Degree Bachelor of Engineering
Start of study Winter semester
Application period Winter semester 01 June until 15 July
Standard period of study 7 semesters
Credits 210


Admission restricted Yes
Admission requirements
  • General university entrance qualification (Abitur) or entrance qualification for studies at universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschulreife) or placement examination/special admission
  • a contract for vocational training with a partner shipyard, application directly via the partner shipyard, one-year practical training at the partner shipyard
Language of instruction German
Faculty/institution School of Nature and Engineering
Integrated stay abroad No
Study format cooperative study mode

Are you interested in how ships and marine systems are designed, constructed, manufactured and tested and do you dream of a future career as an engineer in the field of maritime technology? Then you are on the right course with the Bachelor's degree programme in Shipbuilding and Maritime Engineering at the Hochschule Bremen!

Here you will be taught technical and methodological skills, your intra- and interpersonal competences will be expanded and you will learn about the technical challenges of modern seagoing vessels and marine engineering systems.

With the cooperative programme that combines university studies with experience in practice, you complete practical training at a partner company as a construction mechanic or product designer parallel to studying for your Bachelor's degree.

After completing your studies, a wide spectrum of opportunities is open for a career as an engineer in the field of shipbuilding and marine technology, both in Germany and abroad. So what are you waiting for: full speed ahead!

Career prospects

The career prospects for shipbuilding engineers are highly promising, also in terms of working hours and pay. Jobs can be found in the regional maritime sector, but also all over Germany and abroad, among others, in the shipyard industry, shipbuilding supply industry, engineering offices, shipping companies, shipbuilding test facilities, maritime institutions and related professions such as steel construction, plant engineering or aircraft construction. Shipbuilding engineers work in an international environment with customers and suppliers from all over the world.

Graduates usually start their careers as case processors and then take on responsibility for specific tasks of project management. A further career step is project management for an entire new shipbuilding project or management of a specialist group in a company. Further career steps are departmental management and executive management positions or even self-employment.

Programme structure

In the foundation studies (1st to 4th semester), mainly general technical and subject-specific basics are taught. You gradually move on to the interdisciplinary acquisition of competences with an orientation towards personal interests in the elective ‘Blue Sciences’ modules.

During the in-depth studies (5th to 7th semester), your knowledge of the subject is expanded. In addition to the compulsory subjects, which are obligatory for all students, you can select elective modules in which you can expand your competence in specific areas and build profile.

The 5th semester is completed as a work placement at the partner shipyard.

In the 7th semester, the programme comes to an end with the Bachelor's thesis.

Students benefit above all from the combination of theory and practice, which brings many advantages – both for their studies as well as for gaining the most out of the work experience with the practice partner.

Examination regulations (German)

Piktogramm zur Darstellung einer Person

„I benefited above all from the combination of theory and practice, which brings me many advantages both in respect of my studies as well as for doing my work at the shipyard.“

Sarah Brück 5th semester (in the practice alliance with Meyer Werft, Papenburg)

Partner companies

The following companies offer traineeships for students and cooperate with HSB in the degree programme:

  • Abeking & Rasmussen Schiffs- u. Yachtwerft GmbH & Co. KG, Lemwerder
  • Blohm + Voss GmbH, Hamburg
  • Fr. Fassmer GmbH & Co. KG, Berne/Motzen
  • Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven GmbH, Bremerhaven
  • Fr. Lürssen Werft GmbH & Co. KG, Bremen
  • Meyer Werft GmbH & Co. KG, Papenburg
  • Peene Werft GmbH, Wolgast
  • Stahlbau Nord GmbH / Heinrich Rönner Gruppe, Bremerhaven
  • ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems GmbH, Kiel


Applications are initially submitted directly to one of the partner companies with which the Hochschule Bremen has concluded a cooperation agreement for the implementation of the degree programme. The application deadline therefore depends on the organisational requirements of the respective company. The in-company training usually begins on 1 August or 1 September.

Note: Training in the company must be commenced one year prior to enrolment in the programme.

  1. Get informed

    Check the application deadlines and admission requirements for your desired degree programme.

    Questions about the degree programme can be answered by the contact persons on the degree programme pages. If you have any further questions about your decision to study at HSB, our advisory and service institutions will be happy to help

  2. Apply

    You need to apply with a cooperating company first. After signing a training contract, you apply to HSB.

    Applying to HSB is not possible without a training contract.


Head or programme

Registrar's Office