Electrical and Computer Engineering, B.S. | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering, B.S.

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Since electrical engineering and computer engineering are both extremely pertinent in today's high technology and global world, this program gives the students the opportunity of garnering knowledge from both fields. The program thus presents the opportunity to take cutting-edge courses in both disciplines such as chip design, wireless, software engineering, bioelectronics, cybersecurity, robotics, power, electronics, and networking. This degree is useful for the student who wants more knowledge in electrical engineering and more depth in computer science.

Students with departmental approval take 134 combined credits in both electrical and computer engineering fields. This program is administered by the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. Students upon graduation receive one a degree in electrical and computer engineering. 

About the Program

The broad objectives of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Program are:

  • Graduates are expected to be engaged and advancing in their professional careers in a profession that utilizes their NYU Tandon degree, in Electrical and Computer Engineering or other career path, that include industry, academia, and governmental or non-governmental organizations.
  • Graduates are expected to be seeking continuous professional development and life-long learning through graduate school studies, continuing education credits and/or professional registration.

In order to prepare our students to meet these objectives after graduation the ECE department has adopted the ABET 1 to 7 criteria as the appropriate student outcomes that our curriculum is designed to foster in our students:

(1) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

(2) an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors

(3) an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

(4) an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts

(5) an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives

(6) an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

(7) an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

Transfer credits for courses taken at other schools are based on evaluation of content and level. Students completing the same program at another school, but in different years, may receive a different number of transfer credits. You should consult an electrical engineering undergraduate adviser for current information.


To fulfill the degree requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering, you must complete 134 credits with at least a 2.0 GPA in all courses.

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