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Carnegie Mellon University: Re-registration 14 Mar 2014

Renewal of registration

Report on renewal of registration of Carnegie Mellon University and self-accrediting authority

 

TEQSA has determined, under subsection 36(1) of the TEQSA Act, that registration of Carnegie Mellon University as a higher education provider be renewed for a period of seven years to 14 March 2021 in the provider category of 'Overseas University'.

TEQSA has also determined, under subsection 41(1) of the TEQSA Act, that Carnegie Mellon University is authorised to self-accredit its courses of study.

Background to Decision

Carnegie Mellon University submitted an application for renewal of registration in the category of 'Overseas University' under Section 35 of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 (the TEQSA Act). Subsection 36(4) of the TEQSA Act enables TEQSA to renew a provider's registration for a period not exceeding seven years.

Carnegie Mellon University submitted an application for self-accrediting authority under Section 41 of the TEQSA Act. Subsection 41(1) of the TEQSA Act enables TEQSA to authorise a registered provider to self-accredit one or more courses of study.

Main Reasons for Decision

As part of the renewal of registration process, TEQSA has assessed the application submitted by Carnegie Mellon University against the Threshold Standards. Carnegie Mellon University has demonstrated to TEQSA that it continues to meet the Threshold Standards and has demonstrated compliance with the criteria for self-accrediting authority. Specifically, the decision reflects the strength of Carnegie Mellon University's quality assurance framework in Australia which is an integrated part of the University's overall framework for academic quality.