Career growth in Merchant Navy as an Engineer officer

The carrier of a Marine Engineer begins with GME course, after the 1 year course the candidate will get Part-A certificate of Class-4 exam. Then he will have to collect his CDC ( Continuous Discharge Certificate ), this will make him eligible to join a ship and from here the journey begins.

This is a flowchart of the ladder a candidate has to climb to reach to the post of a Chief Engineer once he compeletes his GME course :

If everything goes well then one can become a chief engineer in 8-10 years.The journey will be dangerous, dirty, difficult the 3-D's of Marine Engineering but the journey will be worth it.