The aim of this professional qualification is to provide basic business knowledge combined with practical components within the maritime industry. This includes port management processes as well as academic and social skills. The international character of our bachelor’s course is enhanced through the teaching in English.
Once you have graduated you will be in a position to assume leadership responsibilities in the areas of management, planning, strategic development, product development, production and marketing. You will receive an internationally recognised Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree.
Next course start: summer semester 2018
Application closing date: 28 February 2018
Career options as a port manager
People who study internationally today have the best prospects of building a successful career in one of the world’s largest industries. There is an urgent demand for professionals with a business-minded attitude, controlling expertise and project and process management skills. They are employed by shipping lines, port companies, logistics companies and freight forwarders, but there are also lateral entrants who wish to acquire sector-specific expertise and obtain an international university degree for management positions. Possible employers are companies in the ports of London, Liverpool, Dover, Southampton or Rochester as well as connected logistics enterprises.
Our part-time bachelor’s degree Maritime Logistics and Port Management provides a great opportunity for anyone in the maritime business who does not already hold a degree. It is also appropriate for professionals who already work in the maritime industry and want to develop their professional careers further. In just eight semesters you can improve your existing skills and become eligible for higher employment positions, and all the while continue in your existing employment. Our comprehensive combination of business, maritime logistics and port management skillsets is unique and will put you at a career advantage.
Learn from our internationally experienced teachers and experts. Modules are in step with actual practice, so learning is not confined to books. Upon successful completion, you will be awarded a bachelor's degree in Maritime Logistics and Port Management. This degree entitles you to continue with the postgraduate study of your choice.
Further study options
Graduates may enrol at Wismar University for postgraduate degrees in Operation and Management of Maritime Systems or Digital Logistics and Management.
Cooperation partner - bremenports
Our online Maritime Logistics and Port Management degree course is run in collaboration with WINGS GmbH and bremenports GmbH & Co. KG, the port management company of Bremen. This alliance ensures a unique blend of academic and professional expertise for the benefit of the student. “If you want to move up to management level here, you’ll need years of industry experience and in-depth expertise,” says Robert Howe, Managing Director of bremenports. “Together with WINGS, a renowned provider of distance learning, we have designed the first ever online degree course for the shipping and logistics industry.”
A consulting and engineering company with its own port – that sums up bremenports GmbH & Co. KG. Bremenports combines the hands-on experience of operating the ports of Bremen / Bremerhaven with international consultancy experience. The company has managed the port infrastructure at Bremen and Bremerhaven on behalf of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen since January 2002. Bremenports market their engineering and development expertise in port planning, construction and infrastructure operations and maintenance to private and public clients outside of Bremen. Projects focus not only on consultancy, but also on human resource development in the fields of ports and terminals.
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„If you want to move up to the management level here, you’ll need years of industry experience and profound expertise [...] Together with WINGS, a renowned provider of distance learning, we have designed the first online degree course for the shipping and logistics industry.“
Managing Director of bremenports
Contents in bachelor port management & maritime logistics
Course modules and your bachelor’s thesis are evaluated according to international standards. A total of 180 credits (ECTS) are awarded. The course, which is taught in English, includes 32 modules over eight semesters with a project workshop within semester four and semesters six to seven. Throughout, you will examine scenarios encountered in your professional environment, identify problems in the operational environment and develop scientifically based solutions. For further information about course content, please take a look at the various modules.
Tutors / Lecturers
Internationally experienced teachers and lecturers from Germany, Austria and Sweden teach their content via interactive video lectures and live tutorials. For practical experience, bremenports is an experienced partner in the industry.
„For the first time, students from Europe, Asia, United Kingdom and Latin America will be able to learn together in one study group using the online campus and study app“
Dr. Sönke Reise
Professor, Course Leader
Our online Maritime Logistics and Port Management degree course is internationally recognised, taught in English and available worldwide. Students from countries like Australia, Brazil, Germany, Indonesia and United Kingdom can now learn together in one group using our campus and study app. Online modules are taught by academic tutors as well as lecturers experienced in maritime practice, in regularly scheduled tutorials.
Our study organisation aims to ensure that your online distance learning is compatible with your professional activities. You decide when and where to work on the primary topics of the course. An online personal study consultant is available at various times.
Examinations can be taken at Goethe Institutes, partner universities, embassies or public institutions worldwide.
How we teach
Interactive Exercises and Case Studies
Each module contains detailed online lectures which are divided into chapters. You are tested after each chapter in order to consolidate the knowledge acquired from these online lectures. At the same time, you will undertake to solve case studies either alone or in groups. Submitted work can be discussed with your tutor in live video conferences.
Online tutors are available at fixed and variable appointments to discuss any issues you may have.
Examinations at Study Locations
Each module concludes with an examination (written or project work) which you may take at Goethe Institutes, partner universities or public institutes abroad. We prepare you thoroughly for this exam with sample questions, mock exams and our tutorial system.
An online study platform, Moodle, is the basis for your entire Maritime Logistics and Port Management degree course. You use Moodle to attend your online modules, download your module documents and keep up to date on events and schedules.
Recorded, interactive online modules/lectures are some of the focuses of knowledge transfer. The principal degree content is taught in our online lectures, and they facilitate comprehensive exam preparation.
An integrated Time Manager helps you organise your studies. Important dates such as exams, tutorials and video conferences are all included. Time Manager is available on your Moodle calendar and can be exported as an Outlook calendar file.
Live Video Conferences
Live video conferences with training staff and tutors take place at specified times. These contain chapters and topics of the online modules according to your schedule. Participating in these conferences is free of charge. They are recorded and available on your study platform 24/7.
All your study information is available online and offline on the innovative WINGS App. In addition to scores, news, lectures and seminar dates, all of the study materials, live tutorials and interactive video lectures are available on the app. Video tutorials can be downloaded to your tablet and viewed offline at any time. This means the course content can be accessed any time, anywhere.
Examination Locations of B.Sc. port management
Our Bachelor‘s degree programme Maritime Logistics & Port Management is international, in English and available worldwide. The exams can be taken worldwide at partner universities, embassies, public institutions or Goethe Institutes for example in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Alternatively and depending on the respective module, examinations can be submitted as presentation, as group and project work on real case studies conducted via online meetings.
Admission to the online Maritime Logistics and Port Management bachelor’s degree course requires the following:
A university entrance qualification, which can be
- Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE)
- Cambridge Pre-U
- General Certificate of Education - Advanced Level / Advanced Subsidiary Level
- International Advanced Level
- Scottish Qualifications Certificate (SQC)
Competence in English. Applicants whose native language is not English have to demonstrate, through appropriate documentation, that they can complete this course. For example: a TOEFL test with minimum certification of level B2.
We are happy to review your application in the context of your personal situation.
Expenses / Financing
A semester fee of €1,370 (approx. 1,200 GBP) covers all your study services.. As well as individual study support, this includes access to the Moodle online study platform, attendance at online tutorials, study materials (mock exams) and examinations set at one of our worldwide examination locations. Tuition fees can be paid by instalments on request.
Financing through your Employer
Many companies support the ongoing training of their employees through tax exemption or financial support. Your particular agreement may allow you to integrate your qualification into your own personal development plan.
Scholarship for Port Management and Business
What is it?
Up to four tuition waivers for the Online Bachelor’s Programme “Maritime Logistics & Port Management”, each worth 50% of the tuition fees.
Who is it for?
Applicants with a demonstrated interest in the maritime business and logistics, either academically or professionally, who wish to pursue a degree in maritime logistics and port management.
How to apply?
Application forms can be submitted via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), all applications must include the following documents:
- Curriculum vitae
- Official academic transcript(s)
- English proficiency certificate (for non-native speakers)
- Letter of motivation (two pages maximum)
What are the application deadlines?
The application closing date is 31 January 2018.
Read more about the scholarship
When can I expect to receive the admission decision?
Admission decisions will be made after the application closing date but not later than 28 February 2018.
Is work experience required for admission?
No, work experience is not required. However, relevant work experience (internships, project management, regular job positions, etc.) will be an asset to your application.
How long should my letter of motivation be?
Your letter of motivation should not exceed two pages. You should briefly sketch your motivation and personal suitability.
Which application documents need to be translated into English?
All documents must be submitted in English. Transcripts, degree certificates and/or reference letters originally issued in a language other than English, must be translated by a sworn (court-registered) translator.
Do I have to prove my financial need?
No. Financial need will be determined by analysing the latest Human Development Index (HDI).
Programme Guidelines & Priorities
For the summer semester 2018, WINGS (Wismar International Graduation Services) offers four scholarships in partnership with bremenports GmbH & Co. KG.
Applicants must apply and be enrolled in the Online Bachelor’s Programme “Maritime Logistics & Port Management”.
Scholarships are offered based on financial need as well as personal suitability, academic excellence and motivation.
Applicants must prove their English knowledge. Applicants whose native language is not English have to demonstrate, through appropriate documentation, e.g. TOEFL test with minimum certification of Level B2.
Financial need will be determined by the origin and current place of residence of the applicant. Therefore no further proof by the applicant is required.
- Download the application form here
Complete your application by adding following documents:
- Current CV indicating your academic background, work experience, voluntary activities; please do not include a photo on your CV
- Letter of motivation explaining your specific interest in the study programme and how it relates to your professional and personal aspirations (2 pages maximum)
- Copies of official academic transcripts of all attended schools, colleges and universities
- Submit copy of English proficiency certificate (for non-native speakers)
- Submit your application via e-mail (email@example.com)
All applicants are assessed based on the following criteria:
- Personal suitability: CV, professional experience, entrepreneurship, international experience, civic engagement (weight: 30%)
- Motivation: convincing motivation to study maritime logistics & port management, motivation to study at University of Wismar, overall coherence (weight: 25%)
- Academic excellence: Strength of academic background, academic performance - grades/transcripts, general academic qualification, linguistic qualification (weight: 15%)
- Financial need:ased on origin and current place of residence (weight: 30%)
The decision granting the scholarship will be made by following people:
- Dagmar Hoffmann (WINGS GmbH, CEO)
- Dr. Lars Stemmler (bremenports GmbH Co. KG, Head of International Projects)
- Prof. Dr. Sönke Reise (Wismar University, Course Leader)
Please complete the following contact form for further information regarding the online Maritime Logistics and Port Management bachelor’s degree course at Wismar University - Germany. We will immediately send you our information brochure, free of charge.
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