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Carl Benz School of Engineering

Carl Benz School of Engineering

Carl Benz School of Engineering


The Carl Benz School of Engineering is the Mechanical Engineering College of the worldwide renown Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and offers a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering taught in English.

Carl Benz School is an independent institution within the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) with a college like structure. It offers students from all over the world the opportunity to study a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering entirely in English or just get an insight into studying engineering via one of the Summer Schools. Upon successful completion of the 3-year program, students are awarded a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree by KIT.

As part of the KIT, the Carl Benz School creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. From fundamental research to applications, KIT excels in a broad range of disciplines, i.e. in Natural Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Economics, and the Humanities and Social Sciences. It strives to make significant contributions to the global challenges of humankind in the fields of Energy, Mobility, and Information. As the Research University in the Helmholtz Association, the KIT is a unique science and education institution, which takes part in international competition and holds a leading position within technology universities worldwide (see Rankings). KIT’s innovation efforts build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life.

For the duration of their studies, Carl Benz School students receive the privilege of various add-ons of the international college like structure:

  • Students have access to the facilities and services at the KIT.
  • Students attend compact classes with an elite structure, offered by the university lecturers of KIT.
  • Students receive constant career guidance and support.
  • Students join various social activities with the focus being not only on studying but also on the building of a close network of international peers, friendships and life-long connections as well as to grow as an individual.

Why studying at Carl Benz School?

International Orientation

CBS is diverse, open-minded and very internationally oriented. There are more than 90% of international students on campus and our alumni come from over 50 countries around the world.

Strong Industry Network

Many graduates are keen to enter the German labor market. To facilitate this, we encourage our students to do internships. As part of the specialization Global Production Management students even participate in the industry training program.

Study the Future of Engineering

The B.Sc. is divided into core studies in the general field of Mechanical Engineering, including a specialization in Automotive Engineering, Global Production Management and/or Energy Engineering.

Study & Career Guidance

CBS provides students with support regarding everyday questions with individualized study guidance as well as with a personalized career service.

Perfect Location

Karlsruhe is located in the heart of Europe and offers easy access to mountains, lakes, rivers, forests, castles, skiing, and other outdoor sports. A lot of places within Europe, like Paris (2.5 hours), Amsterdam (5.5 hours), London (6 hours) or Prague (7 hours), are comfortable and fast to reach via train.

Campus Features

Secure On-Campus Housing

CBS offers all in one: Campus accommodations and academics, as well as leisure facilities (i.e., a music room), can all be found under one roof.

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    • Karlsruhe

      Schloßplatz,19, 76131, Karlsruhe

    • Suzhou

      Suzhou, China