Transatlantic dual bachelor's degree programs between two European and an American university
2007 (English)In: 2007 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, American Society for Engineering Education , 2007Conference paper (Refereed)
The ATLANTIS project joins the European Union and the United States of America in an unpreceded endeavor to foster international education on the undergraduate level. Technische Universität Darmstadt (TUD), Germany, Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden, and Virginia Polytechnical Institute and State University (VT), Blacksburg, VA, will jointly establish Dual Bachelor of Science Programs in Mechanical Engineering between 2007 and 2010. The objective of the project is to produce highly competent graduates in the field of Mechanical Engineering (BSME) that are uniquely prepared to successfully engage and excel in the new global engineering economy. Another objective is to demonstrate that graduation is possible without delaying graduation to the extent that it delays the start of a consecutive master's program. Thus, the study program will be 4 years for students from Virginia Tech and 3 years and a few months for students from TUD and KTH. The language of instruction will be German for students staying at TUD, English for students staying at Virginia Tech, and Swedish or English for students staying at KTH. The program consists of two transatlantic dual BSME degree programs: VT-TUD and VT-KTH. The third combination TUD-KTH is basically an intra-European exchange and not considered here. The general model for these two dual degree programs is that (1) the students complete their introductory courses at their home universities; (2) they spend a summer at the third university that they will not receive a degree from; and (3) they spend their final year (senior) at the second university that they are receiving a degree from.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
American Society for Engineering Education , 2007.
, ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings, ISSN 2153-5965
College buildings, Engineering education, Mechanical engineering, Students
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-154624ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84858511161OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-154624DiVA: diva2:758755
114th Annual ASEE Conference and Exposition, 2007, 24 June 2007 through 27 June 2007, Honolulu, HI, United States
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