Why study Maritime Engineering?

With 71 percent of its surface covered by water, the earth can be called the blue planet. The oceans are the main highways of international trade. Moreover, they provide us with many vital resources: the oceans have vast living resources in the form of fish and plankton and there are gigantic resources of raw materials below the seas such as oil, gas and minerals. 75 per cent of the energy of the sun that is absorbed by the earth is absorbed by the oceans. This energy can be utilized by offshore wind turbines and wave energy converters, and it is the basis for the life in the oceans that can be utilized for food.

Ships are the most energy efficient means transportation and with 90 per cent of world trade being ship borne it is the basis for our modern life. Also, cruising, sailing and boating provide great fun for many people.

Only by being better at utilizing the resources of the seas will it be possible to feed the growing population of the earth. And only by improving our activities at sea can we reduce our harmful impact on the environment and in this way make the living conditions better, for both humans and animals. This is the paramount future challenge for naval architects and other engineers dealing with maritime engineering.

          

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Why study NMME?

The Nordic Master in Maritime Engineering combines the lead expertise of the five universities with long standing tradition and competence in the field of naval architecture, offshore engineering and maritime engineering. The programme gives you the opportunity to choose between five study environments that are all highly specialised and technologically advanced. It thus offers you a unique possibility to benefit from the lead expertise of each of the five universities and specialize to the top level in a stimulating environment together with other Nordic and international students.

 

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27 MAY 2017