Eligibility to study Marine Engineering.

What is the eligibility criterion for doing mechanical engineering as I am still in my XII class and want to choose marine engineering as a future prospect?


The basic educational qualification required to get into marine engineering and qualify to become a marine engineer is a four-year degree in this field. As per the age limit, male candidates should be less than 25 years and female candidates should be less than 27 years. Atleast 60 percent in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) in class XII and atleast 50 percent marks in English either in Class X or Class XII. To be declared fit for selection, a candidate must be in good mental and physical health and free from any deficiency likely to interfere with the efficient performance of duties. These medical requirements for the selection are put down by DG Shipping, Directorate General of Shipping (DGS). BE in Marine Engineering /Nautical Science ad PG Diploma in Mechanical Engineering are the basic qualifications to become a Marine Engineer. All the Bachelor’s degree courses are of 4 years. There is Chennai School of Ship Management offer Alternate Training Scheme (ATS) of three years to become a Marine Engineer.

There are things that you have to keep in mind including your health and fitness. Physical fitness is a must and the norms laid by DGS that have to be met to get entry into the Marine Engineering courses. The minimum height should be 150cms with correlated weight and proportionate chest with minimum 5-cm expansion. You should also pass a medical fitness test for sea service standards norms and with eyesight 6/6 with no colour blindness. You can also pursue a two-year post graduation if you have a passion for further studies and have done your graduation in Marine Engineering (BE). Graduates of mechanical engineering can apply for M.E/MTech courses in marine engineering. After post graduation you can go further and do Ph.D. in Marine Engineering.
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  • RE: Eligibility to study Marine Engineering. -Naveen kumar (06/23/17)
  • I'm studying diploma mechanical engineering. I can eligible for marine engineering. But I have sight 2/6 of both eyes. I can egible or not can u tell. I have very inserted iN marine engineering. Can I take lazer to eyes and can I edible plz send me details to above mail