Diploma in Marine Engineering (DME Course).
This is a two year Pre-sea training course for Diploma Holders (DME) leading to Class IV Marine Engineer Officer Certificate of competency, awarded by the Directorate General of Shipping (Government of India), after six months of sea service, enabling the cadets to become Marine Engineers on board Merchant Naval ships anywhere in the world. This course is strictly residential.
Eligibility Criteria for DME Course:
Candidate should Possess Diploma in Mechanical/Marine/Naval Architecture/Electrical/Electric & Electronics Engineering with minimum of 50% in Final Year and minimum 50% marks in English at 10th or 12th Standard or diploma courses.
Passed Diploma in Ship Building engineering with minimum marks of 50% in Final year (4 year Course) and with minimum of 50% in English at 10th or 12th or Diploma Exam college must have AICTE or UGC approval.
Age limit: Maximum 28 years of age at the time of commencement of the course.
Physical Standards - Medically fit as per the standards set by M. S. Medical Examination Rules, 2000.
Eyesight - Candidates have to qualify a full eyesight test conducted by the DG Shipping approved medical doctor before being finally selected for the course. Maximum permissible tolerance is + 2.5 on each eye. Colour blindness candidates are not eligible.
Course Commences: March/September of every year.
List of DG Approved institutes for DME Course.
- HIMT (Hindustan Institute of Maritime Training).
- Maritime Foundation ,Chennai.
DME Course Fees: Rs 4,00,000 (For 2 Years).
Diploma in Marine Engineering Career path.
DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL/MARINE/ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING/ NAVAL ARCHITECTURE/ ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
2 YEAR TRAINING
APPEAR FOR MEO CL-IV PART ‘A’ EXAMINATION
SIX MONTHS DULY DOCUMENTED SEA SERVICE AS ASSISTANT MARINE ENGINEER OFFICER IN CHARGE OF AN ENGINEERING WATCH
COMPLETION OF ADVANCED SAFETY TRAINING COURSES AFF, PSCRB, MFA AND THREE MONTHS PREPARATORY COURSE (optional) TO OBTAIN MARINE ENGINEERING OFFICER CLASS IV CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY – APPEAR FOR MEO CL-IV PART’ B’ MMD EXAMINATION – OBTAIN MEO CL-IV CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY
12 MONTHS APPROVED SEA SERVICE AS MEO CL-IV ENGINEERING OFFICER IN CHARGE OF AN ENGINEERING WATCH
4 MONTHS TRAINING COURSE – APPEAR MMD EXAMINATION MEO CL-II PART B - OBTAIN CLASS II MARINE ENGINEERING OFFICER CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY (DME TO APPEAR FOR PART A)
18 MONTHS APPROVED SEA SERVICE AS MEO CL –II OFFICER IN CHARGE OF AN ENGINEERING WATCH
2 MONTHS ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT TRAINING COURSE – OBTAIN CLASS I MARINE ENGINEERING OFFICER CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY
PROMOTED TO CHIEF ENGINEERING OFFICER.