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Department of Marine Engineering


Department of Marine Engineering

A career in the Merchant Navy as an Engineer Officer can be a rewarding one, both financially and in terms of job satisfaction. There are only a few ex-seafaring Engineers who do not look back at their time on board ship as a happy and worthwhile experience. For the able young officer, this system provides a smooth and rapid path of career development. The process is likely to take less than eight years from the commencement of cadetship till qualifying with Class 2 Certificate. Further 3 to 5 years may be required to go up in the hierarchy to reach Chief Engineer.

Most ships have 4 or 5 Engineer Officers ranging in seniority from the most junior 5th or 4th Engineer Officer through the ranks of 3rd and 2nd Engineer Officer to finally Chief Engineer Officer. In progressing from the Engine Cadet to Chief Engineer Officer. One can expect to serve in each of these capacities by promotion from one to the other, depending on the Certificate of Competency, experience and merit. The Certificate of Competency is issued by Ministry of Shipping, Govt. of India upon successful completion of the required sailing time and the examinations. Most Marine Engineers do not remain at sea throughout their working life. After having gained their Class I Certificate and experience as a senior officer on board, they seek employment ashore. Shore based employers generally have high regard for the seafaring engineer and consequently the transfer from shipboard to land based employment is usually easily achieved.

Department of Marine Engineering
AMET University
135, East Coast Road,
Kanathur - 603112, India


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