Marine engineering

Forget what you think you know about engine rooms: everything on board is bigger and more complex. It is at once old-fashioned industrial and ultramodern and computer-controlled. As a marine engineer you run that entire factory on the water, without room for error. Your education therefore zooms in on thermal and pneumatic physics, but just as much on the computer science with which ocean ships are controlled from a distance. Because that's what the future looks like.
On board

Marine engineering

The study

Marine engineers are responsible for the functioning of the ship as a machine: the propulsion and the engines, all measuring systems, the electricity and electrical engineering, the water purification, the production of steam and the purification of ballast water and the engine emissions. They learn how all these technical systems are interrelated and how they should function like a well-oiled machine. This is done not only through theoretical subjects, but also through extensive skills training throughout the course, in the workshop and on simulators.

All aspects of the ship – Engineers are responsible for the functioning of the ship as a machine: the propulsion and the engines, all measuring systems, the electricity and electrical engineering, the water treatment, the production of steam and the purification of ballast water and the engine emissions. Here you learn how all these technical systems are interrelated and how they should function as a well-oiled machine.

Dirty hands guaranteed – Of course you first get a thorough theoretical basis. This is essential if you want to be able to solve problems independently. But of course you also apply that knowledge during your studies. You can expect thorough skills training throughout the course, in the workshop and on simulators.

Innovation asset – You study not only the ships of yesterday, but also those of tomorrow. The important new technological innovations in the dredging and offshore world are crucial in your development. And you also learn how you can contribute to that innovation through research. Yep, that means a lot of math, physics and chemistry. Nothing you can't handle, right?

Safety first – Anyone who goes out on the water must be prepared for anything. And so you also immerse yourself in safety at sea, firefighting, dealing with environmental regulations on board, medical techniques, ... And because your crewmates will come from all corners of the world, large portions of maritime English and communication skills will not be superfluous.

Hour by hour

Feel like diving a little deeper into your class schedule now or preparing to start? You'll find much more information in the study guide. Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.

Dr. Rowan Van Schaeren ~ General director

Before you start

Decided to go for it? Welcome aboard (that's the last pun, promise). To ensure that the start goes smoothly, it is best to arrange these points in advance. Feel free to contact the student administration if you have any questions. We are very happy to help you

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