Maritime Engineer

Technical challenges in a global industry.

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Primary job tasks

As a maritime engineer, you can work with many types of engineering tasks within the maritime industry but also other sectors. Naval architecture, design of energy plants or oil platforms are just a few examples. You can also function in a more advisory role.

Your motivations and qualifications

  • Proficient in math and physics
  • Good planning and organizational skills
  • The ability to analyse things in a larger context
  • A qualifying degree

The programme

As an engineer you can choose between the diploma program of 3 ½ years or a master of engineering, which takes 5 years.

If you choose to the diploma programme you can specialise as a ship engineer by selecting DTU's course in maritime engineering. Other relevant study fields include electro, chemistry, IT or manufacturing.

You can also specialize your master’s programme to become a ships engineer by selecting DTU's course in maritime engineering. Other relevant fields include environmental technology, chemistry and technology, physics and nanotechnology, information technology and mechanical engineering.

Career opportunities

There are many engineers working in the maritime industry, and you can find employment with shipping companies, shipyards, engineering companies, with the Danish Maritime Authority or the navy. You have ample opportunities to specialise further or be stationed abroad.

3 good reasons for choosing this career path:

  • The chance to build an international career
  • Challenging technical tasks
  • Diverse employment opportunities

Title Maritime Engineer

Duration 3 ½ or 5 years

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