Dual Degree Program

Overview

SRM Academy for International Program

“A cultivated mind is one to which the fountains of knowledge have been opened, and which has been taught, in any tolerable degree, to exercise its faculties”

-John Stuart Mill, Utilitarianism, II, 1863

A dual degree program involves a student working for two different university degrees in parallel, either at the same institution or at different institutions, may be in different countries, completing them in less time than it would take to earn them separately.  The two degrees might be in the same subject area or in two different subjects.  The dual degree concept is more popular in European Union, as the gaining of qualifications from more than one country is seen as an advantage in the European labour market.  India, after opening its higher education to private players, is seeing a growth in the dual degree programs with foreign universities.

Dual Degree programs allow SRM to offer Bachelors (UG) or Masters (PG) degree programs which will have their regular curricula. The existing curricula may be supplemented by additional curricula of the partnering universities if required. Dual Degree students will be charged the prevailing tuition by the partnering universities. Students who do not plan to go to the partnering universities and students who have been unable to get visas will complete their program of study in SRM, would be awarded degrees by SRM.

SRM  Academy  for International Program (AIP)  is designed to stimulate curiosity for and love for learning , which  widens  the  scope  of  educational opportunity and access  for  students.  SRM  University  works  closely  with leading universities around the world to offer an affordable way of getting an internationally recognised  qualification. In response  to enquiries from parents  and  students  across the country  for (i) Twining (Transfer)  Degree overseas (ii) Dual Degree overseas, AIP is well positioned  to offer such programs in collaboration with world’s best universities to provide students with skills necessary to be successful in the 21st century ans well as empower all students to be engaged citizens of the world.. The eligibility requirements are different for the regular programs.

Program Structure:

The Dual  Degree is structured at undergraduate and  post graduate entry levels.

B.Tech and  MS: This is structured as 3+ 2 program. For instance,   students   enrolling   with SRM   for  B.Tech  will complete three years of study at SRM satisfying all credit requirements and later go abroad to continue with our partnering university for fourth and fifth year.  The credits of the fourth year studied at our partnering university are transferred to SRM and SRM awards the B.Tech degree. Upon satisfying the credit requirements for the Masters degree of our partnering university the student also gets MS / MSc from the partnering university.

M.Tech and MS: This is structured as 1+1 program. For instance, students enrolling with SRM for M.Tech will complete one year of study at SRM satisfying all credit requirements and later go abroad for one more year.  Upon satisfying the credit requirements of both SRM and its partnering university for the Masters degree, mutual credit transfer is performed and the student gets M.Tech from SRM and MS / MSc from the partnering university.

M.B.A   Dual:   The Dual degree programs in MBA are (i) MBA – MPH within SRM (ii) MBA-MHM in collaboration with University of New South Wales, Australia and (iii) MBA – MS(IT) with concentration in Information security in collaboration with Virginia Commonwealth University, USA.

Benefits:

Besides shorter tenure for Masters Degree, Dual degree benefits students in many ways:

  • Significantly lowers the cost to secure Masters degree overseas
  • Unique opportunity to pursue part of Bachelors degree overseas
  • GRE / GMAT requirement is waived in some cases
  • Brightens the future with clear set goals even at entry level
  • Parents would have enough time to organize funds
  • The progress can be constantly reviewed to provide adequate support
  • Gaining one year for MS can result in additional income

Partnering Universities:

Sl. No

Partnering University

Country

Model

Program @ SRM

Specialization / Branch

Award of Degree

Scholarship

1

Carnegie Mellon University

USA

1+1

M.Tech

ECE / CSE / IT / SoftwareEnngg

---

M.S

40%

2

University of Dayton

USA

3+2

B.Tech

All Engg. Programs Except Bio

B.Tech

M.S

25%

3

University of Pittsburgh

USA

3+2

B.Tech

Mechanical / Mechatronics / Automobile

B.Tech

M.S

NIL

4

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

USA

3+2

B.Tech

All Engg. Programs

 

B.S + M.S

NIL

5

Virginia Commonwealth University

USA

3+2

B. Tech, BBA, MBA

CSE, IT

B.Tech

M.S

NIL

6

Illinois Institute of Technology

USA

3+2

M.Tech

All Engineering Program

B.Tech

M.S

NIL

7

Missouri State University

USA

3+2

B. Tech

All Engg. Programs

B.Tech

M.S

25%

8

University of Warwick

UK

3+1

B.Tech

All Bio Engg Programs

B.Tech

M.SC

30%

1+1

M.Tech

All Bio Engg Programs

M.Tech

M.Sc

Yes

9

University Of Reading

UK

3+1

B.Tech

Food Process Engg

B.Tech

M.Sc

Yes

1+1

M.Tech

Food Technology

M.Tech

M.Sc

Yes

10

Lancaster University

UK

3+2

B.Tech

Mechanical / Mechatronics / CSE / ECE / EEE/ ICE/ IT / SWE

B.Tech

M.SC

Yes

11

Birmingham City University

UK

3 + 1

B.Tech

Mech/Auto/CSE/ECE/IT

B.Tech

M.Sc

25% to

 40%

12

University of  Dundee

UK

1+1

M. Tech

Structural Engineering

M.Tech

M.Sc (Concrete Management)

Yes

13

LaTrobe University

Australia

2+3

B.Tech

Civil / CSE / ECE / IT / SWE / EEE / ICE

 

B.Engg + M.Engg

 

14

University of New South Wales

Australia

1 +1

MBA

NA

MBA

MHM

NIL

15

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)

Australia

3 +2

B. Tech

Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering

B.Tech

M.Eng

NIL

16

Polytechnic Tours

France

1 + 1

M. Tech

Mechanical / CSE/EEE

M.Tech

MS

25%

17

University of Applied Sciences: Bochum, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, Glesenkrichen

Germany

3+1

B.Tech

Mechanical / CSE / EEE

B.Tech

B.Engg

 

18

IMI

Swiss

1+1

MBA

Hotel, Hospitality and Tourism

MBA

MBA

 

Admission Procedure:

All students who are desirous of pursuing Dual degree must first enroll into an equivalent degree program of SRM University through the regular admission process of SRM University. After enrolling in the regular degree program of SRM University the student must register, at the earliest, with the Office of International Relations for the Dual degree program. The Office of IR will counsel and guide the students in choosing the right university / program  that will meet their career objectives and affordability. Admission to the Bachelors (UG) / Masters (PG) Dual Degree Program is purely on merit based on academic performance at 12th Standard / equivalent and the first year of study at SRM, assessment of ambition and excitement level, good communication skills, good testimonials / credentials and right supportive family background.  A separate registration and application form for Dual degree program is available with the office of IR or can be downloaded from the website. To download Application Click here. 

Though all efforts will be taken by office of IR to satisfy the choice of the university that the student desires to pursue the Dual degree, it is subject to acceptance by the hosting university and students meeting their admission criteria. In the unlikely scenario of the student not getting admission to the University of his / her choice then the student can continue in the degree program enrolled for at SRM and get degree from SRM. The Dual degree option is available under certain degree programs of the faculty of Engineering & Technology, Management, and Science & Humanities.

Eligibility:

Bachelor – Bachelor (or) Bachelor – Masters Dual Degree Program

A pass in 10+2 or its equivalent with:

  • Minimum 80% aggregate in Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry for Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
  • Minimum 80% aggregate in Biology, Physics and Chemistry for Biotechnology Engineering
  • Minimum of 80% aggregate in other streams (Science and Humanities)
  • Must maintain a minimum  CGPA of 8.0 out of 10 during the first three years of study at SRM
  • There must not be any backlogs of papers at the time of applying to the partnering university
  • Good Score in TOEFL at the time of applying to the partnering university
  • High ambition and excitement level and good communication skills with right supportive family background

Masters – Masters Dual Degree Program

A pass in the relevant degree or its equivalent with:

  • Minimum 70% aggregate at the Bachelors degree.
  • Must maintain a minimum  CGPA of 8.0 out of 10 during the first three years of study at SRM
  • There must not be any backlogs of papers at the time of applying to the partnering university
  • Good Score in TOEFL at the time of applying to the partnering university
  • High ambition and excitement level and good communication skills with right supportive family background

Tuition Fees and Costs

Undergraduate - Twining Program in Engineering and Technology

Year

Campus

Annual Tuition fee

Annual Living
Expenses (hostel
and food)

Travel, Visa, Insurance and other costs

Resident Indian

Non-Resident Indian / Foreign Nationals / Sponsored

Year 1

SRM University

As applicable for the regular program enrolled in SRM

USD 10,000 / USD 8,000 as applicable

Approx. Rs 70, 000 to 1,25,000

NIL

Year 2

SRM University

As applicable for the regular program enrolled in SRM

USD 10,000 / USD 8,000 as applicable

 

NIL

Year 3

SRM University

Rs 4,50,000

USD 10,000

Approx. Rs70, 000 to 1,25,000

NIL

Year 4

Partnering / Non- Partnering University campus in USA, UK,
Australia etc

Approx. USD 15,000 – USD 25,000

Prevailing International student tuition fee of the partnering university. Approx. USD 8,000 – USD 10,000

Approx. USD 2,500 to USD 3,000

Year 5

Partnering / Non- Partnering University campus in USA, UK,
Australia etc

Approx. USD 15,000 – USD 25,000

USD 10,000

USD 500

NOTE:

  • Tuition fees and other applicable fees are to be paid to the respective institutions where they pursue their studies at that year.
  • Information on the discounted tuition fee offered by some partnering universities can be obtained from the Office of International Relations, SRM University.
  • In case of not getting admitted overseas at the end of the second year, you would have the flexibility to complete your B.Tech at SRM University, by paying the annual tuition fees fixed at the time of admission into the first year.  for the remaining duration of study. There will not be any refund / adjustment of the excess fees paid due to registering / applying for the twinning / transfer degree program.

Contact us:

Admission Counselor
Office of International Relations
University Library Building, II Floor,
SRM University,
Kattankulathur 603 203, India.

Tel: +91 44 27456701,  27417253
Fax: +91-44-27455785

Mail: admissions.aip@srmuniv.ac.in
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