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

  • Investigative / Realistic
  • Realistic / Investigative


  • Technical drawings

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Engineering processes

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

  • 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.


  • Approve engineering design

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

  • 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 maritime English

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

  • Use technical drawing software

    Create technical designs and technical drawings using specialised software.

  • Ensure vessel compliance with regulations

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

  • 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

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