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NYU Tandon Online: A New Name in Digital Education

Members of the Tandon Online team

In a move to align with the recent name change to NYU Tandon School of Engineering, the school’s digital education unit will now be known as NYU Tandon Online

In its first decade, under NYU-ePoly, the unit delivered online master’s degrees, advance certificates, and new three-course immersion certificates in more than a dozen high-tech fields, with enrollment this year growing at 13%, far ahead of the industry average of 2%. 

Entering its second decade, NYU Tandon Online expects to grow from about 100 unique online courses today to more than 300 in the next five years, introducing 10 new online graduate degrees, as well as its first online undergraduate degree in computer science. Initially launched with a modest staff of merely three professionals, the unit employs 26 education technologists, videographers, media specialists and other experts, anticipating the needs of next-generation digital learners, engaged in active online learning. 

In 2015, the unit achieved these milestones:

  • Ranked No. 8 by U.S. News & World Report online graduate engineering program in the entire country, the third successive year the publication ranked the school among the top dozen programs.
  • Awarded the Ralph E. Gomory Prize for Quality Online Education from the Online Learning Consortium in recognition of its stellar track record, which includes a 96% course completion rate.
  • Enrolled its 10,000th online student.

We are exceptionally proud to be bearing the Tandon name,” said Robert N. Ubell, the School of Engineering’s Vice Dean of Online Learning. “The change signals a transformative time at our school, and as we move forward with our dedicated online faculty, providing the highest quality online education to students everywhere.”

“Our virtual classrooms are among the best and most rigorous in the world,” said NYU Tandon Dean Katepalli Sreenivasan. “They provide our online students from across the nation and around the world with the same content, taught by the same noted professors as on campus. With this new name for on-line education at the School of Engineering, we rededicate ourselves to redefining STEM education at NYU.”

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