Quality Management

The Faculty of Maritime Studies is certified according to ISO 9001

This is to certify that the management system of

Wilhelmshaven Oldenburg Elsfleth
Weserstraße 52, 26931 Elsfleth, Germany

has been found to conform to the Quality Management System standard:

ISO 9001:2008

This certificate is valid for the following scope: Planning and conduct of a B.Sc. degree course for Nautical Studies linked to a certificate of competency for masters and officers, taking into consideration the specific training requirements of STCW in compliance with Niedersächsisches Hochschulgesetz and valid examination regulations.

The certificate is valid from 17 September 2016 until 14 September 2018.

Extract from the QM handbook (Quality Management Policy)

In our degree courses in nautical science for ships’ officers we adhere to all relevant national and international regulations, in particular the minimum requirements laid down in the international convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for seafarers (STCW). We will ensure that teaching staff will be informed of all changes in the training regulations and will implement them in their teaching.

The course teaching is practically related. The students have access to appropriate teaching materials which will allow them to develop the skills necessary in their future work field.

Close contacts with the shipping industry and administration are maintained, so that the teaching content meets the requirements of potential employers.

Reflecting the international character of shipping, the maritime faculty maintains close links with partner universities abroad, thus encouraging the mobility of students and staff.

In addition to the professional skills necessary for commanding a ship, the course also imparts the vital skills of problem-solving competence, quick-thinking, and the ability to work well and communicate in a team.

To ensure that teaching content continues to be up-to-date and practically-related, the maritime faculty participates in applied research projects.

Teaching and further training of staff is subject to a continuous process of improvement within the framework of the Quality Management System.