Marine Engineering is an exciting and challenging career which deals with manufacturing, designing and operation of ship machinery and engines. It is one of the disciplines of engineering which deals with science and nautical architecture. The marine engineers are engaged in supervising the engine crew involved in operating the machines. They also check for the smooth functioning of all electric motors, steam engines and propulsive engines etc. The marine engineers continuously take efforts to improve the efficiencies of gas turbine, existing shipboard conventional steam, nuclear propulsion plants and diesel. This is the best field for getting excellent government jobs.
Performance and growth of industry in India
Marine engineering has a great scope in India. Many of the students want to pursue this advance branch of engineering. Scope of marine engineering courses give plenty of opportunities on and off shores.
Options and Opportunities
Marine engineers has various job responsibilities in the industries like shipping, ship manufacturing, steel industry, power sector, manufacturing sector, consultancy firm. They design, construct and develop nautical equipments. After completing Marine Engineering courses candidates can option for lucrative career options in public and private shipping companies, engine production firms, ship building and designing firms, navy, research bodies. After graduating as a marine engineer, one can get a job in a ship as a third assistant engineer or fourth engineer. They can also get employed in different foreign and Indian shipping companies.
SALARY: The average pay for a Marine Engineer is Rs 1,185,151 per year.
Shipping Industry generates a number of job opportunities. Marine Engineers are required by the Industry in large numbers. After the completion of the course and 6 months of sea service, one will be able to get the Class 4 Marine Engineer Officer Certificate of Competency. After getting this certificate, one may join Merchant Navy ships as a Marine Engineer.
These are the average salary ranges by rank. These figures are payment per month:
- Fifth Engineer or Engineering Cadet: Rs 35 to 75 thousand; or 300 to 1200 USD
- Fourth Engineer: Rs 1.5 to 2.25 lacs; or 2000 to 4000 USD
- Third Engineer: Rs 2.75- 3.5 lacs; or 4000 to 5900 USD
- Second Engineer: Rs 4 to 5 lacs; or 7500 to 9500 USD
- Chief Engineer: Rs 5 lacs and above; or 10,000 USD and above