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Production Engineering

The field of specialization Production Engineering is represented at the TU Dortmund University by the Institute of Machining Technology, the Institute of Forming Technology and Lightweight Construction, the Institute of Mechanics, the Chair of Plastics Technology and the Chair of Materials Technology. Production technology covers a wide field of activity for engineers. After the design of components, machines, vehicles, plants, etc., the manufacturing of goods must be realized through the use of suitable production processes.

Knowledge of the various manufacturing processes is a fundamental prerequisite for this. Only through an understanding of the interrelationships of the effective processes of the production processes can manufacturing plants be designed according to the set requirements. The task of production engineering is the economic production of goods. In addition to the processes and machines used to process the goods, the focus is also on the questions of organization and costs of the operational processes.

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Usually, goods consist of several components that have to be manufactured by different production processes. The selection of the most suitable methods requires comprehensive knowledge of the manufacturing processes. Of particular importance, however, is also an understanding of the process sequences and the active processes that occur. This ensures that the methods learned can be applied to very different processes. The contribution that production engineering can make to industrial progress thus also depends to a large extent on bringing together different specialist disciplines. Cooperation with other disciplines, such as computer science, microelectronics, electrical engineering, and materials and process engineering, is of particular importance for further development.

The profile consists of a compulsory and an elective part. More detailed descriptions of the selectable modules can be found in the Module Handbook Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering

Competences and job profiles

The career opportunities for broadly trained production engineers are very diverse and cross-sectoral. Areas of application include manufacturing/production, organization/technical services and work preparation. The range of possible positions includes the production engineer in the direct action of manufacturing to consulting engineers.

Specifically, the following positions, for example, may be achieved:

  • Manufacturing engineer, production planner
  • Production manager
  • Management assistant
  • Manager in small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Scientist in research and teaching
  • Industrial advisor
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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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