Carnegie Mellon University

Applied Studies Project

The EST&P-Applied Studies degree, as described on the Degree Comparison page, requires you take at least 120 total units over three semesters.  The total includes a minimum of 24 units of applied studies project coursework beyond the 96 units of core, concentration, and breadth

The applied studies project requirement is satisfied by taking faculty supervised indepent study, master's project units, and/or pre-approved engineering project courses.  Approved project courses include a number of regularly scheduled engineering classes with a significant project component (e.g. 39-605 / 606 Engineering Design Projects).  The EST&P Project course number (39-660), and Masters Project / Independent study course numbers from the partner engineering departments, may be used when registering for faculty supervised project work.

List of Pre-approved project courses >>

See examples of previous student projects, here >>.

For more information on Applied Studies projects, please refer to the EST&P Student Handbook.  Enrolled students will find Project Approval forms and additional information posted in the EST&P Professional Resources CANVAS site.