Machine Learning | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Machine Learning

Learn the systems, tools, and logic behind machine learning and AI that influence our daily lives.

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Applications Open December 1, 2022


STOP: Before applying, make sure to fully read through NYU’s policies and COVID 19 safety protocols. The Center for K12 STEM follows the University's safety protocols and vaccination requirements for COVID-19 throughout all programs.

Machine Learning will be offered in-person for summer 2023. We will remain flexible in our response to developments related to COVID-19 and plans can of course change. The health and safety of students, faculty, staff, and our visitors is NYU's first priority, and you can read about the University's responses and reopening. If we are unable to conduct this program on campus as planned, changes to program format will be communicated promptly.

The cost for tuition is $2,500.00 USD for approximately 50 instructional hours (scholarships and financial aid are not available.) ***NOTE - This does not include costs for housing, meals or possible materials fees.



NYU Tandon's Summer Program for Machine Learning is a two-week summer program that introduces high school students to the computer science, data analyses, mathematical techniques, and logic that drive the fields of machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI). People are experiencing new and always improving applications of these fields every day: in video and image recognition technologies; interactive voice controls for homes; autonomous vehicles; real-time monitoring and traffic control; cutting-edge diagnostic medical technologies; and in ever more aspects of our daily lives.

student and teacher coding This program is overseen by faculty from the Electrical and Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering departments and their graduate students. It offers a unique opportunity to learn directly from some of today's most innovative researchers in the field.  Students will learn the core principles in machine learning such as model development through cross validation, linear regressions, and neural networks. They will develop an understanding of how logic and mathematics are applied both to "teach" a computer to perform specific tasks on its own and to improve continuously at doing so along the way.

The program is suited for academically strong students who have an interest in computer and data science and the ways in which they are used in society to develop new capabilities, services, and products. 

Syllabus & Curriculum

Students will learn the art and science of Machine Learning from the foundational mathematics to state-of-the-art models. This theory is brought to life by daily assignments and weekly projects that require programmatic implementation of machine learning algorithms. A strong emphasis is put on students learning the principles of engineering problem solving, and how these techniques can be used to tackle societal challenges. Students are exposed to higher levels of mathematics, computer and data-science, and electrical engineering in relation to machine learning. They complete the course with the confidence to explore these topics further and apply them to other areas of interest themselves.

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of the program, students should have:

1. An understanding of the basic principles of AI and machine learning and how this can be used to tackle real world problems

2. Gained useful skills to formulate and solve machine learning problems 

3. Hands-on experience in programming to solve machine learning problems (data analysis, use of machine learning algorithms, analysis of results, etc

Who Can Apply?

  • High school students who have successfully completed Algebra 2 or equivalent and have had some programming experience in any language (Students seeking housing must be at least 15yrs old by the start of their program session)
  • Academically prepared, highly motivated students who are willing to take initiative and have achieved a minimum 3.0 GPA or equivalent
  • Applicants with a passion for science, technology, engineering, and math

*International students are welcome to apply but should be aware they are required to submit proof of English language proficiency and secure a Student Visa. For more information, check our Informational Page.  

Program Details & Materials

Summer Sessions

Choose one of the following on campus sessions when you apply *

  • Session 1: June 20 - June 30
  • Session 2: July 10 - July 21
  • Session 3: July 31 - Aug 11

*Orientation for all sessions will be the Thursday before at 3pm.

Applications accepted on rolling basis, preferred April 20th deadline. 

Program Costs

  • Tuition: $2,500 + $100 Program Fee (special events and activities) per two-week session.
  • Additionally, there is a $25 non-refundable application fee for each application.
  • Housing is available at an additional cost of $608 for 2 weeks ($304 per week)
    • You will need to complete a separate application for housing after you apply to the program. This will be sent to you in an email.
    • Note: A $500 deposit is required to hold your placement in housing.
  • A meal plan is available at an additional cost of $360 (10 meals/week for two weeks) and is required with housing.


Access to a computer and a good internet connection are the only requirements to participate in the program. All the material will be hosted online and easily accessible from a web browser and any additional software tool will be made freely available to the students.

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Refund Policy

Tuition deposit is non-refundable. 

Questions? Check out our Tandon Summer Programs Informational Page, our FAQ below, or contact us at or 646.997.3524


Program Questions

You must have some experience with a coding language in addition to completing Algebra 2 or equivalent. 

The GPA requirement is a minimum 3.0 or equivalent. 

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; preferred April 20th deadline. 

Our programs are overseen by Tandon faculty, and we recruit current engineering and computer science students to serve alongside these experts as teachers and mentors.  Every classroom will have a minimum of one graduate student instructor, and at least one additional instructor will be assigned to each class of (maximum) 24 students.   

For additional information check out our helpful Tandon Summer Programs Informational Page.

International Student Information

International Students interested in Tandon Summer Programs are required to have...

1. A student visa such as the F-1 of J-1. B-1/B-2 or ESTA visas are not permitted. NYU’s Office of Global Services will be able to assist incoming students with obtaining their visas. (see Visa Information)

2. Proof of English Language Proficiency (see English Testing Requirements)

If English is not your native language, you may be asked to show your proficiency by taking one of the following tests (results must be from the last two years):

  • TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test)

  • IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

  • PTE Academic (Pearsons Test of English Academic)

  • C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency (Cambridge English: Advanced or Proficiency)

  • iTEP (International Test of English Proficiency). We will accept results from the in-person or online version. 

  • Duolingo (Duolingo English Test) 

We do not accept results from the IELTS Indicator, the TOEFL ITP Plus for China, TOEFL Essentials, or the PTE Academic Online.

Scores can be self-reported on the application or sent directly from the testing agency. If you are sending scores from the testing agency, follow the below instructions:

For the TOEFL iBT, use NYU's code 2562.

For the IELTS Academic, search for "New York University" and release results to Undergraduate Admissions as opposed to one of our schools or colleges. Similarly, for the PTE Academic, C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency, select "New York University" as opposed to one of our specific NYU schools or colleges. Searching for "NYU" will not return any results; you must search using our official name.

For the Duolingo English Test, please follow the instructions outlined in Duolingo's "How do I send my Duolingo English Test results to institutions?" documentation to send your score to NYU for free.


Who is exempt from English language proficiency testing?

Exemptions will be given in the following circumstances: 

  • English is your first/primary language

  • You already completed (at the time of application submission) three or more consecutive academic years in a curriculum where the only language of instruction was English

If the last option applies to you, you will be able to submit a copy of a transcript that shows at least 3 full years of instruction at a school taught solely in English as part of your application. 

If you are currently residing in the U.S. and attend an English-speaking school, you qualify for the programs, even if you are not a U.S. citizen.


Do you have a minimum score requirement? 

We do not have any minimum test score requirements, but competitive applicants will receive:

  • 100 and above on the TOEFL iBT 

  • 7.5 and above on the IELTS Academic 

  • 70 and above on the PTE Academic 

  • 191 and above on the Cambridge English Scale 

  • 4.5 and above on the iTEP

  • 125 and above on the Duolingo English Test

Please note that NYU advises against a B-1/B-2 visa or Visa Waiver (ESTA) for international students. If you require NYU sponsorship for a visa, only F-1 or J-1 is advised. International students who are admitted will receive further instructions about applying for an I-20 in order to secure their student visa via email after accepting their spot.

Please note that international students currently studying in the US (at NYU or at another academic institution) who currently are in a F-1 or J-1 visa status are not required to submit additional visa documentation in order to participate in an NYU summer program, unless they need to transfer their SEVIS record to NYU.  Please contact OGS at directly if this is the case.

Upon arrival in the United States, all international students must participate in an International Student Check-In with the NYU Office of Global Services (OGS), which may be virtual or in-person, in order to be in compliance. Prior to the start of your program, you will receive information from OGS about the check-in process.

At NYU, Student Health Insurance is required for F-1 and J-1 students. International students receiving a student visa from NYU are automatically enrolled in and billed for NYU’s health insurance plan. Students participating in a program on the Washington Square campus are enrolled in the comprehensive health insurance plan, but have the option to downgrade to the basic policy if eligible.

To downgrade your Health Insurance plan, students must contact the NYU Student Health Center to see if they are eligible. For more information, they can also visit the Student Health Center website. Please note that the deadline to downgrade coverage for the summer will be on or around June 5, 2023.

Insurance fees are listed below under the additional fees section.

In addition to tuition and living expenses, international students on an NYU-sponsored visa will also be assessed the following charges.

  • SEVIS Fee: This is a $180-$200 charge assessed by the US government as part of the application process for a I-20 or DS-2019. 

  • International Student Fee: This is a $90 charge assessed per semester or term and is part of the cost of attending NYU. 

  • Health Insurance: All students in F-1 and J-1 status are automatically enrolled in and billed for the NYU-sponsored student health insurance plan. The cost of insurance varies depending on the plan and duration of your program.

Health Insurance Fees for Tandon Programs (Program Duration: Fees)

  • 1 week: $36
  • 2 weeks: $72
  • 3 weeks: $108
  • 4 weeks: $144