Although C-MAT does not offer internships, the students become truly submerged in industry practice during the course of the programmes. First, numerous excursions and company visits are organized as part of the various courses. During those visits students can strengthen the contact with industry and get an insight into state-of-the-art industry practices. Second, courses do not only include well-known academic guest lecturers, but also top managers from the maritime and air transport industry. Last but not least, our Master dissertations are developed in close cooperation with transport companies. Dissertation topics are jointly proposed by C-MAT and our partner enterprises and subsequently treated by teams of up to three students. This approach provides students an insight into management practices and contacts to the industry.