Dienstleistungseinheit Studium und Lehre

Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Regular program length: 6 semester (full-time program)

Credit points (ECTS): 180 credit points

Language of instruction: English

Limited capactiy:
First semester: yes
Higher semester: no
Application possible for:
First semester: winter term only
Higher semester: winter and summer term
Application deadline:
First semester: April 30
Higher semester: September 15 for winter term, March 15 for summer term

Degree and duration

Regular program length of 3 years leading to a "Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)" degree; 180 credit points (corresponding to the Europen Credit Transfer and Accumulation System - ETCS) must be completed. Individual program length may differ from normal program length.

Program structure

The program primarily teaches the principles of engineering, as well as fundamentals in physics and mathematics. In higher semesters, specialization is possible by choosing a certain elective subject.

Mandatory topics are:

  • Advanced mathematics
  • Engineering mechanics
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Materials science
  • Thermodynamics
  • Fuild mechanics
  • Physics
  • Electrical engineering
  • Measurement and regulation technology
  • Computer science
  • Machine dynamics
  • Machines and processes
  • Operational production management

Electable specializations are:

  • Global production management
  • Energy engineering
  • Automotive engineering

By way of research and practical orientation of the six-semester, English-taught Bachelor’s degree program for Mechanical Engineering (International) at KIT, graduates of the program are prepared for lifelong learning and employment in typical professional fields of mechanical engineering either in private industry, services and public administration.

They acquire the necessary communicative, organizational, social, and intercultural skills to pursue careers in international companies and organizations. Graduates acquire the academic qualifications to pursue a Master’s degree program in Mechanical Engineering or related disciplines.

Within the fundamental subjects of their studies, graduates acquire sound basic knowledge in mathematics, mechanics and materials science, plus practical skills in design and construction, logistics, management, manufacturing and production planning. This is complemented by basic knowledge in electrical engineering, information technology, and natural sciences. In the field of business management international standards in accounting, company structures and international law receive special attention.

This in-depth knowledge of scientific theories, principles and methods allows graduates to successfully solve specific tasks of mechanical engineering using a unique approach. Through project work in international teams graduates are well prepared for the technical and practical requirements of the engineering profession in an increasingly globalized economy. Their intercultural skills acquired during the study coursework enable graduates to act responsibly and appropriately in each situation within an international business environment.

In their major subjects, complementary subjects and in their thesis project graduates develop cross-disciplinary research, problem-solving and planning skills for technical systems by using a combination of theoretical and practical approaches. Throughout the program the acquisition of skills is based on international standards. Graduates have the qualification to proficiently assess technical systems in their specific fields and they are able to generalize results and to generate new solutions.

Higher education entrance qualification

Prerequisites for admission to the program are a recognized university entrance certificate (equal to the German Abitur) as well as a SAT test with a score of at least 1,200. In addition, a letter of motivation needs to be included. If there are more applicants than study places, a selection process will take place.

Language requirements

Mechanical Engineering (International) is aimed predominantly at international students. The majority of study places in this program is reserved for such students. The study program is taught solely in English. Accepted proofs of language skills are e.g. TOEFL (250/88) or Cambridge Proficiency (see "Zulassungssatzung"  / admission regulations). Proof of German language skills is not necessary.

Based on SAT score, grades in mathematics and physics, letter of motivation and additional extra-curricular activies,  (see "Zulassungssatzung"  / admission regulations), a ranking order will be formed.

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Prepatory courses at KIT: The MINT-Kolleg offers prospective and first-year students support in natural science and technical subjects (STEM).

In addition, the KIT-Departments offer special preliminary courses before the start of the semester program during the "O-Phase" (orientation week).

The KIT offers support for all first-year students in order to have a successful start of their studies. Numerous orientation events and monitoring programs at the KIT-Departments help students to make friends, orientate themselves and find support where needed. The central online portalstudienstart.kit.edu is a first guide to all important offers, brings together all relevant information and contains helpful hints for a successful start of your studies:

  • advisory centers
  • mentoring programs
  • information events
  • workshops
  • extensive online information
Karin Schmurr
Student advisor
Zentrum für Information und Beratung (zib), student advisory services

+49 721 608 - 44930Karin SchmurrRfq8∂kit edu


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Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Servicezentrum Studium und Lehre
Kaiserstr. 12
76131 Karlsruhe

International Students Office
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First point of contact for international applicants

+49 721 608 - 45958



Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
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Adenauerring 2
76131 Karlsruhe

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