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Carnegie Mellon University Australia

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Carnegie Mellon University is an American university established in 1900 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Ranked 24 in the world Carnegie Mellon has been a birthplace of innovation throughout its 115-year history and is a global leader in bringing ground-breaking ideas to market and creating successful start-up businesses.



At the invitation of the South Australian Government, Carnegie Mellon opened its campus in Adelaide in 2006. Located in the International University Precinct situated in the heritage-listed Torrens Building in Victoria Square, it was the first international university to establish in Australia. 


Our degrees combine practical and technical courses that provide students with the scientific knowledge and problem-solving skills necessary to succeed in their careers.

By design, our innovative course curriculum provides a firm foundation in theory, with a focus on skills that will advance management practice, policy and decision-making.

Our curriculum includes challenging courses designed to develop student potential for innovation. Students customise their degree by selecting from a variety of course electives, projects and independent study


Students graduate with the Carnegie Mellon University American degree and are taught by highly qualified faculty who boast extensive careers in teaching, basic and applied research, and leadership in their respective fields.

Classes are taught by resident and visiting faculty from Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. Overseas faculty teach remotely to Adelaide using sophisticated video conferencing facilities. 

Controlled student-to-faculty ratios ensure the faculty provide students with personalised attention to meet their individual needs.

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Student services

Carnegie Mellon University Australia offers students a range of integrated support services to ensure your individual needs and requirements are catered for. Services cover pre-departure and arrival to Australia, orientation, academic and career services, IT services, student welfare services and extra-curricular activities. 

Housing services

Accommodation options for students in Adelaide are excellent and affordable, and most is available in the heart of the city, just minutes away from the Carnegie Mellon University Australia campus.

You may choose temporary accommodation ready for your arrival and then secure long term accommodation once settled into life in Adelaide and at the university.

ICT services

The Carnegie Mellon University Australia campus is fitted with state of the art IT facilities which includes a wireless broadband network throughout the campus, two computer clusters, lecture and tutorial rooms with video and media connectivity, networked printers and onsite IT staff. Students are required to bring their own laptop. 

Student Life

Campus life

Located in Adelaide, the fifth Most Liveable City in the world and Australia’s most affordable capital city, the Carnegie Mellon Australia campus is home to students from over 30 countries, creating wide-reaching networks of contemporaries, global experts and alumni.

The Adelaide campus of Carnegie Mellon University Australia, was established in 2006 following the South Australian Government’s invitation to CMU to open a campus in Adelaide at the International University Precinct.


  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education of the United States.
  • Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia