• Name : Prof. V.V.S.Prasad
  • Designation : Head of the Department
  • Phone : (O) 0891-2844820, 4819
  • Email : head.marine@andhrauniversity.edu.in

The idea of starting the Marine Engineering course was mooted because of the age-old links of maritime trade and a long coastline, boosting the enormous marine and oil wealth. With the defense and protective needs of the Country, Visakhapatnam was long "destined" to become not only a viable Port City but also a center of learning of Marine Engineering. In 1965 with the concurrence of ministry of education, ministry of shipping and transport, the Government of India and the Directorate General of Shipping; Marine Engineering specialization was introduced in the form of 'electives' to undergraduate students of Mechanical Engineering. In 1971, Marine Engineering program was started with the approval of the Ministry of Education and AICTE. In 1981, the program was restructured as Marine Engineering and Mechanical handling specialization to cater to the needs of the industry. The department of Marine Engineering was constituted in the year 1981. The department here is a shining example of the coordination that exists between the university and the local Marine and Shipping organizations. A training program for the engine/Deck cadets of Dredging Corporation of India Limited (DCI) has been continuing since 1977 in the department. On the occasion of the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the University, the state owned Hindustan Shipyard Limited Instituted a chair of Naval Architecture studies, while the Visakhapatnam Port Trust has created a chair in material handling systems to promote development activities in the respective areas. With increasing onshore and offshore oil explorations activities and the Potential Wealth of Marine resources, a four year BE (Naval Architecture) degree program was started in the year 1981, to cater the needs of Hindustan Shipyard Limited, Naval Science Technological Labs, National Ship Design and Research Center, Indian Navy and Visakhapatnam Port Trust. In the year 1999, the Indian Navy has started B.Sc. (Tech) Marine Engineering (4 year) program on self finance basis. The department has so far more than 400 undergraduate and about 90 post graduate and many of them have risen to occupy the highest posts in the Merchant Navy and Shipping Industries in India and abroad.


  • To provide excellent Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering education by building strong teaching and research environment to world class level.
  • The Department of Marine Engineering shall be in the top position in the departments of the same kind to train engineering students so that they are professionally competent to face all the challenges in the global market.


  • The mission of the department is to produce high quality Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering graduate that are comparable to any institute national or international, who are capable of solving real life problems, who are prepared for advanced education and life-long learning and therefore capable of doing research for the benefit of local, regional and global organizations in the field.

NAAC Presentation

Programs Offered
M.Tech. Marine Engineering & Mechanical Handling
B.Tech Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering
Ph.D in Marine Engineering

Program Outcomes (POs)

  • Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  • Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
  • Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  • Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
  • Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
  • The engineer and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
  • Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
  • Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
  • Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  • Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
  • Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one's own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
  • Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

  • PEO1:The graduates of the marine engineering program will have solid fundamental technical knowledge and will be able to use software tools to expand their knowledge horizon and cultivate a lifelong learning culture while also developing core competencies in a variety of fields, including design, Off-shore and On- Shore, Ship building and Construction and allied fields.
  • PEO2:The Graduates will maintain ethical conduct, sense of responsibility to serve the society and protect the environment
  • PEO 3:The Graduates will be able to work in project teams with effective communication skills, soft skills, managerial skills, leadership qualities and knowledge of contemporary issues for successful professional career and for higher studies too.
  • PEO4:- Graduates will demonstrate professional development by pursuing higher education and professional certification in the areas of Marine engineering

Program Specific Outcomes (PSOs)

  • PSO1:- To nurture the graduating students with adequate skills to take up marine engineering profession efficiently in developing quality infrastructure.
  • PSO2:- To enable students to excel in higher studies and research in chosen specializations through advanced learning from the professional electives.
  • PSO3:- To develop and design sustainable and smart infrastructure considering the global environmental challenges.