Urban Infrastructure Systems, M.S. | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Urban Infrastructure Systems, M.S.

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Urban populations are on the rise. Local governments, public service agencies, and urban utilities face increasing demand for greater reliability, safety, affordability and resiliency of aging urban infrastructure systems. These systems must be continuously adapted and upgraded (often with technology-driven solutions) to efficiently support the essential public services, urban development, and economic growth. 

The infrastructure systems support a variety of urban sectors, including transportation, energy & water supply, sanitation & wastewater management,  and other essential services. Their sustainable development engages a wide variety of public and private sector stakeholders and greatly depends on a broad range of factors, such as public policy objectives, land use and geo-physical system characteristics, regulatory requirements, and other variables. Both Government and Industry presently face increasing needs for innovative capabilities of dynamic monitoring and “smart” system control to effectively meet the challenge of upgrading the aging urban infrastructure systems.

With specialized faculty members from Government, Industry and Academia, the program is designed for professionals, with both engineering and non-engineering backgrounds, who are involved and/or interested in the fast growing inter-disciplinary field of urban systems management and career opportunities with government agencies, public and private sector utilities, and service industries across the wide array of the metropolitan sectors. 

Admissions Requirements

This program is open to professionals with BS or BA degrees and backgrounds in engineering, science, public policy, management, economics, and/or finance. Necessary mathematics background, usually including undergraduate calculus, is required, as is an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better.

All applicants for this MS program must additionally show evidence of general quantitative analytic ability, including a minimum of 2 years of college mathematics and a college-level course in statistics.

 

Curriculum

To earn a Master of Science in Urban Infrastructure Systems degree at the School of Engineering, you must complete a program core, a minor area of concentration and/or approved technical electives, and a capstone or thesis. All program elements are outlined below. The program also requires that you have a 3.0 GPA or better in all graduate courses and guided studies (readings, projects, theses, dissertations). Averages are separately computed for courses and guided studies. Transfer credits from other institutions are not included in this average.


CE-GY7813 Please refer to the bulletin for more information
3 Credits Urban Infrastructure Systems Management CE-GY7843
This course provides a descriptive overview of key infrastructure systems and technologies that must be managed, operated and maintained. Systems treated include buildings and structures, water supply, solid and liquid waste handling and disposal, transportation, power, communications and information systems, health and hospitals, police and preprotection. The course explores the financial, political, administrative, legal and institutional settings of these systems and technologies. A portion of the course features distinguished guest lecturers who are experts in some of the systems and technologies included.
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing
CE-GY7853 Please refer to the bulletin for more information
CE-GY7673 Please refer to the bulletin for more information

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CE-GY8733 Please refer to the bulletin for more information


The program offers 4 areas of concentration. To complete a minor, you must take 3 required courses and 2 to 3 technical electives that are available to all program students. An adviser may approve additional electives.

You may decide not to take a specified minor area. Instead, you may opt to take 5 or 6 technical electives from the approved list in any specified area. The number of technical electives is influenced by what you choose for your capstone experience: a 3-credit case study report or a 6-credit MS thesis.

Transportation Systems Management (TSM) Minor

Required 

TR-GY7223 Please refer to the bulletin for more information
TR-GY6223 Please refer to the bulletin for more information
TR-GY7133 Please refer to the bulletin for more information

Approved Technical Electives

TR-GY6133 Please refer to the bulletin for more information
TR-GY7123 Please refer to the bulletin for more information
TR-GY6053 Please refer to the bulletin for more information

Construction Management (CM) Minor

Required

CE-GY8253 Please refer to the bulletin for more information

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CE-GY8713 Please refer to the bulletin for more information
CE-GY8723 Please refer to the bulletin for more information

Approved Technical Electives

CE-GY8273 Please refer to the bulletin for more information
3 Credits Construction Management and Planning CE-GY8783
Strategic planning is indispensable to achieving superior management. This course in business planning provides practical advice for organizing the planning system, acquiring and using information and translating strategic plans into decisive action. This knowledge is an invaluable resource for top and middle-level executives.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Exec 21 Program or permission of a Construction Management Program Director.

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CE-GY8703 Please refer to the bulletin for more information

Environmental Systems Management (ESM) Minor

Required

CE-GY7753 Please refer to the bulletin for more information
CE-GY7533 Please refer to the bulletin for more information
CE-GY7563 Please refer to the bulletin for more information

Approved Technical Electives

CE-GY7473 Please refer to the bulletin for more information
CE-GY7523 Please refer to the bulletin for more information
CE-GY7543 Please refer to the bulletin for more information

Civil Infrastructure Systems Management (CISM) Minor

Because of course content, students selecting this minor should hold a BS in Civil Engineering or the equivalent.

Required

CE-GY7863 Please refer to the bulletin for more information
CE-GY6063 Please refer to the bulletin for more information
CE-GY8433 Please refer to the bulletin for more information

Approved Technical Electives

CE-GY6143 Please refer to the bulletin for more information
CE-GY8433 Please refer to the bulletin for more information
CE-GY8493 Please refer to the bulletin for more information

*This course is part of the Exec21 program. Special requirements apply (see Civil Engineering Program), or permission of adviser is required.


You can fulfill the requirement for a meaningful capstone experience by completing an independent case study in urban systems management and engineering (3 credits) or a master’s thesis on a topic of independent study (6 credits).