All Information Technology programs require programming experience in data structures and an object-oriented programming language such as C, C++ or Java.
Professional Work Experience
3 or more year of professional work experience (includes all professional work experience since graduation).
Standardised Test Scores
You are required to sit for CMU Institutional Maths Online Test. It is a one hour test comprising 32 multiple choice questions. The topics include basic algebra, calculus and statistics calculations. The test can only be taken once and you will need to achieve a minimum score of 75%.
English Language Proficiency
Applicants are required to submit scores from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - Academic or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
Please note that you will need to book and take the IELTS/TOEFL test by 9 September 2017 in order to meet the January 2018 intake application deadline. If the Admissions Committee decides that you would receive a conditional offer pending your IELTS/TOEFL scores then CMU will reimburse the cost of the test.
If your test date is within one month of the application deadline, please be sure to email the scores to the office of admissions
You may submit scores from up to 4 valid TOEFL or IELTS exam dates. CMU Australia will use the highest score verified in each section if you have taken the exam more than one time. For every score you wish to include with your application, you must report the exam date(s) and submit the official score report(s). We will not accept exam scores for test dates that are not listed on the application.
- iBT preferred
- Scores must be submitted directly by Educational Testing Service (ETS). CMU-A Institution Code is 2318
- The minimum TOEFL score is 22 on each section of the Internet-based test.
- You may submit International English Language Testing System (IELTS) results in place of the TOEFL.
- The "Academic" format of the IELTS is required.
- Test scores must be submitted directly by IELTS.
- The minimum IELTS score is 6.5 overall and 6.0 in each band.
If you took either of these tests more than two years ago, you MUST take it again. The testing agency will not verify scores more than two years old.
If your score is below the minimum on either exam, you should consider retaking the TOEFL/IELTS before applying.
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.
Your resume should contain only true information and your own, original writing. If you include a quote or text written by any other person or published in any printed or online format, you must surround the copied text in quotation marks (") and indicate the original source of the text. Information reported on your resume is subject to verification. CMU Australia utilises several methods to identify plagiarised and falsified content in uploaded documents. Submission of false or plagiarised material as part of the application for admission may result in automatic denial of admission to any degree program.
Statement of Purpose
You are required to submit an essay (approximately 1,000 words) describing your academic and professional background, your career goals, and how the program will help you achieve your goals.
Your essay should contain only true information and your own, original writing. Your essay should be typed on a computer, saved electronically, and uploaded to the application (please do not scan a printed essay). If you include a quote or text written by any other person or published in any printed or online format, you must surround the copied text in quotation marks (") and indicate the original source of the text. CMU Australia utilises several methods to identify plagiarised and falsified content in uploaded documents. Submission of false or plagiarised material as part of the application for admission may result in automatic denial of admission to any degree program.
All applicants are required to have two (2) recommendation forms submitted on their behalf. Recommendations should be provided from employers, supervisors, professors, or others who are able to comment on your professional and educational goals and potential. At least one (1) of your recommenders should know you in a professional setting (full-time employment, internship, part-time employment, research, non-academic extracurricular activity, etc.) You may opt to have up to three (3) recommendations submitted in support of your application.
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.
Video Essay or Video Interview (Optional)
You may complete a video interview or prepare and submit a short video essay with your application for admission. The video interview and/or video essay are optional, but they are strongly recommended for non-native speakers of English. We encourage all applicants to consider completing the video interview as a preferred alternative to submitting the optional video essay. If you submit the optional video interview as well as the optional video essay, both will be reviewed by the admissions committee, but submitting both may not necessarily improve your chances for admission.
Transcripts can be scanned and uploaded directly into the online application.
Successful candidates will need to arrange for the original transcripts to be sent directly from the registrar of your instiution to CMU-A Admissions Office. Transcripts sent by your institution could be emailed electronically OR mailed to the Admissions Office in a sealed envelope (unopened) and signed across the seal by the registrar's office to :
Carnegie Mellon University in Australia
220 Victoria Square
Adelaide SA 5000
Tel: +61 8 8201 9900