Undergraduate Academic Advising | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Undergraduate Academic Advising

for Mechanical Engineering


Undergraduate Academic Advising is now open for the spring 2021 semester. Academic advising will be done remotely this semester. Academic Hold can only be removed after an online discussion. No email request for academic hold removal is accepted.

The 2020-21 School Year - Safety, Academics, Flexibility - Update - Safety, Academics, Flexibility

As we continue to learn more we will update our students.

ME Electives Spring 2021

  • Aerodynamics, AE-UY 4613, Mon/Wed 2:00 to 3:20 pm
  • Aerospace Propulsion, AE-UY 4633, Mon/Wed 3:30 to 4:50 pm
  • Vibrations , ME-UY 4223, Mon/Wed 11:00 am to 12:20 pm
  • Introduction to Nuclear Engineering, ME-UY 4373, Fri 2:00 to 4:50 pm
  • Biofluid Mechanics, ME-UY 4643, Mon/Wed 2:00 to 3:20 pm
  • Introduction to BioMEMS and Microfluidics, ME-UY 4653, Mon/Wed 3:30 to 4:50 pm
  • Manufacturing Engineering and Processes, ME-UY 4853, Mon 5:00 to 7:50 pm
  • Intersection of Engineering, Law, and Business, ME-UY 4983A, Mon 2:00 to 4:50 pm
  • Advanced CAD, ME-UY 4983B, Wed 5:00 to 7:50 pm

Tandon Global Study Away program at London

Tandon Global Study Away program at London provides Tandon School of Engineering student friendly curriculum. It fits best for Sophomores who are considering studying abroad. For more information, visit Tandon's Study Away page.

Spring 2021 Registration Hold Removal

Regular advising is now open for all ME students. Please visit our schedule on Calendly to discuss courses for the spring 2021 semester, as well as remove your academic HOLD. Please note that your academic HOLD is only removed by after meeting with the ME UG academic advisors.

Please come prepared with a tentative schedule for next semester. 

Professor Lee

  • Sophomores and Juniors

Professor Borowiec

  • Seniors
  • Students In 3+2 Programs

Undergraduate Advisor Schedule For Hold Removal

Please note that academic advising office hours will be updated weekly on Calendly. Each appointment is limited to 15 minutes. As a courtesy to everyone involved, please call promptly and prepare for the meeting prepared. Questions should be limited to the fall semester.  

Sophomores and Juniors

Professor Lee

Seniors /Students In 3+2 Programs

Professor Borowiec

Registration Hold Removal

Electronic registration hold removal is done remotely at this time. Please refer to the instructions in the email sent out every semester regarding upcoming course registration details. Advising hours are posted on our calendars above each week during peak registration periods.

Kindly come prepared to discuss the courses you plan to enroll in the following semester. Please be prompt when calling at your scheduled time.

General academic advising is available throughout the semester. Appointments are not honored during peak registration periods.

Permission Numbers

Each department administers the permission numbers for their courses. The ME Department only provides permission numbers for courses beginning with the prefixes AE-UY and ME-UY. Please click here for the list of all academic advisors at the School of Engineering.

Withdrawing From A Course

Once registration ends you cannot withdraw from a course using Albert. The only way to drop the class is via a paper form process at the Office of Records and Registration in LC260.

  • If the course is not linked as a co-requisite to another course, no advisor signature is required (even though an advisor signature line is included on the form). Please use the add/drop form and bring it to room LC264. 
  • If the course is linked as a co-requisite to another course, an advisor signature is required. Please bring the co-requisite waiver form to your advisor for a signature, and then to LC264.

Undergraduate Curriculum Changes

Minor changes to the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree may occur during your tenure at the School of Engineering. In general, students continue to follow the curriculum in existence during their first semester of attendance.

However, a student can change from their original curriculum to a newer one. But it is not permissible to mix and match requirements from differing curriculums. Each requirement from a particular curriculum must be met in order to graduate. Please feel free to stop by if you have questions.

Humanities Electives

Humanities requirements consist of two semesters of freshman writing and constraints on remaining electives. The information below provides a short summary.

Students must complete at least 24 total credits of humanities, which includes the freshman writing sequence. At least one elective must be:

  • level 3 or higher, and
  • intensive writing (not including freshman writing)

The overall requirement is at least 24 credits, regardless of how the courses add up in credit value. Please click here for information on Tandon HuSS electives and requirements, and previously approved humanities electives offered at the Manhattan campus. At the top of that page is a summary of HuSS courses offered at Tandon. At the bottom of that page is a link to pre-approved HuSS courses offered at other Schools of NYU.

ME/STEM2/Free Electives

Please note:

  1. Courses which mimic those in the Mechanical Engineering program (e.g., Statics offered by Civil Engineering) cannot be used as an elective
  2. Courses offered by NYUSPS (School of Professional Studies) cannot be used toward a degree program at Tandon

ME Elective: Any course not required for the degree and begins with the prefix AE-UY or ME-UY. This can count as a STEM2 or Free Elective.

STEM2 Elective: Introduced in fall 2018, this course must be taken at Tandon and meet the following requirements:

  • Any level 2 or higher course starting with the prefix AE-UY, BMS-UY, CBE-UY, CM-UY, CE-UY, CS-UY, ECE-UY, FIN-UY, DM-UY, MA-UY, ME-UY, MG-UY, PH-UY, ROB-UY, STS-UY, or VIP-UY
  • Any graduate course starting with BE-GY, BI-GY, BT-GY, BTE-GY, CBE-GY, CM-GY, CE-GY, CS-GY, DM-GY, IE-GY, MG-GY, MA-GY, ME-GY, ROB-GY, or TR-GY
  • Note: Any course which satisfies Humanities credit must be in excess of the NYU Tandon 24 credit Humanities and Social Sciences (HuSS) requirement to be eligible for STEM2elective credit (i.e., double-counting HuSS credit and STEMcredit is not permitted)

Free Elective: Any course not required for the degree. It must be college level and cannot be a physical education course.

If a graduate level course is applied to an elective above, it cannot be used to fulfill a graduate degree requirement.

Course Pre/Co-Requisite Summary

All courses with descriptions and requirements can be found in the Bulletin. As a courtesy, all of the requirements for courses contained in the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering curriculum have been summarized here.

Graduation Checklists

Below are checklists for the curriculum as it existed at various points in time. Students can follow any curriculum defined during their attendance at Tandon. All of the requirements in a chosen curriculum must be met to earn the degree. By default, students follow the curriculum in effect when they started their first semester at Tandon.

Fall 2018 To Present (131 credits, Fall 2018 to the present)   pdf   spreadsheet

Fall 2014 To Spring 2018 (131 credits, Fall 2014 to Spring 2018)   pdf   spreadsheet


ME Department Level Academic Probation/Residency

All ME majors who started at the School of Engineering during fall 2012 or later are subject to department level GPA requirements. The School of Engineering has separate GPA requirements related to academic disqualification.

Any student who is academically disqualified from the ME Department has until the date specified in their disqualification notice (often the week before the first day of classes in a subsequent semester) to enter a new major. If the student does not find or is not accepted by another major by this date then the student effectively becomes disqualified from the School of Engineering.

In general, the ME Department requires a 2.5 GPA for students wishing to change their major to ME.

As part of the ME Department's residency requirement, all junior and senior mechanical engineering courses must be taken at Tandon.