Marine Engineering is the study of design, development and improvement of machinery that can be used at sea and in waters. Marine Engineering is a branch of mechanical engineering.
It includes the desiging and development of boats, ships, submarines, oil rigs and any other marine structure.
What do Manufacturing Engineers do?
Marine Engineers design and develop ships, ship machinery, submaries and boarts,
Install ship machinery and related equipment
Conduct environmental, operational, or performance studies and tests to develop designs for marine engines.
Oversee testing, installation, and repair of marine machinery and equipment.
They may also procure materials needed to repair marine equipment and machinery.
Manufacturing engineers are employed by almost every type of industry that has an end product. You can find opportunities in:
Private and Commercial Marine Transport
Research & Development Wings of Navy and Passenger Shipping Comapnies
Oil Tankers & Oil Tankers Manufacturing Companies
Transport Shipping Companies
Cruise Ships and Cruise Ships Manufacturing Units
Ships Manufacturing Companies
Submarine, Warships and Their Manufacturing Companies
Deep sea, coastal, and great lakes water transportation
Scope of Marine Engineering in Pakistan
Scope of Marine Engineering is limited in Pakistan. Pakistan Navy is one of the major employers. But it is also true we lack quality human resource in the field of Marine Engineering. Also with CPEC, the opportunities are expected to grow more as majority of the sea trade in the world will shift to this region once CPEC is fully complete and optional.
Also the opportunities for Marine Engineers are expected to grow over 17% in the next decade which is more than double of the average expected growth of all careers. There is an increasing need for ships and systems which can transport energy products (like liquefied natural gas) all around the world, which will require more marine engineers and naval architects.
How to Become a Marine Engineer
There are four routes to become a Marine Engineer
Join Pakistan Navy after Intermediate for Naval engineering course
Complete a degree in Marine Engineering
Complete a BSc Engg degree in Mechanical Engineering
B.Tech or DAE in Mechanical Technology and Related fields