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Master of Science in Manufacturing Technology (MMT)

The "Master of Science in Manufacturing Technology” (MMT) is an English-language four-semester Master's program which is offered since the winter semester 2011. The Master's Program is geared towards dedicated and highly motivated students and graduates of renowned German and foreign universities with main emphasis on international students. Chosen students will be able to study on a scholarship for the duration of the program.

The program starts once a year in October (winter semester of each year). Application period is from 1st February until 15th March.


Program contents and profile

Mechanical engineers are significant pioneers for progress and development in the field of industrial production. Germany as a location for business is characterized by excellent industrial production and scientific research at international level. Due to the increasing complexity of mechanical engineering developments a comprehensive understanding of the coherences within and between the individual fields of mechanical engineering is essential. Owing to an increasing globalization in the production sector cross-cultural communication has become a decisive criterion for success. English being the language of instruction, students become prepared for the integration in international networks. The Master's program "Master of Science in Manufacturing Technology" equips students with detailed knowledge, skills, and competences in the field of interdisciplinary production engineering. Researching learning represents a key component in this context. For this purpose, students are offered lectures and courses at different chairs and institutes of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. Thanks to the program's language being English and its international structure as well as due to the close cooperation with renowned industrial companies students receive the best possible preparation for a professional career in the production sector.


Program structure

During the first two semesters students will gain profound knowledge in machining technology, materials science, and forming technology. In addition, students chose three elective modules according to their personal interests. The third semester is characterized by project and laboratory work, teaching students the competence of applying theoretical knowledge in practical applications. The module "Interdisciplinary qualification" is geared to impart soft skills as well as language skills in order to prepare students for their later profession. The master's thesis is scheduled for the fourth semester.



Learning and researching in international teams

Extensive laboratory work comprises practical investigations on chosen production engineering contents, leading students to solve problems independently. The laboratory work being organized as group work encourages the students' ability to work in a team.

Scientific project work which shall be carried out in close cooperation with leading industrial enterprises includes a seminar paper to be issued as group work. Students will be qualified for a critical classification of scientific findings and will be able to apply theoretical knowledge. By working in an intercultural team and finally presenting the results the students' social and presentation skills are trained.


Graduates' career outlook

The demand for engineers is still high. As the economic crisis has been overcome, orders in the production sector increase and, thus, the need for highly qualified engineers. Therefore, professional prospects for graduates are excellent. Engineers from the field of production engineering are ready to meet interesting challenges, their earnings and employment prospects are promising. They have a wide range of professional activities to choose from, starting from the development of new processing techniques through to the planning of complex production lines. Finally, the degree "Master of Science in Manufacturing Technology" not only qualifies graduates for a profession, but also to do their doctorate.


Further Information

Please visit our official website: http://www.mmt.mb.tu-dortmund.de for further information about the program, admission requirements and the online application.


Contact information

MMT Office

B.B.A. Frigga Göckede






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B.B.A. Frigga Göckede
Management of international affairs / Study Advisor MMT / ERASMUS+
Tel.: 0231 755-6462