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Other names for Marine Engineer:
- Marine Architect
- Marine Designer
- Naval Architect
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What is a Marine Engineer?
A Marine Engineer is responsible for research and development of new marine vessels and equipment.
Some Marine Engineers may specialise in:
- Engine design
- Military vessels
- Cruise liners etc
Marine Engineers may work for the military, large marine vessel or parts manufacturers or consult to smaller companies.
What does a Marine Engineer do?
- researches marine vessels and equipment
- designs new vessels and / or parts / components / equipment etc
- draws plans using computer-aided draughting programs (cad)
- builds prototypes and tests them
- makes adjustments
- participates in the construction process
- liaises with other specialists etc electricians / plumbers / engineers / etc
Are you . . . ?
- interested in marine vessels (boats, ships, cruise liners, submarines etc)
- good at maths and science?
- interested in engineering?
- a team player?
- detail orientated?
- a hard worker?
How do I become a Marine Engineer?
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree
- North West University
- University of Cape Town
- University of Johannesburg
- University of KZN
- University of Pretoria
- University of Stellenbosch
- University of Witwatersrand
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
- 3 years workplace experience (registered as a Candidate Engineer with ECSA)
- Professional Review by ECSA
- Designation: Only engineers registered with ECSA may use the title Professional Engineer.
- CLICK HERE to check for a training institution near you to see what they offer.
- Make sure you understand their entry requirements for each course.
- To avoid scams, make sure your institution is registered with the Department of Higher Education. CLICK HERE to check accredited Private Higher Education Institutions.
- ENGINEERING COUNCIL OF SOUTH AFRICA (ECSA)
ECSA is the national body that regulates professional engineers.
Is becoming a Marine Engineer the right career choice for me?