Marine Engineering Courses for Graduate Engineers

If you are a Graduate Engineer and interested to join merchant navy than you have come to right place. Many graduate engineers want to know about merchant navy courses after graduation or merchant navy career. Institute of Maritime Studies Goa welcomes you to Maritime Training courses for Graduate Engineer. Keep reading to know about marine engineering profession and how it will be a better choice for graduate engineers.

why join merchant navy

Graduate Engineers who have completed degree in either Mechanical, Naval Architecture or Mechanical and Automation have the opportunity to be a Marine Engineer. At Institute of Maritime Studies Goa we conduct one year pre sea marine training course in marine engineering for graduate engineers in mechanical and naval architecture.

Salary structure for merchant navy marine engineers

The course is of one year duration and is divided into 4 months classroom training; 2 months workshop training and 6 months afloat training.

In classroom training the students are taught advanced Marine Engineering subjects. The syllabus for these subjects is developed by the Directorate General of Shipping, Govt. of India. The names of subjects are:

  1. Engineering Knowledge Motor:This subject includes the construction and composition of parts of main propulsion machinery which is a slow speed large marine diesel engine. The subject also covers medium speed generator engines.
  2. Engineering Knowledge General: This subject covers all the auxiliary support machinery located in the engine room for the operation of the main propulsion engine. These machineries are air compressors, refrigeration and air conditioning compressors, purifiers, pumps pipelines and valves, heat exchangers etc. This subject also covers all the machineries fitted on the deck of ship like anchor windlass, mooring winch, hatch cover opening and closing arrangements, decks cranes etc.
  3. Marine Engineering Practices:This subject covers the operation and maintenance procedures of all the machines on board a ship.
  4. Ship Safety and Environmental Protection: This subject teaches about all the mandatory rules and regulations required to be followed in a ship. Some of the important rules taught are Safety at Life at Sea, Marine Pollution, international Ships and Ports Security Code etc.
  5. Naval Architecture and Ship Construction: This subject teaches about the construction details of a ship and mathematical principles involved in Naval Architecture.
  6. Electro-Technology:This subject teaches about all the basic principles of electricity, electronics, automation etc. Construction and operation of electrical and electronic equipment required on-board a ship is also covered.
  7. Management:Basic principles managing a ship, team work between different departments etc. are covered in this subject.
  8. Marine Engineering Drawing:This subject teaches interpretation of Marine Equipment drawing, isometric view, dismantled view of machine parts etc.


During the workshop training candidates are taught to complete a number of practical assignments in the various shops like:

  1. Fitting Shop:Here the use of hand tools taught for carrying at fitting shop.
  2. Machine Shop:Here the use of lathe machine is taught.
  3. Welding shop:Here assignments involve the usage of electric arc welding as well as oxy-acetylene gas welding, brazing etc.


During afloat training the candidates are sent on board various training ships, ships in port, electrical workshop, shipyards and IMS marine laboratory. Here the candidates are given a feel of ships machineries and taught about the safety of work at sea and dismantling and assembling of machine parts.

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