Dual Degree Programmes
MSc "Power Engineering" at BTU Cottbus has signed the Agreement on a Dueal Degree with
National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, China
Shanghai University of Electric Power, China
Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University, Russian Federation
Regulations on a Dual-Degree Programme for BTU Students
Who is qualified for a Dual-Degree?
BTU students (Germans and other nationalities)
- who are matriculated in MSc “Power Engineering” at BTU
- and are in their 1st Semester of studies
It is agreed that up to 8 students of each university will be admitted into the dual degree programme per year.
How can you apply for a Dual-Degree?
BTU students matriculated in the 1st semester for the MSc “Power Engineering” at BTU have to pass successfully the qualification examination to the Master programme in the partner university, with which an Agreement on Dual-Degree has been signed, during their first semester of studies in January. The examination will take place at BTU Cottbus. It will be held in the form of a video conference so that the selection interview can be conducted by the lecturers from BTU and the partner university at the same time. After successful interview the students will receive a letter of admission to the programme in a partner university.
How is a Dual-Degree Programme organized?
Students joining the dual degree programme will study the 1st and 2nd semester of the MSc “Power Engineering” at BTU. During this period students have to collect 60 credit points acc. to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) for modules from Common, Basic and Specialization Modules.
In the 3rd and 4th semester these students will join the partner university and will be enrolled there. During this period students have to collect 30 credit points acc. to ECTS for the successful completion of the modules and 30 credit points for a study project and the preparation and defence of a master thesis (6 and 24 credits respectively). A list of selectable modules can be received from the Coordinator of MSc “Power Engineering”, Ms. Shalaginova (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Master thesis will be supervised by two supervisors – by the main supervisor from a partner university and a second supervisor from BTU. The defence of a master thesis will take place at a partner university.
What assistance can you expect at a host institution?
The host institution shall appoint a mentor for each student to whom he/she may apply for advice or assistance during his/her stay in the host country. The mentors are responsible for the preparation of the individual study plans.
What degree will you receive at the end?
On successful completion of the semesters at BTU and the semesters at the partner university (120 ECTS credits including the Master thesis) both universities award a degree “Master of Science”.
In an appropriate manner both universities will state clearly in the relevant documents (diploma supplement, certificate, transcript of records) that the awarded degree is part of a Dual Degree Master Programme between the partner university and BTU Cottbus.
Both transcripts of records will contain all credits and grades obtained at both institutions. It will be clearly marked which results were achieved at BTU and which ones at the partner university. All students will also receive a Diploma Supplement issued by BTU.
What financial and other arrangements do you have to make?
Expenses for travel and accommodation have to be covered by the student. The host Institution engages to help in obtaining the same facilities foreseen for their students.
It is a responsibility of a student to receive a visa for the respective host country. Neither home nor host university will cover visa fees. The host university will provide a student with an admission or an invitation letter necessary for obtaining a visa.
It is highly advisable that each student has health insurance for a country where partner university is situated.
Students of the dual degree programme will pay applicable tuition and administration fees to each institution only during their phase of attendance. No fees will be paid at the respective other institution while attending the host institution.