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University of Rhode Island - 2016

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Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description


***Dual Degree M.S and Ph.D. Programs Offered***

***German Dual Degree Masters (M.S./M.S.) Program

The Dual Degree Master's Program was founded in collaboration with our partner university in Germany, the Technische Universit├Ąt Braunschweig (TUB), and enables students to complete simultaneous master's degrees (M.S.) from both institutions over a two-year period. This project is generously supported by the Transatlantic Program of the Federal Republic of Germany with funds of the European Recovery Program of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi).

Initiatives at the graduate level are being sponsored by a $2.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) through its new program in support of Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE). NSF is underwriting collaborative research at URI in the areas of Microfluidics and Lab-on-Chip Technology and is providing tuition and stipends for several graduate students over the next several years.

***German Dual Degree Doctoral Program Ph.D./Doktor

As part of its research and education activities sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the University of Rhode Island has developed a new optional doctoral program known as the Dual Degree Doctoral Program. Students in this curriculum are required to complete all traditional requirements of a Ph.D. in the engineering disciplines as well as those of the German Doktor der Ingenieurwissenschaften. Dual Degree Doctoral candidates spend one and one-half years at the partner university and submit a thesis for defense which is deemed acceptable by the faculty of both institutions.

Because students in these two programs are carrying out a portion of their study programs at the Technische Universit├Ąt Braunschweig in Germany, these opportunities will be particularly attractive to students with strong engineering undergraduate backgrounds and capability in the German language.