Maritime Transport, Nautical Sciences and Logistics
At a glance
Programme titleMaritime Transport, Nautical Sciences and Logistics
Starts insummer semester
DegreeBachelor of Science
Language of instructionGerman
Accreditationdurch die ZEvA und Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie
5 good reasons
Study in one of the largest and most state-of-the-art ship bridge simulators in Northern Europe
Your studies will meet international standards for ship officers
Study in a maritime environment
Get qualified for jobs on board and ashore
Study in small groups
It's a match if
You’ve spent time at sea or have a contract to do so
You’re not scared of taking on responsibility
You want to work in teams
You’re interested in technology and natural sciences
What it’s about
The global economy would be unthinkable without container ships – more than 90% of world trade is executed by ship. To ensure that all these ships and their cargo reach their destination safely, the world needs specialists. master’s, pilots and logistics personnel. If you want to play an active part in global trade, come on board and learn to navigate big ships and areas such as business, transport and logistics.
Course structure & majors
You will spend two semesters at sea – the first and the last one. (If you completed suitable vocational training, you can skip these semesters.)
In your first semesters on campus you will learn basics such as mechanics, maths and logistics. Afterwards, we will get more and more technical and specific, your timetable will include modules like Meteorology, Personnel Management and Bridge Procedures. You will also spend a lot of time in our ship bridge simulators – one of the largest and most modern in Northern Europe – where you will learn everything you need to know on ship safety and emergency management.
In your last semester on campus you’ll write your bachelor’s thesis.
You want to work?
With completing your studies you will also have completed course contents for ship management personnel in accordance with internationally recognised standards – you will be ideally prepared to work on a ship bridge, on trade and cruise ships. But you’re also perfectly qualified for jobs on land. These are the industries looking for qualified experts like you:
- Shipping companies
- Port logistics
- Energy and offshore
The job titles of our graduates include:
- Officer in charge of the navigational watch
- Logistics expert
- Fleet manager
- Officer of the watch
How do I apply?
If what you have rad so far matches your strengths, interests and your idea of what you would like to study and do - in short, if this sounds like the perfect degree programme for you, you should apply.
Depending on whether you have acquired your university entrance qualification in Germany or abroad, the application process varies. If you went to school outside Germany, please apply via uni-assist. If your university entrance qualification was issued by a German school, please apply via our Online Service Tool. If you have completed maritime training already and you can provide the necessary certificates, this can count towards your studies so that your time studying is reduced to six semesters. Please ask our Course Guidance team for details.