
  • Circulation, Potential Flow With Rotational Symmetry, Hydrodynamical Lift, Kutta-Joukowski Theorem 
  • Vortex Motion- Fundamental Concepts, Vortex Analogy To Biot-Savart’s Law, Straight Parallel Vortex Filaments, Vortex Sheets 
  • Viscous Flow- Navier-Stokes Equations, Couette Flow, Plane Poiseuille Flow. 
  • Equation Of Continuity, Euler‘s Equation, Bernoulli’s Equation, Viscous Flow Of Incompressible Fluids, Elementary Turbulent Flow, Boundary Layer, Flow Through Pipes
  • Boundary Layer Theory- Prandtl’s Boundary Layer Equations, Criterion For Separation, Blasius Solution, Skin Friction, Displacement Thickness, Momentum Thickness, Turbulent Boundary Layer, Boundary Layer Control 
  • Airfoils- Lift, Drag, Circulation, Pressure Distribution-Theory Of Thin Aerofoils, Wings Of Infinite And Finite Span, Circulation Distribution, Cavitation
  • Vorticity And Kelvin’s Theorem, Potential Flow Theory, Sources, Sinks And Doublets, Hydrodynamic Forces In Potential Flow, D’alembert’s Paradox, Added-Mass, Slender-Body Theory, Hydrodynamic Model Testing, Scaling Laws, Application Of Potential Theory To Surface Waves, Energy Transport, Wave/Body Forces, Linearised Theory Of Lifting Surfaces
  • Sources, Sinks, Doublets, Line Vortex And Their Superposition 
  • Stokes Integral Theorem
  • Generalised Bernoulli’s Equation
  • Hydrodynamical Lift
  • Kutta-Joukowski Theorem
  • Vortex Analogy To Biot-Savart’s Law
  • Viscous Flow- Navier-Stokes Equations, Couette Flow, Plane Poiseuille Flow
  • Prandtl’s Boundary Layer Equations
  • Euler‘s Equation
  • Bernoulli’s Equation
  • Blasius Solution
  • Airfoils- Lift, Drag, Circulation, Pressure Distribution-Theory Of Thin Aerofoils, Wings Of Infinite And Finite Span, Circulation Distribution, Cavitation
  • D’alembert’s Paradox
  • Application Of Potential Theory To Surface Waves

Syllabus of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering

Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering  syllabus is mentioned below.

Sections

All Topics

Important Topics

Ship Geometry And Physical Fundamentals 

Archimedes’ Principle, Buoyancy and Weight Of Ship, Laws of Flotation, Heel And Trim, Stable and Unstable Equilibrium of Ships, Importance of Streamlined Hull Shape, Ship Main Particulars, Hydrostatic Calculations

  • Archimedes’ Principle
  • Importance of Streamlined Hull Shape
  • Hydrostatic Calculations

Stability and Trim of Ships

  • Statical Stability At Small Angles Of Heel, Inclining Experiment. 
  • Shift Of Centre Of Gravity Due To Addition Or Removal Of Mass, Transverse Movement Of Mass And Effect, Free Surface Effect, Effect Of Suspended Mass, Stability At Large Angles Of Heel, Angle Of Loll, Curves Of Statical Stability, Dynamical Stability, Probabilistic And Deterministic Damage Stability Different Characteristic Curves Of Dynamic Stability. 
  • Floodable Length Calculations And Curves
  • Loss Of Stability Due To Grounding, Docking Stability
  • Angles Of Heel
  • Angle Of Loll
  • Curves Of Statical Stability
  • Dynamical Stability
  • Probabilistic And Deterministic Damage Stability Different Characteristic Curves Of Dynamic Stability
  • Floodable Length Calculations And Curves
  • Loss Of Stability Due To Grounding, Docking Stability

Resistance and Propulsion

  • Components Of Ship Resistance, Form Factor, Hull Roughness, Model Testing And Ship Resistance Prediction Methods, Tank Wall Effects, Determination Of Ship Resistance, Different Series Test Results, Resistance Of Advanced Vehicles, Appendage And Added Resistance 
  • Geometry Of Screw Propeller, Propeller Theories, Hull-Propeller Interactions, Different Propulsive Efficiency Definitions 
  • Propeller Cavitation And Effects 
  • Propeller Design And Series 
  • Open Water And Self-Propulsion Model Tests 
  • Different Types Of Propellers And Their Working Principles. 
  • Propeller Material, Strength And Manufacturing
  • Unconventional Propellers
  • Components Of Ship Resistance
  • Hull Roughness
  • Model Testing And Ship Resistance Prediction Methods
  • Resistance Of Advanced Vehicles
  • Appendage And Added Resistance
  • Propeller Cavitation And Effects
  • Hull-Propeller Interactions
  • Different Propulsive Efficiency Definitions
  • Open Water And Self-Propulsion Model Tests
  • Propeller Material, Strength And Manufacturing
  • Unconventional Propellers

Ship Manoeuvring and Motions

  • Ship Path Keeping And Changing, Equations of Motion, Linearised Equations and Control Fixed Stability Indexes, Model Tests 
  • Stability And Control In The Horizontal And Vertical Planes – Definitive Manoeuvres And Sea Trials 
  • Rudder Hydrodynamics, Design and Operation 
  • Influence Of Propeller, Hull, Appendages Etc. On Rudder Performance 
  • Experimental Methods For The Determination Of Hydrodynamic Derivatives
  • Ocean Waves – Regular, Irregular, Trochoidal 
  • Wave Spectrum, Encounter Frequency 
  • Types Of Ship Motions, Coupled And Non-Coupled Motions, Equations Of Motion 
  • Dynamic Effects of Ship Motion in Seaway 
  • Different Ship Motion Stabilisers – Passive and Active 
  • Different Numerical and Experimental Methods to Determine Ship Motions – Strip Theory, BEM, FEM 
  • Seakeeping Features of High-Performance Marine Vehicles
  • Influence of Propeller, Hull, Appendages etc. on Rudder Performance
  • Model Tests
  • Linearised Equations and Control Fixed Stability Indexes
  • Rudder Hydrodynamics
  • Experimental Methods for the Determination of Hydrodynamic Derivatives
  • Ocean Waves – Regular, Irregular, Trochoidal 
  • Wave Spectrum, Encounter Frequency
  • Types of Ship Motions, Coupled And Non-Coupled Motions, Equations Of Motion
  • Different Numerical And Experimental Methods To Determine Ship Motions – Strip Theory, BEM, FEM
  • Different Ship Motion Stabilisers 

Ship Structures and Strength

  • Shipbuilding Materials, Joining Techniques, Ship Structural and Framing Systems – Bottom, Side, Deck, Bulkhead, End Structures, and Structural Connections 
  • Primary And Secondary Structural Members, Superstructure, Hatch Covers, Machinery Foundations, Cargo Handling Systems and Support Structures
  • Loads Acting on Ships In Seaway, Longitudinal and Transverse Strength Considerations and Estimation Methods 
  • Strength of Hull Girder, Stiffened Plate Analysis, Torsion of Hull Girder, Deformation and Stresses, Local Strength Analysis
  • Reliability Analysis and Ultimate Strength Of Hull Girder, Structural Vibrations, Fatigue and Fracture
  • Loads Acting On Ships In Seaway, Longitudinal And Transverse Strength Considerations And Estimation Methods
  • Shipbuilding Materials
  • Ship Structural And Framing Systems – Bottom, Side, Deck, Bulkhead, End Structures, And Structural Connections 
  • Strength Of Hull Girder, Stiffened Plate Analysis, Torsion Of Hull Girder, Deformation And Stresses, Local Strength Analysis
  • Reliability Analysis And Ultimate Strength Of Hull Girder

Physical Oceanography

  • Physical Properties of Seawater 
  • Different Types of Ocean Waves - Tides and Wind Waves and Their Importance 
  • Offshore Structures: Fixed Offshore Platforms - Jackets, Gravity Platforms 
  • Floating Platforms - Semi-Submersibles, Jack-Ups, Tlps, Fpsos 
  • Mooring, Station Keeping 
  • Port And Harbour Engineering: Ports And Harbours, Port Structures - Jetties, Dolphins, Liquid Berths, Dredging, Navigation
  • Physical Properties of Seawater 
  • Different Types of Ocean Waves - Tides and Wind Waves and Their Importance
  • Offshore Structures: Fixed Offshore Platforms - Jackets, Gravity Platforms
  • Floating Platforms -Semi-Submersibles, Jack-Ups, TLPS, FPSOS
  • Port and Harbour Engineering: Ports and Harbours, Port Structures - Jetties, Dolphins, Liquid Berths, Dredging, Navigation

Thermodynamics and Marine Engineering Section Syllabus

The section Thermodynamics and Marine Engineering comprises the following topics mentioned in the below table.

Sections

All Topics

Important Topics

Thermodynamics

  • First Law of Thermodynamics - Closed System Undergoing a Cycle; Closed System Undergoing a Change of State
  • Internal Energy of a System
  • Expansion Work
  • Process Using Ideal Gas - Constant Pressure, Constant Volume, Isothermal 
  • Adiabatic and Polytropic Process -Work Done and Heat Added In Different Process
  • First Law Applied to One - Dimensional Steady Flow Process, Flow Energy, Steady Flow Energy Equation (ID) 
  • Second Law of Thermodynamics - Different Statements
  • Reversible and Irreversible Process 
  • Corollaries of Second Law - Absolute Temperature Scale
  • Carnot Cycle - Carnot Engine, Refrigerator and Heat Pump 
  • Clausius Inequality and Definition of Entropy, Change of Entropy of an Ideal Gas 
  • Gas Power Cycles and I.C.Engines 
  • Gas Power Cycles: Carnot Cycle, Brayton Cycle, Ericsson Cycle, Sterling Cycle etc
  • Air Standard Cycles- Otto - Diesel, Dual and Joule Cycle; Evaluation of Thermal Efficiency and Mean Effective Pressure 
  • Internal Combustion Engine - Classification of I.C. Engines -Principle of Operation of Spark Ignition and Compression Ignition Engines Both Two Stroke and Four Stroke 
  • Stages of Combustion in S.I. and C.I. Engines 
  • Knocking and Detonation-Factors Controlling Knock and Detonation, Methods of Preventing Knocking and Detonation 
  • Refrigeration - Principle of Operation of Simple Vapour Compression System, Comparison with Vapour Compression Systems 
  • Air Conditioning Principles - Sensible Heating and Cooling, Humidification and Dehumidification, Cooling and Humidification, Cooling and Dehumidification, Heating and Humidification, Heating and Dehumidification 
  • Adiabatic Mixing of Air Streams –Cooling and Heating Load Calculation
  • First Law of Thermodynamics
  • Process Using Ideal Gas - Constant Pressure, Constant Volume, Isothermal
  • Adiabatic and Polytropic Process -Work Done and Heat Added in Different Process
  • Second Law of Thermodynamics
  • Reversible and Irreversible Process
  • Carnot Cycle
  • Gas Power Cycles and I.C.Engines
  • Gas Power Cycles: Carnot Cycle, Brayton Cycle, Ericsson Cycle, Sterling Cycle etc
  • Air Standard Cycles- Otto- Diesel, Dual and Joule Cycle; Evaluation of Thermal Efficiency and Mean Effective Pressure
  • Classification of I.C. Engines
  • Knocking and Detonation
  • Air Conditioning Principles

Marine Diesel Engines

  • General Engine Principles, Low Speed and Medium Speed Diesel Engines, Two and Four Stroke Engines, Scavenging and Turbo Charging, Fuel Oil System, Lubricating Oil Systems, Cooling Systems, Torque And Power Measurement, Starting Air Systems And Reversing Systems, Controls and Safety Devices, Couplings and Gearboxes, Specific Fuel Consumption 
  • Waste Heat Recovery System, MARPOL Regulations and Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI), Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP)
  • Two and Four Stroke Engines
  • Scavenging and Turbo Charging
  • Torque and Power Measurement
  • Controls and Safety Devices
  • Couplings and Gearboxes
  • MARPOL Regulations and Energy Efficiency Design Index
  • Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP)

Marine Steam Turbines

  • Types Of Turbines, Compounding, Reheat, Turbine Construction, Rotors, Blades, Casing, Gland Sealing, Diaphragms, Nozzles, Bearings etc. 
  • Lubrication Systems, Expansion Arrangements, Gearings 
  • Marine Gas Turbines – Fundamentals of G.T, Structure of Gas Turbines, Gearing, Operational Features, Controls, Combined Cycles 
  • Nuclear Propulsion – Physical Principles of The Operation of Nuclear Reactors – Use Of Nuclear Propulsion on Seagoing Vessels, Electrical Propulsion
  • Marine Gas Turbines
  • Nuclear Propulsion
  • Types of Turbines, Compounding, Reheat, Turbine Construction, Rotors, Blades, Casing, Gland Sealing, Diaphragms, Nozzles, Bearings

Marine Boilers

  • Types - Fire Tube, Water Tube Boilers, Package Boilers, Cochran Boilers, Composite Boilers, Steam To Steam Generators, Double Evaporation Boilers, Exhaust Gas Heat Exchangers, Auxiliary Steam Plant Systems, Exhaust Gas Boilers, Composite Boilers 
  • Boiler Mounting, Combustion, Feed System, Feed Water Treatment
  • Cochran Boilers
  • Double Evaporation Boilers
  • Auxiliary Steam Plant Systems
  • Boiler Mounting
  • Composite Boilers
  • Exhaust Gas Boilers
  • Feed Water Treatment

Engine Dynamics

  • Torsional Vibration of Engine and Shafting, Axial Shaft Vibration, Critical Speeds, Engine Rating, Rating Corrections, Trial Tests etc. 
  • Relationship of Engine to The Propeller Classification Society Rules on Engine Construction, Engine Room Arrangement 
  • Automation of Ship Propulsion Plants, Maintenance Requirements and Reliability of Propulsion Plants
  • Axial Shaft Vibration
  • Trial Tests 
  • Engine Room Arrangement
  • Automation of Ship Propulsion Plants, Maintenance Requirements and Reliability of Propulsion Plants

Marine Auxiliary Machinery & Systems

  • Different Types of Pumps and Piping Systems In Ships - Hot Water, Drinking Water, Cooling Water and Seawater, Fuel Oil Systems, Lubricating Oil System Filters, Coolers, Centrifuges, Purifiers And Clarifiers, Bilge and Ballast Systems, Sewage Disposal, Oily Water Separator, Air Compressors, Boilers, Heat Exchangers, Waste Heat Recovery Systems 
  • Heat, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems 
  • Dech Machinery and Cargo Handling Systems 
  • Propulsions and Steering Gear Systems
  • Different Types Of Pumps and Piping Systems in Ships - Drinking Water, Cooling Water And Seawater, Fuel Oil Systems, Lubricating Oil System Filters, Coolers, Centrifuges, Purifiers And Clarifiers, Bilge and Ballast Systems, Sewage Disposal, Oily Water Separator
  • Heat, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems 
  • Propulsions and Steering Gear Systems

GATE Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering Best Books

Best books for GATE Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering are mentioned in the below table.

Name of the Book

Author

Mechanics of Material

R.C. Hibbeler

Machine Component and Design

Wiley Publications

The Hydrodynamics of Waves and Tides with Applications

M. Rahman

Fluid Mechanics

C.S Jog

Springer handbook of Ocean Engineering

Springer Publications

Marine Diesel Engines

Deven Aranha

Engineering Thermodynamics

P. Chattopadhyay

GATE Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering 2024 Topic Wise Weightage

Candidates can check the topic wise weightage in the below table. Topic wise weightage of the GATE Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering syllabus will assist candidates in preparing for the GATE exam much more methodically. 

Topics

Weightage 

General Aptitude

15%

Ship Geometry and Physical Fundamentals

10%

Hydrostatics and Stability

15%

Seakeeping

10%

Ship Propulsion and Machinery

20%

Ship Structures and Materials

10%

Marine Electrical and Electronic Systems

10%

Ocean Engineering

5%

GATE Previous Year Question Paper of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering

One of the best ways to prepare for the Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering paper of GATE is meticulously solving the previous year question papers. Candidates can check the GATE previous year question papers of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering here. 

With this article, candidates can have a detailed analysis of the syllabus of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering for GATE 2024 and also know about the important topics for each section that constitute the GATE 2024 Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering syllabus.

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