A trained marine engineering officer must ensure the smooth operation of the ship’s propulsion plants and support systems during the entire seafaring process. Experiencing career growth, an engineering officer is also offered excellent tax-free remuneration at an early stage of the career. As in the case of a navigation officer, an engineering officer will also work on a contract basis which makes it easier to plan work and family life.

Working independently and taking charge of one’s career, will also help create a plan that leads to a complete and satisfactory retirement once the days of adventure and exploration draw close.

Your Journey


To fulfil your dream of becoming an Engineering Officer Cadet, with a thorough knowledge of marine engineering, you must meet these basic entry requirements to follow our seaman/ marine engineering courses, at the best institute for marine training in Sri Lanka:

Engineering Officer Cadet


Mentored by lecturers with years of experience in officer training, engineering officer cadet trainees will be well-rounded and able to confront challenges confidently and intelligently. On completion of the training programme and the exams formulated by the Ministry, they will also receive a certificate of competency to work on a foreign-going ship as a Third Engineer or Fourth Engineer, making this programme the most highly rated post-A/L Seaman course in Sri Lanka.

The experience of following the best courses at a well-equipped training institute will enable trainees and engine cadets to work in diverse environments on board local and international vessels.

Engineering Officer Cadet

Career Opportunities

A successful career is assured for qualified engineering officers and their future is one of constant growth and progress. For those who prefer to work at sea, one can gradually ascend to the position of Chief Engineer.

Working ashore is also an option as one can join as a maintenance engineer, ships and industrial surveyor or maritime educator. There are many more interesting openings to be considered.

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