Carnegie Mellon University

Additional information for California programs

Branch campus: Carnegie Mellon University - Silicon Valley
Class location: NASA AMES Research Park, MS 23-11
                      Moffett Field, CA 94035
                      Phone: (650)335-2886; Fax: (650)603-7032
                      Website

California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE)

The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) came into existence on January 1, 2010, following passage of Assembly Bill 48, known as the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (California Education Code, Title 3, Division 10, Part 59, Chapter 8). The BPPE is a unit of the California Department of Consumer Affairs charged with regulation of private postsecondary educational institutions operating in the state of California.

Mission Statement: The Bureau exists to promote and protect the interests of students and consumers: (i) through the effective and efficient oversight of California's private postsecondary educational institutions, (ii) through the promotion of competition that rewards educational quality and employment outcomes, (iii) through proactively combating unlicensed activity, and (iv) by resolving student complaints in a manner that benefits both the complaining student and future students. More information on the BPPE may be found on their website.

Carnegie Mellon University requirements

Per the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009, all prospective Carnegie Mellon University - Silicon Valley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering students are required to complete the following steps, in the following order, after admission and prior to enrollment in their designated program:

  1. Download and read your program-specific catalog/handbook.
  2. Download and read your program-specific performance fact sheet, initial, sign, and date where indicated, and return to Jessica Tomko, ECE admissions coordinator, via email.
  3. Download and read your program-specific enrollment agreement, initial, sign, and date where indicated, and return to Jessica Tomko, ECE admissions coordinator, via email.*

*The enrollment agreement will be co-signed and dated by the Carnegie Mellon University Registrar. A fully executed copy of the agreement will then be returned to you via email.


ECE BPPE program-specific documents for the
2018-2019 academic year

Ph.D. - Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)

M.S. - Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)

M.S. - Software Engineering (SE)