Carnegie Mellon University in Australia

Introduction

Carnegie Mellon University is an American university established in 1900 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Ranked 22 in the world (Times Higher Education, World University Ranking, 2015-16) Carnegie Mellon has been a birthplace of innovation throughout its 115-year history and is a global leader in bringing ground-breaking ideas to market and creating successful start-up businesses.

Carnegie Mellon University in Australia (which opened in 2006) forms part of Carnegie Mellon’s global footprint which includes campuses in Silicon Valley, Rwanda and Qatar.

Located in Adelaide, the fifth Most Liveable City in the world (Economist Intelligence Unit 2015) and Australia’s most affordable mainland capital city, the Carnegie Mellon Australia campus is home to students from over 30 countries, creating wide-reaching networks of contemporaries, global experts and alumni.

Students graduate with the Carnegie Mellon University American degree and are taught by highly qualified faculty who boast extensive careers in teaching, basic and applied research, and leadership in their respective fields. Classes are taught by resident and visiting faculty from Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. Overseas faculty teach remotely to Adelaide using sophisticated video conferencing facilities. Controlled student-to-faculty ratios ensure the faculty provide students with personalised attention to meet their individual needs.

Our degrees combine practical and technical courses that provide students with the scientific knowledge and problem-solving skills necessary to succeed in their careers.

By design, our innovative course curriculum provides a firm foundation in theory, with a focus on skills that will advance management practice, policy and decision-making.

Our curriculum includes challenging courses designed to develop student potential for innovation. Students customise their degree by selecting from a variety of course electives, projects and independent study.

Experiential learning is provided through internships and team and individual projects. The combination of an American degree and studying in Australia provides students with a unique skill-set and international perspective. Graduates become sought-after individuals offering unique, immediate and measurable benefits to future employers as sophisticated analysts and effective executives.

Mission and Vision

Our Mission

Carnegie Mellon University Australia is founded on the proposition that the study of public policy and of information technology, independently and jointly, provides a uniquely powerful platform from which to influence the world of the 21st Century. We are the only academic institution in the world that pursues this goal through a unified faculty that comprises management science, social science, and information technology in roughly equal parts. It is our mission to utilise the research and education this platform enables to have a positive influence on the evolution of societies, economic systems, organizations and individual lives around the world.

Our Vision

We see a world in which the increased diffusion of information technology, the global development of human capital and the resultant interdependence of market, political, social and cultural systems has changed the nature of economic, managerial and policy problems. We believe our ability to mobilize analytic models, empirical analysis and technological sophistication to address these changes is unique. In pursuing our intellectual agenda we also aspire to be an academic institution that is a bridge between the development of new knowledge and its application for the improvement of organizations, societies, and individual lives.

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Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years January 2017 Australia Adelaide + 1 more

The Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) is designed for professionals who are seeking to accelerate their careers with a short, focused period of study. The program will prepare you to become a technology manager, chief information or technology officer and to lead enterprises in innovative ways through a world-class, practical, IT and management curriculum. [+]

The Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) is designed for professionals who are seeking to accelerate their careers with a short, focused period of study. The program will prepare you to become a technology manager, chief information or technology officer and to lead enterprises in innovative ways through a world-class, practical, IT and management curriculum. This includes 48 units worth of electives that you can tailor to meet your education and career goals Schooled in the interdisciplinary Carnegie Mellon University tradition and trained as analytical problem solvers, graduates are equipped with an integration of information technology and management skills specifically designed to prepare them for IT industry leadership roles and to progress their careers. The MSIT program has an experienced, professional faculty that understands the needs of working professionals and is dedicated to providing a quality educational experience. Carnegie Mellon’s practical approach to education enables students to immediately apply on the job what they learn in the classroom. Class sizes are kept small and course content is career relevant to ensure you receive the support required to excel in the classroom. Highlights An American degree from Carnegie Mellon University, ranked No.1 in computer science schools (US News & World Report 2010) and No. 3 in the subject area of computer science and information systems (QS World University Rankings 2014) A condensed study program, taught over 12 months full-time (or part-time equivalent) ideal for professionals who are seeking to advance their careers through in shorter study period 48 units of electives allowing you to tailor your program to meet your education and career goals A high quality program that integrates management and IT theory, knowledge and skills Incorporates practical experience through the Information Systems Project Curriculum Our MSIT program features a unique interdisciplinary curriculum of analytical and quantitative studies. You are empowered to customise your degree by selecting from a variety of course electives carried out via coursework and independent study. Carnegie Mellon is widely recognised for our unique interdisciplinary environment and encouraging work across departmental lines. As a result, our MSIT graduates enter the world with the ability to solve complex problems. The MSIT program requires you to study 144 units in total comprising of 96 units worth of core courses and 48 units of elective courses. This combination of courses allows you to tailor the program to your career and interest needs by selecting relevant elective course whilst studying core courses which provide a core foundation of skills and knowledge. Full-time students complete the program over three study periods. You may commence your studies in Adelaide in either January or August intakes. Each study period is the equivalent to 12-13 weeks of study and usually comprises of 48 units worth of courses. Each course is awarded either 6 or 12 unit weighting, Therefore you can study a combination of 6 and 12 unit courses to meet your program requirements. Part-time students have up to five years to complete your program however, most complete the program in two to three years. For successful completion of the MSIT program, you must complete 144 units total complete 66 units of core requirements (unless exempt) complete 78 units of electives achieve a cumulative quality point average (QPA) of at least 3.0 Duration : 12 months full time 2-3 years part time Cost Tuition is charged on a per study period basis. Cost per study period can change each academic year. Deferral of admission will incur tuition fees at the prevailing rate. Financial Aid and Scholarships We offer a range of academic merit based scholarships for students who seek financial support in their studies. Financial Aid for U.S. Students is administered by the Heinz College Office of Financial Aid in Pittsburgh. [-]

Master of Science in Information Technology Management (MSIT-ITM)

Campus Full time Part time 21 months January 2017 Australia Adelaide + 1 more

The Master of Science in Information Technology (Information Technology Management) (MSIT-ITM) is tailored for students seeking to develop fundamental IT and IT Management skills or start their career in IT. [+]

The Master of Science in Information Technology (Information Technology Management) (MSIT-ITM) is tailored for students seeking to develop fundamental IT and IT Management skills or start their career in IT. The MSIT-ITM combines a comprehensive information technology and management curriculum with a 400 hours of internship and an industry based Information Systems Project, delivering valuable and comprehensive career experience, theory and knowledge. Schooled in the interdisciplinary Carnegie Mellon University tradition and trained as analytical problem solvers, you will be equipped with an integration of information technology and management skills specifically designed to prepare you for IT industry leadership roles and enable you to start or advance your career in IT and associated industries. The MSIT-ITM program has an experienced and professional faculty that understands the needs of students and is dedicated to providing a quality educational experience for all students. Our practical approach to education enables students to immediately apply on the job what they learn in the classroom. Customised for students with or without an IT background, career or knowledge, the program provides students with knowledge of current information technologies and their business applications, and the management skills essential to successfully lead digital transformation across a wide range of industries and organisations. The MSIT-ITM program also contains a compulsory, industry based, 400 hours of internship and Information Systems Project. These real-world components of the program provide you with work-experience and industry knowledge to boost your career and differentiate you in the competitive global market. The MSIT-ITM curriculum is immersed with challenging courses designed to tap into your innovation potential. You are empowered to customise your degree by selecting from a variety of course electives carried out via coursework and independent study. Class sizes are kept small and course content is career relevant to ensure that students receive the support required to excel in the classroom. Highlights An American degree from Carnegie Mellon University, ranked No.1 in computer science schools (US News & World Report 2010) and No. 3 in the subject area of computer science and information systems (QS World University Rankings 2014) A study program ideal for students starting or advancing their careers. This program provides eligibility for the Post Study Work Visa in Australia A 12-week industry placement internship so you can develop your skills in Australia or overseas A high quality program that integrates management and IT theory, knowledge and skills Incorporates practical experience through the Information Systems Project Curriculum Our MSIT-ITM program features a unique interdisciplinary curriculum of analytical and quantitative studies. Students are empowered to customise their degree by selecting from a variety of course electives carried out via coursework and independent study. We are widely recognised for our unique interdisciplinary environment, encouraging work across departmental lines. As a result, our MSIT graduates enter the world with the ability to solve complex problems. The MSIT program requires you to study 168 units in total comprising of 138 units worth of core courses, a 12 unit Information System Project and 60 units of elective courses and 12 of internship. The combination of courses and real-world experience through the Information Systems Project and Internship, allows you to tailor the program to your career and interest needs by selecting relevant elective course whilst studying core courses which provide a core foundation of skills and knowledge. Full-time students complete the program over five study periods. Students may commence in either January or August intakes. Each study period is the equivalent to 12-13 weeks of study and usually comprises of 48 units worth of courses. Each course is awarded either 6 or 12 unit weighting which is approximately equivalent to 1 week of study. Therefore you can study a combination of 6 and 12 unit courses to meet your program requirements. Part-time students have up to five years to complete their program however, most complete the program in two to three years. For successful completion of the MSIT-ITM program, you must complete 168 units total: complete 114 units of core requirements (unless exempt) complete 54 units of electives complete a 24 unit Information Systems Project complete a 400 hours of internship achieve a cumulative quality point average (QPA) of at least 3.0 Cost Tuition is charged on a per study period basis. Cost per study period can change each academic year. Deferral of admission will incur tuition fees at the prevailing rate. The internship study period incurs no tuition cost. Financial Aid and Scholarships We offer a range of academic merit based scholarships for students who seek financial support in their studies. Financial Aid for U.S. Students is administered by the Heinz College Office of Financial Aid in Pittsburgh. [-]

Master of Science in Public Policy and Management (MSPPM) 12-month

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years January 2017 Australia Adelaide + 1 more

The Master of Science in Public Policy and Management (MSPPM) is a program tailored for students seeking to assume positions in policy development, implementation and evaluation, and to manage these functions in government, non-profit organisations, international organisations and the private sector. [+]

The Master of Science in Public Policy and Management (MSPPM) is a program tailored for individuals seeking to accelerate their career with a short, focused period of study and assume positions in policy development, implementation and evaluation, and to manage these functions in government, non-profit organisations, international organisations and the private sector. Customised for experienced professionals, the 12 month program combines a comprehensive public policy and management curriculum with an industry based System Synthesis Project, these real-world components of the program provide you with work-experience and industry knowledge to advance your career and to further differentiate you in the competitive global market. Schooled in the interdisciplinary Carnegie Mellon University tradition and trained as an analytical problem solver, you will understand how to produce and analyse data after sound policy advice, and make effective management decisions. You will look beyond traditional paradigms looking to innovative solutions to problems. The MSPPM program has an experienced, professional staff that understands the needs of students and is dedicated to providing a quality educational experience for all students. Our practical approach to education enables you to immediately apply on the job what you learn in the classroom. The MSPPM curriculum is immersed with challenging courses designed to tap into your innovation potential. You are empowered to customise your degree by selecting from a variety of course electives carried out via coursework and independent study. Class sizes are kept small and course content is career relevant to ensure that students receive the support required to excel in the classroom. Highlights An American degree from Carnegie Mellon University ranked number 7 in the U.S. News & World Report 2012 Graduate School Rankings for Schools of Public Affairs, in the speciality area of Public Policy Analysis. A condensed study program, taught over 12 months full-time (or part-time equivalent) ideal for individuals who are seeking to advance their careers through in shorter study period 30 units of electives allowing you to tailor your program to meet your education and career goals A high quality program that integrates management and policy theory, knowledge and skills Incorporates practical experience through the System Synthesis Project The program is NASPAA (Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration ) accredited for quality Curriculum Our MSPMM program features a unique interdisciplinary curriculum of analytical and quantitative studies. Students are empowered to customise their degree by selecting from a variety of course electives carried out via coursework and independent study. We are widely recognised for our unique interdisciplinary environment, encouraging work across departmental lines. As a result, our MSPPM graduates enter the world with the ability to solve complex problems. The MSPPM program requires you to study 168 units in total comprising of 138 units worth of core courses, 12 unit Systems Synthesis Project and 30 units of elective courses. This combination of courses allows you to tailor the program to your career and interest needs by selecting relevant elective course whilst studying core courses which provide a core foundation of skills and knowledge. Full-time students complete the program over three study periods. Students may commence in either January or August intakes. Each study period is the equivalent to 12-13 weeks of study and usually comprises of 48 units worth of courses. Each course is awarded either 6 or 12 unit weighting. Therefore you can study a combination of 6 and 12 unit courses to meet your program requirements. Part-time students have up to five years to complete their program however, most complete the program in two to three years. For successful completion of the MSPPM program, students must complete 168 units total: complete 156 units of core requirements complete 12 units of elective courses complete a 12 unit System Synthesis Project achieve a cumulative quality point average (QPA) of at least 3.0 Cost Tuition is charged on a per study period basis. Cost per study period can change each academic year. Deferral of admission will incur tuition fees at the prevailing rate. Financial Aid and Scholarships We offer a range of academic merit based scholarships for students who seek financial support in their studies. Financial Aid for U.S. Students is administered by the Heinz College Office of Financial Aid in Pittsburgh. [-]

Master of Science in Public Policy and Management (MSPPM) 21-month

Campus Full time Part time 21 months January 2017 Australia Adelaide + 1 more

The Master of Science in Public Policy and Management (MSPPM) is a program tailored for students seeking to kick-start their career in positions in policy development, implementation and evaluation, and to manage these functions in government, non-profit organisations, international organisations and the private sector. [+]

The Master of Science in Public Policy and Management (MSPPM) is a program tailored for students seeking to boost their career in positions in policy development, implementation and evaluation, and to manage these functions in government, non-profit organisations, international organisations and the private sector. The program combines a comprehensive public policy and management curriculum with a compulsory 400 hours of internship program and an industry based System Synthesis Project, these real-world components of the program provide you with work-experience and industry knowledge to kick-start your career and differentiate you in the competitive global market. Schooled in the interdisciplinary Carnegie Mellon University tradition and trained as an analytical problem solver, you will understand how to produce and analyse data after sound policy advice, and make effective management decisions. You will look beyond traditional paradigms looking to innovative solutions to problems. MSPPM program has an experienced, professional staff that understands the needs of students and is dedicated to providing a quality educational experience for all students. Our practical approach to education enables you to immediately apply on the job what you learn in the classroom. The MSPPM curriculum is immersed with challenging courses designed to tap into your innovation potential. You are empowered to customise your degree by selecting from a variety of course electives carried out via coursework and independent study. Class sizes are kept small and course content is career relevant to ensure that students receive the support required to excel in the classroom. Highlights An American degree from Carnegie Mellon University ranked number 7 in the U.S. News & World Report 2012 Graduate School Rankings for Schools of Public Affairs, in the specialty area of Public Policy Analysis. A study program ideal for students starting or advancing their careers The full-time program provides eligibility for the Post Study Work Visa A 400 hours of internship program so you can develop your skills in Australia or overseas A high quality program that integrates management and policy theory, knowledge and skills Incorporates practical experience through the System Synthesis Project The program is NASPAA (Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration) accredited for quality Curriculum Our MSPMM program features a unique interdisciplinary curriculum of analytical and quantitative studies. Students are empowered to customise their degree by selecting from a variety of course electives carried out via coursework and independent study. We are widely recognised for our unique interdisciplinary environment, encouraging work across departmental lines. As a result, our MSPPM graduates enter the world with the ability to solve complex problems. The MSPPM program requires you to study 198 units in total comprising of 138 units worth of core courses, 12-unit Systems Synthesis Project and 60 units of elective courses. This combination of courses allows you to tailor the program to your career and interest needs by selecting relevant elective course whilst studying core courses which provide a core foundation of skills and knowledge. Full-time students complete the program over five study periods. Students may commence in either January or August intakes. Each study period is the equivalent to 12-13 weeks of study and usually comprises of 48 units worth of courses. Each course is awarded either 6 or 12 unit weighting. Therefore you can study a combination of 6 and 12 unit courses to meet your program requirements. Part-time students have up to five years to complete their program however, most complete the program in two to three years. For successful completion of the MSPPM program, students must complete 198 units total: complete 156 units of core requirements complete 42 units of elective courses complete a 400 hours of internship complete a 12 unit System Synthesis Project achieve a cumulative quality point average (QPA) of at least 3.0 Cost Tuition is charged on a per study period basis. Cost per study period can change each academic year. Deferral of admission will incur tuition fees at the prevailing rate. The internship study period incurs no tuition cost. Financial Aid and Scholarships We offer a range of academic merit based scholarships for students who seek financial support in their studies. Financial Aid for U.S. Students is administered by the Heinz College Office of Financial Aid in Pittsburgh. [-]

MSIT-ITM Business Intelligence and Data Analytics Concentration

Campus Full time Part time 21 months January 2017 Australia Adelaide + 1 more

The BIDA Concentration is tailored for students seeking to develop cutting edge skills in IT Management and data analytics. <br> The BIDA Concentration combines a comprehensive information technology and management curriculum with BIDA courses, a compulsory 12-14 week internship program and an industry-based Data Analytics Capstone Project. [+]

Students studying in the Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT-ITM) 21 month program are able to undertake a Business Intelligence and Data Analytics (BIDA) Concentration as part of their program. The BIDA Concentration combines a comprehensive information technology and management curriculum with BIDA courses, a compulsory 400 hours of internship and an industry-based Data Analytics Capstone Project. Students studying the BIDA Concentration graduate with two qualifications, Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT-ITM) and a Graduate Certificate in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics (BIDA). The BIDA Concentration is tailored for students seeking to develop cutting edge skills in IT Management and data analytics. As analytics professionals and data scientists, intelligent in their application of technology, graduates can provide value for organisations by understanding how technology interacts with business processes, strategy, and policy. These desirable skills, coupled with advanced knowledge in business intelligence and “big data” technologies makes graduates highly sought after individuals. Australian business and government agencies are generating huge demand for analytics professionals, driving salaries for high-quality practitioners upwards, according to the Institute of Analytics Professionals of Australia (IAPA) 2013 Skills and Salary Survey Report. The report shows the median salary for an analytics professional to be almost twice the median Australian full-time salary - fifty percent earning over $110,000 annually. Structure The BIDA Concentration requires you to study 168 units in total comprising of 78 units worth of MSIT-ITM core courses, 66 units of BIDA courses including a 12 unit Data Analytics Capstone Project, 24 units of elective courses and a 400 hours of internship. The combination of courses and real-world experience through the Data Analytics Capstone Project and Internship, allows you to tailor the program to your career and interest needs by selecting relevant elective courses whilst studying core courses which provide a core foundation of skills and knowledge. Full-time students complete the program over five study periods. Students may commence in either January or August intakes. Each study period is the equivalent to 12-13 weeks of study and usually comprises of 48 units worth of courses. Each course is awarded either 6 or 12 unit weighting which is approximately equivalent to 1 week of study. Therefore you can study a combination of 6 and 12 unit courses to meet your program requirements. Part-time students have up to five years to complete their program however, most complete the program in two to three years. For successful completion of the MSIT-ITM BIDA Concentration program, you must complete 168 units total: complete 78 units of core MSIT-ITM requirements (unless exempt) complete 54 units of core BIDA requirements (concentration) complete 24 units of elective courses complete a 12 unit Data Analytics Capstone Project complete a 400 hours of internship achieve a cumulative quality point average (QPA) of at least 3.0 Learning Outcomes for Graduate Certificate in BIDA Our curriculum is designed to help meet the expanding needs for data scientists who are skilled in the utilisation of a unique blend of science, art and business. Students will understand the skills needed to effectively collect and manage big data, perform data-driven discovery and prediction, and extract value and competitive intelligence for their organization. The Graduate Certificate in BIDA program provides the skills required to become a data scientist and provides existing data analysts with opportunities to broaden skills. At completion, Graduate Certificate in BIDA graduates will be able to competently: Apply techniques for data management, including data wrangling, cleaning, sampling, management, exploratory analysis, regression and classification, prediction, and data communication. Design, document and develop robust, extensible and highly maintainable data-intensive applications using cutting edge technologies tailored to the specific needs of any business scenario Explain and apply the core aspects of information technology principles and tools, and manage their implementation in a business context Develop systems to automate data collection and data mining and utilize techniques to discover previously hidden insights that can profoundly impact the success of any business. Utilise high level interpersonal skills to negotiate and communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical stakeholders verbally and in writing TUITION Tuition is charged on a per study period basis. Cost per study period can change each academic year. Deferral of admission will incur tuition fees at the prevailing rate. The internship study period incurs no tuition cost. [-]

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Carnegie Mellon University Australia

Address Adelaide 5000, Australia
Website http://www.australia.cmu.edu
Phone +61 8 8110 9900