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Curriculum & Specializations B.Sc. Program Mechanical Engineering

At Carl Benz School, students begin with 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. By this 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 even require  to fulfill certain criteria, for example, to score enough points by completing assignments or quizzes in order to register for the examination.


The Bachelor's program is completed by supplementary studies, such as language courses, career workshops, academic writing, cultural studies, as well as networking and social events. Besides the academic demands, the students are also encouraged to do a traineeship or participate in the hands-on industry training program Smart Factory∂Industry. This experience will foster their career perspectives and provide them with an industry network during their studies. The students can also complete their traineeship abroad.


   The Carl Benz School Curriculum at one Glance
Intermediate Studies
Semester 1 - 4
Advanced Mathematics Engineering Mechanics Mechanical Design Basics in Manufacturing Technology
Materials Science Computer Science Lab Course Automated Production
Virtual Engineering Heat & Mass Transfer Machine Dynamics Fluid Mechanics
Thermodynamics Physics Working Methods for Mechanical Engineers  
Semester 5 - 6


   Specialization in Automotive Engineering

The automotive industry is currently experiencing a drastic boost in innovation with regard to the development of marketable electro motors, optimization of combustion engines and light-weight design.

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.


   Specialization in Energy Engineering

The specialization in Energy Engineering is the best choice for those who want to pursue a future career in an ever-expanding and increasingly important sector.

Students learn about forms and sources of energy, energy production and storage. They also study the management of energy as well as the utilization of renewable energy sources
and learn about economic efficiency in the energy industry and the understanding of technical combustion systems, e.g. engines and turbines.


   Specialization in Global Production Management

Production management is a vital key to the operation of companies. This specialization opens doors to countless career opportunities, including the hands-on training program SmartFactory@Industry.

Students learn about production planning and control, production logistics, distribution centers, the optimization of logistical networks, material flow processes and project management. The evaluation of methods in terms of technical and economic aspects and virtual product development processes (product lifecycle management) are also important.


   Specializations Within the Curriculum


Semester 5 - 6
Energy Engineering Automotive Engineering Global Production Management
Measurement and Control Systems
Machines & Processes
Productions Operations Management
Fluid Mechanics
International Project Management
Technical Combustion Automotive
Production Engineering
Energy Engineering
Vehicle Ride Comfort & Acoustics Global Logistics
Heat & Mass Transfer Machine Dynamics Complentary Subject: Smart Factory@Industry


For the official document on study and examination regulations of the B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering (International) click here.


For the official document on admissions regulations of the B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering (International) click here.