2020-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) 
    Jul 18, 2024  
2020-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

With departmental permission, students may earn a single bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering. This degree requires a total of minimum 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 ECE-UY, CS-UY and ECE-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

  • ECE/CS 4XX3 Design Project II 3 Credits
  • ECE/CS Elective 3 Credits
  • ECE/CS Elective 3 Credits
  • ECE/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 ECE-UY 2004  and ECE-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 ECE/CS restricted elective is any course that a student has the pre-requisites for and is on the list of ECE/CS Restricted Electives announced by the Computer Science and Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering Departments or on the list of ECE Restricted Electives announced by the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.

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