Dual Ph.D. Programs-Mechanical Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University

Dual Degree Programs with International Partners

The Mechanical Engineering Department currently has two active dual Ph.D programs with foreign institutions.  One program is with the College of Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, and the second program is with the School of Mechanical Engineering at Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST), South Korea.  Students Interested in these programs will need to:

  1. Apply to both Carnegie Mellon's Mechanical Engineering program and the partner institution program independently.  If the application deadlines do not coincide, students will need to apply in time for the earliest deadline.
  2. Be admitted to both institutions independently.
  3. Be supervised by two research co-advisors, one from Carnegie Mellon and one from the partner institution.
  4. Spend two academic years minimum in residence at Carnegie Mellon and two academic years minimum in residence at the partner institution.
  5. Satisfy all the requirements for Carnegie Mellon's Ph.D. Degree in Mechanical Engineering, including pass all examinations and meeting all course and research requirements (see Ph.D. requirements section for more detail).  Students in a dual Ph.D program are responsible for contacting the partner institution to find out the degree requirements at the partner institution.
  6. Upon the successful completion of all the requirements of each program, Ph.D. degrees from both Carnegie Mellon and the partner institution will be awarded.