Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) Marine Engineering Top Colleges, Syllabus, Scope and Salary

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B.Tech Marine Engineering is a 4-year undergraduate course. The minimum eligibility for this course is 10+2 with science subjects. The general admission mode is through different entrance exams or under merit list.

Top Colleges offering this course are:

The range of average tuition fee for this course is INR 2 to 8 Lacs. Admissions to this program are done through various entrance tests conducted at national and state level.

In this course, the students are equipped with skills required to design, construct and maintain the structures around or on water. This branch of engineering is largely concerned with nautical architecture and science.

B.Tech Marine Engineering graduates can find various career options and jobs in marine facilities, warehousing and logistics sector, the transportation sector, shipping industry, shipyards, offshore drilling platforms, marine engineering service etc. Average entry level salary for marine engineers ranges from 3.6 to 6 lakhs per annum.


Being an engineering course, the duration of B.Tech Marine Engineering is 4 years spread over eight semesters.

What is B.Tech Marine Engineering?

B.Tech Marine Engineering is a course which acquaints the students with a basic knowledge of marine engineering. This course includes classroom teaching, practical workshops on campus and training in a shipyard.

The students are trained in techniques and technologies used in construction and maintenance of harbors, ships and oil platforms. It mainly deals with systems and machinery of ships and other marine structures, vessels and vehicles. The coastal security reasons have helped the popularity of this course rise multi-fold. B.Tech Marine Engineering syllabus prepares the students with knowledge of control engineering, naval architecture, hydraulics turbine, pneumatic, ship design and process engineering among various concepts.

Who Should Opt For The Course?

Any student who aspires to make a successful career in marine engineering can go for this course. It is meant for the students who are looking forward to contributing towards marine and shipping industry. The aspirants who see their future in conducting research in oceans and coastal waters connected to the sea. Those candidates who want to become a part of the ship’s crew by being in charge as a manager of marine craftspeople and technicians who ensures the safety and standards of the marine body.

Where to Study?

Among various colleges offering B.Tech Marine Engineering, the top ones are:

Academic Options after This Course

Graduates of B.Tech Marine Engineering can further boost their qualification by applying for M. Tech Marine Engineering Management from AMET University

Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Marine Engineering) : 7 answered questions


Ques. How is placements for naval architecture and ship plaining at DoST Cusat?

● Top Answer By Admin on 20 Jul 21

Ans. According to one of my cousin’s personal experiences, Naval Architecture and Shipbuilding is a very innovative course that a student can pursue, therefore get a chance to explore many different things. If you are interested in pursuing DoST CUSAT, then there are ample opportunities that you can get. Not only in terms of education but the college provides an excellent placement to all the students. But at the same time, you should be aware enough to grab the opportunities and work very hard to achieve the targeted career opportunities. There is a group of well-qualified faculty members who prepare you for all your future endeavors so that you can make the best out of yourself. Not only academics but they give you hands-on experience to the particular that is very helpful for you during your placement interviews. The placements are quite decent in which many prestigious companies across the country as well as from many other countries like Saudi Arabia, Iran, and various other countries participate. But due to the oil crisis, the placements were a little dull during the past one to two years. If we look at the overall placements they are good. Number of students placed 21 Highest CTC offered INR 24 LPA Average CTC offered INR 10 LPA Therefore, we can conclude that the placement opportunities for Naval Architecture and shipbuilding are very attractive to opt for.Read more
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Ques. Is marine engineering good in CUSAT?

● Top Answer By Neha Uniyal on 05 May 21

Ans. I have a few friends at CUSAT, according to them, the Marine Engineering program offered by CUSAT is quite good. However, the number of boys in the branch is more. As girls mostly refrain from joining Marine Engineering.  Being said that, the placement statistics for the branch are quite good. Here is a brief highlight of 2020 placement for the branch. Average CTC 3 LPA Highest CTC 5 LPA Top Recruiters  MOL, Fleet, Synergy Job Roles Marine Engineer Compared to other BTech branches the Marine Engineering branch enjoys less freedom. The department is 1 km away from the BTech college of CUSAT and the rules are a bit strict too.Read more
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Ques. Should I join AMET University for Naval architecture (lateral entry)?

● Top Answer By Mansi Topa on 05 Apr 21

Ans. It cannot be said yes or no for this question as it depends upon you how much you are interested in this field. While entering college you need to have an interest in the maritime field. This means that you should know about this field, growth, career, etc. You also need to have an interest in design, food production, and technology. Since this stream is very rarely taken by students, it is very costly. For choosing such a stream you should first assure yourself that you are financially sound. The various benefit of perusing naval architecture from AMET University is as follows: As this is a totally different field you will stand out among the crowd in the society and you may get a job as lesser people take this stream. If you try jobs abroad you may get good opportunities abroad with higher packages. You will also be getting challenging projects which will help you in your career. The various types of limitations of perusing this type of course are: You may get less opportunity in India. As a fresher, you may not get good jobs with good salaries. Since you will find difficulty in getting jobs your career growth will get hampered. This field requires more innovation which can be sometimes difficult for you. Since after investing a huge amount of money in this course there is no guarantee that you will get a good job with handsome salary, so there is a lesser return on investment. Now the final decision is yours. So, choose wisely.Read more
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Ques. What are the future prospects of doing a B.Tech in marine engineering from Indian Maritime University?

● Top Answer By Anwita Dhar on 17 Feb 21

Ans. While considering to opt for Marine Engineering, you must ensure that your decision is not based on information alone. As the available information will give you awareness on the subject but it will not create or develop your passion in this field of engineering. So one must be absolutely sure of their choice before opting for such a course, as it involves certain essential factors to be considered such as: You are away from your home for quite longer durations. Also, you may or may not get to visit any port while on your journey depending on the type of vessel you are sailing in. For example, tankers might opt to anchor at open ocean and they might not even visit any port, or say container vessels that load and load quite fast giving you no time for sightseeing at any port. Although merchant marine is one of the parts of this industry, if you are driven enough and educated from a paramount institute then there are good future prospects that entail you such as finding a job with oil companies or research vessels, etc. These options are quite competitive and difficult to find but if one is passionate enough you might yourself availing these opportunities in the future. Tabulated below are some relevant facts about the Indian Maritime University: Particulars Indian Maritime University Courses Offered Undergraduate and Postgraduate University Type Central University Entrance Accepted IMU CET No. of Students Placed from B.Tech (recent) 19 There are other options available such as working for a year or two and then pursuing a master’s degree or working in a consultancy firm. Or you may work for one or two years and get a master's and work for a designer or consultancy etc. Opportunities are available everywhere and there will always be new hurdles as well as discoveries along with them. One must not blame themselves for a decision once it is made!Read more
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Ques. How is AMET University for marine engineering? Do they provide good placements?

● Top Answer By Sakshi Gupta on 12 Nov 20

Ans. Academy of Maritime Education and Training is a private university academy set up in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The college is recognized by the UGC and approved by the AICTE. The college is an AIU member and has been accredited grade ‘B’ by the NAAC. The college offers Bachelor of Engineering in Marine Engineering as a four-year course. The fees for the course is 13.90 lakhs for the full period. The course at the college has been ranked 201st by NIRF Rankings. The college offers both online and offline modes of admission. Admission Procedure: The basic eligibility criteria for the course is having completed 10+2 examinations with a 50% aggregate. Students will be selected on the basis of written test, personal interview, and medical examination. Along with academic qualification, the aspirants need to be physically fit for sea service under standard norms. The eyesight should be up to 6/12 in both eyes or 6/9 in the better eye, 6/18 in the other eye, and no color blindness. There is also an age limit of 25. Faculties: There are 14 permanent faculty members and 2 visiting faculty in the Marine Engineering Department at the institute. Infrastructure & Facilities: The college is built over a 7-acre campus and is home to a well-equipped library. The institute also has a number of laboratories. The college has hostel facilities. Other facilities such as an engine and deck room, ship design and drawing hall, gym, cafeterias, gym, and Wi-Fi are also provided. A shuttle service is also run for the students. Placements: The course has a high placement rate of approximately 60%. Top recruiters at the college include Shell Petroleum, Northern Marine, Maersk Lines, Chevron, and Goodwood. The average offer received by students of marine engineering at the college is 4 LPA. With marine engineering at AMET being highly ranked by NIRF it is preferred by marine engineering aspirants. Placements at the institute for the Marine branch are great. They have top recruiters and offer good pay packages of approximately 4 LPA. Apart from the placement the institute also offers various internships. In recent years students got summer internships in companies such as Drewry Maritime Services, CMH Logistics, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement, etc.Read more
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Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Marine Engineering) Fee Structure in India

1.90 L (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES10.33 L  (Maximum Fee)
6.69 L (Average Fee)
3.10 L (Minimum Fee)Private COLLEGES17.60 L (Maximum Fee)
9.23 L (Average Fee)

Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Marine Engineering) Fee Structure By state

Tamil Nadu

9 L
6.12 LPrivate COLLEGES12.40 L
9.86 L


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132 Reviews found out of 177285

8.7 /10

Course Curriculum Overview :

Course curriculum is one of the best among marine engineering courses, it has right blend of theory and practical learnings.For practicals, in house workshop is there & 2 months of exposure to Mazgaon Docks Shipbuilding yard.Our course was one of the unique course in industry, as it was designed to prepare cadets for deck as well as engine side duties, which doesn't exist anywhere in India.

Faculty :

Any weekday in college was like classes from morning 9:00 am to evening 5:00 pm. All the faculties were highly experienced & had illustrious career behind them, before joining our college as faculty members.All of them were in the ranks of captain or chief engineers.some personality development courses are also conducted by institute.

College Events :

Model making & Hobby competition, IMU foundation day, National shipping day, Castrol, sports week, IME, transtech etc.While college also supports students for participation in other institute's cultural, technical and sports festival. Our students are regular participants at toolani techfest, ICT sports week.

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9.0 /10

Admission :

I was interested to join Engine side. As engine and machine fascinated me. And working on very ship's huge diesel engine will be a great opportunity. Tolani maritime institute have the best academic as Well as training facility. This college really build up ur personality. The admission is based on Imucet exam, tmisat exam and physical test.

Faculty :

You have to keep 90% attendance. The college faculty make sure you attendance each and every lecture. As they take attendance in every lecture. The faculties here are best. They have very deep knowledge of subject and are very helpful. The faculty live in college resident. So it's easy to get in touch any time.

Fee Structure And Facilities :

Fees is expensive as compared to others maritime colleges. For btech ME fees is 18 lacks approx. Which is to be paid as mentioned by the college. On an avg 2. 5- 3 lacks per semester. The mode of payment is through cheque or demand drafts. If in case of any additional fees. The college will mention it.

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9.5 /10

Course Curriculum Overview :

The course curriculum is according to Indian Maritime University under the action of DG SHIPPING GOVERNMENT OF INDIA. It's exam is conducted by IMU by DG SHIPPING GOVERNMENT OF INDIA. It is relevant for all which helps a cadet to get globalised .we get a chance to become global citizenship. This is how it is to relevant for all.

Admission :

Sir one have to pass the imu cet exam which takes place all over India to get the admission One must be in a merit list of that is to be generated by INDIAN MARITIME UNIVERSITY Under the dghipping government of India. So to get admission. I got admission because I rank in this exam and my rank is 5642 all over India.

Placement Experience :

It is good They gave so many chances to enhance our knowledge by technical skills which helps us to get better in my life it also helps to get success.this is how our college is supportive and make every student should to be placed. A lot of internship program also takes place.

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8.0 /10

Admission :

First the basic need was to get more than 60 % in 12th board then to get minimum 60 marks in PCM, then to get more than 65 in English subject. Next step IMU-CET the first step to IMU clear it then the merit list will decide the rank you stand in the country this exam is all over India, so I got rank 4028 then the merit list will decide which college you need three were there Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata. Then the medical by DG approved doctor Then the documents verification, and the fees of the government colleges were less than the private so it made me easy to chose the colleges and Mumbai was selected for me.

Faculty :

The faculty is well versed in their particular subject and they teach definitely well except for only one teacher Bhide Sir. All the teachers are good in communication with the students and the practicals are very well managed. The swimming coach is very supportive and the faculty is very good in interaction with students and they make it more easy to understand the basic knowledge.

Placement Experience :

Basically the placement totally depends on the director and the companies too. The director Y. C shah Sir made 100% placement when they were the director they pushed our limits helped us and treated us like their own children. The college in toady's condition is hanging in the hands of the director, if he wants he can request companies to come and take students they require.

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7.8 /10

College Events :

Convergence : The most popular event in north gujrat. The students form our university and the other colleges are participate in this technical events and got their certificate by qualify in perticular event. Youth Festival : This one is the best event which is held only only in our university . In this event the singing competition and dancing competition are organised. In these events the student from international College came and gave their glamourous performance.

Course Curriculum Overview :

Computer science engineering (CSE) is one of the popular courses among engineering aspirants which focuses on the basic elements of computer programming and networking. Going by the name, CSE course deals primarily with the theory of computation and design of computational systems. it is an software and hardware course it offers many languages like c, c++, java .net, web development and hardware networking and many and examination is well

Placement Experience :

A placement is a sign of good University or college. Here's the unique sign of our university in the matter of placement. Our university gives a 95% placement of the one batch. After completing 3 years of yor, university gives a intenship to students so that they will get clear about their futur job. So that our university also gave them an intenship.

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7.8 /10

Admission :

Firstly, I had the CUSAT CAT entrance exam, after almost a month my CAT score came out and I had to select the courses which I wanted to opt. From this list according to my rank I would be given the list of courses to which I can go for will be given. I applied for all the courses I liked, there was a special box outside list for Marine engineering. The results came after some time and I got in for the orientation of Marine engineering. It usually takes place ahead of other departments. I could join the course and after if I got interested in some other course, I could always change the department because they were all under CUSAT. I selected the course because it was fairly different from the ones that were present, having spent a year in entrance coaching, I didn't want to go for some normal course. At the orientation, the list of students who came was shown on a screen, according to their rank the students were listed. I got in for that day, then I had to pay the fees of first year in advance, because for Marine, the first to semesters were combined.

Campus Life :

Gender ratio is a bit of concern, the course is a male dominated course, but now institutions and DG shipping are trying to make more lady cadets join, by providing scholarships for lady cadets and reduction in tution fee. And from my views the number of lady cadets have been increasing in recent years. And in the case of politics, there are no politics in the college but remember, you are in CUSAT University, so plenty of politics outside. Students are from all over India, mostly from Kerala but a good numbers are from north india also from various states. Workshops and debates are conducted almost everyday somewhere in CUSAT so you are free to go, but make sure you have adequate attendance.

Alumni/Alumna :

A active alumni network was not around for a long time, but this year a number of good decisions have taken place in that direction. An official alumni was formed and alumni meet was conducted. But taking the career in consideration, it is difficult for all of the alumni to be present at the same time. Even though an alumni was not technically there, the support of the seniors were present all round, that is something that I can be completely sure about.

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8.8 /10

College Events :

MIT persona fest, Vishwanath sports meet, Dance, Sports Speech Poetry Robotic Hackathon Marine event. The maximum days for any fest is 4 days which invites the students of each states of country. Chief guest are always famous personality. Prize distribution are always celebrated at the end of each events or festival.

Faculty :

7 lecture per day. Saturday Sunday is holiday Each marine subjects is carried by ex Marine officers. Each marine faculty gives practical knowledge and they shares their experiences. Each subject is approved by DG shipping of India. Doubt clear class is held during preparation leave given during the time of exams.

Admission :

Because I'm looking for international platform for job. Adventure job as I'll get an opportunity to sail on ship. Facilities, infrastructure, sports and discipline. Passport is mandatory. IMU entrance exam. Medical by DG approved doctor. Pcm 60 percent above. English 65 above.

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