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2013-2014 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda)
New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering
  Feb 19, 2018
2013-2014 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions

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A Brief Guide to Course Descriptions

Each program described in this catalog contains detailed descriptions of the courses offered within the program.

The first line gives the official course number for which students must register and the official course title. The letters indicate the discipline of the course and the first number of the official course numbers indicates the level of the course. The levels are as follows:

  • 1XXX - Freshman Level
  • 2XXX - Sophomore Level
  • 3XXX - Junior Level
  • 4XXX - Senior Level
  • 5XXX to 9XXX - Graduate level

Typically the last number of the course number indicates the number of credits. The breakdown of periods of the course is also listed.

When selecting a course for registration, the section of the course may include the following notations:

  • “LEC” - lecture section
  • “RCT” or “RC” - recitation section
  • “LAB” or “LB” - lab section

Additionally, any other letter or digit listed in the section will further identify the section and being liked to another section of the class with the same letter and/or digit combination. Further information on sections is available from academic advisers during registration periods.

The paragraph description briefly indicates the contents and coverage of the course. A detailed course syllabus may be available by request from the office of the offering department.

“Prerequisites” are courses (or their equivalents) that must be completed before registering for the described course. “Co-requisites” are courses taken concurrently with the described course.

The notation “Also listed…” indicates that the course is also given under the number shown. This means that two or more departments or programs sponsor the described course and that students may register under either number, usually the one representing the student’s major program. Classes are jointly delivered.


Finance and Risk Engineering

Undergraduates in Graduate FRE Courses

The Department of Finance and Risk Engineering does not permit undergraduates to take courses with the prefix “FRE”; these are graduate courses reserved for graduate students. Exceptions are made only for sub-matriculated undergraduates; undergraduates who have applied to and been accepted to the MS FE program at NYU-Poly in their Senior year of undergraduate studies. No other exceptions are made.

   •  FRE-GY 7121 Statistical Arbitrage
   •  FRE-GY 7211 Forensic Financial Technology and Regulatory Systems
   •  FRE-GY 7221 Financial Analytics and Big Data Finance
   •  FRE-GY 7241 Algorithmic Portfolio Management
   •  FRE-GY 7251 High Frequency Trading & Microstructure
   •  FRE-GY 7261 News Analytics and Strategies
   •  FRE-GY 7801 Quant Topics in Financial Markets I: Financial Risk Measurement & Incomplete Markets
   •  FRE-GY 7811 Quant Topics in Financial Markets II: Financial Risk Management
   •  FRE-GY 7821 Topics in Risk Finance I
   •  FRE-GY 7831 Topics in Financial and Risk Engineering I
   •  FRE-GY 7841 Topics in Risk Finance II
   •  FRE-GY 7851 Topics in Financial and Risk Engineering II
   •  FRE-GY 9973 MS Thesis in Finance & Risk Engineering

General Engineering

   •  EG-UY 1001 Engineering and Technology Forum
   •  EG-UY 1003 Introduction to Engineering and Design
   •  EX-UY 1 Examination Hour

General Studies

   •  GS-UY 101 Computer Skills for Engineers
   •  GS-UY 102 Pre-college Writing
   •  GS-UY 103 Pre-college Math
   •  GS-UY 106 Pre-college Physics

Higher Education Oppurtunity Program

   •  HE-UY 1 Study Skills


   •  HI-UY 2204/W Medieval Technology
   •  HI-UY 2234 Introduction to the History of Western Technology
   •  HI-UY 2254/W From Heat Engines to Black Holes
   •  HI-UY 2264 The Ship
   •  HI-UY 2353 A History of NYC Transit and the Development of NYC
   •  HI-UY 2364 History of Aviation and Aviation Technology
   •  HI-UY 2514/W Introduction to New York City History
   •  HI-UY 2724 Urban Environmental History
   •  HI-UY 3034/W History of New York's Urban Infrastructure
   •  HI-UY 3244/W The History of Light
   •  HI-UY 3254/W History of Mass Media
   •  HI-UY 3304 Science and Technology as a Strategic Resource in World War II
   •  HI-UY 3434 History of Intellectual Property in America
   •  HI-UY 4334W Seminar in Urban Infrastructure History

Industrial Engineering

   •  IE-GY 6003 Engineering Economics
   •  IE-GY 6063 Work Design and Measurement
   •  IE-GY 6113 Quality Control and Improvement
   •  IE-GY 6123 Quality Engineering Using Robust Design
   •  IE-GY 6163 Job and Workplace Design
   •  IE-GY 6183 Inventory Models
   •  IE-GY 6193 Production Planning and Control
   •  IE-GY 6203 Project Planning and Control (Project Management)
   •  IE-GY 6213 Facility Planning and Design
   •  IE-GY 6273 Operations Research: Deterministic Models
   •  IE-GY 6273 Operations Research: Deterministic Models
   •  IE-GY 6283 Operations Research: Stochastic Models
   •  IE-GY 6283 Operations Research: Stochastic Models
   •  IE-GY 6453 Productivity Management
   •  IE-GY 6503 Queuing Systems I
   •  IE-GY 6823 Factory Simulation
   •  IE-GY 6853 System Reliability
   •  IE-GY 7113 Engineering Applications in the Business Environment
   •  IE-GY 7213 Engineering Applications in the Business Environment
   •  IE-GY 7653 Human Factors in Engineering Design
   •  IE-GY 7753 Industrial Safety Engineering
   •  IE-GY 7763 Manufacturing Resources Planning
   •  IE-GY 7853 computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems
   •  IE-GY 7873 Lean Manufacturing
   •  IE-GY 7883 Manufacturing Systems Engineering
   •  IE-GY 7923 Design for Manufacturability
   •  IE-GY 7933 Environmental Health and Safety
   •  IE-GY 7993 Supply Chain Engineering
   •  IE-GY 9113 Selected Topics in IE
   •  IE-GY 9123 Selected Topics in IE
   •  IE-GY 9303 Readings in Industrial Engineering I
   •  IE-GY 9313 Readings in Industrial Engineering II


   •  JW-GY 6003 Introduction to Technical Communication
   •  JW-GY 6313 Proposal Writing

Life Sciences

   •  BMS-UY 3514 Organismal Physiology

Technology Management and Innovation

   •  MG-GY 997X MS Thesis in Technology Management
   •  MG-GY 999X PhD Dissertation in Technology Management
   •  MG-GY 5050 Probability and Managerial Statistics
   •  MG-GY 6013 Organizational Behavior
   •  MG-GY 6043 Innovation Management in Money, Banking and Financial Markets
   •  MG-GY 6073 Marketing
   •  MG-GY 6083 Economics
   •  MG-GY 6093 Accounting and Finance
   •  MG-GY 6103 Management Science
   •  MG-GY 6113 Career Management
   •  MG-GY 6123 Human Resource Management
   •  MG-GY 6133 Labor Relations
   •  MG-GY 6143 Conflict Management
   •  MG-GY 6153 Leadership Development and Team Building
   •  MG-GY 6163 Job and Workplace Design
   •  MG-GY 6173 Performance Management and Reward Systems
   •  MG-GY 6181 Talent Management Systems
   •  MG-GY 6191 Coaching in Organizations
   •  MG-GY 6201 Consulting in Organizations
   •  MG-GY 6211 Outsourcing: A Human Capital Strategy
   •  MG-GY 6223 Staffing Systems in Organizations
   •  MG-GY 6233 Training Systems in Organizations
   •  MG-GY 6243 Change Management Systems in Organizations
   •  MG-GY 6253 Seminar in Organization and Career Change
   •  MG-GY 6263 Human Resource Information Systems
   •  MG-GY 6271 Managing Human Resource Technology in Organizations
   •  MG-GY 6283 Web-Based Human Resource Management
   •  MG-GY 6293 Managing Technical Professionals
   •  MG-GY 6303 Operations Management
   •  MG-GY 6313 Organization Theory and Design

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