Carnegie Mellon University

We offer two degrees through bicoastal delivery: Master of Science in Mobile and IoT Engineering (MSMITE) and Master of Science in Information Technology-Information Security (MSIT-IS).

Students in the bicoastal degree programs divide their studies between Carnegie Mellon's Pittsburgh and Silicon Valley campuses. 

The Bicoastal Experience

Combining the rich, academic setting of main campus with hands-on industry experience in the heart of Silicon Valley, bicoastal information security and mobile and IoT engineering students have the best of both worlds. During their time in Silicon Valley, students gain unparalleled exposure in the nation's top tech hub by participating in hackathons, working alongside industry in the practicum project and networking with leaders in the field.

Location Timeline Based on Start Term

IMPORTANT NOTE: The new study options outlined in the location timelines below have been approved by the INI and the College of Engineering College Council. At this time, they are pending official approval by the University and all information shared is conditional. Learn more

If you started your program in Fall 2020:

On campus in Fall 2020 and in 3-semester study option

Pittsburgh: Fall 2020 and Spring 2021
Silicon Valley: Fall 2021 

Remote in Fall 2020 and arriving on campus in Spring 2021; in 3-Semester Study Option

Remote: Fall 2020
Pittsburgh: Spring 2021
Silicon Valley: Fall 2021 

On campus in Fall 2020 and in 4-semester study option Pittsburgh: Fall 2020 and Spring 2021
Silicon Valley: Fall 2021 and Spring 2022
Remote in Fall 2020 and arriving on campus in Spring 2021; in 4-Semester Study Option Remote: Fall 2020
Pittsburgh: Spring 2021 and Fall 2021
Silicon Valley: Spring 2022 

 

If you will start your program in Spring 2021:

On campus in Spring 2021 and in 3-semester study option

Pittsburgh: Spring 2021
Silicon Valley: Fall 2021 and Spring 2022

Remote in Spring 2021 and arriving on campus in Fall 2021; in 3-Semester Study Option

Remote: Spring 2021
Pittsburgh: Fall 2021
Silicon Valley: Spring 2022 

On campus in Spring 2021 and in 4-semester study option Pittsburgh: Spring 2021 and Fall 2021
Silicon Valley: Spring 2022 and Fall 2022
Remote in Spring 2021 and arriving on campus in Fall 2021; in 4-Semester Study Option Remote: Spring 2021
Pittsburgh: Fall 2021 and Spring 2022
Silicon Valley: Fall 2022 

 

If you will start your program in Fall 2021:

3-semester study option

Pittsburgh: Fall 2021 and Spring 2022
Silicon Valley: Fall 2022

4-semester study option

Pittsburgh: Fall 2021 and Spring 2022
Silicon Valley: Fall 2022 and Spring 2023

If you will start your program in Spring 2022:

3-semester study option

Pittsburgh: Spring 2022
Silicon Valley: Fall 2022 and Spring 2023

4-semester study option

Pittsburgh: Spring 2022 and Fall 2022
Silicon Valley: Spring 2023 and Fall 2023

 

MSMITE Program

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Program Learning outcomes:

Students who graduate from the MSMITE program gain an ability to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills regarding processing on constrained hardware, designing software for embedded computing, application delivery, and user interactions
  • Critically analyze historical and state-of-the-art mobile and IoT technologies relating to devices, networks, providers, data, and applications to identify trade-offs and develop design principles
  • Apply mobile and embedded system skills and principles toward the design and development of products and services across a variety of vertical markets
  • Evaluate trade-offs between technology solutions and potential business and economic impacts that influence or are influenced by mobile and IoT systems
  • Demonstrate the ability to scope, formalize, and execute practical team projects

*Effective Fall 2020, we have revised the curriculum and renamed the M.S. in Information Technology-Mobility (MSIT-MOB) to M.S. in Mobile and IoT Engineering (MSMITE).

View the MSIT-MOB program learning outcomes

MSIT-IS Program

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Program learning outcomes:

Students who graduate from the MSIT-IS program gain an ability to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills related to security and privacy principles and state-of-the-art techniques for security and privacy in information systems including devices, networks, software, and services
  • Evaluate trade-offs between technical security and privacy solutions and potential business and economic impacts
  • Design and implement secure systems and services by applying knowledge and skills in information security and privacy
  • Demonstrate the ability to scope, formalize, and execute practical team projects

Practicum Project

Bridging the gap between theory and practice, the practicum is a project-based capstone course for bicoastal students. Teams tackle problems, pilot new ideas and develop solutions for sponsors in computing, mobile systems and security.

Learn More About Practicum