Mechanical Design 3-4

  • type: written
  • lectures: Mechanical Design 3,4
  • place: dm Arena, 76287 Rheinstetten
  • date: 01.08.2020
  • time: 14:00
  • duration: 4 h
  • examiner:

    Univ.-Prof Dr.-Ing. Dr. h. c. Albert Albers; Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sven Matthiesen

  • results:

    Will be published on this page password protected from week 39 on. All participants will get their passwords by mail.

  • revisions:

    Date: 01.10.2020; Location: Geb 40.44, Hall 2 --> Further information see below --> Link to YouSubscribe

  • registration:


Examination mechanical Design 3-4

Please note: The two parts of the exam MKL 1-2 as well as MKL 3-4 will be written on two different exam days starting with SS 20.

Please note further: 

Due to block formation at the entrance some students have to be present already one hour before the start of the exam! The allocation of places will be published on this page on 30.07.20!

Important points before, during and after the exam:
  • All students are requested to bring a signed "Erklärung über den fehlenden Verdacht einer Infektion mit dem Coronavirus bei der Teilnahme an einer Präsenz-Prüfung des Karlsruher Instituts für Technologie (KIT)" mit". --> link
  • Wait in front of the main entrance --> observe distance rules
  • You will then be called in according to your block
  • Please hand in the corona document at the counters to which you are assigned
  • Procedure of the afternoon
    • At first the construction part is written
    • A 45 minute break follows, during which you may move freely in the hall and an open area --> observe the distance rules
    • From about 18:00 o'clock the theoretical part follows
    • Please remember to bring enough provisions. High temperatures are expected.
  • The use of a mouth and nose cover (non-medical everyday mask, neckerchief or similar) is recommended for Students to enter and leave the examination room. It can be taken down while writing the exam.
  • Students are not allowed to stand in front of the dm-Arena or in front of the the building. They leave the building one by one after the check and move away quickly.

Bus service to the dm-Arena on 01.08.2020:

  • The KVV provides additional transport (see link above). The destination "M Messe-Express" will appear on the vehicle. These journeys are in addition to the SEV and can also be called up in the EFA (electronic timetable information) from Tuesday, 28.07.20. At the Mühlburger Tor they will not stop at the official SEV stop in the adjacent lane but directly in front of it in the Kaiserallee. There will be staff of the KVV on site who will direct the students to the right bus. The bus stops Yorckstraße and Händelstraße will not be served.
  • These buses stop in front of the main entrance of the dm-Arena, so we recommend that students use the buses of the additional traffic.

To all students who have registered for the exam in spring 2020 (21.03.2020)
Registration/deregistration for exam MKL 3-4 (WS 2019/2020):
For CAMPUS and POS applies:

  • New examination date will be entered by us in WS2019/20.
  • The existing semester reference is retained, even if the alternative date is already in the following semester.
  • Students will be informed about the alternative date and will only cancel the alternative date if they no longer wish to take the examination.
    • If you are registered for the exam in spring (21.03.20), this entitles you to write the exam MKL 3-4 on 01.08.20 or MKL 1-2 on 01.09.20.
  • Students who have already cancelled their exams on their own due to the corona situation can also re-register for the new date.
  • Please register or cancel independently between 18.07.2020 and 27.07.2020 for MKL 3-4.
  • Please make sure to enter the correct semester reference (WS2019/20) in the CAMPUS system.

To the content of the exams:

  • The content of the exams MD 1-2 as well as MD 3-4 is covered by the lecture contents of the SS/WS 2019 as well as by the lecture contents of the SS/WS 2020.

Information on the location of the examination (dm-Arena):

  • Arrival with KVV: Line S2, direction Rheinstetten, stop Messe/Leichtsandstraße.
  • From 30.07. to probably 12.09. there will be no trains, but a rail replacement service will be set up. The articulated buses that will be used will depart from Mühlburger Tor at 10-minute intervals during rush hours. The journey time from Mühlburger Tor to Forchheim, Leichtsandstraße/Messe Karlsruhe is estimated at 17 minutes. 
  • Please arrive by bike or car if possible, so that public transport is sufficient for those who cannot come by car or bike.
  • Parking lot P1 is available free of charge for car and bicycle drivers
    Groups are formed. The admission of the individual groups will take place every 15 minutes.

This information will be updated regularly. Due to the very dynamic developments, you should visit this page regularly.

Updated on 23.09.2020

Further information on the current situation and on the individual courses of study can be found on the following pages:

Information about the exam and all additional dates:

Time: Beginning: 14:00
Location: dm Arena, 76287 Rheinstetten
Registration: The registration period can be found above.
Due to the high workload, subsequent registration by missing the deadline is excluded.
In case of missing or wrongly registered advance performance, please contact the respective contact person directly:

Registration via the student portal.
If the registration for the exam is without errors, a confirmation of registration will appear. It is essential that you print out this registration confirmation. It serves as a basis for argumentation in the study office if your name does not appear on the final registration list.

Deregistration can be done during the registration period in the student portal.
The central de-registration deadline on 31.07.2020, between 09.00 and 10.00, in Room 113, Geb 50.33 has been cancelled. Alternatively, you can send an e-mail with a photo of your student ID and a request to cancel your registration to M.Sc. Rüdiger Fehrenbacher during this time.
The next opportunity to cancel your registration will be shortly before the exam in your assigned room.
preliminary meeting:

General notes on the exam are given and a design task is explained by way of example (including drawings).

The preliminary discussion will take place in the SS on 10.07.2020 from 09:45 to 11:15 in digital form on zoom. --> Link (You will find the password on Ilias)

There is no preliminary meeting in the WS.

Examples for the theoretical and constructional part of an MKL exam can be found on ILIASExternal Link under Information on MKL Lecture => Exam Mode / Exam Preparation.

place allocation:
Groups are formed for the entrance! Please note in which block you must arrive! Presence is considered to be a stay in front of the main entrance to the dm-Arena.
Block 1: Presence from 13:00
Block 2: Presence from 13:20
Block 3: Presence from 13:40

You will then be called up. There are 8 counters in the hall. At these counters the Corona declarations you have brought with you will be collected and an identity check will be carried out.  Bring your student ID card with you.
The current arrival times and the counter where you have to queue can be found here. --> link
Consultation hours: The consultation hours will take place on:
  • Tues. 21.07.2020 between 10:00 and 12:00
  • Thu. 23.07.2020 between 10:00 and 12:00
  • Tues. 28.07.2020 between 10:00 and 12:00
  • Wed. 29.07.2020 between 10:00 and 12:00

The consultation hours take place in the MKL4 team in MS teams. Instructions on how to join can be found in the practice materials in the current MKL4 ilias course --> Link
If you have problems with MS teams, please contact the SCC support.

Tools: Allowed:
non-programmable calculator
large geo triangle (recommended!)
rulers / curve rulers
Screw, radius, circle and eraser templates

Not allowed:
All electronic terminals for mobile reception of data, voice, image or sound
programmable calculators
Rolling rulers
Catalogues published by manufacturers of machine elements and other institutions (FAG, SKF etc.)
Collections of formulas
Construction templates
Millimetre paper
electronic dictionaries

Unauthorized aids must be located far away from your workplace. They must be stowed in a bag and handed to the supervisory staff. Written examinations of students whose cheating is noticed will be graded 5.0 (failed).

Further notes:

For the construction part you will be provided with a DIN-A1 drawing cardboard (no transparent paper!). Only this paper is allowed for the creation of the construction drawings.

Pencils, erasers, rulers, compasses and other (permitted) aids are to be brought by those to be tested!

Results: This year, the preliminary results will not be put up in the showcase on the 8th floor of building 10.23 because of the distance regulations. The preliminary results will be published via a password-protected PDF from week 39. --> You will receive the password by mail. Link below or on the german version of this SIte.
Post-exam review:
Only with previous registration! The possibility for registration is offered via the KIT portal YouSubcribe. link above
Registration period:
Start: 23.09.2020, 15:00
End: 27.09.2020, 23:55

Time slots are formed for the inspection. Please note that about 500 students want to inspect their exams. They can view their theory part and their construction part within 20 min. Please arrive punctually at your time block so that we will not have a big crowd.
Please also remember your student card!
If you are unable to attend, you can also send a representative. Please register in advance via Yousubscribe and bring along a (informal) power of attorney.
Oral examinations: Students who have to take an oral examination should contact the secretariat after publication (Geb. 10.23, 8th floor,  R 802). You will then receive a date proposal which you must confirm.

Important note: 
It happens again and again that candidates do not report for the oral examinations. Due to the situation, we are unable to start information requests this semester. Therefore, please note that failure to register will result in a final failure to pass.
Your contact person: M.Sc. Rüdiger Fehrenbacher