Albert Nerken School of Engineering Registration Instructions

Spring 2016

First year students (not transfers) will be advised by Professor Lent (room 814, 41 Cooper Square).  Other ChE, CE, and ME students are advised by an Academic Advisor selected by their department.   EE students are free to choose any full-time EE professor.  Transfer students should seek advisement from their department chair.  Please consult the departmental notice boards (4th floor, 41 CS, in front of Frankie’s Kitchen) for a list of advisors or consult the department secretaries below:

  • Civil and Mechanical Engineering -- Mrs. Jimenez  Room 422
  • Electrical Engineering -- Ms. Deol  Room 618
  • Chemical Engineering -- Ms. Leon  Room 412


ChE – Professor Brazinsky (Room 553)
CE – Professor Ahmad (Room 519)

EE – Professor Fontaine (Room 620)
ME – Professor Wei (Room 721)

You must make an appointment to see your advisor in person for approval of your program and discussions of options as necessary.  See your advisor early.  Don’t wait until the last minute!  Only your advisor is allowed online access to your program for approval.

1. Freshmen: register for no more than the standard load for your major during registration period.  Requests to register for course credits above this limit and overloads will be handled only during the add/drop period in the Spring 2016 semester.

2. Attempts to register for more than 21 credits will be automatically rejected unless they have the approval of both your faculty advisor and the Dean.

3. Overload requests by students with cumulative G.P.A.’s of less than 3.0 are not permitted.

4. ADD/DROPS will not be accepted before the first day of classes for the Spring 2016 semester.

5. The section on the Albert Nerken School of Engineering in the online catalog contains all the details of standard programs, academic regulations and scholastic standards.

  • 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.