Students First | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Students First

Educate well-rounded, career-ready critical thinkers and global citizens

We will be a student-first community, where one can be born anywhere, but made in Brooklyn. We will expand our scholarships to improve affordability and will be a nurturing home for first-generation students and women in engineering. We will create a flexible undergraduate education, focused on doing, critical thinking and real-world experiences. We will reimagine our Master’s education expanding its global reach and ensuring its relevance to industry. We will expand our community by offering bridges to new skills and credentials to our alumni, industry and the broader community. Our students will be known for their fearless, innovative and can-do attitude.

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We will continue to improve affordability by exploring avenues that reduce the cost of education, raising money for scholarships and investigating innovative, alternative and accelerated curriculum models.

We will establish what it means to be a Tandon engineer and overhaul the undergraduate curriculum to educate engineers of the 21st century. We will expand allowable humanities and social sciences core courses, free up to 15 STEM electives in each degree and create a common first year in engineering. We will code professional skill development and entrepreneurial thinking into the curriculum and create faculty incentives to involve undergraduates in student research. We will look at ways to improve the quality of teaching and interaction with students and investigate common academic issues faced by students.

We will launch the Global Leaders and Scholars in STEM (GLASS) honors program as a hallmark undergraduate cohort that will include specialized seminars, cohort-building activities, travel to NYU global sites, enhanced opportunities for internships, senior project/thesis in the final year and participation in the TGL alumni network.

We will value student life as a key element in the development of a well-rounded student. We will create and improve student spaces including the library, student lounges, student study spaces and cafes; offer bookstore services on the Brooklyn campus and involve students in the NYU community by creating ties to other schools and programs.

We will reimagine our Master’s programs to offer cutting-edge MS programs that provide student flexibility, global opportunities and pathways to high-skilled careers. We will address the ever-rising MS/faculty ratios.

We will establish a world-class Tandon Career Services Center that will offer high-value career services by engaging our recruiters as partners in our student development, career success and curricular development.  

We will create a long-term admissions strategy ensuring our programs are properly resourced and our student needs are met.

We will expand our Tandon Bridges by creating online offerings that bridge every stage of traditional education: K-12, Intro to Tandon, while in Tandon and bridges to lifelong learning. We will create offerings that upskill alums and industry partner employees and engage them as lifelong Tandon learners.

We will create innovative 3+2 and joint degree programs with other NYU schools & NYU’s Global Network. 

We will focus on hiring and retaining a diverse teaching body of exceptional quality that feels they are stakeholders in the school.