Degree Master of Engineering
Start of study Summer semester, Winter semester
Application period Summer semester 15 December until 15 January
Application period Winter semester 01 June until 15 July
Standard period of study 3 semesters
Credits 90


Admission restricted Yes
Admission requirements
  • Proof of a first professionally qualifying degree with an average grade of at least ‘good’ (2.5). This can be a Bachelor's degree or Diplom from a university, a university of applied sciences (Fachhochschule) or a comparable foreign higher education institution in subject areas relevant to the chosen programme, graded academic work amounting to at least 210 points according to ECTS or equivalent achievements in accordance with the respective national grading system.
  • Applicants who have completed a six-semester Bachelor's degree programme with 180 ECTS must provide evidence of a further 30 credit points before taking up the Master's degree programme in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
  • Competences and skills acquired outside of higher education can be credited with up to 30 credit points if they were acquired through qualifying practical work experience
  • Letter of Motivation.
  • English language skills at level B2
Language of instruction English
Faculty/institution School of Nature and Engineering
Integrated stay abroad No

The aim of the Master's programme is to enable you to work independently as an engineer in a prominent position in the maritime industry. The degree programme completes and deepens the competences acquired in the Bachelor's programmes and enables you to work as a responsible specialist for overarching tasks or in a special field and to take on management tasks.

Career prospects

As a graduate, you will be able to successfully deal with interdisciplinary issues and handle highly complex systems in an international environment.

Jobs for naval architects with a Master's degree can be found in the regional maritime sector, but also throughout Germany and internationally, for example in the shipbuilding industry, the maritime supply industry, engineering offices, shipping companies, maritime research institutes, and related professions such as steel structures, plant engineering or aircraft industry.

Naval architects work in an international environment with customers and suppliers from all over the world.

Programme structure

In the first master's semester, your engineering fundamentals are deepened. A major focus here is on the application of computer-based methods.

In the second semester, you have the opportunity to deepen your knowledge and specialise in a compulsory elective module. An essential component of the course program is the extensive design project, in which current topics taken from practice are worked on realistically in a team.

The programme ends in the third semester with the Master's thesis.

Examination regulations (German)


Naval architecture and ocean engineering lives from cross-border cooperation. You can therefore take the opportunity to spend one of the semesters with one of HSB’s partner companies abroad.

Ein Piktogramm, das eine Person darstellt

„I only began to realise just how well the Master's prepared me for my job when I was a little further away. The design project in particular simulates the interesting and diverse everyday life of naval architects with its practical approach.“

Jonathan Rakow Graduate


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