Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering - Specialization in Automotive Engineering
Carl Benz School of Engineering
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* fees for EU students | fees for non-EU students: 8,680 EUR.
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 aims to prepare future engineers for a successful career.
The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is ranked #1 in employability amongst all German universities and achieves numerous top placements in the field of engineering every year. As the Mechanical Engineering College of the KIT, the Carl Benz School of Engineering offers high-quality lectures by excellent professors of the KIT. All students receive an individualized all-in-one service package, support, additional training and study guidance in order to develop their professional profile.
Specialization in Automotive Engineering
Students studying Mechanical Engineering International can choose a specialization in their 4th semester. Students who choose to specialize in Automotive Engineering profit from the fact that the automotive industry is Germany’s largest industry sector with a turnover of approximately 404 billion Euros in 2015, covering 20% of Germany`s industry revenues overall. Ten out of the 100 largest automotive suppliers have either their headquarters or one of their subsidiaries near Karlsruhe. At the KIT more than 40 institutes with 800 scientists are conducting research for safer, more comfortable and more efficient cars.
The automotive industry is rapidly growing and is currently undergoing a transformation. Students learn what it means to meet this change and to implement and realize efficient and, above all, climate-friendly solutions in the automotive sector.
At Carl Benz School, students begin developing their skills with fundamental courses (Semester 1 - 4). In the last year of their studies (Semester 5 - 6), the students can choose, according to their interest and strengths, between the majors of Automotive Engineering, Energy Engineering, or Global Production Management. This way, they are given the opportunity to specialize in one of the most promising subjects relevant for the future of Engineering.
To make sure that the students are well prepared for their final exams, some subjects require fulfilling certain criteria in order to register for the examniation like scoring enough points by completing assignments or quizzes.
The curriculum is completed by supplementary studies, such as language courses, career workshops, academic writing, cultural studies, as well as networking and social events in the CBS College Program. Besides the academic program, the students are also encouraged to join our Smart Projects. This experience develops their personal career perspectives and might provide them with an industry network during their studies.
- Advanced Mathematics
- Engineering Mechanics
- Mechanical Design
- Basics in Manufacturing Technology
- Materials Science
- Computer Science
- Lab Course
- Automated Production Systems
- Virtual Engineering
- Heat & Mass Transfer
- Machine Dynamics
- Fluid Mechanics
- Working Methods for Mechanical Engineers
The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is ranked #1 in employability amongst all German universities and achieves numerous top placements in the field of engineering every year (see KIT Rankings).