This exclusive training program is offered in cooperation with the institutes of the KIT Department of Mechanical Engineering

About the Program

Our exclusive training program is offered in cooperation with the institutes of the KIT Department of Mechanical Engineering, whose innovation-driven research interlinks projects with industry partners. Participants will be given the opportunity to become involved in one of these industry projects, joining via a 3-month student assistant position for applied research projects. College Program participants will gain qualifications in the fundamentals of industry-related research – oriented project work for their future professional careers.

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Immersion in a project oriented work environment is very common for engineers. Students looking to participate are required to possess intermediate to advanced technical knowledge and organizational skills, along with strong team-player attributes.


Who can participate?

The SmartCoop@KIT program is available to all creative, innovative College Program participants in their 3rd – 5th semesters in solid academic standing.


The training program SmartCoop@KIT is

  • providing students with exclusive insights into industrial research at KIT
  • set up as practical phase at the Mechanical Engineering institutes of KIT
  • organized as a 3-month student assistant position on an industry-related research project and funded by CBS
  • open to selected participants of the CBS College Program (legal action excluded)



The participants will gain...

  • practical experience in industry-related research
  • direct links to the Mechanical Engineering institutes of KIT
  • knowledge directly from research experts
  • management and presentation skills
  • a sense of the modern job market
  • intercultural competency
  • the potential opportunity to write a Bachelor's thesis with one of the Mechanical Engineering institutes at KIT


The following institutes are cooperating with the SmartCoop@KIT Project:

  • Institute for Material Handling and Logistics | Topic: "Implementation of a User-Interface for Robot-Mapping"

Additional institutes will be coming soon – so stay tuned!



Timeline for Smart Coop

The timeline is set for 3 months with a total of 10-20 hours project time.




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Take a look at the experience that Abdelrahman shares about his participation in a SmartCoop@KIT project.

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How to apply for SmartCoop@KIT

Please fill out the form below to apply to SmartCoop@KIT and send your CV, Motivation Letter and Grade Sheet via email to: StudentOffice∂ in order to complete your application.

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