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B.Sc. Industrial Engineering

The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering trains specialists for interdisciplinary tasks and promotes the potential of future managers. Accordingly, the program is interdisciplinary in nature, with the faculties of business administration, electrical engineering and information technology, and mechanical engineering working closely together.

Through the study of fundamentals in mathematics, engineering and economics, in combination with specific technical knowledge, students gain the ability to solve technical and economic problems. Industrial engineers are characterized by their high analytical and organizational skills, which enable them to increase efficiency, quality and productivity in an economic and technical way. The education at the University of Technology is very practice-oriented and enables the deepening of theoretical knowledge through laboratories and internships.

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In the first four semesters, students are taught fundamentals and methods in the disciplines of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, economics, natural sciences, statistics and computer science, with a focus on knowledge from engineering and economics.

After the four semesters, students have a basis in engineering science that enables them to make an informed choice for the subsequent specialization. In support of this, an information event on profile selection is offered in the fourth semester. The choice of profile is made by registering for the first profile-specific examination.

Starting in the fifth semester, the following three profiles are available for selection:

Students complete their studies in the 7th semester with a 12-week specialized internship and the bachelor's thesis.

Previous experience and internships

To review and supplement math skills, we recommend thePre-Course in mathematics. 

The 3-week course is offered every year in Sep­tem­ber.

A total of 20 weeks of industrial internship is required - consisting of an eight-week basic internship and a twelve-week specialized internship. We strongly recommend that you complete the basic internship before you begin your studies. This will provide you with basic knowledge in the manufacture of workpieces and the assembly of subassemblies and products, as well as familiarizing you with the variety of different manufacturing processes. Further in­for­mation can be found on the pages of the Internship Office.

At a glance

Standard period of study                                  Start of study
7 Semesters                                                          Wintersemester

Credits                                                                        Language
210 ECTS                                                                German, partly English

Internship                                                                  Application Deadline
8 weeks basic internship +                             15. Juli (Admission restricted)
12 weeks specialized internship

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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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