Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering Admission Process, Top Recruiters and Eligibility

Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering prepares students in the concept of design and construction of marine crafts and structure. Naval Architects are engineers who research, design, develop, construct, maintain, and operate marine vessels and structures of oil drilling platforms, hydrofoils, and water vehicles. They are involved in the formation of safety regulations, damage control rules, and meeting statutory and non-statutory requirements. They also deal with the design, conservation, rebuilding, modernization, repair, and modification of ships. It is actually a combination of several types of engineering like Mechanical, Electrical, civil, and chemical engineering techniques and skills, with a brief knowledge of how the ocean works.

Top Colleges

Some of the top colleges that offer Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering are:


4 years
Areas of Specialization

 Naval Architecture, Hydrodynamics, Maritime Engineering, and Offshore Structure, Ship and Offshore Production and Structure Design, Ship Transportation, Marine Engineering System.


Courses and Eligibility:

B.E/B.TECH4 yearsCandidates should have passed XII with PCM as compulsory subjects with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate from any recognized Institution/University.
M.E/M.TECH2 yearsCandidates should have a B.E./B.Tech degree in Civil Engineering or B. Architecture/B. Planning with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks from any Institution.


Top Recruiters

Top companies recruiting a Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineer are:

  • Mazagon Dock Limited
  • Garden Reach Shipbuilders Engineers Ltd.
  • Bharati Shipyard Ltd.
  • Larsen & Toubro Ltd.
  • Shipping Corporation Of India
  • Goa Shipyard Ltd.
  • AFCONS Infrastructure
  • Indian Register of Shipping

Admission Process

Eligible candidates can apply for this course by attending several entrance exams conducted by state or university. Basically, Universities give admission to candidates on the basis of entrance exams. Apart from the minimum score, age, medical standards are also given much priority during the admission process.

Lateral Entry:  few colleges in the country offer the option of lateral entry. The students get admitted directly into the 2nd engineering of the course. For this, candidates need to complete a 3-year diploma course or a 1-year diploma course after 12th. The minimum marks for this differ from college to college. Some college demand 60%, while some demand 70%.

Syllabus Course

This course consists of 8 semesters.

Semester I
Semester II
Semester III
Semester IV
Mathematics I
Mathematics II
Mathematics III
Machine Design
Elements Of Ocean Engineering
Mechanics Electrical Technology
Programming And Data Structure
Basic Electronics
Resistance And Propulsion
Practice Fluid Dynamics
Hydrostatics & Stability Marine
Marine Construction And Welding Marine
Engineering Drawing Workshop
Introduction To Naval Architecture
Structures I
Chemistry Lab
Data Structure Lab
Basic Electronics Lab
Marine Structures Computations
Electrical Lab
Physics Lab
-Hydrostatics & Stability Calculations
Practice EAA

Semester V
Semester VI
Semester VII
Semester VIII
Hospital Management
Digital Image Processing
Pattern Recognition And Artificial Intelligence
Marine Structures II
Marine Design II
Industrial Training
Motion & Control
Marine Systems
Ship Design Project
Physical Oceanography
Marine Design – I
Business Fundamentals & Economics
Marine Production
Design & Production
Vibration & Noise
Elective II
Marine Materials Hydrodynamics Lab
Industrial Management Elective I
Marine Power Plant Comprehensive
Elective III
-Marine System Lab
Vibration & Noise Lab
Automation & Control Theory
-CAD Production Lab

Electives students can choose from are:

  • High-Performance Marine Vehicles
  • Port Infrastructure and Management
  • Fishing Vessel Technology
  • Inland Water Transportation
  • Submarines and Submersibles
  • Environmental Management

Skills Required

Candidates who want to pursue this course should have skills like designing, analyzing and evaluate mechanical engineering and marine technology systems. To identify and solve engineering problems systematically, critically, creatively, and analytically. Candidates should be competent, possess leadership qualities and ability to act professionally in the field of mechanical engineering and marine technology.

Top Entrances

Top entrance exams that are conducted throughout the country every year are:

  • Joint Entrance Exam(JEE) Main
  • All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE)
  • All India Combined Entrance Test (AICTET)
  • Indian Maritime University Common Entrance Test (IMU CET)

Career and Job Prospectives:

Job PostJob DescriptionSalary
Port manager
responsible for organizing and overseeing activities in a port, involved in loading and unloading ships, profit and loss management, operations efficiency, cargo storage and verifying that the port complies with regulations.
1 lac to 2.5 lacs
Chief marine engineer
oversees the entire Marine engineering department on the vessel and responsible for the maintenance and operation of all engineering equipment onboard the vessel
3 lacs to 12 lacs
Technical superintendent
responsible for all technical and operational related issues, including the correspondence, for ensuring all procedures are adhered to and comply with International safety management (ISM), classification society rules, and Maritime insurance.
3.5 lacs to 5 lacs
Marine surveyor
conducts inspections, surveys or examinations of marine vessels to assess, monitor and report on their condition and the products on them, as well as inspects damage caused to both vessels
6 lacs to 12 lacs
Ship operator
 involved with tasks such as post fixture, bunker intakes, crew management, and agency appointments
6 lacs onwards


Q: what is the difference between Ocean Engineering and Oceanography?
A:  Ocean Engineers are those who are problem solvers, they must assimilate numerous skills (like math, physics) and resources (like oceanic data) in order to solve a problem through means such as the design of a structure, vehicle or system.

Q:  what do Ocean Engineers do?
A:  It is multidisciplinary fields aimed at solving engineering problems related to the ocean environment, where engineer help oceanographers wisely explore the vast oceans. They design and build structures, equipment, and instruments that help advance marine science.

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