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Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) attracts a certain type of student: motivated, inventive, and driven to make a difference. Students come to Carnegie Mellon to learn, create and innovate with the very best. They leave with the passion, connections, credentials and lifelong friends that will help them change the world.
Work that matters
For more than a century, Carnegie Mellon University has challenged the curious and passionate to imagine and deliver work that matters. A private, global university, Carnegie Mellon stands among the world’s most renowned educational institutions, setting its own course with programmes that inspire creativity and collaboration. Consistently at the top, Carnegie Mellon has more than 13,000 students and 100,000 alumni worldwide.
A world-class education in Qatar
At the invitation of Qatar Foundation, Carnegie Mellon joined Education City in 2004 to deliver select programmes that will support and contribute to the long-term development of Qatar. Today, Carnegie Mellon Qatar offers undergraduate programmes in biological sciences, business administration, computational biology, computer science, and information systems. More than 400 students from 40 countries call Carnegie Mellon Qatar home.
Programmes of study
CMU-Q offers undergraduate programmes that are ahead of
the curve, in fields at the forefront of technology, innovation, scientific discovery and economic growth. All undergraduate majors require four years of full-time study, after which students earn a Bachelor of Science degree.
Biological Sciences: The undergraduate degree in biological sciences uses interdisciplinary approaches to provide students with intellectual breadth and depth of exposure to modern research biology. Students enhance their undergraduate laboratory learning through discovery-based research. The research experience helps students apply the critical thinking and problem-solving skills they learn in the classroom.
Business Administration: The degree in business administration is based on the Carnegie Mellon model of management science, developed more than 50 years ago, that emphasises analytical decision-making in complex business environments. The programme accentuates a quantitative, analytical approach to the core areas of accounting, finance, economics, marketing, operations, management information systems and business communications.
Computational Biology: At the forefront of scientific discovery, computational biology is driving advances in biomedical imaging, genomics and proteomics. Carnegie Mellon realised the potential early on, offering one of the first degree programmes in the field. A selective and rigorous programme, the curriculum is grounded in the disciplines of biology and computer science, with a strong component of physical science and mathematics.
Computer Science: Carnegie Mellon’s School of Computer Science is one of the world’s top-ranked programmes. For decades, CMU graduates in computer science have been driving powerful advances in the field. Throughout their education, students acquire skills that transcend technological trends. The programme provides the fundamental skills to develop new technologies: mathematical reasoning, algorithmic thinking and programming. A strong theoretical component provides the formal tools to remain current as technologies change.
Information Systems: From programming, to project management, to creating new ventures, the field of information systems uses technology to generate, process and distribute information. Information systems professionals work in a variety of settings to analyze how things connect and work together, whether virtual or real, from small processes to large organisations. They design new ways to address problems and challenges, and implement ideas that improve productivity and efficiency. Learn by doing Students at Carnegie Mellon Qatar learn beyond the classroom through a slate of unique enrichment opportunities. Most students choose to study abroad during their four-year education, and many travel on academic trips that enhance classroom work. Students who intern receive on-the-job experience, which adds an important dimension to their undergraduate education.
Research is part of the fabric of a Carnegie Mellon education. Students engage in a wide variety of research endeavours, such as independent studies, senior and honours theses, summer internships, and funded projects as junior researchers. Small campus, big spirit The CMU-Q student body is exceptionally diverse, representing 40 nations. Students form a busy and active community, participating in clubs, organising large-scale events, traveling for service and academics, and competing in local and international contests. The low student-to-professor ratio means students receive unparalleled individual attention. Graduates who make a difference Graduates from CMU-Q are highly sought-after: most choose careers in top organisations, while a significant number pursue graduate studies at international institutions. With ten graduating classes, the total number of alumni is nearly 700.
The CMU-Q alumni are a growing influence, with most working in industry, the government of Qatar, and across the region. You will find our alumni in organisations like Ooredoo, Qatar Airways, Qatar Shell, McKinsey and Company, KPMG Siemens and ExxonMobil. In the budding entrepreneurial sector in Doha, the CMU-Q alumni are a driving force, creating start-ups, mentoring current students, and contributing to an emerging community of young innovators