Program Highlights | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Program Highlights


Scholars get access to exclusive opportunities that only a school in a dynamic urban tech hub backed by a global network university can provide — problem-based thinking, experiential learning, team collaboration, and cross-cultural perspective combined with professional coaching, networking, and internships.


Special Opportunities

  • Each student will have up to $10,000 to use each academic year toward tuition & fees for a summer or J-term course or additional credits over 18 in the fall and spring semesters; on-campus housing if they take part in the Tandon Summer Research Program; travel, hotel, and registration fees for conferences; travel, housing, and meal plan for NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) semester abroad. 

  • A variety of special cohort-building social and cultural activities as well as community service projects

  • Opportunities for travel and learning through NYU’s network of three portal campuses (NYC, Abu Dhabi, Shanghai) and twelve global academic centers.

  • Curated and specialized employer recruiting and career-building events. Priority access to internships and fall recruitment events.

  • Individual coaching and interview prep with Tandon Career Services and a career mentor.

  • Job search and career assistance provided on an individual basis to cohort members.

  • Networking events with alumni and Tandon board members. 

  • Enhanced opportunities for internships and networking with entrepreneurs including those in residence at Tandon’s Future Labs (incubators) and new AR/VR accelerator.

  • Priority for nomination to NYU’s Leadership Honors Course, which convenes students from across NYU’s numerous undergraduate schools.

  • Over time, participation in a TGL alumni network that comes together for ongoing professional and social activities and opportunities.


GLASS Cohort Seminar Course

  • Sophomore year (fall): In the first semester of the GLASS program, students will take a 0-credit GLASS seminar course (meeting biweekly) that would begin exposing them to their global challenge areas and prepare them for their study away semester in Abu Dhabi in the spring. 

  • Junior year (fall): A focus on professional development and leadership skills organized and taught by Tandon Career Services, including workshops and special alumni and corporate speakers offering insight into their career paths and experiences across a wide range of global challenges and solutions.

  • Senior year (fall & spring): A focus on a capstone project addressing a global challenge area with some guidance from the Future Labs if entrepreneurship is of interest. 


Study Away in NYU Abu Dhabi

Spring Semester Sophomore Year

The semester in Abu Dhabi will give scholars an opportunity to learn about their global challenge in a more hands-on way via the Engineers for Social Impact program, the AD Visiting Student Undergraduate Research Program (if the student is accepted), pairing with a faculty mentor who specializes in the student's global challenge area, and possible internship opportunities. In addition, students would have an immersive multicultural experience during their AD semester, which will develop their understanding of the global or cross-cultural implications of their global challenge theme and of the importance of designing context-specific solutions.