Marine Engineer Eligibility




  • A mechanical engineer can get a job in merchant navy by becoming a marine engineer using mechanical degree.
  • Many subjects are in common which makes it easier for a mechanical engineer to get an additional degree in Marine.
  • This opens many doors of opportunity in marine industry.
  • In the shipping industry, there is a shortage of maritime professional and lack of quality mechanical engineering jobs in the market.
  • This gives an ideal opportunity of taking marine engineering for the mechanical engineers.


  • The best part in pursuing marine engineering after mechanical engineering is no need of 4 years’ training, which a direct marine engineer has to undergo.
  • This one year course would give the license to enter merchant navy.


 Certain requirements to join the course.

  • Graduation in BE Mechanical/ Naval architecture with minimum 50% marks in final year.
  • must have 50% minimum marks in English language at 10th or 12th or in degree exam.
  • must be below 28 years of age.
  • all the health requirements should be satisfied to join merchant navy.



  • International Maritime Institute Ltd., Greater Noida.
  • Samundra Institute of Maritime studies, Lonavala, Maharashtra.
  • Vel’s Academy of Maritime Education & Training, Chennai.
  • Garden Reach Ship Builders & Engineers Ltd., Kolkata.
  • Academy of Maritime Education & Training, Chennai.

             Different procedures for each institute and so candidate should contact the institute directly for information about the course.


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