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Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University in Australia is the first international university established in Australia and forms part of Carnegie Mellon’s global footprint which includes campuses in Silicon Valley, Rwanda and Qatar.

Carnegie Mellon University is a private, global research university and stands among the world’s most renowned educational institutions. Established in 1900 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Carnegie Mellon has been a birthplace of innovation and is a global leader in bringing ground-breaking ideas to market and creating successful start-up businesses.

Carnegie Mellon University in Australia 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, Carnegie Mellon’s Australia campus is home to students from over 28 countries, creating wide-reaching networks of contemporaries, global experts and alumni.

Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University

Students graduate with Carnegie Mellon University 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. Small student-to-faculty ratios ensure the faculty provide students with personalised attention to meet their individual needs.

Facilities and courses

The campus has students, faculty and staff from more than 29 countries throughout the Asia-Pacific, United States of America, Europe, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East. The university offers two master’s degree programs: the Master of Science in Public Policy and Management and the Master of Science in Information Technology and Management. Both programs are available as a 12-month or 21-month program, depending on the student’s work experience and can be undertaken full-time or part-time. Carnegie Mellon University Australia also offers students the opportunity to undertake Global Programs, whereby they undertake their studies at both the campus in Pittsburgh and Adelaide.

Other programs offered include an Advanced Education Program (AEP) for executives and professionals and the FUTURESPEAK Leadership Speaker Series, providing public access to global leaders in the fields of public policy and information technology.

In August 2011, the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) launched their Asia-Pacific operations at Carnegie Mellon University – Australia’s campus in Adelaide. Through this location, the SEI will offer their advanced courses and certifications to the Australian market, collaborate with local companies and organisations on software development and cyber security.

Carnegie Mellon University is the first American university to open a campus in Australia. The university chose to open a campus in Adelaide as part of the South Australian Government’s vision to establish Australia’s first international university precinct around Victoria Square in the Adelaide city centre.

The university is guided by a Joint Advisory Board of influential leaders from around Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. The precinct is situated in the heart of the city; Carnegie Mellon University – Australia is co-located with the University College London’s School of Energy and Resources (Australia), research and policy institutes including the Torrens Resilience Institute and The Australian Centre for Social Innovation,  adjacent to the Flinders University’s city facilities.


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