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Management of electrical systems

A variety of specializations are provided in the Management of Electrical Systems profile. For example, students can opt for an energy technology or communications technology focus, gaining in-depth insights into control engineering, electrical machines, power electronics and on-board systems.

The electric power system is changing and facing many new challenges. The increase in renewable energy plants (RES) not only changes the direction of power flow, but also influences the stability of the electrical grid. In addition to the various possibilities of generating electrical energy in a decentralized manner, students learn in depth about power electronic technologies, which are increasingly being used. Furthermore, the effects on the grid and the challenges of the power systems are described.

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A newly built HVDC hall, a smart grid lab and insights into current research underpin the knowledge gained and provide a good insight into future job opportunities. An insight into competitive systems and market modeling of the energy industry rounds out the profile. Similarly, mobile networks are facing a transformation. Smartphones and social networks are constant companions these days. The demand for WLAN in public places and also the need for faster and better Internet is increasing so that the expansion of broadband networks is indispensable. Students learn in-depth about the development of mobile networks and their structure, distinguishing between local radio networks, satellite radio networks and cellular radio networks. While the knowledge from the field of communication networks and communications engineering is deepened, image communication, communication via satellites and digital transmission systems are described in an extended way.

In addition, students learn in-depth control engineering skills in the area of automation. Skills include modeling and application of controls and systems and robotics. Furthermore, students learn about the functioning of on-board networks in automotive applications as well as electromagnetic compatibility.

The compulsory and elective areas can be found in the Module Handbook Master 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.

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

In this profile, students acquire in-depth knowledge of the electrical power system and communication network. Building on the knowledge from the bachelor's degree, new technologies and challenges in particular are taught here. A deepened understanding of different operating equipment and functionality of the respective networks provide a more comprehensive knowledge. Due to the detailed knowledge acquired, graduates of this specialization are readily employed as experts in selected fields. Basically, industrial engineers can be employed as project managers, product managers, in planning, research or development. Depending on the modules chosen, students are experts in energy technology, communication technology or control engineering systems. Due to their interdisciplinary nature, industrial engineers are also employed in the field of consulting.


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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