Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley
Silicon-Valley Based Programs:
Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley is dedicated to educating its students to become leaders in global technology innovation and management and to performing innovative research that connects it to local, national, and global high-tech companies. Long known for its leadership in engineering and computer science research and education, Carnegie Mellon and the College of Engineering have established a natural extension in the Silicon Valley, one that integrates the rich heritage and resources of the Pittsburgh campus with the opportunities available in the highly innovative and entrepreneurial Silicon Valley. Offering graduate programs in software engineering, software management, information technology, innovation and mobility, each program provides the appropriate mix of technical, business and organizational skills critical to our students' success. With research that focuses on a suite of new technologies, Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley is committed to creating and implementing solutions for real problems.
Master of Science in Software Engineering
Offered on a full-time or part-time basis, the MS in Software Engineering (MS SE) program at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley is designed for technical professionals interested in working as software engineers, developers, technical project leads, and software development managers. The program features both a Technical track and a Development Management track. The MS SE program emphasizes key skills in requirements analysis, architectural design, and construction that are needed in successful software product development. Within both tracks, you will learn how to align software engineering decisions with your company's business goals and to develop the communication, teamwork, and negotiation skills needed to be an effective technical leader. The part-time program take 2 years to complete; the full-time program takes 12 months to complete.
Master of Science in Software Management
The Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley career-accelerating software management master’s program prepares experienced software engineers and project managers for leadership roles in software business management. The MS in Software Management (MS SM) program is designed for engineers interested in becoming program managers, product managers, directors of software development, and senior-level executives. This two-year, part-time program’s first-year courses are focused on process, project, and people management, while second-year courses emphasize the processes for taking a software product or service from an initial concept through detailed requirements analysis, market and competitive analysis, technical feasibility studies, and the development of a successful business model. Effective business communication is a key success factor in any management position and is incorporated throughout the software management curriculum through written reports and oral presentations as major deliverables in all classes.
Part-time Certificate Program in IT-Enabled Service Management
This part-time certificate program is for professionals interested in becoming leaders in the fast-paced IT-enabled service economy. Course participants must have a minimum of three years of IT-related experience, strong technical skills and a master's degree in engineering, software engineering, information systems or a related field.
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MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Students in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) MS program can pursue their study at the CMU Silicon Valley campus, working with faculty, researchers and other MS and PhD students in a small, warm and exciting environment. The Silicon Valley campus is strong in software engineering, security, wireless sensors, mobile computing, machine learning, and wireless networking. The Silicon Valley campus works closely with many Silicon Valley companies.
Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Students may now earn a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) with a focus on mobility, security, wireless sensors and networking offered through the new CyLab Mobility Research Center and many other research programs, located at the Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley campus. These exciting programs explore the possibilities for the development and application of future mobile and communication technologies. ECE Ph.D. research opportunities in Silicon Valley span a broad range, including topics such as mobile context-aware systems, software and network security, wireless sensors, mobile hardware optimization, machine translation of natural languages, machine learning and statistical methods.
MS Information Technology
Carnegie Mellon's Information Networking Institute (INI) offers three bicoastal master's programs: Information Technology - Mobility (MSIT-MOB), Information Technology - Information Security (MSIT-IS), and Information Technology - Software Management (MSIT-SM). Each specialization offers a distinct curriculum, allowing students to gain an in-depth knowledge in these areas, all of which are in high demand throughout the industry. The three programs are also complemented by business electives and practical experience gained from real world projects, setting students apart from their competition during the job search.
MS Engineering and Technology Innovation Management
Carnegie Mellon's interdisciplinary MS in Engineering and Technology Innovation Management (E&TIM) program is designed to educate leaders for wielding new technology in effective ways. The new bicoastal track integrates a Silicon Valley experience and builds on the strengths of the Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley campus.