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. 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.

The Bicoastal Experience

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.

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 applyingknowledge 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