Carnegie Mellon University
Dual Degree

E&TIM Dual Masters Degree Program

Applicants can advance their depth of technical expertise by pursuing dual MS degrees in a traditional Carnegie Mellon engineering program and the Engineering and Technology Innovation Management program. Traditional MS degree engineering programs that qualify for the E&TIM Dual Degree program are those offered by the College of Engineering that include 96-units of coursework.

Dual Degree Program Structure

The E&TIM dual degree option is a flexible two-year program that situates the ETIM MS between the fall and spring semesters of one of six traditional College of Engineering masters programs.

Sample Dual-Degree Student Schedule

Year 1

Fall: 1st Semester Traditional Engineering MS

Spring: 1st Semester E&TIM E&TIM Summer Internship 

Year 2

Summer: Internship

Fall: 2nd Semester E&TIM

Spring: 2nd Semester Traditional Engineering MS

Dual Degree Program Flexibility

Students in the dual degree program benefit from a number of advantages. The dual degree offers flexibility through the ability to double-count one qualified technical elective (up to 12 units) toward both degrees.

Likewise, students find that the additional time spent on campus affords them the opportunity to take advantage of elective offerings and campus organizations over a period of four semesters, rather than two. Students benefit from twice as much time spent in the innovative Carnegie Mellon ecosystem.

To participate in the dual degree program, applicants must be admitted to both the E&TIM program and one of the qualifying traditional engineering masters programs. Completion of the dual degree program requires a two-year commitment (four semesters plus at least one summer internship). The structure and curriculum of a dual degree program with E&TIM will vary based on the traditional engineering MS program sought in conjunction with the E&TIM MS. 

In addition to the integrated dual degree structure described above, candidates may start their studies in January with the E&TIM program, and subsequently complete the traditional engineering component.