Columbia Engineering and the École Polytechnique in Palaiseau, France, have joined forces to create a joint bachelor’s-master’s degree program in engineering, which will accept its first cohort of students in the fall of 2024.
Students completing the global dual degree in engineering will earn two degrees: a bachelor’s from the École Polytechnique and a master’s from Columbia. The four-and-a-half-year program will include jointly taught courses, research opportunities, and a PhD track.
“Engineering is an increasingly global discipline, and the global dual degree program will give students an unprecedented opportunity to learn the range of skills needed to be a twenty-first-century engineer,” says Columbia Engineering dean Shih-Fu Chang. “This unique program testifies to the innovative spirit of our respective institutions and will foster an even closer network of collaboration for both education and research among our faculty.”