Maritime Operations

  • Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.), joint master's Degree
  • Brief description: A further degree qualifying for a profession can be earned in the course of studies with the Master of Science programme. This includes the scientific fundamentals, methodical expertise and qualifications with regard to the maritime professional field, and the qualification to assume responsible functions, e.g. maritime engineering/management, will be demonstrated.
    In addition to subject-specific knowledge with regard to the characteristics of engineering and management, the assumption of managerial functions also requires leadership knowledge and management techniques as well as maturity, certainty, decisiveness and a sense of responsibility. Consequently, the international master’s degree “Maritime Operations” is also geared towards the acquisition of appropriate methodical expertise and social skills on a scientific basis as well as the promotion of personal development.
    The intercultural skills of graduates will be promoted through the semester abroad. (Detailed information)
  • Type: postgraduate course. Participation in this course requires a university degree or special professional training and confers an additional academic degree (frequently master’s degree). Consecutive master’s degree programme: consecutive degree programmes are understood to be bachelor’s or master’s degree programmes that consecutively build on each other in terms of content.
    According to the German Framework Act for Higher Education (Hochschulrahmengesetz), the overall standard period of study (as a full-time course of studies) of these degree programmes may not exceed five years (optional).
  • Standard period of study: 4 semesters
  • Faculty: Maritime Studies
  • Place of study: Haugesund (Norway) and Leer (Germany)
  • Start of course: winter semester
  • Application deadline: 15 June
  • Admission restriction: yes
  • Previous numerus clausus (NC) values: non-existent
  • Pre-study internship: not necessary
  • Admission requirements: bachelor’s degree or degree equivalent to this in a field such as engineering, nautical science, maritime science or in a technically suitable, previous course of studies totalling at least 180 credit points; English language skills in accordance with the admission regulations
  • Regulations (examination regulations, study regulations, etc.)
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  • Comments: language of instruction is English



•    Postgraduate study: requires an undergraduate degree or special vocational training and bestows an additional academic degree (commonly the Master’s degree).

•    Planned: Course of study is being planned or restructured

•    Consecutive Master’s degree programme: Consecutive courses of study build upon the content acquired in the Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programmes. According to the Hochschulrahmengesetz [German Higher Education Framework Act], the total usual period of study (as full-time study) for this degree programme may not exceed five years (optional).

•    Online study: study content is conveyed via the internet, combined with attended sessions
•    Standard study: classic fundamental full-time study

•    Study with practical experience, dual study: combines study with professional experience

•    Part-time study: makes it possible to study over fewer hours per week, e.g. for people in employment

Admission restrictions

Some courses have more applicants than places on the course, as we see from experience. In this case, the allocation of places occurs through certain selection procedures.

Deadline for applications

At the deadline for applications, your application must already be at the university (cut-off period). The date the application arrived at the university applies, not the date on the postmark!

Examination regulations (parts A and B)

Link to the current valid examination regulations. The examination regulations for an exam at a university or training institution determines the legal framework for interim or final exams. It governs the rights and responsibilities of those being examined and the university offering the exam. Part A (= general) applies for all courses of study, part B (= specific) governs the specific characteristics of each course of study.

Pre-study internship

A practical activity related to your course of study, which must normally be carried out before the beginning of study or before a certain point in time (optional).

Usual period of study

The usual period of study is the amount of time that a first professional qualifying degree can be achieved, including professional and practical activities which accompany the course, practical study semesters and examination periods

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