"The project gave me a very good insight not only about the working life at Daimler but also great exposure to a fast-paced, technology focused industry. I gained a lot of understanding about the development of innovation projects and the experience of working on a revolutionary topic was fantastic.
Finally, the Smart Factory project introduced and brought me into contact with the department at Daimler where I am currently working. It was a direct enabler for my job."
Isha, CBS Alumna
About the Program
Smart factories are already an integral part of today's industry, meaning that engineers need the appropriate know-how to successfully lead the integration and extension of these digitalized factories. In cooperation with industry partners, the Carl Benz School of Engineering as the Mechanical Engineering College of the KIT offers the integrated industry unit Smart Factory@Industry. This dual training program aims to enhance the technical and interdisciplinary profile of Mechanical Engineering students. Through this program the students are able to build up networks with potential employers at a very early stage of their academic career.
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Students of the CBS College Programs can apply for the Smart Projects .
Facts about SmartFactory@Industry
Benefits for our students
The participants will gain...
- hands-on experience
- direct links to key players in German industry
- insider knowledge directly from industry experts
- management skills
- a sense of the modern job market
- intercultural competency
- potential opportunities to write the Bachelor's thesis with one of the industry partners
Potential topics for industry projects
- Inbound/Outbound logistics
- Internet of Things
- Human-machine collaboration
- Big Data Analysis
- Smart Factory and Smart Manufacturing
- Product Planning
- 3D Printing
- Vertical and horizontal production
- Supply Chain
- Cloud Computing
- Lithography and Digitalization of Fabrication Processes
- Agile Production Systems
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How to apply for SmartFactory@Industry
Students of the CBS College Programs can apply for the Smart Projects . In order to apply, please fill out the form below and send your additional documents including your current CV, Motiviation Letter and Grade Sheet via email to
We are looking forward to your applications for SmartFactory@Industry!
Each of our industry partner offers a program according to their production’s very specific needs such as Inbound/Outbound Logistics, Internet of Things, Human-Machine Collaboration and many more.
Our industry partnerships
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