Yes! Your degree will be the exact same MS in ECE as awarded to any student completing the MS program. You will be able to choose from the same course lists when on campus and will be required to complete the same requirements.
The only difference is that the Technology Enhanced Hybrid Education courses are completed in an online format. As previously mentioned, you will receive the same quality education and the same degree as any student completing the MS program requirements.
No, your admission only requires that courses in your first semester be completed in this format and while not resident on a Carnegie Mellon campus. However, you may find that as more courses are offered in the technology enhanced format, that you would like to continue taking courses in this format.
No, a customized platform has been created specifically for the ECE courses being offered by Carnegie Mellon. In addition we have very limited admission numbers for the total student population whether residential or through technology enhanced courses so as to maintain a reasonable class size.
No, beginning your studies in this manner allows you to sign up for one, two, or more courses as suits your schedule.
Yes, if you successfully complete your first semester, you will have the choice between the Silicon Valley campus or the Pittsburgh campus in your initial residential semester. Additionally, you can apply to switch campuses while you are completing your MS degree.
Both distance and residential students will enroll in the Technology Enhanced Hybrid courses.
Yes! You will have access to such resources during the entire time that you are taking courses toward the MS degree.
For Spring 2014, there are currently three Technology Enhanced Hybrid Education courses to choose from (see http://www.ece.cmu.edu/programs-admissions/masters/kickstart.html for the list of courses). We anticipate that other courses will continue to be added in this format.
Lectures will be available to be watched on demand, and faculty and/or teaching assistants will be available at various times that will be convenient for students all around the world.
In your first semester, you can complete the course requirements from anywhere that has internet access. However, we will not provide a student visa for international students to enter the US until their first residential semester.
You will receive information regarding the student visa process prior to your first residential semester.
Students are eligible to work in the US after completing two semesters at a residential campus (Pittsburgh or Silicon Valley).
As previously mentioned, you will receive the same education as the residential students. Therefore, tuition is the same (more information can be found here: http://www.cmu.edu/hub/tuition/graduate/index.html). Technology Enhanced Hybrid Education students will only pay Technology Fees in addition to tuition, and not other fees required for residential students in the first semester.
ABET accreditation only applies to undergraduate engineering programs. Our MS degree in ECE is accredited by Middle States.
Graduate program applications are now being accepted.