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Marine Engineering (MN Engineering)

Updated By Sakunth Kumar on 03 Aug, 2021
Average Duration
2 years-5 years
Average Fee
15 K-3.5 L INR annual
Exams Accepted

All About Marine Engineering Courses

Marine engineering is a discipline of engineering concerned with the design and operation of mechanical equipment for seagoing vessels, ports and harbour infrastructure. A marine engineer’s primary responsibility is to design, construct and repair vehicles and structures that are utilised on or near water. Ships, aircraft carriers, submarines, sailboats, tankers and other vessels fall under this category. 

Some of the major responsibilities of marine engineers are to work with experts during emergency breakdown and repair, oversee the delivery of fuel oil from a bunker station or barge to the ship, keeping records & planning maintenances and mechanical system monitoring and maintenance. Aside from the responsibilities listed above, a marine engineer aboard a ship is obliged to obey the chief engineer’s or the ship’s engine room department’s directions. 

Various engineering institutions across the country offer several programmes at the undergraduate and postgraduate level in this engineering discipline. 10+2 qualified candidates with at least 60% aggregate score and who had opted for the PCM subject group are eligible for admission. Both merit-based and entrance test-based admission process is available for admission into these marine engineering courses.

Marine Engineering Courses Eligibility Criteria 2021

For the degree-wise marine engineering courses eligibility criteria, the candidates must go through the table provided below - 


Eligibility Highlights

Diploma in Marine Engineering

Applicants must be class Xth/XIIth qualified from any recognized board and must have studied the science and mathematics group subjects compulsorily. Applicants should also have secured at least 55% to 60% aggregate in their respective previous qualifying exams

B.Tech in Marine Engineering

Applicants must be at least class XIIth qualified from any recognized board who must have studied the Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English subjects compulsorily at the +2 level. Also, the applicants must have secured at least 60% aggregate in the PCM subject group and 50% in English

M.Tech in Marine Engineering

B.E/B.Tech marine engineering or mechanical engineering candidates from a recognized university with an overall aggregate score of 60% are eligible

PhD in Marine Engineering

M.E/M.Tech graduates in marine engineering or an allied discipline from a recognized institution/university with at least 55% aggregate score are eligible


The candidates must be physically healthy and capable of performing the duties of a seafarer. Before admittance, the candidates’ eyesight is also checked. Each eye must have an unassisted vision of no less than 6/12. Also, colour or night blindness should not be a problem for the candidates. The candidates must not be older than 28 years of age at the time of course commencement.

Syllabus for Different Marine Engineering Courses

The degree-wise syllabus for all types of marine engineering courses can be found from the table given below - 

Diploma in Marine Engineering Syllabus

B.Tech in Marine Engineering Syllabus

M.Tech in Marine Engineering Syllabus

PhD in Marine Engineering Syllabus

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Career Options and Job Prospects of Different Aeronautical Engineering Courses

As per some official employment reports, employment opportunities for marine engineers have grown at a much faster rate than the average of all other occupations. Marine engineers work for shipping businesses, the Indian Navy, shipyards, engine manufacturers, shipbuilding businesses, ship design businesses, maritime universities, and research institutions, among other places. The average salary ranges between INR 4 LPA to INR 6 LPA which can go up to INR 8 LPA to INR 10 LPA with experience.
Following are the most suitable job profiles for a marine engineering degree or diploma holders - 

  • Marine Engineer

  • Chief Security Officer

  • Maintenance Engineer

  • Navy Personnel

  • Design Engineer

  • Chief Electric Technical Officer

Marine Engineering Courses Admission Process

In this section, the degree-wise marine engineering courses’ admission process will be discussed - 


Admission Highlights


Admissions are offered purely based on the merit of the applicants and fulfilment of all the eligibility conditions


Applicants can apply for admission via an entrance exam like IMU CET, HIMT Entrance Exam, JEE Main etc OR directly through their qualifying exam marks


Applicants can apply for admission via an entrance exam like GATEOR directly through their qualifying exam marks


Admissions are offered based on an institute-level entrance test performance followed by the GD/PI round performance OR directly based on the merit of the applicants followed by the GD/PI round performance

Highlights of Marine Engineering Courses

Several important aspects of the marine engineering courses have been discussed in the highlights table given below - 

Types of Programmes Offered

Diploma, UG, PG and PhD

Duration of Programmes

  • Diploma - 3 years

  • UG - 4 years

  • PG - 2 years

  • PhD - 3 to 5 years

Minimum Academic Eligibility

  • Diploma - Xth/XIIth qualified from a recognized board

  • UG - XIIth qualified in the Science stream (PCM subject group) and English as a compulsory subject

  • PG - B.E/B.Tech in marine/mechanical engineering candidates from a recognized university

  • PhD - M.E/M.Tech in marine engineering or an allied discipline from a recognized university

Admission Process

Both merit-based and entrance test-based admission process available

Average Annual Course Fee (In INR)

  • Diploma - 15k to 100k 

  • B.Tech - 40k to 150k 

  • M.Tech - 150k to 350k 

Major Recruiters

Indian Navy, ONGC, American Bureau of Shipping, Mediterranian Shipping Company etc

Job Profiles

Chief Security Officer, Maintenance Engineer, Navy Personnel, Design Engineer, Marine Engineer etc

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