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Industrial internship

Welcome to the pages of the Internship Office of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. Here you will find important information on the structure, implementation and recognition of the industrial internship for the bachelor's degree programs in mechanical engineering, logistics and industrial engineering.

Drawing of the old mechanical engineering building in green on white background © Janine Beckmerhagen​/​TU Dortmund

The internship at a glance

The industrial internship is 20 weeks long. It is divided into a basic internship of 8 weeks and a specialized internship of 12 weeks. The possible areas of activity in the basic and specialized internships can be found in the training plans.

The requirements for the internship, the company as well as the reporting are described in the  internship guideline. The FAQ are an excerpt of the internship guidelines and answer the most frequently asked questions in brief.

Recognition of your internship

The internship is recognized on the basis of the submitted internship report. The internship report serves to document and reflect on the knowledge and experience acquired during the internship. The reporting requirements can be found in the internship guidelines.

You apply for recognition of the internship after completion of the internship via the Online-Portal on the Internship Office website. There you can also view the current processing status and the decision on recognition.

Contact the internship office

For questions not answered by the internship guideline and the FAQ, please feel free to contact us by e-mail at praktikum.mbtu-dortmundde or by phone at +49 231 755 4731. For a personal consultation an on-site consultation (MB I, Room E 06) is always offered on Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration is not required.

On the following dates the on-site consultation is cancelled:

  • 14.02.2023
  • 21.02.2023

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.

Interactive map

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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