Starting with the summer semester of 2022, all modules of the Master's programme in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering will be offered in English. This step is evident in view of the international orientation of the maritime industry, and access to the programme will be made easier for prospective students from abroad. This applies to regular applicants who would like to complete the entire degree programme at Bremen University of Applied Sciences, but also to students from partner universities who would like to come to Bremen for individual semesters. Here, too, the program predominantly taught in German was often an obstacle to exchange. Information on the Master's programme in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, the admission requirements and the application and admission procedure can be found on the programme's page.
Today, all communication in the maritime industry takes place in English. For shipping, offshore wind and offshore oil and gas, English is the standard language, and international regulations, guidelines, contracts, software and much of the technical literature are basically only available in English. Even when a German shipyard builds a ship for a German shipowner, communication between shipowner, shipyard and the many companies and institutions involved in the construction of the ship is conducted in English.
The conversion of the degree programme therefore also offers considerable advantages for German applicants. In future, the language level B2 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) will be required for the application. This is a level that specialists for the very internationally oriented maritime industry should absolutely have. It is often already achieved with the diploma from German secondary school qualifying for university admission.
The important design project in the Master's programme Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering has already been carried out in English. Students have been successful several times with this module in international design competitions, most recently with a first place in the design competition of the Worldwide Ferry Safety Association (WFSA).