Hochschule Bremen - University of Applied Sciences

Hochschule Bremen

International Degree Programme Ship Management B.Sc. (Nautical Science)

Course leaflet as pdf document

Course Start
winter semester

Application Period
1 June until 15 July on

Entry Requirements
> General university entry qualification ("Abitur") or restricted university entry qualification ("Fachhochschulreife") or classification test/special admission

Applications for the study course International Ship Management (Nautical Sciences) are possible without any practical sea service time.
A practical semester is scheduled for the 5th semester and aims to 6 months sea service.

For further information regarding admission requirements and general information to the study course files can be downloaded at the end of this page.

Please be advised that for a job on board of a seagoing ship a personal medical health certificate and safety trainings are required. These are not part of the study course!

Course Duration
7 semesters including one internship semester (6 months training on board) and bachelor thesis.

To gain a German STCW Certificate of Competence in total 12 months sea service are required and are mandatory according to the German regulation (Seeleute-Befähigungsverordnung SeeBV). A Training Record Book must document the times.

The training at sea can be gained as NOA (Apprentice/Nautical Officer Assistant), by a German apprenticeship as Ship Mechanic or as Cadet.

The University recommends, to achieve the first 6 months sea service ahead of the study course as apprentice (as NOA or Ship Mechanic). Such sea service times will be accepted to gain a Certificate of Competence. Approvals for sea service times will be given by BBS (Berufsbildungsstelle See, Bremen) for NOA and SM, for all others by the German flag state administration BSH (Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie, Hamburg).

Remaining sea services (which must be done in addition to the 6 months in the practical semester) may be achieved flexible by holiday semesters.

Language of instruction

Bachelor of Science
The Certificate of Competence as nautical officer of the watch according STCW will be issued by the German flag state administration. Mandatory are the graduation as B.Sc., the required 12 months training on board and a level B1 (at least) in German.

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  • Contact Person
    Questions Concerning Content and Structure
    Name Phone E-Mail
    Jung, Thomas, Prof.Kapt. +49 421 5905 4825  send
    Questions Concerning Application and Admission
    Name Phone E-Mail
    Boelmans, Stefan +49 421 5905 4104  send

    Regulations and Guidelines

  • Examination Regulations

    Mission Statement and Quality Policy
    Infos zum Nautikstudium am 25. Januar 2019
    Information about the Degree Programme: January 25th


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