2016-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) 
    Apr 21, 2018  
2016-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda)

Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering (dual major), B.S. (effective Fall 2016)

With departmental permission, students may earn a single bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering. This degree requires a total 141 credits rather than the usual 128 required for individual bachelor’s degrees.

Note: A GPA (technical) of at least 2.0 is required in all EE-UY, CS-UY and EL-GY courses.

Please note that the curriculum that follows applies to students who began classes in the Fall of 2016 or later. For students who entered the NYU Tandon School of Engineering prior to that date, please review the curriculum and typical course schedule for students entering prior to Fall 2016 .

Typical Course of Study for the Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering (dual major)

First Year

Second Year

Third Year

Spring Semester: 18/20 Credits

Fourth Year

Fall Semester: 17/19 Credits

Spring Semester: 16/17 Credits

  • EE/CS 4XX3 Design Project II 3 Credits
  • EE/CS/EL Elective 3 Credits
  • EE/CS/EL Elective 3 Credits
  • EE/CS Restricted Elective 3/4 Credits 4
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Elective 4 Credits 3

Total Credits Required for the Degree: 141


1. For transfer students and students changing their major, “Introduction to Computer Engineering” is not required. EG-UY 1001 Engineering and Technology Forum  and EG-UY 1003 Introduction to Engineering and Design  may also be excused depending on transfer credits.

2. Grades of at least C- are required in CS-UY 1114 , CS-UY 1134 , CS-UY 2124 , CS-UY 2204 EE-UY 2004  and EE-UY 3054 . C if repeated twice.

3. Choice of a HuSS electives must conform to the established requirements of the Technology. Culture and Society Department.  After the first-year writing sequence, students will need one writing intensive course (W). In addition, one of the four courses must be a Junior or Senior level course.

4. An EE/CS restricted elective is any course that a student has the pre-requisites for and is on the list of EE/CS Restricted Electives announced by the Computer Science and Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering Departments or on the list of EE Restricted Electives announced by the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.

  • Students must choose at least two (2) courses from the EE Restricted Electives list.
  • Among the remaining three, students must one (1) CS course, one (1) EE course, and one from CS or EE from the set of CS Restricted Electives and EE Restricted Electives both of which are updated by the two departments.