Electrical and Systems Engineering at NYU Shanghai is designed to create technological leaders with a global perspective, a broad education, and the capacity to think creatively. Innovations by electrical engineers touch every aspect of modern life, from the subway systems beneath our cities to the HD televisions on our walls to the smartphones in our pockets. But this process of innovation is never complete, and new challenges await tomorrow’s electrical engineers.
The Electrical and Systems Engineering program draws upon courses across an array of disciplines. The liberal arts core provides the intellectual breadth, a “license to learn,” preparing students to thrive in a multicultural globalized world and to learn and adapt quickly in areas that evolve with ever-increasing swiftness. Students not only gain a firm grounding across various science and engineering fields that underscore the technical component of an engineering education, but also draw upon courses to develop an understanding of cultural, political, economic, environmental, and public safety considerations. These studies often include hands-on coursework in state-of-the-art laboratories. In addition, the variety of specialized subjects students can investigate through elective coursework — from wireless communication to smart grid power systems — ensures a highly flexible education suited to individual interests.