Updated on Oct 3, 2022 by Rahil Ahmed
The B.Tech Marine Engineering syllabus is structured to be exposed to basic mechanical and electrical engineering fundamentals applied to marine sciences. Aspirants gain theoretical and practical exposure in applied thermodynamics, control systems, ship operation, naval management, etc.
The primary subjects of B.Tech Marine Engineering include applied thermodynamics, marine steam engineering, marine electrical technology, electrical measurement, signal processing, and much more. The curriculum is divided into four parts that imbibe foundational engineering courses in the initial semesters, applied core-based subjects combined with lab sessions, and industrial training in the following semesters.
The B.Tech Marine Engineering course consists of core, elective, lab subjects, along with industry-oriented projects. The course structure for B.Tech Marine Engineering isn't fixed for all universities and heavily varies from one university to another. AICTE and IMU recommend the course structures followed by private universities. The list below consists of a semester-wise split-up of the syllabus.
|SEMESTER I||SEMESTER II|
|Engineering Mathematics-I||Engineering Physics II|
|Professional Communication Skills||Seamanship and Elementary Navigation|
|Basic Electrical and Electronics||Chemistry Laboratory|
|Engineering Physics||Engineering Chemistry|
|Engineering Mechanics - I||Python for Problem-solving|
|Basic Electrical & Electronics Laboratory||Engineering Mechanics – II|
|Engineering Physics Laboratory||Engineering Maths - II|
|Engineering Graphics Laboratory||Computer Laboratory – I|
|SEMESTER III||SEMESTER IV|
|Applied Thermodynamics - I||Applied Thermodynamics – II|
|Applied Mechanics||Signals and System|
|Mechanics of Materials - I||Electrical Machines -II|
|Electrical Machines – I||Digital Electronics and PLC|
|Marine Engineering Drawing||Mechanics of Materials – II|
|Heat & Chemical Laboratory||Marine Boilers and Steam Engineering|
|Electrical Machines Laboratory||PLC Laboratory|
|Engineering Practices Laboratory||Marine Engineering Drawing|
|SEMESTER V||SEMESTER VI|
|Ship Structure & Construction||Marine Auxiliary Machines – II|
|Marine Heat Engine & Air Conditioning||Professional Elective - I|
|Marine Auxiliary Machines – I||Naval Architecture - II|
|Marine Electrical Technology||Marine Internal Combustion Engine|
|Naval Architecture – I||Pneumatics, Hydraulics, and Control Systems|
|Material Science Laboratory||Pneumatics, Hydraulics, and Control Systems Laboratory|
|Marine Electrical Technology Laboratory||Marine Equipment Drawing|
|SEMESTER VII||SEMESTER VIII|
|Marine Internal Combustion Engine - II||On-Board Training|
|Marine Electrical Measurement||Professional Elective - IV|
|Advanced Marine Control Engineering & Automation||Voyage / Training Report|
|Professional Elective - II||Shipboard Leadership & Management|
|Professional Elective - III||Project|
|Engine Room Management||Industrial Management and Economics|
|Electrical Measurement Lab||Marine Engineering Practice|
B.Tech Marine Engineering subjects are classified as engineering fundamentals, core, elective, and lab subjects. Practical sessions and seamanship workshops are an essential part of the B.Tech Marine Engineering course. Students can choose elective subjects based on their domain of interests.
B.Tech Marine Engineering course is structured differently than the other conventional engineering streams. Since marine engineering involves application-based engineering study, the syllabus is structured as a combination of core and elective subjects. The course is divided into eight semesters comprising fundamental engineering subjects in the first year. The course provides more focus on applied mechanical engineering concepts along with electronics for marine operations.
The students are introduced to all the major engineering and engineering fundamentals as foundation subjects in the first year. B.Tech Marine Engineering subjects include basic sciences subjects and other quantitative and reasoning modules to enhance students' communication and aptitude.
They are introduced to marine-oriented electrical core subjects. Students will also have an option to choose electives based on their specialization and areas of interest. They will be asked to submit research-based practical projects at the end of the VIII semester. The course structure is:
B.Tech Marine Engineering teaching methodology is quite different from other engineering subjects since this is an applied specialization based on marine technology. Apart from the traditional lecture-based training, the students are also provided additional practical training with the aid of state-of-the-art technology labs, projects, and seamanship voyages.
Students must work either as a team or as individuals for the final year project to provide practical solutions to marine operation. The research project and voyage training motivate the students to understand marine science and process and provide technically sound engineering solutions. In short, the teaching methodology adopted for this course are:
B.Tech Marine Engineering projects are generally done on specific marine engineering operations and transportation technology. The project aims to motivate the students to enhance their application skills in the research and development process. The majority of the projects are done as a pure research-based thesis, while some are done as live product fabrication. The students are given adequate practical sea training to understand the nuances of workflow for problem identification.
Popular Marine Engineering projects are:
Listed below are the reference books used for B.Tech Marine Engineering:
|A Book of Electrical Technology||B.L.Theraja|
|Introduction to Material Science for Engineering||James F Shackel|
|Marine Auxiliary Machinery||H.D. McGeorge|
|Introduction to Marine Engineering||D.A. Taylor|
|Refrigerating Machinery and Air Conditioning Plan||J R Scott|
|Introduction to Naval Architecture||E C Tupper|
|Control System Engineering||I.J. Nagrath and Gopal|