Today, 95 percent of world trade is transported by sea, making ships more than just a “mode of transport.” They are the backbone of the global economy. A container ship, for example, incorporates much the same amount of knowhow as an Airbus, and key technologies are used in the development of both. In view of the competition, building modern types of ship such as passenger and ro/ro vessels, container ships, mega yachts, or naval vessels requires a high level of technical expertise and swift action.
Hamburg with its port – the world’s fifth largest – bears the hallmark of shipbuilding and shipping like few other cities. The TUHH is the only university in Germany to offer a separate B.Sc. program in Naval Architecture that introduces students to the “ship” system at an early stage.
Students are required to serve a ten-week career-related placement. The best time to do so is before starting their studies. We urgently recommend you to do so. Practical work may be divided into several sections or different companies. Placements/internships count as education in the tertiary sector and qualify for BAföG student loans. Please read the Internship Regulations before taking up your internship.
Dual Study Program
The Bachelor’s study program in Naval Architecture is also available as a dual study program under the heading dual@TUHH. It combines theory at the university level and practice in well-known enterprises. Dual here stands not for a combination of university study and vocational training but for a university course complemented by extended internships and an introduction to the company. Students receive a monthly remuneration of between € 800 and € 900. Applications to companies are best made early and preferably a year before commencing the study program.