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Carl Benz School of Engineering at KIT

Study in the KIT's B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering (International) program for German engineering excellence but fully taught in English, no German language skills required!

About the institution

Come an join us at the Carl Benz School of Engineering, the English-taught Mechanical Engineering college of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

The Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Mechanical Engineering (International) program at Carl Benz School is completed over a duration of 3 years (6 semesters). The Bachelor begins with an optional pre-semester program, a preparatory course in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and English. After two years of intermediate studies, which cover the basic concepts of mechanical engineering, the students can choose to specialize in either Automotive Engineering, Energy Engineering or Global Production Management. Carl Benz School students will graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree from KIT. The Bachelor program comprises lectures, tutorials, and lab courses with lecturers and tutors coming from different institutes of the KIT. This ensures that the quality of the subjects taught to meet the highest standards.

In addition to the academic demands, students are also encouraged to complete an industrial internship. The hands-on industry training program Smart Factory∂Industry is new and unique worldwide. The traineeship will foster the career perspectives of our students our German industry partners and provide them with an industry network including potential employers at a very early stage of their academic career. The program is rounded off by supplementary studies, such as language courses, cultural studies, soft skills courses and social events.


Number of Undergraduate Students


Average Undergraduate Class Size

Less than 100

Size of Instituition

Small Institution <5000


Selective (25-50% admitted)

Campus Style

City Campus, City Island Campus

Education Model

The Carl Benz School of Engineering offers a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (International)

Are there internship opportunities?

Yes - The College Program provides access to the Smart Projects for an introduction to research

Are there study abroad options?


Cost of Tuition


Scholarships in Germany run through the DAAD

IB Grade Requirements

IB 32 points minimum and HL Math are required

UFP Grade Requirements



World Top 200


#36 QS World Employability Rankings 2020


Subject Name
Degree Area
Electronic/Electrical Engineering
Materials Science
Mechanical Engineering

Why Study With Us

With a strong international orientation and its elite teaching in small classes, the Carl Benz School of Engineering offers high school graduates the unique opportunity to study internationally renowned German engineering in English. The 3-year bachelor’s program B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering (International) aims to prepare future engineers for a successful career by offering specializations in the 5th and 6th semester. Students can choose their core studies from Automotive Engineering, Global Production Management and Energy Engineering.

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