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.
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.
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.
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”.