Merchant Navy career: Courses to get Merchant Navy jobs easily

Maritime courses helps one get trained to take on Merchant Navy jobs. There are number of maritime courses out there, offered by a number of Private Institutes! But how to know which are the most valuable courses among them? Yes, it is a difficult task, especially for students who are not well aware of maritime courses. In this article, I will list some of the best maritime courses that one may pursue to build a career in the Merchant Navy sector.

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But before we head to the list of courses, let me tell you some basic details about the type of job that awaits maritime course enthusiasts. Usually, the job requires merchant navy professionals to stay on ship for long periods of time and travel from one place to another.


Also, one may have to face dangerous situations while at sea! In short, the jobs in this sector are of an adventurous nature! At the same time, risk factor is also present! But having said that, I must also say that merchant navy professionals are well paid around the world!


List of good Maritime courses


1 B.E./B.Tech. in Marine Engineering– 4 years long course

2 Diploma in Marine Engineering (DME course)- 2 years long course

3 B.Sc. in Nautical Science– 3 years long course

4 Post Graduate Degree in Marine Engineering– 1 year long course

5 Electro Technical Officer training– 6 months long course

6 Fire prevention and safety training


You may also check –

Government merchant navy colleges in India

Best merchant navy colleges in India


Those were some job oriented Maritime courses that one could pursue to build a well rewarding career in the Merchant Navy sector. Please note that there are a number of other short duration maritime courses as well, which are pretty good. But my aim was to select and list only the best ones, especially the Bachelors as well as Diploma Degree ones! You may also check this merchant navy entrance exam – IMU CET.

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