The Georgia Institute of Technology and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology are launching dual-degree programs in electrical and computer engineering.

Undergraduates will be able to earn a bachelor of science degree in either electrical engineering or computer engineering from Georgia Tech while at the same time receiving a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Korea Advanced Institute, which is based in Daejeon, South Korea. Students would spend two years at each university.

There will also be a dual master’s degree program in computer and electrical engineering, with students spending two semesters at each institution.

“One of the goals in our strategic plan is to support Georgia Tech’s objective to become a global university,” Gary  May, Tech’s chair of computer and electrical engineering, said in a news release. “We feel that these dual-degree programs will help prepare our students to become leaders who will contribute to cultural, political, educational, economic and high-tech concerns in their home countries. In addition, collaborations between the two institutes will create opportunities to educate students who possess the skills for excelling in a dynamic global environment.”

The new programs are subject to final approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The undergraduate program would start in the spring and the graduate program next fall.

The application deadline is Oct. 1 for the undergraduate program and Dec. 1 for the graduate program. 

For more information, email the program director, Sung Kyu Lim, at or call (404) 894-0373.