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.
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.
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”.