The curriculum requirements on this page refer to the MSIT-IS degree. For details about the University of Hyogo Master of Applied Informatics degree requirements for dual-degree students, please refer to the University of Hyogo.
The MSIT-IS curriculum has been designed to provide students with a core set of knowledge in security technology and management and a variety of technology and management electives to further enhance their knowledge of information security. The program consists of 60 units of core courses, 48 units of restricted electives and 36 units of a master's project/course option, for a total of 144 units. (A full-time Carnegie Mellon student must take 36-48 units per semester.)
|Core Course Requirements||
|Master's Project or Course Option||
|14-740||Fundamentals of Telecommunication Networks||
|fall, first year (Y1)|
|14-741||Intro to Information Security||
|14-761||Applied Information Assurance||
|14-786||Information Security Risk Analysis
Prerequisite: Either prior coursework in probability theory or 95-796 Statistics for IT Managers.
|6 units||spring, Y1|
|14-788||Information Security Policy and Management
Prerequisite: 95-710 Economic Analysis or equivalent coursework.
|6 units||spring, Y1|
|95-760||Decision Making under Uncertainty||
|summer, Y1 --or-- fall, second year (Y2), depending on space availability|
|95-796||Statistics for IT Managers||
|summer, Y1 --or-- fall, Y2, depending on space availability|
Electives can be fulfilled by any approved courses in the Heinz College or Tepper School or any courses* in ECE, EPP, School of Computer Science, INI or Silicon Valley that are numbered 300 or above. Restricted electives may not be taken as pass/no pass/audit. In addition, students should select restricted electives that complement the core curriculum. Note, only up to 36 units of undergraduate courses (300-599) can be considered toward degree requirements (between core and restricted elective courses).
Students may transfer up to 36 units from courses taken at University of Hyogo toward the MSIT-IS. The courses must be approved by Carnegie Mellon.
*Some exceptions apply.
Students choose either a Master's Project or Course Option:
The Master’s Project is done during the summer between Y1 and Y2.
Students may transfer any of the following courses:
Students must register for 36-48 units.
Students must register for 36-48 units
April - August (Kobe) - Prior to the Fall Y1, dual degree students commence their program at the University of Hyogo. All of the courses from April to August are taken from the University of Hyogo and the credit is applied to the Master of Applied Informatics.
January - March (Kobe) - After Fall Y2, dual degree students return to the University of Hyogo to complete the dual degree. All of the courses from January to March are taken from the University of Hyogo and the credit is applied to the Master of Applied Informatics.
Students may choose to study at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley campus in California during their summer and fall in the U.S.
The Silicon Valley Track is based on the bicoastal program, and students can refer to the bicoastal MSIT-IS curriculum for further clarification.
Some courses are taught from Carnegie Mellon to the University of Hyogo via distance learning technologies. Co-instructors and teaching assistants support the students in Kobe. Faculty teach the remaining courses onsite at the University of Hyogo.
Up to 36 units taken at the University of Hyogo may be transferred to Carnegie Mellon toward the MSIT-IS degree. For the transferrable courses at the University of Hyogo, all lectures and coursework are in English.
Some courses are delivered in real-time from Pittsburgh through video teleconferencing (VTC) technologies. A smartboard is used and an electronic whiteboard, which allows annotations to be streamed in real-time and saved. The Blackboard course management system acts as a central interactive repository for all course materials ( i.e., online gradebook, asynchronous discussion forums and a virtual chat for synchronous exchange of information).
Faculty from Carnegie Mellon University in the U.S. conduct both remote-teaching lectures from the U.S. and face-to-face lectures in Japan. Faculty from the University of Hyogo conduct lectures in Kobe on a full-time basis.
Classes are conducted directly by the faculty of Carnegie Mellon University. Projects (topic-based research) are carried out individually or in small groups under the instruction of the faculty of Carnegie Mellon University.