Carnegie Mellon University

Applied Study Degree Comparisons

The three Applied Study Degrees build directly off of each of the three Foundational Degrees by integrating 3 units of career and professional development (39-699) and 3 units of summer internship, for an additional six units to the total units of the appropriate Foundational Degree, with no added time to degree completion.

A side-by-side comparison of the Applied Study Degrees are given in this Table, which highlights how the Applied Study requirements (bottom row) add six units to an existing, individual Foundational Degree (the foundational degrees still build from left to right in the number of units and semesters required, as well as in degree customizability).

Applied Study Degrees

EST&P
Applied Study
(EST&P-APS)

EST&P
Applied Advanced Study
(EST&P-AAS)

EST&P Applied Advanced Study &
Integrated Study in
Computer Science
(ESTP-AACS)

Master of Science (M.S.)

Master of Science (M.S.)

Master of Science (M.S.)

2 semesters of full-time study +
a summer (3 units) between 2 semesters

3 semesters of full-time study +
a summer (3 units) between 2 semesters

4 semesters of full-time study +
a summer (3 units) between 2 semesters 

102 total units

126 total units

174 total units

Energy Core:
     24 units
     39-610, -611, -612, -613 (6 each)

Engineering Concentration:
     36 units
     Choose 1 concentration 
          CEE, CHE, ECE, 
          EPP, MEG, MSE
     Courses approved by departments

Breadth Electives:
     
36 units
     Advisor Approval Needed
     
Graduate level engineering courses,
          and limited pre-approved
          non-engineering graduate
          classes related to energy

Energy Core:
     24 units
     39-610, -611, -612, -613 (6 each)

Engineering Concentration:
     36 units
     Choose 1 concentration 
          CEE, CHE, ECE, 
          EPP, MEG, MSE
     Courses approved by departments

Breadth Electives:
     
36 units*
     Advisor Approval Needed
     
Graduate level engineering courses,
          and limited pre-approved
          non-engineering graduate
          classes related to energy

Energy Core:
     24 units
     39-610, -611, -612, -613 (6 each)

Engineering Concentration:
     36 units
     Choose 1 concentration 
          CEE, CHE, ECE, 
          EPP, MEG, MSE
     Courses approved by departments

Breadth Electives:
     
36 units*,**
     Advisor Approval Needed
     
Graduate level engineering courses,
          and limited pre-approved
          non-engineering graduate
          classes related to energy

 

Advanced Study:
     36 units*
     Choose 1 of Following:
          I.  2nd Engineering Concentration
          II. Energy Projects

Advanced Study:
     36 units*
     Choose 1 of Following:
          I.  2nd Engineering Concentration
          II. Energy Projects

 

 

Integrated Study with
Computer Science (CS):
     CS Core:
          24 units
          15-513 (12) and 17-514 (12)
     CS Concentration:
          36 units**
          Courses approved by CS

Applied Study:
     6 units
     39-699 Professional Development (3)
     Summer Internship (3)

Applied Study:
     6 units
     39-699 Professional Development (3)
     Summer Internship (3)

Applied Study:
     6 units
     39-699 Professional Development (3)
     Summer Internship (3)

*    12 appropriate units may be counted towards both Breadth Electives and Advanced Study
**  12 appropriate units may be counted towards both Breadth Electives and CS Concentration