Higher National Diploma in Marine Engineering (In collaboration with City of Glasgow College, U.K)

  • Introduction
  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Aim
  • Training Pattern

Conducted in collaboration with Glasgow College of Nautical Studies, U.K and approved by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (UK)


  • A pass in Plus-two (12th Standard) or its equivalent with minimum 50 aggregate in Maths, Physics and Chemistry Group and minimum 50% marks in English.

Age : Maximum 25 years

Course Duration : 2 Years

Medical Standard : Candidates should be physically fit for sea service under standard norms, with eye sight upto 6/12 in both eyes or 6/9 in better eye, 6/18 in other eye and with no colour blindness. The candidate will have to appear in IELTS examination for english proficiency with minimum score of 5.5.

  • To develop the competency required to enable the student to carry out his duties as an Engineer Officer in the Merchant Navy.
  • To provide the student with a qualification which will be accepted by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (UK) as giving exemption from parts of their Marine Engineer Officer Certificates of Competency at Class 2 and Class 1 levels and to satisfy the initial training requirements of the MCA, for entry to Class 4.
  • To satisfy all the requirements laid down by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, the Merchant Navy Training Board and the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers.
This is a fully residential course
  • Phase 1 : 45 weeks at AMET University, Chennai, studying HND units.
  • Phase 2 : 45 weeks at GCNS, Glasgow, studying HND units to qualify for the award of a HND in Marine Engineering.
  • Phase 3 : 6 months of sea service to qualify for entry to the MCA 4
  • Class 4 Certificates of Competency (Marine Engineering Officer) examination. Success in the HND will qualify for exemption from all academic subjects of the class 2 and class 1 Certificates of Competency.