Urban Informatics Minor | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

About The Minor

The mission of the undergraduate minor in Urban Informatics is to expose undergraduate students from across the University to the emergent field of data-driven urban studies. This includes the application of data acquisition and analytics to understanding the urban environment, infrastructure, operations, management, policy, design, planning, and public well-being.

The goal is to offer students the necessary foundation to acquire and analyze information to solve critical challenges facing cities in the 21st century. Students will develop skills in data acquisition, data management, analysis, and visualization, as well as in data structure and privacy standards. The minor is open to students across the University, including those in STEM fields, the humanities, the social sciences, and the arts. Students will gain quantitative skills for deeper understanding of cities in their disciplinary areas of interest, while acquiring skills needed for data-driven analysis and critical thinking. This course of study will help prepare students for graduate study in a range of fields, as well as for work in government, the private sector, and non-governmental organizations that focus on cities.


Learning Objectives

The academic mission of the minor in Urban Informatics is to expose undergraduate students from across the University to the emergent field of data-driven urban studies. This includes the application of data acquisition and analytics to understanding the urban environment, infrastructure, operations, management, policy, design, planning, and population health.

The goal is to offer students the necessary foundation to acquire and analyze information to solve critical challenges facing cities in the 21st century.

Students will develop skills in:

  • Data acquisition 
  • Data management
  • Analysis
  • Visualization
  • Data structure and privacy standards
  • Phenomenology

Courses

In consultation with the designated minor adviser, students will take one of the following courses as a “prerequisite” to the minor:

MA-UY2224 Please refer to the bulletin for more information
CORE-UY0109 Please refer to the bulletin for more information

Core Courses:

CE-UY4443 Please refer to the bulletin for more information

Electives (2 courses needed)

CE-UY3373 Please refer to the bulletin for more information
CS-UY1134 Please refer to the bulletin for more information
EE-UY4144 Please refer to the bulletin for more information
CS-UY111 Please refer to the bulletin for more information
CS-GY6313 Please refer to the bulletin for more information