Dual Degree Overview
Deepening your knowledge in the development of technology solutions, the Dual Degree integrates the MSTI curriculum with the Masters of Science in Engineering (Data Science and Information Technology) (MSE(DSIT)) from Tsinghua University in China.
After completing an initial orientation at Tsinghua University in Beijing, students spend the first 15 months of their dual degree program engaging in the MSTI coursework and initiating their research-driven thesis at the Steve Ballmer Building in Bellevue.
The final six months of your dual degree is completed at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Building upon the coursework outcomes in the first part of the dual degree, students continue to develop their research-driven thesis, while also engaging in a series of elective courses and team-based projects.
– Padraic Casserly, GIX Dual Degree alumnus
What You'll Learn
Offering a first-hand perspective into one of the fastest growing global tech markets, the Dual Degree provides unique opportunities to learn about business, design thinking, and entrepreneurship from a different cultural landscape.
Design intuitive and elegant technology that solves a clear design problem and fits the needs of its intended user.
Learn the fundamentals for developing end-to-end hardware and software prototypes. Cover topics like managing data and signal processing.
Understand the basics of starting a start up, including team building, marketing, and intellectual property law. Develop the skills and knowledge to successfully bring innovations to the market.
Dual Degree Requirements
To enroll in the Dual Degree MSTI + Master of Science in Engineering (Data Science and Information Technology) program, applicants must apply separately to both University of Washington and Tsinghua University. The application materials and requirements are similar for both universities. This means that most of the work you complete for one application, will also be applicable for the other.
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