Since its establishment in 1896 Aarhus School of Marine and Technical Engineering has been an integral part of life in Aarhus. The school is situated on the waterfront of Aarhus within easy reach of the port of Aarhus, our numerous industry partners and local educational institutions. We are the largest Marine Engineering School in Denmark with approximately 1,000 students attending our 4½ year Bachelor Programme.
We take great pride in our high educational standards, our accredited status and our dynamic and maritime learning environment. We value our close connection with our students and continually support an array of social activities for both students and staff.
The Marine and Technical Engineer is responsible for the operation and maintenance of an array of different technical facilities. These technical facilities can be found both offshore and onshore – aboard ships, in plants and factories – as well as in the sustainable energy sector. The primary task of the Marine and Technical Engineer is to ensure that the technical facilities and installations operate at an optimal level in respect of safety, operating economies and the environment.
One of our 8. Semester elective is the Energy – Technology and Management course, which include subjects such as Bio Energy, Optimization of an Energy system, Renewable Energy Systems, Energy Efficiency and Offshore Oil Drilling and Oil Production.
Another one of our 8. Semester elective is the STCW course, which include subjects such as Ship Building and Stability, Ship Propulsion, Fire Fighting, Sea Rescue, Watch Keeping as well as Maintenance, English, Foreign Culture, Shipping and Seamen’s Law .
CBS Maritime is broadly embedded in the relevant research environments and teaching programs at CBS and our strategy can be summarized as “Building Strength Through Collaboration”.
Our internal strategy is mainly about pursuing collaboration and coordinating activities across departments and other relevant units. International shipping is an area that begs the participation of social science researchers with different expertise, so for us it is natural to seek such cross-departmental collaboration. We seek to increase the number of PhD students and we aspire to team up with other researchers at CBS, either by having more colleagues joining CBS Maritime or by collaborating with other groups at CBS on select issues. We need to host internal seminars and team-building workshops as well as invite guests from appropriate universities and research units to engage in dialogue. We also strive to support our PhD students by building a proper academic infrastructure designed specifically to developing their research and teaching abilities.
To make sure that our research is relevant to the international maritime community we focus on applied research and we seek to strengthen our external relationships to maritime businesses, organizations and authorities. The shipping industry has changed markedly over the past years, from a traditionally closed and secretive industry to an open industry with an outspoken interest in supporting independent research of relevance to the maritime community (which also includes authorities, companies in other maritime industries and several industry associations). We have established “dialogue partnerships” with a number of maritime companies and we have a well-established advisory board with representatives broadly from the maritime sector in Denmark as well as abroad.
The Copenhagen School of Marine Engineering and Technology Management is, Denmark’s oldest marine engineering school and has educated marine engineers since 1906. There are approximately 500 students and 40 employees. The Marine Engineering and Technology Management Programme is a professional bachelor’s programme in technology management and marine engineering.
SIMAC is Denmark’s largest maritime educational institution with 500 students and 90 proficient, highly educated employees. SIMAC offers study programmes for shipmaster and marine engineer.
Maritime DTU was established in 2014 and will coordinate and strengthen the four main missions of the university: research, education, innovation and public sector consultancy; within the maritime field.
At the same time, the centre will act as DTU’s contact to the maritime industry and also increase cooperation with other leading universities within the maritime field, both with regards to education and to research. The centre will maintain the current maritime educational activities and continuously create and develop attractive educations and courses across DTU.
At the same time the centre will increase the visibility and marketing of the educations toward the students and in that way attract more engineering students to the maritime courses and educations. The centre will also act to increase the contact and collaboration between the students and the industry through student projects and thereby make the education more attractive for the students and the graduates more attractive and employable for the industry.
Maritime DTU will function as a platform for new collaboration agreements with other leading universities regarding education and research within the maritime area. The center gives excellent opportunities for attracting well-regarded guest professors and PhD students from leading universities and research scenes.