MSIT-ESE Programme at SRM-CMU


MSIT-ESE is a master’s programme, conducted in collaboration with SRM University, Kattankulathur and Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA. This course is related to the design and maintenance of embedded software intensive systems. Duration of the course is 2 years, in which students should complete one year of studies at SRM, Chennai and the rest at CMU. Engineering graduates with a minimum of 60% marks in streams like Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, or Information Technology can apply. Admission process is made after considering factors such as educational qualification, industrial experience, and software development maturity.

Overview of MSIT-ESE Programme at SRM-CMU

MSIT-ESE is a master’s programme in professional software engineering. The course is conducted in collaboration with SRM and CMU. Total duration of the course is 2 years. Students can complete one year of studies at SRM, Chennai and the later at CMU, Pittsburgh, USA. Basic objective behind this course is to create professionals who can design and maintain embedded software intensive systems. In SRM, it is carried out as a joint degree programme between ISR and ECE. Students can take the combination of courses from the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department and the Institute for Software Research (ISR).

Eligibility Criteria for MSIT-ESE Programme at SRM-CMU

Engineering degree holders in any of the following streams can seek admission to the course.

  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Software Engineering

The required qualification must be obtained with a minimum aggregate of 60% marks. Project/internship experience and GRE/TOEFL score is mandatory to apply.

Admission Process for MSIT-ESE Programme at SRM-CMU

Admission process for MSIT-ESE course is tough, as several factors are considered for selection process. Educational qualification, industrial experience, software development maturity, etc are the main factors considered for selection process. Eligible candidate must have the following skill sets and experience.

  • Minimum 1-2 summer internships/Cooperative work for one full semester
  • Adequate knowledge in algorithms, programming languages, discrete mathematics, and data structures
  • Working knowledge in programming and operating system internals
  • Knowledge in build process like compilation, linking, and loading

The applicants to the course are mutually reviewed by faculties of CMU and SRM before selection process.

Fee Structure for MSIT-ESE Programme at SRM-CMU

At SRM University

  • Tuition fees   : Rs. 4,50,000/-

At Carnegie Mellon University

  • Tuition fees   : $44,496.00 (Approximate)

Application for admissions can be submitted online through the web site of SRM University. Application fee is Rs.2200/- which is payable by DD or cheque taken in favor of SRMIST.



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