University of Rostock

Advanced Design of Ships and Offshore Structures (EMShip +) [Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Program]

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Mechanical Engineering
English only
Winter semester: 15 Jan
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
2000€ - 4000€
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Start Dates
Winter Semester: October 1st
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
directly at the University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree. If specialized, the bachelor should be in Mechanics, Aero, Naval Architecture, Ocean Engineering, Civil Engineering, Material engineering or related fields.

Minimum standard period of study: 3 years.
Required ECTS credits: 180.


To be admitted at ULiège (Liege) - Master 1:

Existing background in the following fields are expected. The mentionned lectures are only given as exemples. Your lectures may have different names and content.

  1. Fundamental branches:
    1. Mathematics and Numerical Analysis.
    2. Physics, Thermodynamics.
  2. Solid mechanics, 5 credits (or equivalent).
  3. Strength of materials, 5 credits (or equivalent).
  4. Fluid mechanics, 5 cr, (or equivalent).
  5. Heat transfer, 5 credits (or equivalent).
  6. Dynamics of mechanical systems, 5 credits (or equivalent).
  7. Experience in programming, Finite Element Method, Programing code and CAD:
    1. Programming (coding), using for instance MATLAB, C++, Python, etc.
    2. Finite Element Method: appreciated but not mandatory.
    3. CAD tool is highly relevant (but not mandatory).

To be admitted in URO (Rostock) - Master 2:

You need to have completed 18 ECTS of Mechanics, 18 ECTS of Mathematics, 12 ECTS of fluid mechanics, 6 ECTS of Measurement Technology / Control Engineering (or equivalent lectures).

To be admitted in ECN (Nantes) - Master 2:

Candidates need to have completed lectures in Mathematics and Fluid Mechanics, which is verified through the admission procedure to enter at Master 1 at ULiège.

To be admitted at UPM (Spain) - Master 2: Candidates need to have succeeded the Master M1 at ULiège.

Language Requirements

The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

CEFR English
min B2
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
Very good knowledge of English (no further information provided by the university).

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
without admission restriction
Admission Test/Interview:
directly at the University
Application Fee:

Application Documents

Please find below main documents to be provided for EMSHIP application:

  1. Nationality certificate dated of the year of the registration issued by the local municipal authority, Embassy, consulate, Justice Minister, or a copy of the passport.
  2. Copy of your Secondary School Diploma translated in English or French.
  3. Copies, certified or authenticated by the institution attended (or by the EMSHIP institution in which you are studying at the moment), of your higher education studies diploma and a transcript of record with a translation (by a sworn translator) into English or French.
  4. Exhaustive list of lectures (if possible with a short summary or a link to a website).
  5. summary of your final dissertation (Bachelor or Master Thesis; if done) in French or English and a copy of the contents page.
  6. An English Proficiency Certificate (see language requirements). The English communication skills will be verified during the interview.
  7. Please provide, year by year, official documents for the past five years if they are not covered by your last diploma (Official declaration of enrolment for higher education or university studies, original employment certificate - specifying occupation start and end dates, declaration of military service). Translation in English or French if they are not.
  8. Two Recommendation letters in English.

In principle all copies have to be sworn. Therefore, simple translations can be accepted, but once in Belgium you will have to prove the original documents. That is why it is useful to upload sworn copies.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website