Information for Technical Students

For the qualification of first officer, the applicant has to complete and prove seafaring service of at least 12 months as a nautical watch officer. To earn your certificate for the qualification of captain, the applicant has to prove and complete additional seafaring service of at least 12 months.

The technical training course places a lot of value on practice-oriented teaching on a technical school standard in a class environment. That’s why more technical school teachers sail regularly with various shipping companies. This is confirmed annually by the Quality Management system.

We also offer further education opportunities, as ROC/GOC (February/September, on request)!

After passing the final examination, the graduate receives the qualification of officer in charge of a navigational watch (NWO) and the education qualifications of the advanced technical college certificate and state certified technician. This is a Level 6 qualification according to the DQR (German Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning). With the NWO certificate, you can perform the duties of an officer in charge of a navigational watch on cargo and passenger ships of all sizes in all operating areas. Together with the advanced technical college certificate, this also qualifies you to attend university (of applied sciences) and to shorten the “Nautical Science” degree programme to 4 semesters.

For the qualification of first officer (NEO), the officer in charge of a navigational watch must provide evidence of at least 12 months of active time at sea. To obtain certification of qualification as a captain, the graduate must provide evidence of a further minimum of 12 months as a first officer or of a further 24 months as an officer in charge of a navigational watch in addition to the active time at sea specified above.

Degree
Nautical Officer of the Watch (NWO) / State-certified technician

Type
Full time

Regular school hours
4 semesters

Start of school
Winter semester (approx. 20.9. each)

Place of study
Leer

Language
German

Admission requirements
Secondary education diploma I – or another comparable level of education and successful completion of vocational training as a ship’s mechanic and the vocational qualification or entitlement to use the professional title of “state certified assistant marine engineer, specialising in nautical science”, a total of twelve months of active time at sea in deck and bridge duties with a maximum of 24 working days of holiday and a record book certified by the BSH (Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency).

Other access routes possible in agreement with the BSH and the state school authorities. The precise admission requirements are governed by Sec. 2 (2) of Appendix 9 to Sec. 33 of the BbS-VO (Vocational Secondary Schools Regulation).

Restriction of admission
none

Department
Faculty of Maritime Sciences

 

After passing the final examination, the candidate receives the qualification of officer in charge of a navigational watch on ships below 500 GT on near-coastal voyages. To obtain certification of qualification as a captain for the above ships, the candidate must provide evidence of at least 12 months of active sea time as an officer in charge of a navigational watch.

type
full-time

Regular school hours
1 semester

Start of school
On demand

Place of study
Empty

Language
German

Admission requirements
Successful completion of vocational training as a ship’s mechanic or min. 36 months of certified active time at sea. The precise admission requirements are governed by Sec. 2 (3) of Appendix 9 to Sec. 33 of the BbS-VO.

Restriction of admission

 

none

Department
Faculty of Maritime Sciences, vocational training courses

After successfully passing the examination for entry into the profession of officer in charge of a navigational watch (NWO), the (maritime) world is the graduate’s oyster. You can thus “sign on” to ships as a navigational ship’s officer. After 2 years (net) of active time at sea, the Master’s Certificate can then be issued.

In addition to the option of operating ships as the captain, there are often then good career opportunities in the maritime industry and commerce, in shipping company operations, in the Federal Waterways and Shipping Administration, as a marine pilot, in international organisations or in logistics companies and other companies closely associated with shipping.

Officers in charge of a navigational watch, first officers and captains perform the following duties:

  • Navigation and manoeuvring of a ship, operation and monitoring of the technical equipment on the bridge, organisation of bridge duty and watches
  • Maritime surveillance and operation of the ship
  • Realisation and monitoring of maritime radio communication
  • Planning, implementation and supervision of the jobs arising in the nautical sector in ship operation
  • Assessment of processes in machine operation
  • Monitoring of the ship’s seaworthiness and fitness for loading
  • Monitoring of the completeness, functionality and readiness for use of the ship’s firefighting, rescue and other safety equipment
  • Realisation and supervision of management tasks
  • Recognition of the duty of care and healthcare for the crew and passengers
  • People management in ship operation, planning and implementation of work assignment and training on board
  • Maintenance of the ship, its equipment and fittings
  • Performance of the duties required by law and other regulations

Anyone who has obtained the additional qualification of marine engineer must also carry out:

  • Management and oversight of the machinery
  • Planning, implementation and supervision of maintenance work
  • Performance of the duties required by law and other regulations

 

Course content for merchant ships of all sizes

Business and communication: German, English, IT and communication technology, maritime transport and shipping company business management

360 hours

Shipping-related sciences: Mathematics, physics, chemistry

400 hours

Ship management: Navigation, watch, ship safety, manoeuvring, maritime English, system monitoring, meteorology, telecommunications

940 hours

Cargo handling and stowage: Loading technology, maritime trade law, hazardous loads

240 hours

Supervision of ship operation and care for people on board: Human resource management and labour law, emergency management, management and environmental protection, ship theory, healthcare

460 hours

Acquisition of an SSO certificate

20 hours

Projects

220 hours

Course content for merchant ships up to 500 GT

Business and communication: German/English, IT and communication technology, social and labour law, occupational safety on board

100 hours

Shipping-related sciences: Mathematics, physics, technical environmental protection, chemistry

60 hours

Ship management: Navigation, watch, ship safety, system monitoring, manoeuvring, telecommunications

340 hours 

Cargo handling and stowage: Maritime trade law, loading technology, hazardous loads

80 hours

Management of ship operation and care for people on board: Emergency management, management and environmental protection, ship theory, healthcare

120 hours

“Marine Engineer” additional qualification course content

Ship operating technology: Ship operating systems and engine technology

70 hours

Maintenance and repair

40 hours

Electrical engineering, control technology

60 hours

Supervision of the technical ship operation: Operational management, operating materials

30 hours

link to the registration form.

  • to the course

Pedagogical director of the vocational training courses

OStR Capt. Detlef Graven
Email: detlef.graven(at)hs-emden-leer.de
Phone: 0049 (0)491 92817-0

Marine engineer certificate for ships with a drive power of up to 750 kW
The technical college also offers students accepted to the technical college degree programmes and nautical science students at the university the opportunity to obtain a marine engineer certificate for ships with a drive power of up to 750 kW, among other things.

Degree
Examination for entry into the profession / TSM technical certificate

Type
Technical school / university accompanying course

Standard period of study
200 hours

Start of studies
by arrangement

Place of study
Leer

Language
German

Admission requirements
Successful completion of vocational training as a ship’s mechanic or successful completion of vocational training in a skilled occupation in metal technology or electrical engineering and at least 6 months of active sea time in engine room duties and participation in the technical college/university degree programme for acquisition of the officer in charge of a navigational watch certificate. The precise admission requirements are governed by Sec. 2 (10) of Appendix 9 to Sec. 33 of the BbS-VO.

Restriction of admission
none

Department
Faculty of Maritime Sciences, vocational training courses

 

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