Within the framework of the exchange program with the University of Rhode Island (URI), students of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering have the opportunity to obtain a U.S. degree as Master of Science (M.Sc.) or Master of Business Administration (MBA) in addition to the German Master's degree. This Master's programme takes three US semesters/terms (12 months in total).
University and Programme
The University of Rhode Island is located in the USA near Kingston, 180 miles north-east from New York. URI was founded in 1888, has about 17.000 students and is the leading university in the state of Rhode Island. In 1995 an agreement on academic cooperation was signed between URI and TU BS. Since 1997, URI and the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of TU Braunschweig are offering a double degree programme primarily for the study programmes Mechanical Engineering, Biochemical and Chemical Engineering and Industrial and Mechanical Engineering.
The programme thrives on mutual student exchange. Through the International Engineering Program (IEP) or the Dual Degree Program (DD), URI students come to Braunschweig. Programme participants at TU Braunschweig who spend semesters abroad at URI assume the costs for the language courses in Braunschweig from these incoming students. In return, students of TU Braunschweig are granted free places at URI, thus waiving the tuition fees.
Other financing options such as 'Auslands-BaföG', Fulbright and DAAD scholarships can be combined.