Located in bustling Downtown Brooklyn, the NYU Tandon School of Engineering combines academic excellence with a diverse and dynamic culture.
Deemed among the top 30 universities in the world in The Times Higher Education 2018 World University Rankings, NYU Tandon maintains an ethos of invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship and prepares its students to become industry influencers in rewarding fields that demand creative thinking and technical know-how.
Whatever your area of interest—from mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering to the management of technology, studying at NYU Tandon will give you the chance to work alongside pioneering researchers and top names in their fields.
In the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, for example, you can learn why dynamical systems are so important and study the collective behaviour of swarms with Popular Science “Brilliant Ten” designee Maurizio Porfiri or help engineer new ways of healing bone injuries with award-winning researcher Alesha Costello. The department is also home to one of the few U.S. programs in mechatronics, which integrates mechanical engineering with electronics and intelligent computer control, under the direction of highly respected professor Vikram Kapila.
Other renowned names can be found in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and at NYU WIRELESS, where founding director Theodore “Ted” Rappaport conducted his seminal research into the millimeter-wave spectrum now making 5G communications a reality, and Thomas Marzetta, known as the “Father of Massive MIMO,” continues his own ground-breaking work.
In every department and research center at Tandon, students are invited to take part in hands-on research from Day 1, becoming part of a thriving academic community focused on technological and scientific discovery and real-world applications. The school acknowledges that we live and work in an increasingly knowledge-intensive age, and its Department of Technology, Management and Innovation is devoted to producing graduates who understand why technology and innovation are essential components in today’s entrepreneurial landscape and vital for delivering value to organizations and the marketplace.
Given NYU Tandon’s location in the global hub of New York City, directly along Brooklyn’s Innovation Coastline, as well as its plethora of entrepreneurial programs and initiatives, graduates are perfectly placed to put their studies into action and become important participants in the world’s Innovation Economy.
The ability to work in diverse, collaborative environments is key to success in any STEM field, and NYU Tandon has won high praise for its inclusive, global culture, with the most recent incoming class boasting a higher percentage of women than any in school history. NYU President Andrew Hamilton has asserted, “Diversity, inclusion, and equity are not only important to cherish for their own sake, but because they are also vital for advancing knowledge, sparking innovation, and creating sustainable communities.”
This culture pervades not only the school and entire university but New York City itself. From admiring the civil engineering feat of the Empire State Building to soaking up the social scene in one of Brooklyn’s many art and music venues, being in the heart of one of the most exciting cities in the U.S. makes studying at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering not just an academic experience, but a life experience too.