The laboratory courses are a central element of the physics and medical physics courses. In the basic laboratory courses, students learn to understand physical relationships and to verify theoretical concepts in experiments. They will get to know basic experimental techniques and measurement procedures, as well as simple methods of data analysis and how to deal with measurement uncertainties. In addition, the students learn to formulate a scientific work process in language, to document it and to discuss the results critically. In the advanced laboratory courses, the techniques and knowledge learned in the basic laboratory courses are deepened in further experiments in nuclear, particle and solid-state physics.
The courses take place in small groups in the designated rooms of the Department of Physics. Information on the courses can be found in the module handbook Bachelor Physics or in the module handbook Bachelor Medical Physics and the corresponding moodle rooms.
The Bachelor's degree in Medical Physics provides for a supplementary clinical internship, which takes place on the premises of clinics in and around Dortmund. There, the students learn the use of physical devices and procedures in patient care, the structure of a hospital and the cooperation between medical and non-medical personnel. Further information on the clinical internship can be found in the module handbook Bachelor Medical Physics.
The advanced laboratory courses are part of the curriculum in the Master’s Physics course. Optionally, further physical specialization laboratory courses can be chosen, e. g. in the field of particle or solid state physics or electronics. Further information on the master's laboratory courses can be found in the Master's Physics module handbook and the corresponding moodle rooms.
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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