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Schiffstechnik / Schiffsbetriebstechnik (B.Eng.) (Marine Engineering / Ship Operation Engineering (B.Eng.) )

Bachelor (ISCED 2011 level 6)


Duration 8 semesters
Cost 240,00 EUR per semester

Ship operation engineering includes everything – from the propulsion to the steering, the energy supply on board and air conditioning as well as sanitary facilities and the environmentally friendly disposal of waste water.

If you want to travel and organise now, a career as an Engineer Officer of the Watch and later as a Chief Engineer Officer could be on the horizon for you. But your qualifications will also make you an interesting candidate for engineering jobs on land, too. You could work for offshore power plants as well as in other maritime and non-maritime systems engineering jobs.

Whatever is the right career for you – this degree programme will equip you with the expertise and qualifications necessary.

Mechanical Engineering for Ships combines two fields that have a long tradition at Flensburg University of Applied Sciences: Marine Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. We are the only university in Germany offering this combination in one degree programme. If you want to work in the maritime industry without having to go to sea, we will provide you with the necessary tools for your career. No matter whether you want to work in a shipyard, for a supplier for maritime components or in a classification society.

Marine engineering is as complex as it is fascinating and because technology often works differently at sea than on land, the maritime industry needs experts like you, specialists with seaworthy engineering know-how.

This bachelor’s degree programme is designed to take seven semesters until graduation.

In the first two semesters of your studies you will tackle engineering basics together with students of the Ship Operation Engineering major. You will study maths as well as electrical engineering and engineering mechanics. An important part of your studies will always be the application of what you learn: Our very own engine room simulators will give you the best possible insight into engineering processes on board that you can get without leaving the shore.

From the third semester onwards we will look at engineering in more depth: you will learn about installation engineering as well as petrol, oil and lubricants, about machine dynamics as well as combustion engines. In short, you will learn about all the engineering aspects relevant to the building and the operation of ships.

But there also are a number of topics not related to engineering that you should understand if you want to grasp ships as a whole. That’s why we will look at aspects such as maritime safety and ship operation monitoring and you will learn about quality management and commercial law.

In the seventh and last semester of your studies you will apply what you learned so far in a three-month internship. Following this, you will have two months for the last big project of your studies: your bachelor’s thesis. You’re welcome to work on a topic in cooperation with a company from the maritime industry.

After you have successfully completed your studies, we will award you the degree Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.).

Structural components
Ship training
International component
Practical/Field work
Research Project

ISCED Categories

Marine and maritime law
Marine Geology
Physical and chemical oceanography
Scientific modelling
Machinery and operators
Naval engineering
Near- and offshore constructions
Navigation and seamanship