NYUAD Engineering Students

Creating Technological Leaders with a Global Perspective

The engineering challenges of the 21st century are varied, complex, and cross-disciplinary. Ranging from the nano-scale to mega-projects, they are characterized by sustainability concerns, environmental and energy constraints, global sourcing, and humanitarian goals. In the face of global competition, dwindling natural resources, and the complexity of societal needs, the leaders of technological enterprises will be those who can innovate, are inventive and entrepreneurial, and understand how technology is integrated within society.

i2e — A Unique Program

Engineering at NYUAD is designed to create technological leaders with a global perspective, a broad education, and the capacity to think creatively. The uniqueness of the program lies in the integration of invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship (i2e) into all phases of study. Through i2e, students enjoy a learning environment conducive to creativity, which is at the heart of tomorrow’s technological innovations and enterprises.

NYUAD offers five degree programs:

  • General Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

The engineering programs at NYU Abu Dhabi are accredited by the Commission of ABET, www.abet.org. The programs provide a sound preparation for careers in research, academia, industry, or government, and graduates receive a Bachelor of Science degree.

Diverse Faculty

A distinguished and diverse faculty engages in state-of-the-art research, innovation, invention, and entrepreneurship. Their research is concentrated in three thematic areas:

  • Information, Communication, Electronic Systems
  • Urban Systems
  • BioMedical and Health Systems

Engineering faculty at NYUAD actively collaborate with faculty in other divisions at NYUAD and NYUNY, as well as faculty in the departments of civil, chemical and biological, computer, electrical, and mechanical engineering at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering.

Engineering and Context

The Engineering program draws upon courses across an array of disciplines. The liberal arts core provides the intellectual breadth, a “license to learn,” preparing students to thrive in a multicultural globalized world and equipping them to learn and adapt quickly in areas that evolve with ever-increasing swiftness.

Students gain a firm grounding across various science and engineering fields that underscore the technical component of an engineering education, but they also draw upon courses across the curriculum to develop an understanding of cultural, political, economic, environmental, and public safety considerations that are integral to engineering solutions. In their engineering courses, students are involved in the design process and the progression of technological inventions from concept through product development and market introduction.

Early Admission to Master's Degree Programs at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering.

Undergraduate engineering students with strong academic records may apply for early admission to master's degree graduate programs at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. While the NYU Tandon School of Engineering offers a wide range of graduate engineering programs, the allowable graduate programs for the early admission track will depend on the student’s engineering major at NYUAD. Students apply for early admission at the end of the fall semester of their junior year. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores, which are required for regular admission, are waived for NYUAD early admission applicants; however, GRE scores are required for NYU Tandon School of Engineering. scholarship evaluations.

Masters of Science (M.S.) degrees at NYU Tandon School of Engineering typically require 30 credits for completion. To receive the M.S. degree, students must satisfy all of the requirements of both the bachelor and master's degrees, and there is no double-counting of courses. Students who spend the spring semester of their junior year at NYU Tandon School of Engineering may enroll in graduate courses; if these courses are not counted toward the B.S., they may be counted toward the M.S. in Engineering.

Global PhD Program in Engineering

The Global PhD program in Engineering at NYU Abu Dhabi allows Master's degree holder students to pursue doctoral degrees in Engineering in Abu Dhabi. Our focus areas are Bioengineering, Cybersecurity, Nanotechnology, Smart Systems, and Transportation Systems.

Global PhD students are enrolled in NYU Tandon School of Engineering doctoral programs. Advised by an NYUAD faculty member, PhD students spend one year doing course work in New York and conduct their research in lab at NYU Abu Dhabi. Degrees are granted in the following disciplines:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Transportation Planning and Engineering

Global PhD students receive an NYU Tandon School of Engineering PhD diploma upon graduation. The program is supported by generous scholarships covering up to four years of tuition and fees, stipends for New York and Abu Dhabi, housing allowance for New York and guaranteed housing on campus in Abu Dhabi, annual conference travel support, and career development support at NYU Abu Dhabi.