Day of Mechanical Engineering 2024


The KIT Department of Mechanical Engineering organizes the Mechanical Engineering Day as a forum for networking between the mechanical engineering institutes in Karlsruhe, the industrial companies associated in partnership, and the students.

Program flyer

Friday July 21rst, 2023
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Campus South, Audimax
Straße am Forum 1, 76133 Karlsruhe

You can expect this:

  • Top-class lectures and speakers from the industry
  • Insights into current research projects
  • Interesting discussions with students, graduates and industry partners




Friday July 21rst, 2023

Farewell ceremony for Bachelor's graduates
10:00 - 11:30 a.m, Audimax lecture hall

Info events
11:00 - 11:30 a.m. German-French double degree program in mechanical engineering, seminar room A+B
11:30 - 12:00 a.m. Study and internship abroad, seminar room A+B
01:00 - 01:30 p.m. HowTo choice of focus (student council), Audimax lecture hall


Lecture forum held in German language
KIT graduates report on their everyday professional life, seminar room A+B

  • 01:30 p.m. We pioneer motion – Experiences of a mechanical engineer at Schaeffler,
    Achim Seifermann, Schaeffler Automotive Buehl GmbH & Co. KG
  • 02:00 p.m. Shaping sustainable transformation as
    a market leader for power supplies,
    Andreas Schaaf, Delta Energy Systems (Germany) GmbH KG
  • 02:30 p.m. Field reports from the operations-oriented management consultancy - Increasing productivity in a foundry,
    Dr. Johannes Wippler, Targus Management Consulting AG
  • 03:00 p.m. We engineer the Mobility of tomorrow – How new customer expectations are defining the cars of tomorrow,
    Erik Herzhauser, Bosch Engineering GmbH
  • 03:30 p.m. Additive Manufacturing: Resource Efficiency through Hybrid Manufacturing,
    Dr. Sven Donisi, Rosswag GmbH


The Karlsruhe mechanical engineering institutes present themselves and selected research projects with industry
11:00 a.m. - 04:00 p.m., Audimax foyer and forecourt

Faculty Festival Colloquium
04:00 p.m. - 06:30 p.m., Audimax lecture hall

  • Farewell ceremony for Master's graduates, honors and awards
  • Festive lecture (held in German language)
    Dr.-Ing. Katja Jöchen, Director Group Innovation Mobility Solutions at Volkswagen AG


Standing reception
06:30 p.m. - 08:30 p.m., Foyer Audimax

Invited are all institute staff, their partners from industry as well as students who would like to inform themselves about the possibilities of working at institutes and industrial companies in the form of internships, bachelor's, master's and doctoral theses and about starting a career.

On the day of the event, the institutes of the faculty will introduce themselves at a fair and present current research projects. A series of lectures of 30 minutes each will provide a comprehensive insight into the professional field and the job profile of mechanical engineers. The speakers include KIT graduates with different lengths of professional experience. Their professional career led them either directly after their studies or only after their doctorate to a company in the free economy. KIT Mechanical Engineering Day also integrates the Department Festival Colloquium. Department awards and honors are presented there. The keynote lecture is also the highlight of the lecture series.


For students

Visit the lecture forum and find out about the job description of a mechanical engineer. In the info events, you will receive valuable information on how to orient your studies internationally. In its event, the student council will present the topic of choosing a major by students for students. The Institute Fair is aimed in particular at students at the end of the Bachelor's program who would like to find out about specializations and concentrations in the Master's program. Booths with information about specializations in the Master's program are marked.


For companies

As an industrial and research company, you can get involved with Mechanical Engineering Day.

At the institute fair: Together and in agreement with one of our department institutes, you present a current, joint research project at the institute booth.
Within the lecture series: A KIT mechanical engineering graduate of your company gives a 30-minute lecture on the cooperation project.


More information

KIT Department of Mechanical Engineering
Phone: +49 721 608-42320
E-mail: dekanat does-not-exist.mach kit edu

Yvonne Bliestle, KIT Department of Mechanical Engineering
Phone: +49 721 608-47720
E-Mail: yvonne.bliestle∂
Elisabeth Schlund, Institute of Human and Industrial Engineering
Phone: +49 721 608-44250
E-Mail: elisabeth.schlund∂

How to get there
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Campus South
Audimax (Geb. 30.95)
Straße am Forum 1
76131 Karlsruhe


Interactive south campus map: Interaktiver Campusplan