How can you work as a Marine Engineer after doing Mechanical Engineering?

If you are a fresh mechanical engineering graduate and is looking to make a career in the Shipping Industry then you can become a marine engineer.  Both Mechanical Engineering and Marine Engineering have similar subjects which make it easier for an individual to understand the concepts in a better way, acquire a degree in maritime and create a new door of opportunities in the Merchant Navy. You can work as a Marine Engineer after doing Mechanical Engineering.

Today there are many young engineering graduates who are looking for a better work opportunity after completing their education. The increasing competition has made it difficult for everyone to get a great salary package and a satisfying job. Marine Engineering is a perfect choice for such individuals since they have a degree in hand that gives them the value and help them to secure a career in the shipping industry.

The good thing to pursue a career in Marine Engineering after getting a degree in Mechanical Engineering is that someone who has completed four-year degree program doesn’t need to go pursue another 4-year course as they can complete a one-year specialized course that gives them the license to work in the maritime industry. GME as stands for Graduate Marine Engineering is one such course that mechanical engineers can pursue.

There are some eligibility requirements which an individual must meet in order to get admission to the one-year GME course. Let’s look at these criteria’s

  • Age should not be more than 28 years at the time of the course commencement
  • Minimum 50% marks in English in 10th, 12th or in Degree course is required
  • Graduation in Mechanical Engineering/Naval Architecture with at least 50% marks in final year
  • Candidates have to qualify all health requirements conducted by the DG Shipping approved medical doctor before being finally selected for the course

A career in the Merchant Navy as a Marine Engineer enables you to explore the world of great opportunities. To know more about Merchant Navy careers and courses visit TMC Shipping.


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