Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Career in Marine Engineering

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A career in marine engineering is not only exciting but it also offers excellent growth opportunities with handsome six figure salary package. Marine engineers are responsible for overall maintenance and construction of ships. They take care of engine room, electrical motors, sailing vessels, ports, cargo facilities etc. They work with many types of equipment so they must have strong technical knowledge and strong analytical skills in order to deal with different devices at a same time.
Their working hours are not fixed they may vary and they may also need to travel overseas and spend most of the time on the ship. After clearing certain exams you can even promoted to higher level easily depending upon your performance. There are many good job opportunities for fresher’s also in this field.
For getting admission into marine engineering course candidate must have passed 10+2 with physics, chemistry and mathematics as compulsory subjects and cleared the entrance exam. After clearing the entrance exam and depending upon the rank one can choose a college and pursue engineering courses in marine engineering. BE in marine engineering is a four years duration course and if some one wants to pursue post graduation course after completing his engineering, then he can enroll himself for M.E in marine engineering course which is a two years duration course. The admission to M.E course is also based on entrance exam.
Some Institutes offering Marine Engineering course
IIT (Indian Institute of Technology)-Mumbai
Lal Bahadur Shastri College of Advanced Maritime Studies & Research-Mumbai
Marine Engineering Research Institute-Kolkata
International Marine Communication Centre-Chennai
Indian Marine College-Hyderabad
Directorate General of Shipping-Mumbai


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