Start of studies in summer semester 2021 - Information

As we now know, the measures against the corona pandemic will also affect the summer semester 2021. We are reacting to this special situation with a combination of classroom and online teaching. Learning together with other students on campus alternates with self-study phases using digital learning formats.

Here you find all necessary information for successfully managing the first semester at the KIT faculty of Mechanical Engineering. Get started towards you Bachelor degree with the directions below.


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Why Mechanical Engineering at KIT?

Excellent engineering education
  • Our graduates receive preparation for the job market, as evidenced by first-class placements in (international) university rankings.

More than a university
  • The KIT merger of a university and a Helmholtz Research Center, which is unique in Germany, offers students the opportunity to participate in top international research already in their bachelor's studies.
Diversity of content
  • The numerous research foci of KIT and, in particular, of the institutes of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering are reflected in numerous specializations in which students can deepen their interests in the bachelor's program and further develop them in the consecutive master's program.

  • Study-related stays abroad offer the opportunity to build up further valuable skills for later professional life. In addition, the KIT has a very international student body. Studying here is therefore also popular abroad.
Long Tradition
  • With Ferdinand Redtenbacher, the first engineering education with scientific methods and standards started in Karlsruhe in the 19th century. Today, teaching exhibits from that time can be viewed in the Redtenbacher Collection.

Offer for first semester students

We want to give you a good start into your studies. Therefore, the KIT Faculty of Mechanical Engineering offers numerous opportunities to complete a successful first semester at KIT:

  • Study counseling at the faculty at InSL with a special subject-specific first semester advice service.
  • First semester mentoring: Here, new students have the opportunity to discuss essential questions of their studies in small groups with a tutor. In addition, professors and other contact persons relevant to your studies introduce themselves. You do not have to register separately for this programme, but will be informed about the details by e-mail shortly before the start of your studies.
  • Orientation phase: The student council organises an orientation phase by students for students before the start of the semester.

You will also find further general information here:

  • General questions about studying and application/admission are answered by the central student advisory service zib and the student service.
  • The Studierendenwerkprovides informationabout studying.
  • ILIAS - Crash Course: In the section "Help for students" you will find tips on how to use ILIAS.