Summer Courses for High School Students

Are you ready to get a head start on your academic year? Let a summer course at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering help!

NYU Precollege Programs

Precollege is college. NYU Precollege offers rising high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to experience academic and student life at New York University. Develop your technical skills with a fun and challenging course over the summer while earning college credit. Below is the list of courses offered during the Summer of 2015. In order to apply for these courses, you must apply using the link below.

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INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING AND DESIGN (EG-UY 1003)

This three-credit summer course aims to provide students with a hands-on, experiential learning experience, which will provide: working knowledge of contemporary engineering practice, the problem solving process, and the tools and technologies engineers employ, as well as an understanding of the design process including competition, cost, quality, scheduling and manufacturability considerations and the opportunity to practice in an actual design project - building a robot.

PRE-CALCULUS (MA-UY 914)

This four-credit course is designed for high school students who want to improve their Algebra I and II skill as well as their understanding of the fundamentals required for Calculus. Students will learn exponents, multiplication of algebraic expressions, factoring algebraic expressions, working with algebraic fractions, proportionality, rates of change, and more.

CALCULUS I (MA-UY 1024)

This course covers library of Functions: functions of one variable. Limits, derivatives of functions defined by graphs, tables and formulas, differentiation rules for power, polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions, derivatives of trigonometric functions, the product and quotient rule, the chain rule, applications of the chain rule, maxima and minima, optimization. MA 1324 is for students who wish to take MA 1024 but need more review of precalculus. MA1324 covers the same material as MA1024 but with more contact hours a week, incorporating a full discussion of the required precalculus topics.

Prerequisite: Placement Exam or MA-UY 912 or MA-UY 914. Corequisite: EX-UY 1

CALCULUS II (MA-UY 1124)

This course covers definite integrals, theorems about integrals, anti-derivatives, second fundamental theorem of calculus, techniques of integration, introduction to ordinary differential equations, improper integrals, numerical methods of integration, applications of integration, sequences, series, power series, approximations of functions via Taylor polynomials, Taylor series. | Corequisite: EX-UY 1.

INTEGRATED CALCULUS I (MA-UY 1324)

MA-UY 1324 is for students who wish to take MA-UY 1024 but need more review of precalculus. MA-UY 1324 covers the same material as MA-UY 1024 but with more contact hours a week, incorporating a full discussion of the required precalculus topics. | Prerequisite: Placement Exam or MA-UY 912 or MA-UY 914. Corequisite: EX-UY 1.

INTEGRATED CALCULUS II (MA-UY 1424)

This course MA-UY 1424 is for students who wish to take MA-UY 1124 but need more review of precalculus. MA-UY 1424 covers the same material as MA-UY 1124 but with more contact hours a week, incorporating a full discussion of the required precalculus topics. | Prerequisites: For MA-UY 1124: MA-UY 1024 or MA-UY 1324; for MA-UY 1424: MA-UY 1324 or MA-UY 1024. Note: credit for this course may be used to satisfy the minimum credit requirement for graduation. Corequisite: EX-UY 1.

WEB DESIGN (DM-UY 2193)

This three-credit course is designed for high school students wanting to learn more about designing for the Web. Students will learn HyperText Markup Language (HTML) - the code structure underneath the Web pages; Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) the presentation layer of the web; and JavaScript, a language for controlling behavior on web pages.

INTRODUCTION TO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY STUDIES (STS-UY)

This two-credit summer course encourages students to expand upon their critical thinking and verbal reasoning skills while analyzing topics related to healthcare. As students explore health issues including personalized medicine in the age of the genome, ethics of pharmaceutical testing, healthcare in developing countries, and policies to promote health, they will develop a research paper that can be used for college applications.

Cyber Security Program for High School Women 

For the Cyber Security Program for High School Women, which is not a part of the precollege program, please click here.