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Management of electrical systems

Electricity accompanies and connects us. Whether it's the cell phone we charge, the computer we work on, or the light we turn on in the apartment in the evening. But where exactly does the electricity from the socket come from, where is it generated and how is it distributed? What route does it take and what measures have been taken to ensure that it arrives at our homes with as little loss as possible, safely and in good quality?

In the profile "Management of electrical systems", the essential knowledge in the field of electrical networks is taught. These are divided into energy systems on the one hand and communication networks on the other. Within the energy systems, this includes the functioning and structure of modern energy supply systems, the connection of operating resources, the transport of energy as well as the necessary basics from energy technology. This profile provides the first in-depth insight into the transformation of the electrical network, which is brought closer to the students not only through the teaching of practical skills, but also through the inclusion of field trips.

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Another focus of this immersion is the field of communication technology. Making phone calls, writing and receiving messages have become everyday routines. Music is listened to with wireless headphones or in the car via the radio. An understanding of how these signals are transmitted and processed, as well as how communication works, is taught here. The knowledge gained can be deepened and applied through accompanying practical experiments.

The compulsory and elective modules can be found in the Module Handbook Bachelor in Industrial Engineering of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.
The modules from the field of economics can be found in the module handbook of the Faculty of Economics.

Competences and job profiles

After graduation, graduates with a specialization in "Management of electrical systems" can work as specialists in various areas. For example, they can go to distribution network operators or transport network operators to work in network planning. With their acquired knowledge in the field of energy management, a start in an energy market oriented profession is also possible. Due to their interdisciplinary nature, work in project management is also possible. If the chosen focus in the specialization is on the telecommunications sector, an entry into mobile network providers is conceivable. Basically, the field of work includes activities in the areas of research, development, planning, project management and product management.


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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