M.Tech. in Marine Engineering (M.Tech. ME) is a postgraduate course in designing, manufacturing and operating ship parts and shipbuilding. The minimum eligibility for this course requires passing Mechanical/Marine engineering from a recognized university.
M.Tech. ME is a two year program which is often offered with other disciplines such as M.Tech Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, M.Tech in Marine Management etc. The mode of admission is mostly through GATE Examinations or Personal Interview and Group Discussion.
The average tuition fee for entire course ranges between 1.5 Lakh INR to 3 Lakh INR.
M. Tech ME graduates can choose from jobs in the Shipping, Marine Machinery manufacturing industries, Indian Defence Forces, Ports and Marine Workshops etc. They can work as Design Engineer, Maintenance Engineer, Chief Security Officer, Navy Personnel, Chief Engineer etc. A fresh graduate of this course can expect an annual salary of between 2.5 Lakh INR – 3.5 Lakh INR which would only increase with experience in the field.
Since the time Europe ventured into sea voyages and went to explore and discover the world through the Marine Vessels, Ships and shipbuilding have gained prominence. Marine Engineering since that time in history has certainly evolved.
Marine Engineering is based on the study engineering of boats, ships, and oil rigs and any other marine vessel or structure, and also includes the study of oceanographic engineering and naval architecture.
The duration of M.Tech ME course is fouryears. Since the course follows a semester system over annual mode, the duration is eight semesters.
This course can be found in a large number of Colleges and institutions offering M.Tech. courses. Few of the top colleges for M.Tech in Marine Engineering are as follows:-
Name of the college
Defence Institute of Advanced Technology
National Institute of Technology
Kunjali Marakkar School of Marine Engineering
Tolani Maritime Institute
Academy of Maritime Education and Training University
Cochin University of Science and Technology
Desh Bhagat University
The eligibility for this requires, passing the higher secondary school certificate (10+2) examination from a recognised school.
The candidate must have graduated with B.E/B.Tech in Mechanical/Marine engineering from a recognized university.
Minimum percentage of marks in graduation is generally from 50% to 60%.
The admission process is based on either the GATE Exam and its score or personal Interview and group discussion. Some of the Exams for M.Tech ME are as follows:
GATE: Graduate Aptitude Test Examination (GATE) is the most common exam, the score of which is accepted by many colleges and universities. For M.Tech Marine Engineering, there is no such category in GATE. However, students can apply for the same through Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Sciences. The application forms are available in September and the examination is held in January.
The entrance examinations have negative marking of 0 to 1 mark. The number of questions ranges from 90 to 150. The time allotted for the exam is 3 hours.
The syllabus for the entrance test is as follows:
Topics for Exam
Applied Mechanics and Design
Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences
Materials, Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering
Instrumentation for automobile engineers
Machines and Mechanics
Automotive Engine Systems
Automotive Electrics and Electronics systems
Vehicle body engineering and aerodynamics
The selection process varies in two ways from college to college:
a) By accepting the candidate’s admission solely on the Entrance Examination Score
b) Declaring a merit list based on candidate’s performance in Entrance Exam as well as their qualifying score.
This is often followed by a personal interview.