New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering

Introduction

The NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering dates to 1854, when the NYU School of Civil Engineering and Architecture as well as the Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute (widely known as Brooklyn Poly) were founded. Their successor institutions merged in January 2014 to create a comprehensive school of education and research in engineering and applied sciences, rooted in a tradition of invention, innovation and entrepreneurship. In addition to programs at its main campus in downtown Brooklyn, it is closely connected to engineering programs in NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai, and it operates business incubators in downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Students (Fall 2013):

  • 2,155 undergraduates
  • 2,735 graduate
  • 4,890 total

Faculty: 167 full-time

Degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Engineering
  • Doctor of Philosophy

Location: MetroTech Center, Downtown Brooklyn

Recognition:

  • Number 2 by Diverse Issues in Education: Best U.S. Non-HBCU Schools for Minorities
  • Number 3 among all schools by PayScale: 2013 College ROI Report
  • Number 3 by Affordable Colleges: 2013 Affordable Colleges with a High ROI
  • Number 4 among engineering schools by PayScale: Best Engineering Colleges
  • Number 8 (tie) among all schools by PayScale: Best Salary Potential 2012-2013
  • Number 9 in Engineering Master’s Degrees Awarded
  • Number 12 (tie) U.S. News & World Report Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs
  • Number 12 with NYU in The Princeton Review’s Top Graduate Game Design Program
  • Number 25 by GraduatePrograms.com: Top Student Rated Computer Science Programs

The Princeton Review Best Northeastern Colleges

Athletics: NCAA Division III, Fighting Blue Jays

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Programs

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Applied Physics, MS

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Brooklyn

Considered the most fundamental science, it deals with the constituents, properties, and evolution of the entire universe, from the smallest subatomic particles to the largest galaxies. [+]

Applied Physics is devoted to the study and understanding of nature. Considered the most fundamental science, it deals with the constituents, properties, and evolution of the entire universe, from the smallest subatomic particles to the largest galaxies. But because physics covers so much territory, many questions about the physical world have yet to be answered.

At NYU Engineering, our MS in Applied Physics program trains the next generation of physicists to find those answers. Courses for this program are held on our Brooklyn campus, primarily in the evening.

Admissions Criteria

Admitted students will be expected to have a BS in physics or a closely-related discipline and to make up any deficiencies before commencing graduate studies. Letters of recommendation, GRE and TOEFL scores, and application letters will be considered in the admission process.... [-]


Bioinformatics, MS

Campus Full time Part time September 2016 USA Brooklyn + 1 more

The program meets the needs of recent graduates from bachelor’s programs, individuals with advanced degrees working in industry, as well as those looking for a master’s program to enhance their preparation for medical school. It also benefits professionals who want to transition into a bioinformatics career. [+]

Rapidly increasing knowledge of the molecular biology of the cell has led to bioinformatics, a new discipline that transforms traditional biology into an information science. Master of Science in Bioinformatics program prepares students to manage and study data from the explosion of information from next generation sequencing technologies. The program meets industry's demand for professionals with solid foundations in next generation sequence and pathway analysis.

Graduates from our master’s in bioinformatics program are well prepared to take advantage of the data explosion created by next generation sequencing technologies.

As a student in the program, you’ll be able to take advantage of our flexible curriculum and web-based training tools and instruction. You’ll get the fundamental background to manage and create analysis pipelines from next generation sequencing data .... [-]


Biotechnology, MS

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Brooklyn

Master of Science in Biotechnology offers electives that allow for further specialization and development of analytical skills; and train you to perform at the mid-managerial level of any biotechnology business or those related to the life sciences. [+]

Biotechnology is a swiftly growing industry. From the food grown at our farms to the medicine we buy and the ways we clean up the environment, biotechnology affects many facets of our daily lives. Major developments in the field occur more rapidly every day, with many introduced by academic and professional communities well before the greater public is even aware of industry advancements.

At NYU Engineering, you’ll join in these exciting discoveries. Course topics range from industrial application of enzymes and bio-polymer synthesis to the modern drug design and the role of biotechnology in health care. The availability of many elective courses enables you to specialize further in selected biotechnology areas. The program also includes a guided study to develop analytical skills. ... [-]


Chemical Engineering, MS

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Brooklyn

Our curriculum introduces you to advanced design methods and provides an in-depth look at the research and development process. [+]

Chemical engineering is part of a rapidly expanding field, one that requires interdisciplinary engineers educated in both the molecular and medical sciences. With each important discovery in the health and industrial sectors, we rely on these chemical engineers to develop and implement these innovations effectively on a large scale.

The MS in Chemical Engineering program at NYU Engineering prepares you to fulfill this unique role. Our curriculum introduces you to advanced design methods and provides an in-depth look at the research and development process. Many obstacles are involved in the production, usage, and treatment of chemicals and biochemicals; our job is to equip you with the problem-solving strategies to effectively surmount them.... [-]


Chemistry, MS

Campus Full time Part time September 2016 USA Brooklyn

Chemistry plays a role in almost everything we experience around us: the quality of our air, the fibers in our clothing, the contents of our food, and the medicine in our bodies. It’s no surprise that chemists find themselves [+]

Master of Science in Chemistry

 

Chemistry plays a role in almost everything we experience around us: the quality of our air, the fibers in our clothing, the contents of our food, and the medicine in our bodies. It’s no surprise that chemists find themselves contributing to increasingly specialized disciplines: biochemistry, electrochemistry, photochemistry, solid-state chemistry, chemical physics, and many others.

But before chemists can move into such specialties, they first need to learn the basics. MS program in Chemistry gives you that foundation. You will learn about subjects ranging from statistical thermodynamics to organic spectroscopy. Along the way, our respected faculty offers you guidance as you conduct investigative research and experiments.... [-]


Civil Engineering, MS

Campus Full time Part time September 2016 USA Brooklyn

Upon completing your MS in Civil Engineering, you will be prepared to practice the profession at an advanced level. [+]

Today’s populations are growing at exponential rates. The pace strains the built environment, with our shared civic infrastructure — our bridges, dams, airports, and highways, among other resources — nearing capacity levels. Civil engineers respond to the issue by improving existing systems and designing civic projects that answer the new challenges raised by modern society.

Our MS program in Civil Engineering trains you to join their ranks. You can specialize in any of the following concentrations:

 

    construction management and engineering     structural engineering     geotechnical engineering     environmental and water resource engineering     urban systems engineering and management     highway and traffic engineering ... [-]

Computer Engineering, MS

Campus Full time Part time September 2016 USA Brooklyn

MS program in Computer Engineering gets you at the forefront of the telecommunications, networks, and microelectronics industries. [+]

Computer engineering makes it possible for us to telecommute from home, check our e-mail on the go, and videoconference with clients from around the world. But laptops and information networks aren’t the only products computer engineers develop; they reconstruct genomes, design robots, and conceive software to make businesses more efficient. That’s just the spirit of invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship — or i2e — that we support.

At NYU Engineering, we want to place our students at the forefront of the telecommunications, networks, and microelectronics industries. The MS program in Computer Engineering gets you there. By teaching you the principles underlying the design and integration of computer components and systems, we make sure you have a base from which to launch improvements in the field.... [-]


Computer Science, MS

Campus Full time Part time September 2016 USA Brooklyn

We offer a highly adaptive MS in Computer Science program that lets you shape the degree around your interests. [+]

Master of Science in Computer Science

We offer a highly adaptive MS in Computer Science program that lets you shape the degree around your interests. Besides our core curriculum in the fundamentals of computer science, you have a wealth of electives to choose from. You can focus on such topics as computer and network security, distributed systems and networking, computer graphics, and web search technology, along with subjects outside the department.

 

Professional Opportunities

Job opportunities in computer science are challenging and diverse, and we expect to see steady demand for highly qualified graduates at all levels. As a graduate, you can explore a number of possible occupations, including applications programmer, database manager, systems administrator, or IT analyst.... [-]


Construction Management, MS

Campus Full time Part time September 2016 USA Brooklyn Manhattan + 1 more

The Master of Science in Construction Management program is intended to prepare students for leadership positions in the construction industry. [+]

The Master of Science in Construction Management program is intended to prepare students for leadership positions in the construction industry. Construction professionals today face a highly competitive global engineering and construction environment that requires a strong grasp of management, technology, and finance principles, as well as legal and business acumen. This program provides the tools needed to apply management and business skills not found in traditional academic programs. Specifically, the program seeks to provide a thorough understanding of:

 

Basic management principles as applied to the construction industry Principles of leadership in the construction industry Integration of modern technology in construction Innovative management tools for the analysis and control of construction projects Principles and methods of planning and financing construction projects Fundamental tools for communication with diverse employee, client, and public groups ... [-]

Cybersecurity, MS

Campus Full time Part time September 2016 USA Brooklyn

At NYU Engineering, our MS in Cybersecurity program molds these experts, who safeguard the information of individuals, businesses, and government organizations. [+]

With the vast amount of sensitive data now stored in the digital universe — everything from social security numbers to financial records and matters of national security — it’s critical that we secure and protect it from malicious interests. For vital computer networks and electronic infrastructures, cybersecurity experts stand as the last and most effective line of defense against such attacks.

At NYU Engineering, our MS in Cybersecurity program molds these experts, who safeguard the information of individuals, businesses, and government organizations. Our curriculum is rooted in the belief that theory and research must translate into real-world solutions.

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Electrical Engineering, MS

Campus Full time Part time September 2016 USA Brooklyn

The program will prepare you for a professional career as an entrepreneur, a practicing engineer in industry, business or government at an advanced level, or to pursue a PhD degree in electrical engineering. [+]

The headphones around your neck, the turn signal in your car, the web cam above your screen — each of these was made possible by an electrical engineer. In fact, all electronics devices receive the patient attention, the thoughtful design, and the creative input of electrical engineers.

As a student in the MS in Electrical Engineering program, you’ll use what you’ve already learned about physics, chemistry, and mathematics to help redesign or introduce the products of tomorrow. Doing so puts our i2e philosophy — invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship — into action. We support this kind of initiative by providing top-flight laboratories — home to developments in microwaves, VLSI design, and robotics — as well as a faculty dedicated to advanced research.... [-]


Environmental Engineering, MS

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Brooklyn

We’ll train you to design water distribution and solid waste management systems, as well as provide you the background you need in environmental chemistry and microbiology. [+]

Your neighbor might complain about the increasingly poor soil quality of her garden, while another laments the number of landfills we now need. Environmental engineers respond by developing new ways to filter the pollutants degrading the soil and by improving recycling methods that slow our use of landfills. They protect and enhance our way of life, while ensuring our actions are Earth-friendly.

Join their ranks by taking part in our MS program in Environmental Engineering. We’ll train you to design water distribution and solid waste management systems, as well as provide you the background you need in environmental chemistry and microbiology.

We believe strongly in laying a strong foundation in underlying principles and methods, but our program is practice-oriented. Courses are a blend of presentations, project exercises, and practical problem solutions, and you’ll participate actively in multidisciplinary teams. It’s an approach we believe best prepares you for immediate entry into today’s workforce or advanced graduate studies.... [-]


Environmental Science, MS

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Brooklyn

The program is practice-oriented, but we believe strongly in providing you with a solid foundation in underlying principles and methods. [+]

The world is filled with harsh chemicals and scary microbes. That we don’t breathe or ingest them to harmful effect is partly due to the careful oversight of environmental scientists. Thanks to them, we enjoy clean air and water and productive, pleasing gardens.

Join their ranks by taking part in our MS program in Environmental Science. Through it, you’ll receive training in water and solid waste management, as well as microbiology, air pollution, and environmental chemistry.

The program is practice-oriented, but we believe strongly in providing you with a solid foundation in underlying principles and methods. That approach aligns with our commitment to preparing you for immediate entry into today’s workforce or advanced graduate studies.... [-]


Financial Engineering, MS

Campus Full time Part time September 2016 USA Brooklyn

Our MS in Financial Engineering program furnishes you with foundational knowledge in financial concepts. This knowledge then becomes a springboard to specialized fields where you can apply concepts to everything from derivatives and securitization to algorithmic trading and data mining. [+]

Sophisticated modeling and information technology now dominate the financial world. This modeling creates exciting openings for innovative, custom-designed instruments in the marketplace that allow you to turn financial theory into applied practice.

At NYU Engineering, we train our students to do exactly that. Our MS in Financial Engineering program furnishes you with foundational knowledge in financial concepts. This knowledge then becomes a springboard to specialized fields where you can apply concepts to everything from derivatives and securitization to algorithmic trading and data mining. You can follow 4 different tracks as you earn your degree: Financial Markets and Corporate Finance, Computational Finance, Technology and Algorithmic Finance, and Risk Finance.... [-]


Industrial Engineering, MS

Campus Full time Part time September 2016 USA Brooklyn

The MS in Industrial Engineering program teaches you to search for similarities in concepts, laws, and models across disciplines [+]

 Industrial engineers find the most effective way to turn the basic factors of production — people, materials, machines, time, energy, and money — into almost every product and service we consume. The best engineers are adept not only at managing employees and technology but also at optimizing the organization of a business.

That’s why, at NYU Engineering, we ask our students to take the unique approach of examining relationships rather than components. The MS in Industrial Engineering program teaches you to search for similarities in concepts, laws, and models across disciplines. From there, it’s up to you to adapt, integrate, and exploit these similarities in innovative ways.... [-]


Integrated Digital Media, MS

Campus Full time Part time 3 semesters September 2016 USA Brooklyn + 1 more

Master of Science in Integrated Digital Media is the powerful combination of cutting-edge technology, creative mastery, and critical thinking. [+]

The explosion of iPhone’s app store, Facebook, podcasts, Wii, Twitter, and user-generated content sites like YouTube signal the 21st century’s decisive triumph of digital media over analog. Scholarly theories have paralleled their meteoric rise, as has the creation of academic programs claiming authority in the field of new media. Still, few of those programs unite theory and practice the way NYU Engineering does.

That blend of theory and practice defines our MS program in Integrated Digital Media. It’s what we mean by “integrated” — the powerful combination of cutting-edge technology, creative mastery, and critical thinking. As the second oldest private institute of technology in the country, we know how to support such a mix, and we hope you take advantage of our expertise and resources. Just take a peek at our Brooklyn Experimental Media Center (BxmC) and the CITE Game Innovation Lab to se the exciting work we're developing.... [-]


Management, MS

Campus Full time Part time September 2016 USA Brooklyn

The program is defined by a pragmatic, results-oriented approach emphasizing the integration of people and technology, which we achieve through courses designed to help you develop decision-making skills [+]

Ever-evolving technologies — from e-commerce to telecommunications — are transforming how and where we work. Professionals who understand these game-changing shifts similarly recognize our need for newer forms of management. That recognition leads them to MS program in Management (MSM).

The program is defined by a pragmatic, results-oriented approach emphasizing the integration of people and technology, which we achieve through courses designed to help you develop decision-making skills. Even subjects such as accounting, finance, and marketing are taught not as special areas of expertise, but as basic tools for managerial decision-making in a tech-heavy, knowledge-based workplace.... [-]


Management of Technology, MS

Campus Full time Part time 10 - 40 months September 2016 USA Manhattan + 1 more

The program’s flexibility and curriculum make it well-suited for engineers and scientists with increasing managerial responsibility, as well as professionals, functional and business managers, and entrepreneurs in financial services, IT, security, design, retailing, media/entertainment and other increasingly technological environments. [+]

The evolving global business environment requires leaders capable of managing the latest advances in technology. Inventions — whether they come from the health care, high-tech, or other sectors — must be nurtured and carefully guided to the marketplace.

Whether you are a recent college graduate or in the early, middle, or advanced stages of your career, Management of Technology (MOT) Master of Science program (formerly the Accelerated Management of Technology MS program) prepares you to take part in this process of invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship — what we like to call i2e. We offer an intensive but flexible, part-time curriculum that bridges the gap between technology and business. Courses take place in the evening, which means there’s minimal disruption to your busy daytime routine. And the program can be completed in an accelerated, full-time, or part-time format in anywhere from 10 to 44 months.... [-]


Manufacturing Engineering, MS

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Brooklyn

MS in Manufacturing Engineering program supplements robust design concepts and production techniques with courses on managing the human side of technological change. [+]

Recently, manufacturing engineering has focused on improving the productivity, profitability, and competitiveness of U.S. manufacturers. Addressing these problems requires creative thinkers focused on the design and adoption of modern methods. But such methods are only effective when they’ve been accepted for use.

With this in mind, the MS in Manufacturing Engineering program supplements robust design concepts and production techniques with courses on managing the human side of technological change. By specifically addressing how to overcome cultural barriers, we train our students to identify the most effective means to help high-performance teams succeed.

You will learn how to evaluate and implement production improvements by applying new methods and by using software for design and simulation. By program's end, you will have not only a working knowledge of advanced methods and techniques used worldwide in manufacturing, but also the hands-on experience required to advance your career in a leadership position. In addition to hands-on projects in your courses, we often make arrangements for our students to obtain internships in local industries.... [-]


Mathematics, MS

Campus Full time Part time September 2016 USA Brooklyn

From engineers and economists to scientists and statisticians, a solid background in mathematics is absolutely critical for adapting to the new paradigms shaping our world. [+]

Mathematics plays an ever-increasing role in our shifting technological landscape. From engineers and economists to scientists and statisticians, a solid background in mathematics is absolutely critical for adapting to the new paradigms shaping our world.

Whether you plan to enter the workforce or continue on towards a doctorate degree, MS program in Mathematics prepares you to succeed. Our focus is on the student: we offer you extensive individual attention and a curriculum tailored to your specific needs.

The keys to our program are breadth and flexibility. You can choose 3 different paths to earn your degree: a thesis option, an examination option, and an examination option with a designated subspecialty. As much as half of your coursework can be taken outside the department, which means you sharpen your expertise in fields that interest you.... [-]


Mechanical Engineering, MS

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Brooklyn

Mechanical engineers create the physical systems and devices that define modern society — everything from automobiles to air conditioning, robots to power plants, people movers to artificial limbs, and rocket engines to satellites. At NYU Engineering, we groom our students to become the inventors and innovators of tomorrow, to jumpstart the next generation of entrepreneurial ventures. [+]

Mechanical engineers create the physical systems and devices that define modern society — everything from automobiles to air conditioning, robots to power plants, people movers to artificial limbs, and rocket engines to satellites. At NYU Engineering, we groom our students to become the inventors and innovators of tomorrow, to jumpstart the next generation of entrepreneurial ventures. In short, we help them transform our philosophy of invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship — or i2e  — into action.

The MS in Mechanical Engineering program offers a balanced curriculum that emphasizes the principles behind these designs and approaches. To apply these principles in the field, we make computational and research experience an integral component of your studies. We do this by placing our state-of-the-art laboratories, funded by government and industry, at your disposal.... [-]


Organizational Behavior, MS

Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2016 USA Brooklyn + 1 more

We teach you how to design new organizational structures, how to resolve conflicts, and how to supervise and mentor talented employees. We also help you with outsourcing issues, as well as decisions about which among the continually evolving technologies out there today can best nurture an organization’s growth [+]

NYU Engineering introduces its MS in Organizational Behavior program to those eager to acquire or polish the skills that help manage workplaces in transition. We teach you how to design new organizational structures, how to resolve conflicts, and how to supervise and mentor talented employees. We also help you with outsourcing issues, as well as decisions about which among the continually evolving technologies out there today can best nurture an organization’s growth.

At NYU Engineering, you’ll learn such skills because our program is flexible. You choose the concentration that interests you most — human resource information systems, change management, human resource management, or training and development — before enrolling in seminar-style classes. Held in the evenings, these classes allow our students to tend to their busy lives and still earn a degree. Better yet, the seminar format allows students to work closely with their classmates and to receive individual attention from faculty. Depending on your course load, you can earn your MS in 1 to 2 years.... [-]


Systems Engineering, MS

Campus Part time September 2016 USA Brooklyn

Learn to effectively manage the overall development of complex systems within a constantly changing environment with Master’s of Science in Systems Engineering at our Westchester graduate center. [+]

Learn to effectively manage the overall development of complex systems within a constantly changing environment with Master’s of Science in Systems Engineering at our Westchester graduate center.

Systems engineering is based on the body of theoretical knowledge that underlies the engineering of modern complex systems. Systems engineering applies this body of knowledge to designing systems, usually involving the integration of several disciplines to achieve the desired design objective.

The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) defines Systems Engineering as: “an interdisciplinary approach and means to enable the realization of successful systems. It focuses on defining customer needs and required functionality early in the development cycle, documenting requirements, then proceeding with design synthesis and system validation while considering the complete problem: operations, cost and schedule, performance, training and support, test, manufacturing, and disposal. Systems Engineering integrates all the disciplines and specialty groups into a team effort forming a structured development process that proceeds from concept to production to operation. Systems engineering considers both the business and the technical needs of customers, with the goal of providing a quality product that meets user needs.”... [-]


Transportation Management, MS

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Brooklyn

Together our students and faculty focus on the fundamentals of management and the economics at play for public and private sector agencies. We also look at how transportation projects can be optimized and how local, state, and national policies affect residents and businesses. [+]

Practicing professionals in the transportation industry fill the classrooms of MS in Transportation Management program. They share tested perspectives and trade new ideas about what could alleviate rush hour congestion or how to increase ridership. Join them and our distinguished faculty as you achieve greater understanding of the issues facing transportation management in the near- and long-term future.

Located in a city with one of the world’s most complex transit systems, our campus is a gateway to an ideal laboratory for those wishing to study the discipline. Together our students and faculty focus on the fundamentals of management and the economics at play for public and private sector agencies. We also look at how transportation projects can be optimized and how local, state, and national policies affect residents and businesses.... [-]


Urban Systems Engineering and Management, MS

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Brooklyn

Our MS program in Urban Systems Engineering and Management will help engineering and non-engineering professionals alike understand and manage major urban infrastructure systems. [+]

The average person might not connect the rising crime rate in their neighborhood with broken street lamps and the slower response times of emergency units, or even how long it takes a traffic signal to turn green — but those versed in infrastructure management would. They could explain how a well-lit avenue deters crime and how traffic signals coordinated with emergency vehicle routes can shorten response times.

That’s the definition of infrastructure management: the discrete components of our urban systems brought together to create a well-functioning metropolis. Our MS program in Urban Systems Engineering and Management will help engineering and non-engineering professionals alike understand and manage major urban infrastructure systems.... [-]