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Bachelor (1 Subject)

Mechanical Engineering

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

Mechanical engineering makes a crucial contribution to our society's state of technical development. The production of all industrial and consumer goods depends on the work of mechanical engineers. Both the de­sign of machines and plants and the development of new manufacturing processes require not only special technical ex­per­tise, but also well grounded knowledge in mathematics, physics, chem­is­try, electrical engineering, computer science, and business eco­nom­ics.

The Mechanical Engineering degree program is strongly re­search-oriented. Numerous re­search activities and a variety of courses conducted jointly with partners from industry ensure practical train­ing in all aspects of product development and manufacturing.

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering is an initial professional qualification and at the same time prepares graduates for Master's studies in Mechanical Engineering. The program uses a variety of teaching methods such as lectures, exercises, internships, laboratory sessions, business planning games, and supervised projects to impart theoretical knowledge to students in diverse ways while also train­ing them to work independently.

In order to prepare for the targeted development of an individual focus and to provide a sound basis for decision making, the foundation for engineering train­ing is first laid through intensive study of the required basic subjects. For example, there are modules in mathematics, physics, chem­is­try, measurement technology, computer science, electrical engineering, and mechanics. From the fifth semester onward, students select one of the five profile modules offered to focus their studies more specifically. The choices include Machine Technology, Production Technology, Technical Management, Materials Technology / Materials Testing, and Modeling and Simulation in Mechanics.

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

Wherever machines and plants are developed, built, operated, and maintained, there are employment opportunities for mechanical engineers. Depending on graduates' respective focus areas, job opportunities may for example be in development, proj­ect planning, construction and testing, production planning and monitoring, fabrication and production scheduling, quality assurance, maintenance and service, application consulting, or sales and distribution. Employment opportunities can also be found in engineering offices, business and professional associations, re­search and teaching, technical monitoring associations, and public service. Another possibility is self-employment, for example, in planning and construction, or as an independent expert. Alternative fields of activity can be found in corporate planning and consulting, or in the field of technical editing.

Strong demand for well trained engineers is expected to continue into the fu­ture.

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 the basic internship before starting Mechanical Engineering studies, since this will impart basic knowledge about the fabrication of workpieces and the assembly of structural components and products, as well as familiarizing the student with a variety of different manufacturing processes.

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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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