ECE at Carnegie Mellon offers students the opportunity to start their M.S. in ECE while not in residence on a CMU campus. A first semester of study can be pursued with a fully integrated “online” experience through courses offered to both residential and remote students in the same degree program and in the same virtual classroom. The program will, rather than offering a separate “online” experience, offer a first-class educational experience that, as a consequence of the technology being employed, eliminates geographical boundaries in terms of student participation. Students distributed around the world will participate together in the same classroom experience. Non-residential students will also spend full semesters at Carnegie Mellon campuses, thus integrating their online experience with the bricks and mortar campus experience so that they may take advantage of those opportunities not yet available in an exclusively online experience. The most important aspects of our approach is that it will be based on what is best for students in general, whether residential or not, will focus on the full spectrum of education and assessment and not just information delivery, will be an integrated part of our existing degree program and thus will be part a common educational experience.
After the first semester students will be resident on campus. The residential experience will allow students the opportunity to take advantage of those course and facilities offerings that are not yet available in a purely remote experience. This integrated environment, offers flexibility to students, greater learning opportunities, and indeed changes the educational paradigm in a way that results in a more effective educational model.
The table below shows the cost of the program for full time registered students. However, students taking the MS in ECE through the technology platform may, in their first semester, register for less than full time status. Thus, students may register for as few as one course (12 units). When registering for less than full time status students will be charged a per unit fee of $556 or $6672 for a 12 unit course. This options, available, to non-resident students in the technology enhanced platform represents a significant cost saving over full time registration for three semesters.
|On Campus||Technology Enhanced|
|Deadline to Apply||December 17, 2012||August 15, 2013|
|Remote Access to Courses||Yes for select courses||Yes for select courses|
|Full time tuition per semester||$20,000 (Tuition info)||$20,000 (Tuition info)|
|Part Time For non-US students||No||Yes
(Minimum 12 units (per unit cost $556))
|Access to Faculty and Teaching Assistants||Yes||Yes|
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