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Degree Programs in Nautical Science, Transportation, Logistics, Ship Operations, Marine Electrical Engineering and Pland Technology in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany

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Founded in 1908, and located at Mecklenburg-Vorpommern at the Baltic coast – not far from the harbor - in Germany, the Hochschule Wismar, University of Applied Sciences, Technology, Business and Design (University of Wismar) is the one of the biggest and oldest public university in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. The degree course models are adapted to suit the flexibility demanded and Bachelors and Masters Degree courses are offered, both on a full-time and part-time basis, as well as distance learning courses.

Seven of the degree courses are offered completely in English. The courses in English are on offer to both local and foreign students who speak English fluently and meet the other admission requirements. Each degree has its own admission requirements.

Wismar University has 3 faculties reflecting the three subjects in its name - technology, business and design. With more than 50 courses including e-learning programs, courses are offered in Maritime area as well. The bachelors courses last 3 to 3.5 years and masters courses 1.5 to 2 years.

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Academic & Training Programs


Bachelors Degree Programs

  • BSc in Marine Electrical Engineering: This covers a wide range of technology. The content will be educated not only theoretically but also doing practical exercises in laboratories and simulators. The aim is to educate skilled persons able to manage all mentioned system on board of a ship but maybe also on land. The graduates of the degree course can work as Technical Officers for Electrical Engineering on board of merchant vessels, as Engineers for construction and operation of offshore wind farms and in shipping companies or maritime supervising authorities.
  • BSc in Nautical Science/Maritime Transport: If you want to go to sea as a Nautical Watch Officer or later as a Captain with the highest nautical Certificate of Competency according with the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW-Code) you have to choose this course. The main professional area for graduates is the ship’s command and the management as well as the navigational and cargo handling operations of a ship onboard modern container vessels, ferries, tankers and special purpose ships. Furthermore there is a variety of interesting possibilities in ports or cargo handling plants, in ship supervisory authorities, in maritime traffic control centers or in the fields of logistics.
  • BSc in Transport Operations and Logistics: If you want to qualify for a profession related to traffic and logistics in on-shore departments of maritime industry or in other logistic and transshipment enterprises you have to choose this program. Graduates of the course Traffic Operations/ Logistics mainly work in the technical management as well as in the technological divisions of companies that deal with transport, transshipment, warehousing and logistic operations.
  • BSc in Ship Operations Technology: This program is for those who want to start professional life in the maritime industry as a Technical Officer with the certificates according to the regulations of the international code for training and the distribution of certificates and watch keeping for seaman (STCW Manila Amendments 2010). Graduates can work as Technical Watch Officers, 2nd Technical Watch Officers and Chief Engineers for operation of ship propulsion systems with virtually unlimited power as well as in the whole area of maritime technology.
  • BSc in Plant and Supply Technology: If you decide to work on shore it is the right choice to start the this course with a solid technical education. Graduates find their field of activity as specialists in power-, heating- and supply engineering, in maintenance areas, in power plant technology, in testing of industrial installations, in companies involved in mechanical engineering, thermal or energetic plants as well as in ship’s operation technology and maritime industry.

Masters Degree Program (English)

  • Masters Degree in Operations and Management of Maritime Systems: The program consists of nine compulsory modules and eight elective modules (from which each semester one -all in all two- have to be chosen). The contents of the compulsory modules are especially orientated towards the priorities of safe and effective operation, legal and economical aspects as well as soft skills. The elective modules offer the possibility to acquire special knowledge in the nautical, technical or economical field. Admission requirements are a first job-oriented final degree (Bachelor or Diploma) with a final grade of at least 2.5 or better.

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