The first three terms concentrate primarily on basic natural science and engineering subjects which are however already oriented towards the MAR course objectives in terms of content. A core part of the course plan is therefore practical exercises and internships. In addition, specific subjects such as Coastal Zone Management, Materials Science, Maritime Measuring and Control Engineering already steer towards the two later areas of specialisation, “Measuring and Plant Engineering” and “Biotechnology”, which are offered from the fourth term onwards. The area of Measuring and Plant Engineering covers the development and design of offshore wind energy plants, the construction of surveillance platforms and offshore facilities, the recovery of drinking and process water from seawater and the development of measuring and robot systems in the sea as well as solutions for data transmission under water. The focus of the second area of specialisation, “Biotechnology”, is the use of the sea as a resource and supplier of raw materials and nutrition. Whilst the aim of the measuring engineering and plant construction course unit is to establish the necessary technical requirements for aquaculture, the biotechnology focus is targeted at the production, processing and also the marketing of organisms and natural substances of marine origin.