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BS in Marine Engineering in the Philippines

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering is a four-year degree program that centers on the construction, operation, and maintenance of different kinds of marine vessels such as cargo ships, cruise ships, fishing boats, battleships and submarines. This program aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to operate and maintain the different types of machinery installed in marine vessels, propulsion plant, adjunct and auxiliary machinery, electrical and refrigeration systems.


Recommended Senior High School Strand

Students who want to pursue a degree in Marine Engineering are encouraged to take the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) strand under the Academic Track. The strand provides the basics of applied mathematics and sciences that will be useful in their college life.


Subjects and Curriculum

  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Marine Pollution and Prevention
  • Marine Power Plant
  • Engine Room Watch-keeping
  • Ship Routine
  • Ship Construction and Ship Stability
  • Engineering Physics

Admission Requirements

Qualifications

  • The student must be a high school graduate. 

However, if they were not able to graduate high school, they may opt to take the Alternative Learning System (ALS) and pass the Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) to qualify for college; the availability of courses for PEPT passers depend on the university.

  • The students must pass the College Admissions Test of the university.

Basic Requirements

  • Form 138 - High School Report Card (Original and Photocopy)
  • Recommendation letter from High school principal and guidance counselor
  • Most recent medical and dental health record
  • Copy of NSO Certified birth certificate
  • Certificate of Good moral character
  • Copy of honorable dismissal
  • Copy of high school diploma
  • (1) Latest 2”x2” ID Picture

Program Outcome

Graduates of BS in Marine Engineering are expected to be able to:

  • Solve problems related to the profession using mathematics, science and technology knowledge
  • Keep up with industry developments and engage in lifelong learning
  • Use modern tools and appropriate techniques to remain globally competitive in the profession
  • Apply research methodologies while conducting research


On-The-Job Training/Internship

During the fourth year of the program, students are required to attend an On the Job Training (OJT) in an actual ship in order to expose students to the real-life applications of the concepts and techniques that they have learned.


Students are given the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in an actual work setting. Usually, universities require them to submit a written report on their tasks, learning experiences, and hours rendered. Their work performance will also be evaluated by their immediate managers and will be submitted to their respective OJT coordinator. The number of hours required may differ in each university.


Board Exam

To become a Licensed Marine Engine Officer in the Philippines, a graduate of BS in Marine Engineering needs to choose from the Officer-in-Charge of an Engineering Watch Licensure Examination, Second Marine Engineer Officers Licensure Exam, and Chief Marine Engineer Officers Licensure Exam and pass the exam. The examination is conducted by the Board of Marine Deck and Marine Engine Officers under the supervision of the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC). Note that before taking any of the relevant licensure examinations, graduates of Marine Engineering must have an actual work experience aboard a ship, and the minimum length of service depends upon the requirements of the PRC. 


Career Opportunities

Graduates of BS in Marine Engineering may pursue a career path in the marine industry. They may apply as a chief marine engineer, second marine engineer, officer-in-charge of an engineering watch, naval engineering officer, coast guard engineering officer, engineering cadet, apprentice engineer, or an engine cadet.

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Reviews of BS in Marine Engineering graduates:

N. S.
◈ Studied Bs in Marine Engineering
◈ At Zamboanga City State Polytechnic College
◈ Graduated 2010

list bulletWhy did I choose Marine Engineering: Because I thought that's where I belong.

list bulletAbout my college education: I learned a lot about math, physics and other relevant to apply on ship.

list bulletMy current job: My current job is a 2nd marine engineer on-board an international vessel.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: About practical engineering and calculations.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: After graduation I took up a board exam and there after I already been on-board. after I completed my requirements it took 4 months.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Marine Engineering: Now a days I recommend it to people who want to change their life accordingly.

The salary was of fresh graduates can be at-least 25-30k and the most experienced officers may get 400-500k.

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course: To study hard and develop your skills and stamina. It's very difficult indeed if already on the real ship.
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