The master's program in logistics at TU Dortmund University is a full-time program that comprises three semesters, with the third semester being devoted exclusively to writing the master's thesis. The aim of the master's program is to deepen basic logistics knowledge and to expand technical and methodological knowledge. The level of achievement is higher than in the bachelor's program to enable graduates to pursue an academic career as well as to reach management positions in industrial companies.
The focus of the master's program is on scientific work. Lectures by external lecturers and the teaching and application of skills in cooperation with contacts from industry ensure the practical relevance of the application-oriented content. The courses in the master's program build on the knowledge gained in the bachelor's program - especially in the areas of physical logistics, information logistics and logistics management. They promote systemic and networked thinking, impart in-depth methodological knowledge and provide a foundation for a scientific approach to work.
The choice of subjects and the course of study are not predetermined for either logistics or economics subjects. As a result, individual qualification profiles are created that are just as versatile as the demands placed on graduates by industry and research. In specialized laboratories, consisting among other things of practical project work or business games, strategic and managerial decisions are rehearsed in groups and the acquired skills are independently tested with regard to their practical applicability.
In view of the high demands placed on master's graduates, the essential aim of the master's program is to impart specialist competencies, methods and skills. Master's graduates in logistics stand out from Bachelor's graduates in that they have the ability to develop new methods and procedures in logistics in research. They grasp technical interrelationships across disciplines and apply scientific methods independently. They are thus particularly qualified for logistics consulting or for leading management functions in the development of holistic solutions for complex systems. In addition, graduates are qualified to critically classify findings from logistics and related scientific disciplines and to act on their own responsibility.
At a glance
Standard period of study Start of study
3 Semesters Wintersemester & Summersemester
90 ECTS German, partly English
none Equivalent Bachelor's degree
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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.
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".Zum Lageplan