What is a marine and technical engineer

2 Courses - What Is A Marine and Technical Engineer


Expert knowledge, sharpened technical skills, great managerial capabilities and the ability to see the big picture – these are just some of the qualities that describe the Marine and Technical Engineer. By applying to our one term elective course called Energy – Technology and Management which you as an international student are able to study at AAMS you will get a closer look at what it takes to become a Marine and Technical Engineer.

Ships, plants, factories and more
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. 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.

A broad range of qualities
The Marine and Technical Engineer will perform his/her functions at a senior level at shore-based establishments and aboard ships. The Marine and Technical Engineer is often in charge of establishing and coordinating a cooperation between diverse and often highly specialized professional groups. The Marine and Technical Engineer is thus a technical manager who is able to initiate and implement change in technical and technological organizations.

Full degree Danish programme
The Marine and Technical Engineering Programme is a Professional Bachelor Programme with a duration of between 3 – 4½ years, depending on the student’s background. For students with an upper secondary educational background, training lasts 4½ years and commences with a workshop course, where the student acquires a range of practical skills. For students with a practical vocational background, training commences with an introduction course, which includes an upper secondary supplementary education. Students, who have both an upper secondary and a vocational background, commence training without undergoing the workshop or introduction course.
Please note, that this programme is primarily taught in Danish.

The training to become a Marine and Technical Engineer incorporates a range of compulsory subjects such as:

  • Thermal plant and machinery
  • Electrical and electronic machinery, plant and equipment
  • Process analysis and automation
  • Management – economics, leadership and safety

In addition, the training includes elective subjects, where students specialize in one of the following areas:

  • Energy – Technology and Management
  • Process Analysis and Automation
  • STCW Courses
  • Management

The student may choose to do his/her elective subjects at one of our international partner institutions.
The final six months of training, the Bachelor semester, is comprised of two study units, each of which constitutes half of the semester:

  • Undergraduate placement
  • Bachelor Project

Both study units are generally carried out in collaboration with a public or private company.
Upon graduation, the student receives the official title of Bachelor of Technology Management and Marine Engineering.

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