Program Requirements | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Program Requirements


Overview

GLASS has experiences that are required of all GLASS students to ensure completion of the 5 windows. You’re encouraged to take advantage of as many opportunities as possible and utilize your funding to the maximum extent.

Throughout the program, you’ll be required to participate in the following activities:

  • Meetings with assigned faculty mentors
  • Tandon Board Meetings
  • 1:1 Career Counseling
  • Alumni and Industry Networking events and opportunities
  • Additional programming developed by the GLASS coordinators

A 3.5 CGPA is required to remain in good standing (one semester of program probation is allowed).


Year by Year

Fall

UGA-UY 2000 GLASS Sophomore Seminar
This seminar will focus on an introduction to GLASS, global challenge areas, and global engineering ethics and competencies

Spring

Study away at NYU Abu Dhabi
In addition to preapproved courses, students must complete the Engineers of the Social Impact course with a service-learning component in Jordan or India.


Fall

UGA-UY 3000 GLASS Junior Seminar
This seminar focuses on developing students leadership skills and introduces them to project development

Spring

EG-UY 3003 Precapstone (option)


Fall

EG-UY 3003 Precapstone (option)

Spring

UGA-UY 4000 GLASS Senior Seminar
This seminar will focus on getting students connected to industry and introduced to entrepreneurship as well as a culmination of the GLASS program



Senior Program Requirements

4 P’s: Paper, Poster, Portfolio, and Presentation

At the culmination of this program, students are required to submit the following:

Thesis Paper 

The undergraduate thesis allows GLASS students to apply knowledge gained in their global challenge area and use it to plan, conduct and report original research. The thesis may be a discourse upon a subject included in students’ courses of study, an account of an original investigation or research, a report on a project or an original design accompanied by an explanatory statement.

All GLASS students who plan to undertake a thesis should select a thesis topic and a thesis advisor (faculty member) by the second semester of the junior year at the latest. (The thesis advisor can be the student’s faculty mentor or a different faculty member depending on the student’s research area.) Students should also inform their academic advisor to discuss any additional department requirements for the undergraduate thesis and to register for the thesis course (or another independent study type of course) during the next registration period if needed. Thereafter, the student must register for the thesis/independent study every fall and spring semester until it is completed and accepted and the final grade is entered into the student’s permanent record. Credits earned toward completion of the thesis may count toward satisfying the student’s academic degree requirements as technical, free, or departmental electives. Students should consult their academic advisor to discuss their individual situation.

Poster 

Students will submit a poster related to their thesis.

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Portfolio

Students must submit a portfolio addressing the 5 GLASS windows and the ways in which they embodied these activities during their time in the program. The portfolio will help students showcase accomplishments, reflect on their experiences, and consider how the elements of their experience are connected.

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Presentation

Students will be required to give a presentation related to the experiences detailed in their portfolio. This opportunity will support a final reflection of the GLASS experience.

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