Carnegie Mellon University

M.S. in ECE in Thailand

Dual degree

The Carnegie Mellon - CMKL | Thailand program is a collaboration between Carnegie Mellon University and King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL), a leading engineering university in Thailand. To facilitate the collaboration with CMU, CMKL University has been established in association with KMITL to administer the program for research and education activities in Thailand.

The program includes intensive study in electrical and computer engineering with the opportunity to specialize in data science, security, cyber-physical systems, software engineering, and mobility. Graduates of the program will earn two degrees: one from Carnegie Mellon and the second from CMKL. Admission criteria for the ECE/Thailand M.S. Program are identical to current ECE M.S. admission standards. 

Interested students may apply for masters study in ECE.


Students in the ECE/Thailand M.S. Program will undertake an intensive study of the fundamentals of electrical and computer engineering. During the course of obtaining the M.S. degree, students will take graduate level ECE courses and participate in research projects.

Degree timeline

The ECE/Thailand M.S. is a two-year program with one year on the Carnegie Mellon campus and one year on the CMKL campus in Thailand. 

Faculty advising

Students will be supervised by two faculty advisors, one each from Carnegie Mellon and CMKL University, respectively. The advisors will assist with course selection and other elements of the M.S. Program, based on the student's background and academic goals. All requirements of the current ECE M.S. Program apply to the ECE/Thailand M.S. Program, as well.

About CMKL University

Established as a collaboration between Carnegie Mellon University and King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, CMKL University will provide cutting-edge engineering research and education in Southeast Asia. By bridging world-class partnerships with local context, CMKL makes technologies accessible to its society and creates innovations that will benefit Thailand and the Southeast Asia region. By applying Carnegie Mellon’s globally acclaimed research and education programs within a regional context, CMKL tackles challenges that will drive future development of Thailand and the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) community.

The Carnegie Mellon - CMKL | Thailand Program

The Carnegie Mellon - CMKL | Thailand program is directed by ECE Professor Hyong Kim at Carnegie Mellon and involves the collaboration of professors, researchers, and students from Carnegie Mellon, CMKL and KMITL, along with industry partners from Thailand.

Thai partner information

CMKL University in association with King Monkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang.