Our world’s economy could not exist without huge container ships delivering thousands of tons of cargo from one corner of the world to the other in one go. No other means of transport moves as many raw materials, building components and goods around the globe – more than 90% of world trade is executed by ship.
To ensure that all these ships and their cargo reach their destination safely, the world needs specialists who steer them, sea captains and masters as well as pilots and logistics experts in the harbours. If you want to be one of the people steering world trade, come aboard.
Your studies will take eight semesters altogether. Two of which you will spend at sea. If you have completed maritime training already and you can provide the necessary certificates, this can count towards your studies so that your time studying is reduced to six semesters. (For more information check the How do I apply section.)
In your first two semesters here at FUAS you will learn basics such as mechanics, maths, computer science and logistics. Afterwards you will focus on topics more specific to maritime jobs and tasks. Your curriculum will include meteorology as well as personnel management, shipping law and bridge procedures. In the last semester of your studies here at FUAS you have two months to write your bachelor’s thesis. You also get to spend plenty of time in our ship bridge simulator and you will learn everything you need to know about safety precautions and emergency management.
Apart from technical and maritime knowhow your future job will also require more general knowledge and skills such as English, business administrative and legal basics. That is why throughout your studies your curriculum will include these topics, too.
After completing your studies we will not only award you the degree Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), you will also have completed course contents for ship management personnel in accordance with internationally recognised standards. So, you’re all set for a successful career on the ship bridge.