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Lab work in the course of studies

Praktikumsanlage der BCI © BCI​/​TU Dortmund

What would an engineer be with only theoretical knowledge? Not an engineer!
In addition to investing a lot of time in learning theory, BCI students therefore also spend more than a third of their studies in practical training.
In the first year, they acquire basic scientific practice in the practical courses of general and inorganic chemistry, physics and materials science. Organic chemistry follows in the second year, while process technology and engineering sciences are covered in the BCI labs, which tie in with the content of the courses and make knowledge tangible in the truest sense of the word. You can find a list of all the practical courses here. Detailed information at the Digitaler Zentralbereich 


Lab Work at other faculties

Anorganisch-chemisches Praktikum at 2. Semester,
Responsible person: Dr. Sebastian Zühlke
Physik-Praktikum at 2. Semester,
Responsible person: Dr. Bärbel Siegmann
Organisch-chemisches Praktikum at 3. Semester,
Responsible person: Dr. Alexandra Behler


Lab work at the BCI faculty 

Werkstoffkunde Praktikum (Materials science) im 1. Semster
Thermodynamik 2 Praktikum(Thermodynamics)  im 4. Semester
Mikrobiologie-Praktikum (Microbiology) im 4. Semester
BIW-Labor I und II at 3./4. and 5./6. Semester 
CIW-Labor I und II at 3./4. and 5./6. Semester 



Reaktionstechnik (Reaction engineering) - (elective)
Bioproesstechnik (Bioprocessing) - (compulsory)
Che­mi­sche Tech­nik 2 (Chemical Engineering) - (elective)
Pharmaverfahrenstechnik (Pharmaceutical Process Engineering) - (compulsory elective)
Process Per­for­mance Optimization - (compulsory elective)
Technische Biochemie (Technical Biochemistry) - (compulsory)




Mechanische Ver­fah­rens­tech­nik (Mechanical Process Engineering) - (compulsory elective)
Reaktionstechnik (Reaction Engineering) - (compulsory elective)
Thermische Ver­fah­rens­tech­nik (Thermal Process Engineering) - (compulsory elective)
Che­mi­sche Tech­nik 2 (Chemical Engineering) - (compulsory elective)
Pharmaverfahrenstechnik (Pharmaceutical Process Engineering) - (elective)
Process Per­for­mance Optimization - (compulsory elective)
Technische Biochemie (Technical Biochemistry) - (elective)


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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.