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Master (1 Subject)

Mechanical Engineering

Overview

Degree Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Field Engineering
Language German
Standard program duration 3 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 Master's program in Mechanical Engineering at TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity is a full-time degree program three semesters long, with the third semester dedicated exclusively to completion of the Master's thesis. The aim is to deepen the specialist knowledge acquired in the Bachelor's program while broadening the knowledge of methodologies. Integrated specialist laboratories, proj­ect work, and the thesis that must be completed guarantee a close relevance to professional practice. Students may choose among six different profile modules to set priorities corresponding to their interests. Several profiles from the Bachelor's program in Mechanical Engineering – Machine Technology, Production Technology, Technical Management, Materials Technology and Materials Testing,  and Simulation in Mechanics – can be continued in the Master's program in Mechanical Engineering. An additional profile offered is IT in Production and Logistics, which is targeted exclusively at Master's-level students due to its complex content.

The degree Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering is equivalent to a diploma and entitles the graduate to pursue a doctoral degree.

Knowledge and skills

Prerequisite for enrollment is fundamental knowledge of engineering acquired within the frame­work of the Bachelor of Science in Engineering or a comparable course of study. 

The examination board decides on exceptions and on the admission of students with other degrees. Admission can be granted in cases where the examination board accepts a degree deviating from the TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering with the provision that, prior to enrollment, the applicant can certify specific additional studies or examination results required for successful completion of the Master's program.

Professional fields

Equipped with knowledge in a wide range of subjects, engineers are increasingly proving to be qualified for management and lea­der­ship functions in industry. Studying at a uni­ver­si­ty is highly recommended, especially for those who want to work in the context of industrial or uni­ver­si­ty re­search; for a subsequent doctoral qualification, a uni­ver­si­ty degree or comparable achievements will be required. For new students starting today, the career outlook could not be better: In recent years, a worsening shortage of well trained engineers has been observed in the German job market – many open positions remain vacant.

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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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