Carl Benz School of Engineering

Reasons for CBS

With a strong international orientation and its elite teaching in small classes, the Carl Benz School of Engineering offers high school graduates the unique opportunity to study internationally renowned German engineering in English. The 3-year bachelor’s program B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering (International) aims to prepare future engineers for a successful career by offering specializations in the 5th and 6th semester. Students can choose their core studies from Automotive Engineering, Global Production Management and Energy Engineering. 

Find out some more reasons for CBS which is directy located in the heart of Germany's Engineering Hub in Karlsruhe.

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Reasons for the CBS College Program



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Secure On-Campus Housing


Carl Benz School provides its students with secure on-campus housing in the city center of Karlsruhe. A room on our campus is guaranteed to all first year undergraduates! The accommodation meets high service and living environment standards. Besides modern and comprehensively equipped living areas, additional services such as cleaning services or washing facilities are offered.


>> View more on our On-Campus Housing.


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CBS Language Courses


Our CBS Language Courses as a part of the College Program contain Technical English, Intercultural Communication as well as German as a foreign language. In small groups, students can choose between levels A1, A2, B1 and B2.


>> Learn more about the Language Courses.


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Social Events & Teambuilding


At Carl Benz School, students can take part in Social Events as our Welcome Back Events, Bachelor Presentations, Graduation Ceremonies, Movie Nights and many more.


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Administrative Support


CBS College Program Participants gain access to the CBS Student Office as a central point for support in academic procedures, translation of official documents, arrival support at CBS, assistance on medical and other emergencies and facilitation of the University registration process.



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The Pre-Semester is an eight-week preparatory course in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and English. The course aims to provide students with the knowledge to successfully start their studies at Carl Benz School of Engineering. In addition, various excursions, team building events and social events ensure that our students settle in well in Germany and are in contact with fellow students right from the start.


>> Learn more about the Pre-Semester.



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Study Counselling and Career Guidance


CBS provides students with support regarding everyday questions with individualized study guidance as well as with a personalized career service. The Study Guidance Program of the Carl Benz School aims at acquiring and shaping profound knowledge of soft skills which are essential for the academic, professional and personal development.


>> Get to know the Study Counselling and Career Guidance.


Strong Industry Network


In the CBS College Program, we offer an exclusive training program SmartFactory@Industry with major players from the German industry. This includes peer coaching by industry and research, state of the art project work as well as training in professional pitches. 


>> Get to know SmartFactory∂Industry.


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Academic Support Program


Through the Academic Support Program, students receive the opportunity for exclusive contact to esteemed KIT lecturers, allowing for a more guided academic development.

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Mentoring Program


The Carl Benz School is currently developing a mentoring program containing continuous academic counselling, support of personal development as well as regular meeting and professional orientation.

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Why the College Program is the right choice

The CBS College Program is a core part of the student experience at Carl Benz School of Engineering. See how we can shape your student experience with our services included in our College Program.



Why the College Program is the right choice
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Take a look at our rankings

As the Mechanical Engineering College of the KIT, Carl Benz School offers teaching at the highest academic level. The exceptional quality of both research and teaching at KIT is repeatedly proved by different international rankings.

Read more about our rankings!
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