Important information

Teaching will start again on 20.04.2020. For the time being there will only be digital courses. The lectures of IPEK will be offered digitally.

The next examinations will be offered at the end of the summer semester. If there are special hardship cases that are not covered by the current regulations, please contact us in confidence.

The new examination dates for mechanical engineering in summer semester 2020 have been confirmed by KIT.
An overview of the examinations of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering can be found here:
For MIT the exam dates are available here: The exam dates and locations are provided on the exam pages and in ILIAS.

Further information on the courses of study:

  • For the study programs MACH, MatWerk and MEI you can find further information here.
  • Further information on the MIT study program is available here.
  • The KIT also informs about short-term changes via the corresponding FAQ pages.

We ask for your understanding and ask you to refrain from emails and telephone inquiries.

On this page we will inform you about current changes. (Status: 08.07.2020)




Teaching at the institute pursues a holistic approach to convey product development skills to the students. The goal of the scientific education of an engineer at a university is to teach the competence of independently finding solutions to new questions in the field of mechanical engineering.

This is achieved through independent accompanied learning in a scientific research environment. The IPEK - Institute of Product Engineering offers this environment and guidance for the students on the path of skill development through highly structured teaching modules which build upon one another and are supported by modern didactic means. 

We regard our students as customers and partners. We offer them a modern learning environment adapted to today's industrial working environment. 

We understand our task as teachers in the sense of a committed coaching to help the students individually on their way. In teaching, we are expressly committed to the goal of performance and we want to specifically demand and promote special commitment and ability of students.
We are open to the evaluation of our courses by students and external persons. Our aim is to make a significant contribution to building up the competence of future managers in the field of mechanical engineering.

Teaching and studies in product development

Karlsruhe teaching model for product development - KaLeP

The consistent training system is oriented towards real development processes.

Apart from the Bachelor and Master degree, the IPEK - Institute for product engineering is engaged in several areas.


The IPEK - Institute for product engineering offers a wide selection of courses, dissertations and exams.

KaLeP Lehre Specials Angebote im Bachelor und Master
CAD mBib

A CAD training is part of the MLK degree for mechanical engineers. Class materials are on ILIAS.

Our IPEK-Model Library makes it possible for students to get in touch with real life systems. Information are offered on a webapp.

Have firsthand contact with the institute staff. Please meet them during their office hours!




Aufgrund des Karlsruher Lehrmodell für Produktentwicklung (KaLeP) gewann die Fakultät für Maschinenbau des KIT den 1. VDMA-Hochschulpreis  "Bestes Maschinenhaus 2013"

IPEK Lehre Höhepunkte

Das IPEK - Institut für Produktentwicklung bietet den Studierenden viele Möglichkeiten berufsrelevante Kompetenzen zu entwickeln.

Angebote im Bachelor und Master

Das IPEK - Institut für Produktentwicklung bietet eine breite Palette an Lehrveranstaltungen.