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Bachelor (1 Subject)

Industrial Engineering


Degree Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Field Engineering
Language German
Standard program duration 7 semesters
Admission restrictions Admission restriction (NC) for the 1st to 4th semester:
Overview of NC processes (German only)
Further information Homepage
Module Handbook (German only)
Curriculum (German only)

Short profile

The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering trains specialists for interdisciplinary tasks and promotes the potential of future managers. Accordingly, the degree program itself is interdisciplinary, in that the departments of Business and Economics, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, and Mechanical Engineering all particiate in close collaboration. Training at TU Dortmund University is very practice-oriented and makes it possible to deepen theoretical knowledge through laboratory sessions and internships.

During the first four semesters, students learn the basics of economics, natural sciences, and engineering that are essential for the subject. They also gain fundamental knowledge of data processing and take one compulsory elective course. In the business sciences, they acquire the necessary basic knowledge of business administration, economics, law, and accounting. The natural sciences module includes the subject areas of mathematics and statistics. In engineering, the basics of machine elements, materials technology, data processing, electrical engineering, mechanics, and systems theory are covered.

After four semesters, one of the following profiles is chosen:

  • Production Management
  • Industrial Management
  • Management of Electrical Systems.

Knowledge and skills

No special prior knowledge is required. For this degree program, the preparatory course in mathematics is helpful. This serves to refresh and supplement the mathematics students have learned in school. It is offered once a year, in September, and lasts three weeks.

Professional fields

In almost all areas of the economy, an increase in business processes characterized by high technology and division of labor can be observed. At the same time, internationalization, economic competition, and the implementation of new information technologies require a constantly increasing level of professional competence from the managers and employees who have to organize and improve these processes. In corporate management, industrial engineers help to optimize highly complex technical processes. They apply modern information technologies efficiently and make use of employees' competences without losing sight of social factors and the ecological balance. Through the interdisciplinary training, you will gain a unique combination of knowledge and skills. On the basis of your optimal combination of knowledge and skills, you will have a good employment outlook.

Further information

An industrial internship of 20 weeks is required – consisting of an eight-week basic internship and a 12-week advanced internship – which can be completed during the studies, either continously or split into several phases. It is highly recommended to complete at least portions of the required industrial internship before starting courses, since the lecture-free periods of the academic terms offer only limited opportunities to do this. For more information on how to undertake the internship, see the department's internship guidelines.

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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 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 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 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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