Carnegie Mellon University

Ready to take your talent to the next level?

The The Masters of Science in Engineering & Technology Innovation Management in ETIM and Integrated Study in Computer Science degree (ETIM + CSX), created by and offered only at Carnegie Mellon University, takes your current technical strengths and adds the critical skills you need to lead, foster, and manage technological innovation while creating real value in an ever-changing marketplace.

In an increasingly digital marketplace, emerging technologies like machine learning and AI are disrupting the business models of major corporations. Meeting the innovation needs of these companies requires special skills that include technical expertise integrated with emerging computer science and leadership skills. This ETIM program positions graduates to lead and support the transformation of these organizations. This four-semester program provides graduates with a foundation in current and emerging computation that will enable them to be a technological innovation leader. ETIM + CSX is a highly competitive masters program for engineers with a background in programming and computation.

Who’s typically drawn to ETIM + CSX? Students and professionals in computer science; biology; chemistry; physics; and mechanical, electrical, biomedical, materials science, civil and environmental engineering. In theory and practice, you will prepare to:

Manage emerging transformational computer science technologies

Effectively utilize diagnostic tools to determine which strategic technological framework is organizationally appropriate

Lead current and future technology and innovation management initiatives

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

Choose Your Focus

ETIM + CSX students can concentrate coursework in leading-edge areas of innovation, including computational science, human-computer Interaction, software engineering, robotics, and machine learning.  

4-Semester Masters Program

4-Semester Masters Program ETIM + CSX is jointly offered by Carnegie Mellon's top-ranked College of Engineering and College of Computer Science

Interdisciplinary Approach

Interdisciplinary Approach ETIM + CSX represents a powerful convergence of Carnegie Mellon’s unique strengths, including world-renowned engineering and computer science programs; successful interdisciplinary educational collaborations; innovation-focused project courses and broad offerings in entrepreneurship education. We’ll equip you to drive value creation from technical innovation based on your understanding of technical concepts, innovation management fundamentals and real-world implications.

Real-World Experience

ETIM + CSX works in close mutual partnership with professional experts in business and industry. This collaboration benefits our students and the professional community through:

  • Immersive capstone project sponsorships
  • Student sponsorships
  • Summer internships
  • Innovation Management in Practice seminar series

The Carnegie Mellon reputation for excellence and world-class innovation allows us to attract top-notch client companies with a focus on emerging technologies that can benefit from CMU student engagement.

Learn more about this unique program.


We welcome all inquiries from current engineering and computer science undergraduates, working professionals and businesses.