Campus adds 200 new students in Fall 2014-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

Campus adds 200 new students in Fall 2014-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

Friday, August 22, 2014

Campus adds 200 new students in Fall 2014

Records are made to be broken — and 2014 brings another record high for enrollment at Carnegie Mellon University's Silicon Valley campus. For the fall semester, the university's College of Engineering welcomed more than 150 new students to Silicon Valley, alongside 50 second-year bicoastal students from the Information Networking Institute. They join more than 75 students already at the SV campus to complete their master's degrees and Ph.D. studies.

"This campus is home to truly great faculty members and fascinating research projects, and of course it's located exactly where students want to be," said Bob Iannucci, associate dean of the College of Engineering and director of the Silicon Valley campus. "It will be a very exciting year, and part of that energy comes from these fantastic incoming students."

In Fall 2013, enrollment at the 12-year-old campus topped 200 and set a record for incoming students with 133. Breaking that record only a year later "really demonstrates how much of a draw the Silicon Valley campus is for students looking at CMU's graduate engineering programs," said Iannucci.

The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, which hosts three programs at the SV campus, has the largest presence in the incoming class. More than 60 students are entering the MS ECE program, including some as part of the Integrated Master's/Bachelor's program. Five new students are joining the Ph.D. program, and 34 will begin the MS Software Engineering program, which is exclusive to the SV campus.

Also exclusive to CMU-SV is the MS in Software Management, offered through the university's new Integrated Innovation Institute. "We are very excited to welcome our largest incoming full time class, 40 students representing eight different countries," said Chris Zeise, director of admissions for the SM program and the director of alumni relations for the SV campus. She also noted that women outnumber men in the full time program. An additional 16 students are starting the two-year part-time program.

Bicoastal students from the INI's MSIT-25 class will complete their two-year program in Silicon Valley following a year in Pittsburgh. Most have been in the Bay Area for summer internships and during the fall semester will work in teams on practicum projects.

With the new students plus approximately 30 Ph.D. students and 50 who are continuing master's programs in SE and SM, it will be a full house at the intimate Silicon Valley campus, located on the NASA Ames Research Park in Moffett Field, Calif. More than 700 students have graduated from the Silicon Valley campus, joining thousands of other CMU alumni in the San Francisco Bay Area.