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20.07.2022: Note on the allocation of final thesis positions

This semester, we are receiving an exceptionally high number of applications. However, the capacities to supervise your theses comprehensively and with the necessary and usual time and quality are limited.

We are therefore forced to make a selection. Here, not only the grades are decisive, but especially the specialization of our field in our lectures and seminars.

 

Bachelor

Graphic illustration of the time sequence from the submission of a bachelor's thesis to the oral presentation. Described in detail in the following text. © IRWP

If you would like to write your Bachelor's thesis at our department, you can apply online by 01. February  (for the following summer term) or by 01. August (for the following winter term) with the following documents:

  • Bachelor's or Master's application form
  • Curriculum vitae in table form
  • Current overview of grades

Please send the documents in one (!) PDF file without signature to abschlussarbeiten.irwp.wiwitu-dortmundde. Application documents with more than one PDF file cannot be considered!

You will first receive a confirmation of receipt from us and, after checking your documents and the places available in the semester, an acceptance or rejection within 2 weeks of receipt of your application. In case of acceptance for a bachelor’s thesis, please note the mandatory completion of the project seminar before starting the bachelor thesis. You will be automatically registered for this.

Within 4 weeks, the topic will be handed out or the proposal for the project seminar will be accepted. Students who are enrolled in Business Administration and Economics have to prepare an exposé, which should not exceed three pages, and submit it after a maximum of 2 weeks (students of Industrial Engineering and Business Mathematics are exempt from this requirement). 2 weeks after the submission of the exposé, there is a presentation of the concept or the exposé (students of Industrial Engineering and Business Mathematics are exempt from this requirement).

2 weeks later the start of the bachelor’s thesis takes place, either on 15.04. (for the summer term) or 15.10. (for the winter term). Business Administration and Economics students will have 9 weeks to submit their bachelor’s thesis via EXABase. Industrial Engineering and Business Mathematics students will have 12 weeks to submit their bachelor’s thesis via EXABase. Approximately 4 weeks after the submission of the bachelor’s thesis, the oral exam will take place.

Please also consider that you need a certain number of ECTS in completed modules in order to apply for the bachelor’s thesis: For Business and Economics you need 90 ECTS, for Industrial Engineering you need 165 ECTS and for Business Mathematics you need 120 ECTS. Please also note that, according to the examination regulations, at least 120 CP in complected modules must be available at the time of registration with the examination office. You are welcome to write both in English or German language.

Master

Graphic illustration of the time sequence from the submission of a master's thesis to the oral presentation. Described in detail in the following text. © IRWP

If you would like to write your Master's thesis at our department, you can apply online by 01. February (for the following summer semester) or 01. August (for the following winter semester) with the following documents:

  • Bachelor's or Master's application form
  • Curriculum vitae in table form
  • Current overview of grades


Please send the documents in one (!) PDF file without signatures to abschlussarbeiten.irwp.wiwitu-dortmundde. Application documents with more than one PDF file cannot be considered!

You will first receive a confirmation of receipt from us and, after checking your documents and the places available in the semester, an acceptance or rejection within 2 weeks of receipt of your application.

Within 9 weeks, the topic will be handed out or there will be a discussion of your proposal. Please note that according to § 13 para. 3. P. 1 MPO 2019, the topic of the master’s thesis should normally be chosen from the study profile taken according to § 12 para. 1 p. 3 MPO 2019 (in this case study profile A: Accounting & Finance).

Three weeks later, the master’s thesis starts, either on 15.04. (for the summer term) or 15.10. (for the winter term).  Business Administration and Economics students will have 17 weeks to submit their master’s thesis via EXABase. Industrial Engineering and Business Mathematics students will have 24 weeks to submit their master’s thesis via EXABase. Approximately 4 weeks after the submission of the master’s thesis, the oral exam will take place. 

Please also consider that you need a certain number of ECTS in completed modules in order to apply for the master’s thesis: For Business and Economics you need 60 ECTS, for Industrial Engineering you need 40 ECTS and for Business Mathematics you need 60 ECTS. According to the examination regulations, at least 60 CP must be available in completed modules at the time of registration with the examination office. You are welcome to write both in English or German language.

relevant documents

the linked documents are only available in german language. If you need help, feel free to contact us!

Application form Bachelor/Master

Affidavit

Guidelines for the formal design

Calendar

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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 Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dort­mund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). 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 Campus North to Campus South by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus North 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 20 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 H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on Campus Nord. 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 Campus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Campus Nord and offers a direct connection to Campus Süd every five minutes.

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 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".

Street navigation from and to the TU Dortmund University:

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