Marine Engineer

 

 

OFO No: 214405

 

 

 

 

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
  • Submarines
  • 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?
  • analytical?
  • intelligent?
  • a team player?
  • detail orientated?
  • a hard worker?
  • responsible?

How do I become a Marine Engineer?

PATH 1

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

PATH 2

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.

TRAINING:

  • 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.

https://www.ecsa.co.za/default.aspx

 

OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER: Mechanical Engineering Technician or Chemical Engineer or Marine Biologist

Is becoming a Marine Engineer the right career choice for me?

 

 


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