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Program Structure and Course Overview

The following modules are mandatory and need to be passed throughout your studies:

  • Machining Technology
  • Materials Technology
  • Forming Technology
  • Laboratory Work
  • Project Work
  • Interdisciplinary Qualification
    • Any non-technical or language can be counted
  • Master's Thesis

Within the frame of the elective courses, all students have the chance to specialize in a subject they wish to. The below-stated range of courses is currently offered:

  • Automation & Robotics
  • Simulation Methods in Solid Mechanics
  • Advanced Simulation Techniques in Metal Forming
  • Measruement Engineering
  • Fatigue Behaviour
  • Machining Process Simulation
  • Topics in Manufacturing Technologyt
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Basics of Materials and Technology
  • Numerical Methods for Reliability Engineering
  • Introduction to Reliability Engineering
  • Aluminium

An excellent engineer must, of course, have broad technical knowledge. However, soft and foreign language skills as well as a general interest in non-technical issues concerning society and culture are also essential for advanced problem-solving in international environments.

To meet this demand, the MMT module "Interdisciplinary Qualification" with a total of 10 CP gives you access to the complete range of lectures of TU Dortmund University.

Language Courses:

Language courses in German or other languages offered by our Foreign Language Department count as credits. MMT usually provides an extra MMT German Course starting at the beginner level A1. If you have already taken German classes, you can sign up for the appropriate regular advanced course at the language center.

Non-Technical Courses:

Not only language but any non-technical courses that you complete successfully with a passing grade can be counted as interdisciplinary qualification. Feel free to browse through the LSF-System​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ of TU Dortmund University for lectures you would be interested in.

In the first two semesters, students gain deep, theoretical knowledge in the field of manufacturing technology. Furthermore, students choose elective modules according to their individual interests.

The second year of study is dedicated to acquiring practical skills by completing the laboratory and scientific project work modules. In this way, the understanding, as well as the competence of applying the theoretical knowledge in practice, is consolidated. In the same way, students shall learn to be able to compare the manufacturing processes currently applied in the industry with state-of-the-art developments in specific fields. Furthermore, students become familiar with organizing and implementing projects with several members.

Due to the internationality of the master's program, students acquire intercultural competence. The module Interdisciplinary Qualification allows students to familiarize themselves with the methodology of other disciplines like the humanities, the social or economic sciences. Competencies acquired in rhetoric and language courses can be applied in everyday working life and contribute to the students´ personal development.

With the final Master´s Thesis, students prove their ability to work on a complex problem independently. Graduates are able to analyze and optimize existing manufacturing processes, evaluate existing production systems, and design new techniques.

Throughout this curriculum, the students will gain extensive knowledge and competencies in the fields of manufacturing technology. They will acquire the ability to approach and solve advanced problems systematically by organizing and preparing work packages within a research project. They will also learn to transfer scientific results and gain experience in R&D for carrying out projects in leading industrial companies.

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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