Profession marine engineer

Marine engineers design, build, maintain and repair the hull, mechanical, electronic equipment and auxiliary systems such as engines, pumps, heating, ventilation, generator sets. They work on all types of boats from pleasure crafts to naval vessels, including submarines.

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Personality Type


  • Mechanics

    Theoretical and practical applications of the science studying the action of displacements and forces on physical bodies to the development of machinery and mechanical devices.

  • Technical drawings

    Drawing software and the various symbols, perspectives, units of measurement, notation systems, visual styles and page layouts used in technical drawings.

  • Engineering principles

    The engineering elements like functionality, replicability, and costs in relation to the design and how they are applied in the completion of engineering projects.

  • Mathematics

    Mathematics is the study of topics such as quantity, structure, space, and change. It involves the identification of patterns and formulating new conjectures based on them. Mathematicians strive to prove the truth or falsity of these conjectures. There are many fields of mathematics, some of which are widely used for practical applications.

  • Engineering processes

    The systematic approach to the development and maintenance of engineering systems.

  • Mechanics of vessels

    The mechanics involved in boats and ships. Understand the technicalities and participate in discussions over related topics in order to solve problems related to the mechanics.


  • Execute analytical mathematical calculations

    Apply mathematical methods and make use of calculation technologies in order to perform analyses and devise solutions to specific problems.

  • Adjust engineering designs

    Adjust designs of products or parts of products so that they meet requirements.

  • Use technical drawing software

    Create technical designs and technical drawings using specialised software.

  • Approve engineering design

    Give consent to the finished engineering design to go over to the actual manufacturing and assembly of the product.

  • Ensure vessel compliance with regulations

    Inspect vessels, vessel components, and equipment; ensure compliance with standards and specifications.

  • Use maritime English

    Communicate in English employing language used in actual situations on board ships, in ports and elsewhere in the shipping chain.

  • Perform scientific research

    Gain, correct or improve knowledge about phenomena by using scientific methods and techniques, based on empirical or measurable observations.

Optional knowledge and skills

quality of fish products analyse stress resistance of products international regulations for preventing collisions at sea stealth technology precision mechanics conduct performance tests provide training risks associated with undertaking fishing operations lubricate engines draft design specifications use cad software electrical engineering prevent fires on board assess financial viability apply medical first aid on board ship extinguish fires control production guidance, navigation and control re-assemble engines inspect engine rooms operate marine machinery systems ship related legislative requirements assessment of risks and threats mechanical engineering operate control systems operate pumping systems manage engine-room resources fluid mechanics cae software work in outdoor conditions communicate using the global maritime distress and safety system operate life-saving appliances manage the operation of propulsion plant machinery maintain shipboard machinery lead a team in fishery services design principles material mechanics operate ship rescue machinery fire-fighting systems electronics swim work in a fishery team maintain safe engineering watches global maritime distress and safety system synthetic natural environment design prototypes pollution prevention install transport equipment engines analyse production processes for improvement fishing vessels manage ship emergency plans record test data execute feasibility study perform test run perform small vessel safety measures disassemble engines use tools for construction and repair operate ship propulsion system maintain electronic equipment fisheries management repair engines survive at sea in the event of ship abandonment prevent sea pollution electromechanics international convention for the prevention of pollution from ships use cam software fisheries legislation coordinate fire fighting perform small vessel safety procedures maintain electrical equipment create technical plans

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