Structure and Schedule

Global PhD Students complete all degree requirements set by the NYU Tandon School of Engineering department they are admitted in.

The following is a typical degree sequence, but each student’s course of study will be determined in consultation with his or her faculty advisor and the department’s Director of Graduate Studies. Most students participate in their fellowship for a duration of 4-5 years.

Year 2 and Onward in New York or Abu Dhabi

  • Most students will spend this year in Abu Dhabi conducting research with their advisors. Some may return to New York for an additional semester, if needed.

Dissertation Defense in New York or Abu Dhabi

Defense location will depend upon committee makeup and any departmental requirements