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

Dual Degree Master’s Program in Geotechnical and Earth Resources Engineering with Colorado State University2021-09-16T15:39:23+00:00

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 aim of this dual degree program is to prepare students for solving geoenvironmental problems, the reduction of construction wastes, clean-up of contaminated sites, geological-related hazards as well as onshore and offshore exploration and production of new mineral and energy resources, by providing a strong theoretical and applied foundation, and a broad-based academic background necessary for innovation and career in engineering design, research, consulting and academia.

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 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 study 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 degree in engineering or 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 degree level;
  • English Proficiency Requirement: IELTS 6.5 (writing 6 minimum) or TOEFL IBT: 80 (writing 21-23);
  • Three letters of recommendation
Semester Aug-Dec

(Year 1)

Jan-May

(Year 1)

May-July

(Inter-sem)

Aug-Dec

(Year 2)

Jan-May

(Year 2)

Institute AIT

(Thailand)

AIT

(Thailand)

AIT

(Thailand)

CSU

(USA)

CSU

(USA)

Degree MEng/MSc in Geotechnical and Earth Resources Engineering MS 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 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.

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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