International Programmes 2022/2023

European Master's in Project Management (EuroMPM) European Master's in Project Management (EuroMPM)

Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts • Dortmund

Degree
Master of Arts (MA)
In cooperation with
  • University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway
  • KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
  • Kiev National University of Construction and Architecture (KNUCA), Kiev, Ukraine
  • West Ukrainian National University (WUNU), Ternopil, Ukraine
  • IMC Fachhochschule Krems, Austria
  • KTU Kaunas, Kaunas, Lithuania
  • University of Latvia (LU), Riga, Latvia
Teaching language
  • English
Languages

Courses are held in English (100%).

Students can use German for written assignments and write their theses in German, too.

Full-time / part-time
  • full-time
Programme duration
4 semesters
Beginning
Winter semester
Application deadline

Application deadline:

15 June for the following winter semester

Pre-application process:

In order to verify whether you meet the requirements for admission to the programme before submitting your application, it is highly recommended that all applicants (EU, German, non-EU) submit their relevant documents (Bachelor's degree, Bachelor's transcript, language certificate) for a pre-check. We start with the pre-check in April.

After successfully passing the pre-check, you will receive instructions and a link to the online portal.

Here you can find the link to the Pre-Check Service: https://precheck.go-study-europe.de/

Please check: https://www.fh-dortmund.de/en/studies/application-enrollment.php

Application process:

We only accept online applications. You will be guided to the application portal after doing the pre-check (described above).

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
None
Combined Master's degree / PhD programme
No
Joint degree / double degree programme
Yes
Description/content

Learn Practical Ways to Successfully Manage Cross-Industry Projects — join the international study programme, the European Master's in Project Management (EuroMPM) at the Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts (Fachhochschule Dortmund).

Held in collaboration with our European partners, the main focus of the EuroMPM Master’s degree programme is on the development of competences in international project management, particularly for the IT and digital transformation areas. The curriculum is based upon international standards that are crucial for modern project management (IPMA, PMI, OGC, ISO, etc.).

The technical focus of the EuroMPM course is based on three fundamental pillars:

  • The right toolbox – standards, processes, methods, and tools of project management
    The study is not limited to a particular standard (such as ICB, PMBOK, PRINCE2). Rather, the standards are the content of the study.
  • Optimal synergy – team-oriented project work focused on leadership, teamwork, and people
    The training is focused on the practical exercise of the management of international, intercultural, and interdisciplinary (3 x "i") teams and scientific examination of the underlying sociological aspects of the management.
  • Sustainability – project environment and the achievement of its objectives
    Sustainable project management involves the content of the project as well as its stakeholders, its environment, and their reciprocal interactions. It also involves the scope, time and budget of the project to determine its execution quality.

Study abroad

EuroMPM students have the opportunity to study block courses or an entire semester abroad at our partner universities:

For more information on the European Master's in Project Management (EuroMPM) study programme, please visit:

Course organisation

The international European Master's in Project Management (EuroMPM) is offered in three different versions. The core content is the same. The EuroMPM-IT is specialised in IT project management, while the two EuroMPM-General versions address general project management. Therefore, the three versions have different lengths and different admission requirements.

EuroMPM-IT (with 120 ECTS / unrestricted admission):

(four-semester study programme with IT specialisation)

  • In the third semester, students may study their chosen specialisation at a university in the EuroPIM consortium, which offers the chosen specialisation. The programme finishes with a Master's thesis in the fourth semester.

EuroMPM-General-3 (with 90 ECTS / restricted admission / limited seats):

(three-semester study programme with business administration/project management specialisation)

  • In the third semester, students have to choose one module of a specialisation/elective and they have to write the Master's thesis.

EuroMPM-General-4 (with 120 ECTS / restricted admission / limited seats):

(four-semester study programme with business administration/project management specialisation – including an integrated internship or a semester abroad)

  • In the third semester, students have to study abroad at a partner university within the EuroPIM consortium. They can also choose another university, and they have to conclude a learning agreement with our university. The study semester abroad can be substituted by an internship semester at home or abroad. Students have to write the Master's thesis in the fourth semester.

Further information and detailed descriptions of each module can be found here:

  1. Course plan for the European Master's in Project Management – PDF download
  2. EuroMPM flyer
PDF Download
A Diploma supplement will be issued
Yes
International elements
  • International guest lecturers
  • Integrated study abroad unit(s)
  • Language training provided
  • Training in intercultural skills
  • Courses are led with foreign partners
  • Study trips
  • Projects with partners in Germany and abroad
Integrated study abroad unit(s)

Only mandatory for EuroMPM-General-4: The third semester consists of a study semester abroad or an internship semester abroad or at home.

Typically, participants spend this semester at a university within the EuroPIM consortium. Projects can also be organised as joint projects within the consortium.

Integrated internships

Project managers from several companies such as Hella, Ericsson, RWE, DHL, etc., contribute to the programme, and students work on projects for such companies.

Special promotion / funding of the programme
  • DAAD
  • ERASMUS+
Name of DAAD funding programme
DAAD Strategic Partnerships
Course-specific, integrated German language courses
Yes
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
No
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
None
Semester contribution

Enrolment fees are approx. 330 EUR per semester. The fee includes a semester ticket covering public transport in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW).

Costs of living

Approx. 850 EUR per month to cover personal expenses

Funding opportunities within the university
No
Academic admission requirements

For EuroMPM-IT:

The course of study is designed as a continuation of a prior degree programme providing fundamental knowledge of both computer sciences and business administration. The following prerequisites are mandatory:

  • Successful completion of a diploma or Bachelor's degree in business computing or a similar subject from a university, polytechnic, or university of applied sciences, or a similarly accredited Bachelor's degree course from a professional academy
  • The final grade must be at least "good" (2.3).
  • A degree in a similar subject requires a curriculum that contained relevant competencies in business administration and/or project management and computer sciences on a necessary scale and level.

For EuroMPM-General:

The course of study is designed as a continuation of a prior degree course of study providing fundamental knowledge of business administration and project management. The following prerequisites are mandatory:

  • Successful completion of a diploma or Bachelor's degree in a subject with relevant competencies in business administration and project management on a necessary scale and level, from a university, polytechnic, or university of applied sciences, or a similarly accredited Bachelor's degree course from a professional academy, OR
  • The final grade must be at least "good" (2.3).
  • Applicants will be ranked according to their final grade and assigned to a limited number of seats.
Language requirements

Applicants must provide proof of their English skills:

  • TOEFL iBT 90 points (Internet-based)
  • TOEFL ITP 550 points
  • IETLS 6.5
  • or equivalent

Certificates should not be older than two years.

Application deadline

Application deadline:

15 June for the following winter semester

Pre-application process:

In order to verify whether you meet the requirements for admission to the programme before submitting your application, it is highly recommended that all applicants (EU, German, non-EU) submit their relevant documents (Bachelor's degree, Bachelor's transcript, language certificate) for a pre-check. We start with the pre-check in April.

After successfully passing the pre-check, you will receive instructions and a link to the online portal.

Here you can find the link to the Pre-Check Service: https://precheck.go-study-europe.de/

Please check: https://www.fh-dortmund.de/en/studies/application-enrollment.php

Application process:

We only accept online applications. You will be guided to the application portal after doing the pre-check (described above).

Submit application to

Only online application is allowed. Please send all requests to: 

eurompm@fh-dortmund.de

Find more information on our website:

https://www.fh-dortmund.de/eurompm

Possibility of finding part-time employment

Not offered by the university

Students have good chances to find a paid internship or student job, especially in the third and fourth semesters.

Accommodation

All suggestions regarding accommodations are available at https://www.fh-dortmund.de/en/studies/housing.php and https://www.fh-dortmund.de/en/studies/living-and-housing.php.

Students can also find accommodations on the private market. Rent for a single room in a student hall of residence is approx. 300 EUR. Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts does not have an internal accommodation office. It is the responsibility of each student to find her/his own accommodation.

Specific specialist or non-specialist support for international students and doctoral candidates
  • Buddy programme
  • Specialist counselling
  • Visa matters
  • Welcome event

Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts

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Building of the Faculty of Business Administration © Fachhochschule Dortmund, University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts (Fachhochschule Dortmund) is future-oriented with a more than 100-year-old history. The world is changing – and our modern university is changing, too.

  • Study and teaching here are geared towards practical problem-solving.
  • Our highly experienced professors are cementing the link between theory and practice.
  • Internationality and diversity: Engaged worldwide, we motivate our students to take at least one semester abroad at our partner universities in the EU.
  • We are a family-friendly university, providing the best balance between studying and personal life.
  • The university offers over 80 study options in eight faculties:
  1. Computer Sciences
  2. Information Technology
  3. Mechanical engineering
  4. Electrical engineering
  5. Applied Social Sciences
  6. Economics
  7. Architecture
  8. Design

We have years of experience in international education, successfully offering three international Master’s degree study programmes:

Furthermore, we are offering the Ruhr Master's School.

We motivate our students to go abroad for at least one semester to extend their professional network and experience, improve the language skills and develop intercultural competences.

1,500 Number of international students
400 Teaching staff and lecturers

University location

Go study in Dortmund

Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts welcomes foreign students who want to come and study at the Faculty of Business Studies as degree-seeking students or exchange students who study here for one or two semesters.

The Faculty of Business Studies receives international students from all over the world. They usually come from partner institutions and follow a course of study agreed with their home institutions or participate in our international Master's courses of study as degree-seeking students.

Foreign students have access to all campus facilities and are assisted by the International Office in all matters of enrolment, housing, and visas. The following website contains general information for all incoming international students, from application forms to health insurance matters:

https://www.fh-dortmund.de/en/international/io.php

To find out what the city of Dortmund has to offer, see the following website for information and impressions of this dynamic city in the Ruhr area.

http://www.dortmund.de/en/index.html