M.Tech. in Marine Engineering Top Colleges, Syllabus, Scope, and Salary

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Content Curator | Updated on - Jun 8, 2021

M.Tech. in Marine Engineering 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.
Top Institutes offering M.Tech. in Marine Engineering are:

The average tuition fee for entire course ranges between INR 1.5 to 3 Lacs

M.Tech. Marine Engineering 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.

M.Tech. Maritime Engineering postgraduates can choose from jobs in the Shipping, Marine Machinery manufacturing industries, Indian Defence Forces, Ports, and Marine Workshops, etc. They can work as a 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.

M.Tech. Marine Engineering: What is it About?

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 four years. Since the course follows a semester system over annual mode, the duration is eight semesters.

Academic Options after this course

After this postgraduate course, one can apply for a Ph.D course in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from colleges like AMET University, VELS University, and Indian Maritime University etc.

M.Tech. Maritime Engineering: Top Institutes

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:-

M.Tech. Marine Engineering: Admission Process

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.

Entrance Test

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
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Applied Mechanics and Design
  • Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences
  • Materials, Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Instrumentation for automobile engineers
  • Automotive Engines
  • Machines and Mechanics
  • Automotive Engine Systems
  • Automotive Electrics and Electronics systems
  • Vehicle body engineering and aerodynamics

Selection Process

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.

Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Marine Engineering) Fee Structure in India

1.15 L (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES2.92 L  (Maximum Fee)
1.77 L (Average Fee)
4.50 L (Minimum Fee)Private COLLEGES4.50 L (Maximum Fee)
4.50 L (Average Fee)


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7.5 /10

Remarks :

Mainly everybody will come to the college for education.In the aspect of education NITK is one of the best colleges in India.Professors will be helpful, infrastructure is good and many companies will visit the campus for recruitment.Campus will have good atmosphere and infrastructure , basic facilities like HCC,sports complex.And many more cultural and technical clubs which are in the college will be conducting workshops.Film club is also present which screens a film at least one movie a month.Of course in any college some minor issues will be there which you have to adjust

Placement Experience :

Every student had to do internship after first year in my branch.Seniors and lecturers will help you to get internship in a reputed government organizations or private companies by giving contacts of them so no need to worry regarding internship.Regarding placements it is above fifty percent for my branch for the past two years.Technip Fmc,Royal haskonings,LnT,Tata consultancy engineering limited are the few companies that will visit the college.Average package will be above 4.5lakh.

Course Curriculum Overview :

Course curriculum of my branch(Marine structures)is good but it is not that much up to the requirements of the present day.Faculty is experienced as this course is available only in few colleges in India.Coming to the exam structure you have two semesters for a year and in each semester you have one mid exam and end semester exam.End semester is valued for 50 marks.Mid examination is valued for 25 marks and surprise tests,assignments comprises of 25 marks.And it is relative grading

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8.0 /10

Placement Experience :

The job opportunities are good.There are options of government jobs available.Some of the students go for higher education instead of sitting for campus placements.Big companies visit the college for recruitment.

Campus Life :

There are a lot of things happening everyday on the college premises.Almost every day it is some competition or event conducted by the college.There is a library and sports ground in the college for the students.

Course Curriculum Overview :

The course curriculum is very apt and has all the necessary concepts.The course curriculum is updated with the latest syllabus so students can have knowledge of things that are trending these days in the market.

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8.3 /10

Course Curriculum Overview :

We have good course curriculum with the following subjects Marine Diesel Engines- Design &Performance,Advanced Welding Technology,Ship Design and Economics, Ship Dynamics & Marine Machinery System Installation, elective subjects, Advanced Theory of Vibrations,Maritime Safety and Environment,Gas Turbines,Port Logistics and Planning,Optimization Technique,Energy Conservation & Managemen,Quantitative techniques for managerial Decisions,Marine Corrosion & Prevention Etc. We have good practical classes regularly.

Campus Life :

We have less extra curricular activities in cultural and functions. Our course is more focused on education and training. Gender ratio of our college is more of boys than girls as girls take very less admission to this course. We have labs which are equipped with modern equipments. Sports facilities are available in our college.

Admission :

Admission in this course to me was given based on my under graduation in B.tech in marine engineering degree and departmental entrance examination score. Both were considered for giving admission. I applied for this course for entrance exam and after my performance in both I got admission.

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9.5 /10

Campus Life :

Campus life is pretty awesome. There were numerous events which were organised throughout the year. Including workshops and guest lectures on different topics and advancements in the technology and military equipment. The social life was also good. The food and the canteen were also good and the campus was hygiene friendly.

Faculty :

Faculty was qualified and had an experience beyond reason. They all are appointed with different government organisation including DRDO at varying capacity. The highly qualified faculty is also involved with the research work in the research facility of the DRDO department.

Fee Structure And Facilities :

Annual fee for the PG program was around 1.4 lacs per year since I took admission on sponsored seat. College provides very dynamic infrastructure for overall development of the student. Scholarship options are also available with the college for the needy students.

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Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Marine Engineering) Colleges IN INDIA

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