Description of the study programme
The programme has a standard period of four semesters and can be started in any semester. A total of 120 credit points according to ECTS must be successfully completed. The first year of study serves to deepen the students' knowledge of the subject, while the second year is a research phase that is completed with the writing of a Master's thesis. The study program is divided into modules, which comprise one or more courses. The grades of the module examinations are included in the final grade (weighted according to the credit points of the module). There is no final examination for the entire degree programme. The type of examination (oral, written) is specified in the module descriptions or announced at the beginning of the module. The module descriptions are accessible via the module handbook. Further details can be found on the webpages about the course structure, examination regulations and further informations. Please note that the degree program is conducted in German and only individual modules from the elective area take place in English if required.
Research at the Department of Physics
The focus of our research, and thus also the possible specializations of our students, are in the areas
- Condensed Matter Physics (Solid and Soft Matter), Theory and Experiment
- Elementary particle physics (in accelerators and with particles from the universe), Theory and Experiment
- Accelerator Physics and Synchrotron Radiation
- Medical physics, Theory and Experiment
We have summarised examples of the design of the elective area for the most common thematic emphases in these study progression plans (in German).
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Location & approach
The campus of the Technical University of Dortmund is located near the freeway junction Dortmund West, where the Sauerland line A45 crosses the Ruhr expressway B1/A40. The Dortmund-Eichlinghofen exit on the A45 leads to the South Campus, the Dortmund-Dorstfeld exit on the A40 leads to the North Campus. The university is signposted at both exits.
The "Dortmund Universität" S-Bahn station is located directly on the North Campus. From there, the S-Bahn line S1 runs every 20 or 30 minutes to Dortmund main station and in the opposite direction to Düsseldorf main station via Bochum, Essen and Duisburg. In addition, the university can be reached by bus lines 445, 447 and 462. Timetable information can be found on the homepage of the Rhine-Ruhr transport association, and DSW21 also offer an interactive route network map.
One of the landmarks of the TU Dortmund is the H-Bahn. Line 1 runs every 10 minutes between Dortmund Eichlinghofen and the Technology Center via Campus South and Dortmund University S, while Line 2 commutes every 5 minutes between Campus North and Campus South. It covers this distance in two minutes.
From Dortmund Airport, it takes just over 20 minutes to get to Dortmund Central Station by AirportExpress and from there to the university by S-Bahn. A wider range of international flight connections is offered by Düsseldorf Airport, about 60 kilometers away, which can be reached directly by S-Bahn from the university's train station.
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".Zum Lageplan
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