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.

A distinguished and diverse engineering faculty at NYU Abu Dhabi engages in state-of-the-art research, innovation, invention, and entrepreneurship. Their research is concentrated in five thematic areas:

  • Cyber Security
  • Robotics
  • Urban Systems
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Biomedical and Health Systems

Featured Research

Ozgur Sinanoglu

Design for Excellence Lab

Ozgur Sinanoglu and his team of engineers have devised the unhackable chip — an innovation that may have a huge impact on an industry that loses up to $4 billion USD each year to digital piracy.

Academic Programs

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.

Undergraduate Programs Degree Major / minor
Civil Engineering BS Major
Computer Engineering BS Major
Electrical Engineering BS Major
Engineering   Minor
General Engineering BS Major
Mechanical Engineering BS Major

Undergraduate Multidisciplinary Programs Major / minor
Design Minor
The Environment Minor
Interactive Media Minor
Sound and Music Computing Minor
Urbanization Minor

Graduate Programs Degree
Global PhD Student Fellowship in Engineering PhD

News Highlights

Logic-locked chip

PhD Researcher Wins Notable Award

Global PhD Fellow Muhammad Yasin won best thesis for his work on groundbreaking hardware security research in the Design for Excellence Lab at NYUAD.

Tembine Hamidou

Roads of Progress

Tembine Hamidou, an expert in smart transportation, never expected his work on the Abu Dhabi road network to lead him across Africa.

Resident Expert: What Drives National Identity?

Traffic Troubles

NYU Abu Dhabi engineers are working with Abu Dhabi Police on new ways to ease traffic congestion.

Designing Electronic Chips for Excellence

Unhackable Chip

NYUAD researchers have developed breakthrough computer chip technology.

Engineering to Protect Coastal Cities

Preparing for Floods

Sea levels are rising, threatening coastal cities worldwide. Simulation tracking of commuter movements using cell phone location data can help engineers predict how drivers will react if roads are flooded.