Approved Training Programs
- CME Certified Marine Engineer
- Marine Engineering Professional Diploma
- Coastal Engineering Professional Diploma
- Ocean Engineering Professional Diploma
- Naval Architecture & Engineering Professional Diploma
What is Marine Engineering?
About a century ago no one would have heard about a marine engineer, but today it is a profession which is as established as any other famous ones. Over the last 100 years, engineering as a field of study has developed and diversified far beyond what could have been imagined prior to this period. Not only this, it has also branched out into various specialized fields that have achieved great progress. Most of these new fields are aligned to any of the basic engineering branches like mechanical, electrical, civil, electronics, computers etc and have something or the other incorporated from them. One such branch is called marine engineering.
A marine engineer is a professional who is responsible for the operation, maintenance and repair of all major mechanical and engineered equipments on board a ship. There are many mechanical systems that help in the operations of any vessel like the propulsion mechanics, electricity and power generation system, lubrication, fuel systems, water distillation, lighting and air conditioning system etc. These are all included in the technical responsibilities of a marine engineer.
Marine engineers and naval architects work with ships, from their design to their construction and maintenance. They work with all kinds of ships, such as sailboats, submarines, aircraft carriers, and tankers. Mechanical engineers deal with the ship's mechanical systems, like steering and propulsion. Naval architects deal with the general design, ensuring that the form of the vessel is sufficiently stable and durable.
The duties of a marine engineer include:
- Preparing layouts, technical drawings and schematics of ship systems
- Inspecting and evaluating marine machinery and equipment
- Testing marine machinery and equipment in the areas of performance, operation, and environmental impact
- Ensuring that all machinery tests are in compliance with regulations
- Working with various regulatory groups to make sure that any repair work is done as safely and as inexpensively as possible
- Preparing technical reports, which can be used by managers, sales personnel, or other engineers
- Estimating project costs and timetables, and drawing up contracts accordingly
- Communicating with contractors and ensuring that deadlines and budgets are kept