Maritime Courses and Career Options
A career in the Merchant Navy is a very lucrative one, and if you wish to fulfill your dream of pursuing that career option, there are a list of Maritime Courses you can explore. You are eligible to apply for these courses right after your secondary or 10+2 examinations. Note that there are a few age and educational qualifications related criteria that you will need to be mindful of when applying for any one of these courses. Read on to find out more about how you can make your professional life better.
Maritime Courses – A List
B.Tech./B.E. Marine Engineering
This four-year long UG programme has great prospects if you are looking for jobs in the Merchant Navy. Any candidate successfully completing this course will receive a Class 4 Marine Engineer Officer Certificate of Competency, which is extremely useful when you want to get a job in the shipping industry. The Ministry of Shipping usually issues this certificate. These candidates will then have to undergo 6 months of sea service and on-the-job training, following which they will be appointed as Merchant Navy marine engineers. To apply for this course, you need to be between the ages of 17 and 25. Students who have cleared their 10+2 examinations with a total aggregate of 60% in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics are eligible to apply for this course.
Graduate Marine Engineering
This pre-sea training course is perfect for graduates looking for Merchant Navy jobs. The duration of the course is about 1 year. Candidates who successfully complete this course will receive a Ministry of Shipping issued Class 4 Marine Engineer Officer Certificate of Competency, which is required for getting a job. The successful candidates will have to go through 6 months of on-the-job training and sea service to be employed as marine engineers. The eligible candidates must be under the age of 28. Naval Architecture and Mechanical Engineering graduates are eligible for this course, with an aggregate of 50%.
B.Sc. Nautical Science
This 3 year Bachelor’s Degree programme is perfect for those 10+2 students who want a bright and shining career as a Navigations Officer. The Ministry of Shipping awards the Second Mates Foreign Going Certificate of Competency to all candidates who complete the course successfully. Post course completion, candidates must go through 12 months of on-the-job training and sea service to become Navigation officers. The age limit for this course is between 17 and 25 years. 10+2 students with 60% aggregate in the Science stream with Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics are eligible for this course.
Diploma Marine Engineering
Any diploma holder in the field of engineering can opt for this 2 year course, which is considered to be an excellent door opener towards a bright and shining Merchant Navy career. On successful completion, candidates will receive a Class 4 Marine Engineer Certificate of Competency, issued by the Ministry of Shipping. The requisite age limit for this course is within 28 years. All diploma holders in Electrical, Mechanical, Electronics and Naval Architecture with 50% aggregate are eligible to apply for this course.
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