Logistics Engineering and Management

Globalization is ever increasing and the outsourcing has become a trend. This means that goods flow into all directions, traffic is increasing and the logistics sector is booming. Especially in Germany, a hub between east and west, between north and south, the sector of logistics has developed into one of the strongest economic sectors. The demand for qualified specialists is growing every day and can hardly be covered in the foreseeable future.

The University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven, as one of the training bases for experts in this field, is well recognized by European logistics companies. The tradition of the study programme Transport / Logistics can be dated back more than 30 years . For years the study course has been awarded top rankings in logistics. Built upon decades of experience, the Master’s programme logistics engineering and Management qualifies the students for important and sophisticated managerial tasks in international logistics. By using scientific methods, the students are capable of analyzing highly complex transport and transhipment processes, implement optimisation measures and to develop and apply new solutions. They can take on attractive managerial tasks in manufacturing, trade and service companies as well as in corporate consultancies. 

Following the established tradition of the University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven the course of studies has its focus on technical logistics,economics, management and law as well as information and communication technology. Thus, the students have access to the Bremerhaven-specific and multifaceted spectrum of knowledge, which has always been needed and still remains as a distinctive feature in the logistics employment market. The fourth semester is devoted entirely to the Master’s thesis. The focus of the Master’s thesis is to research or plan projects in a national or international economy. The students benefit here a lot from the well developed network with scientific institutes and organizations such as the Institute of Maritime Transport and Logistics (ISL), the Institute of Risk Management and Logistics Law (IRML) or the Information Centre of Dangerous Goods and Hazardous Substances (GGIZ). The international orientation of the Master’s programme is reflected in teaching, the projects and the exchange programmes worldwide and makes the excellent training even more complete and can be brought into their professional life by the graduates.

A good degree in the field of Business Engineering (Diplom or Bachelor) is precondition for this consecutive Master course of studies. It continues and extends the training obtained in previous engineering logistics courses.

The students are taught extended skills concerning logistics problems and management in international contexts on the basis of the former gained knowledge and experience in the industry.

The modules of the first three semesters are designed accordingly. They contain the most important profession-oriented questions of different interdisciplinary aspects of logistics. The fourth semester is dedicated to the preparation of the Master Thesis. The problem examined in the Master Thesis should be derived from application-oriented research or planning projects which are situated in the industry in Germany or abroad.

The master course of study amounts to 16 modules which are credited with with 6 credit points (ECTS) each. Generally the modules have a duration of 4 hours per week per semester (HWS). This approach facilitates an easy exchange of modules within international cooperations and emphasizes the importance of international education networks which will gain more importance in future.

The total amount of credit points in the Master course of studies is 120.