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Tandon’s civil engineering program recognized as among the top 25 in the world

Graduating students and faculty

Faculty and students from the Department of Civil and Urban Engineering

The editors of Construction Week Online caution their young readers, “Civil engineering careers and salaries around the world are, to a great extent, decided on the basis of the candidate's alma mater, and the best university, courses, subjects, and qualifications can ensure you are in line to pick up the most attractive jobs on offer in the construction industry.”

The publication gave specific recommendations on just which programs they considered among the best, and NYU Tandon’s Department of Civil and Urban Engineering appeared prominently in the top 25, with editors calling our courses “a practice-oriented pathway that encourages students to be considered among the ranks of builders that have had a hand in building the Roman aqueducts, Hoover Dam, and John F. Kennedy International Airport.”

This was far from the only good news the Department has received in the past few months. Tandon’s American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) student chapter was recently named the best in New York State and among the top 5% of chapters in the entire nation, and last year Tandon teams participating in the regional ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition and Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Traffic Bowl landed in the number one and two spots in their respective regionals (read more about these student accomplishments).

“Given our strong faculty, diverse array of course offerings, and focus on hands-on, practical learning, it is no surprise that NYU Tandon has been honored for having one of the best civil engineering programs in the world,” said Department Chair Magued Iskander. “Where construction and infrastructure are concerned, New York City is undeniably one of the most dynamic places on Earth, and for over 100 years, our alumni have been leaders of the NYC construction scene.”