Engineering (2020 - 2022)
The dual degree program is designed to meet the educational and career interests of students with strong qualifications, as evidenced by their GPA in high school and by their performance in mathematics and science. Students who rank near the top of their class are especially well suited.
Students should have completed a rigorous college preparation program, including mathematics (at least through trigonometry), chemistry, and physics. Students typically begin the dual degree program in the first semester of their first year, and they must be prepared to begin with Calculus I (MATH-UA 121) in the first semester of college. Given the highly structured curricula, transfer into the program after the first year is very difficult. Students must maintain satisfactory performance and must complete the required courses in a timely fashion to remain in the program. Their records are reviewed yearly by a faculty committee.
Students in the dual degree program spend their first three years of study primarily in the College of Arts and Science. In the first year at the College, the different curricula require many of the same foundational courses. This gives students time to consult with faculty in both CAS and the NYU Tandon School of Engineering before committing themselves to a particular dual degree combination.
In the first three years of the program, students satisfy their College Core Curriculum requirements (except foreign language) and take some of the engineering courses in their field of interest. This is also when students select a major area from the CAS disciplines of biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, and physics.
After an orientation program in the spring of the third year, the final two years of study are undertaken at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering in downtown Brooklyn, across the East River and a short subway or shuttle bus ride from NYU's Greenwich Village campus. Here, students complete the remaining technical courses required for their engineering major. Programs in engineering available to students in the dual degree program include chemical and biomolecular engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering.
For lists of the CAS and Tandon courses that are required in each of the dual degree combinations, as well as sample five-year plans of study, please consult cas.nyu.edu/engineering.
Students may elect to withdraw from the dual degree program in engineering and complete only the College of Arts and Science Core and major requirements, thus earning one undergraduate degree from CAS. If students elect to withdraw from the dual degree program and remain in CAS, they are no longer exempt from the CAS foreign language requirement and must factor that into their academic planning.
Also, if students elect to withdraw from the dual degree program and remain in CAS, any Tandon courses taken will count against each student’s 16-point allowance in the other divisions of NYU and cannot be applied to the 64-point UA residency requirement.
Students should first consult the lists of Tandon School of Engineering and College of Art and Science courses required for each of the dual degree combinations and the recommended five-year plans of study at cas.nyu.edu/engineering.
Descriptions of the CAS courses in biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, and physics may be found in this Bulletin under their respective sections.
For descriptions of the Tandon courses in chemical and biomolecular engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering, consult the Tandon website and Bulletin.