Fall 2022

The full Fall 2022 course schedule will be available soon. Please see the RPIE course catalogue organized by Course Blocks. Participants pick a course block during the application process and are encouraged to take the majority of their classes in that grouping. We recommend participants select a course block based on their career track.

Scheduling: Most courses take place once a week. Foundation Series courses meet for four weeks. Courses in the 12-week term meet for eight to 12 weeks. Participants are required to take at least one technical course and at least one Communications and Culture seminar. 

Spring 2022 course schedule.

Foundation Series

Technical Foundation Courses (February and September)
AutoCAD Fundamentals
Beginning Java
Beginning Python
Beginning Cybersecurity
Shaping a Career Narrative
Developing and Implementing Technical Vocabulary

12-Week Term (begins in March and October)

The Built Environment: Structures & Buildings
AISC Structural Steel Design
ACI Structural Concrete Design
Advanced AutoCAD
Building Cost Estimating & Bridge, Highway, Railroad Engineering
OSHA 30 for Construction
Project Management
Mentored Projects

Environmental Engineering & Sustainability
Data Architecture Principles, Data Structure and SQL
Green Building Guidelines, Environmental Safety
Data Science for Sustainability Analysis
Project Management

Operations Infrastructure & Transportation
Advanced AutoCAD
Building Cost Estimating & Bridge, Highway, Railroad Engineering
Building Operation, Maintenance, & Safety Regulations
Python and Data Science
Mentored Projects

Data Infrastructure & Security
Cyber Security
Data Architecture Principles Data Structure and SQL
Java Programming & Android Development
Python and Data Science
Software Quality Assurance--Manual Testing
Software Quality Assurance—Automated Testing
Data Science for Sustainability Analysis
Mentored Projects

Communications and Culture Seminars
Presenting Topics in Engineering
Issues in Engineering: Local Interventions
Project Management
Problem-based Research

  • 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.