European Double Degree

Through our strategic international partnerships, you can combine study with travel with European Double Degree.

Selected students will spend at least three semesters studying at one of our international partner institutions in Germany, France, Italy or Sweden. Gaining an invaluable global perspective and international industry experience, students will also graduate with formal degrees from both UQ and their chosen university.

Why complete the European Double Degree?

  • Graduate with two Masters degrees instead of one
  • Broaden your career opportunities and develop a global network
  • Live and study in a different country and gain an excellent working knowledge of another language and culture
  • Access industry and work experience opportunities in Europe (6 month placement)

Am I eligible?

  • Students must be enrolled in the BE(Hons)/ME program to participate in the European Double Degree
  • Students must have completed all courses from Years 1-3 (#48 units) of the BE(Hons)/ME to apply
  • Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 5 at the time of application
  • Due to international student visa restrictions, only domestic students or Australian permanent residents can apply for the program

CentraleSupelec (CS)

CentraleSupélec was officially established in 2015, bringing together two leading engineering schools in France; Ecole Centrale Paris and Supélec.

What makes CentraleSupélec engineers' stand out is their ability to run multidimensional and multidisciplinary projects – integrating the socio-economic, political and environmental balances of a problem, with scientific and technological expertise.

CentraleSupélec is located at the heart of the Paris-Saclay hub – a cluster of higher education and research institutions on the outskirts of Paris.

Location: Paris-Saclay, France (1.5 hours by train from central Paris)

CS Program: Master of Science/Engineering

UQ Major: Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering

Websitehttps://www.centralesupelec.fr/en

Language: You will need minimum B2 level French to participate in the European Double Degree at CentraleSupelec.

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Lund University

Lund University gives students the chance to experience an education from Sweden's top-ranked university and one of Scandinavia’s largest and oldest universities. Ranked among the Top 100 in the world, LU also offers one of the broadest ranges of programmes and courses in Scandinavia, based on cross-disciplinary and cutting-edge research.

The city of Lund is in southern Sweden, close to Malmö. This part of the country is very close to Denmark and Germany, just 40 minutes by train from Copenhagen. Lund is a study destination without the language barrier - English is widely spoken here (90 per cent of Swedes are fluent).

Location: Lund, Sweden

Lund Program: Master of Science in Engineering

UQ Specialisations: Mechanical and Chemical Engineering

Websitehttps://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/

Language: At Lund, all coursework required for the EDD is taught in English. To graduate with a degree in Sweden it is a requirement that you learn basic Swedish, so you will be required to take a free basic Swedish Language course during your time in Sweden, which is offered complimentary to your studies at Lund (two night classes per week).

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Technical University of Munich (TUM)

The Technical University of Munich is one of Europe’s top universities and is ranked within the Top 25 universities globally for engineering and technology.

It is committed to excellence in research and teaching, interdisciplinary education and the promotion of promising young scientists.

TUM was one of the first universities in Germany to be named a University of Excellence.

As the capital of Bavaria, Munich is a major cultural and financial centre. Residents enjoy a very high standard of living – ranked 4th worldwide!

Location: Munich, Germany

TUM Program: Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

UQ Specialisations: Electrical Engineering

Websitehttps://www.tum.de/en/about-tum/

Language: At TUM, all coursework required for the EDD is taught in English. TUM also offer free German language classes to new international students. Although not required for the academic side of things, it is recommended that once you are selected for the Double Degree to take some beginner German classes to help assimilate better with the local students in Munich after you arrive.

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Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI)

Politecnico di Milano is a scientific-technological university which trains engineers, architects and industrial designers.

The university was inaugurated in 1863 and has always focused on the quality and innovation of its teaching and research.

Today the drive to internationalisation sees PoliMi take part in the European and world network of leading technical universities, and currently holds the title of the best university in Italy and top 20 globally for engineering and technology.

Milan is well-known as a hub for designers, artists, photographers and models. It has an ancient city centre full of interesting buildings and palazzos.

Location: Milan, Italy

POLIMI Program: Laurea Magistrale (Master of Science) in Engineering

UQ Specialisation: Electrical Engineering

Website: https://www.polimi.it/en/

Language: At POLIMI, all coursework related to the EDD is taught in English. Although not required for the academic side of things, it is recommended that once you are selected for the EDD to take some beginner Italian classes to help assimilate better with the local students in Italy after you arrive.

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How to apply

Follow the steps below to start your European study adventure!

Step 1. Explore your study options

Find out more about our partner institutions. It's time to do some research!

We recommend visiting each institution's website, exploring the courses on offer and reading up on their academics. You should also find out more about living in the institution's country and city.

Step 2. Attend an information session


11:00am – 11:45am Wednesday February 23 (Complete)

If you are interested in commencing the program in 2022 but cannot attend the above times, email international@eait.uq.edu.au with your preferred time to book an appointment.

Step 3. Submit your application

After completing the first three years (#48 units) of the BE(Hons)/ME, meeting with the Faculty, and deciding on your preferred partner institution, it is time to apply!

Applications for Semester 2, 2023 European Double Degrees will open in November 2022.

Please note, these double degree opportunities are not currently available to international students due to student visa restrictions.

A final decision to proceed with the in-person global experiences in Semester 2, 2022 will be made by late March 2022, based on government health regulations and/or travel restrictions at the time. The health and safety of our students is a top priority, and this approach allows us to start planning these exciting opportunities whilst maintaining the flexibility to adjust our plans. Refer to the Global Experiences FAQs for further information.

Step 4. Submit your BE/ME program change

If you are not already in the program, you will need to transfer into the Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) / Master of Engineering (the BE/ME) program to be eligible. You can submit a program change request to change into the BE/ME through mySInet during the summer or winter semester breaks. 

Submit program change request

Step 5. Apply to your partner institution

Finally, you will need to submit an application to your chosen partner institution. After submitting your application and program change, a Faculty staff member will contact you with details on how and when to apply. Applications will be open between March and May, depending on the partner institution.

Additional information

  • Tuition fees: During the European Double Degree students remain enrolled and pay fees to UQ. No tuition fees are paid to the host university.
  • Accommodation: Finding accommodation is the responsibility of the student; however, the accommodation office of your European university will provide information on recommended accommodation options and how to apply.
  • Visa: You will need to apply for a student visa for your host country and your host university will guide you through this process
  • Insurance: As an enrolled student you will be advised by your host university regarding student insurance within your country of study. However, it is also recommended that you purchase personal travel insurance to cover any weekend or recreational trips in Europe outside of your host country.
  • Work: You will need to check the student visa rules for each specific country, but often students can work part time while on a student visa if they would like to.

Global experiences advising

Meet with our Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology Global Experiences Advisor to discuss all the global experiences you can access as part of your EAIT program. We can guide you through all your international mobility options including how to apply, funding and the best destinations for your specific program and major.

Book an appointment

See your EAIT academic advisor for approval of your exchange study plan.

Melinda Knox

International Relations Officer

+61 7 3365 3934
international@eait.uq.edu.au