Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon - Silicon Valley

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.
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Electrical and Computer Engineering - M.S. 
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.
Electrical and Computer Engineering - Ph.D.
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.
Information Technology - M.S.
The INI offers two degrees through bicoastal delivery in collaboration with the Silicon Valley campus: Bicoastal Mobility Program  
and Bicoastal Information Security Program. Combining the rich, academic setting of main campus with hands-on industry experience in the heart of Silicon valley, bicoastal students have the best of both worlds.  Students spend the first two semesters of the program in Pittsburgh, and complete their studies in Silicon Valley. By participating in hackathons, working alongside industry in the practicum project and networking with leaders in the field, bicoastal students gain unparalleled exposure in the nation's top tech hub.
Technology Ventures - M.S.
This program is a distinctive, interdisciplinary master's degree offered by Carnegie Mellon University’s Integrated Innovation Institute, a joint initiative of the College of Engineering, Tepper School of Business, and the School of Design within the College of Fine Arts.