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Studium Fundamentale

Information for lecturers

In general, all courses can be offered within this framework that are understandable and interesting for students from other disciplines and that can be taken without special prior knowledge. This includes, for example, introductory courses or interdisciplinary courses that place one’s own subject in a different context. We are very happy about completely new event concepts, for which the Studium Fundamentale offers the necessary freedom.

Required information for registration are: Name of the event, department, lecturer, time, place, number of places offered for Studium Fundamentale, short summary of the content, requirements for a certificate of attendance (2 CPs), requirements for a certificate of achievement (3 CPs).

You can open or create courses for Studium Fundamentale in the LSF – it is important here that they are assigned to the central category “Studium Fundamentale”. Feel free to use the instructions on how to enter new events.

Students of the Bachelor’s degree programs in Computer Science (with minor in Econmics and Business Administration), Statistics, Data Analysis and Data Management, Biochemical and Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Information and Communication Engineering, Spatial Planning, Educational Sciences and Journalism as well as of the Master’s degree program in Computer Science are required to participate in the StuFu. For all other students, participation is voluntary. Since the Winter semester 2010/11 the Studium Fundamentale of TU Dortmund University has been cooperating with the Studium Generale of FH Dortmund. So it can happen that students of FH Dortmund participate in your courses. For them, participation is also voluntary.

Students register in the LSF under the category “Studium Fundamentale”. All events offered within this framework are listed here. Should you wish to have an individual registration procedure, please indicate this under the point “remark” for the respective course in the LSF.

If the registration deadline in the LSF has already expired and you receive requests from students for additional places in your course, it is up to you whether you still want to admit them or not. A subsequent registration of students in the LSF is not necessary. Registration in the LSF only serves the structured allocation of the limited places in the courses, but is not relevant for exam registrations or the like.

Since Studium Fundamentale students are entering a completely new “territory”, it would be nice if you could also address the requirements for Studium Fundamentale students in the first event, in which mostly organizational aspects are discussed, so that the students know them and you know who is participating in the context of StuFu.

One idea would be to open your regular course for StuFu students and offer them an additional introductory and/or final course/seminar hour. Here, necessary prior knowledge could be ensured and students could be introduced to a departmentthat is foreign to them, or what they have learned could be reflected on again at the end of the semester. However, this is only a suggestion and by no means absolutely necessary. 

It is up to you to determine the exact requirements. Students may earn either 3 CPs or 2 CPs in StuFu courses. 2 CPs comprise active participation, often including a presentation or protocol. 3 CPs are awarded for a course including an examination (written exam, term paper, oral exam). As a rule, the courses comprise 2 SWS. At the beginning of the semester, please inform the coordination office about the requirement for participation or an examination. These are also visible to students in the current course catalog of StuFu.

There is an exception for BCI students. For them, an active participation certificate is not sufficient. They need “successful participation”, i.e. a certificate that goes beyond the mere “attendance certificate” and includes, for example, group work, presentations, protocols or similar.

Students register via your preferred method. It is important that you communicate this method to the students. If you want to run the exam administration via BOSS, please send the following data to the responsible persons: exam type, first examiner, exam date. Your course will then be recorded in BOSS.

The easiest way is to enter the (successful) participation in BOSS at the end of the course.

If you do not use BOSS, the students bring the module certificate of the StuFu with them. On this module slip, you confirm to the students that they have completed the course. The students then forward this slip to their examination office.

Students who voluntarily participate in the Studium Fundamentale can receive a certificate in addition to the completed Modulschein.

All StuFu events are listed in the LSF under the category “Studium Fundamentale“. This category can be found in the general course catalog in the LSF.

You can view the participants yourself in the LSF. If you do not have the right to do so in the LSF, you can request a list of participants from the responsible persons.

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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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