General Engineering (BS)

Program Description

The General Engineering program allows students to approach engineering in an integrated manner that cuts across traditional boundaries of the profession and practice. The program provides a balance between breadth across the traditional engineering disciplines and depth in a thematic multi-disciplinary area.

The thematic areas currently emphasized correspond to research themes within the division:

  • Cyber Security
  • Robotics
  • Urban Systems
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • BioMedical and Health Systems

Students are encouraged to choose a specialization in one of the thematic areas. The engineering courses in the program related to the specialization consist of some required courses that explore the broad interdisciplinary basis of the area, followed by electives that provide depth in an aspect of the specialization.

NYU Abu Dhabi offers six engineering degree programs: General Engineering, Bioengineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

Each program is designed to create technological leaders with a global perspective, a broad education, and the capacity to think creatively. The uniqueness of the program lies in the integration of invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship into all phases of study. Students enjoy a learning environment conducive to creativity, which is at the heart of tomorrow’s technological innovations and enterprises.


The General Engineering program at NYU Abu Dhabi is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, and the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA). Graduates receive a Bachelor of Science degree.


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