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GME Course - Graduate Marine Engineering


This 12 months course is offered to existing Graduates in Mechanical Engineering who want to change their career path to graduate in marine Engineering.
The marine engineering graduate program is duly approved the Directorate General of Shipping. The graduate marine engineering syllabi comprise of subject related to Marine engines and extensive workshop practices.
Candidates become eligible to take up a career at sea as a junior/trainee engineer after completing GME and mandatory STCW courses. After 6 months of sea service on board merchant vessels, they become eligible to write Class IV Part 'B' examination (Class IV Part 'A' examination, being exempted on the strength of the Degree awarded). Thereafter a Class IV Certificate of Competency is awarded by the Mercantile Marine Department, Government of India.

Subsequently, they become Certified Engineer officers of Merchant Navy and are free to take up lucrative careers within the Shipping industry world-wide.


BE or B.Tech (Mechanical or Naval Arch) from AICTE approved college/university with minimum 50% marks and at least 60% in English in either 10th or 10+2. Fluency in written and spoken English is expected.


Not exceeding 28 years on the date of commencement of training.


Medically fit with eyesight 6/6, with or without external aids. Maximum power permitted ± 2.5. No colour blindness. All candidates have to pass a complete medical examination and mandatory tests prior to joining IMI. IMI has a panel of qualified doctors and professional laboratories specialising in Merchant Navy regulations and requirements as per ILO Convention 147 Seafarer's Medical Examination.


IMI undertakes Aptitude, IQ, Reasoning and Psychometric tests followed an interview. Direct sponsorship by shipping companies is also accepted. Cost of Prospectus and Application Form Rs.2000/-, which can be obtained through D/D favoring INTERNATIONAL MARITIME INSTITUTE payable at Delhi.


  1. B.E. Mechanical Engineering
  2. Application Interview/Selection Medical/Eyesight
  3. 12 months Pre-sea Training at IMI( Get Exempted from MEO Class IV part A, COC)
  4. 6 months as Junior Engineer on board ship
  5. Obtain MEO Class IV part B,COC
  6. Sail as Certified Engineer on Merchant ships for 12 months sea time.
  7. Obtain MEO Class II (Part A&B) COC
  8. Sail as Second Engineer on Merchant ships for 18 months sea time.
  9. Obtain MEO Class I COC

Eligible to sail on Merchant ships as Chief Engineer

Course Type: 

Pre Sea

Course Center: 


Course Commencement: 

April & October Every Year

Course Duration: 

1 Year



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Course Date: 
Monday, October 16, 2017


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