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3.3.9.2    Concurrent Programme in Bachelor of Computing (Information Systems) and Master of Science (Engineering and Technology Innovation Management) of Carnegie Mellon University

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This fast–track 4.5-year programme allows students to graduate with a Master degree in Engineering and Technology Innovation Management (thereafter called MS (E&TIM)) from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and a Bachelor degree in Information Systems (hereafter called BComp(IS)) from NUS. Students get a global education with 3.5 years at NUS and 1 year at Carnegie Mellon University. To apply for this programme, students must apply for Information Systems course, offered by School of Computing, NUS. They can apply for direct admission to this programme. They will be chosen on the basis of their A-level grades (or equivalent), their interest profile in information systems studies, and a personal interview designed to judge their potential and suitability for the programme.

Students will complete 144 modular credits (equivalent to 36 modules) of the BComp(IS) programme before they proceed to complete MS(E&TIM) at CMU. Sixteen modular credits (equivalent to 4 modules) will be counted against the modules in MS(E&TIM). Students who have successfully completed the stipulated four modules in the MS(E&TIM)programme will be awarded BComp(IS) from NUS. At the end of the MS(E&TIM) programme, the students will be conferred the second degree – MS(E&TIM) from CMU. The intake to this BComp(IS) – MS(E&TIM) concurrent programme will be limited by agreement between CMU and NUS.

Partner University: College of Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
The Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering ranks among the leaders in the world for engineering research and education. It offers a five-year joint bachelor’s and master’s degree in all five of the traditional majors, in addition to an accelerated master’s programme in Engineering & Technology Innovation Management.

The admission and progress criteria comply with the requirements established by both Carnegie Mellon University and NUS. A joint steering committee comprising at least one faculty representative from each of the two universities will oversee the programme. Students may enter the concurrent degree programme at any point during their undergraduate study at NUS although it is preferred that they declare their interest at NUS matriculation.

In-progress admission

Existing BComp (IS) students who have demonstrated strong academic abilities may be allowed to enter the programme at any stage of their study at NUS (subject to size constraints and review by the partner university). These students are required to meet all the requirements of the programme.

During their course of study at NUS, students in the programme must maintain a high level of performance (CAP 4.20 and above). Students who do not meet this standard will be moved to the standard BComp (IS) programme at NUS. Admission to the Master’s degree component of the programme, granted by the College of Engineering and Tepper Business School at Carnegie Mellon University, will be based on the student’s academic performance, and recommendations of a joint steering committee.

This concurrent programme combines the Bachelor of Computing (Information Systems) offered by the School of Compting, NUS and MS in Engineering & Technology Innovation Management offered by the College of Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, USA. The details are listed as follows:

(A) BComp (Information Systems)
The requirements for the BComp (Information Systems) can be found at: http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/cugresource/per-cohort/is/is-20-21/ for the Cohort 2020.


(B) MS (Engineering & Technology Innovation Management) Programme at Carnegie Mellon University

Engineering & Technology Innovation Management (E&TIM) is an interdisciplinary MS programme that provides candidates with science and engineering backgrounds with an understanding of the fundamentals of innovation and value creation, while also strengthening technical insights. It is appropriate for those who aspire to lead technology development and engineering, create new technology-enabled ventures, develop business technology strategies, or design policies to encourage technological innovation. E&TIM applicants can choose to pursue a dual degree with several of the university’s engineering departments.

The programme is coordinated by Engineering & Public Policy in collaboration with the Heinz College, the Department of Social & Decision Sciences (in the College of Humanities & Social Sciences) and the Tepper School of Business. E&TIM’s unique, cross-cutting approach allows students to develop capabilities for leading innovation while growing and leveraging their own areas of technical expertise.

The one-year programme runs from January to December and includes a summer internship. The details of the Masters programme can be found at: https://engineering.cmu.edu/education/graduate-programs/multidisciplinary-programs.html

Students are required to complete 144 modular credits (equivalent to 36 modules) of the BComp (Information Systems) programme before they can register for the MS (Engineering and Technology Innovation Management) (MS (E&TIM)) from Carnegie Mellon University. Students need to complete their internship requirement before going to CMU.

Students who have satisfied the core requirements of the MS (E&TIM) programme namely, Managerial and Engineering Economics, The Strategy and Management of Technological Innovation, Product/Process Project Course, and the Innovation Management in Practice Seminar will be considered as having successfully completed the 4 remaining modules required for the BComp (Information Systems) programme. These CMU core modules are mapped to the IS electives but students may also request mapping to appropriate core modules, subject to the approval of the department.

Continuation Criteria
Students in this concurrent programme must maintain a CAP of 4.20 or above (out of 5.00) for their BComp requirements.

Award of Degree
Students who satisfy the concurrent BComp (Information Systems) – MS (Engineering and Technology Innovation Management) degree requirements will be conferred both degrees.

Exiting the Programme

A student whose CAP falls below 4.20 for two consecutive semesters in NUS will not be allowed to remain in the concurrent programme, but may continue with his/her BComp (Information Systems) study at NUS.

Students who have completed the four core modules from the MS (E&TIM) programme but did not succeed in completing the entire programme will only be awarded the BComp (Information Systems) degree and not the MS (E&TIM) degree.

 

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