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Master (1 Subject)

Manufacturing Technology (MMT)


Degree Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Field Engineering
Language English
Standard program duration 4 semesters
Admission restrictions None
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Short profile

The Master of Science in Manufacturing Technology (MMT) focuses on the analysis of advanced manufacturing problems with a strong emphasis on the combination of scientific theoretical courses and experimental industrial setups. The fully English-taught master’s degree program provides excellent uni­ver­si­ty train­ing for outstanding, motivated, and committed students within a re­search-based frame­work involving industrial cooperation. Moreover, you can experience the intercultural exchange with your fellow students from all over the world.

In the first two semesters, students gain a deep, theoretical knowledge in manufacturing technology. Furthermore, students choose elective modules according to individual interests. The second study year is dedicated to acquiring practical skills by completing the laboratory and scientific proj­ect work modules. This consolidates academic understanding with the competence of applying theoretical knowledge in practice. Likewise, students learn to be able to compare manufacturing processes currently applied in industry with state-of-the-art developments in specific fields. Students also become familiar with organizing and implementing projects in small collaborative groups. Due to the internationality of the Master's program, students acquire intercultural competence. The module Interdisciplinary Qualification allows students to familiarize themselves with the methodology of other disciplines such as humanities, social sciences, or eco­nom­ics. Competences acquired in rhetoric and lan­guage courses can be applied in everyday working life and contribute to the students' personal development. With the final Master's thesis, students prove their ability to work on a complex problem independently.

Knowledge and skills

Applicants should hold a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or an equivalent field. Your Bachelor's education should include at last three years of engineering-related courses with a minimum of 180 Credit Points* (CP):

- 12 CP mechanics

- 18 CP mathematics

- 20 CP materials engineering, production engineering, theory of de­sign, and/or metallurgy and feedback control

* 1 Credit Point is equivalent to 30 working hours

Furthermore, applicants must show that they have passed a lan­guage proficiency test, since the program is fully English-taught. The MMT program requires an overall grade of 1.9 (German system) for the Bachelor's degree.

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Professional fields

Successful graduation from TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity opens up a range of opportunities in the German and in­ter­na­tio­nal job markets. After finishing your studies in Master of Science in Manufacturing Technology, you are able to

- understand advanced manufacturing problems

- evaluate existing production systems

- de­sign new techniques

- communicate scientific results and insights

- approach and solve advanced problems systematically.

A professional career is possible in any technical field and almost any branch and sector of industry, both domestically and abroad. Graduates are able to work successfully in integrative and inter­dis­ci­plin­ary topic areas. Furthermore, it is possible for graduates to pursue a doctoral degree at one of the chairs in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.

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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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