B. Tech Marine Engineering – GME
1-year Graduate B.Tech Marine Engineer Course is a pre-sea training course approved by Directorate General of Shipping (DGS). The course consists of an 8 months long classroom (pre-sea) training and a 4 months long onboard training where the cadet is entitled to stipend, free boarding & lodging.
B.E/ B.Tech in Mechanical with >60% marks in English in 10th & 12th and age less than 28 yrs.
The candidate should hold a Bachelor’s Degree, B.E./ B.Tech. in Mechanical/ Naval Architecture or Mechanical & Automation after attending a course of 4 years duration from a UGC recognized University and/or approved by AICTE, with minimum 65% aggregate marks and minimum 65% marks in the final year. In class 12th or equivalent have scored minimum 65% marks in PCM or Diploma aggregate 65%. For Diploma candidates with lateral entry to 2nd year of B.Tech, need to have scored 65% and above in Diploma followed by the Degree eligibility criteria.
Should not have obtained less than 60% marks in English as a separate subject, at either 10th or 12th standard or in the Degree course conducted by a Recognized Board / University.
Maximum age should not exceed 28 years on the date of commencement of course (Course commences in March, July and November every year). Marital Status – Unmarried
Physical and Medical Standards
Physically fit and should meet the medical requirements as specified by DGS guidelines, eyesight 6/12 in each eye without visual aids and no colour blindness. For detailed information refer to DGS website by clicking here
Details about B.Tech Marine Engineering: Eligibility & Procedure
1-year Graduate B.Tech Marine Engineering course is a pre-sea training course approved by Directorate General of Shipping (DGS). The course consists of an 8 months long classroom (pre-sea) training and a 4 months long onboard training where the cadet is entitled to stipend, free boarding & lodging.
The pre-sea course is conducted at Marine colleges which conduct GME course, it consists of 2 semesters, each semester being 4 months of duration. The course deals with the production, design, functioning, and maintenance of marine equipment and its operations. This course also brings in the concept of operating various nautical engineering systems and basic electronic components used in that. The course provides an opportunity to learn both theoretical and practical aspects of marine and mechanical engineering, with a greater emphasis on skill sets required to operate, manage and maintain shipboard machinery.
Upon successful completion of the classroom training, cadets are awarded with pre-sea course completion certificate and qualified to join a ship as an Engine Cadet, where he/she is required to complete at least 6 months’ training service in merchant navy vessels. Upon completion of the training period, one is to take the Class IV Part ‘B’ examination.
Successful cadets will be awarded with a Certificate of Competency by the Directorate General of Shipping, Government of India. After reception of the certificate one can sail as a Class IV Marine Engineer Officer.
i) Candidates seeking admissions to Marine Programmes are strongly recommended to have Passports. Please note that the name in the Passport should be the same as given in the 10th Std. Certificate.
ii) Admission to this course is granted after fulfilling below mentioned eligibility criteria.
Career Chart in Merchant Navy as a GME – Mechanical Engineer in Merchant Navy
10+2 with minimum 60% aggregate marks in PCM from recognized Boards / Universities. Minimum 50% marks in English at 10+2 or 10th level is a must.
Application, Interview, Selection, Medical, Eyesight Check-up
4 Year course at Academy (approved by Director General of Shipping, Govt. of India) including simulator training
Completion of 4 Basic Safety Training Courses (STCW-95)
Exempted from MEO Class (IV) Part A-Examination
Sea Service for 6 months as Junior / Trainee Engineer (Stipend 450-1200 USD)
Completion of 3 advanced Safety Training Courses (AFF, PSCRB & MFA)
3 months preparatory course including Simulator
Obtain MEO Class (IV) Exam part (B)
Complete 12 months sea time (2500-3700 USD)
4 months preparatory course including simulator Obtain MEO Class II (Part A & B) COC
Complete 18 months sea time (5500-8200 USD)
2 months preparatory course including simulator Obtain MEO Class I COC
Join Ship as 2/E and later C/E (7500-16,000 USD)