Carnegie Mellon University
Breadth Electives

Breadth Electives

You select a minimum of 36 units of breadth electives that align with your personal and professional goals. Most engineering graduate courses are acceptable as EST&P breadth electives, and some courses from other colleges (Tepper, Heinz, Mellon, SCS) may also be acceptable with advanced written approval.

Up to 12 units of the breadth elective requirement can be satisfied by taking Master's Project or Independent Study units. In addition, a maximum of 12 units of upper division undergraduate coursework (400 or 500 level) can be counted when the course is needed as preparation for a graduate class.

Selection of breadth elective courses is generally made in consultation with your EST&P academic advisor. Sample advising notes for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 are available for reference.  More details about breadth elective selections are available in the EST&P Student Handbook.