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Monday, 25 February 2019

How to join Merchant Navy as Marine Engineer?

In our previous articles we have already explained about Merchant navy job, Different departments in Merchant Navy and also we have explained about Ranks and Salaries in Merchant Navy. In this article step by step we will explain how to become Marine Engineer in Merchant Navy.
Also Read: what are different Ranks & Salaries in Merchant Navy Ships?
There are three Departments in Merchant navy

  1. Deck Department
  2. Engine Department
  3. Galley / Catering Department

If you want to join Engine department and become Marine Engineer Officers, then you have to start your career as Junior Engineer or Trainee Marine Engineer. Junior Engineer after experience & promotions become Chief Engineer of a ship over a long period of time.
Also Read: Career graph of Marine Engineer in Merchant Navy
To Join as Marine engineer you have to do any ONE of the following Courses:

  1. B.Tech in Marine Engineering Course  –  4 years course
  2. Graduate Marine Engineering Course (GME) course – 1 year course
  3. Diploma Marine Engineering Course (DME) course – 2 years course

After completion of any of these courses, you will be posted as Junior Engineer on Merchant Navy ship.
To do these courses you should have following Educational Qualifications:
For B.Tech in Marine Engineering Course – 4 years course

  • 12th Pass with Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics & minimum 60% marks in PCM.
  • Age Maximum 25 years.
  • Selection Procedure: First you have to clear Indian Maritime University Common Entrance Test (IMU-CET) which is compulsory.
  • Also you should clear Companies’ Sponsorship Exam conducted by Merchant Navy companies so that your job is confirmed before taking admission. This is not compulsory, but you must appear for this.
  • You should take admission in an  Institute approved by Director General of Shipping of India only. 

Also Read: what is IMU-CET & Companies’ sponsorship exam and how to prepare for it?
For Graduate Marine Engineering Course (GME) course – 1 year course

  • Graduate in B.E. (Mechanical) Engineering with minimum 50% marks in final year.
  • Age Maximum 28 years.
  • Selection Procedure: You have to apply to Top Institutes and pass their Entrance Exam. Entrance exam will include Written, psychometric test & Interview. 
  • Also you should clear Companies’ Sponsorship Exam conducted by Merchant Navy companies so that your job is confirmed before taking admission. This is not compulsory, but you must appear for this.
  • You should take admission in an Institute approved by Director General of Shipping of India only. 

Also Read: How to prepare for GME Exam for guaranteed success?
For Diploma Marine Engineering Course (DME) course – 2 years course

  • Pass Diploma in Mechanical/Naval architecture/Electrical/Electrical & Electronics with minimum 50% marks in final year.
  • Age Maximum 28 years.
  • Selection Procedure: You have to apply to Top Institutes and pass their Entrance Exam. Entrance exam will include Written, psychometric test & Interview. 
  • Also you should clear Companies’ Sponsorship Exam conducted by Merchant Navy companies so that your job is confirmed before taking admission. This is not compulsory, but you must appear for this.
  • You should take admission in an Institute approved by Director General of Shipping of India only. 

Also Read: How to prepare for DME Exam for guaranteed success?

After completing any of the above courses you will be posted as Junior Engineer or Trainee Marine Engineer on Merchant Navy ships.
Also Read: Career graph of Marine Engineer in Merchant Navy.
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