Receive $28,000 scholarship value towards your degree

Posted 14th October 2020

Carnegie Mellon University Australia is offering scholarships valued at $28,000.

The scholarships are being made available only to Australian citizens and permanent residents enrolling for its Masters programs in February 2021. The scholarships are known as Downer-Rann Scholarships in honour of the two Australian leaders responsible for bringing Carnegie Mellon University to Australia.

The university is ranked 20 in the world by the Times World University US College rankings. In Australia, the university offers Masters programs in public policy and IT. For both programs, the scholarships and the terms under which they are offered have been designed specifically for members of the South Australian public service looking to enhance their professional skills.

Downer Rann Scholarships

There is an unlimited number of scholarships being made available to permanent Australian residents. The courses covered by the scholarships are:

The course offered in Adelaide is the same in all respects as that offered in the US. The final degree is awarded from the US and is accredited in both Australia and the US.

The course may be taken for 12 months full-time or up to 5 years part-time. The scholarships represent a discount of 60% on the normal course fees. Members of the South Australian Public Service may also be able to access salary sacrifice subject to advice from the Government’s approved advisor.

Admission to the program is subject to candidates satisfying the university’s admission criteria.

The university will be delivering its classes in hybrid mode – those in Adelaide can take either in-person or online synchronously, while those outside Adelaide or overseas can take them remotely on a live synchronous connection.

Students at Carnegie Mellon University campus in Adelaide

The Master of Public Policy program combines disciplines of policy analysis, economics and financial analysis with practical skills in management, IT and empirical methods. The skills acquired in these areas are in demand across the South Australian public service.

The Master of Science in Information Technology Management includes courses in Java programming, programming in R, Python, data mining and analytics, and telecoms as well as management courses.

The Master of Science in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics covers business process analysis, technology management, predictive modelling, analytical reporting, GIS mapping, segmentation analysis, and data visualisation.

Information sessions with faculty are being been arranged for those that are interested in receiving further details as well as advice on how the courses may fit with peoples’ career development plans. To lodge an expression of interest in attending one of these sessions please click here .and you will receive follow-up advice on arrangements for these sessions.

Applications are open now and close on 4 January.