This is what you need if you are planning a career as a marine engineer.
* Ability to adjust with people
* Ability to handle stress
* Should be level-headed
* Practical and cool in times of crisis
For starters, Mechanical and Electronic Engineers qualify for training in Marine Engineering.
However, those of you who want to start early need to take the IIT entrance exams after the 12th standard. The course is conducted at Marine Engineering Research Institute (MERI), in Calcutta and in Mumbai. It offers a government recognised Bachelor's degree (BE) in Marine Engineering. There are also some courses offered at other institutes.
You course will include practical training including operating, overhauling and testing auxiliary power plants in addition to the fundamentals of marine engineering.