At the KIT, university education is accomplished by eleven departments. The KIT deans report to the Vice President for Higher Education and Academic Affairs. With about 9,300 employees, including roundabout 6,000 scientists and lecturers, and 25,000 students, KIT is a large science institution holding a leading position in Europe. KIT offers research-based study programs to prepare its students for responsible positions in society, industry, and science.
The Carl Benz School as the Mechanical Engineering College of the KIT is headed by Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Thomas Böhlke as the Academic Coordinator of Mechanical Engineering International (MEI) and Dr.-Ing. Judith Elsner as the managing director. Lecturers of the Carl Benz School are professors and scientists from the Mechancial Engineering Department at the KIT.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the KIT comprises more than 20 institutes, which manage student courses and research in the various branches of engineering. The department is consistently awarded top reviews for all its activities. Nationwide, the KIT is one of the universities most strongly engaged in research. Nevertheless, amidst all the research and teaching activities of the department, the importance of practical relevance is stressed. Main aspects are energy and environmentally-friendly technologies, automotive research and technology, materials science and technology, product design and development, production technology and mechatronics, and micro systems technology. A particular specialty is theoretical mechanical engineering. This fundamental and methodological research in mechanical engineering is counterbalanced at the KIT and complemented by application-oriented research. The department benefits greatly from its international connections and its many research collaborations with the industry.
|Gratzfeld, Peter||Institute for Vehicle System Technologies|
|Schießl, Robert||Institute for Technical Thermodynamics and Refrigeration Technology|
|Langhoff, Tom-Alexander||Institute for Technical Mechanics|
|Böhlke, Thomas||Institute of Engineering Mechanics||Academic Coordinator|
|Axenovich, Maria||Department of Mathematics||Advanced Mathematics I+II|
|Altehenger-Smith, Sherida||Business Englisch / Presentation and Negotiating / Technical English|
|Elstermann, Matthes||Institute for Information Management in Engineering||Computer Science for Engineers|
|Seemann, Wolfgang||Institute of Engineering Mechanics||Engineering Mechanics III+IV|
|Frohnapfel, Bettina||Institute of Fluid Mechanics (ISTM)||Fluid Mechanics|
|Florin Badea, Aurelian||Institute for Applied Thermofluidics (IATF)||Fundamentals of Energy Technology|
|Dörner, Gloria||German Lector (on maternity leave)|
|Pangritz, Katrina||German Lecturer|
|Bockhorn, Henning||Engler-Bunte-Institute Combustion Technology||Heat and Mass Transfer|
|Kubach, Heiko||Institute for Reciprocating Machinery||Machines and Processes|
|Stiller, Christoph||Institute of Measurement and Control||Measurement and Control Systems|
|Albers, Albert||IPEK - Institute for Product Engineering||Mechanical Design I – IV|
|Burkardt, Norbert||IPEK - Institute for Product Engineering||Mechanical Design I – IV|
|Furmans, Kai||Institute for Material Handling and Logistics (IFL)||Production Operations Management, Basics in Material Handling and Logistics Systems|
|Schulze, Volker||wbk Institute of Production Science||Selected Topics in Manufacturing Technology|
|Deml, Barbara||Institute of Human and Industrial Engineering||Service Operations Management|
|Goll, Gernot||Center for Functional Nanostructures||Wave Phenomena|
Carl Benz School Staff
A vibrant school depends on an equally dynamic and energetic support staff to keep all the behind-the-scenes processes running smoothly. At Carl Benz School we support students, parents and counselors as well as industry contacts and partners on a very high service level according to international standards.
For all requests regarding potential applications or questions that may raise up concerning Carl Benz School a qualified program consultancy team will support you. There are several ways to get in touch:
- Give us a call at the Carl Benz School office: +49 721 608 47693
- Write us an e-mail: info∂carlbenzschool.kit.edu
- Schedule a phone consultation
- Visit us in Karlsruhe by booking your personal campus tour
- Or meet our program consultants at one of the school tours & fairs worldwide!
As the Mechanical Engineering College of the KIT, we are proud to be part of the University of Excellence! Read more about the KIT as an Excellence University.We are part of the University of Excellence!
The Carl Benz School of Engineering is very proud to be named after Carl Benz, the inventor of the automobile. We aim to educate bright engineers to follow in his footsteps.Read more on our history