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Bachelor (1 Subject)

Logistics

Overview

Degree Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Field Engineering
Language German
Standard program duration 7 semesters
Admission restrictions None
Further in­for­mation Homepage (German only)
Module Handbook (German only)
Syllabus (German only)

Short profile

Logistics is the technological cornerstone of globalization. The efficient planning and control of value chains is what makes the worldwide procurement, production, and marketing of goods possible. The Logistics degree program is inter­dis­ci­plin­ary and reflects the versatile career profile of the industry. Students learn about logistics within the context of current knowledge in engineering, eco­nom­ics, and natural sciences. They develop the competence to view complex problems holistically and solve them efficiently.

The subdivision of studies into technology, business administration, data processing, and logistics highlights the inter­dis­ci­plin­ary orientation. Basic knowledge is imparted first within one area. In subsequent semesters students have the option to deepen their knowledge in the areas of intralogistics, transportation, and simulation. Additional qualifications and industrial internships round out the specialist knowledge and facilitate its application in the professional environment.

Upon completion of the Bachelor's degree, it is possible to delve deeper into specific disciplines in a Master's program.

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

Measured by the number of employees, currently around three million, logistics is the third largest branch of industry in Germany. Students are trained in areas that are in high demand in the job market. In addition to the planning of transportation logistics and intralogistics, typical operational areas include supply chain management and IT development. Logisticians are highly valued in many industries because of their analytical and technical capabilities as well as their structured way of working. The Bachelor's degree enables both a direct entry into business and the start of a Master's program. For a scientific career, a Master's degree is recommended.

Further in­for­mation

The Bachelor's program includes practical phases of 20 weeks in all. The internship can be freely chosen according to each student's personal interests. In the eight-week basic internship, the focus is on gaining practical knowledge. In the 12-week advanced internship, the knowledge and skills gained through study are put into practice. The internships reinforce the subject-oriented technological knowledge gained through study and introduce students to organizational problems in actual operations. They provide initial insights into professional life and help students implement knowledge and methods acquired during their studies within a practical context.

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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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