“ (...) The unique study programme Cruise Tourism Management prepares the students to be able to plan, control and monitor all these aspects responsibly. Or in short: to manage them. Subjects in economics and management, tourism and cruise travel as well as other supplementary contents equip the students with necessary and extensive knowledge. Thereby, the prospective experts of cruise travel learn not only accountancy, cost accounting and financial management, but also everything relevant to the field of cruise industry, travel business, hotel management, restaurant management, nautics and ship engineering. Moreover, there are also foreign languages, law, mathematics and other important soft skill courses in the curriculum.
Cruise tourism Management is a four-year Bachelor’s degree course in the area of business administration of which 70% is taught in English, and it is characterized by a student-oriented and innovative dynamics which involves lots of teamwork and small working groups. One integrative component is a one-year internship and a semester abroad which can be completed either at universities or in companies all over the world. Around half of the students spend their internship at sea. Students with sufficient professional experiences can reduce the length of study by one year.
Integrated in the study program, there is also a one-year counselling project for external clients and small projects in favour of the university and the city of Bremerhaven. The key focus here is the involvement and commitment in civil society. Due to the tight networking between Cruise Tourism Management and the Institute of Maritime Tourism at the University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven as well as the international Cruise Research Society, the students have the possibility to take part in research projects and scientific conferences.
After graduation the students are well-prepared to take on exciting tasks in companies operating in tourism and cruise travel sector: in travel agencies, cruise companies, incoming agencies or sectorspecific associations for production management, marketing, purchasing or sales, either in Germany, abroad or at sea. Furthermore, there are more and more graduates who continue their study with a Master’s programme every year. Most of them study at foreign universities. (...)“
Further information: http://www.hs-bremerhaven.de/en/study-courses/bachelor/cruise-tourism-management/
“ (...) The Bachelor’s programme Maritime technology delves into this exciting scientific topic. It combines the core maritime competences of the University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven with modern technologies and requirements of the maritime industry, wind energy and maritime research. Leading research institutes such as Alfred-Wegener-Institute, Helmholtz-Centre for Polar and Maritime Research (AWI), Institute of Marine Resources (IMARE) and Institute of Wind Energy (fk-wind) are much involved in the study course to ensure a consistent practical relevance and the actuality of the education. In the first three semesters the students acquire mainly basic knowledge in nature sciences and engineering with reference to the study objectives of maritime technologies. First and foremost, accompanying exercises and internships are planned in the curriculum. Additionally, in specific courses such as oceanography, marine resources and scientific work the depth of knowledge is increased. In the third and fourth semester it is possible to gain insights into different specialist fields. The study course is divided into three specialist fields. They are “Marine Biotechnology”, “Wind energy technology” and “Marine energy technology”. From the fifth semester begins the main study stage. Within this stage further training in these three specializations are offered. The specialist field “Marine Biotechnology” makes for the use of the resource ocean for raw materials and food (key words: aquaculture, marine biology, and bio-analytics). While the knowledge taught in measurement technology and plant engineering set out necessary conditions for, among others, aquaculture, the biotechnology focuses on production, processing, analysis as well as marketing of marine organisms and natural products, for example, algae, shellfishes and fishes etc. The second specialist field “Wind energy technology” covers, among others, the development, the construction and the operation of on-shore or offshore wind energy turbines and wind parks. In this specialization the students learn also to work with wind energy specific simulation programmes and measurement technology. The third specialist field “Marine energy technology” deals with the generation of marine regenerative energies. Whether it is storm, wave, tide or biomass, everything is possible for us. The synergy with offshore wind energy technology and biotechnology can be illustrated here. The range of the possible occupations for the graduates is as extensive as the sea. Exciting tasks are waiting for the engineers of maritime technology almost everywhere when it comes to the technological use of oceans and their resources - whether in offshore wind energy, marine environmental monitoring, extraction and production of marine natural substances for medical and pharmaceutical industries or applied research. (...)”
Further information: https://www.hs-bremerhaven.de/en/study-courses/maritime-technologies/
“(...) In the study course Ship operation engineering the students acquire both theoretical and practical knowledge which qualify them for the technological, operational and personnel management of machinery on land and at sea. Anyone who has not had any recognized seagoing service from other trainings can put to sea already at the beginning of the study: In the first internship semester the prospective engineers of the engine department can get to know their workplace on board of ocean-going ships. At the following basic study stage, in addition to basic disciplines of natural sciences and engineering such as engineering mechanics, thermodynamics and electrical engineering, there are also specific courses such as maritime economics, maritime english, human resource management, operating materials and hazardous substances in the curriculum. The operation of technical plants is dealt with at the main study stage. Therefore, the students learn knowledge about combustion engine, machines, steam systems and electrical systems. The introduction of public law, maritime law, management and occupational safety complements the main study stage. Exercises in laboratories on running plants and ship engine simulators as well as independent experiments and projects ensure a high level of practical relevance. The second internship semester is planned in the seventh semester in which the students should prepare themselves as officers in charge of technical watch on ships. The Bachelor’s thesis which can be completed in cooperation with a shipping company or an industrial company makes the practice-oriented study even more complete. After the students have graduated in Ship operation engineering, they are optimally prepared for the entry into professional life: Firstly, the Bachelor’s programme qualifies the students for the certificate of officers in charge of technical watch with which the graduates can put out to sea as head of machine systems after further service on board. Secondly, the students possess theoretical and practical know-how to work in technical ship management on land or for maritime suppliers and maritime administration. Moreover, in the field of energy supply and technical plant management there are also interesting occupations. (...)”
Further information: https://www.hs-bremerhaven.de/en/study-courses/ship-operation-engineering/