Executive Education

CMU Executive Programs

Carnegie Mellon’s Executive Education Programs strengthen the expertise of senior and mid-level managers through programs responding to specific needs. Recent programs have focused on the craft of regulation, anti-corruption and managing for adding public value.

We provide the latest lessons from theory and practice through dynamic and interactive courses to executives from business, government and industry. The core principle of our programs is linking research and content to practical application in the workplace. Typically the programs are delivered by local faculty augmented by international experts in these fields from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and other leading institutions.

Software Engineering Institute

The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) based in the United States works closely with defence and government organizations, industry, and academia to continually improve software-intensive systems. The SEI established its Asia-Pacific base at Carnegie Mellon University in Australia in August 2011 to offer courses to professionals in Asia and the Pacific and to collaborate with local companies and organisations.

The SEI's core purpose is to help organisations such as yours to improve software engineering capabilities and to develop or acquire the right software, defect free, within budget and on time, every time. To accomplish this, the SEI:

  • performs research to explore promising solutions to software engineering problems

  • identifies and codifies technological and methodological solutions

  • tests and refines the solutions through pilot programs that help industry and government solve their problems

  • widely disseminates proven solutions through training, licensing, and publication of best practices


Leading the world to a software-enriched society


Our mission is to advance software engineering and related disciplines to ensure the development and operation of systems with predictable and improved cost, schedule, and quality.

Training and Courses

Through cutting-edge research and world-class training, the SEI provides the tools to help you advance your career and fulfil your potential. We offer a diverse range of learning products including classroom training, eLearning, certification, and more to serve the needs of customers and partners worldwide.

SEI Training is administered by the SEI Professional Development Center, which is dedicated to providing the best continuing education and credentialing for engineering and software professionals in government (military and civilian), industry, and higher education. Our mission is to encourage the adoption of best practices through training we've developed over the past two decades.

SEI courses are created and delivered by recognised experts who have practical experience in the disciplines they teach. Our courses feature hands-on tasks and real-world scenarios in just a matter of days, you'll be more productive and embracing new technology standards. Whether you want to learn at your own pace via SEI eLearning, or want to experience the superior training and networking opportunities of an SEI classroom delivery, SEI Training will give you the tools you need to create and maintain software, systems, and organisations that are efficient, secure, and reliable.

We offer courses or professional certificates in the subject areas listed below.

  • Advanced Information Security for Technical Staff
  • Assessing Information Security Risk
  • Using the OCTAVE Approach
  • Cloud Computing Security
  • CSIRT Management Fundamentals
  • Cyber Risk Management Overview
  • Cyber Risk Management for Technicians
  • Cyber Security Overview
  • Emerging Cyber Threats – Know Your Enemy
  • Incident Response Fundamentals
  • Information Security for Technical Staff
  • Insider Threat Awareness
  • Introduction to Computer Forensics
  • IPv6 Security
  • LAN Security Using Switch Features
  • Linux Security
  • Mobile Security
  • Network Monitoring
  • Penetration Testing
  • Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Security
  • Securing Infrastructure Devices
  • Securing the Network Perimeter
  • Security and DNS
  • Software Assurance
  • Windows OS Security
  • Wireless Network Security

For more information about SEI courses, please contact us.

Past Executive Programs

  • Future of Government - Big Data, Participation and Effective Regulation, Government of South Australia
  • Public Value Workshop, Government of South Australia
  • Effective Regulation in the Age of Disruption, Government of South Australia
  • Strategic Policy Design - A Guide to Statecraft, Department of Premier and Cabinet and Department of Justice Officials, Government of South Australia
  • Performance Management in the Public Sector, Government of South Australia
  • Public Financial Management, Department of Treasury, Government of South Australia
  • Negotiations and Conflict Management, Government of South Australia
  • Power and Influence -Transformational Leadership in Global Enterprise, Government of South Australia
  • Managing Effective Public Private Partnerships, Ministry of Finance, Government of Argentina
  • Human Capital Management in IT & Communications, Ministry of Information and Communication, Government of Vietnam
  • Business Intelligence and Data Analytics (BIDA), Australia Awards and Alumni Engagement Program – Philippines (AAAEP-P)
  • Policy Research and Development, Australia Awards and Alumni Engagement Program – Philippines (AAAEP-P)
  • Public Policy and Management, Australia Awards and Alumni Engagement Program – Philippines (AAAEP-P)
  • Business Intelligence and Data Analytics 2 (BIDA 2), Australia Awards and Alumni Engagement Program – Philippines (AAAEP-P)
  • Impacts and Implications for Higher Education: An Executive Program, Philippine Commission on Higher Education (CHED)
  • Digital Transformation, Enterprise Architecture & Data Management, Bangko Sentral Ng Pilipinas (BSP)
  • Business Intelligence and Data Analytics 3 (BIDA 3), Australia Awards and Alumni Engagement Program – Philippines (AAAEP-P)
  • Data Analytics and Digital Transformation Training for Higher Education Institutions, Philippine Commission on Higher Education (CHED)
  • Policy Research and Development 2, Australia Awards and Alumni Engagement Program – Philippines (AAAEP-P)

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