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 Minor
Urbanization Minor

Graduate Programs Degree
Global PhD Student Fellowship in Engineering PhD

Engineering Industry Advisory Council

NYU Abu Dhabi continues to develop a unique and innovative engineering curriculum for the 21st century.

This is designed to educate leaders who have the talent, experience and dedication to make a significant difference towards the betterment of humankind in a highly technologically advanced and global world. The Industry Advisory Council assists in this mission.

News Highlights

3D printed microfluidic probe

Print and Probe

3D printers are changing the way scientists conduct research. NYUAD biomedical engineers designed and printed a complex microfluidic probe used in cancer research that works just as effectively as the original.

Designing Electronic Chips for Excellence

Unhackable Chip

NYUAD researchers have developed breakthrough computer chip technology.

Resident Expert: What Drives National Identity?

Traffic Troubles

NYUAD's engineering experts are working with Abu Dhabi Police on new ways to ease traffic congestion.

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.

NYU Abu Dhabi Senior selected as Al Ghurair STEM Scholar

Al Ghurair Stem Scholar

Yousteena Bocktor is the first NYUAD student to receive this award from the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education.