The engineering department works in close cooperation with the Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Sea ICBM at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg in Wilhelmshaven. The aim is to jointly develop devices for maritime research and the maritime industry. There are two variants of the marine technology course. Both take into account the high demand of the maritime industry for qualified young academics.Marine technology - two variantsOption 1: Marine engineering course as a 7-semester course without an internship semester. The variant cannot be studied as a dual study.Variant 2: Marine engineering specialization in the mechatronics course. Marine technology as a specialization area in the mechatronics course is then 8 semesters long, with a practical semester and then also dual study.Brief information graduation Bachelor of Engineering B.Eng. Start of studies March 1st and September 20th Application deadlines Summer semester: December 1st. by March 15th, winter semester June 1st to September 15th Orientation events Study on trial or as a guest for one day Access internship No Normal period 7 semesters Type of study Full-time undergraduate course, also part-time possible (currently only modules during the semester), via the dual mechatronics course, see below Event language German, some voluntary, creditable events in English
Qualification goalsThe degree and qualification goal of the marine engineering course is the Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
For this degree, course-specific, technical as well as general, interdisciplinary qualifications are conveyedContents and process of the marine engineering course1st to 3rd semesterIn the first three semesters of the Marine Engineering course, the “mathematical” basics are laid in three modules, Mathematics 1 - 3. General knowledge of physics is imparted in technical physics. Mechanical knowledge is imparted by the three semester modules Materials, Design and Manufacturing and the Module Mechanics 1. The electrotechnical parts are taught in the modules Electrical Engineering 1 and Electrical Engineering 2. Computer science skills are taught in the basics of computer science and high-level language programming courses. A non-technical elective module offers courses in the field of law, languages or similar.
These modules mentioned so far are identical for the three courses of study Mechatronics, Medical Technology and Marine Technology.
For the marine engineering course, the course-specific specialization modules Marine Science 1 and Basics of Chemistry are added in semesters 2 and 3.4th semesterThe 4th semester consists of six modules that continue the specialization in medical technology. This includes the mechanical module Mechanics 2, the electrotechnical module measurement technology and sensors and the IT module embedded systems. The three other medical technology specialization modules are oceanography 2, maritime digital signal processing and materials and surface technology .5th semesterIn the 5th semester you will hear the specialization modules control technology BASIS, sensor technology in marine technology and hydro dynamics . In addition, a key qualification such as “project management” or “quality management” or “logistics planning” etc. is added.
From the 5th semester and then in the 6th semester, the student has the option of choosing elective modules totaling 25 ECTS.
There is an extensive list of approved elective modules from which the student can choose. As a decision-making aid, the department provides recommendation lists that recommend modules from the list for a specific qualification profile. Every compulsory module from another course of study in the engineering department from the 4th semester onwards can also be an elective module in one's own course. The elective modules are planned in an extra semester plan in the event plans.
In the 5th semester, the student also chooses at least two elective modules totaling 10 ECTS.6th semesterIn the 6th semester, there are the further specialization modules control systems, offshore and port technology and measuring platforms and underwater vehicles . A key qualification module is added and three further technical elective modules with a total of 15 ECTS are to be chosen.7th semesterIn the 7th and last semester, the practical phase and the bachelor thesis take place. Both are typically completed by students in industry. During the practical phase, the student gets to know the relevant company and its work environment and does the first preparatory work for the bachelor thesis. At the end, the bachelor thesis is a self-contained, independent scientific treatment of a topic with corresponding documentation. A corresponding colloquium at the end then concludes the course.job prospectsThere are good career prospects in the areasMarine research technology
Maritime renewable energies,
Underwater technology including submarine cable technology,
Coastal engineering and hydraulic engineering,
Marine environmental technology,
Marine traffic control and monitoring technologyas a driving force for innovations in the maritime industry.
In the course of their studies, students interested in a scientific career are prepared for the transition to the advanced master's degree in "Marine Sensorics", which the University of Oldenburg also offers at the Wilhelmshaven site. The graduates of this university master’s degree then have the opportunity to do a doctorate.