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A partnership across borders: Mechanical Engineering with Virginia Tech and TU-Darmstadt

Earn a dual degree and increase your global marketability. Our program allows students to gain experience in the US and Germany, expanding their cultural awareness and creating a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build relationships with mentors and peers on two different continents.

A student uses equipment in a lab at TU-Darmstadt

VT-TUD Dual Degree

The VT-TUD dual degree program allows students to earn two research-based master's degrees by combining coursework and research at both institutions. Students will pursue one thesis and supplement their plan of study with unique courses from each campus.

VT students complete their first year of study on either the Blacksburg or greater Washington, DC area campuses. The second year is on location in Darmstadt and includes options for an individualized summer plan such as German language study, research, and other opportunities.

TUD students complete their first year in Darmstadt. The second year is at either the Blacksburg or greater Washington, DC area VT campus. TUD students will work with the Cranwell International Center and attend ME department orientation prior to the start of fall semester.