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Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Course/Program Name
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BS Engineering and Public Policy

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Full Time

4 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

67980 USD
67980 USD

Application fee

International 75 USD
National 75 USD
Engineering and Public Policy
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)102
SAT (avg)1400
ACT (avg)30

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About this course

The EPP department offers additional major B.S. degree programs with each of the five traditional engineering departments in the engineering college. The engineering additional major leads to a fully accredited engineering degree that prepares students for traditional technical career. EPP additional major engineers are not educated to be a different kind of engineer. Rather their education is intended to enable them to be better, more socially responsible engineers in the traditional technical fields. The department also offers a minor in Technology and Policy for non‐engineering majors.

All of the undergraduate additional major programs in EPP combine the strong foundation in mathematics and physical sciences, and the development of engineering skills with a rigorous preparation in the analysis of social and political problems. The curricula include subject matter which is not part of traditional engineering or social science curricula, but which contains elements of each. Students complete courses in four core areas: economics, statistics, decision-making, and communication. Breadth is achieved through EPP Technology-Policy elective courses. Finally, students apply their skills in a project preparatory course and two interdisciplinary problem-solving projects. Problem areas for these projects are chosen from local, state, and national situations, and include such topics as industrial automation and robotics, environmental control, telecommunication and computer technologies, product safety, and energy systems. Students from several CMU colleges enroll in these projects courses exposing EPP additional majors to working in truly multi- and inter- disciplinary situations.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • Deadlines are the same for international students as those posted for Early Decision, Regular Decision and transfer applicants.
  • It’s important that the name used in your application, recommendations and test scores is identical to the name listed on your passport. This will eliminate any confusion in the processing of your application.
  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is required if your native language is not English. Carnegie Mellon requires TOEFL scores of 102 or better on the internet-based TOEFL (as of Fall 2010) or an IELTS score of 7.5 and above. Carnegie Mellon carefully reviews the sub-scores of each of these exams and considers those candidates with reading, listening, speaking and writing sub-scores of 25 or more on TOEFL and 7.5 or more on IELTS to be candidates with high levels of English proficiency. Please arrange to have these scores sent no later than January 1st. Carnegie Mellon's TOEFL code is 2074.
  • If your secondary school transcript or any other admission document is written in a language other than English, it should be accompanied by an official translation and verified by a counselor or school official to be true copies of the original.

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Course Modules

Introductory Courses

19-101      Introduction to Engineering and Public Policy

19-201      EPP Sophomore Seminar

Core Area Courses

73-100      Principles of Economics

36-220      Engineering Statistics and Quality Control or other approved statistics course

Decision Science elective - one of the following, or other approved course

19-301      Decision Making Methods for EPP

88-223      Decision Analysis and Decision Support Systems

88-302      Behavioral Decision Making

EPP Writing and Communications - one of the following, or other approved course

15-221      Technical Communication for Computer Scientists

19-325      Writing for Policy

76-270      Writing for the Professions

Technology-Policy Electives

At least 3 courses of EPP Technology-Policy electives (24 units minimum)

Capstone Courses

19-351      Applied Methods for Technology-Policy Analysis

19-451     EPP Projects (taken twice)
or 19-452

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How to Apply

Carnegie Mellon uses the Common Application exclusively. All applications must be submitted online. The Common Application is available online after August 15.

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