Graduate Marine Engineering [GME] - Course Overview




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    Graduation in Marine Engineering (GME) Colleges, Syllabus and Scope

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    GME is one year full- time pre- sea training course divided into two semesters. This is a conversation course approved by the Directorate General of Shipping and intended for mechanical engineering or naval architecture graduates aspiring to become marine engineers.

    Top Institutes/Universities offering this course are:

    Marine engineering involves engineering of boats, ships, oil rigs and other marine vessels. The discipline essentially deals with the designing, maintenance and construction of naval vessels and ships. Different GME Colleges charge different fee. Hence, average course fee charged ranges from INR 24,000 to 2.4 Lacs

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    A marine engineer is responsible for technically managing the ship. Successful graduates of the course can find career opportunities both on and off shores in either allied field or in fields such as banking, teaching. Average starting salary of GME Graduate ranges from INR 1 to 11 Lacs

    Graduation in Marine Engineering: Course Highlights

    Tabulated below are some of the major highlights of the course.

    Course LevelGraduate
    Duration1 year (Full time)
    Examination TypeSemester System
    EligibilityBachelor’s degree in any specialization
    Admission Process Entrance test or direct admission in some cases
    Average Course FeeINR 24,000 to 2,40,000 P.A.
    Average Starting SalaryINR 1,00,000 to 11,00,000 P.A.

    Graduation in Marine Engineering: What is it About?

    As an academic discipline, Marine Engineering covers concepts and processes involved in the manufacture, designing and operation of ship machinery and engines. The discipline is about the science of nautical architecture. Marine engineers are responsible for supervising the engine crew involved in operating marine vessels and equipment. Their responsibilities also include checking for the smooth functioning of electric motors, steam engines and propulsive engines etc. Marine engineers constantly work to improve the efficiencies of gas turbines, existing shipboard conventional steam equipment, nuclear propulsion plants and diesel plants.

    Top Institutes Offering Graduation in Marine Engineering

    Listed below are some of the top institutes offering the course in India. Also mentioned are the corresponding locations and the average fees charged by each.

    Hindustan Institute of Maritime Training ChennaiINR 4,95,000 P.A.
    Maritime Foundation ChennaiINR 3,00,000 P.A.
    Coimbatore Marine CentreCoimbatoreINR 3,00,000 P.A.
    Vels UniversityChennaiINR 2,50,700 P.A.
    Training Ship RahamanPanvel INR 4,01,000 P.A.
    C.V. Raman College of EngineeringBhubaneswarINR 59,000 P.A.
    Vishwakarma Maritime InstitutePuneINR 24,000 P.A.
    Mangalore Marine InstituteMangaloreINR 2,70,000 P.A.

    Graduation in Marine Engineering: Eligibility 

    The minimum criteria of eligibility for this course are divided between two main requirements- educational and medical.

    Educational Qualifications

    B.E./ B.Tech degree holders in mechanical or naval architecture disciplines are eligible to pursue this course. Minimum marks criteria may exist in the case of some institutes. Generally, the minimum eligible score for admission lies between 50-60% aggregate marks in the B.E./ B.Tech program.

    Medical/ Physical Standards

    Candidates aspiring for the course need to be physically fit and capable of taking up seafaring roles. An unaided vision of 6/12 is required in each eye. Candidates should not be suffering from colour or night blindness. Also, the candidate should not be over 28 years of age at the time of the course’s commencement.

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    Graduation in Marine Engineering: Admission Process

    The admission procedure varies from institute to institute. Eligible candidates may apply through any of online and offline modes. Also, some institutes have their own entrance exams in place for candidates’ assessment. There are also institutes in the country that offer direct admission on the basis of merit or a candidate’s score against a pre- set minimum cut-off score.

    Graduation in Marine Engineering: Syllabus and Course Structure

    Semester- wise, students of the course in India study the following as part of their course curriculum:

    Semester 1

    Semester II

    Marine auxiliariesShip operation management
    Marine electro technologyWatch keeping and previous poll
    Marine refrigeration and air conditioningNaval arch and ship constant
    Electrical labElectronic laboratory
    BoilersChemistry lab
    Safe working practicesWelding and smithy shop
    Fitting/ machine shopInternal combustion engines
    Computer labMarine engineering drawing
    -Ship in campus
    -Ship in campus annex
    -Control English lab

    Graduation in Marine Engineering: Career Prospects

    Marine Engineers are extensively employed in various industries such as shipping, ship manufacturing, steel industry, power sector, manufacturing sector, consultancy firms etc. They design, construct and develop nautical equipment.

    Successful graduates of the course are hired in both public and private shipping companies, engine production firms, ship building and designing firms, navy, and research institutions. Fresh Marine Engineers are also employed as the Third Assistant Engineer or Fourth Engineer, and in different foreign and Indian shipping companies.

    Listed here are the various job positions on offer for successful graduates of the course. Also mentioned are the corresponding job descriptions and salaries offered for each role.

    Annual Salary in GME
    Marine EngineerResponsible for designing, developing, building, installing, inspecting and maintaining propulsion systems, engines, pumps and other pieces of technical equipment that make boats and other maritime vessels function effectively. They work on all kinds of ships, from ferries, cargo ships and hovercrafts to cruise liners and military vessels, such as frigates, warships and submarines.INR 11,43,000 P.A.
    Marine Outside Sales EngineerResponsible for searching for new clients who could benefit from their products in a designated region, traveling to visit potential clients, establishing new, and maintaining existing relationships with clients. They also manage and interpret customer requirements and calculate client quotations.INR 1,20,000 P.A.
    Marine SurveyorResponsible for tackling water- based crafts spanning everything from speedboats to ocean liners. Their job is to inspect and evaluate ships, fishing boats or yachts to make sure that the specified government classifications are met. They also check the vessels against international regulations.INR 6,61,000 P.A .
    Coastal Marine EngineerResponsible for maintaining, updating, and operating large vessels used for the production and transportation of gas and oil from production sites to their destinations. Offshore vessels use high-tech equipment in order to operate heavy machinery used to build structures off the coasts of oil producing nations.INR 4,00,000 P.A.
    Marine Sales ManagerResponsible for monitoring the market, establishing and maintaining close contact with customers to ensure customer satisfaction. They manage sales cycles and make accurate forecasts. They also prepare technical proposals, quotations and communicate clearly and concisely through professional presentations to customers in the field.INR 11,43,000 P.A.
    Structural EngineerResponsible for preparing reports, designs and drawings, making calculations about loads and stresses, selecting appropriate construction materials, providing technical advice, obtaining planning and building regulation- related approvals.INR 4,87,000 P.A.

    Graduate Marine Engineering [GME] Fee Structure in India

    3 L (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES3 L (Maximum Fee)
    3 L (Average Fee)
    2.23 L (Minimum Fee)PRIVATE COLLEGES5.41 L (Maximum Fee)
    3.8 L (Average Fee)

    Graduate Marine Engineering [GME] Fee Structure by State

    Tamil Nadu

    3 L
    3.04 L



    Prince Pandey

    Hi, I am Prince Pandey I have completed B.A.(Bachelor of Arts) can I do GME?

    02 Mar, 2020 15:51
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Prince, as per qualification, you are eligible for this course. However, minimum percentage criteria may vary as per the college/university in which you are applying for admission.

    02 Mar, 2020 16:14
    saran kumar

    Hi , Sir I am Arun.I complete myBE degree in March and I will get my 8 sem mark sheet in April. So when I apply for GME. When you will start your next GME batch. Please reply to me sir.

    11 Feb, 2020 09:50
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Saran, this depends on the college/university in which you are applying for admission as registration dates may vary as per the college.

    11 Feb, 2020 10:28
    Abhishek Shah

    I will be 28 on Jan 2020 , i saw that course for GME starts mid July . I will be 28 years 5 months by July . Would i be eligible for course at that age as age limit is 28 .

    21 Nov, 2019 09:19
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Abhishek, you can apply in college/universities which do not have upper age limit.

    21 Nov, 2019 10:21
    ravi singh

    hello sir this is Ravi Singh, i have completed my diploma in mechanical and B-tech in mechanical and my date of birth is 29/09/1987 also having 9 years of experience in maintenance field. Now i am planning to do GME course hence please let me know weather i am eligible or not.

    13 Nov, 2019 15:16
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Ravi, this depends on the college/university in which you are applying for admission as some may consider age factor while others may not. Usually, open universities do not have upper age limit.

    13 Nov, 2019 16:34
    Vishnu Kp

    Is btech automobile engineering graduate can apply for the GME course

    28 Oct, 2019 18:39
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Vishnu, yes, students who have done BE/B/Tech in any stream are eligible to apply for admission in this course.

    30 Oct, 2019 14:25
    Vijaya Ragavan

    I am vijayaragavan. I am studying in EEE in government college of engineering, tirunelveli. Can i eligible in this gme course? And How do we get job? Plzz tell me sir

    13 Oct, 2019 15:53
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Vijaya, this depends on the college/university in which you are applying for admission as percentage criteria may vary as per the college.

    14 Oct, 2019 14:51
    mukesh chutturu

    No bro this course if mechanical engineering. U can do eto course this is for electrical engineering.

    24 Oct, 2019 13:16
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Mukesh, thank you for your assistance.

    25 Oct, 2019 15:27
    Pradip gupta

    hello sir, i am Pradip gupta and pursuing in computer science from lovely professional university.I am 3th year student. can i eligible for this job if yes then can i applyed it.. thank u sir..

    18 Sep, 2019 01:03
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Pradip, this is not a job rather a course being offered in various universities.

    18 Sep, 2019 11:08
    Prashant Jagtap

    Sir I'm full fell in those all eligible parameters , I'm completing my bachelor degree in mechanical engineering But I'm confused in admission date for GME course admission and job type. Sir please guide me .(

    06 Sep, 2019 12:52
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Prashant, admission dates depend on upon the college/university in which you are applying for admission as the academic calendar varies from college to college.

    One may take up the role of Marine Engineer on Merchant Navy ships after obtaining the Class 4 Certificate of Competency (Marine Engineer).

    06 Sep, 2019 13:03
    Sajan George

    sir i completed my post graduation (mtech) is eligible for gme

    03 Sep, 2019 11:12
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi George, there are two kind of eligibility parameters for this course as explained below:

    1. Educational Qualification: B.E./ B.Tech degree holders in mechanical or naval architecture disciplines are eligible to pursue this course. Minimum marks criteria may exist in the case of some institutes. Generally, the minimum eligible score for admission lies between 50-60% aggregate marks in the B.E./ B.Tech program. Thus, if you have done graduation in the concerned course with minimum percentage criteria, then, you are eligible, else not.
    2. Medical/Physical Standards:  An unaided vision of 6/12 is required in each eye. Candidates should not be suffering from colour or night blindness. Also, the candidate should not be over 28 years of age at the time of the course’s commencement.

    On fulfilling the above mentioned criteria, the candidate will be considered eligible.

    03 Sep, 2019 11:15
    Joseph Selva

    i'm completed BCA at Kalasalingam University.can i join GME course?

    29 Jul, 2019 14:07
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Joseph, sorry, you are not eligible for this course as student must have pursued either BE or B.Tech in order to be eligible for GME.

    29 Jul, 2019 14:42

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