School of Engineering Courses and the Department of Computer Science

On January 1, 2014, the Polytechnic Institute of New York University became the School of Engineering (SOE), a full division of the University.  In October 2015, NYU received a $100 million gift from Chandrika and Ranjan Tandon for engineering.  The school was renamed the NYU Tandon School of Engineering in recognition of the Tandons’ generosity and their belief in the school’s mission and promise.

CAS students who are not following one of the approved B.A./B.S. engineering majors are allowed to take courses at SOE, as long as they meet the prerequisites and are not ineligible for any other reason. These courses count against each student’s 16-point allowance in the other divisions of NYU.

CAS students can declare an approved cross-school minor in SOE through Albert, or simply take SOE courses as electives.

Majors or minors in the CAS Department of Computer Science should note that SOE courses will count toward the major or minor only with the preapproval of the director of undergraduate studies. Such courses still count against the 16-point non-CAS limit.

In most cases, double-counting a course for a cross-school minor in SOE and the Computer Science major or minor will not be permitted. Students will need the permission of both the director of undergraduate studies and the adviser or administrator for the SOE minor.

SOE students who wish to take courses in the Department of Computer Science should note that their registration may be delayed until majors and minors first, and other CAS students second, have been accommodated. Furthermore, the director of undergraduate studies will have to evaluate SOE courses on a case-by-case basis to determine whether they can serve as a prerequisite to the department's courses. As time progresses, more formal equivalencies may be established.

If you have any questions for the Tandon School of Engineering, please contact the CSE advisement staff:

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