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NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering Receives Full Accreditation for 6 Engineering Programs

The NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering recently received full accreditation to grant degrees in the disciplines of Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, General Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering from the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET).

“While this may seem pro forma to many observers, receiving full accreditation without a midpoint check and no caveats indicates that the School of Engineering has been accepted at a high level by the recognized U.S. accreditor of college and university programs in undergraduate engineering,” explained Katepalli R. Sreenivasan, dean and president of the NYU School of Engineering. “It is an important validation of our success in developing the School of Engineering as a vibrant and rigorous institution of higher education.”

The accreditation is valid through 2021 and includes all engineering degree programs at NYU Abu Dhabi.

Based in Brooklyn, New York, the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering educates more than 5,100 baccalaureate, graduate, and doctoral students in engineering, applied sciences, and technology management. Its three academic focal areas are civil and urban engineering, digital information technology, and health and wellness. Its digital and computer game design program has been recognized by The Princeton Review.

Known throughout New York City for its startup incubators, the school integrates entrepreneurship and innovation throughout its academics and culture. Every first-year undergraduate student is introduced to noted inventors and the communication and entrepreneurial skills they will need to advocate for their own inventions through the Innovation and Technology Forum. Student clubs, maker spaces, contests, internship opportunities at the incubators, and faculty entrepreneur-mentors add to the atmosphere that drives ideas from the laboratories to the wider world.

Long committed to cultural and economic diversity, the NYU School of Engineering educates many Pell Grant-eligible students and those who are the first in their families to attend college. It has been recognized by PayScale and a recent Brookings Institution study, among others, for graduating baccalaureate students who go on to earn some of the highest salaries in any field—one indicator of the value of its academic rigor.

The NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering dates to 1854, when the NYU School of Civil Engineering and Architecture as well as the Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute (widely known as Brooklyn Poly) were founded. Their successor institutions merged in January 2014 to create a comprehensive school of education and research in engineering and applied sciences, rooted in a tradition of invention, innovation and entrepreneurship. In addition to programs at its main campus in downtown Brooklyn, it is closely connected to engineering programs in NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai, and it operates business incubators in downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn.