In simple terms, shipbuilding is the construction of ships and other floating vessels at shipyards. Shipbuilders are qualified professionals who are knowledgeable about phases of shipbuilding such as design, drawing, planning, construction and repair!B.Sc. in Shipbuilding and Repair is a Bachelor of Science Degree course. The course focuses on the science of shipbuilding and repair! This course consists of elements of marine engineering, naval architecture and material science.
According to me, B.E. or B.Tech. in Naval Architecture is a much better course. B.Tech. in Naval Architecture is a much more detailed course and is hence more valued! Still, B.Sc. in Shipbuilding has got decent scope and potential.
Candidate must be 10+2 passed (Science stream, with PCM subjects) from a recognized board. Candidate must have scored at least 60% aggregate marks in 12th board exam (in PCM subjects). Apart from that, candidate must also have scored at least 50% marks in English subject (in 10th and 12th board exams).
Candidate should be between 17 to 25 years of age.
Apart from the above mentioned requirements, candidates also must be physically and medically fit.
Reputed institutes follow merit based admission process. Deserving candidates are selected on the basis of marks scored by them in an entrance test conducted by the institute.
CAREER PROSPECTS AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Graduates are commonly recruited by –
Ports and Harbours
Ship building firms
Oil and Gas firms (Offshore units)
Filled in applications need to be sent to the Indian Maritime University. Selection of candidates will be on the basis of written test conducted by IMU. Selected candidates will receive counseling as well.
Entrance test: The Common Entrance Examination will have 180 objective type questions based on the following six subjects:
English: 30 questions
General Knowledge: 30 questions
Reasoning Aptitude: 30 questions
Mathematics: 30 questions
Physics: 30 questions
Chemistry: 30 questions
Duration of test: 3 hours