Carnegie Mellon University

Course requirements starting Fall 2020

 

All students who will matriculate into the ECE MS program in Fall 2020 or after, please see the program requirements below.

The M.S. in ECE is comprised of 97 units of graduate course work (600 level and above).  The required units are broken down as follows:

  • 60 units of ECE Core Courses
  • 24 units of CIT Elective Courses
  • 12 units of General Technical Elective Courses
  • 1 unit of Introduction to Graduate Studies 

*Preparatory Exception: 12 units of undergraduate course work (300 level and above) may be substituted as part of the 96 core and elective units.

60 units must be graduate coursework (600 level or above) within ECE (18-XXX).

EXCEPTIONS – The following ECE (18) courses may not be counted toward ECE Core Coursework. They may be counted toward CIT Electives or General Technical Electives: 

  • 18-601, 18-603, 18-605, 18-606, 18-700, 18-701, 18-702, 18-703

24 units must be graduate coursework (600 level or above) within CIT from the following departments

  • ECE (18)
  • Carnegie Institute of Technology (CIT) (39)
  • Biomedical Engineering (42)
  • Chemical Engineering (06)
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering (12)
  • Engineering & Public Policy (19)
  • Information Network Institute (14)
  • Integrated Innovation Institute (49)
  • Materials Science & Engineering (27)
  • Mechanical Engineering (24)
  • CMU Africa (04)

EXCEPTIONS – The following CIT courses may not be counted toward CIT Elective Coursework. They may be counted toward General Technical Elective Coursework.

  • Engineering & Public Policy (19) - 19-602, 19-655
  • Integrated Innovation Institute (49) – 49-750, 49-751, 49-761, 49-762, 49-763, 49-764, 49-765, 49-766, 49-767, 49-770, 49-771, 49-772, 49-773, 49-774, 49-775, 49-780, 49-781, 49-782, 49-788, 49-790, 49-791, 49-792, 49-793
  • Mechanical Engineering (24) – 24-792
  • CMU Africa (04) – 04-601, 04-602, 04-605, 04-900, 04-980

12 units of coursework (600 level or above) can be from the following programs (shown under their parent college) or individually approved courses:

Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Statistics (36)
  • Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (86)
  • Heinz School of Information Systems (95)
  • Heinz College-Wide Courses (94)

Mellon College of Science (MCS)

  • Biological Sciences (03)
  • Chemistry (09)
  • Mathematical Sciences (21)
  • Physics (33)

School of Computer Science (SCS)

  • Computational Biology (02)
  • Computer Science (15)
  • Entertainment Technology Center (53)
  • Institute for Software Research (08)
  • Robotics Institute (16)
  • Human-Computer Interaction Institute (05)
  • Language Technologies Institute (11)
  • Machine Learning (10)
  • Software Engineering (17)

Tepper School of Business (TEP)

  • Tepper School of Business (45)

Additional courses outside of these programs that are approved to be counted toward General Technical Elective Coursework:

  • 46-926, 46-929
  • 47-830, 47-834
  • 51-882
  • 57-947
  • 80-713
  • 84-688
  • 90-756, 90-808
  • 93-711

All ECE Master’s students may take up to a total of 120 units during their Master’s program, 85 units of which must be from within the College of Engineering (61 from within ECE, 24 from within CIT; see above). This rule applies to all students matriculating fall 2020 or later and to all IMB students who sign their intent form after the start of the Fall 2020 semester. IMB students will be beholden to the program requirements in place when they sign their intent form and officially agree to enter the program.

*Please note: Additional units can be taken beyond the required 97 units described above in order to diversify your course schedule, however they will not be counted towards the program requirements. Students who wish to take more than the recommended 36 units per semester (after their first semester) should make an appointment with their academic advisor to review your planned schedule.