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Interdisciplinary Qualification

Formal criteria The module "Interdisciplinary Qualification" serves to deal with the contents of other subject disciplines in an exemplary manner. These are elements outside the module handbooks of the Bachelor's and Master's degree program of the student's own field of study as well as outside the course offerings of the Faculty of Business and Economics. Beyond that, the choice is left to the students.

It is mandatory that the courses are university courses. In each of the courses taken, a performance (module examination or partial performance) must be achieved, which is concluded with a graded examination. You can also complete the module with several partial performances, if in total at least the credit points required in the module handbook are achieved. The calculation of the module grade is based on § 18 paragraph 8 of the Bachelor and Master Examination Regulations.

Registration In this case, registration for the examination does not take place via the BOSS system. Registration is done directly with the respective chair. Please note the registration information and admission criteria, as well as possible capacity restrictions of the respective courses on the websites of the chairs.

Recognition The certificate of achievement for the "Interdisciplinary Qualification", which was acquired within the framework of the current course of study at the TU Dortmund University, must be submitted directly to the examination office.

Achievements acquired abroad or at another university must be examined on a case-by-case basis. The application for recognition including the certificate of achievement must be sent by e-mail to the study coordination. Please use the following form "Antrag auf Anerkennung von Prüfungsleistungen". The column "Confirmation of equivalence" does not need to be filled out in this case. After approval, the application will be sent directly to the examination office for entry into the BOSS system.

Achievements made in an immediately preceding Bachelor's degree program that have not already been recognized for the Bachelor's degree can usually be recognized as "Interdisciplinary Qualification" for the Master's degree program. The achievements may, but need not, be noted as an additional subject on the Bachelor's certificate. Recognition requires the submission of a transcript of records from the department and the transcript of records from your bachelor's degree. This is always a case-by-case decision!

We are happy to provide you with an excerpt of the courses that can be taken for the Interdisciplinary Qualification. In addition, all events of the TU Dortmund University that meet the criteria (see handling of the module "Interdisciplinary Qualification") may be taken.

Lecture Series "Electrical Engineering and Information Technology - Problem Solutions for the 21st Century"

  • Winter semester
  • Important: For use as an Interdisciplinary Qualification, the module examination (3 LP) must be taken. The pure participation (2 LP) cannot be used as Interdisciplinary Qualification!

Lecture series "Electrical Engineering and Information Technology - Paving the way for a sustainable future".

  • Summer semester
  • Important: For use as an Interdisciplinary Qualification, the module examination (3 LP) must be taken. The pure participation (2 LP) cannot be used as Interdisciplinary Qualification!

Lecture "Data Literacy - Elementary Data Understanding" (3 LP)

  • Summer and winter semester

Lecture "Patent and Trademark Law"

  • Winter semester

Seminar "Project Management" as part of the Engineers Without Borders Challenge (IoGC)

  • Winter semester

Seminar "Engineering meets Art" with the topic "Energy to Sound

  • Winter semester

Property oriented semifinished product production

  • Winter semester

The Knowledge Makers - Fields of Work in Science Journalism

  • Winter semester




Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is "Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen" (closer to Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dort­mund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from Campus Nord to Campus Süd by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus Nord and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät"). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station ("Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof") and Düsseldorf main station via the "Düsseldorf Airport Train Station" (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station "Stadtgarten", usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At "Stadtgarten" you switch trains and get on line U42 towards "Hombruch". Look out for the Station "An der Palmweide". From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop "Dort­mund Kampstraße". From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop "Dort­mund Wittener Straße". Switch to bus line 447 and get off at "Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S".

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on Campus Nord. One ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S") is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the "Technologiepark" and (via Campus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Campus Nord and offers a direct connection to Campus Süd every five minutes.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.

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The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

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