About

Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University is a private, global research university and stands among the world's most renowned educational institutions.

Established in 1900 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Carnegie Mellon has been a birthplace of innovation and is a global leader in bringing ground-breaking ideas to market and creating successful start-up businesses.

Carnegie Mellon University in Australia

At the invitation of the South Australian Government, Carnegie Mellon University opened its campus in Adelaide in 2006.  Located in the International University Precinct situated in the heritage-listed Torrens Building in Victoria Square, it was the first international university to establish in Australia. 

Carnegie Mellon University in Australia forms part of Carnegie Mellon’s global footprint which includes campuses in Silicon ValleyRwanda 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, Carnegie Mellon's Australia campus is home to students from over 28 countries, creating wide-reaching networks of contemporaries, global experts and alumni.

Students graduate with Carnegie Mellon University 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. Small student-to-faculty ratios ensure the faculty provide students with personalised attention to meet their individual needs.

CMU-A Statistics

January to December 2015

Total Number of Students244
Percentage of International Students96.24%
Percentage of Australian Students3.76%
Nationalities of Students28
Total Number of Staff23

Accreditation

Carnegie Mellon University in Australia is proud of its high standards and the recognition that our programs merit.

Carnegie Mellon University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The Commission may be contacted by telephone at 00 + 1 + 267 284 5000, by email at info@msche.org  or espanolinfo@msche.org   (Spanish/Español), or by mail at 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.

The degree of Master of Science in Public Policy and Administration is also accredited in the United States by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).

As well as accreditation through the American system, degrees awarded at Carnegie Mellon University in Australia are fully accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).  Programs delivered in Australia all meet the requirements of the Australian Qualifications Framework. In addition to this, all programs delivered at CMUA are listed on the  CRICOS Register of providers of Educational Services for Overseas students (CRICOS Provider 02696B).

Carnegie Mellon University in Australia Overview

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