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.

Design and Innovation — 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. A distinctive element of our undergraduate programs lie in the integration of design and innovation in every year of the curriculum: 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 and the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA). The programs provide a sound preparation for careers in research, academia, industry, or government; Graduates receive a Bachelor of Science degree.

Diverse Faculty

A distinguished and diverse faculty engages in research in emerging technology breakthroughs in robotics, autonomous vehicles, 3-D printing, quantum computing; bioengineering; and in 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 as well as from a fusion of technologies; 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 are evolving at an exponential rate.

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 liberal arts curriculum to develop an understanding of cultural, political, economic, ethical, 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.

Our Global PhD Program

The Global PhD program in Engineering at NYUAD allows students to pursue doctoral degrees in Engineering and Computer Science in Abu Dhabi. Our focus areas are Bioengineering, Cyber Security, Nanotechnology, Smart Systems, Transportation Systems, and Computer Science.

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 labs at NYUAD. Degrees are granted in the following disciplines below:

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

Together with NYU New York and NYU Shanghai, NYU Abu Dhabi forms the backbone of the global network university, creating a unique and unprecedented capacity for faculty and students to access all the resources of a research university system across five continents. We produce high quality research, scholarship, and creative activity that responds in powerful and multidisciplinary ways to vital global and local challenges.