About Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley
At its Silicon Valley location, CMU's College of Engineering can integrate the rich heritage and resources of the Pittsburgh campus with the opportunities available in the dynamic Silicon Valley business environment. For more than a decade, we've worked with partners in the San Francisco Bay Area to establish a natural extension for the university's acclaimed graduate degree programs, innovative research, and support for entrepreneurs.
In 2002, the University established a branch campus in Silicon Valley to connect its many distinctive technology education programs to the innovative business community at the epicenter of the 21st-century technology revolution. Most courses required for the degree programs at CMU-SV campus are offered directly on the campus, taught by local faculty. Several courses are also available via video-cast to or from Pittsburgh, to ensure full integration between programs. All programs hold courses in the regular Fall and Spring semesters; students in some programs may also take courses in half-semester mini sessions and during the Summer semester. Some courses may be cross-listed, allowing students to take courses in different disciplines. Only currently enrolled CMU students may take classes at the SV campus; we do not offer course auditing or non-degree enrollment.
Carnegie Mellon University now has over 9,000 alumni working in the Bay Area. Virtually every local company has a cadre of Carnegie Mellon alumni in leadership positions, and many companies have been founded by this network of alumni.