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Mechanical Engineering (International) in Automotive Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #131 (QS) Karlsruhe, Germany
The 3-year bachelor’s program of Mechanical Engineering (International) in Automotive Engineering taught at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) aims to prepare future engineers for a successful career.
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The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is ranked #1 in employability amongst all German universities and achieves numerous top placements in the field of engineering every year. As the Mechanical Engineering College of the KIT, the Carl Benz School of Engineering offers high-quality lectures by excellent professors of the KIT.

Mechanical Engineering (International) in Automotive Engineering degree offered by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) begins with a so-called Pre-Semester, a preparatory course in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and English. After two years of intermediate studies, which cover the basic concepts of mechanical engineering, the students can choose to specialize in either Automotive Engineering, Energy Engineering or Global Production Management. Carl Benz School students will graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree from KIT. 


The automotive industry is currently experiencing a drastic boost in innovation with regard to the development of marketable electro motors, optimization of combustion engines and light-weight design.

Students who choose to specialize in Automotive Engineering profit from the fact that the automotive industry is Germany’s largest industry sector with a turnover of approximately 404 billion Euros, covering 20% of Germany`s industry revenues overall. Ten out of the 100 largest automotive suppliers have either their headquarters or one of their subsidiaries near Karlsruhe. At the KIT more than 40 institutes with 800 scientists are conducting research for safer, more comfortable and more efficient cars.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Mathematics
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Mechanical Design
  • Basics in Manufacturing Technology
  • Measurement and Control Systems
  • Machines & Processes
  • Productions Operations Management
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • International Project Management
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Vehicle Ride Comfort & Acoustics
  • Machine Dynamics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Basic criteria for admission include excellent grades in mathematics and physics. Furthermore, applicants must be proficient in the English language. Recommended High School degrees are an International Baccalaureate, A-Level or Abitur.
  • High School Degree (e.g. IB, GCE A-level, US High School Diploma, German Abitur or others!).
  • Excellent Grades in Mathematics & Physics.
  • English Proficiency Test (TOEFL, IELTS or TOEIC).
  • SAT Test: (Math, Evidence-Based Reading and Writing; at least 1200 points).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3306 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1653 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    308 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 154 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Karlsruhe

  • 780 - 1140 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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