Dual Degree Program between
Asian Institute of Technology
National University of Sciences and Technology
dual degree masters programs with the intention of making more accessible to students
the benefits of internationalized higher education by allowing them to
experience and be exposed to the teaching, research and academic life of both institutions
with international curricula taught by
world class faculty and scientists. The programs will promote AIT – NUST
cooperation, and will prepare trained professionals in specific fields who will
be conferred the master’s degree.
The proposed program will enable cooperation
in Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems (RS&GIS), School of
Engineering and Technology, AIT and Institute of Geographical Information
Systems (IGIS), School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, NUST.
The minimum number of candidates to be proposed for each field of studies shall be three
starting in August 2013.
Salient points of the program are;
The students enrolled under this program will fulfill the AIT and
NUST credit requirements of 48 and 30 credits respectively for graduation.
The students who fulfill the AIT and NUST requirements for graduation
will receive the AIT-NUST dual degree. No other certificate/degree will be issued.
For dual degree, the program will be conducted in two stages – one stage at AIT and
the other at NUST. The students will stay at AIT for a minimum period of two
semesters (for research).
This program would allow the appointment of AIT faculty at NUST as
adjunct faculty and vice versa, which will help in complementing each other
through areas of strength.
If required, the adjunct faculty will also be required to teach
courses. The cost of travel/ stay/ and other expenses will be borne by the host
Supervision of the thesis work will be the joint responsibility of
AIT and NUST.
Minimum number of MS students from NUST will be three (3) each
year for five (5) years.
AIT will offer 20% fellowship to the students.
The student/donor agency will pay for 24 credits at AIT and 24
credits at NUST.
10. The progress of the dual
degree program will be reviewed by NUST after every two (2) years based on the
feedback of the students.