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Courses of Studies

The (medical) physics degree is divided into two programs: a three-year Bachelor of Science and a two-year Master of Science.

The bachelor's degree programs in physics and medical physics lay the foundation of mathematical and physical knowledge. In the first semesters, the focus is typically on a sound education in mathematics and the teaching of basic physical phenomena, e.g. from the fields of mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. These are then supplemented by experimental excercises, through which students gain their first experience in the laboratory. The physical education is supplemented by the teaching of basic and applied IT skills, whereby computer science can also be chosen as an elective subject. While the bachelor's degree program in medical physics additionally teaches basic medical expertise, the bachelor's degree program in physics focuses on a broad education in the modern fields of physics. In the last semester of both degree programmes, students work on a scientific or clinical topic within the framework of a Bachelor's thesis.

The Master's degree programs in physics and medical physics build on the corresponding Bachelor's degree programs. On the one hand, they enable a more in-depth examination of current topics in physics or further clinical aspects. The training includes advanced practical training as well as advanced theory lectures and seminars. On the other hand, both degree programs provide for specialisation in selected topics. The final stage is a practical phase with a Master's thesis, in which students work independently on a scientific topic.

Teacher training courses in the Bachelor's and Master's programs focus not only on subject-specific training but also on imparting subject-specific didactic knowledge. They are also supplemented by a second major subject. The natural choice here is mathematics, as there is a large overlap in content and methodology. The students also work directly at school institutions within the framework of practical phases. These two degree program also conclude with a Bachelor's or Master's thesis.


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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.

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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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