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.


Building Data Security

The construction industry, although slow to adapt to the digital world, is now making the shift and is preparing for the impact the transformation will have on the industry.

We Built This City

Researchers from many disciplines are working together to understand and improve the complex and interrelated networks that make up urban life.

Academic Programs

NYU Abu Dhabi engineering programs are designed to create technological leaders with a global perspective, a broad education, and the capacity to think creatively. The uniqueness of each program lies in the integration of invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship into all phases of study. Students enjoy a learning environment conducive to creativity, which is at the heart of tomorrow’s technological innovations and enterprises.

NYUAD Engineering Alumni Success Story

"I was getting a job offer with a major developer in Dubai but I decided to return to Nepal and give back to my community. For the last two years, I have also been involved with planning the academics for Bloom Nepal School set up by one of my seniors who dared to leave a lucrative job at the World Bank and return home. I started as the Executive Director of BNS. Ours is a residential school and currently, we have 650 students based at two campuses across two cities in Nepal. Around 50% of our kids hail from a very underprivileged background and are on scholarship. We are aiming to establish one residential school in each of the newly formed seven provinces in Nepal. As the Executive Director and a Civil Engineer, I will also be overseeing the design and construction of our new schools alongside engineers from our network." - Chandan Mishra, Civil Engineering Major, NYUAD Class of 2019

Research Areas

A distinguished and diverse engineering faculty at NYU Abu Dhabi engages in state-of-the-art research, innovation, invention, and entrepreneurship spanning five central themes:

  • Biomedical and Health Systems
  • Cybersecurity
  • Environment Sustainability
  • Robotics
  • Urban Systems