Dual Degree Programs with International Partners
The College of Engineering & Applied Science is collaborating with a number of international partners to provide dual degree programs for students pursuing graduate degrees in engineering and computer science topics. These programs allow students to earn a graduate degree both from their home institution and the University of Cincinnati. Having two degrees provides these students increased job opportunities and a breadth of experience not possible otherwise.
Structure of the Program
The dual degree programs typically work by having students concurrently enrolled at their home institution and the University of Cincinnati. The most common degree from UC is the Master of Engineering (MEng) degree which requires the completion of 30 credits. A thesis is not required for the MEng degree. Students complete half the credit requirements at their home institution and half at the University of Cincinnati. Credit for courses taken is transferred between the home institution and the UC. Students are awarded the MEng degree when they have satisfied the UC degree requirements; students are awarded the degree from their home institution when they have satisfied those degree requirements.
To be eligible for admissions to UC, students must have a bachelor’s degree in a corresponding engineering or computer science program recognized as high quality by UC, and graduate with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or QPA of 75% or equivalent. No GRE is required. Students also have to satisfy the minimum English Language requirement as follows:
- A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 85 for the Internet-based test; OR
- An overall Band Score of at least 6.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), OR
- A Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of 59.
Students from certain countries who have received a baccalaureate or higher degree for which the medium of instruction was English are exempt from the English proficiency requirement.