Hochschule KarlsruheHochschule Karlsruhe - University of Applied Sciences
Hochschule KarlsruheHochschule Karlsruhe - University of Applied Sciences
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Automotive Engineering

Profile Content Internship & studying abroad

Internship semester

20 weeks of application-related education

In the 5th semester, a 20 week practical internship semester is scheduled, which you will carry out in a company that you pick yourself. There you can, for example, be involved in projects in the areas of development, production or sales.
This gives you an early opportunity to put into practice the knowledge you have acquired, and at the same time to get to know the operational processes in a company. During this time, you will be supervised by one of your HKA professors.

All students are responsible for finding a suitable internship company and project. We support you in finding a suitable place, as well as with the internship and follow-up.

Prof. Sabine Weygand Phone: +49 (0)721 925-1757 Building F, room 220 more



Fakultät für Maschinenbau und Mechatronik
Silke Loykowski

Phone: +49 (0)721 925-1708
Fax: +49 (0)721 925-1707
silke.loykowskispam prevention@h-ka.de

Office hours:
Mo.-Do. 08:00-14:30 Uhr
Freitag 08:00-12:00 Uhr

Geb. F, Raum 114
Moltkestraße 30
76133 Karlsruhe

Why not join a student project

group of students gathered around the car and its pilot on the racecourse

High Speed Karlsruhe

Take part in the "Formula Student" design competition and build a racing car. Thrills and team power included!

Join us!

High Speed Karlsruhe

winning team on a mini car racetrack

Mechatronics Competition Team (MCT)

Become part of the MCT and get prepared for robotics competitions and autonomous driving.

Join us!


two students sailing their boat

ecosail Karlsruhe

Build a sailing boat out of natural materials for the design and sailing competition "1001 VELACup" and conquer the waves at Palermo.

Join us

ecosail Karlsruhe

racecar on a course

High Efficiency Karlsruhe

For the Shell Eco Marathon, design a vehicle that covers the greatest possible distance on one liter of fuel. Now also as a variant with fuel cell!

Join us (link to the intranet will be made available soon)

car on a motorway


Whether it's a bike simulator, e-karts with driver assistance functions, or autonomous & connected driving - be part of the development!

IEEM projects

Studying abroad

You can choose from different offers to complete part of your studies abroad. Please get informed at the International Office about the details. Faculty MMT offers, among others, the following options:

German-Malaysian dual degree program in Automotive Engineering at the Universiti Malaysia Pahang

By this Dual Degree Program, you will study both at UMP in Malaysia and at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences. After successfully completing your studies you will be awarded two Bachelor's degrees - one from Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences and one from UMP.

Dual degree program at the Universiti Malaysia Pahang

North America bachelor’s program

In this program you will write your bachelor's thesis at a partner university in North America, e.g. in Toronto (CAN), Ontario (CAN) or New York (USA). Lectures and courses are also attended. In total, the program takes 10 months.

North America bachelor's program

Career prospects Management & boards