4th July 2023 Adhering to Education New Zealand’s commitment focus on the internationalization of education, Waipapa Taumata Rau University of Auckland and Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University announced a collaboration to offer a Dual Degree Programme in Computer Science and Engineering. The program will empower students from both countries to earn two degrees- a Bachelor of Technology (BTech) in Computer Science and Engineering from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham followed by a Master of Science (MSc) in Computer Science or Master of Data Science (MDataSci) from the University of Auckland.
Designed to offer students a future-focused global learning experience, the program will provide students access to world-class mentorship from both institutions’ faculty members and cutting-edge research facilities. Students can commence their BTech studies at Amrita University and, after three years, transition to the University of Auckland for a two-year program to complete their Master’s degree. Upon completing the two degrees, students will also be eligible for a post-study work visa in New Zealand. To further deepen educational ties between New Zealand and India, high-achieving students opting for the double degree program will qualify for a scholarship of up to $20,000 towards tuition fees.
Commenting on the collaboration, Professor John Hosking, Dean of Science, the University of Auckland, said, “The University of Auckland’s collaboration with Amrita University, one of the renowned institutes of India, strengthens our commitment to offering a powerful combination of academic excellence and a pathway for students to become global citizens. The dual degree programme will offer prospective students an opportunity to study in two culturally vibrant countries-New Zealand and India. Their academic and professional horizons will broaden significantly through world-class research opportunities, internships, and outstanding education. It will also gift them diverse career opportunities and a network of international connections. Amrita University and the University of Auckland both hold leading positions in the THE University Impact Rankings that evaluate global universities on their performance relative to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The collaboration between us will generate significant synergies, bolstering our joint endeavours towards realizing the SDGs.”
The dual-degree program will also offer industry-based internship opportunities allowing students to gain real-world experience and platforms to apply their theoretical knowledge in a professional setting.