Logistics (BSc/MSc)

Faculty: Economics and Social Sciences
Degree: Bachelor of Science / Master of Science
Standard period of study: 7 trimesters for Bachelor + 5 trimester Master

Admission requirements:

  • They must have a general higher education entrance qualification (Abitur)
  • They must have passed the officer examination
  • They must be enlisted as a temporary-career volunteer for 13 years in the line officer career
  • Study language: German
  • Start of studies: Beginning of October


The consecutive bachelor’s and master’s programmes in logistics at Helmut-Schmidt-Universität are unique in Germany and provide students with in-depth skills in both technical and quantitative logistics. The bachelor’s and master’s programmes in logistics give students a broad background in economics and engineering.

Both programmes are intensive study programmes. Students can graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree after two and a quarter years and with a Master of Science degree after four years.

Design exercises and laboratory work in engineering subjects help students to put theories into practice and to apply methods, procedures and tools.

Due to the busy schedule of students in the bachelor’s programme in logistics, study abroad is not possible. While it is not compulsory in the master’s programme either, it is recommended.

Program Structure

Studies at Helmut-Schmidt-Universität start in early October. The academic year is divided into autumn, winter and spring trimesters, each of which lasts twelve weeks. The lecture-free period from July to September is for examinations, papers, final theses, summer modules, internships, and study abroad. Students may also use the lecture-free periods for holidays and leisure.

Each programme consists of modules that end with an examination. Information on the examination is provided in the module handbook. Students who pass the examination receive a set number of credit points and a grade. Every credit point brings students closer to the total number of credit points required for graduation. Students at the University require 180 credit points for a bachelor’s degree and an additional 120 credit points for a master’s degree. The final grade is calculated on the basis of the grades students have received for all the module examinations they have passed.

The degree programmes in logistics consist of modules. Modules are study units on specific topics with a set duration. They are stepping stones towards programme objectives. A module covers related content and can consist of one or several courses. Modules are usually completed in one trimester. In some cases, modules may be spread over two trimesters or, in some cases, even over three trimesters. Students obtain credit points (ECTS credits) for each module they complete. The number of the credits is based on the average workload including course attendance, preparatory and follow-up work, practical elements, and examinations. Detailed descriptions of modules can be found in the module handbook.

The degree programmes in logistics consist of compulsory modules, elective modules, and a thesis paper.

Most of the courses, in particular in the bachelor’s programme, take the form of lectures and exercises. Seminars are also offered in which students work together on special issues. Where possible, all courses include a variety of learning methods such as economic experiments, the study of relevant literature, and laboratory work.


Application forms are available at your nearest Bundeswehr careers information office. As soldiers carry a great deal of responsibility, the application process starts with an in-depth counselling session. Contact information for Bundeswehr career advisors can be found www.bundeswehrkarriere.de. The free hotline number is 0800 9800880.

Student Advisory / Contact

Advisory services are provided by members of each academic department under the responsibility of the faculties.


Prof. Dr.Ing. Alice Kirchheim
Telefon: 040 6541–2126
E-Mail: [email protected]

Students who wish to study at HSU within the framework of a cooperation with a company, foundation, authority or other institutional partner, as well as soldiers who wish to study at HSU within the framework of the BFD, should contact university marketing:

Astrid Strüßmann
Phone: +49 (0)40 6541-3855
E-Mail: [email protected]

Susanne Killus
Phone: +49 (0)40 6541-3652
E-Mail: [email protected]


Letzte Änderung: 29. April 2024