Applications are now being accepted to be among the first class at Cornell University’s tech campus in New York City.
The highly selective “beta” Cornell NYC Tech class will begin school in Januay; applications for the Masters of Engineering program are due by October 1.
“We’re calling this the ‘beta’ class because these students will help shape the future of this new educational institution,” said Daniel Huttenlocher, dean of the tech campus. “Candidates for the beta class must be future tech leaders, with not only the highest academic credentials but also strong entrepreneurial interests, leadership skills and a passion for community engagement.”
The campus will temporarily be housed in Chelsea, in space donated by Googe, before moving to its permanent Roosevelt Island home in 2017.
“If you are an engineer who wants to live in the best city of the world, the new capital of engineering talent, and the rising star of the technology industry, Cornell NYC Tech offers an exciting new opportunity,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “There’s simply no better place to further your education and launch your career than New York City. Getting in won’t be easy, but if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.”
The intensive program in computer science — with a tuition of $43,185 — is a one-year, two-semester, professional degree program designed to enhance practical skills in computer science.
Students will be mentored by both a faculty advisor and an industry coach, and their projects will be connected with New York City companies, nonprofit organizations, or relevant industry-oriented activities, according to the Cornell Tech website.
Additional one-year programs are planned in electrical and computer engineering, information science, and operations research and information engineering.