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Grove School of Engineering City College of the City University of New York

  • New York, NY
  • Public
  • Urban
  • 24%76%
    student ratio
  • 156
    total students
  • Not Reported
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition


CCNY's Prestigious Grove School of Engineering Offers Wide Range of Nationally Acclaimed Graduate Engineering Degrees

The first public college of its kind, the City College of New York's renowned Grove School of Engineering is the nation's most diverse school of engineering with six nationally recognized graduate engineering programs. Named for Andrew S. Grove, a '60 CUNY graduate who became one of the founders of Intel Corp, the school is the only public school of engineering within New York City.

Due to their diversity and superior academic training, Grove School graduates are regularly recruited by prominent corporations such as General Electric, IBM, Raytheon, and Toyota, as well as leading agencies at the federal, state, and local level.

Grove School of Engineering Offers Wide Range of Graduate Degrees in Six Engineering Fields

As a flagship program of CCNY-CUNY, the Grove School offers graduate engineering programs that are highly selective, challenging, and affordable. The acclaimed faculty, globally recognized for their outstanding scholarship and innovative research, and the curriculum of each graduate program prepares students with the technical expertise and real-world skills appropriate for today's global workforce.

Master's and doctoral graduate engineering programs are available in biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering.

The Grove School has active electrical engineering and mechanical engineering minority programs. With generous funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Biomedical Engineering Department is establishing a "national urban model for minority biomedical engineering education."

Biomedical Engineering Graduate Programs

The goal of CCNY's biomedical engineering programs is to train students to respond to the needs of a biomedical industry that is primarily focused on the research and development of medical devices and diagnostics. At CCNY, the graduate programs are Master of Science and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering.

Areas of study include arterial disease, bioheat transfer, bioimage processing and medical instrumentation, biomechanics of cervical spine, head, and neck injuries, biosignal processing, design and structural studies of biomaterials, hydrogels for controlled drug release, image perception, intercellular communication, microvascular exchange, orthopedic biomechanics, rehabilitation engineering, renal transport, and soft tissue mechanics.

Graduate students have the unique opportunity to conduct their dissertation research in rapidly growing areas with mentors from either the City University of New York or any one of the hospital partners in the New York Center for Biomedical Engineering Consortium.

In the 2010 National Research Council (NRC) ranking of Doctoral Programs, among a total of 74 programs reviewed, the BME doctoral program ranked in the following ranges:

1. (16-45) overall survey based calculations

2. (10-43) in research activity

3. (1-3) in diversity of the academic environment

Chemical Engineering Graduate Programs

At CCNY, the Department of Chemical Engineering's graduate programs include a Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering, a Master of Science in Engineering degree for students who do not have a bachelor's degree in engineering, and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering.

Areas of study include biomedical engineering, controlled drug release, transport phenomena, fluid mechanics, interfacial phenomena, boiling heat transfer, air pollution control, fluidization, powder technology, chemical reaction engineering, separation with partially miscible fluids, polymers and polymer films, computer-aided process design, simulation, economics, clean fuels, and coal gasification.

In the 2010 NRC ranking, among a total of 106 programs reviewed, the CHE doctoral program ranked:

1. (28-60) in the overall survey based calculations

2. (28-66) in research activity

3. (3-48) in student support and outcomes

Civil Engineering Graduate Programs

Civil engineering graduate programs at the City College of New York include a Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering, a Master of Science in Civil Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Engineering. Students can choose to concentrate in the following areas: structural engineering and mechanics, water resources engineering, environmental engineering, and transportation.

In the 2010 NRC ranking, among a total of 130 programs, the CE doctoral program ranked:

1. (21-98) in the regression based calculations

2. (89-127) in research activity

3. (1) in diversity of the academic environment

Electrical Engineering Graduate Programs

CCNY's Department of Electrical Engineering offers a Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering, a Master of Science in Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Engineering. Areas of study include communications; computer networks engineering; photonics engineering, including optical communications, nonlinear optics, remote sensing, and lidar for atmospheric and environmental studies; atmospheric solid state lasers; optical engineering; parallel processing; VLSI design; control and control system engineering; image and signal processing; and multidimensional filter design.

In the 2010 NRC ranking, among a total of 136 programs, the EE program ranked:

1. (86-120) the overall survey based calculations

2. (40-92) in research activity

3. (10-47) in diversity of the academic environment

Mechanical Engineering Graduate Programs

Mechanical engineering graduate programs include the Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, the M.S. in Engineering, and the Ph.D. in Engineering. Areas of study include fluid mechanics and turbulence, biomedical engineering, dynamics, machine dynamics, stress analysis, vibrations, microelectronic cooling, heat transfer, aerodynamics, turbo-machinery, robotics, computer simulation in manufacturing, materials, fracture mechanics, composite materials, and solid mechanics.

In the 2010 NRC ranking, among a total of 127 programs reviewed, the ME program ranked:

1. (87-117) in the regression based calculation

2. (79-118) in research activity

3. (2-10) in diversity of the academic environment

Computer Science Graduate Programs

At the City College of New York, the Master of Science in Computer Science program deals with information -- its storage, retrieval, and processing; its communication, control, and manipulation; and its analysis, recognition, and display. The college also offers a doctoral program in computer science.

Research Centers at CCNY

The Benjamin Levich Institute for Physicochemical Hydrodynamics is an internationally reputed research institute for the study of fundamental problems of flow and transport in complex fluid, fluid-like media, and interface systems. The institute's current scope of research is: granular flow, low Reynolds number hydrodynamics, non-Newtonian fluid mechanics, computational fluid mechanics, and transport along interface.

The Center for Information Networking and Telecommunications (CINT) focuses on research and development in the fields of high-speed, multi-media, multi-service, integrated wired/wireless networks; mobility in IP and ATM networks; secure communications; and information distribution networks.

The Energy Institute was formed in 2008 to consider new approaches to large scale energy production and storage. It serves and is comprised of researchers from all campuses of the City University of New York, with a mission to create, evaluate, and provide a seed for the implementation of advanced energy technologies.

The CUNY Institute for Transportation Systems (ITS) is the lead organization in the federally funded University Transportation Research Center, which involves ten other universities. Research is being conducted in a wide range of transportation areas, including road systems, public transportation, and multi-modal systems.

The New York Center for Biomedical Engineering (NYCBE) operates in partnership with several prominent New York City biomedical research organizations and hospitals. Many of the biomedical engineering undergraduate and graduate students are involved as researchers with the center or with its partner institutions. The institute has substantial external funding from government agencies and private foundations.

NOAA-Cooperative Remote Sensing Science and Technology Center (NOAA-CREST) is a multidisciplinary center led by the City College of the City University of New York (CUNY).

The center's research and training focus on all aspects of remote sensing including: sensor development, satellite remote sensing, ground-based field measurements, data processing and analysis, modeling, and forecasting.

The First College of the Internationally Acclaimed City University of New York

Historic City College of New York (CCNY), the first affordable public college of the City University of New York (CUNY), is a comprehensive teaching, research, and service institution dedicated to accessibility and excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. CUNY reflects the ethnic and cultural diversity of New York City with a student body of more than 16,000, representing nearly every culture, language, and religion of the global community.

CUNY's renowned undergraduate and graduate programs include liberal arts and sciences, engineering, education, architecture, and biomedical education. City University is committed to fostering student-centered education and advancing knowledge through scholarly research. As a public university with public purposes, it also seeks to contribute to the cultural, social, and economic life of New York.

Location & Contact

Grove School of Engineering

City College of the City University of New York

160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031-9198
United States

Dr. Muntaz Kassir

Associate Dean for Graduate Studies

Phone: 212-650-8030
Fax: 212-650-8024

Phone: 212-650-6977
Fax: 212-650-6417

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Departments & Programs

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Engineering And Applied Sciences Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Engineering (ME)
      Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 108
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


66% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 309
    • Accepted 204
    • Acceptance Rate 66
    • Enrolled Not Reported
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $125
    • Application Fee - International $125
    • Electronic applications accepted? Not Reported
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline May 1st May 1st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline November 15th November 15th Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test, minimum B average in undergraduate coursework
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test, minimum GPA of 3.5
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 500 paper based, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitCSS Profile and FAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableTuition Waivers, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Institutionally-sponsored Loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students156
    • Female Percentage24%
    • Male Percentage76%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students156
    • Part-time Percentage81%
    • Full-time Percentage19%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino18%
    • Black / African American22%
    • White / Caucasian19%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian40%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown1%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchRobotics, network systems, structures
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$8,500,000




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