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Bachelor Statistics

Overview

Every day we encounter tables and graphs in newspapers, on television and on the Internet. That's why many people think that's statistics. In truth, there is much more to it than that.

Statistics is the separation of chance and system, the inference from samples to populations, the identification of causal relationships and behavioral equations, or the finding of small needles in large haystacks.

In the wake of the modern data revolution, statistics is becoming increasingly important in almost all areas of business, science and everyday life. Planning clinical trials, quality control in industry, forecasting election results or economic growth rates all rely on modern statistics.

Video: The Faculty of Statistics at TU Dortmund University

Course Structure

The Basics of Mathematics (Analysis, Vector and Matrix Calculation), Probability and Statistics are covered in the first year of the 6 Semester BSc in Statistics at TU Dortmund. In the second and third year the statistical methods taught become thorough and applied. Sampling methods will also be covered. All courses are taught in German.

A strong emphasis is placed on practical problem case studies from the beginning in both the elective and required modules on the course, which is developed in the thesis. The main body of study is 15 modules, including 3 months for the thesis, all of which will be examined. There will also be a minor subject, of about 3-4 modules including exams.

More information about the course content can be found here.

Perspectives

The broad content of the bachelor course will allow you to choose the appropriate solutions to the right problems in economy, industry, or any area of applied science and apply them well. It will also allow you to continue your studies, e.g. masters in statistics or another directly related masters and then on to PhD. People who have studied statistics are known for having had exposure many types of data in many fields and are therefore strongly sought after in finance and economy, and many other different fields of work.

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Location & approach

The campus of the Technical University of Dortmund is located near the freeway junction Dortmund West, where the Sauerland line A45 crosses the Ruhr expressway B1/A40. The Dortmund-Eichlinghofen exit on the A45 leads to the South Campus, the Dortmund-Dorstfeld exit on the A40 leads to the North Campus. The university is signposted at both exits.

The campus of the Technical University of Dortmund is located near the freeway junction Dortmund West, where the Sauerland line A45 crosses the Ruhr expressway B1/A40. The Dortmund-Eichlinghofen exit on the A45 leads to the South Campus, the Dortmund-Dorstfeld exit on the A40 leads to the North Campus. The university is signposted at both exits.

One of the landmarks of the TU Dortmund is the H-Bahn. Line 1 runs every 10 minutes between Dortmund Eichlinghofen and the Technology Center via Campus South and Dortmund University S, while Line 2 commutes every 5 minutes between Campus North and Campus South. It covers this distance in two minutes.

From Dortmund Airport, it takes just over 20 minutes to get to Dortmund Central Station by AirportExpress and from there to the university by S-Bahn. A wider range of international flight connections is offered by Düsseldorf Airport, about 60 kilometers away, which can be reached directly by S-Bahn from the university's train station.