Designed exclusively for the busy professional, part-time study options at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering offer an outstanding world-class education for those with a busy schedule. You’ll learn from many of the most respected leaders in your field. What’s more, our faculty and graduates are responsible for a wide range of game-changing inventions and innovations. The time to take your career to a higher level or transition into a new one is now.



Our master’s and doctorate programs are built on fundamental curricula that constantly evolve to incorporate the latest technology, ensuring that you will lead in your field of study or professional practice. We also offer several master’s degree programs in an "executive format" where students take all required courses together on evenings and weekends. Many courses are offered online. In addition, students may take up to three courses before formally matriculating in a degree or certificate program.

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Security and Privacy

This computer science course introduces Information Systems Security, covering such topics as cryptography, capability and access control mechanisms, authentication models, security models and related topics.

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Search Engines

This computer science course covers the basic technology underlying Web search engines and related tools. The main focus is on large-scale Web search engines (such as Google, Yahoo and MSN Search) and their underlying architectures and techniques.

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Design Thinking for
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This technology management and innovation course focuses on equipping students with the knowledge and skills needed to manage the front-end of innovation which leverages design thinking to validate business concepts for new products and services.

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This course focuses on managing technology-based projects, ranging from individual research and development to the implementation of large-scale and complex technological systems.

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This course presents both the theoretical foundation and the practical application of Target Costing methodology to the product-realization process.

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Application Deadlines

Part-time graduate students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to ensure that their application can be processed for their semester of choice. Please be aware of the following deadlines:
Spring 2015: November 1, 2014
Fall 2015: May 30, 2015

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Visiting Students

Not ready for a full-time degree program or too late to apply? As a visiting student, you can take up to nine credit hours maximum and up to only 6 credits (2 courses) per semester at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering without formally applying for admission. These credits can be later applied to a certificate or a degree when you apply and are admitted to the graduate school.

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From industry giants to fast-paced startups, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering graduate students come from, and indeed got hired at, some of the most dynamic companies in the world. And with New York's tech renaissance well underway, there has never been a better time to be an engineering and technology professional, and certainly never a better place.




Already a successful systems developer in the healthcare industry, Jason DuBey sought to broaden his skills with a graduate education that combined business with technology. The Management of Technology (MOT) program at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering allowed him to complete a degree with a practical focus that directly relates to his company environment—faster and more affordably than an MBA. In class, Jason collaborated with other students from diverse professions, learning to identify customer needs and leverage tech solutions. Guidance from industry-connected faculty mentors enhanced the classroom theory, providing Jason with invaluable experience that immediately elevated his workplace performance.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to submit to apply for admission to an NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering graduate degree or a certificate program?

  • Transcripts of all previous undergraduate and graduate work
  • Copies of published articles, scientific patents and professional reports (optional)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume/CV and personal statement
  • GRE test scores or GMAT for Technology Management (optional)
For more information about required application components, please visit Admissions Criteria.

What qualifications are required to apply for a master’s degree or graduate certificate?

All candidates who hold a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent from an accredited college or university are invited to apply to an NYU School of Engineering master’s degree or graduate certificate program. For more information about required application components, please visit Admissions Criteria.

What is the difference between full time enrollment and part time enrollment?

Part time students may enroll in a maximum of 6 credits (generally 2 courses). Full time students may enroll in at least 9 credits (generally 3 courses).

As a part‐time student, what is the maximum amount of time that I have to complete my degree?

Part time students may take up to 5 years to complete a Master's degree.

My company provides a tuition reimbursement program after I have completed a course. Can I defer my tuition payment?

Payment of tuition can be deferred if you have reimbursement benefits from your employer. If you wish to participate in the deferment plan, you will be charged a $150 deferment fee. Please visit NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering’s Student Resources to learn more.

Can I change my enrollment from part time to full time?

Part time students may change their enrollment status to Full time if they wish. In order to do so, you must (1) receive department approval and (2) you must submit official GRE scores.

Does the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering offer Graduate student housing?

Yes, Graduate students may live on‐campus at the Clark Street residence. Apartments are leased by semester. To learn more please visit Residence Life and Housing Services.

Do I need to submit transcripts from educational institutions even if I attended many years ago or didn’t complete a degree there?

Yes. In order to conduct a review of an application, the Office of Admissions needs to evaluate transcripts from all institutions previously attended.

How long will it take to process my application for admission, and when will I receive a response?

Once all admission materials have been submitted, the review committee general requires approximately 3 – 4 weeks to render a decision on an applicant’s behalf.

Can I apply to a graduate program before I complete my undergraduate degree?

You may apply to a graduate program during your last term of undergraduate study. If you are admitted, you will be required to submit an official transcript conferring your undergraduate degree within your first semester of study.

I am an international applicant seeking to enroll on a part time basis, am I eligible to apply?

Federal law stipulates that individuals who will require an F‐1 visa must enroll on a Full time basis. If you have permanent resident status, you may pursue Part time enrollment if you wish.

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Get specific information from individual Departments or get general admissions & enrollment information from the Graduate Enrollment & Admissions Management Office.

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