New from winter semester 21/22

The Center for Applied Cultural Studies and Studium Generale (ZAK) offers a seminar "Intercultural Sensitivity and Competence" for students of our faculty this winter semester. The seminar is aimed at students from abroad as well as German students from our Bachelor's and Master's programmes and is, for example, a good preparation for your stay abroad.
Please note: For Bachelor students who want to credit the course as an interdisciplinary qualification:
Either Industrial Management or Ethics and Material Cycles or the above mentioned seminar must be taken! The remaining 3 LP are freely selectable!

Courses in winter semester 21/22

It is aimed to offer as many courses as possible in the winter semester in presence. Regulations are currently being worked out by KIT. More information can be found in the KIT FAQ.
Please note that some courses will still be held online. As of the beginning of October, the corresponding information can be found in the course catalogue.

Extension of the maximum duration of studies

The examination boards have decided to extend the maximum duration of studies.
This applies to all students who were enrolled in the same degree programme in both SS 20 and WS 20/21:

  • Bachelor BIW/CIW: maximum duration of study 14 semesters.
  • Master BIW/CIW: maximum duration of study 10 semesters

For all students who started their studies in WS 20/21:

  • Bachelor BIW/CIW: maximum duration of study 13 semesters
  • Master BIW/CIW: maximum duration of study 9 semesters

The dates for the expiry of the Bachelor examination regulations 2012 (30.09.2022) do NOT change.

Information for students in the Bachelor SPO 2012

The study and examination regulations for the bachelor degree programmes BIW and CIW will expire. Examinations can be taken according to these study and examination regulations until 30.09.2022.

Changes to the statutes for the following study and examination regulations will come into force in the summer semester 2020.

Bachelor CIW SPO 2015 / Bachelor BIW SPO 2015
Master CIW SPO 2016 / Master BIW SPO 2016

The changes to the statutes can be found at

The most important in brief:
The above statutes regulate the expiry of the 2012 Study and Examination Regulations and the expiry of the Diploma Examination Regulations.
The date for the expiry of the Bachelor POs BIW and CIW 2012 is postponed to 30.09.2022.
The diploma examination regulations will finally expire on 30.09.2022 .

Bachelor Theses:
The maximum processing time of a bachelor thesis has been reduced to 4 months (all bachelor theses starting after 01.04.2020 are affected). A presentation is a mandatory part of these theses.


Master-Messe/ Vertiefungsfachinfo

on 1 June 2022, the presentation of the specialisation subjects takes place within the framework of the online Master's Fair.
Zeitplan und Links (pdf)


on 22 June 2022, the profile subjects of the Bachelor's degree programmes will be presented. More information and timetable will follow.

Rückschau: O-Phase: Veranstaltungen für Studienanfänger*innen

19. Oktober: Erstsemesterbegrüßung Folien zum Download (pdf)

18. Oktober: Vorstellung des Mentoring-Programms: Folien zum Download (pdf)

From WS 20/21 there is a new version for the module Technical Mechanics: Statics and Strength of Materials.

What is new?
In the first semester only statics (4 SWS/ 5 LP) and in the second semester only strength of materials (4 SWS/ 5 LP) will be taught. For both parts there is a separate exam.

Who is affected?
The change applies to all who have not yet started the module up to and including summer semester 2020. All those who write the exam for the first time no later than 20.10.2020 are automatically still in the old version.
For all those who have already written the exam up to and including 20.10. but have not passed it, a repeat exam will be offered in which the parts statics and strength of materials will be assessed together.
All those who start their studies in WS 20/21 or who postpone the TM exam will automatically be in the new version with two separate exams.

Why the change?
The exam covering the material of two semesters has not proved successful in the past. The knowledge from the first semester is often no longer so present in the fall, making it difficult to prepare for the exam. In addition, the division brings more flexibility, e.g. in the case of recognition of achievements in the case of a change of subject.

Most important change: The maximum processing time for Bachelor theses has been reduced to 4 months.
The complete text of the study and examination regulations including all changes is summarised in the unofficial reading version

There are changes in the following modules:

  • Engineering Mechanics: Statics and Strength of Materials
  • Biology in Engineering I and II
  • Bioprocess Engineering
  • Practical course Biotechnology

What is new?
Nothing has changed in the content of the individual courses. What is new is the distribution of lectures and exams over the semesters and the modules. In addition, two partial examinations are now offered in each module, some of which are written in the middle of the semester. Details can be found in the study plan/module handbook.

Who is affected?
The change applies to everyone who has not yet started affected modules up to and including summer semester 2020. For all examinations that have been taken but failed once up to and including 31.10., a corresponding resit will be offered,
For all examinations taken for the first time from WS 20/21 onwards, the new regulations will automatically apply.

Registration for the BING I comprehensive exam in January is not possible, what now?
Since 01.10. the registration is no longer possible, because the new version is displayed in the student portal since the official start of the WS. However, if you still want to register, we can adjust this for you.

Why the change?
Feedback from many students shows that it is often difficult to prepare for exams in which two different topics are examined together (e.g. cell biology and genetics). In addition, the division brings more flexibility, e.g. in the case of recognition of achievements when changing subjects.
In addition, the workload is distributed very unevenly across the semesters according to the previous study plan. This could also be improved.