Electrical and Systems Engineering

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 and the smart phones in our pockets. 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 - including mathematics, physics and computer science - in addition to a wide variety of courses in electrical and systems engineering. You can apply your electrical and systems engineering training across a wide spectrum of fields. Launch a career in electronic design, bioengineering, city planning, and astronautics, or pursue opportunities in image processing, telemetry, computer design, and patent law.

Requirements for the Major

Students can choose to follow the academic bulletin from the year that they were admitted or a more recent academic bulletin. For example, if you were admitted to NYU Shanghai in Fall 2019, you can choose to follow the academic bulletin 2019-2020, 2020-2021, and 2021-2022.

Planning the Major

To declare the Electrical and Systems Engineering major, students must have a final grade of C, or currently enrolled in the following courses in MATH-SHU 131 Calculus and CENG-SHU 201 Digital Logic (or EENG-SHU 2251 Circuits).

Faculty Mentors

Faculty mentors are the leading faculty and experts in the major disciplines. Students can reach out to faculty mentors for specific questions about the major, and references for connecting with relevant discipline resources. If you have specific questions about specific fields of study within the major, you can search for faculty through the faculty directory.

 

Keith Ross

Dean of Engineering and Computer Science

Romain Corcolle

Engineering Area Head

 
Electrical and Systems Engineering FAQs
Why should I major in Electrical and Systems Engineering?

What knowledge and skills will students acquire by majoring in Electrical and Systems Engineering?

The Electrical and Systems Engineering program draws upon courses across an array of disciplines - including mathematics, physics and computer science - in addition to a wide variety of courses in electrical and systems engineering. The courses often include hands-on coursework in our state-of-the-art laboratories. In addition, the variety of specialized subjects you can investigate through elective coursework — from micro-electronics to wireless communication and smart grid power systems — ensures a highly flexible education suited to your particular interests.

What are post-graduation and career opportunities for Electrical and Systems Engineering students?

You can apply your electrical and systems engineering training across a wide spectrum of fields. Launch a career in electronic design, bioengineering, city planning, and astronautics, or pursue opportunities in image processing, telemetry, computer design, and patent law. Some graduates also pursue advanced studies toward a master’s or doctorate degree.

Research Opportunities

Deans' Undergraduate Research Fund (DURF)

CS, DS, and Engineering Research Night (recordings & slides)

Bring your programming skills to professors’ ongoing research projects!

Independent Study

Does not satisfy the major elective requirement. Students majoring in computer science, data science, or engineering are permitted to work on an individual basis under the supervision of a full-time faculty member in the relevant discipline if they have maintained an overall GPA of 3.0 and a GPA of 3.5 in Computer Science/Data Science/Engineering and have a study proposal that is approved by a Computer Science/Data Science/Engineering professor.

Course Prerequisites

Total: 14 courses

* = offered in Fall ’20 in Shanghai

NOTE: The requirements below are from the online version of the 2019-2020 bulletin. Note that the online version has some updates not in the printed version so you should consult the online version. To fulfill the Core Curriculum Science requirement, students must take: 1) PHYS-SHU 91 Foundations of Physics I Honors or CCSC-SHU 50 Physics I; 2) PHYS-SHU 93 Foundations of Physics II Honors or CCSC-SHU 51 Physics II; and 3) CCSC-SHU 53 Physics II Lab.
REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES: All 10 courses below
MATH-SHU 151 Multivariable Calculus* Pre-req: Calculus

MATH-SHU 265 OR MATH-SHU 140 OR MATH-SHU 160

Linear Algebra and Differential EquationsOR

Linear Algebra* OR

Networks and Dynamics

Pre-req: Calculus

Pre-req: Calculus

Pre-reqs: Calculus and Linear Algebra

MATH-SHU 235 OR

MATH-SHU 233

Probability and Statistics*

OR Honors Theory of Probability

Pre-req: Calculus OR Honors Calculus

Pre-reqs: Honors Analysis 1 and Linear Algebra/Honors Linear Algebra 1

CSCI-SHU 11 OR

CSCI-SHU 101

Introduction to Programming* OR

Introduction to Computer Science*

Pre-req: Calculus /Honors Calculus ( Or place into Calculus/Honors Calculus)

Pre-req: ICP or placement test

EENG-SHU 251 Circuits Pre-req: Calculus
CENG-SHU 201 Digital Logic* Pre-req: ICP or ICS or Interaction Lab
EE-UY 3054 Signals and Systems taught in Tandon in New York
EE-UY 3114 Electronics taught in Tandon in New York
EE-UY 3604 Electromagnetic Fields and Waves taught in Tandon in New York
EENG-SHU 400 Senior Capstone Design Project  
ELECTRICAL AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING ELECTIVES - Choose Four
Not every course listed is taught every semester, and in any given semester other courses may be offered that fulfill this requirement. Requirements may be met through equivalent courses in the Global Network with prior approval. If you find a class not on the list that you would like to count towards this requirement, please email your advisor.
Choose 2 from these 4 courses
EE-UY 3064 Feedback Control Systems taught in Tandon in New York
EE-UY 3404 Communication Systems taught in Tandon in New York
EE-UY 3124 Electronics II taught in Tandon in New York
EE-UY 3824 Electric Energy Conversion Systems taught in Tandon in New York
Choose 2 more from the following list of courses

CENG-SHU 350 /

EE-UY 3144 /

EE-UY 4144

Embedded Computer Systems Pre-reqs: "ICP or ICS" AND "Computer Architecture or Digital Logic"
CSCI-SHU 308 Computer Networking Pre-req: ICS
EE-UY 3064 Feedback Control Systems taught in Tandon in New York
EE-UY 3404 Communication Systems taught in Tandon in New York
EE-UY 3124 Electronics II taught in Tandon in New York
EE-UY 3824 Electric Energy Conversion Systems taught in Tandon in New York

EENG-SHU 3193 /

EE-UY 3193

Very Large Scale Integrated (VLSI) Circuit Design taught in Tandon in New York
EL-GY 6113 Digital Signal Processing taught in Tandon in New York
EENG-SHU 375 Robotic Systems  
EENG-SHU 306 Instrumentation, Sensors and Actuators