Marine engineers design, build and repair boats, ships, submarines, offshore platforms and drilling equipment.
Qualifications and Training
To become an Incorporated or Chartered Marine Engineer, you normally start by taking a degree in a relevant subject, such as marine engineering, marine technology or ship science.
After graduating you can work towards gaining ‘Incorporated Engineer’ or ‘Chartered Engineer’ status by following a period of on-the-job learning before an assessment of your technical and managerial competence at a professional review.
You can also study marine engineering at postgraduate level although you will need an engineering or science-based qualification first.
There are opportunities to train as a marine engineer in both the Merchant and Royal Navy.
IMarEST offers information on where to study:
Universities offering marine engineering courses:
University of Strathclyde
Image Credit: Clyde Marine Training
Cornwall College of the Ocean
University of Southampton
South Tyneside College
University of Highlands and Islands
University College, London
Clyde Marine Training
Images Credit: Newcastle University
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