Marine Engineering

Marine Engineers may do some of the following..

  • Diagnose engine and machinery problems
  • Carry out maintenance problems
  • Check, test and maintain automatic controls & alarm systems

Sea-going Marine Engineers may also..

  • Have charge of engines and mechanical, electrical and electronic equipment in ships' engine rooms
  • Keep ships moving at required speeds by operating propulsion engines
  • Supervise other engineers and crew members, and be responsable for training them in routine

Education Needed

Typically you enter the occupation with a bachelors degree in an engineering specialty, but some basic positions may require a graduate degree. Engineers offering their services directly to the public must be licensed. Continuing education to keep current with rapidly changing technology is important for engineers

Pay Scale

  • Typically, on your first year on the job, you'll be making around $40,381 per year
  • Usually after a couple years of experience, you can have a salary of $136,103 per year
  • The average amount per hour for Marine Engineers is $38.10

Where will you be working?

Marine Engineering is mostly popular around the coasts in the United States. They typically work in offices, where they have access to computer software and other tools necessary for analyzing projects and designing solutions.