KEDDIT Double Degree programme in Computer Science signed between DIT and Kyungpook National University

KNU President Sang-Dong KIM and Dr Paul Doyle at the signing of the KEDDIT agreement

DIT School of Computing and KNU (Kyungpook National University) School of Computer Science & Engineering have agreed to increase cooperation in education, science, and culture between Ireland and the Republic of Korea by offering an undergraduate double degree programme in Computer Science and Information Technology knowns as the Korean and European Double Degree in Information Technology (KEDDIT). KEDDIT is the result of 3 years of extensive co-operation and collaboration between the partner institutes on a whole range of projects, up until now these have included:

  1. 1. GlobalWorkIT EU_ICI Project

  2. 2. The Global Classroom

  3. 3. HubLinked Knowledge Alliance

  4. 4. GETM3

  5. 5. KNU Global Summer Schools

  6. 6. Erasmus+

  7. 7. Online Course Development

The KEDDIT programme will also look to build on the success of the collaboration between KNU and the European Double Degree in Information Technology (EDDIT) partners of which DIT is a member alongside H_da (Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences) and Oamk (Oulu University of Applied Sciences).  Over the past three years KNU and the EDDIT partners have successfully exchanged over 100 students demonstrating the compatibility of each of the degree programmes and the high standard of students taking part in the mobilities.

Based on the success of the EDDIT it was thus proposed that DIT and KNU would agree to their own exclusive Double Degree arrangement. This arrangement would see students engage in a study exchange programme between KNU and DIT for a whole academic year. Upon completion, students will obtain two qualifications:

  1. 1. DIT - BSc. Computer Science;

  2. 2. KNU - BSc. Computer Science and Engineering

The aim of KEDDIT is to integrate students into the partner university for and academic year whilst at the same time providing them with a unique cultural experience. No new modules are required to be created within DIT or KNU to facilitate this award.  Using the experiences of the last 3 years within the GlobalWorkIT project, students will be offered modules in pre-existing Computer Science courses.

To summarise:

  • Both DIT and  KNU students will complete the equivalent of 60 ECTS credits whilst on exchange.

  • The 60 ECTS credits will be derived from both technical modules and cultural modules as well as the Global Classroom module.

  • DIT students who meet the KNU requirements for a Dual Award will be awarded a KNU Degree (B.Sc. Computer Science and Engineering) in addition to their DIT award.

  • KNU Students who meet the DIT requirements for the Dual Award will be awarded a DIT Degree (BSc. (Ord) Computer Science) in addition to their KNU award.


Figure 1. Double Degree Pathways


DIT School of Computing has already successfully created a number of agreements relating to the awarding of Double Degree programmes in Information Technology based on the EDDIT European Double Degree in IT.The Korean and European Double degree in IT is a natural extension of the EDDIT programme.

·   - EDDIT – European Double Degree in IT -

·   - KEDDIT – Korean and European Double Degree in IT.  


EDDIT is an agreement between the following partners.

1.     Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), Ireland

2.     Oulu University of Applied Sciences (OAMK), Finland

3.     Hochschule Darmstadt University of Applies Sciences (H_da), Germany

KEDDIT is an agreement between the following partners.

1.     Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), Ireland

2.     Kyungpook National University, South Korea

DIT School of Computing April 2017.  

For More Information contact: Dr. Paul Doyle (

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