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Carnegie Mellon University in Australia (which opened in 2006) forms part of Carnegie Mellon’s global footprint which includes campuses in Silicon Valley, Rwanda and Qatar.

Located in Adelaide, the fifth Most Liveable City in the world (Economist Intelligence Unit 2015) and Australia’s most affordable mainland capital city, the Carnegie Mellon Australia campus is home to students from over 20 countries, creating wide-reaching networks of contemporaries, global experts and alumni.

Students graduate with the Carnegie Mellon University American degree and are taught by highly qualified faculty who boast extensive careers in teaching, basic and applied research, and leadership in their respective fields. Classes are taught by resident and visiting faculty from Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. Overseas faculty teach remotely to Adelaide using sophisticated video conferencing facilities. Controlled student-to-faculty ratios ensure the faculty provide students with personalised attention to meet their individual needs.

The  degrees combine practical and technical courses that provide students with the scientific knowledge and problem-solving skills necessary to succeed in their careers.

By design,  innovative course curriculum provides a firm foundation in theory, with a focus on skills that will advance management practice, policy and decision-making.

The  curriculum includes challenging courses designed to develop student potential for innovation. Students customise their degree by selecting from a variety of course electives, projects and independent study.

Experiential learning is provided through internships and team and individual projects. The combination of an American degree and studying in Australia provides students with a unique skill-set and international perspective. Graduates become sought-after individuals offering unique, immediate and measurable benefits to future employers as sophisticated analysts and effective executives.

CMU-A is founded on the proposition that the study of public policy and of information technology, independently and jointly, provides a uniquely powerful platform from which to influence the world of the 21st Century. It is  the only academic institution in the world that pursues this goal through a unified faculty that comprises management science, social science, and information technology in roughly equal parts.

In pursue of intellectual agenda it also aspires  to be an academic institution that is a bridge between the development of new knowledge and its application for the improvement of organizations, societies, and individual lives.


Xi 'Grace' Zhu

Assistant Investment Manager, Prudential Fosun Life Insurance (Master of Science in Public Policy and Management Alumnus)

Natalia Reggini

Master of Science in Public Policy and Management Alumnus

Anuj Chopra

Senior Software Engineer at IBM Singapore (Master of Science in Information Technology Alumnus)


The minimum IELTS score is 6.5 overall and 6.0 in each band.

Students must achieve an average minimum score of GRE 300 and GMAT 600.     

All applicants must provide documentation of their completed undergraduate degree (a bachelor's degree or its equivalent) from a regionally accredited institution prior to matriculation. (Applicants who have not completed their bachelor's degree by the time they submit their application for admission may be admitted to CMU Australia with the condition they submit their final transcript, including their date of graduation, prior to the start of their first semester at CMU Australia.)

The 12-month track requires 3 or more years of professional work experience.

The 21-month track does not require any work experience.


Master of Science in Information Technology (Business Intelligence and Data Analytics) 21-Month Track


Master of Science in Information Technology (Information Technology Management) 12-Month Track


Master of Science in Information Technology (Information Technology Management) 21-Month Track


Master of Science in Information Technology (Information Technology Management) Information Security Concentration 21-Month Track


Master of Science in Public Policy and Management (Digital Transformation & Analytics Concentration) 21-Month Track


Master of Science in Public Policy and Management 12-Month Track


Master of Science in Public Policy and Management 21-Month Track


Master of Information Systems Management (Global)


Master of Science in Public Policy and Management (Global)     

Once you have accepted your place at Carnegie Mellon, the support staff will provide you with a comprehensive list of accommodation options and services to make choosing your short and long-term accommodation easier.

CMU-A Academic Merit Scholarships

               - Academic merit-based scholarships valued between 10% to  40% of total tuition (all  programs except Global)

CMU-A Strategic Partner Scholarship Program

The Australia Awards Scholarships are administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. They provide opportunities for people from developing countries, particularly those countries located in the Indo-Pacific region, to undertake full time undergraduate or postgraduate study at participating Australian universities and TAFE institutions.

The Endeavour Scholarships are part of the Australian Government’s internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship program enabling citizens of the Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Europe and the Americas to undertake study, research or professional development in Australia

Quick Facts





Fees may vary from 77,430 AUD$ TO 91,720 AUD$ annually . It depends on your course.


For international students, it is important to plan and prepare a budget before you arrive in Adelaide. Your tuition fees do not include living costs such as accommodation, food and other expenses. These costs can add up to approximately $22,000 peryear.



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