M.S. in Information Networking (MSIN)
The following curriculum applies to MSIN students starting their INI program in the 2021-22 academic year (MS33 cohort).
Core Courses [72 units]
SYSTEMS CORE (24 UNITS):
- 12 Units: Choose One Course Below:
14-642: Introduction to Embedded Systems
15-605: Operating System Design and Implementation
15-746/18-746: Storage Systems
- 12 Units:
14-736: Distributed Systems: Techniques, Infrastructure, and Services
NETWORKING CORE (12 UNITS):
- Choose One:
14-740: Fundamentals of Telecommunications and Computer Networks
14-760: Advanced Real-World Data Networks
18-756: Packet Switching and Computer Networks
BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT CORE (12 UNITS):
- 14-776: Fundamentals of Business and Management
MSIN DEGREE-SPECIFIC CORE (24 UNITS):
Courses from ECE/SCS in the areas of Software Systems & Computer Networking and Signal Processing & Communications. Please refer to the MSIN Core Courses list on the Course List page.
Program Electives [48 Units]
Fulfilled by courses in INI, Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), School of Computer Science (SCS), Engineering & Public Policy (EPP), Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) or Integrated Innovation Institute (III), and/or approved courses in the Heinz College or Tepper School. Some exceptions apply.
Academic & Professional Development 1 [3 Units]
- 14-601: INI Academic and Professional Development 1
Please note: depending on your study option, you may have additional requirements. Review chart below
MSIN students pursue one of the following four study options within their degree program.
Distribution of units
|3 Semesters||No Internship||
|3 Semesters||Required Internship||
|Applied Advanced Studies
|4 Semesters||Required Internship||
The INI cannot guarantee that courses will be offered each semester or in a specific semester as advertised on this page. Students must refer to the 'Schedule of Classes' to determine course availability. The INI cannot guarantee that a student will be offered a seat in a specific course. These apply to courses at the INI as well as other departments at Carnegie Mellon. In addition, it is the sole responsibility of the student to read and understand the following information regarding this program and its requirements. Should an individual have any further questions, they are encouraged to contact INI Academic Affairs Office (AAO) at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.