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Certificate programs at TU Dortmund University

Students at TU Dortmund University have the opportunity to develop interdisciplinary skills beyond their own studies through various certificate programs. Certificate programs provide students with qualifications that are not or only partially part of their chosen field of study and can be completed as voluntary additional work beyond the actual bachelor's or master's degree program.

The range of certificates offered at TU Dortmund University is diverse. Some certificate programs address a specific target group, such as student teachers, while others are open to all interested students. The thematic spectrum ranges from the topics of sustainability, innovation and technology management, entrepreneurship, literature pedagogy, writing consulting to international engagement.

Teachers or departments of TU Dortmund University who are interested in developing a certificate program can find a key point paper here, in which organizational and administrative questions are clarified.

General certificates

The Certificate "Studium International" is aimed at all students who wish to engage internationally and expand their competencies in this regard.

Link to the Studium International

The Studium oecologicum certificate enables all students to deal with sustainability issues in an intensive and interdisciplinary way.

Link to the Studium oecologicum

The Center for Higher Education (zhb) offers the certificate "Training as a Writing Consultant" in the field of foreign languages. Welcome are all students who want to acquire relevant writing and consulting skills for their future professional practice and who want to promote academic writing in the subject.

Link to the training to become a writing consultant

Through the DaCoNet certificate, students in all disciplines gain a strong knowledge of data handling and data literacy skills.

Link to Data Literacy

The interdisciplinary certificate program mainly addresses students of mathematical, technical and engineering sciences and aims to promote interdisciplinary exchange, practical digital innovation and entrepreneurial skills.

Link to Digital Technology Management

The "Entrepreneurship" certificate is offered by the CET and is aimed at all students who wish to acquire entrepreneurial skills in addition to their studies.

The continuing education program for senior citizens offers a structured educational program over five semesters that culminates in a certificate. Certain enrollment requirements apply to the certificate.

Link to the Senior Studies

Certificates for student teachers

The ISoLDE certificate is offered by the Department of Cultural Studies and is aimed at student teachers who would like to take a closer look at the topic of "Inclusion - Play - Digital Media".

Link to ISoLDE: Inclusion - Play - Digital Media

The Certificate in Literary Pedagogy is an additional qualification offered to student teachers of German who wish to study topics related to the promotion of reading motivation, language and reading development, and inclusion.

Link to Literature Pedagogy

The additional qualification German as a Foreign Language/German as a Second Language enables student teachers of German Studies to teach German as a Foreign Language and German as a Second Language.

Link to German as a Foreign Language/German as a Second Language

The Bilingual Learning and Teaching Certificate is designed for student teachers majoring in English who wish to obtain an additional qualification in bilingual teaching alongside their studies. Certain enrollment requirements apply to the certificate.

Link to Bilingual Learning and Teaching

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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 South Campus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dort­mund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Campus). 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 North Campus to South Campus by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Campus 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 15 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 North Campus. 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 South Campus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Campus and offers a direct connection to South Campus 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”.

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