This is part of our series profiling different graduate degree programs and graduate schools at U.S. universities for international students on an F1 Visa or J1 Visa. This week we profile the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University.
Only 5 kilometers from downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania sits the main campus of Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering.
- Pittsburgh is the second largest city in the state of Pennsylvania, with a population of just over 2 million.
- For international students looking to live in a large metropolitan area without being too overwhelmed by big city life, Carnegie Mellon is a great option to explore.
- Known as the “Steel City” for its many steel-related businesses and the “City of Bridges” for its plethora of bridges, Pittsburgh is also a hub of technological growth.
- Google, Apple, and Facebook, are among 1,600 other firms generating $20.7 billion in annual payrolls within Pittsburgh.
Originally founded as the Carnegie Technical Schools in 1900 by esteemed businessman and industrialist, Andrew Carnegie, the school later became the Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1912 when it first began granting four-year degrees. The school then merged with the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research in 1967 to form the school we know today, Carnegie Mellon University.
What Makes Up The School
Carnegie Mellon has 7 colleges and schools, including the renowned College of Engineering. The university is pioneer in many fields including having the world’s first Robotics and Drama degree programs as well as one of the first computer science departments. Carnegie Mellon University has a strong international student representation as it has 13,650 students.
The Carnegie Mellon’s College of Engineering is dedicated to producing cutting edge research and developing skilled engineers for the future. It is ranked 5th nationally for engineering schools. The College of Engineering offers graduate degrees in the following departments. To get information on your program of interest, you can click on one of the links below.
■ BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
■ CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
■ CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
■ ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING
■ ENERGY SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & POLICY
■ ENGINEERING AND PUBLIC POLICY
■ ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION MANAGEMENT
■ INFORMATION NETWORKING INSTITUTE
■ MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
■ MECHANICAL ENGINEERING