I Have Completed My HSC And Interested In Marine Engineering Field.
Thanks for writing into us. There are various options you can choose from. In fact there are more career gateways in the shipping industry than most of us realise. This branch of engineering stands out from others mainly because of the job opportunities that lie at the end.
As a marine engineer, you will be responsible for the ship's machinery and equipment and its engine department. This includes all the mechanical, electrical and electronic systems on board a ship. At sea you will be responsible for the smooth working of all systems and be able to solve problems quickly, should anything go wrong. On shore you will be responsible for over seeing the maintenance and any refits that you may consider necessary. Later on, you could move on to designing next generation ships, or specialise in the repair and maintenance of boats.
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.