1 MASTERS OF SCIENCE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (MSIT) 3 STUDY PERIODS / 12 MONTHS australia.cmu.edu An American Degree. An Australian Experience. CRICOS Provider No.: 02696B
2 CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY AUSTRALIA Carnegie Mellon University is an American university established in 1900 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Ranked 22 in the world, (Times Higher Education, World University Ranking, ) Carnegie Mellon has been a birthplace of innovation throughout its 112-year history and is a global leader in bringing ground-breaking ideas to market and creating successful start-up businesses. Carnegie Mellon University in Australia forms part of Carnegie Mellon s global footprint, which includes campuses in Silicon Valley, Rwanda and Qatar. We combine an American, world-class degree with an Australian experience. Our Adelaide based campus delivers this high quality and exceptional education offering affording students with a unique advantage for when they enter the competitive graduate, global market. Located in Adelaide, the fifth Most Liveable City in the world (Economist Intelligence Unit 2012) and Australia s most affordable capital city, the Carnegie Mellon Australia campus is home to students from over 25 countries, creating wide-reaching networks of contemporaries, global experts and alumni. Our student s study an innovative curriculum, combined with global case studies, providing a firm foundation in theory, with a focus on practical skills delivered through industry projects, internships and convocations. ADELAIDE, THE LIVEABLE CITY Adelaide, the capital of South Australia and the fifth largest city in the country is home to a culturally diverse population of 1.2 million people, including 230,000 students. Situated on the coast, Adelaide is renowned for its vibrant culture and relaxed lifestyle and has many attractions including 30 kilometres of beautiful beaches, the Adelaide Central Markets, Adelaide Zoo, Rundle Mall and Street shopping strip, numerous cultural venues, famous restaurants, vibrant nightlife, the South Australian Museum, the Art Gallery of SA, Adelaide Botanic Gardens and the Adelaide Hills and wine region just to name a few. Adelaide s European heritage is evident in the many restored Victorian and Edwardian buildings scattered through the city including the Torrens Building - home to Carnegie Mellon University Australia and the international university precinct. Adelaide was judged the Fifth Most Liveable City in the world in 2012 by the Economist Intelligence Unit and Australia s most affordable capital city.
3 REPUTATION AND RANKINGS Carnegie Mellon University consistently ranks among the top 50 universities worldwide and is recognised for its unique interdisciplinary environment In , Times Higher Education-World University Rankings, ranked CMU: No. 22 in the world, and No. 15 among U.S. universities No. 15 in the world for engineering and technology universities No. 26 in the world for reputation No. 38 in the world for social science universities US News and World Report ranks CMU 23 in US in 2011 In a 2010 Wall Street Journal poll, job recruiters looking for new hires ranked CMU No. 1 in computer science, No. 4 in finance and No. 7 in business. CMU ranked 10 overall. Nearly 35 percent of CMU s students are from 115 countries outside the US, giving the university one of the 10 most international student bodies, by percentage, among four-year U.S. institutions. CMU has ranked No. 1 among all US universities without a medical school in the number of start-up companies created per research dollar spent since Find out more: CMU's Entrepreneurial ecosystem, helping to create start-up companies-- Greenlighting Startups In the past 15 years, CMU faculty, students and alumni have created more than 300 companies and 9,000 jobs. CMU is a world leader in robotics. CMU s autonomous vehicle, Boss, earned the $2M prize for winning the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge. Now, CMU researchers are developing a flying car, and working to land and operate a robot on the moon through Google s Lunar X Mission a project that combines technology and art. CMU attracts award-winning talent. Current and former faculty and alumni are winning top awards in art, science and technology. Currently in the final stages, the university's "Inspire Innovation" campaign has already reached its $1 billion goal. Carnegie Mellon University has been home to Nobel Laureates 10 Turing Award Winners 9 Members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 10 Members of the (U.S.) National Academy of Arts and Sciences Numerous (U.S.) National Academy of Engineering Honourees Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) Carnegie Mellon University is ranked No.1 in the U.S. News & World Report 2010 Graduate Computer Science Schools Carnegie Mellon University is ranked No. 4 in the subject area of computer science and information systems in the QS World University Rankings 2013
4 PROGRAM SNAPSHOT Program Name Program Track CRICOS Code Duration Total Courses Core courses Elective Courses Project Internship Exchange Independent Study Total Program Fee Master of Science in Information Technology Master of Science in Information Technology 12 Month G 3 Trimesters or 12 months 144 units 66 units 78 units Information Systems Project The MSIT program does NOT have an internship requirement, however taking a summer internship for your own professional development is encouraged. Not available Available AUD $72,144 total tuition Academic Year Student Expenses (effective 1 August 2013) MSIT Tuition -- $ per unit. $AUD $74,304 total tuition Academic Year Student Expenses (effective 1 August 2014) MSIT Tuition -- $ per unit. Tuition is charged on the same per unit basis for full and part time students. Tuition fees are fixed at the student s commencement date and remain the same throughout the course provided there is no break in studies. Deferral of entry will incur tuition fees at the prevailing rate. Entry Requirements Work Experience Perquisite Academic IELTS or TOEFL 3 or more years work experience Programming experience in data structures and an object-oriented programming language such as C++ or Java Minimum Bachelors or Equivalent IELTS 6.5 overall with no band less than 6.0 or TOEFL 90 IBT no band less than 22 GMAT or GRE Average GMAT 600 or GRE 300 Start Dates January and August Laptop Requirement: All MSIT students are required to have a laptop at the start of their first semester
5 OVERVIEW The Master of Science in Information Technology is a 12 month program that prepares the next generation of technology managers to lead enterprises in innovative ways through a world-class, practical, IT and management curriculum. Schooled in the interdisciplinary Carnegie Mellon University tradition and trained as analytical problem solvers, graduates are equipped with an integration of information technology and management skills specifically designed to prepare them for IT industry leadership roles and to progress their careers. Customised for experienced IT professionals, the three trimesters, twelve month program provides students with knowledge of current information technologies and their business applications, and the management skills essential to successfully lead digital transformation across a wide range of industries and organisations. As the number one ranked computer science graduate school (US News & World Report 2010), the MSIT program has an experienced, professional staff that understands the needs of working professionals and is dedicated to providing a quality educational experience. Carnegie Mellon s practical approach to education enables students to immediately apply on the job what they learn in the classroom. The MSIT curriculum is immersed with challenging courses designed to tap into your innovative potential. You are empowered to customise your degree by selecting from a variety of course electives carried out via coursework and independent study. Class sizes are kept small and course content is career relevant to ensure you receive the support required to excel in the classroom. HIGHLIGHTS An American degree from Carnegie Mellon University, ranked number 1 in the world in the speciality area of Information Technology Management #1 (U.S. News & World Report, 2012) A condensed study program, taught over 12 month (3 trimesters) ideal for professionals who are seeking to advance their careers through in shorter study period 78 units of electives allows students to tailor the program meet their education and career goals Program teaches IT and management skills specifically designed to progress IT careers Incorporates real-world experience through the System Synthesis Projects
6 LEARNING OUTCOMES As a graduate you will be able to combine management and technology skills gained in the classroom and directly apply these in a professional IT environment; and create organisational value through the effective deployment of IT. We achieve this mission through: Fine tuning our curriculum and our student selection to optimise our role of being a bridge between technology and management Building and sustaining a culture that prizes entrepreneurship and innovation in information technology and its management and application. At completion, you will be able to competently: Design, document and develop robust, extensible and highly maintainable data-intensive applications using cutting edge technologies tailored to the specific needs of any business scenario Explain and apply the core aspects of information technology principles and tools, and manage their implementation in a business context Understand and facilitate the strategic and operational benefits of business models and technology applications Manage complex IT projects with consideration of the human, financial and environmental factors and an understanding of risk management processes, and operational and policy implications Understand the strengths and limitations of current technologies and apply them intelligently to meet the needs of each application Apply their practical experience in IT projects developed through assessment projects for real world clients focussing on technology auditing and recommendations, and system development Utilise high level interpersonal skills to negotiate and communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical stakeholders verbally and in writing CAREER OUTCOMES Our MSIT graduates work for some of the top employers and organisations in the information technology industry. While some graduates go on to lead projects in software engineering or security consulting, others build upon their business and policy acumen to take executive, leadership and entrepreneurial roles in the IT and complimentary industries. Graduates often advance in their current organisations or pursue more senior positions at consulting firms, financial services firms or technology firms. MSIT graduates from Carnegie Mellon Australia University are employed at some of the world s leading organisations, which include: Elders Fujitsu KPMG Hewlett Packard Oracle Google NoQ Apps ETSA Utilities South Australian Government
7 INFORMATION SYSTEMS PROJECT As an MSIT student you can take an optional 12 unit Information Systems Project. The Information Systems Project takes you beyond theory into the practical application of skills through the opportunity to work with public and private companies, government agencies on real-world projects. The goal of these projects is to provide you with the skills necessary for structuring, managing, and carrying out information systems projects within an organisation. The project provides the opportunity for you to consolidate and apply the skills and knowledge developed in previous coursework in a team-based approach to a real problem. You will be part of a student team who will work with a real-world client on a real-world problem of value to the client. Most important, this is an opportunity to apply the team's advanced engineering and management skills, including the specialised knowledge and skills needed to solve a real problem. In particular, yourself and team members must learn to work effectively with clients, quickly understand their problem, negotiate deliverables and then select, adapt and apply just the right amount of process and documentation to meet clients' needs and effectively manage the project Previous projects and project partners include: 2012 Client Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure Tea Tree Gully Council Department of E-Government 2011 Client Intelligent Software Development Pty. Ltd Client Confidential Confidential 2009 Client Community Accommodation and Respite Agency (CARA) Megan and Whogg Confidential Confidential Project Crash and Road Condition Analysis through Data Mining Enterprise Resource Planning System Assessment and Recommendations Single Entry Point Online )Critical Success Factors and KPI) Project Extending SimulAlt Online for Expertise Mapping and Energy Forecasting Project SimulAIt Online. FDPI IT Challenges and Solutions. Project Developing a Benchmarking System to Establish Costs of Providing Quality Accommodation and Respite Services for People with Severe and Multiple Disabilities. National Valuer Risk Assessment: An Analysis of the Australian Property Risk Rating System and Valuer Behaviour. Sandora Prototype Business Plan. Quantitative Trading.
8 CURRICULUM Our MSIT program features a unique interdisciplinary curriculum of analytical and quantitative studies. You are empowered to customise your degree by selecting from a variety of course electives carried out via coursework and independent study. The MSIT curriculum is a unique blend of interdisciplinary analytical and quantitative studies. Carnegie Mellon is widely recognised for our unique interdisciplinary environment and encouraging work across departmental lines. As a result, our MSIT graduates enter the world with the ability to solve complex problems. The MSIT program requires you to study 144 units in total comprising of 66 units worth of core courses and 78 units of elective courses. This combination of courses allows you to tailor the program to your career and interest needs by selecting relevant elective course whilst studying core courses which provide a core foundation of skills and knowledge. Full-time students complete the program over three trimesters. You may commence your studies in Adelaide in either January or August intakes. Each study period is the equivalent to weeks of study and usually comprises of 48 units worth of courses. Each course is awarded either 6 or 12 unit weighting, Therefore you can study a combination of 6 and 12 unit courses to meet your program requirements. For successful completion of the MSIT program, you must complete 144 units total: complete 66 units of core requirements (unless exempt) complete 78 units of electives achieve a cumulative quality point average (QPA) of at least 3.0 Core Course Program Study Period One (January) Course Code Course Title Units Database Management Object Oriented Programming in Java Object-Oriented Analysis and Design IT Project Management 6 Plus 12 units of elective courses Study Period Two (May) Course Code Course Title Units Internet Technologies Telecommunications Management E-Business Technologies and Management 12 Plus 18 units of elective courses Study Period Three (August) Plus 48 units of elective courses
9 Recommended Elective Courses Course Code Course Title Units Financial Accounting Principles of Finance Statistics for IT Managers IS Project 12 Additional Elective Courses Course Code Course Title Units Distributed Systems Entrepreneurship Supply Chain Management Transformational Leadership for Global Enterprise Power and Influence Organisational Management Economic Analysis Introduction to Information Security Management Decision Making Under Uncertainty Decision Support Systems Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Service Oriented Architecture Global IT Sourcing Business Process Modelling Product Management in IT Linux and Open Source Consulting Communication 6 Notes Please note: Courses offered in January are also made available in August for students who commence studies in the August intake. Intakes are January and August every year. The electives above represent only a selection of electives available. Elective courses will be offered in a variety of areas related to the technology and business of information and communication technology. These courses will be offered by resident faculty as well as by faculty from other CMU campuses through short-term visits and distance learning. A full list of electives is available for you to customise your degree to suit your individual requirements. Course Exemption If you have a strong background in any of the core courses, you can receive an exemption either by passing an exemption exam administered during your orientation program or through successful completion of comparable coursework during your undergraduate studies. Exempting a course doesn't reduce the required number of courses you must complete but instead allow you to choose additional elective courses to expand your knowledge base and further tailor your program.
10 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS All applicants applying for a program at Carnegie Mellon University Australia are required to satisfy the entry requirements for admission. 1. WORK EXPERIENCE Applicants are required to have 3 or more years of professional work experience. This information can be provided in the form of a resume or CV. 2. ACADEMIC COURSE PREREQUISITE Applicants are required to have programming experience in data structures and an object-oriented programming language such as C, C++ or Java. This information can be provided in the form a transcript from your home institution. 3. ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree from a recognised higher education institution before commencing studies at Carnegie Mellon University Australia. 4. GRADUATE ENTRY EXAMINATIONS Applicants must provide a valid score for one of the tests below. Graduate Records Exam (GRE) Students must achieve an average minimum score of 300 Institution Code: 2074 Visit GRE for more information Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) Students must achieve an average minimum score of 600 MSIT: 69H-V8-75 Visit GMAT for more information Institutional Maths Online Test Carnegie Mellon University Australia provides an Institutional Maths Online Test as an alternative to the GRE and GMAT tests for students from institutional partners and organisations where formal agreements are in place and AusAID Awardees. Please contact our Admissions Office for information on eligibility and registration. 5. ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY Applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit official score results from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Entry to Carnegie Mellon University Australia programs require either IELTS or TOEFL IELTS Minimum of 6.5 overall and no less than 6.0 in all bands Test scores are valid for two (2) years and must be submitted directly by IELTS to the Carnegie Mellon University Australia Admissions Office or uploaded with your application. TOEFL Minimum of 90 (ibt) overall and less than 22 in all bands Test scores are valid for two (2) years and must be submitted directly by ETS to the Carnegie Mellon University Australia Admissions Office or uploaded with your application. Institution Code 2318 English Language Test Exemption Applicants whose native language is not English but have completed studies for the duration of at least three years at a higher education institution in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom, the United States of America or South Africa are exempt.
11 6. STATEMENT OF PURPOSE Applicants are required to submit an essay (1,000 words) describing your academic and professional background, your career goals, and how the program will help you achieve your goals. 7. CV/RESUME Applicants are required to submit a resume. Please submit a one or two page summary of your education skills, accomplishments, employment experience and volunteer experience. The resume must be current and include all part time and full time work experience, the dates of when the employment began and ended and a brief description of your responsibilities under the title of the position. 8. RECOMMENDATIONS Applicants are required to have three recommendations submitted on their behalf. Recommendation forms must be completed by three people who can provide academic or professional references. Please note recommendations from friends, family members or acquaintances, and other sources not able to evaluate applicants on an academic or professional basis, will not be accepted. Recommendations are submitted electronically through the online application system by your recommenders. We do not accept recommendations submitted on paper. The applicant must input the names and contact information for each recommendation provider into the application system. Prior to requesting that your recommendation providers complete the recommendation online, be sure to check with them to ensure that you register them with the correct address Please let your recommenders know that they may upload an electronic document or scanned copy of a paper-based recommendation using the online system rather than using the text box response fields (but they must upload their recommendation via the online system). Suggested Recommenders Work Experience 3 Suggested Recommender Type 0 Years Academic Academic Academic 0-1 Years Academic Professional or Academic Professional 1-3 Years Academic Professional Professional > 3 Years Professional Professional Professional
12 APPLICATION PROCESS Please follow the step by step guide to apply for admission. Application Assistance Questions about your application and admission process should be directed the Admissions Office If you'd prefer to speak to someone in person about your application, contact a Carnegie Mellon University Australia representative in your country. The following application process applies to all applicants considering an application to Carnegie Mellon University Australia. Before applying, please carefully review the application process and admission requirements for your program of interest. Please note that each of our programs have distinct requirements to apply for admission. Refer to the program to which you're applying for specific admissions requirements. STEP ONE Before you apply Choose the program that suits your work experience and career goals and make sure you meet the entry requirements Make sure you are eligible for the appropriate visa to study in Australia (if required) Look at the cost of living in Adelaide, and what financial assistance is available to you while you study Once you have reviewed the information above and gathered the required materials for applying, you can start your application. STEP TWO How to apply All applications must be completed online through Carnegie Mellon University s application portal. Information will be provided through ApplyYourself to assist you in your application. Please ensure all sections are completed in full and where required all supporting documentation is uploaded. There is no application fee for Carnegie Mellon University Australia Please ensure that your application is received by the Admissions Office before the relevant deadline International students, who prefer to apply in person in their own country, may choose one of our Education Agents. Search our list of Carnegie Mellon University Australia representatives near you. Please ensure you read the section on Academic Transcripts Study abroad or student exchange If you are a Carnegie Mellon University student studying at one of our campuses or from a student exchange partner, you might be eligible to study for one study period in Adelaide as an exchange student. If you are interested in studying at Carnegie Mellon University Australia from a non-student exchange partner, you might be eligible to study for one or two study periods as a study abroad student. Contact us for more information.
13 STEP THREE After you apply and accepting your offer Acknowledgement The Admissions Office will send an acknowledgement to you once you have submitted your application. If your application is complete and we do not require any further information your application will be assessed by the Admissions Selection Committee. This takes approximately one - two weeks. Offer process If your application is successful, your letter of admission will be ed directly to you (and if applying with an authorised education agent, copied to your nominated representative). If the offer is conditional you need to meet the conditions of your offer before accepting. If you have been sent an unconditional offer (no conditions), you can choose to accept it immediately. If you choose not to accept the offer right away, you can also: Choose to defer your offer Ask to be considered for a different course than the one you originally applied for, by submitting your change of preference via , by fax or in writing to the Admissions Office Decline your offer. Unsuccessful applicants will receive notification via . STEP FOUR After you accept your offer Acceptance form and deposit You will need to return the acceptance form to the Admissions Office. You will be required to pay a deposit to secure your place in the program. Overseas Student Health Care (OSHC) (Applicable to International Students only) All international students are required to have overseas student health cover for the duration of their studies in Australia. This can be arranged by the Admissions Office on your behalf with our preferred provider. You can nominate the type of cover you require in your acceptance form. Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) (Applicable to International Students only) Once your deposit has been received and overseas student health cover arranged, the Admissions Office will issue you with confirmation of enrolment. This document will need to be attached to your visa application. Preparing for study Once you have accepted your offer to study at Carnegie Mellon University Australia, you will want to start planning your Carnegie Mellon experience, if you have not already started doing so. Preparing yourself for study is not just about choosing your subjects and buying your textbooks. Here are some other things you'll want to look into. Accommodation Are you moving to Adelaide to undertake graduate study? Adelaide offers plenty of housing options. Whichever you choose, it's best to plan your accommodation early. Enrolment and orientation The first step in your new academic life is enrolment and orientation, designed to help ease your entry into campus life. To assist you with your transition to graduate study, advice and information to help you understand all aspects of university life, including what happens at enrolment and orientation will be available to you.
14 Other services Carnegie Mellon University Australia offers a range of Support Services to students including: Careers and Employment, Counselling Services and many more. Verification Requirement for all Enrolling Students We are committed to ensuring the integrity of our admissions process and the reputation of our educational programs. We also want to protect and enhance the value of the degrees that we confer. The purpose of the background check is to protect all stakeholders of our programs (students, faculty, staff and alumni) from those who would falsify their backgrounds to gain an unfair advantage in the admissions process. We have made the decision to implement an independent verification process of all application materials for any master's student enrolling in the Heinz College. We believe that this verification will support our efforts to ensure integrity throughout the program. Upon admission, you will receive more details about this process.
15 ACADEMIC MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS We seek to attract the very best and brightest students from around the world. Our competitive scholarship and awards program allows us to remove hurdles which may otherwise prevent deserving future leaders from attaining a prestigious Carnegie Mellon University degree. The application assessment process for admission into Carnegie Mellon University Australia assesses both the applicant's strength for entrance into the program, while simultaneously assessing merit for a scholarship or award. Successful awardees accept an ambassadorial role representing Carnegie Mellon Australia. Their role provides a unique responsibility and leadership development opportunities, including representing the university at networking events, alumni functions, industry gatherings and community engagement activities.
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