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Program Structure and Course Overview

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

Machining Technology I + II

Materials Technology

Plastics Technology

Bulk Metal Forming

Sheet Metal Forming

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:

Elective Courses offered in the winter semester:

Fundamentals of Robotic

Finite Element Method I

Advanced Simulation Techniques in Metal Forming I 

Introduction to Reliability Engineering

Additive Manufacturing

Measruement Engineering

Machining Process Simulation

  • Basics of Materials Technology

Finite Inelasticity

Non-linear Finite Element Methods


Elective Courses offered in the summer semester:

Automation and Handling Systems

Finite Element Method II

Advanced Simulation Techniques in Metal Forming II 

Advanced Methods for Reliability Engineering

​​​​​​​Fatigue Behaviour​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​Parameter Identification​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​Non-linear Continuum Mechanics​​​​​

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.