Goals and Objectives
A prime mission of NYU-Poly’s first-year college experience is to teach students how to learn. Students will be equipped for life in our rapidly changing world, where it is especially true in the science and engineering studies that education is a lifetime commitment. NYU-Poly’s first-year curriculum emphasizes learning by doing through the repeated application of new concepts and skills in practical situations of increasing complexity and sophistication. Faculty leadership of learning by doing involves mentoring of individual students, exploring different learning styles, encouraging working in teams on real professional problems, and modeling what it means to be a superb professional and an involved citizen.
All first-year students, including transfer students with fewer than 6 credits, are required to enroll in EG 1001 , the Engineering and Technology Forum course. Students majoring in engineering and technology disciplines will also enroll in EG 1003 , a hands-on engineering analysis and design course in their first semester of study at NYU-Poly. In this course, students engage in relevant engineering design projects.Through active involvement and teamwork, students follow practices and approaches used in industry and research entities to solve real-world engineering problems.
Gunter Georgi, PE, Industry Professor, Director of General Engineering
ME, Columbia University
MSME, Columbia University
BSME, Cooper Union
Dimitri James Cordista, Industry Assistant Professor
BSIE, Polytechnic University
David Lefer, Industry Professor, Director of the Engineering and Technology Forum
MS, Columbia University