Hey, r/ Maritime
I am going to be returning to school, from an IT Help Desk job, and wanted to do Engineering since I have a chance to work with physical systems. I saw Marine Engineering, and it sounds very interesting, however, I have a few concerns.
1.) The noise level of the engine room I hear is extremely loud. Are the vibrations physically harmful (like those at a hard rock concert), or will earplugs cancel the sound out?
2.)Is an academy worth it? I dont have a degree now, so I would be getting my first one, and I figured even if I didnt like sailing, that Engineering also offers shoreside options.
Any help or any advice really would be great. It sounds like an awesome career as you can work months on, and take months off. Be on the open ocean. Learn more than any other engineering profession/skilled trade and work with your hands and mind. I’m a very introverted person right now anyways, and wouldn’t mind being at sea.