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
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.
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.
Carnegie Mellon University in Australia holds regular webinars, attends exhibitions and visits agents and institutions worldwide. If you are interested in meeting some of our staff and learning more about our programs please check out our current events.
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