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Carl Benz School of Engineering

As part of the worldwide renowned Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the Carl Benz School offers a high quality undergraduate Bachelor program as well as Summer Schools in Mechanical Engineering in a college like structure. The international programs are English-taught and perfectly prepare students from all over the world for engineering careers.

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The CBS is very proud to be named after Carl Benz, the inventor of the automobile. The school aims to educate bright engineers with an innovative mind-set to follow in his footsteps, by influencing the technological developments of tomorrow. 

In 2007 the Mechanical Engineering College of the KIT was formally given the name "Carl Benz School of Engineering."


CBS offers state-of-the-art technology expertise in English programs from one of the most prestigious technical universities in the world. While mechanical engineering classes at KIT allow for 600 students in the 1st-semester, the CBS admits a maximum of 50 students.

Study the Future of Engineering

  • The B.Sc. is divided into core studies in the general field of Mechanical Engineering, including a specialization in Automotive Engineering, Global Production Management and/or Energy Engineering.


CBS provides students with support regarding everyday questions with individualized study guidance as well as with a personalized career service.

Many graduates are keen to enter the German labor market. To facilitate this, students are encouraged to do internships. As part of the specialization Global Production Management students even participate in the industry training program SmartFactory∂Industry.


Student services

The IstO is offering information and service for German students who are planning a semester abroad as well as for international students who are planning to study at KIT. Besides, IstO supports students in searching for internships abroad and informs about possible financial support possibilities.The campus of the International Department is located right next to the historic castle of Karlsruhe in the center of the city, but still at a very calm place. It meets high service and living environment standards: WLAN and modern technical equipment are available for all students. Additional services like a cleaning service and washing facilities complete the accommodation features.

Housing services

Students at the Carl Benz School live in single or double rooms distributed over three floors. Groups of four to six students share a modern kitchen as well as dining and working areas. These shared sections all overlook an attractive atrium that is used for various student activities, open-air assemblies, and meetings. In this way, it is ensured that students from different nationalities form a group in order to promote intercultural exchange.

Library services

The KIT-library supports students and scientists around the clock with over two million books and 28.000 magazines. Focus areas are natural sciences, technic, and economic sciences. The latest literature is freely accessible in the respective disciplinary reading rooms. Additionally, the library offers several services over the internet.

Student Life

Campus life

Directly in front of the Karlsruhe Palace and next to the KIT Campus, the CBS Campus is located in the center of Karlsruhe. It offers modern educational spaces as well as high standard accommodation.

Directly in front of the Karlsruhe Palace and next to the KIT Campus, the CBS Campus is located in the center of Karlsruhe. It is only a few steps away from the main shopping street, but is still at a very calm place. It offers modern educational spaces as well as high standard accommodationwith WLAN and modern technology equipment available for all students.

Student clubs

The SAID is a student led and run organization at CBS that acts as the connection between students and the faculty and staff. They further strive to make every student’s university experience a memorable one.

The SAID provides students with support for their educational, residential or social concerns thanks to the immense knowledge and experience provided by the SAID members that represent all the different intakes.

One of the biggest roles the SAID takes is organizing social, educational and activity based events to further enhance student interaction and integration. This also includes organizing company visits in order to provide the students with an insight into their future career fields.


The KIT is system-accredited by AAQ. All Carl Benz School programs are accredited by the internal quality assurance system of the KIT.

Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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