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 Valley, Rwanda 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.
All applicants must provide documentation of their completed undergraduate degree (a bachelor's degree or its equivalent) from a regionally accredited institution prior to matriculation. (Applicants who have not completed their bachelor's degree by the time they submit their application for admission may be admitted to CMU Australia with the condition they submit their final transcript, including their date of graduation, prior to the start of their first semester at CMU Australia.)
For the Graduate Certificate in BIDA and the Advanced Certificate in BIDA applicants need a recently completed IT undergraduate degree. If applicants do not have this but have 3 or more years of recent professional IT work experience they are still eligible to apply.