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Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
 

Fakultät für Maschinenbau
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Postfach: 76049 Karlsruhe

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Information and services for students (InSL)

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The team of InSL - Information and Services for Students - advises and supports students of the KIT Department of Mechanical Engineering. It is the first point of contact for students and guest students of the study programs of mechanical engineering with regard to general questions such as study procedure or electives. Students of materials science and materials engineering as well as mechatronics and information technology contact directly the respective Examination boards.


If required, students are forwarded from here to further contact persons such as study counselling, examination boards or the ISIM. The internship office is also available to answer questions about internships in all degree programmes.


Before a visit to the consultation hours is worthwhile to have a look at our tasks and the FAQs. Please note that only the German language homepage is legally binding.



Because of the Coronavirus Desease there will be no consulting hours from now on, but we can be reached via email.

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Information and services for students

Monday to Thursday

9:30 to 11:30

If it is not possible for you to visit us during office hours, please send us an appointment request by e-mail

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How to reach us!

For visits during office hours no registration is necessary. If it is not possible for you to visit us during office hours, please send us an appointment request by e-mail

Otherwise you can reach us by telephone or by e-mail at

Phone: +49 721 608 45421
insl∂mach.kit.edu


Postal address:
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Information and services for students (InSL)
Building 10.91, 2nd floor, R. 223.1

Kaiserstr. 12
76131 Karlsruhe


Visiting address:
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Information and services for students (InSL)
Building 10.91, old mechanical engineering building
2nd Floor, R. 223.1, South Campus

Engelbert-Arnold-Str. 4
76131 Karlsruhe

Information and services for students InSL
Name Title Phone E-mail
Dr. -Ing. Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing. M.A. katja hillenbrandQwh3∂kit edu
M.A. +49 721 608-47717 verena triebelMtj3∂kit edu
2 additional persons visible within KIT only.

FAQ Fragen und Antworten

General questions

When do I contact InSL?

InSL is responsible for general questions regarding the organisation of studies and regular enquiries from students of our faculty, and our central contact point there will put students in touch with the right contact person*, e.g. the examination board, if necessary by making an appointment. For all international questions you can still contact ISIM directly. You can find out more in our Tasks section.
When do I turn to the student advisory service?

Students may contact the MatWerk student advisory service for questions specific to the course of studies in materials science and materials engineering. Students of the interdepartmental study program Mechatronics and Information Technology are advised by the MIT Bachelor Examination Office and the MIT Master Examination Office.

When do I contact the examination boards?

The examination boards of the respective degree programme are responsible for applications in special cases, e.g. deadline extensions or hardship applications. Examination boards

Exams

Can one and the same course have different credit points?

Yes. This depends on the module in question.
How can I register for examinations in the Master's programme?

The registration for the exams (except for the core subject exams) is done online via the student portal .

What must be taken into account if examinations are cancelled due to illness?

A notification of sickness or withdrawal from the examination takes place at the examining institute. A medical certificate must be submitted to the institute as soon as possible. If the deadline has been exceeded, please contact the examination board.

Can the examiner also take an oral examination in writing and vice versa?

Yes, a written examination performance to be carried out in writing can also be accepted orally if the effort involved is unjustifiably high and an examination performance to be carried out orally can also be accepted in writing (cf. the respective SPO).

Key areas

Is it possible to choose one and the same specialisation in both the Bachelor's and Master's programme if the combination of subjects is different?

No. According to the curriculum, each partial performance and each specialisation can only be chosen once either in the Bachelor's or the Master's programme.

Is it possible to change the combination of majors if it has already been approved and registered for examination in the Student Service?

Yes, but you have to take already examined partial performances into the new plan.

How do I register a major?

Via the machPortal using the electronic focus planner. The further procedure can be found in the focus planner.

Registrations or approvals should be made in good time.

Semester abroad

Can credits earned abroad be recognised in the mechanical engineering course?

Yes, if they correspond to the subjects of the curriculum. See also the ISIM pages.

How can I have credits earned abroad in the mechanical engineering course recognised?

A form for recognition must be completed and submitted to the examination board.

Can credits earned abroad be recognized as additional work in the mechanical engineering course?

No. The achievements have already been documented by the external university and require no further documentation.

Recognition of achievements

Can credits earned at another university in the mechanical engineering course be recognised?

Yes, if they correspond to the subjects of the curriculum. Recognition must take place within one semester after enrolment.

How can I have credits earned at another university recognised in the mechanical engineering course?

For this purpose, a form for recognition must be completed and submitted to the examination board.

I took "Mathematical Methods" as an elective in my bachelor's degree. Do I have to take another exam from this module in the Master's programme?

"Mathematical methods" can be chosen in different modules. In the Master's programme, you must always take an examination from "Mathematical Methods", even if you have already taken a different course from "Mathematical Methods" with an examination in the Bachelor's programme.

Additional services

What should be taken into account when choosing additional subjects/services in the Bachelor's and Master's programmes?

Additional services must be registered as such with the student service for the exam. The additional services are included in the Transcript of Records, but the grades are not included in the calculation of the Bachelor's overall grade.

Can additional services that are provided in the Bachelor's degree program be recognized later in the Master's degree program?

Yes, if they correspond to the subjects of the curriculum. Recognitions must be made within one semester after enrolment.

Can additional services that are provided in the Bachelor's programme be recognised later in the Master's specialisation?

Please contact the examination board in this regard

How can I have additional benefits from the Bachelor's programme recognised in the Master's programme?

For each subject that is to be transferred, a form must be filled out and handed in to the student service. Recognition is only granted after enrolment in the Master's programme.

Bachelor's/Master's thesis

Can the Bachelor thesis be supervised by the same institute as the Master thesis?

Yes. The Bachelor's and Master's are two separate courses of study.

How is the Bachelor's/Master's thesis registered?

The form for the registration of the bachelor/master thesis is filled out as noted on the information sheet and presented to the student service. The "blue slip of paper" which is then issued is handed in at the supervising institute.

You can find the form and information about it under the following link

Error in SPO (2008): § 11 Bachelor thesis, para.1 Requirements for admission to the Bachelor thesis.

The reference to § 17 section 3 is incorrect. Correctly, it must read § 17, section 2

Application/Admission

By when do I have to apply for the Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering?

The application period ends at the end of each semester (31.03. or 30.09.).

How do I apply for the Master's programme?

As with the Bachelor's programme, the application is made online

Can I apply for the Master's degree if there are still exams to be taken in the Bachelor's degree?

According to §3(3) of the admission regulations (Nov. 2017), under certain circumstances, provisional admission to the course of study can be granted if it can be assumed that the Bachelor's programme will be successfully completed in time for the Master's programme to begin.

Should I re-register for the Bachelor's degree if I have applied for the Master's programme?

Yes, if the Bachelor's programme has not yet been completed.

I have achieved 180 LP, but am still enrolled in the Bachelor's programme and have already received the notification of admission to the Master's programme. What do I have to do?

Send the confirmation of admission together with the application for exmatriculation to the Student Service Office within the specified period. At the same time you apply for the issue of your Bachelor's degree.

Information on the allocation of study places

...you can find here

BAföG

What do I have to do in order to obtain a certificate according to § 48 BAföG (form 5) in the Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering?

Please contact the examination board in this regard

Please bring a detailed proof of performance ("all services") with you.

Whom do I have to contact for a certificate according to § 15 Abs. 3/3a BAföG (exceeding the maximum duration of support or assistance for graduation)?

This is the responsibility of the Audit Committee

Please submit a detailed transcript of records ("all credits") as well as a timetable with all examinations still open.

What do I have to do to obtain a certificate according to § 48 BAföG (form 5) in the bachelor course of studies Mechatronics and Information Technology?

Please contact the secretary's office of the Bachelor examination board of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology with a current grade statement.

Is the professional internship eligible for support under BAföG?

Possibly yes. Further information can be obtained from the BAföG office.

Feedback

Is it possible to re-register late after the deadline?

The prerequisite is that all conditions for re-registration are fulfilled. In any case, the semester fee must be transferred in advance ("manually", i.e. without direct debit, stating the correct purpose of payment). In addition, you should contact the Student Services personally for late re-registration.

Can I re-register for the Bachelor if I have already passed all the exams?

As soon as you have reached 180 LP (except LP in the additional module), re-registration for the Bachelor's programme for the next semester is no longer possible.

Duration of study

What is the maximum duration of study in the Bachelor's programme?

According to §8(3) of the Study and Examination Regulations of 2015, the entitlement to take examinations in the Bachelor's degree program in Mechanical Engineering expires if the Bachelor's examination has not been taken in full by the end of the examination period of the ninth semester.

Students according to the SPO 2008 lose the examination entitlement if the Bachelor examination has not been taken in full by the beginning of the lecture period of the tenth subject semester.

What is the maximum duration of study in the Master's programme?

In accordance with §9 of the Study and Examination Regulations of 2015, the entitlement to be examined in the Mechanical Engineering Master's programme expires if the Master's examination has not been taken in full by the end of the examination period of the seventh subject semester.

Students according to SPO 2008 lose the right to take the examination if the Master's examination has not been taken in full by the beginning of the lecture period of the eighth semester.

Informationen und Serviceleistungen für Studierende

General student advisory service

  • Support in the preparation of a study plan
  • Answering any questions regarding the study and examination regulations
  • Advice on possibilities of shortening the duration of studies
  • Mediation in case of problems with registration and deregistration for examination performances
  • Assistance with matriculation problems, especially for Master applicants
  • Support for applications for extension of study periods and applications for second repetitions
  • Mediation to further contact persons

Academic advising of the Bsc. and Msc. Mechanical engineering courses

  • Assistance with the choice of the direction of immersion
  • Advice on the selection of modules and partial services
  • Support for university or course changeovers and applicants with alternative university entrance qualifications

Counselling of guest students

  • Support with exam registration and administration


Visiting students

Welcome to the KIT Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology!

We are pleased that you are studying at the KIT Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. Below you will find some information on the organizational process of your studies. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us by phone or e-mail or come to InSL.

The InSL team wishes you success in your studies at KIT!


Exchange students from summer semester 2019

Exchange students who started their studies at KIT in summer semester 2019 or later register for exams via the Campus Management Portal.