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The faculty

Bio and Chemical Engineering at TU Dortmund University

The Faculty of Biochemical and Chemical Engineering has existed at TU Dortmund University for over 50 years and is one of the largest and most successful in Germany in the field of process engineering. It comprises 15 chairs and working groups on the various research areas. As of January 2023, the faculty has twelve male and two female professors. The faculty is committed to the development and improvement of safe, resource- and environmentally compatible processes and products for the chemical and biotechnological industries. This guiding principle is reflected not only in research, but also in teaching.

The faculty has an Instagram - account bci.tudortmund, a Facebook page at bci.tudortmund and a YouTube channel Fakultät BCI TU Dortmund. Here you can find our faculty brochure.

In a uniquely close interlocking of natural sciences and engineering, researchers at the faculty produce excellent research results in numerous, also international, projects and cooperations. The faculty maintains close cooperation with local non-university research institutions such as the Leibniz Institute for Analytical Sciences ISAS e.V., the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Physiology and other institutions in the Dortmund Technology Park.

Students are offered Bachelor's and Master's degrees in bioengineering and Bachelor's and Master's degrees in chemical engineering as well as an English-language Master's degree in chemical engineering, "Process System Engineering".

Building on basic courses in natural sciences and engineering for a secure and broad basic knowledge, there are extensive opportunities for specialisation in many disciplines, such as technical chemistry, biotechnology, modelling, process design and optimisation.

The quality of the research-oriented teaching is ensured with highly qualified staff and with excellently equipped experimental and demonstration facilities, which at the same time guarantee the connection to practice.

In the period September 1975 to March 2021, 1068 women and men completed their doctorates at the faculty.

Please check "Doctorates an der BCI" for more information. 

In the period from December 1975 to March 2021, 39 women and men completed their habilitation at the faculty; over 45% of our habilitation students have been appointed as professors at universities.


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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 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 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.