Program Requirements | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Program Requirements


GLASS has experiences that are required of all GLASS students to ensure completion of the 5 windows. You’re encouraged to take advantage of as many opportunities as possible and utilize your funding to the maximum extent.

Throughout the program, you’ll be required to participate in the following:

  • GLASS 0-credit cohort seminars each semester
  • Global Tech class
  • Study away semester (sophomore spring)
  • GLASS-organized networking events
  • Tandon Board meetings or events
  • Service projects
  • Completion of all final deliverables
  • Additional programming developed by the GLASS coordinators

Students who do not fulfill these requirements will be dismissed from the GLASS program.

A 3.4 cumulative GPA is required to remain in good standing (one semester of program probation is allowed). Students with less than a 3.0 CGPA after the probation semester will automatically be dismissed from the program.

Students who are dismissed or who voluntarily withdraw from the program will be responsible for paying back any GLASS funding they have utilized up to that point.

GLASS is a three-year program. As such, students must commit to the full duration of the program. Unfortunately, students cannot participate in the GLASS program if they plan to graduate in less than four years.

Students should be ready and willing to invest the time and energy required to be successful in the GLASS Program. Through careful planning and clearly defined priorities and goals, students can take advantage of many opportunities offered at NYU outside of GLASS. However, GLASS should be a main priority. Students need to be realistic about how much to take on and to make tough decisions about what can be successfully accomplished during their time in the program.


Year by Year

UGA-UY 2000 GLASS Sophomore Seminar (fall and spring semesters)

The fall seminar focuses on an introduction to GLASS, professional development, and predeparture planning and preparation for the study away semester in the spring. In the spring seminar, students reflect on their study away experience.

Study Away (spring semester)

Deliverables completed by end of sophomore year (includes summer). Failure to do so may result in dismissal from program.
  • All required assignments in seminar courses
  • Portfolio draft
  • GLASS Completed Components form
  • Summer assignments

UGA-UY 3000 GLASS Junior Seminar (fall and spring semesters)

This seminar focuses on developing professional skills, clarifying career goals, and connecting to opportunities for building your GLASS portfolio.

Cumulative Deliverables by End of Junior Year
  • All required assignments in seminar courses
  • Portfolio draft
  • GLASS Completed Components form
  • Summer assignments


UGA-UY 4000 GLASS Senior Seminar (fall and spring semesters)

This seminar focuses on completing the GLASS final deliverables. Professional planning and goal-setting after graduation.

Cumulative Deliverables by end of Senior Year
  • All required assignments in seminar courses
  • Complete Global Tech class or EG-UY 3003 Precapstone course
  • GLASS Completed Components Form
  • Complete final deliverables: paper, profile, portfolio, presentation
  • Participate in culminating GLASS program events

GLASS Final Deliverables

Use the examples below to guide your final deliverables. This is not an exhaustive list but some ideas of what is expected:


  • Reflective Research Paper

  • Thesis

  • Publication or Paper Under Review

  • Capstone Paper/Report

  • Policy Paper

  • Business Proposal


  • Overview of who you are and what you've done during undergrad

  • Highlights of your experiences in the program, particularly any research/projects you've participated in

  • Paper Summary Abstract

  • Headshot


All students must submit a website portfolio addressing the 5 GLASS windows and the ways in which they embodied these activities during their time in the program. The portfolio will help students showcase accomplishments, reflect on their experiences, and consider how the elements of their experience are connected.


  • 10 minute presentation summarizing your time in the GLASS program to be presented at an in-person event.


Detailed and the most up to date information regarding GLASS requirements are located on the the Student Requirements Infosheet.