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Dual Degree Master’s Program in Geotechnical and Earth Resources Engineering with Colorado State University (USA)

MEng/MSc in Geotechnical and Earth Resources Engineering from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand and MS in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University, USA

About the Dual Degree

The dual degree program gives students the opportunity to obtain two Master’s degrees in two years. The aim of this dual degree program is to prepare students for careers in geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering fields by providing strong theoretical academic knowledge and applied practice experience to the students.

Advantages

  • Students are awarded two degrees in two years from prestigious and world-renowned universities. A degree of MEng/MSc in Geotechnical and Earth Resources Engineering from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, and an MS in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University, USA.
  • Students have opportunities of networking with other students, researchers, and faculty from more than 50 countries during their studies at AIT and CSU.
  • Students acquire knowledge and skills from unique curricula offered by the two institutes, including laboratory and field-scale experimentation, and mathematical modeling with high-speed computing facilities.
  • Students have the opportunity to work jointly with AIT and CSU faculty members for their research study.

Target group

Highly motivated and ambitious candidates with a bachelor’s degree preferably in Civil, Geotechnical, Earth Resources, Geosystem Exploration & Petroleum Geoengineering, or related fields.

Minimum Admissions Requirements

  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a closely related field (normally from a four-year program), or its equivalent;
  • Have undergraduate grades significantly above average; the minimum GPA requirement for admission to the Master’s Program is 3.0 or equivalent at the Bachelor’s degree level;
  • English Proficiency Requirement: IELTS 6.5 (writing 6 minimum) or TOEFL IBT: 80 (writing 21-23);
  • Three letters of recommendation
SemesterAug-Dec
(Year 1)
Jan-May
(Year 1)
May-July
(Inter-sem)
Aug-Dec
(Year 2)
Jan-May
(Year 2)
InstituteAIT
(Thailand)
AIT
(Thailand)
AIT
(Thailand)
CSU
(USA)
CSU
(USA)
DegreeMEng/MSc in Geotechnical and Earth Resources EngineeringMS in Civil Engineering

Admission Process

Interested candidates apply for admission with AIT and CSU simultaneously. The application website is https://www.ait.ac.th/admissions/application-form/ for AIT and https://gradadmissions.colostate.edu/apply/  for CSU. The application deadline is on 30 April. AIT will coordinate with CSU on admissions and short-listed candidates will be jointly interviewed for admissions and scholarships. Students will be admitted to both AIT and CSU.

Scholarships

AIT (First year): AIT will award AIT Scholarships based on the selected candidate’s academic credentials.

CSU (Second year): CSU will award a graduate assistantship (GTA or GRA) which covers a monthly stipend of approximately US$ 1,800 and tuition

Note: The cost does not include international and local travel expenses and students need to pay approximately US $1,100 per semester in student fees at CSU.

Concerned Faculty

Contacts

Dr. Kuo-Chieh Chao
Associate Professor, Geotechnical and Earth Resources Engineering
Department of Civil and Infrastructure Engineering
Asian Institute of Technology
Email: geoffchao@ait.ac.th

Prof. Charles D. Shackelford
Professor and Department Head
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Colorado State University
Email: Charles.Shackelford@colostate.edu

About AIT: https://www.ait.ac.th/
About CSU: https://www.colostate.edu/

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