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.
Some of the top colleges that offer Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering are:
|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.TECH||4 years||Candidates should have passed XII with PCM as compulsory subjects with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate from any recognized Institution/University.||JEE Main, AIEEE OJEE|
|M.E/M.TECH||2 years||Candidates 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.|
GATE, SRM JE
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
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%.
This course consists of 8 semesters.
|Semester I||Semester II||Semester III||Semester IV|
|Mathematics I||Mathematics II||Mathematics III||Machine Design|
|Chemistry||Physics||Thermodynamics||Elements Of Ocean Engineering|
|Mechanics Electrical Technology||Programming And Data Structure||Basic Electronics||Resistance And Propulsion|
|English||Practice Fluid Dynamics||Hydrostatics & Stability Marine||Marine Construction And Welding Marine|
|Engineering Drawing Workshop||Introduction To Naval Architecture||Hydrodynamics||Structures I|
|Chemistry Lab||Data Structure Lab||Basic Electronics Lab||Marine Structures Computations|
|Electrical Lab||Physics Lab||-||Hydrostatics & Stability Calculations|
|Semester V||Semester VI||Semester VII||Semester VIII|
|Hospital Management||Digital Image Processing||Pattern Recognition And Artificial Intelligence||Project|
|Marine Structures II||Marine Design II||Industrial Training||Viva-Voce|
|Motion & Control||Marine Systems||Ship Design Project||Physical Oceanography|
|Marine Design – I||Computer-Aided||Business Fundamentals & Economics||Seminar|
|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||Viva-Voce||-|
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
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 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 Post||Job Description||Salary|
|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.