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

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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

1.03 L (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES4.50 L  (Maximum Fee)
2.13 L (Average Fee)
2.75 L (Minimum Fee)Private COLLEGES2.75 L (Maximum Fee)
2.75 L (Average Fee)


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

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