Today, new knowledge in science, economics, management, and technology is created almost exclusively from large quantities of complex data. The ability to process such data competently and good academic training in this area are in demand in the job market. The proper handling of patient or customer data, share prices and returns, and weather or climate information is well paid and increasingly in demand.
The two-year Master's program in Data Science builds on the Bachelor's program of the same name and can be started in either the winter or summer semester. It is a joint project of the Department of Statistics, Computer Science, and Mathematics, under the leadership of the Department of Statistics.
Since the areas of responsibility in this field of work and research are constantly and rapidly changing, this course of study offers up-to-date training as well as both in-depth statistical and mathematical theory and current methods and new knowledge. As a result, graduates are well equipped to carry out scientific work and are able to classify scientific findings critically and implement them responsibly.
The program consists of various mandatory and elective modules. A portion of the courses can be chosen by the students according to their own interests. All mandatory courses are offered in English; elective courses may be conducted in German.
Graduates of a Bachelor's program in data science, statistics, mathematics, computer science, or a related field can be admitted to this Master's program (if necessary, after satisfying certain specified conditions). For this, the Bachelor's degree must have been completed with at least a final grade of "good" (at least 2.5).
Graduates of this Master's program are highly sought after by industry in a variety of areas (including pharmaceutical research, banking, insurance, software development, and private and public research institutes, as well as market research and business consulting), especially to handle projects with large amounts of data independently and responsibly.
Those who would like to can spend one or two semesters at one of our numerous partner universities, studying for example in England, Spain, France, Italy, or Turkey. Long-term partnerships between TU Dortmund University and these universities guarantee problem-free recognition of academic achievements during study abroad.
External internships can be done, for example, as part of the course Case Studies 2.
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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”.