Businesses operating within the Blue Economy/industry are always looking for highly educated technical profiles. Not only is the worldwide ‘ocean economy’ valued at around US$ 1.5 trillion per year, the marine and maritime sectors are also rapidly evolving. In response, the University of Ghent and the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology have joined forces and developed one of the few programmes specifically aimed at the Blue Economy. It provides hands-on learning opportunities for (working) students to prepare for the rapidly evolving demands within the sector. Its approach is unique in that it combines online/distant learning with an on-site starting and closing event, providing you with the necessary flexibility for your personal schedule. You will have the opportunity to come into contact with relevant stakeholders within the industry whilst following workplace-based training. The combination of practical skills and an academic background, will offer you all the necessary tools needed to fully prepare for the rapidly evolving demands of the blue economy sector.