Frequently Asked Questions
To learn more about the E&TIM professional master's degree at Carnegie Mellon University offered by the College of Engineering, please contact staff members directly, or contact the program via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
How will the E&TIM program prepare me, and what are my career options after graduation?
The E&TIM Master’s program prepares our graduates to:
- Effectively utilize diagnostic tools to determine which strategic technological framework is organizationally appropriate
- Lead current and future technology and innovation management initiatives
- Create new ventures that leverage technology
- Develop and deploy effective business aligned technology strategies that capture differentiated value
- Design and implement policies to encourage technological innovation
- Work in cross functional, multi-discipline teams to optimize organizational outcomes
Your career options will be significantly influenced by your specific areas of interest for which we partner with you to achieve during your time in the ETIM program. Our ETIM graduates are functioning as product managers, business and technology analyst, technology consultants, software developers and systems integrators to name just a few.
How is my E&TIM course of study designed?
- The core courses are the starting point: Managerial and Engineering Economics; Strategy and Management of Technology, a Product/Process Innovation project, and seminars with innovation management practitioners and thought leaders.
- Technical interests drive a second component. Carnegie Mellon offers world-class graduate courses to take your technical education to the next level. Technical courses may be concentrated in a single engineering department, or selected across departments to create a unique technical focus.
- Innovation management electives emphasize different facets of technological innovation management. Courses are chosen based on a student’s interest and career goals and can focus on topical areas such as entrepreneurship, finance, marketing, product management, innovation and organizational leadership.
- The summer internship project provides a real world experience in an organization that is leveraging engineering and technology to create value.
Where have E&TIM graduates gone to work?
Our students come from diverse backgrounds and enter into a range of industries positions; from management consulting, to product management, to entrepreneurship.
What financial obligations are anticipated for the 2018 E&TIM MS degree program?
Partial financial support (a tuition reduction scholarship) is offered by the program on a competitive basis. Scholarships are merit-based, awarded on the strength of an applicant's admissions package. No additional application is required. International applicants are also considered for this award.
Additional financial considerations include Carnegie Mellon University fees and estimated graduate student living expenses (though located on the CMU Office of International Education website, estimates are applicable to any student living in Pittsburgh, whether international or US citizen). These estimates are updated for each academic year, so check back for future semester estimates.
How do I apply to the E&TIM program?
Is the TOEFL or IELTS exam required of all international applicants?
Yes. Because of the accelerated nature of the E&TIM program, it is essential that students have a strong command of the English language. If you are an international applicant whose mother tongue is not English, you must take the TOEFL test (Test of English as a Foreign Language administered by ETS), and must request an official TOEFL score report to be mailed electronically, or to the E&TIM graduate admissions office by ETS.
The TOEFL code for E&TIM is 69 (department) and 2074 (institution). When prompted to choose a department, please choose “Graduate,” not “Graduate Management.”
What is the E&TIM Dual Degree option?
E&TIM students may apply for dual degrees with traditional engineering programs at Carnegie Mellon University. Typically, dual degree students enter the University in the fall semester. This program requires four academic semesters and at least one summer internship for completion.
More information can be obtained from the E&TIM Dual Degree page. To express interest in the dual degree program option for E&TIM, please contact us.
Am I permitted to do an internship on an F-1 Visa after one academic semester in the E&TIM program?
Yes. Since the internship is a required component of the ETIM Master’s program, ETIM students on an F-1 visa are permitted to apply for Curricular Practicum Training (CPT) in order to work in a internship during the summer following their first semester in the ETIM program (Spring semester).