Program Educational Objectives

The five programs in the NYUAD Engineering Division share common educational objectives.  These are to educate and graduate engineers who, within a few years of graduation, will:

  1. Pursue a diverse range of careers in research, academia, industry, or government.

  2. Seek continuous professional development and life-long learning through graduate school studies, continuing educational courses, and/or professional registration.

  3. Utilize their NYUAD education to develop innovative, ethical and socially responsible solutions to a range of local, regional or global problems.

  4. Be effective communicators and demonstrate collaborative, entrepreneurial and leadership qualities.

The primary pedagogical goals of the Engineering Division, across all five majors, are to:

  • Immerse students in a coherent integrated engineering curriculum that interconnects various engineering specializations with the liberal arts and sciences;

  • Develop in students a broad understanding of engineering principles across traditional disciplines while providing depth in a chosen disciplinary filed or thematic area;

  • Impart to students a knowledge of available techniques in the practice of leadership and innovation, inventiveness, and entrepreneurship (i2e), and prepare them to be leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs;

  • Prepare students to apply engineering principles in conjunction with social, economic, ethical, and other considerations in identifying and solving problems; and

  • Guide students to think critically, analytically, creatively, and independently, while fostering the ability to conduct research, evaluate evidence and results, and formulate hypothesis and solutions while recognizing constraints.
NYUAD Engineering Students

Enrollment and Graduation Data by Academic Year*

Civil Engineering         3
Computer Engineering         2**        4**         2
Electrical Engineering         3        2         4
Mechanical Engineering         3        2         7
General Engineering         3        5         1
Total                                 14**        15**        16
Civil Engineering         NA         3         5
Computer Engineering         NA         1         3
Electrical Engineering         NA         3         2
Mechanical Engineering         NA         3         3
General Engineering         NA         3         1
Total         NA         13         14
Civil Engineering 
         NA          3 
Computer Engineering         NA          1 
Electrical Engineering         NA          3 
Mechanical Engineering         NA          3 
General Engineering         NA          3 
Total         NA          13 

* NYU Abu Dhabi undergraduates do not declare majors until the of their sophomore year, so data for freshman and sophomore enrollments are not complied.

**One Computer Engineering junior switched to Computer Science at the beginning of the   senior year.