Dual Degree Program

In response to today's global work environment Engineering Management (EMGT) program at the University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL) and Warsaw University of Technology (WUT) in Poland announced that they have agreed to launch a 1+1 Dual Degree Program (DDP). Students may concurrently earn a Master of Science in Engineering Management (MS) in UHCL and earn a Master of Science in Management and Production Engineering (M&PE) in WUT.

The purpose of the proposed dual degree program is to:

  • provide students with an opportunity to earn both degrees (USA and European Union) during two years – one year at home institution and another year at hosting institution
  • provide access to quality education in internationals environment.

Participating students are required to successfully complete their first year studies at their home institution and their second year studies including thesis at the hosting institution to be awarded two MS degrees. Note that this dual degree program is not offered online. Participants have to spend each year at both universities. 

Program of Study

Participating students must complete degree requirements for both MS in EMGT and MS in M&PE from both institutions. All participating students must choose the thesis option. The detailed curricular and course transition are explained in Appendices. 

From UHCL to WUT
  • Participating UHCL students are required to complete predetermined 21 UHCL credits for the first year.
  • Participating UHCL students are required to complete predetermined 60 European Credit Transfer Accumulation Systems (ECTS) credits in English for their second year at WUT.
  • UHCL students must complete thesis during their second year at WUT.
From WUT to UHCL
  • Participating WUT students are required to complete predetermined 60 ECTS credits for the first year.
  • Participating WUT students are required to complete predetermined 21 UHCL credits for their second year (9 credits per semester).
  • WUT students must complete thesis during their second year at UHCL.
  • Students are required to complete their thesis proposal defense by the end of the first semester at UHCL. Hence, it is strongly recommended that students be prepared for the thesis subject in advance.
Admission Requirements

Students must satisfy the admission criteria from both institutions to be admitted in the dual degree program.

UHCL Admission Requirements

While applicants to the program must satisfy all graduate admission requirements specified in UHCL graduate catalog in general, the following requirements can be applied to the dual degree program.

  • The UHCL accepts students in the DDP for fall semesters only (Late August).
  • Students must maintain GPA of B or above (4.0/5.0 in WUT scale) for their first year study in the MS in M&PE program at WUT.
  • If one full year transcript is not available, students will be conditionally admitted based on their last 60 ECTS credit hours (GPA of B or above) including the first semester GPA pending full graduate year transcripts.
  • The admission may be cancelled if students fail to satisfy above GPA requirements.
    Students are required to satisfy UHCL English proficiency requirements including TOEFL as stated in the current UHCL graduate catalog.
WUT Admission Requirements
  • The WUT accepts students in the DDP for fall semesters only (1st of October).
  • Interested candidates from UHCL apply for Master of Science in Management and Production Engineering Program at WUT after satisfying the following requirements:
  • First year fully completed and average grade above B (4.0/5.0 in WUT scale)
Curriculum and Credit Exchange

Participating students must complete their first two semesters at their home institution with average grade of B or above and satisfy all requirements from the hosting institution during their 3rd and 4th semesters. Each institution may provide equivalent credits for the courses taken at the hosting institution to concurrently award MS degree. 

Study from UHCL to WUT
  • UHCL students must successfully complete their first two semester studies at UHCL, and obtain minimum 21 UHCL credits. Based on these, students will earn 60 ECTS credits at WUT.
  • Students must successfully complete 60 ECTS credits hours at WUT during their last two semesters, and may earn 15 UHCL credit hours for those taken at WUT.
First and Second Semesters at UHCL
Courses to take at UHCL 
Credits Earned at WUT 
Course UHCL Credits Course ECTS Credits
 First Semester  First Semester 
EMGT 5130: New Business Development (Core) 3 Macroeconomics 3
EMGT 5330: Service and Operations Management (Core) 3 Econometrics 5
EMGT 5531: Technology Planning and Management (Core) 3 Elements of Systems Theory 3
SENG 5230: Systems Engineering Economics (Core) 3 Economic Law 4
EMGT 5430: Professional Project Management (Core) 3 Production Systems Organization 4
Choose TWO electives from 6 Project and Innovation Management 4
EMGT 5131: Legal Issues in EMGT
EMGT 5230: Negotiation Strategies
EMGT 5331: Six Sigma Quality
EMGT 5630: Quantitative Decision Making in EMGT
EMGT 5730: Fundamentals of ERP Systems
SENG 5332: Decision Analysis for Systems Engineering
  Decision-Making Support Systems 4
    Professional Ethics 3
    Semester Total 30
   Second Semester 
    Strategic Management 3
    Technology Transfer and Management 3
    Integrated Management Systems 3
    Logistics Engineering 4
    Utilization of Industrial Machines and Devices 5
    Business Forecasting and Simulations 3
    Elements of Modern Physics 4
    International Marketing 5
    Semester Total 30
 First Year Total  21 First Year Total 60
Third and Fourth Semester at WUT
Courses to take at WUT
Credits earned at UHCL
Course ECTS Credits Course UHCL Credits
Third Semester  Third Semester 
Elective Courses 18 EMGT 5231: Engineering Management Planning (Core) 3
Diploma Seminar 1 2 EMGT 5530: Organizational Analysis & Management (Core) 3
Diploma Thesis 1 10 Choose ONE elective from those not selected in the first year 3
Semester Total 30 Semester Total 9
Fourth Semester  Fourth Semester 
Elective Courses 12 EMGT 6939 Master’s Thesis Research 6
Elective Courses (from Module 2A) 5    
Diploma Seminar 2 3    
Diploma Thesis 2 10    
Semester Total 30 Semester Total 6
Second Year Total 60 Second Year Total 15
Study from WUT to UHCL
  • WUT students must successfully complete their first two semester studies at WUT, and obtain minimum 30 European Credit Transfer Accumulation Systems (ECTS) credits each semester. Based on these 60 ECTS credits earned, students will earn 15 UHCL credit hours.
  • WUT students must earn 21 credits hours at UHCL during their last two semesters, and may earn 60 ECTS credits at WUT.
First and Second Semesters at WUT
Courses to take at WUT
Credits earned at UHCL
Course ECTS Credits Course UHCL Credits
First Semester  First Semester 
Macroeconomics 3 EMGT 5130: New Business Development (Core) 3
Econometrics 5 EMGT 5330: Service and Operations Management (Core) 3
Elements of Systems Theory 3 EMGT 5531: Technology Planning and Management (Core) 3
Economic Law 4 SENG 5230: Systems Engineering Economics (Core) 3
Production Systems Organization 4 SENG 5332: Decision Analysis for Systems Engineering (Elective) 3
Project and Innovation Management 4    
Decision-Making Support Systems 4    
Professional Ethics 3    
Semester Total 30    
Second Semester    
Strategic Management 3    
Technology Transfer and Management 3    
Integrated Management Systems 3    
Logistics Engineering 4    
Utilization of Industrial Machines and Devices 5    
Business Forecasting and Simulations 3    
Elements of Modern Physics 4    
International Marketing 5    
Semester Total 30    
 First Year Total 60   First Year Total 15 
Third and Fourth Semesters at UHCL
Courses to take at UHCL
Credits Earned at WUT 
Course UHCL Credits Course ECTS Credits
Third Semester Third Semester
EMGT 5231: Engineering Management Planning 3 Elective Courses 18
EMGT 5530: Organizational Analysis & Management 3 Diploma Seminar 1 2
Choose TWO electives from 6 Diploma Thesis 1 10
EMGT 5131: Legal Issues in EMGT or
EMGT 5230: Negotiation Strategies
EMGT 5331: Six Sigma Quality
EMGT 5630: Quantitative Decision Making in EMGT
EMGT 5730: Fundamentals of ERP Systems or other approved Electives
     
Semester Total 12 Semester Total 30
Fourth Semester  Fourth Semester 
EMGT 5430: Professional Project Management  3 Elective Courses 12
EMGT 6939: Master’s Thesis Research  6  Elective Courses (from Module 2A) 5
    Diploma Seminar 2 3
    Diploma Thesis 2 10
Semester Total 9 Semester Total 30
Second Year Total 21 Second Year Total 60
Cost and Financial Obligation

The financial budget for the Program shall come from tuition fees to be paid by students. 

Cost of Attendance for UHCL
Estimated Cost at UHCL (2nd year)

Check the following link https://www.uhcl.edu/costs-aid/tuition

Note: Tuition and fees are per UHCL Graduate Catalog. The tuition and fees information provided is not intended to be comprehensive and is subject to change pending action taken by the Texas Legislature or University of Houston Board of Regents. Changes become effective on the date of enactment. The information should be used only as a guide for estimating tuition and fee charges. Students may incur other costs such as course fees and student medical insurance. Approximate UHCL living expenses mentioned above are for reference only.

 

Cost of Attendance for WUT
Estimated Cost at WUT (2nd year)
Semester 3 (30 credit hours):
WUT tuition and fee:  http://www.students.pw.edu.pl/index.php?id=10 
 Application fee: €200
Student ID and Transcript Student Book: €10 Total: €2710                                                        
Note: Tuition and fees are per WUT internal legal provisions. Approximate living expenses in Warsaw:
student dormitories accommodation from €120 to €365 per month. Students may incur other costs such as course fees and student medical insurance.

The Dual Degree program creates a win-win effect for both institutions. Students in both institutions have an opportunity to obtain two MS degrees with reduced time and cost, and UHCL will benefit from its increased diversity of the student population.

For detailed information about this program, please contact Dr. Young Jeong, the program chair of Engineering Management program at UHCL at jeongk@uhcl.edu.