Education

CMU-Africa is the only U.S. research university offering its master’s degrees with a full-time faculty, staff, and operations in Africa. CMU-Africa is addressing the critical shortage of high-quality engineering talent required to accelerate development in Africa—home to the fastest growing workforce in the world. Our graduate programs are educating future leaders who will use their hands-on, experiential learning to advance technology innovation and grow the businesses that will transform Africa.

Students at CMU-Africa

Programs

Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (MSECE)

The 10-16 month MSECE program is for students who are interested in creating technology solutions not only for today, but for the future. Students are prepared to become engineering leaders through fundamental and hands-on courses in wireless networks, machine learning, data analytics, robotics, energy systems, internet of things, and software engineering.

Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT)

The 16-20 month MSIT program strikes a fine balance between technology, business and innovation, preparing the next generation of ICT leaders in Africa. This program is for students interested in an interdisciplinary curriculum that covers key topics in data science, cyber security, software engineering and telecommunications among others.

CMU-Africa Concentrations

A concentration allows a student to select their coursework in order to focus their learning in a specific area of expertise. Learn more about the exciting options available to you here on the CMU-Africa Concentrations page.

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