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Looking to make a career by travelling the high seas? If you have the knack for those monstrous machines criss-crossing mighty oceans or you intend to see the world by landing at every port of call, then a course in marine engineering will lead to a career which will fulfil your dreams and aspirations.
Ever since the first boat made contact with water thousands of years back, man has always endeavoured to travel across oceans and reach lands never explored before. Until the 19th century, ships used to be propelled by wind power. With industrial revolution and the advent of steam engines, ships started getting propelled by engines. With engines the need for marine engineers also took root. It is worthwhile to note that almost 90% of international trade is through maritime. Other than on a ship, a marine engineer also works in establishing and maintaining offshore oil rigs.
Eligibility and course duration
For pursuing a marine engineering course you need to have passed 12th with science. Bachelor’s degree is the minimum qualification required for a career in this field. Anyone with a bachelor’s degree can opt for a master’s. Bachelor’s degree courses last 4 years, whereas for master’s you need 2 years.