Classes will begin on time and administrative offices will open on time on Monday, March 2. We will continue to monitor the weather and its potential impact on the safety of our faculty, staff and students and will update the community as needed. Please use your best judgment, based on your own circumstances, in deciding whether you can travel safely to campus.


General Engineering

The School of Engineering offers a program in General Engineering leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.). This program is designed for students with a clear idea of their educational objectives which require a more flexible, interdisciplinary course of study.

This program is suitable for students who desire a strong, broad-based, rigorous engineering background as preparation for fields such as: computer science, chemistry, mathematics, medicine, biomedical engineering, law, business, or entrepreneurship.  Each B.S.E. student's program is administered by an advisor assigned by the dean's office who closely develops a coherent educational plan with the student.

Students are required to enroll in 55 core curriculum credits in mathematics, the sciences, and the humanities (similar to the B.E. degree) as they prepare to select courses open to all Engineering students.  Art, Architecture, and Humanities courses may also be selected as seats in those courses become available and the respective schools/faculty grant permission.

The School of Engineering has proposed a BS in Chemistry and a BS in Computer Science to the New York State Department of Education.  For students interested in these fields, it is advised that they apply to this B.S.E. program.  The B.S.E. program is not suitable for students who wish professional licensure.

 

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.