Nautical Science and Maritime Transport

Set sail and discover new horizons.
(Also in English from the summer semester 2022)

In the field of maritime shipping, issues surrounding the environment, engineering, logistics and safety are of great importance.

Our new “Center for Modeling & Simulation”, allows us to perfectly replicate nautical and logistical problems, corporate and ship-based operations, and processes in the fields of shipbuilding and the environmental and material sciences.

New simulation facilities, e.g. for offshore installations, liquid cargo and engine rooms, have been set up specifically for Nautical Science students. This ensures that our students are perfectly prepared for any situation and type of load. Our family-like atmosphere means that any open questions and problems that arise can be dealt with under close supervision.

The annual training voyage on a schooner and the practical training semester spent at sea form the practical part of the course, serving to broaden our students’ nautical knowledge.

Thanks to the broad foundation that our course provides, primarily to prepare students for work at sea, our graduates are also more than capable of carrying out a range of tasks on land.


Bachelor of Science

Course type

Standard period of study
8 semester

Course starts
Summer semester and winter semester


Teaching language
German and English (English for people who start in the summer term)

Entrance requirements
Entitlement to study at an institute of higher education, certificate of fitness for sea service, basic safety training

Admission restrictions

Credit points
240 ECTS

Accredited by the DNV GL

The Faculty of Maritime Sciences

Graduates of our Nautical Science & Maritime Transport degree travel around the world on ships of all sizes, first as officers in charge of a navigational watch and later as fully-fledged captains.
They are sought-after specialists, both at sea and on land. On land, they are faced with employment opportunities both in the public sector (e.g. harbour captain) and in the private sector (shipping companies, classification societies).


The course is very diverse and has a strong practical focus – partly due to the mandatory practical training semester.

Students are prepared for all the eventualities which could occur on board a ship or when dealing with their own shipping company.

Link to our application portal

Application deadlines

Regular application deadlines:
Summer semester: Until the 15th of March
Winter semester: Until the 30th of September

Applicants with a foreign certificate of qualification for universities of applied science matriculation can apply via the uni assist portal.
Please enter "Nautik und Seeverkehr" in the search criteria field.

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  • For questions about the course

Dipl. Ing. (FH)
Cornelia Beelmann
Tel.: (0491) 92817-5024

  • For questions about orientation and deciding on a course programme

Central Study Counselling Office

  • For questions about financing your studies

Studentenwerk Oldenburg

  • For questions about your application

Admission and Examination Office

Study Coordination Office

for orientation and study decision

Student Counselling Service

regarding finance

Studentenwerk Oldenburg

regarding the application

Matriculation Office