Academic Counseling

Dr. Thomas Badewien

(Vertretung der Professur Marine Sensorik)

WHV: +49-(0)4421-944-240

OL: +49-(0)441-798-3624

Fax: +49-(0)4421-944-140

ICBM-Zentrum für Marine Sensorik (ZfMarS)
Schleusenstr. 1
26382 Wilhelmshaven


How nice that you are interested in the study programme marine sensors! We would like to convince you that there are many reasons for studying. Our students can certainly give you the most authentic answers. But our diverse course content and special study locations are also good reasons for studying. Read more about this below!

Why do You study marine sensors?

"I study marine sensors because I love expeditions with research ships. Moreover, I think that the interface between science and technology is exciting." Jana Dorothea Schmitz (start of studies summer semester 2018)

"I am studying marine sensors because I am fascinated by the complex processes in the sea. Besides, I want to develop a broad understanding of the application and evaluation of various marine measurement techniques and measurement methods." Claudia Thölen (start of studies summer semester 2018)

Study Contents

The study programme marine sensors offers a three-semester course at the interface between science and technology. The master’s degree is suitable for both, students with a Bachelor of Engineering and a Bachelor of Science degree. Depending on which bachelor's degree the applicant has, the course begins with a bridging semester in winter or starts directly with the first semester in summer.

In terms of content, the students are offered a mixture of theoretical and practical events such as regional oceanography, systems engineering, robotics, or marine field research with an expedition on a research ship. Not only do the types of events change between lectures, seminars, laboratory and field work, the types of exams are also diverse. Most modules are completed with an oral exam, less often with an written exam. Often there are also submissions in the form of practical exercises, minutes, reports, papers, etc., through which the students should learn how to work scientifically.

An internship outside the university or the institute is also an integral part of the course. Each student can decide for himself whether he or she wants to take a broad and interdisciplinary course or work specifically on one of the focal points thanks to the range of events on offer. Please have a look at our page Students for more details.

Study Locations

The training primarily takes place at the Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM). ICBM is the only university marine research institute in Lower Saxony. The Wilhelmshaven site is located directly on the Jade Bay and has several research boats in the neighbouring port that enable short-term destinations on the North Sea and near the coast to be reached. At ICBM, chemists, physicists, mathematicians, biologists, geologists, ecologists and technicians work in an interdisciplinary manner on current issues in marine research. Interdisciplinary thinking and acting are one of the main strengths of ICBM in research and teaching, which is imparted to the students.

A part of the training also takes place at the Jade University of Applied Sciences Wilhelmshaven as part of the contract for cross-university cooperation in the field of marine technology. Students can compensate for a lack of skills in the field of technology thanks to the wide, basic range of courses. Moreover, theses in the working groups of the marine technology department are also conceivable.

If we have been able to further strengthen your interest, we look forward to receiving your application! Information on the application process as well as our specialist flyer marine sensors can be found on our page Apply.

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