Marine engineering is an academic discipline which deals with manufacture, operation and other functionalities of a ship. Marine engineers are the ones who are responsible for operating such marine equipment’s and thus needs to master their field of education. There are multiple options for such students who wish to enter the marine field for building their career. Here are a few courses which one can opt for after pursuing BE in mechanical stream.
M.E/ Mtech Marine Engineering
After completing graduation degree in mechanical engineering, M.E. in marine engineering is one of the hottest courses that students pursue with a dream of becoming a marine engineer. This master’s degree course which is a full two-year course helps the students to carve their career in the field of marine engineering and merchant navy.
Graduate marine engineering is another option for all bachelor degree holders of mechanical engineering. This is a one year course which students can after completion of their BE in mechanical stream. A combo of mechanical engineering plus marine engineering gives you the opportunity of attaining all the technical knowledge and skills that one needs to possess to be a marine engineer. This pre-sea training course covers various subjects such as hydraulics, marine engineering drawing, marine, machinery, naval architecture, etc. On completion of this GME course, the student needs to mandatorily join sea services for a minimum of six months and clear other safety related courses.
Diploma in Marine Engineering
For all such students who hold a diploma degree in mechanical engineering can pursue a diploma in marine engineering for their further studies which is a two year course. Yes, there can be some rules regarding the minimum percentage that one has to secure to gain admission into colleges offering diploma in marine engineering but is an excellent option to choose if you are looking for a future in merchant navy. Every student who aspires to join the merchant navy can benefit by taking admission in this course and build their career in this field.
PGDME stands for post-graduation diploma in marine engineering and is a one year course that is often opted by mechanical engineering graduates. In this course also there is a minimal [percent requirement to get admission for PGDME and is usually set as 50 percent in the final year of the graduation program.
These are a few courses that every mechanical engineering student can choose if they wish to join merchant navy or marine engineering field.
Eligibility for Pursuing Marine Engineering
- If you want to pursue a degree in marine engineering, then one needs to attain at least a minimum of 50% in the last year of graduation
- Secondly English is an essential criterion in marine engineering field, and thus one should possess more than 50% in English in class 10th and 12th board exams.
- The upper age limit is restricted to 28 years for joining the marine engineering course.
- To join merchant navy one needs to be healthy, should have good vision and in no case be colour blind. Thus need to fulfill the health criteria’s that are listed in the merchant navy department.
30 Best Post-Graduation Marine Program after Mechanical Engineering
- MSc marine engineering
- Post Graduate Diploma in Marine Engineering
- MSc Coastal and Marine Engineering and Management
- MSc Marine Studies and Costal Resource Management and Higher National Diploma in Marine Engineering
- Naval Architecture and marine sciences
- Naval Architecture and ocean engineering
- Marine drafting
- Ocean engineering
- Naval Architecture and Ship building
- Coastal engineering and management
- Masters in Shipping and Transport
- Marine Transport design
- MSc Technical management of ship operation
- MSc Subsea engineering
- MSc in Offshore Floating Systems
- MSc Marine and Offshore Power Systems
- Offshore and Environmental Technology
- Subsea Engineering and Management
- Sustainable energy technologies (marine)
- Submarine design and technology
- Maritime operations and management
- PG Diploma in International transportation and Logistics
- MSc Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) System and Design
- Ship and offshore Structure
- MSc Marine Sciences
- MSc (Marine Sc.) specialization in Marine biology, Marine geology, Marine geophysics, Chemical oceanography, Physical Oceanography, M.Sc. (Meteorology & Oceanography)
- MSc Marine geology
- MSc Ocean Life Sciences
- MSc in Marine bio. Oceanography
- MSc in marine biology
4 thoughts on “Best Marine Courses After Mechanical Engineering”
MasterEvawl• September 19, 2018
A one year Graduate Marine Engineering (GME) course after mechanical engineering would give students the licence to enter merchant navy. This one year GME course is all you need to become a marine engineer after doing mechanical engineering.
RUTU RAJ• May 7, 2019
Which of the above listed courses is equivalent or similar to GME?
Does GME course have any different name in the countries except India?
Muhammed ashif• May 1, 2020
Iam completed +2science and diploma /b tech in mechanical i wanr work on ship i know gme plse tell there us another way to join ship
Dee Love• March 11, 2023
Thank you so much for the important information. I saw that the maximum age of acceptance is 28 years. I am just under the limit and I believe if I want I should apply in any college soon.
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