Marine Engineering course, scope, career, salary and eligibility details

Last Updated on July 27, 2023 by Vishnu Nambiar

In this article, we will check out details regarding a maritime course. The course that we are about to cover is- B.E./B.Tech. Marine Engineering. B.E./B.Tech. Marine Engineering is a highly job oriented course. In this article, we will check out basic course details, career prospects, scope, salary eligibility criteria, medical and physical standards required etc.


What B.E./B.Tech. Marine Engineering is all about? Basic details-

This Engineering branch has been designed to train candidates become Marine Engineers on Merchant Navy ships. At the end of the course, successful candidates are awarded the Class 4 Marine Engineer Certificate of Competency. This certificate is awarded by the Ministry of Shipping, India. Please note that this certificate is provided only after a candidate completes 6 months of sea service.


Once this Certificate of Competency is obtained, candidates may don the role of a Marine Engineer on Merchant Navy ships in any part of the World! Apart from theoretical knowledge, when it comes to Marine Engineering, lots of emphasis is also laid on practical training and know-how. That is why B.E./B.Tech. Marine Engineering program is a residential program!


When it comes to B.E./B.Tech. Marine Engineering Degree, there are two ways in which a student may acquire it. He/she may go for the regular B.E./B.Tech. Degree or may go for Lateral Entry (after completing Diploma program).


Some of the important topics covered in the course are- pumping systems, generators and control systems, fire safety and prevention, legislative part of shipping sector etc.


Course duration

In case of regular B.E./B.Tech. program, the course duration is of 4 years. On the other hand, students making use of the lateral entry could get admission in 2nd year, directly. So, for them, the course duration is of 3 years. Also check – merchant navy courses in India.


Educational Qualifications required


1 Regular B.E./B.Tech. Marine Engineering program

10+2 Science stream schooling is required. Also, subjects pursued while in school should be- Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.


Minimum aggregate marks required in PCM subjects- 60%. Minimum marks in English subject- 50%.


2 Lateral Entry

Completion of Diploma course in Mechanical or Marine Engineering is required. Completion of the Diploma course should be from a recognized Institute.


Minimum marks required in Diploma course is 60%. Candidates should also have minimum 50% marks in English subject (in 10th or 12th standard examination).


Age limit

In case of regular B.E./B.Tech. Marine Engineering program, age of candidate should be within 17-25 years of age. In case of lateral entry, there is no lower age limit and the upper limit is 25 years.


Medical standards

Apart from Educational qualifications and age limit, medical standards is also given much priority in case of this course. After the completion of the program, successful candidates have to take on challenging tasks while on a ship. For performing such tasks, a candidate should satisfy certain health related criteria.


Candidates should not be color blind or night blind. Unaided vision in each eye should be 6/12. Also, health checkups are held to check whether the candidate is qualified to face seafaring roles. You may also check – IMU CET.


Come, let us take a close look at the list of marine engineering colleges and admission process. Here is everything you need to know –


Marine Engineering colleges in India-


1 AMET University, Tamil Nadu

  • Address: 135, East coast road, Kanathur, Chennai 603112, Tamil Nadu
  • Contact number: 18001083030, 4427444625, 4427444627
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2 CV Raman College of Engineering, Odisha

  • Address: CV Raman Global University, Bidyanagar, Mahura, Janla, Bhubaneswar 752054, Odisha
  • Contact number: 06746636555, 9040272733
  • Website:


3 Coimbatore Marine College, Tamil Nadu

  • Address: 296, Pollachi Main Road, Myleripalayam, Othakkalmanpadam, Coimbatore 641032, Tamil Nadu
  • Contact number: 18001205533, 04222364999
  • Website:


4 Euro Tech Maritime Academy, Kerala

  • Address: Euro Tech Maritime Academy, Opposite TVS, Deshabhimani Junction, Kaloor, Kochi 682017, Kerala
  • Contact number: 04844046414, 2340099, 2337611
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5 GKM College of Engineering and Technology, Tamil Nadu

  • Address: Near Tambaram, GKM Nagar, Perungalathur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600063
  • Contact number: 04422792407, 22792411
  • Website:


6 HIMT College, Kalpakkam, TN

  • Address: HIMT College, 55, East coast road, 72-B, Arambakkam, Vengambakkam Junction, Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu 603102
  • Contact number: 8939872536, 8056283383
  • Website:


7 IMU Campus, Kolkata

  • Address: IMU Campus, P 19, Taratala Road, Kolkata, West Bengal.
  • Contact number: 03324014673/76/78.
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8 IMU, Chennai

  • Address: IMU – Chennai Campus, East Coast Road, Uthandi, Chennai 600119, Tamil Nadu.
  • Contact number: 04424530343/345.
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9 International Maritime Academy, Tamil Nadu

  • Address: International Maritime Academy, 41, Jamin Korattur, Pudhuchatram, Tamil Nadu
  • Contact number: 9176637100, 9176687200
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10 International Maritime Institute, Uttar Pradesh

  • Address: 13, Knowledge Park 1, Surajpur-Kasna Road, Greater Noida 201310, Uttar Pradesh
  • Contact number: 9650657755
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11 Kunjali Marakkar School of Marine Engineering, Kerala

  • Address: KMSME, CUSAT University, Cochin, Kerala
  • Contact number: 04842576606, 04842575225
  • Website:


12 MERI (Marine Engineering and Research Institute), Mumbai, Maharashtra

  • Address: MERI, IMU Mumbai Port Campus, Hay Bunder Road, Mumbai 400033, Maharashtra
  • Contact number: 02223723577/23725987
  • Website:


13 Maharashtra Academy of Naval Education and Training, Pune, Maharashtra

  • Address: MANET, Gate no 140, Rajbaug, Pune Solapur Highway, Loni-Kalbhor, Pune
  • Contact number: 02030693845
  • Website:


14 Mangalore Marine College and Technology, Karnataka

  • Address: Padil Padavu, Kelinjar Village, Kuppepadavu, Mangalore 574144
  • Contact number: 18001205533, 04222364999
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15 Mohammad Sathak Engineering College, Tamil Nadu

  • Address: MSEC, Sathak Nagar, East Coast Road, Kilakrai, Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu
  • Contact number: 04567245343
  • Website:


16 Noorul Islam College of Engineering, Tamil Nadu

  • Address: Kumaracoil, Thucklay, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu
  • Contact number: 04651250566
  • Website:


17 PSN College of Engineering and Technology, Tamil Nadu

  • Address: PSN Nagar, Melathediyoor, Palayamkottai, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu 627152
  • Contact number: 04634279009
  • Website:


18 Praveenya Institute of Marine Engineering and Maritime Studies, Andhra Pradesh

  • Address: PRIME, Modavalasa, Opposite Fresh Choice, Chittivalasa, Denkada Mandal, Vizianagaram 531162, Andhra Pradesh
  • Contact number: 9494198111, 9652396235
  • Website:


19 RL Institute of Nautical Sciences, Tamil Nadu

  • Address: TVR Nagar, Aruppukottai Road, Elliyerpatti, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625022
  • Contact number: 04523918614
  • Website:


20 Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies, Maharashtra

  • Address: Takwe Khurd, Mumbai Pune Highway, Lonavala, Pune 410405, Maharashtra
  • Contact number: 02114399500
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21 Seacom Marine College, Howrah

  • Address: Seacom Marine College, Jaladhulagori, Andul-Mouri, Sankrail, Howrah 711302, West Bengal
  • Contact number: 9331050497, 9830498330
  • Website:


22 Southern Academy of Maritime Studies, Tamil Nadu

  • Address: 108, East Madha Church Street, Royapuram, Chennai 600013, Tamil Nadu
  • Contact number: 4442269050
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23 Sri Nandhanam College of Engineering and Technology, Tamil Nadu

  • Address: Nandhanam Nagar, Molagarampatti, Tirupattur, Vellore, Tamil Nadu
  • Contact number: 9543544354
  • Website:


24 Srivenkateswara College of Engineering, Tamil Nadu

  • Address: Srivenkateswara College of Engineering, PB No 1, Pennalur, Chennai-Bangalore Highway, Sriperumbudur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Contact number: 04427152000
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25 The Neotia University, West Bengal

  • Address: Jhinger Pole, Diamond Harbour Road, Sarisha, West Bengal
  • Contact number: 9163610909
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26 Tolani Maritime Institute, Maharashtra

  • Address: Tolani Maritime Institute, Talegaon-Chakan Road, Induri, Talegaon, Pune 410507, Maharashtra
  • Contact number: 66960001/02/04/05/15/16/17
  • Website:


27 UV Patel College of Engineering, Gujarat

  • Address: Ganpat University, UVPCE, Ganpat Vidyanagar, Mehsana-Gozaria Highway, Mehsana 384012
  • Contact number: 02762286805/226001
  • Website:


28 VELS Academy of Maritime Education and Training, Tamil Nadu

  • Address: Off Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Near Navalur, Thalambur, Chennai 600130, Tamil Nadu
  • Contact number: 9361852531, 9840365082
  • Website:


Career prospects, salary and scope

Shipping Industry is a good sector where one may build a rewarding career. It is an important sector, which is crucial for the growth and stability of the Global Economy.


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Shipping Industry generates a number of job opportunities. Marine Engineers are required by the Industry in large numbers. After the completion of the course and 6 months of sea service, one will be able to get the Class 4 Marine Engineer Officer Certificate of Competency. After getting this certificate, one may join Merchant Navy ships as a Marine Engineer.


Salary specs overview
Starting salary may differ, depending upon number of factors such as- profile of the employer, quality of the Institute from which the course has been pursued, Grades attained in training program etc. Generally, the starting salary is between 40-60k Rupees per year.


With time, after going through more training programs and going through further sea service period, one may rise through the ranks and obtain Class 1 Marine Engineer Certificate of Competency. This way, one may even go on and become the Chief Engineering Officer too!


The most common job post available is that of Marine Engineer (base class at first). After gaining more sea sevice period and clearing further aptitude exams, one may rise through classes and gain rank promotion.


It is quite evident that there is good scope present in this sector. One will, for sure, be able to scale up the career ladder with time!



Marine Engineering is a job oriented course. Though Diploma Maritime courses are also available, B.E./B.Tech. programs are more valuable. While selecting Marine Engineering College, check whether they are approved by the Director General of Shipping, Ministry of Shipping or not.

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28 thoughts on “Marine Engineering course, scope, career, salary and eligibility details”

  1. Hiee sir
    Its mithil aged 32 unmaried
    Can do marine engineering in abroad countries like uk, usa, australia
    Is there any upper limit in abroad for marine engineering

    • Admission is carried on the basis of merit marks in relevant tests. I’m not sure about reservation stats.

  2. How can I join merchant Navy or marine Engineering course after 12 what is the first step I do for it and what about the fee is required for it and after completing this course 100%placement we get what is the current plz reply ur ans

  3. After 12th I can join in mechanical engineering and marine course
    ……it is gud or not
    After mechanical engineering I can join the marine engineering

  4. I want to become a marine engineering ..i need some information about marine engineering…..i like marine very much .even i love marine engineering.

  5. Is it high expense to study this course? ????…. There have any government colleges is there in our country? ???……

    • Bharat, the eligibility criteria has been well mentioned in the article. If you are eligible, you may approach the institute and seek admission.


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