About Carl Benz School

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.

The 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 B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering (International) 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 External Link, 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. Read more about this in the KIT Mission Statement.

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 consisting of not more than 40 students, offered by the university lecturers of KIT.
  • Students receive constant career guidance and support.
  • Students join various social activites 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.


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The Carl Benz School of Engineering is the Mechanical Engineering College of the top university Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Students who choose CBS decide for one of the best universities in Mechanical Engineering in Germany & worldwide. The program combines excellent lectures with small classes, a direct contact to the professors and an early contact with industry. The Carl Benz School of Engineering was founded in 1999 as the Mechanical Engineering College of the worldwide renown Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, a prestigious university in the wealthy south of Germany. KIT was founded in 1825 as the University of Karlsruhe and was merged with the Karlsruhe Research Center in 2009. Carl Benz studied here himself and this remembers us of our history every day.

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Reasons for the CBS College Program

A unique learning experience as well as an individualized study and career support are just some of the reasons to choose the College Program at Carl Benz School. Find out some more reasons for our CBS College Program.

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B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering (International)

CBS 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.

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Take a sneak peek into the world of Engineering! Our Summer Programs for high school students are the perfect opportunity to get first insights into the fascinating field of Mechanical Engineering. Join us this summer in Karlsruhe, Germany or in Suzhou, China and be part of a fantastic summer experience. Excellent lectures, fun team events and excursions are waiting for you. Save your spot today!


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