Marine Engineering

 Marine Engineering

Marine Engineering


A branch of engineering that deals with the construction and operation of the power plant and other mechanical equipment of seagoing craft, docks, and harbour installations.

Career description

Marine engineers are specialist technical professionals who design, develop, build, install, inspect and maintain the propulsion systems, engines, pumps and other pieces of technical equipment that make boats and other maritime vessels function effectively. These guys work on all kinds of ships, from ferries, cargo ships and hovercraft to cruise liners and military vessels, such as frigates, warships and submarines.

Jobs directly related to qualification

  • Civil Structure Engineer
  • Marine Operations
  • Coastal Engineering Consultant
  • Marine Electrical Engineer
  • Maritime Sea-going
  • Lead Operator



SMIT Amandla Marine, Yamaha dealers


Ship Construction by David J. Eyres

Marine Boilers by G. T. H. Flanagan

Bursary Opportunities

Transnet, SAMSA, Spoornet


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