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What Is Marine Engineering: Courses, Job Description & Salary

About a century ago no one would have heard about a marine engineer, but today it is a profession which is as established as any other famous ones.

Over the last 100 years, engineering as a field of study has developed and diversified far beyond what could have been imagined prior to this period.

Not only that but it has also branched out into various specialised fields that have achieved great progress.

Most of these new fields are aligned to any of the basic engineering branches such as mechanical, electrical, civil, electronics, computers etc and have something or the other incorporated from them. One such branch is that of marine engineering.

  • 1 Marine Engineering Job Description
  • 2 Main Duties of Marine Engineers 
  • 3 Marine Engineering Lifestyle
  • 4 Jobs & Career Path after Marine Engineering
  • 5 Marine Engineering Books
  • 6 Marine engineering salary

Marine engineering is the field of study that deals with the design, development, production and maintenance of the equipment used at sea and onboard sea vessels like boats, ships etc.

Read how to become a marine engineer here.

Marine Engineering Job Description 

A marine enginee r is a professional who has studied marine engineering (sometimes also called maritime engineering) and is responsible for the operation, maintenance and repair of all major mechanical and engineered equipment onboard a ship.

There are several mechanical systems that help in the operations of any vessel like the propulsion mechanics, electricity and power generation system, lubrication, fuel systems, water distillation, lighting and air conditioning system etc.

These are all included in the technical responsibilities of a marine engineer.

Duties of Marine Engineers

Some of the important duties that people who have done marine engineering (maritime engineering) perform are:

Monitoring and maintenance of mechanical systems – Engineers of each rank on board ship is allocated specific machinery and systems for maintenance and monitoring purpose.

Machinery systems are divided among all engineers and it is the duty of each engineer to ensure his/her machinery is running at all times. Marine engineers are also required to look after the machinery on deck.

Proper record-keeping and planning maintenance – The engine room department works as a team to ensure the maintenance of all machinery systems is carried out according to the planned maintenance system. Precise record-keeping of various parameters is carried out for official paperwork and reporting.

Fuel oil bunkering – Marine engineers also handle the transfer of fuel oil to the ship from a bunker station or barge. It is usually the duty of the 4th engineer, who also takes regular soundings of the fuel oil tanks and report it to the chief engineer for planning bunkering operations.

Emergency breakdown and repair – The study of marine engineering also teaches how to deal with major maintenance and breakdown of machinery systems at sea. Though marine engineers are quite capable of the same, there are times when there might be a need for experts. In such cases, marine engineers are required to work with the experts to repair and resolve the issue.

Apart from the above-mentioned duties, a marine engineer on ships is required to follow all the instructions of the chief engineer, the head of the engine room department on the ship.

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A variety of marine programs, conducted by engineers also fall under this area of study, like underwater vehicle research , cable laying work, renewable energy production in marine areas etc.

In the latter half of the 19th century, marine engines for propulsion arrived and revolutionised the sea travelling vessels. It was about this time that the marine engineer began to stamp his importance over the scheme of work and transformed from a ‘stoker’ to an engineer.

In recent years, there have been many new introductions to the marine technologies that have further enhanced the machines and the services like the fuel cells and magneto hydrodynamics etc.

Further research and development are also in progress and newer details emerge every now and then. It would thus be safe to state that marine engineering is a very dynamic field.

A marine engineer can opt for different types of vessels , depending upon his/her background training and expertise, which can be categorised to :

  • Foreign going dry vessels
  • Foreign going tanker vessels (oil, gas, chemical etc)
  • Coastal trading dry and tanker ships
  • Passenger vessels
  • Dynamic position vessels
  • Offshore platforms and ships
  • Port assisting boats and ship (Tugs, barges etc)

In recent times, this field of study has caught on the imagination of many around the world. The interest was shown by students of various countries and the response at the concerned departments in the universities bears testimony to this.

The increase in the employment opportunities in this field has added to the lure of a job as a marine engineer. Both merchant navy and armed navy have immense opportunities for the students of this field.

In addition to this, various manufacturing industries and units that produce shipping equipment and machines also hire these professionals to work in their production houses.

In some countries, a marine engineer can switch over to an armed navy (after giving physical and medical fitness exams) as the technical qualification requirement are already achieved by a seagoing engineer.

Also, budding field jobs as trainers and teachers at various institutions are available, and suitable candidates are very much in demand. Judging by the developments and the interest, it would not be wrong to assume that this field of study would continue to leave an indelible mark on the world.

Marine Engineering Lifestyle 

The life after doing marine engineering on board ship is demanding both physically and emotionally. Though most marine engineering graduates (also called maritime engineers) go onboard ships for work, there are a few who choose a shore job as well.

A marine engineer’s job on a ship is challenging as the engine room is a complex mechanical system with a hostile environment. Engineers mainly work in four-hour shifts and have to do additional hours of maintenance work.

However, during the time of emergency, the work hours can stretch for hours without any major breaks until the machinery/system is brought back to normal working condition and there is no threat to the ship of any kind.

When in a port, a marine engineer can go onshore, if time permits and after taking permission from the chief engineer and Captain.

With the advancement of technology, the amount of time a ship stays at the port has drastically reduced, leaving the ship’s crew with no time to go out on shore leave .

Marine engineers, just like any other ship’s crew, work on a contract basis. Shipping companies usually offer four to six months of a working contract, depending on the experience and rank of the marine engineer.

Jobs & Career Path after Marine Engineering

After doing a four-year marine engineering degree course, a candidate becomes eligible to work on ships (after pursuing required supplementary courses). A fresh marine engineering graduate will join a ship as a trainee or junior engineer for six months working contract.

After completing the training and the necessary sea-time, a fifth engineer is eligible to appear for class IV exams, clearing which he or she can join as a 4th engineer.

After gaining a good amount of experience and based on performance, a company will provide a promotion to the third engineer. On completion of the required sea time as a third engineer, one can give Class II exams to become a second engineer.

Similarly, on completion of necessary sea time and gaining a good amount of experience, a second engineer can give Class I exam to get promotion as chief engineer.

Do note that the promotion will solely depend on the company’s decision even if the marine engineer has the experience and certificate.

The process might also differ in the country and company one belongs to.

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The above graph is a brief overview of the hierarchy and job opportunities for Marine engineering candidates. The Shore Job entirely depends on the capability/ experience of the candidate and the requirements of the shore company.

After marine engineering, a candidate has to do various advanced courses and management studies to opt for a shore job, even if he/she has sailed as a chief engineer.

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Marine Engineering Books

If you are a student of marine engineering or just seeking knowledge on the maritime domain, there are some very popular marine engineering books written by some of the finest experts in the industry.

These books have been used for several years now by both maritime students and experienced professionals.

Some of the famous marine engineering books are:

– Introduction to Marine Engineering – D.A. Taylor – General Engineering Knowledge (Marine Engineering) – H.D McGeorge – Marine Auxiliary Machinery – H.D McGeorge – Lamb’s Question and Answers on Marine Diesel Engines – S. Christensen

Read the full list of marine engineering books here. 

Marine engineering ebooks by Marine Insight 

If you are a maritime professional looking for to-the-point practical knowledge of marine engineering, then check out marine engineering ebooks by Marine Insight. These ebooks are written by experienced marine engineers and can be read on any device.

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Marine engineering Salary

The salary of marine engineer mainly depends on the type of ship he/she is working on, the shipping company, and the level of experience.

The salary structure can also vary based on one’s nationality and the country one belongs to.

For. e.g. marine engineers from India have salaries in the range mentioned below ( in USD$/month):

Fifth engineer – $350-800 Fourth engineer – $2500-4000 Third engineer – $3500-5000 Second engineer – $5000 – $10500 Chief engineer -$7000 – $13000

Please note that this is just a rough estimated range and varies according to the factors mentioned earlier.

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50 Best Educational Resources for Marine Engineers

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Marine engineering is a complex field of work and study that touches upon areas of chemistry, biology, engineering, and environmental science. Propulsion, electrical, and power generation systems at sea experience a number of stress factors from the ocean environment that test all aspects of their design. It is up to the engineers that design and maintain these systems, such as marine propellers , to troubleshoot and keep them operating efficiently.

Today, marine engineering continues to develop as an expansive area of study and new articles, degrees, and programs are available to those in the industry or anyone considering such work at sea.  It can be a challenge to find a comprehensive listing of these resources, so we’ve rounded up 50 of the very best that we could find.  You will see a mixture of blogs, indexes, organizations, schools, and webinars to help you advance your life-long marine engineering studies, stay on top of important regulations and certifications , and more. Please note, the following resources are organized alphabetically and by category, thus they are not ranked or rated in any way.

Marine Engineering Websites & Blogs

Marine engineering articles & indexes, marine engineering organizations, marine engineering educational programs, marine engineering webinars.

1. American Society of Naval Engineers @NavalEngineers

American Society of Naval Engineers

Originally formed in 1888, the ASNE was created for naval mariners, architects, and engineers to share information and network. They offer a number of subscription options including student and lifetime memberships, and joining the society includes access to the Naval Engineers Journal (NEJ) online and in print. ASNE also offers networking opportunities with industry leaders and professionals and is affiliated with a number of courses, conferences, and events.

Three key points from American Society of Naval Engineers:

  • Online and print access to Naval Engineers Journal (NEJ)
  • Discounts on admission to industry events
  • A source on the very latest news in the naval and marine community

2. Ankit Academy Seafarers @ankitacademy

Ankit Academy Seafarers

Created in 2016, the Ankit Academy is a new and fast-growing platform for the latest information from the maritime sector. The website offers not only news but a growing database of articles regarding engineering and navigational skills. There are also educational resources such as MMD/officer examination quizzes and study notes for MEO testing.

Three key points from Ankit Academy Seafarers:

  • Study notes for MEO examinations
  • Engineering and navigational knowledge & skills articles
  • Personalized mentorship for joining the Merchant Navy

3. Bright Hub Engineering Marine Engineering Blog @brighthub

Bright Hub Engineering Marine Engineering Blog

On the Bright Hub Engineering website, you’ll find a number of channels devoted to all things engineering: civil, electrical, mechanical, and marine. The Marine Engineering Channel has information on a number of useful subjects like machinery, history, architecture, and design. There’s something here for the seasoned seafarer as well as the novice considering a career in marine engineering.

Three key points from Bright Hub Engineering Marine Engineering Blog:

  • Information about careers in the U.S. Coast Guard, Marine Corps, or Navy
  • Useful guidance on safety and fire regulations and maritime law
  • Interesting articles about the latest news topics and challenges such as maritime pollution

4. Diesel Duck

Diesel Duck

This website contains extensive information and resources for marine engineers from professionals to novices. It is an active site with a large readership and regular updates that span from relevant marine news to the latest in regulations, jobs, and happenings at sea. The webmaster and marine engineer, Martin, started the website 20 years ago and it is still going strong, a testament to its quality.

Three key points from Diesel Duck:

  • Online video courses for marine engineers
  • Marine job listings page, The Common Rail
  • Information about Marine Personnel Regulations (MPR2019) changes

5. DieselShip @TheDieselShip

DieselShip

This maritime portal, offered by DieselShip, contains a number of useful resources for maritime engineers. The website is curated by a team of marine engineers and naval architects who have placed a strong emphasis on providing useful content. Among the numerous articles on the site is a category of technical posts on topics from marine boilers to marine electro-technology.

Three key points from DieselShip:

  • Free download area with machinery manuals, exam papers, datasheets, and more
  • Exam guides for MEO, ASM, and UK MCA
  • A maritime forum with an active marine community 

6. Marine Careers

Marine Careers

If you’re interested in learning more about the many career opportunities in the marine sciences, you’ll want to check out the Marine Careers website. The Ocean Engineering section explores the many facets of work in this area, including understanding ocean environment conditions, coastal development, and pollution management. Featured on the site are many profiles of ocean engineers so you can see real-life examples of careers in action. 

Three key points from Marine Careers:

  • Ocean engineering profiles highlighting a number of distinct roles
  • Information on related fields, salaries, and resources
  • An FAQ section with answers regarding education opportunities

7. Marine Diesels

Marine Diesels

The U.K.-based website Marine Diesels contains technical information about the two-stroke crosshead engines that are used in most large merchant vessels at sea today. The content ranges from the basics of engine power to detailed explanations and prevention tips for potential problems such as scavenge fires. There is also a subscription available that gives you full access to the entire library.

Three key points from Marine Diesels:

  • Sample exam questions for the Chiefs and Seconds Motor EK exam
  • Maintenance and repair guides with pictures
  • Detailed drawings and animations explaining marine engine systems

8. Marine Engineering

Marine Engineering

This website has been running since 2000 as a resource for new and experienced marine engineers. There is information about choosing marine engineering as a career and a knowledge section featuring technical articles. The Management tab takes you through know-how for ship management, dealing with corrosion, and organizing control of work.   

Three key points from Marine Engineering:

  • A stories section with accounts from engineers in the field
  • Technical propulsion articles featuring motors, boilers, gearing, and turbines
  • A dedicated page for cadets with career and training advice

9. Marine Engineering Study Materials

Marine Engineering Study Materials

This website is structured as a dedicated study resource for marine engineers and takes into account the diverse subject matter of the field. There are sections dedicated to safety, motors, electrical, and a number of general topics. Featured on the page is a Checklists tab with a bunch of useful forms and checklists covering technical procedures.

Three key points from Marine Engineering Study Materials:

  • MEO Examination study materials and downloads
  • Technical procedure quick reference checklists
  • Numerous article categories including boilers, hydraulics, and welding

10. MarineInsight @MarineInsight

MarineInsight

This expansive website features the latest in marine news, technical knowledge articles, and a career guide. It covers a lot of ground in the marine engineering field and also contains media such as video tutorials and e-books. There are over 3,000 articles on the site, so you’re likely to find something interesting here.

Three key points from MarineInsight:

  • An ultimate guide for joining the Merchant Navy
  • Free maritime e-books including a marine engineers handbook
  • A category with case studies analyzing real-life marine incidents

11. Marinesite

Marinesite

This site has one, focused purpose: providing useful information to prepare for the Marine Engineering Officer (MEO) Class 4 exam. There are two main sections provided, one for written objective (multiple choice) questions and another for oral questions. There are clear answers provided for each question, and new content is being added regularly.

Three key points from Marinesite:

  • Multiple choice questions covering motor, electrical, safety, and general topics
  • Oral questions covering functions 3 (safety), 4B&6 (engines and systems), and 5 (electrical)
  • Most common questions are marked as important for extra emphasis

12. Marine Living Resources – Georgia Tech Ocean Science and Engineering @GATechOcean

Marine Living Resources - Georgia Tech Ocean Science and Engineering

This Marine Living Resources page is part of the Georgia Tech Department of Ocean Science & Engineering. It chronicles a few key topics critical to understanding our ocean ecosystems including marine ecology & conservation, ocean microbes, and biogeochemical cycles. There are also overviews of relevant marine research projects that you can browse for more information.

Three key points from Marine Living Resources:

  • Marine research project reports covering numerous related topics
  • Listing of associated marine contacts at the university
  • A downloadable OSE flyer with more information

13. Mariners Galaxy @marinersgalaxy

Mariners Galaxy

This information website focuses on marine engineering courses, exams, and careers. The Jobs section contains guides for a job search and useful tips along the way. The website includes posts regarding courses for the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW). There is also a ‘Life at Sea’ section with stories recalling experiences from sailors.

Three key points from Mariners Galaxy:

  • Details about entering the Merchant Navy including the best colleges
  • Technical guides about marine engine boilers and pumps
  • Indian Maritime University (IMU) exam information

14. Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (NETSCo) @NETScoUS

Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (NETSCo)

The website of maritime engineering firm Northeast Technical Services Co., Inc. (NETSCo) has some useful content for the marine engineer. Browsing the site will give you a good overview of the discipline areas involved in the world of maritime consulting. Taking a look at the Services and Expertise sections, in particular, are a great place to start.

Three key points from Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (NETSco):

  • A regularly updated news feed with industry events and developments
  • Case studies highlighting the firm’s expertise in action
  • Descriptions of important marine industry skills and services

15. Steam Esteem

Marine Esteem

This website, maintained by Swedish marine engineer Lars Josefsson, highlights some important know-how for marine steam boilers. He focuses on practical advice that is useful for technicians and part of the day-to-day activity of maintaining these huge systems. There is information covering all aspects of boilers including control, safety, and water systems. 

Three key points from Marine Esteem:

  • Overviews of a number of steam boiler designs including pictures
  • A Q&A section and detailed glossary of marine steam boiler terms
  • Downloadable programs for unit conversions and fuel oil calculations

16. CLE Projects @FOTHCle

CLE Projects

This brief case study from CLE Engineering chronicles a feasibility study for adding a floating breakwater marina to the shoreline in the city of Gloucester. There were four potential sites selected, and CLE shares their insights into the decision making behind the project. They offer a PDF download of the study, and there are additional projects on the website to review.

Three key points from CLE Projects:

  • Location selection is critical and involves numerous factors to consider
  • Maintaining existing activity at a potential site is important
  • Carefully compare capital and operating cost estimates for a project to project revenue

17. Career Girls Marine Engineer @careergirlsorg

Career Girls Marine Engineer

This page on Career Girls offers some key resources for young women looking at a career in marine engineering. They provide an overview of the marine engineer job, covering topics like skills and pay. The best part of the page is a list of role model videos from other women holding a range of jobs in the industry and offering their advice.

Three key points from Career Girls Marine Engineer:

  • Inspirational role model videos from female leaders in the industry
  • A community page with details for getting involved and meeting others
  • Detailed listing of common job functions for a marine engineer

18. IEEE Technology Navigator Marine Engineering @IEEEUSA

IEE Technology Navigator Marine Engineering

This marine engineering index from IEEE Technology Navigator has links to almost 3,000 resources. These resources are grouped into 9 categories including conferences, periodicals, articles, and jobs. At the bottom of each section, readers can click on ‘more’ to see a longer listing with more sources.

Three key points from IEEE Technology Navigator Marine Engineering:

  • Educational resource listing including links to videos and e-books
  • Guides for standards related to marine engineering
  • A large list of marine engineering articles on a range of topics

19. Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMAREST) Marine Engineering @IMaREST

Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMAREST) Marine Engineering

Here is another marine engineering career guide, this time from the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science, and Technology (IMarEST). They cover an overview of the typical skills and qualifications for becoming a marine engineer and the types of organizations that typically employ them. There is also an explanation of typical career paths within the marine engineering discipline.

Three key points from the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMARest) Marine Engineering:

  • Entry, training, and qualifications for marine engineering study
  • A downloadable IMarEST ‘Sea Your Future’ guide with more information
  • An overview of the marine engineer job including skills & qualifications

20. Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology @tandfonline

Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology

The Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology is a leading publication from the IMarEST and reports on the latest scientific research in the field. They report on the latest findings in design, manufacturing, safety, and environmental topics among others. This page is a listing of all articles published since the journal was first printed in 2002.

Three key points from Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology:

  • Information on the editorial board and journal publisher IMarEST
  • Searchable database of all articles from the first issue (2002) to present
  • Quick reference links to the most read and cited articles

21. Marine Engineers – Today’s Military @Today_Military

Marine Engineers - Today's Military

For a look at how marine engineers work within the U.S. military, check out this page from the Today’s Military site. Covered within is an explanation of some basic facts about the service branches, military status, and salary that marine engineers can expect. There are also points about military training and related civilian careers.

Three key points from Marine Engineers – Today’s Military:

  • A list of related civilian careers like marine architects
  • Description of the military education requirements including officer training
  • Links to related military careers within STEM

22. Marine Engineers – Workforce Solutions @GulfCoastWFS

Marine Engineers - Workforce Solutions

If marine engineering appeals to you, then you likely have a great appreciation for data. This page at Workforce Solutions focuses on the Gulf Coast region and has some interesting charts with statistics about the marine engineer profession, and they also include a useful list of important software used in the field. There is information on certifications and links to universities and major employers.

Three key points from Marine Engineers – Workforce Solutions:

  • Marine engineers earn over double the average annual wage in the Gulf Coast region
  • Typical interests of these careers including design, mechanics, and reasoning
  • Chemical engineers can obtain a professional engineer (PE) license for more opportunities

23. Marine Engineers and Naval Architects – Bureau of Labor Statistics @BLS_gov

Marine Engineers and Naval Architects - Bureau of Labor Statistics

This Marine Engineers and Naval Architects article is part of the Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. It contains a lot of useful facts and statistics about these jobs with additional information about how to become one. There is also state and area data, a listing of similar occupations, and a job outlook summary.

Three key points from Marine Engineers and Naval Architects – Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • As of 2016, the largest employers of marine engineers were engineering services firms (32%)
  • Marine engineer jobs are expected to grow at 12% from 2016 to 2026
  • A Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam can be taken before or after a degree

24. Memorial University Libraries – Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering System Design @CRBLibrary

Memorial University Libraries - Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering System Design

The Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering Systems Design database from Memorial University is a dedicated portal for relevant information on the subject. There are search functions for books and articles that can also be browsed if preferred. The ‘Search Topics’ box on the left has quick links to common topics such as ship propulsion and propellers.

Three key points from Memorial University Libraries – Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering System Design:

  • A list of related guides including marine simulation resources
  • Numerous journal indices that can be searched for related articles
  • Quick search links to common marine engineering topics

25. Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering – M Library Research Guides @UMich

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering - M Library Research Guides

This Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering database from the University of Michigan library is another great educational resource. There are quick reference links to major publications to search for journal articles and papers. Additional tabs are available in the index for searching other references such as books, standards, and web resources.

Three key points from Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering – M Library Research Guides:

  • A “getting started” guide to the entire collection of resources
  • Citation management tools for capturing references
  • Indices of collections to search for journal articles, books, and web resources

26. American Society for Engineering Education @ASEE_DC

 American Society for Engineering Education

The American Society for Engineering Education is a broad-reaching organization that focuses on support for educators across all engineering disciplines. Their marine engineering division is called ‘Ocean and Marine Engineering,’ and the organization hosts their own annual conference, publishes an engineering magazine, Prism, and publishes two engineering education research journals. Their website offers bios of key members for networking and a classifieds section for finding opportunities.

Three key resources from the American Society for Engineering Education:

  • Link to a PEER database of all their published articles
  • Fellowship programs for all levels of education
  • A classified and volunteer section to browse for opportunities

27. Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology @IMarEST

 Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology

The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) brings together marine engineers, scientists, and technologists into one global society. They offer many levels of membership for advancing network opportunities and overall professional development. Their website has updated marine news, and members have access to a virtual library with relevant articles, magazines, reports, and e-books.

Three key resources from the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology:

  • Member access to a professional development app, IMarEST Echo
  • A library of live-streamed and recorded lectures, meetings, and conferences
  • Regularly updated institute news with upcoming events

28. Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association @MEBAUNION

Marine Engineer's Beneficial Association

The Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association (M.E.B.A.) is the oldest maritime labor union in the U.S. They represent officers of the U.S. Merchant Marines and have a number of offices around the country that can be found in the M.E.B.A. directory. Their ‘jobs’ tab under ‘members’ has a listing of open engineering positions for organizations such as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Coast Guard.  

Three key resources from Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association:

  • M.E.B.A. directory of national locations with contact information
  • Detailed information for how to join and opportunities for members
  • Browsable archive of M.E.B.A. published Marine Officer magazine issues

29. Marine Technology Society @MTSociety

Marine Technology Society

The Marine Technology Society (MTS) publishes its own peer-reviewed journal and aims to promote awareness and advancement of marine technologies. Membership offers access to networking events such as conferences and expos. They also have an organized mentorship program to provide professional development advice to interested members.

Three key resources from Marine Technology Society:

  • A ‘Students’ section with summer camps and scholarship opportunities
  • Information about the peer-reviewed Marine Technology Society Journal
  • A listing of numerous international society events

30. Pan Asian Association of Maritime Engineering Societies

 Pan Asian Association of Maritime Engineering Societies

The Pan Asian Association of Maritime Engineering Societies (PAAMES) exists to promote maritime engineering scientific and technological developments in the region. They coordinate a number of industry events such as the Asia Maritime Forum, local symposia, and focused workshops on specific topics. You can read their newsletters for the latest updates and news.

Three key resources from the Pan Asian Association of Maritime Engineering Societies:

  • Details about the Advanced Maritime Engineering Conference (AMEC)
  • Membership information and a listing of associated member societies
  • Upcoming events and newsletter updates of activities

31. SAE International @SAEIntl

SAE International

SAE International has strong roots in the automotive and aerospace industries and today also extends to the wider transport industry and other commercial vehicles. The SAE standards are used in some marine applications, and you’ll find details of the specific standards on the website. There is also an extensive collection of journals, books, magazines, and technical papers to browse.

Three key resources from SAE International:

  • Publications including over 150,000 journals, books, and technical papers
  • Detailed information on accessing the SAE standards collections
  • Access to additional SAE news, events, and learning opportunities

32. Society of Marine Port Engineers (SMPE) New York

Society of Marine Port Engineers (SMPE) New York

The Society of Marine Port Engineers (SMPE) was founded in 1946 to promote the interests of American Merchant Marines. This organization has a number of outreach programs including scholarship and grant opportunities. They hold monthly technical meetings jointly with IMarEST, SNAME, and ASNE discussing rotating engineering topics.

Three key resources from Society of Marine Port Engineers (SMPE) New York:

  • An active grant and scholarship program available to SMPE NY members
  • Free student membership with reduced cost events
  • Meetings and outreach events in the greater New York area 

33. The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) @SNAME_HQ

The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME)

The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) is a non-profit comprised of over 6,000 members from various maritime and offshore industries.  They also have an active career center with job postings and education opportunities including scholarships and a Continuing Education for the Maritime Professional program. Their membership includes access to a number of technical resources, and they maintain an active calendar of events.

Three key resources from the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME):

  • Career center with numerous maritime job postings
  • Database of technical papers, books, and journals
  • A technical and research (T&R) program sponsoring maritime research areas

34. Broward College Marine Engineering Management Program @BrowardCollege

Broward College Marine Engineering Management Program

Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, Florida offers the Marine Engineering Management Program. It is a 24-month specialized and comprehensive program that will earn the student an associate’s degree and marine certification through the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC). The college also offers additional marine certificate programs and continuing education opportunities that you can inquire about.

35. Center for Ocean Engineering @MITEngineering

Center for Ocean Engineering

The Center for Ocean Engineering at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts is a leading ship research and design center. As a part of the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering, the faculty and staff at the center are involved in a number of maritime-related subjects including oceanographic engineering, naval construction, and ocean resource development. They also actively host a number of seminars, guest speakers, and other events.

36. Cal Maritime @Cal_Maritime

Cal Maritime

The Marine Engineering Technology (MET) major is offered by the California State University Maritime Academy in Vallejo, California. It is an undergraduate degree program that offers training in engineering fundamentals of shipboard mechanical and electrical systems. The curriculum includes three 60-day practical training experiences at sea, and graduates have the ability to receive a USCG license as a Third Assistant Engineer.

37. Department of Ocean and Resources Engineering at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa @uhmanoa

Department of Ocean and Resources Engineering at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa

The Department of Ocean and Resources Engineering (ORE) within the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) offers advanced studies in oceanic engineering. A part of the University of Hawaii at Mānoa, the department offers a graduate level program with Master and Ph.D. degrees. The program is designed to prepare students for research activities in support of the ocean and resources engineering discipline.

38. Florida Tech College of Engineering and Science @FloridaTech

Florida Tech College of Engineering and Science

At the Department of Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences at Florida Tech, you’ll find a variety of subjects under study that are related to marine engineering. Besides core engineering studies, they also integrate oceanography, marine biology, environmental science, and ecology into their curricula. They have a focus of influencing marine policy through their work and offer a number of degree programs at all levels.

39. Lloyd’s Maritime Academy @LMA_DL

Lloyd's Maritime Academy

The Diploma in Marine Engineering is a distance learning course offered by Lloyd’s Maritime Academy in the U.K. in conjunction with North Kent College. It is a 12-month course in marine engineering that is ideal not only for engineers, but also for maritime professionals in a number of roles from naval architects to marine surveyors. There are 11 modules in the course, and the content covers a solid overview of critical topics and principles.

40. Massachusetts Maritime Academy @MMAAdmissions

Massachusetts Maritime Academy

The Marine Engineering (MENG) program at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy has a four-year undergraduate course structure. An important part of the curriculum is 50 days of shipboard training at sea each year, and graduates must complete four such rotations prior to graduation. The stated goal of the program is to prepare students for roles at the Chief Engineer level.

41. Seattle Maritime Academy @SeattleCentral

Seattle Maritime Academy

The Marine Engineering Technology program is offered at Seattle Central College’s Seattle Marine Academy. It’s an undergraduate program that is designed to help launch a career in marine engineering by offering fundamental knowledge of the skills needed to operate and maintain vessel propulsion systems. An at-sea internship opportunity is built-in as a requirement of the degree program.

42. Texas A&M University – Department of Marine Engineering Technology @TAMU

Texas A&M University - Department of Marine Engineering Technology

The Department of Marine Engineering Technology is located in the Maritime Academy at Texas A&M University at Galveston. They offer the Marine Engineering Technology (MARR) program with a 4-year Bachelor of Science major with a License Option to prepare officers for work at sea and a Non-License Option for land-based marine engineering roles. There is also a 5-year offering leading to a Master of Maritime Administration and Logistics degree.

43. The University of New Orleans – College of Engineering @UofNO

The University of New Orleans - College of Engineering

The program at the School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NAME) is part of the College of Engineering at the University of New Orleans. They offer a Bachelor of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, a Master of Science in Engineering with a concentration in NAME, and a Ph.D. in Engineering and Applied Science. The school has a 9-story state-of-the-art engineering facility with modern testing, modeling, and design systems.

44. United States Department of Transportation Marine Engineering @USDOT

United States Department of Transportation Marine Engineering

The United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York offers three Marine Engineering majors. The programs cover basic engineering with the option to focus on systems or shipyard management. Its course structure is designed to prepare graduates to serve as licensed officers in the U.S. Merchant Marines, and you can see a complete outline of coursework for each year on the website.

45. AVEA – Engineering and Industrial Software Webinars @AVEAGroup

AVEA - Engineering and Industrial Software Webinars

Aveva is an industrial software company that supports a number of industries including marine engineering. Their Engineering and Industrial Software webinar series has a series of marine-focused content. You can browse the collection for topics such as ‘improving the shipbuilding process’ and ‘increasing efficiency for marine retrofit projects.’

46. C-JOB – The Evolution of Ship Design @CJobNavalArcht

 C-JOB - The Evolution of Ship Design

‘The Evolution of Ship Design’ is a free webinar from C-Job Naval Architects that introduces their Accelerated Concept Design to the maritime industry. It is aimed at anyone involved in design work within the maritime industry including engineers. The Accelerated Concept Design was developed by C-Job and NAPA as a way to automate the concept stage of the ship design process.

47. COSEE Ocean Systems GeoTraces Webinar Series @COSEE

COSEE Ocean Systems GeoTraces Webinar Series

The Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE) is a program from the National Science Foundation which funds 12 research locations.  The COSEE Ocean Systems (OS) location in the School of Marine Sciences at the University of Maine offers a series of free public webinars on their website. Topics cover numerous aspects of ocean science including seawater composition, marine debris, and ocean salinity, among many others.

48. DNV-GL Recorded Webinars @DNVGL

DNV-GL Recorded Webinars

The Det Norske Veritas group (DNV GL) is a leading risk management and QA services company that supports a number of sectors, including maritime. They offer a number of recorded webinars on their website that you can browse and watch. Topics include testing operational environments, fire projection systems, and hydrodynamic analysis.

49. Engineering.com Webinars @engineeringcom

Engineering.com Webinars

The webinar ‘Simulation-Driven Design with Nastran In-CAD’ is offered on the Engineering.com website. This presentation covers the work of design engineers and the use of In-CAD simulation software during the early development phases of industrial equipment design. If you are interested in simulations for marine engineering applications, you can sign up for access to this content on the page.

50. Hexagon PPM GetSmart! Webinars @Hexagonppm

Hexagon PPM GetSmart! Webinars

Hexagon PPM provides asset lifecycle software solutions used in numerous applications during the operation of industrial facilities. They offer an extensive listing of their previously recorded Hexagon PPM GetSmart! Series of webinars. A number of topics may be of interest to the marine engineer, including bolted structural connection design, reduction of risk through technology, and designing electrical distribution.

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Interested in an engineering course? Why not consider marine engineering? We tell you more about the field here.

Do you love tinkering with the gadgets around your home? Taking them apart and putting them together just to see what the different parts do? Fascinated with ships?

If so, marine engineering might just be the perfect choice for you. Let us tell you more about this riveting field of study here.

What is marine engineering?

Engineering as a discipline has developed and branched out in many specialised areas that continue to progress by leaps and bounds today. Most of these new fields are aligned to some of the basic engineering subjects such as mechanical, electronics, civil and computers. One of these unique branches is marine engineering.

So what exactly does it entail? Marine engineering is the study of the design, development, innovation, production and maintenance of the different types of equipments used at sea (e.g rigs and other floating structures) and on board sea vessels such as boats and ships. Marine engineers focus on the development and production of internal systems of seagoing vessels. As such, it combines other engineering disciplines like electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering design and control technology (these different disciplines help make a sea-vessel an independent power plant. The field is vast and has even spawned related subjects such as naval architecture, oceanographic engineering and nautical science.

What do marine engineers do?

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Aspiring marine engineers find out how to design the systems that allow the ships to move, such as mechanical systems, propulsion engines, underwater submersibles or offshore platforms. You will be engaged in designing propulsion systems, auxiliary power machinery and operation equipment. Your technical responsibilities will also involve working on-board to maintain these complex systems.

Why is marine engineering important?

Quite a large percentage of the world’s commerce relies on ships- from transporting oil, or other valuable cargo. Today’s seas are dotted with oil and cargo ships that are magnificently huge and complex. Most, if not all countries with strong economies have bustling ports with containers lined up neatly like Lego blocks. Thus, it’s imperative that these ships work effectively and without a hitch. Any technical glitch or problem can cause a delay in shipment arrival dates and have an adverse effect on a business’s profit margins. 

The job of a marine engineer does not simply consist of ensuring the safety of the crews and passengers, it also involves bringing these technological marvels to life from the drawing board. The important role that marine engineers play ensures that they will always be in demand globally. You can even travel the world by sea, how cool is that?

Marine engineer skills

As with most engineering courses, a strong foundation in science (especially physics and chemistry) and math is important. You should have a strong interest in maritime and technology in addition to gaining the  traits needed for a successful career in marine engineering. IT skills are also important as many of your modules will include the use of computer-aided design softwares such as AutoCAD.

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What will you study?

When taking the course, you will learn how to apply the principles of engineering to systems that help seafaring vessels, docks and other oceanic entities function. Some of the major areas of study would include- designing and evaluating propulsion, fluid dynamics, fuel cells, superconductivity, discrete math, different aspects of vessel engineering (such as electrical and control engineering), ship structures and power supply systems to assist communication and navigational devices, engines, foul-weather gear and many other types of marine tools.

As with any engineering programme, this intensive course requires time, patience, dedication and commitment to your studies. You can study for an  undegraduate in marine engineering , masters or PhD in marine engineering , all of which will prepare you to design and evaluate seafaring vessels (e.g cruise ships, submarines, navy vessels, commercial ships, passenger lines, yachts) and other equipment while on land and at sea. 

A bulk of your undergraduate degree will have several math and science subjects so that students have a better understanding of how a ship’s structure functions and the way the ocean affects it.

Basic modules include:

·         Engineering analysis principles

·         Naval architecture

·         Wave mechanics

·         Fluid mechanics

·         Marine structures

·         Propulsion systems

·         Ship dynamics

·         Moored and diving systems

·         Coastal and offshore structures

A four-year bachelor of science degree is sufficient to cover the basic concepts of marine engineering. Those interested in learning more about a specific facet of the profession can opt to pursue a masters in marine engineering (one to two more years), and possibly even a PhD (the time taken to complete this varies widely). A master’s programme will cover more advanced topics such as materials science, hydrostatics, thermal system design, managing engineering projects and electrical power systems.

Here's a list of universities offering  undergraduate marine engineering courses  abroad. 

Certain colleges offer combined masters to PhD programs that help students earn their post-graduate education degrees faster. If you’re keen on attaining executive or a management position shipping, naval architecture and off-shore oil exploration, earning your Master in Business Administration (MBA) can help tremendously. Other graduates in marine engineering choose to capitalise on their education and the experience that they’ve gained in the field to earn a Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.), concentrating on maritime and engineering law.

It is worth mentioning that after finishing a bachelor’s degree, marine engineers might need to take licensing exams by the country’s naval governing body. For instance, in the U.S, marine engineers will typically take several U.S. Coast Guard licensing exams. After successfully passing the Third Assistant License Exam, they obtain more experience before taking the Second Assistant license and so on.

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Skills gained

Below is a list of some of the important skills that you will develop during the course:

  • Complex problem solving skills
  • Writing and communication skills
  • Teamwork and leadership skills
  • Strong numeracy skills
  • Practical and technical skills
  • Communication skills
  • Time management
  • Analytical skills

Qualifications needed

While every college or university has slightly different requirements, in general, undergraduate applicants should have completed high school or secondary school with excellent advanced science and math course grades. High ACT or SAT test scores are also helpful when applying for a program in marine engineering.

Types of specialisations

You will be given the opportunity to specialise in certain areas such as naval operations, resources and aquaculture, technology management and design and logistics. All graduates in marine engineering would come away from the course with a strong knowledge of hydraulics, mechanics, specialised computer softwares and materials science.

Placement opportunities

Many universities today have specific programmes in place to help their students gain as much hands-on experience as they can. For instance, The University of Michigan has strong connections to large multinational corporations such as ExxonMobil and Chevron- that their students can apply to for internships. These partner companies visit the campus every year to conduct interviews for interns. Furthermore, research institutes such as the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology and government agencies are also on the lookout for interns each year. 

To learn more about the kinds of internships and work placement opportunities that a certain university or college has, we highly suggest that students write to them directly. It is also essential that you check the kinds of facilities that the university or college has so that you get the most out of your study abroad experience. It is always best to have at least one internship under your belt before you graduate to better your chances of being hired when you enter the job market.

Career paths

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labour Statistics (BLS), employment prospects for marine engineers and naval architects are expected to increase by nine percent between 2014-2024, which was faster than average. This means that the demand for marine engineers is higher than ever and now’s the best time to take a course in marine engineering. 

Some of the potential jobs that you could have include:

·         Naval combat engineer

·         Marine systems engineering

·         Structural engineer

·         Submarine engineer

·         Shipyard project engineer

·         Marine operations manager

·         Propulsion engineer

·         Hydrographic surveryor

·         Marine equipment specialist

·         Hydrographic engineer

·         Ship engineer

·         Travelling service engineer

·         Sales engineer

·         Port engineer

·         Consultant in maritime accidents, casualties and claims

·         Marine engineering professor

·         Maritime researcher

Still not sure what career you want to pursue? Find out your personality type to discover which degree and career path might suit you best.

Some of the typical employers include:

You can opt to go into either the government, academia or the private sector. For the government and academia, graduates typically need either a master’s or a doctorate degree. Graduates in marine engineering can work in lots of different settings and industries. You can join marine engineering firms, the naval forces or choose to plunge headfirst into the offshore oil and gas industries, mineral extraction companies, architectural and boat-building firms, transportation companies, shipyards, ports, scientific services, marine consultancy and survey agencies.

Some careers that follow an engineering degree might seem unexpected or surprising but the tranferrable skills are relevant and beneficial for other industries. Want to find out more ?

How much do marine engineers earn?

Based on a report conducted by the U.S Bureau of Labour Statistics in 2019, the median annual wage for marine engineers is USD 92,560. The mean annual salary is slightly higher at USD 98,970.

Most popular places to study Marine Engineering: 

University College London

University of Dundee

University of Southampton

Cornwall’s College of the Ocean

Liverpool John Moores University

University of Michigan- Ann Arbor

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The University of New Orleans

Texas A&M- University of Galveston

Stevens Institute of Technology

The University of British Columbia

Vancouver Island University

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Georgian College

Hamburg University of Technology

Berlin International College

Other countries with great marine engineering courses include Japan , Korea , Singapore , New Zealand and Australia .

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Marine engineering is a discipline in which professional engineers are engaged in the design, development, and repair of ships, vehicles, and systems used in water. A career in marine engineering can be described as demanding, thrilling, a bit of an adventure, and a great way to make a living.

Becoming a Seagoing Chief Engineer

My career ambition is to serve with the army in a small duty officer program and become a seagoing Chief Engineer. The path to becoming a chief engineer is somehow long; a chief marine engineer is responsible for the operation and maintenance of all engine room and most machinery onboard a vessel. To achieve this rank, one must obtain a Class 1 Certificate of Competency in marine engineering.

Investing in Education and Training

A significant amount of time has to be invested in acquiring the education to serve as a marine engineer. The International Convention by the International Maritime Organization, Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers lay out the minimum requirements for engineering officers. Good health and eyesight are mandatory requirements governed by the STCW code. Completion of a foundation bachelor's degree in marine engineering is the first step to becoming a qualified marine engineer. It is a mandatory requirement that all seafarers do basic safety courses STCW 95 before sailing.

Structured Training Program

Enlisting onboard a ship is the next step at the rank of engineer cadet. The junior marine engineer follows a structured training program and keeps records in his official training and record book for a minimum period of 12 months. After a successful completion of onboard training, the cadet is eligible for marine class (IV) competency exam. STCW 2010 (Manila Amendments) have new training requirements before Certificates of Competency are issued. Class IV or Engineer Officer of the Watch candidates are required to complete a course in Human Element and Leadership at the operational level. Second and Chief engineer candidates are required to complete the same course at the management level. Other STCW requirements are the successful completion of courses in advanced firefighting, medical first aid, and proficiency in survival crafts and rescue boats.

Climbing the Ranks

The award of the Class IV or Class III Certificate of Competency will allow one to serve as 4th or 3rd engineer depending on the experience acquired or promotion. For certification, every candidate ought to have performed engine room watchkeeping for not less than 12 months in a seagoing ship's engine department of propulsion power of 3000kW or more. To rise to the rank of the 2nd engineer, one has to acquire the Marine Engineers Class II certificate of competency. A minimum approved sea time of 12 months is required working as an engineer officer. For certification as a chief engineer officer, a minimum qualifying sea service of not less than 36 months is required. This sea service shall include a minimum of 12 months sea time as a holder of a certificate of competency Class II. After passing the Marine Engineer Class I exams, one becomes a chief engineer.

The Future of Marine Engineering

Marine engineering is a dynamic field that keeps changing as new technologies are introduced into the sector. The International Maritime Organization also sets rules and minimum standards for the maritime industry. All marine engineers will require to keep up to date with the latest legislation and technologies. Steel remains a dominant force in shipbuilding, but new technologies such as microscale or Nano-scale manipulation are used to strengthen welds. There is a possibility that robotics will gain momentum in the maritime industry. Robots may be deployed in areas with harsh conditions such as enclosed spaces during inspections. The Damen shipyard recently launched a 3D printed ship propeller in collaboration with Autodesk, Promarin and Bureau Veritas. Sensor technologies will also make the marine engineer's job easier. The need for regular visits to remote locations can be reduced. The monitoring devices will be able to collect data and relay it in real time. This data can be used to enhance the maintenance cycles of machinery using condition-based monitoring.

Shore-Based Job Opportunities

A shore-based job is an option for consideration after many years of sailing. There is a demand for experienced personnel in the shore-based maritime industry. The seagoing experience is a valued asset, and the marine engineer can easily blend into such jobs such as in hotels, port organizations, and even in shipping companies.

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Bard, Jenni. "From Ship to Shore." Maritime Recruiter - Flagship Management, 25 Sept. 2015, www.flagshipmgt.com/2015/09/25/from-ship-to-shore/.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Marine Engineers and Naval Architects, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/marine-engineers-and-naval-architects.htm

Peters, Gary. "Shipping 2030: Technologies That Will Transform the Industry." Ship Technology, 9 Feb. 2016, www.ship-technology.com/features/featureshipping-2030-technologies-that-will-transform-the-industry-4716366/.

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Marine Engineering Analysis Essay Example

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Oceanographic engineering, also referred to as marine electronics engineering, is the field that deals with designing electronic devices for use in the marine setting. These devices are used by oceanographers in their remote sensing systems. Marine engineering goes beyond just creating devices for boats and ships and encompasses offshore construction, which is also known as offshore engineering, ocean engineering, or maritime engineering. This discipline concentrates on the technical design of fixed and floating marine structures like oil platforms and offshore wind farms. Opting for a career in marine engineering can be extremely fulfilling for individuals looking for a demanding job with significant earning possibilities.

A marine engineer is responsible for operating, maintaining, and repairing the mechanical and engineered equipment on a ship. Their expertise is essential due to the advanced technology used in

modern ships. This profession requires discipline and responsibility as the chief marine engineer is accountable for both the ship and its valuable cargo. The role involves managing the ship's power and intricate machinery to ensure safe passage across the ocean.

Marine engineers can be employed on different types of vessels, including cargo ships, container ships, and oil and gas tankers. Their job typically entails extended periods at sea, which may become tedious and result in homesickness. Nonetheless, these difficulties are compensated by the substantial salary, significantly higher than average for beginners, along with ample time off (4-6 months per year) and the chance to explore the globe through sailing. The growing international maritime trade has led to a considerable surge in the need for marine engineers in both public and private shipping firms.

Marine engineers have key duties in the construction

operations, and maintenance of the ship's engine room. They are responsible for handling technical aspects of the vessel. As chief engineers, they supervise both the engine and its crew. After 15-20 years at sea, marine engineers commonly seek employment in shipyards, maritime universities, or shipping company management. Furthermore, there are job prospects in various sectors such as banks, hotels, and power plants.

Marine engineers have the opportunity for a challenging and rewarding career in addition to working in governments and the Indian Navy. They are responsible for developing and designing ship engines and propulsion systems, as well as overseeing the ship's engine room and range room. To pursue a bachelor's degree in Marine Engineering or nautical science, candidates must have passed ID + 2 science with physics, chemistry, math's, and English. The course lasts for 4 years, after which a degree is awarded upon successful completion.

The B E or Bette is awarded to students who gain admission into institutes via an entrance examination, usually conducted in May annually at various locations across India. Following the exam, applicants are also required to undergo a viva-voice and medical examination. For those aspiring to pursue a degree at TTS Chancy, Iambi, and Marine Engineering Research Institute Kola, they must successfully pass the Joint Entrance Examination administered by the Indian Institute of Technology (IT). This examination assesses the candidate's knowledge in physics, chemistry, and mathematics.

After the examination, candidates go through personal interviews and counseling to evaluate their alertness, awareness of the external environment, and suitability for a career in marine engineering or nautical science. Once they obtain a BE/ Bette degree in Marine Engineering or nautical

science, they can begin working as fourth engineers or third assistant engineers. Moreover, there are attractive career prospects due to the necessity of living on a ship for a considerable part of the year.

Marine engineers are employed by engine production firms, ship building firms, research bodies, ship design firms, and the Indian Navy. They can choose to work in marine workshops at ports, or join ship manufacturing companies. Marine engineers are in high demand in the IT sector, consulting companies like Price Waterholes Coopers and DC, construction companies, power sector, steel industry, and electronic industry.

If you are interested in joining the Government Service, consider the Directorate General Shipping of India. Furthermore, if you possess entrepreneurial skills, there are opportunities to explore within this field. Those with a passion for academics can pursue post graduation and enter the academic sector, which has a growing demand for qualified professionals. It is important to note that marine engineering graduates generally receive higher starting salaries compared to graduates from other branches of engineering.

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Marine Engineering Application and Careers

Marine engineering broadly refers to the engineering of boats, ships, oil rigs and any other marine vessel or structure. Specifically, 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. The engineering of a vessel’s propulsion system, see Marine propulsion.

* The engineering of shipboard systems and machinery, see Engine room. * A ship’s engineering department, an organizational unit that is responsible for running the vessel’s propulsion systems and support systems for crew, passengers and cargo; this field career track within marine engineering is, more specifically, referred to as seagoing engineering; see Engineering officer (ship). * In limited and specific ship-related context, the engineering of structures to support vessels, see Marine architecture. Oceanographic engineering, also called marine electronics engineering, is concerned with the design of electronic devices for use in the marine environment, such as the remote sensing systems used by oceanographers.

Not all marine engineering is concerned with moving vessels. Offshore construction, also called offshore engineering, ocean engineering or maritime engineering, is concerned with the technical design of fixed and floating marine structures, such as oil platforms and offshore wind farms.

Careers in Marine Engineering

Marine engineering can  be a highly lucrative career for  those who are built for a highly challenging job. 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.

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Ships these days use the most modern technology and equipment that can be understood, maintained and handled only by marine engineers. This job requires a high degree of discipline and responsibility since the chief marine engineer is in charge of a ship and its cargo which cost millions of dollars.

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. They have to spend months together at the sea which can get tiresome and they might get homesick. But all the hardship is compensated with the pay, which is obscenely high even at the starting level, with the time off (4-6 months in a year) and with the chance to sail around the world. The demand for marine engineers in public and private shipping companies has risen sharply, with the increase in international global sea traffic.

The construction, operations and maintenance of the engine room are the main obligations of a marine engineer. This means that they deal with the technical area of the ship. In fact, they are the overall in-charge of the engine and its crew. The top rung of the hierarchical ladder is the post of a chief engineer. Marine engineers usually sail for 15-20 years after which they land jobs in shipyards, maritime universities or in management of a shipping company. There are job opportunities in other sectors too like banks, hotels, and power plants.

Besides this, marine engineers can work in governments as well as the Indian Navy. A career in Marine Engineering is challenging and rewarding. Marine engineers have complete responsibility of the ship’s engine room and range from development and designing of the engines related to ships and propulsion system. Eligibility Criteria For doing a bachelor’s degree in Marine Engineering or nautical science one should have passed 10 + 2 science with physics, chemistry, maths and English. The course is of 4 years duration. After successful completion of the course, degree viz.

B E or BTech is awarded to the students. In most institutes candidates are admitted through an entrance examination, which is normally held in the month of May every year at various centres all over India followed by viva-voice and medical examination. Candidates aspiring for a degree course at TS Chanakya, Mumbai and Marine Engineering Research Institute Kolkata, should qualify the Joint Entrance Examination conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), which assesses the candidate’s knowledge of physics, chemistry and mathematics.

The examination is followed by personal interviews/counseling, where the interviewers assess the degree of alertness, and awareness of the external environment in the candidates and their suitability for such a career. Career Prospects After successful completion of BE/BTech in Marine Engineering/nautical science, one can join as fourth engineer or third assistant engineer. Since the job on the ship entails residing on ship for a major part of the year there are other exciting avenues as well.

Marine engineers are also employed by engine production firms, ship building firms, research bodies, ship design firms and also in the Indian Navy. The marine engineers can remain within the ambit of the shipping industry and join marine workshops at land (i. e. ) at the ports. Alternatively, the marine engineers can join ship manufacturing companies, which are equally good paymasters. These days the marine engineers are employed in the IT sector in a major way, apart from consultancy companies like Price Waterhouse Coopers and DCL, in construction companies, power sector, steel industry, and electronic industry.

Those who want to join Government Service can consider Directorate General Shipping of India. Those with entrepreneurial skills can also explre the entreprenuerial scope in the field. Those marine engineers who have a passion for academics can pursue post graduation and enter the field of academics where the demand for qualified academicians in this field is growing very fast. Pay Package Starting salary of a fresh marine engineering graduate are usually higher than other engineering branches.

It can go even high if the candidate wishes to join an oil tanker. There are various levels from first engineer to fourth engineer culminating in Chief Engineer. Marine jobs are highly paid and enjoyable. The marine engineers get NRI status, which is, tax-free income based on their service at sea, ex-India. They also get the opportunity to see the world through sailing as a profession without any extra expense. Luxurious life through lucrative salary comes as a big compensation being away from home.

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100 Best universities for Mechanical Engineering in Russia

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Below is a list of best universities in Russia ranked based on their research performance in Mechanical Engineering. A graph of 5.73M citations received by 912K academic papers made by 153 universities in Russia was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

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1. Moscow State University

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2. St. Petersburg State University

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3. Ufa State Aviation Technical University

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4. Bauman Moscow State Technical University

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5. Tomsk Polytechnic University

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6. Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University

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7. Ural Federal University

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8. South Ural State University

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9. National Research University Higher School of Economics

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10. Novosibirsk State University

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11. Kazan Federal University

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12. Moscow Aviation Institute

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13. National Research Nuclear University MEPI

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14. N.R.U. Moscow Power Engineering Institute

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15. Samara National Research University

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16. Moscow State Technological University "Stankin"

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17. National University of Science and Technology "MISIS"

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18. ITMO University

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19. Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

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20. Tomsk State University

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21. Novosibirsk State Technical University

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22. Southern Federal University

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23. Saratov State University

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24. RUDN University

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25. Ufa State Petroleum Technological University

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26. Samara State Technical University

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27. Kazan National Research Technical University named after A.N. Tupolev - KAI

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28. Siberian Federal University

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29. Omsk State Technical University

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30. Perm State Technical University

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31. Saint Petersburg State Electrotechnical University

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32. Moscow Polytech

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33. Magnitogorsk State Technical University

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34. Saratov State Technical University

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35. Tula State University

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36. Far Eastern Federal University

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37. Saint-Petersburg Mining University

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38. Moscow State University of Railway Engineering

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39. Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod

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40. Belgorod State Technological University

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41. Belgorod State University

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42. Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University

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43. Novgorod State University

44. kazan state technological university.

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45. Moscow Medical Academy

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46. Russian State University of Oil and Gas

47. tambov state technical university.

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48. Finance Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation

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49. Voronezh State University

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50. Siberian State Industrial University

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51. Saint Petersburg State Institute of Technology

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52. St. Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering

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53. Siberian State Aerospace University

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54. Kalashnikov Izhevsk State Technical University

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55. South-Russian State University of Economics and Service

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56. Ogarev Mordovia State University

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57. Murmansk State Technical University

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58. Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics

59. mendeleev university of chemical technology of russia.

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60. South-Western State University

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61. Perm State University

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62. Kuzbass State Technical University

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63. Plekhanov Russian University of Economics

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64. Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration

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65. Penza State University

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66. Chelyabinsk State University

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67. Moscow State Pedagogical University

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68. National Research University of Electronic Technology

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69. Leningrad State University

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70. Yaroslavl State University

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71. Russian National Research Medical University

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72. Irkutsk State University

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73. Kuban State University of Technology

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74. Ulyanovsk State Technical University

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75. Bashkir State University

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76. Polzunov Altai State Technical University

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77. St. Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation

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78. University of Tyumen

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79. Irkutsk National Research Technical University

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80. Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University

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81. Ulyanovsk State University

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82. Orenburg State University

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83. Baltic State Technical University "Voenmeh"

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84. Kuban State University

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85. Udmurt State University

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86. Tomsk State Pedagogical University

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87. Kemerovo State University

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88. Tomsk State University of Architecture and Building

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89. Omsk State University

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90. Kuban State Agricultural University

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91. North-Eastern Federal University

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92. State University of Management

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93. Tver State University

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94. Chuvash State University

95. orel state university.

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96. Volgograd State University

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97. Ivanovo State Power University

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98. Omsk State Transport University

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99. Ivanovo State University

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100. Altai State University

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The best cities to study Mechanical Engineering in Russia based on the number of universities and their ranks are Moscow , Saint Petersburg , Ufa , and Tomsk .

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First refuelling for Russia’s Akademik Lomonosov floating NPP

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The FNPP includes two KLT-40S reactor units. In such reactors, nuclear fuel is not replaced in the same way as in standard NPPs – partial replacement of fuel once every 12-18 months. Instead, once every few years the entire reactor core is replaced with and a full load of fresh fuel.

The KLT-40S reactor cores have a number of advantages compared with standard NPPs. For the first time, a cassette core was used, which made it possible to increase the fuel cycle to 3-3.5 years before refuelling, and also reduce by one and a half times the fuel component in the cost of the electricity produced. The operating experience of the FNPP provided the basis for the design of the new series of nuclear icebreaker reactors (series 22220). Currently, three such icebreakers have been launched.

The Akademik Lomonosov was connected to the power grid in December 2019, and put into commercial operation in May 2020.

Electricity generation from the FNPP at the end of 2023 amounted to 194 GWh. The population of Pevek is just over 4,000 people. However, the plant can potentially provide electricity to a city with a population of up to 100,000. The FNPP solved two problems. Firstly, it replaced the retiring capacities of the Bilibino Nuclear Power Plant, which has been operating since 1974, as well as the Chaunskaya Thermal Power Plant, which is more than 70 years old. It also supplies power to the main mining enterprises located in western Chukotka. In September, a 490 km 110 kilovolt power transmission line was put into operation connecting Pevek and Bilibino.

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