The Interdisciplinary Qualification (IQ, formerly Studium Fundamentale) offers insight into foreign subject cultures and places special emphasis on interdisciplinarity. After successful completion of the module, students have built up an understanding of issues in other sciences. Students can choose two to a maximum of 4 credit points from interdisciplinary in-depth courses (old Studium Fundamentale à 3 credit points).
The courses can be selected from all courses offered by the TU Dortmund University after consultation with the lecturers and according to the regulations (e.g. for registration or enrollment) of the faculties offering the courses.
Courses that are already open to all faculties without the necessary agreement are listed in the LSF under "Studium Fundamentale". To do this, go to the LSF page electronic course catalog -> Events -> Course catalog -> Studium Fundamentale and check all individual faculties. Find a suitable course, if necessary observe special registration deadlines and modalities.
It is also possible to acquire key competencies or foreign language competencies in languages not offered at school within the framework of IQ.
All courses taken must be completed with examination results a module certificate, pure certificates of attendance are generally not recognized. In addition, some courses offered by the faculties of Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, e.g. "Technik light", are not recognized for the BCI faculty. Information on the recognition of certain events can be obtained from the examination board of the BCI faculty.
If the IQ is completed with a grade, this grade is included in the calculation of the Bachelor grade.
Finally, the module certificate has to be submitted individually by the student to the examination office Team 4 for registration.
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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.