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The Princeton Review’s Best 361 Colleges calls NJIT “an intense academic university that allows students to be prepared for the working world.THE EDGE IN TE A CHING Innovative teaching and personal attention fuel the learning in NJIT’s classrooms and labs.” .

NJIT professors are also accomplished in their fields. Steele Prize. Some hold multiple patents for their inventions. • Internet-based simulations in some business classes let you experience the ups and downs of running a business. communicate effectively and question incisively. Department of Mathematical Sciences 6 | THE EDGE IN TEACHING THE EDGE IN TEACHING | 7 . They’re incorporating new technology in the classrooms. So bring your questions and ideas. if you have experience working in emerging fields.THE EDGE IN TE A C H I N G At NJIT. was named a Fellow of the American Physical Society. 98 percent of whom hold the highest possible degree in their fields. articulate ideas. the robots perform such tasks as reattaching the tip of a hotdog. SCHOLARS. which mimics reattaching a finger. Jelly donuts serve as testing grounds for amniocentesis. critical skills in today’s workplace. • Sirin Tekinay.” —Daljit Ahluwalia. solar physics or computer security. bachelor’s/master’s dual degrees and accelerated degree options. won the Leroy P. many win prestigious fellowships and awards. a range of minors and specializations. professor of architecture. accelerates discovery and puts you ahead of the curve. received a Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. As a top science and technology university. With about 1. • Robert Miura. faculty members are finding innovative and effective ways to help you learn. • Be flexible with academic options that include cross-registration with Rutgers-Newark.000 gears. chair. THE NJIT ADVANTEDGE IN TEACHING • Experience innovation with the unbeatable combination of smallcollege classes and the resources of a research university. • For her research with adult stem cells. it also gives you an advantage when it comes to getting an internship. Professors are passionate about their fields. • Starr Roxanne Hiltz. we maintain a small-college feel. associate professor of biomedical engineering. GUR requirements: • Freshman seminar: Provides an introduction to learning at NJIT. GENERAL UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS (GUR) Dedicated to teaching. and their enthusiasm tends to be contagious. This studio-based approach was published in IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine so others could learn of Professor Foulds’ methods. ADVANCING KNOWLEDGE BEYOND NJIT STUDY WITH INVENTORS. the highest national honor for young scientists and engineers. distinguished professor of physics and executive director of the Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research. That makes your schedule more flexible and helps you stay on track with your degree. • Learn smart with nearly 400 faculty members. although I also enjoy research. motors and sensors. distinguished professor of mathematical sciences and biomedical engineering. holds seven patents for wireless geo-location systems. received a Presidential Early The research of NJIT professors makes a difference nationwide and worldwide. expanding hands-on experiences and experimenting with team-based learning. AWARD WINNERS AND MORE Career Award. In each of NJIT’s six colleges. Treena Livingston Arinzeh. students spend less time listening to lectures and more time building surgical robots. others publish dozens of articles in prominent journals. technology is the engine that drives learning. • Many of NJIT’s undergraduate core classes are available as online courses. At the same time. Whether the topic is nanotechnology. their discoveries add excitement to learning. from new product development to bankruptcy. • Philip Goode. it’s no problem getting some one-on-one time with your professors. The reason I’m in this is for the teaching. NJIT offers the resources—the labs. From the digital design studios in our architecture program to sophisticated biomedical engineering labs. Students love it—and end up learning more than in a traditional lecture course. with classes that rarely top 30 students and a 13:1 student-faculty ratio. full-time job or admission into a top graduate program. For instance: • Classes from calculus to world literature are available via podcast for download to your iPod or computer. • Zeynep Celik. They’ll know your name and they’ll understand your capabilities—something you won’t find at many public research universities. computers and software—that are crucial to a comprehensive technology-based education. The skills you build through these classes will serve you well in any career: to be able to think clearly and analytically. All students take a series of core courses known as General University Requirements that serve as a foundation for deeper learning. our students and professors experience technological innovation firsthand. associate professor of electrical and computer engineering. If you’ve learned using the best methods possible. work with others. PROFESSORS ON THE FRONTIERS OF LEARNING ROBOTS AND JELLY DONUTS In Professor Richard Foulds’ freshman biomedical engineering design class (pictured below). Learning in this technologypowered environment not only makes life more interesting and efficient. double majors. then you’ve gained the kind of knowledge that helps you stand out. distinguished professor of information systems. That’s my passion. • Team-based learning in computer science classes turns up the intensity in small group settings—an approach that’s been proven to deepen knowledge and boost teamwork. especially in NJIT’s small classes. if you know the latest software. received the Sloan Consortium Award for her online teaching. • Computing sciences (3 credits) • Management (3 credits) • Mathematics (6 credits) • Natural sciences (7 credits) • Physical education (2 credits) • English/communication/ cultural history (9 credits) • Social sciences (6 credits) • Humanities and social science upper-level electives (9 credits) “I love teaching.

students in virtually every major venture into unexplored territory. bringing new ideas to light in the search for solutions to the world’s challenges. More than $92 million annually is spent on research.THE EDGE IN RE S E A RCH Through research projects. allowing faculty researchers to involve students in the quest for knowledge. .

Whether or not you pursue a career in research. • Industrial engineering major Durgesh Sethi worked on improving the efficiency of industrial robotics by making programming changes easier. NJIT research is streamlining industry. they can apply to national undergraduate research programs. biomedical engineering major Rina Shah developed a technique that could be used to detect cancer cells that spread to other parts of the body. It makes for a dynamic atmosphere. Experiential. • Electrical engineering major Joannie Bautista studied ways to make microprocessors more power efficient. for businesses. Professors bring the thrill of new knowledge to their teaching. for our country—for all of us. the smart gun. scientists. polymer science. • Punch up your résumé by gaining experience with emerging technologies. • Biomedical engineering major Theresa Benony investigated nanofibers that could be used in tissue engineering and tissue regeneration. • Research Experience for Undergraduates: With funding from the National Science Foundation. improving technology and making life better for individuals. You can work one-on-one with a faculty member or on research of your own creation. It can make the difference when you’re looking for a worthwhile summer job. HOW TO GET INVOLVED • Research assistant with a professor: Starting as early as the summer after freshman year. Funding for research has more than doubled in the past decade.000 stipend. • Chemical engineering major Diya Abdeljabbar worked with polylactic acid. you’re helping to move knowledge forward. students can spend a summer researching advanced technologies in such areas as engineered particulates. • Independent research or senior capstones: Under the guidance of a faculty advisor. hands-on learning is incorporated throughout the classrooms and labs with the latest software and sophisticated technologies such as electro-hydrodynamics. digest complex information. homeland security. as seniors. You can share your results in informal settings on campus. NJIT is known worldwide for its research in nanotechnology. • As a medical research assistant at Memorial SloanKettering Cancer Center. working in specialized engineering and computing laboratories and helping to bring a project to fruition. which gives you a chance to gain valuable experience and work closely with researchers who are known nationally and internationally. • Electrical engineering major Jose Carpintero created a prosthesis that mimics the senses of a natural limb by reacting to its surrounding environment.THE EDGE IN R E SE A R C H Every day. What’s most exciting is the role you can play in this research—as an undergraduate. Through their innovative and often groundbreaking research. a biodegradable polyester that could be used to regenerate bones. engineers and scholars.” —Robert English. • Mechanical engineering major Deoraj Naraine developed gait training devices to help people with paralyzed legs rehabilitate faster. solar physics. professor. You could join a research team at one of NJIT’s 20 interdisciplinary centers. you could be hired by a researcher. NJIT researchers see their findings published in the nation’s most prominent research journals. engineering or mathematics can take part in summer research at NJIT or elsewhere. you can create your own research project. • Computer science and applied mathematics major Abraham Rosales improved simulations that can better train people responding to emergencies. you’ll develop skills you can apply to any profession: the ability to UNDERGRADUATES CONDUCTING SERIOUS RESEARCH THE NJIT ADVANTEDGE IN RESEARCH • Learn from nationally known researchers by working alongside them as an undergraduate. professors share the latest developments in their fields and the excitement of discovery with their students. engineering technology 10 | THE EDGE IN RESEARCH THE EDGE IN RESEARCH | 11 . All students benefit from learning on a campus where discovery is so much a part of daily life. through poster presentations or even at national conferences with other researchers. computer security and bioMEMS while earning a $4. • Tap into the energy of a campus where research invigorates classes and everyday life. Many faculty members invite undergraduates to collaborate on research. They earn patents and licensure agreements for their unique and innovative advances. NJIT is a powerhouse of research. • McNair Achievement Program: Students in the Educational Opportunity Program (see page 54) majoring in science. “Our faculty members and their scholarship enable us to translate the research results from the lab directly to the classroom. wireless communications and network security. analyze results and determine next steps when there’s no manual to guide you. • Computer science major Daniel Fong improved the programming environment in the LEGO Mindstorms Robotics Invention System used by students in science and engineering. Either way. enlivening classes and keeping you on top of the latest developments in their fields. For its size. Research experience is also a boon for your résumé. when you’re applying to graduate school and when you’re launching your career.

high-tech and biotech companies in the nation.THE EDGE IN PA RTNE RSHIPS Opportunities for meaningful work experience abound through NJIT’s partnerships with companies ranging from international corporations to entrepreneurial start-ups. . New Jersey has the highest concentration of pharmaceutical.

Honors College student 14 | THE EDGE IN PARTNERSHIPS THE EDGE IN PARTNERSHIPS | 15 . businesses have the advantage of hiring young. real-time situations. MEETING THE CONCRETE NEEDS OF INDUSTRY STRONG PARTNERS Through partnerships with business and industry. such as meeting deadlines. A sampling: • Department of Defense • ExxonMobil • Goldman Sachs • Hewlett-Packard Foundation • Hillier Architecture • IBM • Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation • Liz Claiborne • Merck • Motorola • NASA • National Science Foundation • Panasonic • Port Authority of New York and New Jersey • Public Service Electric and Gas Company • Raytheon • Sun Microsystems • Verizon • Wachovia “There are so many companies that we have ties with and so many connections that are available to us. the benefits are even more striking. of new products. concrete industry management technology. streamline operations and accelerate the development In fields from architecture to engineering.S. hardworking. You learn the kind of skills that are crucial in the workplace. NJIT can respond directly to their needs.” —Stephanie Monteiro. chemical engineering major. Through these partnerships. This $2 billion a year (and growing) industry is expected to add 500 positions a year. “It’s not what you know. knowledgeable students on a short-term basis. And the ability to include such experience on your résumé is without compare. The Enterprise Development Center (EDC) on campus provides resources and support for 60 young. cooperative education (also known as co-ops) and summer jobs. helping to bring new products from the lab to reality and serving as a two-way pipeline for knowledge. undergraduates have remarkable opportunities to work for some of the world’s biggest names. you’re making a real difference. • Make connections with industry professionals through co-ops. The resources are available to us if we want them. realworld experience through internships and co-ops opens doors to better positions and higher salaries. Some of the companies hire undergraduates. NJIT is home to the state’s largest high-tech business incubator program. entrepreneurial. At the same time. In addition to partnerships with established companies and organizations. THE NJIT ADVANTEDGE IN PARTNERSHIPS • Deepen your learning by taking theory and applying it to actual situations.” should be “It’s what you know and who you know. along with entrepreneurial ventures that could become tomorrow’s Google. and now NJIT is one of only four universities nationwide to offer this specialized major. You’re able to apply knowledge learned in the classroom to real-life. helping companies save money. These business ventures range from facial recognition technology to medical devices. You meet professionals on the frontlines—and make connections that could lead to a full-time career. NJIT’s newest program. communicate more effectively. And our graduates will have all the qualifications that the concrete industry needs. NJIT gets an inside look at what’s happening in industry. skills and experience industries are looking for—before you graduate. companies have gotten to know NJIT— and the quality of our graduates. At NJIT. through our partnerships we also offer connections to a range of companies and organizations. Through internships. troubleshooting. By maintaining close relationships with engineers. giving you an unparalleled opportunity to experience what’s involved with building a new business—without even leaving campus. You can gain meaningful experience by working at the many companies throughout New Jersey and New York that have established partnerships with NJIT. The work is challenging and absorbing. that old adage. Because we’ve forged so many long-standing partnerships (and we’re forming new ones all the time).THE EDGE IN PA R TN E R S HI P S Since the university’s beginnings. was developed in collaboration with U. For you as an undergraduate. helping them bring new inventions and services from the lab to the market. • Make yourself a more valuable employee by gaining the knowledge. At the same time. technology-focused companies. prominent corporations have come to know the quality and dependability of NJIT students. NJIT has collaborated with businesses and industry. scientists and managers on the front lines. creative. working within a budget. internships and part-time jobs. it’s who you know.” Not only does NJIT provide the knowledge and skills needed for today’s workplace. communicating and being part of a team. For instance. Concrete and other major companies.

THE EDGE IN A C A DE M IC DIS CIPL IN E S NJIT’s undergraduate schools weave design. . business and liberal arts studies together. In addition to its 45 undergraduate degree programs. NJIT offers 56 master’s programs and 19 PhD programs. giving you the tools you need to succeed in today’s technology-driven world. technology.

environmental chemistry and pollution control. physics and biology in this interdisciplinary program. management information and decision support systems. Students have done research in chemistry. global project business. Web design. e-customer relations and multimedia group collaboration. BFA in Fine Arts* from College of Architecture and Design Communicate ideas using multiple analog and digital media while working individually or in teams on projects such as interactive art installations. software use and evaluation. and GIS/Remote Sensing Labs. including medical school. an imaging lab that offers the latest software and a model shop. polymeric materials. at federal agencies and in higher education. or take on a technology-focused position in a traditional company. water quality. Faculty members include dedicated teachers. teaching studios and labs are fully equipped with the latest instrumentation. Neural dynamics. computer-aided drug design. Undergraduate research is encouraged. pharmaceutical engineering. petrochemicals. electrical and mechanical engineering. bioinformatics draws on the university’s strengths in computing. Conduct research and develop new devices and processes at a range of research and development firms. science and math. homeland security. design. Students become members of the Idea Factory. Undergraduates can work alongside faculty in cutting-edge research in such areas as the SmartCampus project. architectural and land sculpture. The Undergraduate Biology and Math Training Program offers summer research opportunities. telecommunications. researchers and engineering practitioners. vision and neural engineering. interactive art. it focuses on reallife design projects submitted by our sponsors. Solve challenges in energy generation. Or go into management or medical administration. imaging. geomatics. More than 500 biomedical firms are located within 50 miles of campus. material science and condensed matter physics. environment. hydraulics and water resources engineering. bridges. exploring the intersection between traditional and new media. biophysics. polymer physics. One area of great current interest involves the use of stable isotope tracers for medical diagnostics. motion analysis and rehabilitation engineering. Construction. Solar and terrestrial physics. laser diagnostics of elementary processes. infrastructure planning. BA or BS in Biological Sciences from the College of Science and Liberal Arts Conduct research in government labs. financial products. Fine arts study at NJIT takes advantage of the presence of technology. collaboration with other disciplines to solve business problems. Stem cell applications in tissue regeneration. Biomedical management. Investigate biology from an interdisciplinary perspective with an emphasis on mathematics. science. BS in Bioinformatics from the College of Computing Sciences Understand the fundamentals of bioinformatics. biology and mathematics. marketing. Analyze and manage highly specialized information in biotechnology. Choose among concentrations in e-commerce. pharmaceuticals. construction. With one of the most computingintensive campuses in the world. urban planning or computer animation. This is a joint degree program with Rutgers-Newark. biomedical and mathematics departments at NJIT and at UMDNJ. patent law. semantic networks. BS in Biophysics from the College of Science and Liberal Arts Learn to apply physics principles to the study of biological processes with applications such as bioenergetics. Disaster routing. Excellent preparation for advanced study. design. new media. biophysical theory and modeling. Resources include a library with 13. pharmaceutical. international business. noise walls. photonics. Prepare for a career in medicine. critical infrastructure. social concerns and architectural technology. water supplies and more with an engineering or construction firm. Another is the development of microsensors to probe nonlinear auditory response in mammals. biotech firms or universities. relationship alignment management. pharmaceutical companies. or go on to graduate studies in such specialties as biotechnology or nanobiology. immersive environment production. green manufacturing. Faculty members have expertise in areas including energy. Create new environments and manage existing ones in architecture. BS in Biomedical Engineering from Newark College of Engineering Draw from chemical. prototype and test ideas. public sculpture. bioMEMS. insurance. Analytical and environmental chemistry at industrial and microchip scales. BS in Business from the School of Management BS in Business and Information Systems from the College of Computing Sciences Learn concepts in business topics including accounting. A senior capstone has you tackle a real-world engineering problem. finance. Undergraduate research is encouraged. making biomedicine the state’s largest industry. A significant number of undergraduates have conducted award-winning research and have published results with their faculty mentors in respected journals. Take on a management role in e-commerce. physics. data mining. enzyme design. real estate development. and complex ecological systems. Controlled medical vocabularies. Includes one of the largest groups of biomath researchers in the country. BS in Chemical Engineering from Newark College of Engineering Build a foundation in chemical engineering by mastering the principles of chemistry. NJIT is a pioneer in the use of architectural computing. neuroimmunology. along with appropriate science and math knowledge and related interdisciplinary studies. The program draws on the rich technological resources of New Jersey’s science and technology university. The program is ABET accredited. electrophysics. and information system topics such as databases. biophysics. business operations and marketing. consulting and the pharmaceutical industry. BS in Civil Engineering from Newark College of Engineering Explore advances in high-strength concrete. synthesis of organic and inorganic materials in green solvents. Design medical devices like artificial hearts. One of NJIT’s newest programs. food processing. pipeline corrosion. application development tools. health care. Fuse traditional and digital media in such careers as installation art production. genomics and microarray data analysis. telecommunications or the Internet. academia and such industries as pharmaceuticals. as well as from materials science. polymers and biotechnology. Particle technology. reinforced through courses in history. or government agency. building science.000 slides. work in entrepreneurial businesses during the day and go to class at night to learn how to start and run a business. along with the building of teamwork and presentation skills. Choose from three concentrations: optical science and engineering. A range of technical electives allows you to narrow your chemistry focus. mathematics and engineering subjects. Undergraduate research is encouraged. biomolecular modeling and simulations. Prepare for careers in finance. computational biology. and some opportunities include the chance to earn money while learning alongside nationally known researchers. muscle function and protein shaping. The program incorporates a studio-style education that emphasizes active learning. bridge structures. membrane technology. petrochemical or pollution control. museum exhibition production and digital art. emergency management information systems.5 million per year. remote sensing for environmental analysis. Sponsored by industry. Current research expenditure in the department exceeds $2.000 books and 78. and biophysics. It focuses on the effective depiction and communication of ideas using multiple media. computer science. * Pending 18 | THE EDGE IN ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES THE EDGE IN ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES | 19 . Hydraulics. Learn to solve open-ended design problems as early as freshman year. astronomy/astrophysics and microelectronics. fuels. Plan. medical technology. Architectural design. Bring your engineering skills to positions in government.YOUR DEGREE WHAT YOU’LL LEARN YOUR CAREER POSSIBILITIES CURRENT NJIT RESEARCH THE NJIT EDGE BS in Applied Physics from the College of Science and Liberal Arts Study physics and how it applies to such industries as optical science and photonics. computer science and biology. pacemakers and surgical lasers for pharmaceutical and medical device firms. IT development and management. urban design. buildings. A double major with computer science is also available. Undergraduate teaching labs include the Geotechnical. Research facilities. management information systems and marketing. Through the Kauffman Entrepreneur Internship Program. biomedical and related industries. polymers and more in industries such as pharmaceuticals. Explore a cross-disciplinary approach that combines business knowledge with computing skills and information-age technologies. astronomy and astrophysics. computer-aided drug design. finance. NJIT has pioneered in the applications of new technologies as learning tools. secondary school teaching or medical physics. biomaterials and biopolymers. mathematical neurophysiology. Faculty members in the physics department bring in the most federal research dollars per capita of any NJIT department. kinetics. membrane biology. materials. The program is NAAB accredited. 5-year BArch or 4-year BS in Architecture from the College of Architecture and Design Learn studio design. and digital process art. Many faculty members are practicing architects in New Jersey and New York. and transportation. physics and chemistry. set design. Computer Design. build and maintain roads. traffic analysis. a laboratory housing the latest equipment with which to invent. BS in Chemistry from the College of Science and Liberal Arts Learn how chemistry can be used to solve problems through an emphasis on laboratory skills. enterprise development. Proximity to the New York City financial markets makes the program well suited for those who wish to pursue an information systems career in the financial world.

pharmaceuticals and technology. BA or BS in Computer Science from the College of Computing Sciences Learn to program. construction engineering technology. Degree options include concrete industry management. internships with cultural institutions and access to Rutgers library holdings. high-performance computing. Program requires at least 30 credits in engineering courses. computer-aided process design. intelligent systems. Along with the facilities available throughout campus. medical reporting and more. Students become members of the Idea Factory. prototype and test ideas. designing and developing software. urban history. Bring problem-solving skills to a wide range of fields. computer science and computer systems. installing and running applications. The largest CS department among research universities in the metropolitan area. is based at NJIT. BA in Digital Design from the College of Architecture and Design Work in teams to experience the challenges of designing. analyze and implement computer algorithms and software systems. design and test computer systems for a range of applications. BA in History from the College of Science and Liberal Arts Master historical research and exposition methods while gaining a broad understanding of world historical trends and particular historical problems and regions. energy conversion. Prepare for careers in such fields as game design. each requiring 36 credits. virtual set design and digital special effects. develop and work on software systems. controls. include sustainable earth. Prepare for careers that require a combination of business and computing knowledge. Web design. Active participation in the program by more than 40 NJIT mathematical sciences faculty produces a stimulating learning environment. sociology.S. Opportunities exist in many industries. The program includes a co-op work experience and a senior capstone course in which you produce a substantial original work. pervasive and mobile computing. history. computing. The program draws on the rich technological resources of New Jersey’s Science and Technology University. physical sciences. microelectronics. Learn concepts in computer science and business to function effectively in designing. NJIT is a pioneer in the applications of new technologies as learning tools. European history. and in education and research. ultra-wideband communications. Options. medieval history. Special opportunities include original research and historical writing. Trace and preserve history in an educational or museum setting. firewalls and servers in such fields as finance. Sponsored by industry. digital video production. RF/microwave and fiber optics and telecommunications. and modeling and simulation. environment and medicine. Use words and images to share information and knowledge in positions in technical communication. a laboratory housing the latest equipment with which to invent. image processing. The program offers an accelerated seven-year program in pre-medicine. applications. using hardware. Grant-supported NJIT researchers are using computational methods to study such diverse topics as a treatment for cocaine addiction. Faculty members have many years of industrial experience. This is a joint program with Rutgers-Newark. surveying engineering technology or technology education. designing databases. The program is fully accredited by ABET. manufacturing and engineering operational functions in a range of industries. pre-dentistry or pre-optometry. computers. Create your own specialization in an area such as materials science or biomedical engineering or an area from one of NJIT’s other colleges. The Otto York Center. biocomplexity. or use your degree as a foundation for legal or medical studies. Gain a strong background in engineering.YOUR DEGREE WHAT YOU’LL LEARN YOUR CAREER POSSIBILITIES CURRENT NJIT RESEARCH THE NJIT EDGE BA or BS in Communication and Media from the College of Science and Liberal Arts Learn excellent speaking. Think analytically and creatively and communicate effectively with a foundation in mathematics. and professional and technical communication (with an option in journalism). developing and maintaining Web sites and e-commerce systems. design. active queue management. drawing on chemistry. running computer systems. biomedical instrumentation. computer networking. All of our studios are now taught using a wide array of digital media. it focuses on real-life design projects submitted by our sponsors. NJSOA was the first architecture program in the nation to establish fully digital design studios. site decontamination. Race relations. Optical networks. mechanical engineering technology. BS in Electrical Engineering from Newark College of Engineering Design electrical devices in a range of fields. Technical communications. business. There’s an optional concentration in history of technology. animation and motion design. construction and testing. writing and visual skills with a firm understanding of technology and science and a mastery of current technological tools. BS in Computer Engineering from Newark College of Engineering Explore a combination of electrical engineering. co-ops and research. Choose from three concentrations: literature (with an option in education). enhancing financial systems. Application areas include operating systems. electrical and computer engineering technology. microprocessors and more. students have access to state-of-the-art Computer Aided Design (CAD) equipment and digital media laboratories. and providing computing support for business functions such as trading and financial analysis. BS in Engineering Science from Newark College of Engineering BS in Engineering Technology from Newark College of Engineering Learn to apply scientific and engineering knowledge and methods and technical skills to implement and expand technology. solvent replacement. building and testing designs using collaborative methods. our faculty members have been recognized nationally as leaders in digital design education. design. Senior year includes a design project that incorporates research. emergency management information systems. firewalls and Web servers. Choose from three technical tracks: computer communications. advertising. ecology. ensuring security. Design. 20 | THE EDGE IN ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES THE EDGE IN ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES | 21 . The program emphasizes real-world experience by bringing experts from leading industries to campus to mentor seniors in their design projects. grant writing. and maintaining software systems and applications in the context of business environments such as the financial industry. traffic modeling and scheduling. power. media arts. law or business. cost analysis. The program offers students a unique opportunity to learn from leading experts in the field and to participate with faculty in research sponsored by government agencies and industry. enhancing. The program is ABET-CAC accredited. the largest university-based hazardous waste management research facility nationwide. including pharmaceuticals. health and political science. manage and improve products. journalism. Since then. volatile organic compound containment. graphic design. building. BS in Environmental Science from the College of Science and Liberal Arts Build a well-rounded background in environmental sciences. mathematics and the life sciences with a focus on interdisciplinary problem solving. neurosciences. power systems. protecting and managing networks. An emphasis on hands-on learning includes opportunities for internships. BS in Computing and Business from the College of Computing Sciences Undergraduates can work alongside faculty in cutting-edge research in such areas as the SmartCampus project. in government. especially the Department of Defense and NASA. scientific computing. network security. including integrated circuits. Develop. Communications and signal processing. ocean acoustics to detect submarines. humanities and social sciences. Latin American history. e-customer relations and multimedia group collaboration. databases. computer architecture. design. or use your capabilities in such fields as media. The program is ABET accredited. government. Known for the integration of technology throughout the curriculum and campus. environmental policy studies and chemistry of the environment. software and engineering knowledge. Industrial waste streams. systems analysis. and the effects of space weather on aviation and telecommunications. silicon nanoelectronics. advanced computer systems and telecommunication. systems. along with depth in electrical engineering. Develop. Specializations include communication network. Take on technical positions in the environmental industry and environmental-related positions in law. geology and biological sciences. U. QoS Routing and link state update. With one of the most computingintensive campuses in the world. chemicals and electronics. networks. BS in Computational Sciences from the College of Science and Liberal Arts The program emphasizes topics such as numerical computation. Database/data mining. databases. technology-enhanced teaching and learning. history of technology and medicine. including medical and environmental research. biomedical sciences and technology.

medical engineering. a laboratory housing the latest equipment with which to invent. computer forensics and education development. improve. medicine. BA in Law. BS in Industrial Engineering from Newark College of Engineering Design and improve systems involved in the manufacturing of products or delivery of services in a range of businesses including manufacturing. medicine and environmental science. global networking. THE EDGE IN ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES | 23 BS in Mechanical Engineering from Newark College of Engineering Through a combination of theory. collaborative and learning systems. biomedical. such as management. install and operate systems of people. After mastering product and production process design. integrating the scientific and technical disciplines with the humanities and social sciences. marketing. accounting. technology and culture. and technology. finance. power and robotics. environmental and health/safety. Choose among specializations in operations engineering. lab courses and design experiences. Build computational. service. SOM offers excellent business education. basic sciences. marketing. instrumentation. Choose among more than 20 concentrations including architecture. Europe. manufacturing engineering and process engineering. accounting and taxation. Teaching labs encompass computer-aided design. theater design. 22 | THE EDGE IN ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES . e-commerce. multimedia. The program is ABET accredited. At the same time. materials and facilities needed by industry and throughout society. Systems design and information management. humanities and social sciences. such as management. graphic design and multimedia or accounting. business. BA in Interior Design from the College of Architecture and Design Learn to make decisions and solve problems by researching and analyzing information. HVAC. social science. applied statistics. NJSOA offers a constellation of related programs. BS in Science. Concentrations. a three-credit internship in law. nanotechnology. exchange ideas and form synergies. work analysis and engineering management science. Sponsored by industry. and a three-credit senior seminar in which they prepare a major paper or project in law. health law and bioethics. Information technology is projected to be the fastest growing profession over the next decade. Develop and manage applications and networks for such fields as science. The program’s ABET-CAC accreditation has been earned by only 20 universities nationwide. Faculty drawn from a wide range of disciplines have research interests in such areas as Internet and media law. human-computer interaction. The unusual 15-credit concentration requires five courses in an application or methodological area related to IS. The unusual 15-credit concentration requires five courses in an application or methodological area related to IS. An interdisciplinary core curriculum of 30 credits of law-related course work in history. and mathematics of finance and actuarial science. nano/microtechnology. materials engineering or biomedical engineering. medical information systems. mathematical fluid dynamics. it provides students with a broadly comparative perspective on the nature of legal thought and practice. technology. assembly and concurrent engineering. The program is a passport to careers in multinational corporations both in the United States and abroad. production and health care delivery. It prepares students for careers in practically every field and type of organization including businesses. In collaboration with other design professionals. BA in Information Systems from the College of Computing Sciences The program’s ABET-CAC accreditation has been earned by only 20 universities nationwide.” The school has a dedicated. Apply computing methodologies to areas such as management. Because interior design lives together with these other design programs. public policy. production and health care delivery. technology assessment and more. Find solutions to technology-related challenges in a range of fields. CNC routers and special software. ocean acoustics applied to national defense. urban development. biological and industrial problems. analytical and problem-solving skills and learn to apply them to physical. Robotics and system integration. prototype and test ideas. technical communications. from concept through manufacturing and everyday use—and create products ranging from salt shakers to furniture to medical devices. Apply computing methodologies to areas such as management. statistics. plastics engineering. work with one of NJIT’s industrial partners or start-up companies. medical information systems. human-computer interaction. automotive. include environmental studies. environmental and medical issues that are particularly relevant in the 21st century. space planning. foreign direct investment. BS in Information Technology from the College of Computing Sciences Examine the intersection of telecommunications and computing and apply them to solve hardware and software problems in the field of your choice. Students become members of the Idea Factory. logistics and simulation issues of small and mediumsized companies. marketing. management and STS. micro-flow control. design for manufacturing. engineered particulates. philosophy. You’ll learn technologies that combine computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing. This four-year program builds on the university’s strengths in computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing. The Undergraduate Biology and Math Training Program offers summer research opportunities. Technology and Culture from the College of Science and Liberal Arts The program prepares students for careers in law and law-related areas of business and government by focusing on the development of law in relation to technological. alliance formation and environmental concerns. thermo/fluids and engines. 3-D printers. display and exhibit design. Learn the foundation and impact of science and technology by examining the values. and robotics and automation engineering. graphic design and multimedia or accounting. information technology. Cybersecurity. politics and economics of modern technological society. materials and processing. evaluating solutions through the language of visual art. hospitality design. energy systems. ethics and history of technology. The program presents legal and ethical issues in the context of 21st-century technology and science. from cryptologist to software engineer to investment analyst. engineering. BS in International Business from the School of Management Study international trade. For the senior capstone. e-customer relationship management. and learning from peers and mentors in a studio setting. it focuses on real-life design projects submitted by our sponsors. medicine and environmental science. engaged. NJIT has extensive affiliations with universities in Asia. public policy. Design a wide range of products and devices in an engineering or specialized design firm or manufacturing company. internship and co-op opportunities and combined BS/MS programs. the interior designer engages in commercial interior design. mathematical biology. engineering sciences. interior architecture. international financial institutions. With sophisticated laser cutters. public policy and globalization. the Fabrication Laboratory lets you transform your ideas into three-dimensional prototypes. This is a cooperative program with Rutgers-Newark. scientific computing. virtual team leadership. digital design and fine arts all under one roof. residential interior design. accounting. history. multicultural faculty with extensive contacts in the international business community. technology. engineering and manufacturing. each requiring 18 credits. finance. multinational enterprise development. government. design. collaborative and learning systems. virtual team leadership. e-customer relationship management. Internships and foreign study programs will be important to the learning development of students in this degree program. engineering and the sciences. learn to design. manufacturing processes. network security. Princeton Review ranked it among its “Best 282 Business Schools. bioinformatics. robotics. Double majors are possible in areas such as biology and computer science. history. Industrial and operations research. research and development and public service. environmental law. intellectual property law (including patent law). lighting design. Concentrations include applied mathematics. Choose a 12-credit technical specialty emphasizing mechanical design. government. Design and create in such fields as aerospace. creative atmosphere in which the various design disciplines interact. defense. linear and nonlinear wave propagation. surface engineering. Develop and manage applications and networks for such fields as science. BS in Mathematical Sciences from the College of Science and Liberal Arts Analyze and solve problems in a range of positions in business. cross-cultural appreciation. mechanical-engineering design procedures and computer-based methods. It is the largest architecture program on the East Coast and the only architecture school in New Jersey to house interior design. industrial design.YOUR DEGREE WHAT YOU’LL LEARN YOUR CAREER POSSIBILITIES CURRENT NJIT RESEARCH THE NJIT EDGE BS in Industrial Design from the College of Architecture and Design Understand how a product comes to be. Bring an understanding of technology to a range of positions in law. quality. it enjoys an exciting. by investigating the nature and significance of law in widely different cultures and historical periods. Special opportunities include seminars on current issues. creating exciting and unexpected solutions. computer-aided design. emergency management information systems. not-forprofits and governmental organizations. build a firm base in mathematics. All students also take 15 credits of law-related electives. barriers to international trade. Mathematical biology. Technology and Society from the College of Science and Liberal Arts Environmental ethics. marketing. Russia and South America. emergency management information systems. BS in Web and Information Systems from the College of Computing Sciences Systems design and information management. culture and art.

widen your options even more with a dual-degree program. ARCHITECTURE CO-OPS AND INTERNSHIPS Architecture students have a wealth of opportunities to gain real-world experience through cooperative education and internships at architecture and construction firms. leading to the BS. and it just feels right for the site. • Learn hands-on with community-based studio projects and events such as the Masonry DesignBuild Competition. NJ THE NJIT ADVANTEDGE IN ARCHITECTURE • Go digital with NJIT’s studio curriculum that includes the latest design software (sometimes even before architectural firms have it). As architects and designers in many industries. one of the most advanced digital studios of its kind and close interaction with accomplished faculty members who help you build on your strengths. Here are a few examples of the type of work students have done: • Model making • Drawing • CAD documentation • Housing coordination • Construction inspection The College of Architecture and Design’s New Jersey School of Architecture (NJSOA) offers the five-year BArch degree. With the nation’s fifth-largest school of architecture. 24 | THE EDGE IN ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN THE EDGE IN ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN | 25 . plus artwork. it hits all our criteria. technology and the liberal arts. they create the structures and virtual environments where we live.THE EDGE IN A R C H IT E C T U R E AND DE SIG N NJIT’s College of Architecture and Design educates design professionals and leaders who make a visible and tangible impact on the world. Architecture students produce Studio Magazine to showcase NJIT’s best undergraduate architectural work. What was that like? The project allowed me to understand the housing situation in Newark and study how to improve it. What about NJIT’s location? Newark is a renaissance city. It fits into the neighborhood spatially. Or you can broaden your capabilities by pairing the BS with one of NJIT’s graduate degree programs in construction management. I can stay in New Jersey while getting a great education that is respected all across the country. You were on a team that won a design contest sponsored by Habitat for Humanity Newark to design energy. photography and writing. The four-year bachelor’s program. they make improvements to the items we use every day. It’s an exciting place to be at this time in Newark’s history. Why did Habitat choose your entry? The design didn’t require any substantial variances that might lead to problems with permits. a professional degree that fulfills the strict requirements of the National Architecture Accrediting Board and puts you well on your way to becoming a licensed architect. environmental and economic factors. These are demanding professions. Its close proximity to New York City allows me to take advantage of all the opportunities for professional development and education in the city. and NJIT allows students to be right in the middle of that. STUDYING ARCHITECTURE AT NJIT Alexander Merlucci CO LLEG E O F ARCHITECTU RE AND DES IG N. NJIT provides an intense and challenging experience that offers opportunities for hands-on work. classrooms and academic projects. The publication also serves as an open forum on architectural issues. Faculty members at the College of Architecture and Design understand the long and visible legacies created by design professionals—and how important it is to give students a strong foundation to build on. I hope that one day I will be able to contribute positively to Newark. Students and professors incorporate the urban renaissance into their everyday lives.njit. from the efficiency of a can opener to the comfort of a cell phone in your hand. you must have not only creative ability and technical expertise. and I believe NJIT will help me do so.edu/~studio/. What are your plans after graduation? I plan to find a position as a junior architect in New York or New Jersey and begin working on my intern development hours so that I can sit for the architecture licensing examination. New Jersey. It will fulfill the living needs for a family for a long period of time. prepares you for a career in an architecture-related field. • Be versatile with learning that encompasses architecture. As industrial designers. but also an understanding of human. View the magazine at web. Have you had an internship position? Through my Design Studio class. To translate opportunities into innovative solutions in practical yet aesthetically pleasing ways. work and play. ALBERT DO RM AN HO NO RS CO LLEG E Major: Architecture Hometown: Kinnelon. I was offered an internship at SmithMaran Architects in Montclair. Why NJIT? At NJIT. infrastructure planning or management.and cost-efficient housing units.

It is experimental in nature and explores the intersection between traditional and new media. Architecture students learn as much outside the studio as in it.In small classes and studios averaging 12 to 15 students. an international digital imaging competition. The program benefits from its location within a technological university. With special design software. This CNC technology is being used in the best architectural firms. more than a dozen prominent architects and scholars from around the world come to campus each year to share their work and discuss current issues. you’ll know how to develop and communicate your ideas using multiple media. industrial design and product design. My biggest surprise was the quality of NJIT as a whole. THE BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS* NJIT offers a unique BFA program that is focused at the nexus of art and technology. ARCHITECTURE UP CLOSE While NJIT’s design studios have gone digital. intense program. For instance. Learn not only traditional studio techniques such as freehand sketching. Unlike many architecture programs that teach students to design and draw with traditional media before learning to use digital media. NJIT’s vast digital resources and FABLAB will help you quickly move your ideas to the prototype phase as you learn to create innovative solutions to actual technical and economic needs. so knowing how to use it as an undergraduate puts you a step ahead. Many architecture classes incorporate field trips so you can experience firsthand the buildings that have helped shape the field of architecture. NJIT’s new Fabrication Laboratory. They worked closely with the mayor (George Paschalis. long considered a pioneer in architectural computing. architecture. Students get similar experiences through NJIT’s Urban Lab. especially at NJIT. I have no regrets about coming here. and the dedication of the faculty. met with the chiefs of the fire and police departments. the fourth-year students in Professor Glenn Goldman’s studio were up for his challenge: to design a community center and public safety complex. where the world-renowned architectural marvels of Newark (the nation’s thirdoldest major city) and New York City are just minutes away from campus. They spent weeks brainstorming. and listened to the townspeople. commercial and institutional interior spaces and facilities drawing from the disciplines of environmental psychology. After they presented their concepts to the client. NJIT architecture students dominated the annual CADDIE awards. architecture major and Honors College student Students in the BArch and the BS programs share the same curriculum the first two years. modeling and talking with the clients.500 in prizes for their efforts. otherwise known as the FABLAB. as part of the annual Masonry DesignBuild Competition. you’ll still have many opportunities to work with your hands. from freehand drawing to the digital photography. from cars to furniture to MP3 players. student teams designed and built parts of cultural centers—and the top teams won $18. BS IN INDUSTRIAL DESIGN Digital Design is an exciting field that underlies most of today’s communication and entertainment media. you’ll have the chance to work closely with accomplished faculty members. Industrial designers create a wide spectrum of the items and devices we use every day. You have a lot of one-on-one time with your professors. learning how to spread mortar and lay brick under the careful tutelage of about 40 professional masons and master craftsmen. students can learn the techniques of animation. Students at the College of Architecture and Design learn to create residential. 3-D printers and routers that are computer numerically controlled (CNC). but also the latest in digital approaches at NJSOA. using architecture and design to improve the quality of city life. INTO RIVER VALE When the mayor of River Vale. Over the course of a decade. In addition. At the College of Architecture and Design. sketching. Campus Technology magazine has praised this approach—and included NJIT among top innovators in using technology in higher education. One year. especially in the School of Architecture. you can transform your ideas on the computer screen into three-dimensional models. Building on a strong architecture program. through the manipulation of spatial volume as well as surface treatment. increasing the opportunities for experimental fusion of new and traditional media. they had to deal with last-minute changes—just like in the real world. vector modeling and drawing applications of digital media. The emphasis on digital media is a natural outgrowth of NJIT’s longstanding strength in computer-aided design (CAD).” —André Wolf Pause. New Jersey. NJIT has recently started offering a four-year bachelor’s degree in industrial design. BA IN INTERIOR DESIGN OUT OF THE STUDIO. you’ll develop a design and then bring it to reality. approached NJIT’s New Jersey School of Architecture for help. from computer game design to movie special effects. digital special effects and graphic design at one of the nation’s leading institutions for digital design education. NJIT’s program teaches students to use digital media in the first semester. Interior Design is the process of shaping the experience of interior space. many of them practicing architects with firms in New York City. which sponsors community-based studio projects. a 1996 graduate of NJIT’s School of Architecture). The professors are absolutely outstanding. allows you to use laser cutters. * Pending 26 | THE EDGE IN ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN THE EDGE IN ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN | 27 . BA IN DIGITAL DESIGN “It’s such a great. By the time you graduate.

we hope to make enough money so that we don’t have to work day jobs. I never thought I’d be good at it. It’s up to information and computer professionals to design. especially those by Lucas Arts. the Fate of Atlantis. but we want to expand and also make apps for other mobile devices. interactive design and data mining. THE EDGE IN COMPUTING SCIENCES | 29 28 | THE EDGE IN COMPUTING SCIENCES . THE NJIT ADVANTEDGE IN COMPUTING SCIENCES CCS has a cooperative education path for its bachelor’s degrees that allows students to substitute approved work experience for two of their general electives. though. If Ironsoft Studios does well. implement. skills and values within CCS. health care. says the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Projections show that the field of computing will become even more crucial in coming years. While the field of computing changes nearly every minute. the program improves your understanding of the relationship between classroom theory and practical application. video gaming. Today. Students in the co-op path will: • Gain real-world experience within a company. What are you working on at Ironsoft Studios. the College of Computing Sciences (CCS) has the largest concentration of computing students among all research universities in the New York metropolitan area. It was a very interesting project that made me view the making of video games in a different light. And my favorite part of making a game is definitely programming. I’ll be very happy. • Develop professional and communication skills in a business environment. To stay current. Consider this: • Computing will be one of the nation’s fastest growing industries. sophisticated technology in labs and classrooms. and I can make a living from making games and game apps. Businesses and organizations continue to upgrade and expand their network and online capabilities. I never thought I’d make games. and disaster and emergency management. When did you become interested in video games? I started off playing DOS computer games. like Monkey Island and Indiana Jones.THE EDGE SC IE N CE S IN CO M PU T I N G Anthony Rego CO LLEG E O F CO M PU TING S CIENCES Major: Information Technology (concentration in Game Development) Hometown: Hackensack. But there are some group projects you can take after you have learned how to make games yourself. with the help of robots. NJIT has the experience. What are your plans after graduation? I have been applying for software developer jobs. security. We want to make apps for game consoles as well as for PCs. At the same time. I never realized that video games. • Computing science majors are among those drawing the highest salaries nationwide for new graduates. Eventually. The classes are focused on teaching students to make games themselves. • Earn a salary which helps pay tuition. NJIT is a leader in using technology to improve life on campus. to find ways to manage growing amounts of data and to tighten security. Department of Labor. the world is relying more on computerized systems in critical areas such as national security. So no matter how quickly today’s advances become tomorrow’s obsolete technology. I really liked adventure games. NJIT is continually adjusting and improving the course content and adding new topics such as networking. STAYING AHEAD OF THE CURVE NJIT’s programs help you build a strong base in computing knowledge while helping you build the skills to adapt to continual change. resources and expertise to stay on top of advances— and to anticipate tomorrow’s needs. • Establish professional connections with a co-op employer through exemplary performance. maintain and improve the systems and human interaction that make those advances happen. mostly in Manhattan’s financial district. With wireless access throughout campus. Describe the gaming classes at NJIT. NJ NJIT has been on the forefront of computing sciences for more than three decades. Describe the collaborative project between the IT and Biomedical Engineering departments to create a game for disabled children. but right now we are having a lot of fun making the apps together. with employment up more than 30 percent by 2018. I always thought it would be too hard. according to projections by the U. Closely aligned with your major studies. the company you and three other NJIT graduates started? We are now concentrating on making iPhone apps. and the pioneering SmartCampus project. you’ll be ready. Even when I took my first game programming class. • Determine if the current major is a good match for his or her interests. could be used for physical therapy to help children with cerebral palsy.S. • Improve interviewing skills for future positions by becoming familiar with an employer’s expectations.

you’ll take on a project that integrates much of what you’ve learned. Or. Students are not only helping to organize the new wireless system. For instance. many of whom have been entrepreneurs or held leading roles in technology companies. smaller firms. colleges. and together—in a way that closely parallels life in the workplace—you’ll seek a solution to a challenge posed by one of NJIT’s many corporate partners. Then it’s up to the NJIT team to design and implement a solution. database design. • Web and Information Systems: Apply computer and web-based systems to support decision making. • Classes: In most of your computerrelated classes. NJIT is creating the SmartCampus Test-Bed as a living laboratory to study People-to-People-to-Places technology. Their groundbreaking work enlivens the small classes that average fewer than 20 students. wireless campus community system that could change how people communicate. an outgrowth of the CCS Capstone Program. see page 32). HANDS-ON LEARNING skills and knowledge of the latest software. universities. software and Web engineering. tackling real-life situations presented by companies. search engines and the SmartCampus project. including Honeywell International and other Fortune 500 companies. programming tools and computer graphics. NJIT undergraduate Angie Zaka (center) instructs Anu Apaddhyay and Christina Moussa in testing a new device to measure finger joint angle using camera and lasers in Professor Lisa Simone’s lab. learning systems. Such a day is not far away at NJIT because we’re part of the SmartCampus project.com. For the capstone. With projects like this. simulation. they’re also experiencing it firsthand. tonight’s special in the Food Court is six-foot subs and your physics buddies are having coffee at Starbucks. the National Science Foundation. a revolutionary mobile. biomedical informatics. • Research: As an undergraduate. Past projects have involved programming language implementation. One of the best ways to prepare for life after college is to build your experience. Above. when you can earn academic credit and money by working full time in a position related to your major. you’ll be testing them for yourself. • Computing and Business: Learn how computers improve a company’s day-to-day functions. you can join in research teams led by NJIT faculty who are working in such areas as algorithms. • Capstone: As a senior. are involved in research that is shaping the future. NJIT is well sited to offer a range of hands-on learning opportunities. • Information Systems: People-centered computing and effective application design. all the while docu- menting progress. DECIPHERING COMPUTERRELATED FIELDS • Computer Engineering: Design computer hardware (for more on engineering at NJIT. SMARTCAMPUS: PIONEERING HOW CAMPUSES COMMUNICATE You’re strolling by the Campus Center when suddenly your cell phone flashes a message telling you what’s going on inside: a student government meeting is about to start in Room 480. also known as P3. Computer-related careers take so many forms these days. Located in the heart of important industrial. the sponsor presents an actual problem or need. you won’t just be learning theories. and make a formal presentation of the final product. hypermedia. • Business and Information Systems: Learn to develop computer systems tailored to business needs.COMPUTING SCIENCES PROGRAMS • Business and Information Systems • Bioinformatics • Computing and Business • Computer Science • Information Systems • Information Technology • Web and Information Systems The more than 60 faculty members in computing sciences. NJIT offers multiple ways for computing sciences students to gain valuable experience. including: • Internships: During the academic year or the summer. Since the College of Computing Sciences implemented the capstone approach in 2002. Here’s a quick rundown of NJIT’s computerrelated majors: • Computer Science: Design and organize computer software systems. you and your classmates might take on the role of a software development team and create a Web-based application that solves a particular problem. network programming. NASA and other government and nonprofit agencies. 30 | THE EDGE IN COMPUTING SCIENCES THE EDGE IN COMPUTING SCIENCES | 31 . expert systems. brings students from high schools across the state to NJIT for summer assignments in real-world research. in the course Software Tools for Solving Problems. it’s no surprise that NJIT is regularly named one of the 25 most connected campuses by the Princeton Review and Forbes. • Information Technology: Apply telecommunications and computing tools to a particular field. computer-mediated communications. NJIT computing sciences students are in demand because of their Connections. CAPPING OFF YOUR DEGREE NJIT developed the world’s first distance learning programs and is on the leading edge of asynchronous learning networks. emergency response systems. In paid and unpaid positions. they work at companies and organizations throughout the New Jersey/New York metropolitan area. decision and improvisation support. • Co-ops: Spend a semester in cooperative education. • Bioinformatics: Take the power and potential of computers and apply it to biology and medicine. financial and pharmaceutical centers. You’ll join a small team. it’s tough to know one from another. On and off campus. you’ll work directly with industry. more than 200 student teams have worked on projects from more than 90 sponsors. the New Jersey Governor’s Office.

I believe I have a different perspective on the fields of medicine and surgery as an engineer and mathematician. I also appreciate the size and structure of the campus. a stronger leader and a more competent student. internship and research opportunities that abound in the metropolitan area around NJIT. computer. (And with the solid preparation they gain at NJIT. What do you like about NJIT’s campus? I really like its diverse student body. Also. products and technologies designed to improve life. and with so much to do. I have learned to better manage my time. Meeting students from a wide range of ethnic and cultural backgrounds has broadened my point of view. Engineering remains one of the most in-demand and rewarding careers. our graduates tend to earn higher salaries than their peers). RIGOROUS. With their analytical and problemsolving abilities. How has NJIT helped you achieve your goals? NJIT has helped me become a better person. electrical and mechanical engineering majors make up the top four spots for highest starting salaries offered to new graduates. Do you have a scholarship? As a student of the Albert Dorman Honors College. Engineers have always been the world’s most important and creative problem solvers. CO LLEG E O F S CIENCE AND LIBERAL ARTS . PRACTICAL LEARNING Averaging fewer than 30 students.THE EDGE IN E N GIN E ER I N G Yamin Noor NEWARK CO LLEG E O F ENG INEERING . the college is constantly upgrading its curriculum. particle technology and wireless telecommunications gives you an advantage when it comes to applying to graduate school or launching your career. AND ALBERT DO RM AN HO NO RS CO LLEG E Major: Biomedical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (double major) Hometown: Dhaka. engineers have responded to human needs with new systems. and I read about NJIT in various college reviews. Nearly one-third of the engineers in New Jersey hold degrees from NJIT. I receive a scholarship from the college. NJIT’s Newark College of Engineering has been educating capable and creative engineers—and leaders in a wide range of fields—for more than 85 years. real-world edge to your learning—through NJIT’s many student competitions and class projects. as I can focus more on my education and activities and worry less about tuition. 32 | THE EDGE IN ENGINEERING THE EDGE IN ENGINEERING | 33 . follow up on points and get to know your professors better. Exposure to faculty members’ research in such areas as MEMS. • Bolster your hands-on experience with co-op. Have you been involved in any research projects? I’m working on an analysis of the passive properties affected by the morphology of pyloric dilator neurons with the Undergraduate Biology and Math Training Program. NJIT was the perfect match for me. • Create cool stuff— while adding a practical. incorporating more hands-on experiences and adding opportunities to work with emerging technologies. What are your plans after graduation? I am looking forward to medical school and am very interested in the MD/ PhD program. Bangladesh THE NJIT ADVANTEDGE IN ENGINEERING • Learn and work with faculty members who are leaders in traditional and emerging technologies. From city infrastructures to microelectronics. make business more efficient and protect the environment. The goal is to make sure you graduate with the communication and leadership skills. interdisciplinary perspectives and practical experiences that make employers and graduate school admissions officers sit up and take notice. While built on a strong tradition. and this joint degree will enable me to contribute more to the field of medicine. I am very active on campus. Why NJIT? I was looking for a good engineering program in New Jersey. It’s been very helpful for my college career. they also serve as excellent leaders: More CEOs of S&P 500 companies hold undergraduate degrees in engineering than in any other field. That means you can ask more questions. The National Association of Colleges and Employers reports that chemical. classes at the Newark College of Engineering are smaller than at other research universities.

His sister. a chemical engineer. NJIT is ranked in the top 10 percent for graduating AfricanAmerican and Hispanic students with the BS in engineering. also earned degrees at NJIT. earning a paycheck. they hold patents for devices they’ve invented (the most recent patents include a terahertz imaging system. is chief engineer for Honeybee Robotics and has done work with the Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity.000 cash award and the titles of “IBM Engineers of the Future. creating Bumper Saver. electronics and environmental engineering. You’ll also have opportunities to take your learning to the real world through internships and co-ops. nanotechnology and computer-aided design and computeraided manufacturing. separations technology. and designing and developing a stand-alone forearm and wrist exercise machine. neural engineering and tissue engineering. They have the right number of students—about 20 to 25. the nation’s highest honor in science and technology. P. A sampling: • Paul Sarlo BS ’92. and represents District 36 in the New Jersey Senate. Their creative approaches to providing power to a 22nd century New York City that is partially under water due to global warming earned them a $5. in some cases. You learn from researchers who are helping to develop the latest technologies. training neural networks to diagnose malignant melanoma in skin lesions. gaining experience and. • Haila Hudson BS ’88 (electrical engineering). a nuclear power plant. optical science. a major construction firm. for a business plan for their webbased business. he’s also mayor of the Borough of Wood-Ridge in Bergen County. • Emergency planning: A team of students from NJIT’s School of Management took third place in the East Coast Venture Challenge. including labs for neuromuscular engineering. Diane SarloMontalto BS ’82 (chemical engineering). and brother Charles BS ’84 (chemical engineering). many are licensed practicing engineers. “The engineering classes are excellent. NJIT also brings In your senior year. BUILD A BRIDGE. their experience in industry adds a practical perspective. where they finished 24th overall. Honors College student 34 | THE EDGE IN ENGINEERING THE EDGE IN ENGINEERING | 35 . The team’s concept earned them the Igor Popov Prize for Structural Innovation as well as a ninth place finish nationally. That’s important because this is how you learn more effectively. Their discoveries in the lab add excitement to the classroom.” • Bridging the gap: A team of civil engineering students from NJIT won first place overall in the 2009 Metropolitan Regional Steel-Bridge Competition in Brooklyn. They don’t just stay current with their field. MS ’00 (management) is founder and CEO of Milestones Engineering. Their research is supported by major corporations and national agencies. and it also allows the professor to get to know you. MS ’95 (civil engineering) is not only chief engineer at Sanzari Companies. Merck and ExxonMobil. • Thomas Myrick BS ’84 (mechanical engineering). Throughout the engineering curriculum. START A BUSINESS AND MORE—BEFORE YOU EARN A DEGREE NJIT professors are worth knowing. Miercom Test Lab. the emphasis is on hands-on learning and applying theory to real-life situations. including microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). which is involved with such projects as next-generation flat-panel displays. civil engineering major. sponsored by Draper Fisher Jurvetson and DFJ Gotham at Columbia University. you’ll have the opportunity to work closely with faculty members. real-time control of the nonlinear inverted pendulum. held at the University of Nevada–Las Vegas. particle technology and wireless telecommunications. a biometrics-based grip recognition system and smart gun technology). And help is always there if you need it. The business provides subscribers with a repository of information that families and others can use to stay in touch with each other during emergencies. fetchFire. they help define it. • John Mooney MS ’60 (chemical engineering) invented the three-way catalytic converter.000 Newark College of Engineering alumni are pioneers and leaders in such fields as aerospace. named by the Society of Automotive Engineers as one of the 10 most important innovations in the history of the automobile.” —José Ramón. plastics. the biomedical engineering facilities. television. Student projects have included designing SRAM and DRAM memory. Panasonic.C. Student competitions let you test your engineering skills long before you graduate: • Cities of the future: A team of electrical engineering students created a winning solution to the History Channel’s “City of the Future” Challenge. You’ll learn to apply theories and to conduct research in some of NJIT’s most sophisticated laboratories. Engineering students have worked at such companies as Lockheed Martin. He won the National Medal of Technology. New Jersey. a device to protect vehicle bumpers. With classes smaller than in most other engineering programs. Schering-Plough. and the materials and robotics labs. • Withstanding quakes: A team of civil engineering students put their energy and creativity to the task of designing a building that could withstand a major earthquake in the 2007 Earthquake Engineering Research Institute’s National Seismic Design Competition held in Los Angeles. such as the mechanical engineering labs. The team qualified to participate in the 2009 National Steel-Bridge Competition. GRADUATES MAKE A DIFFERENCE AROUND THE WORLD More than 40. you’ll draw on what you’ve learned to create a project on the same level as the design projects you’d face in an engineering firm. telecommunications..accomplished researchers and engineers from around the world to campus to share their insights and the latest advances in dozens of seminars each semester. where you can work with MEMS. an attorney.

you’ll intern in an entrepreneurial setting. Sweden THE NJIT ADVANTEDGE IN MANAGEMENT • With NJIT’s science and technology resources. IBM. I enjoy following the financial markets and developments in the economy. MANAGEMENT DEGREE PROGRAMS • BS in Business with program concentrations in: • Finance • Marketing • Management Information Systems • Corporate Communications • BS in International Business Through NJIT’s partnerships with major software companies including Adobe. In sports as in life. Oracle Corporation and Microsoft. You’ll end the semester by giving a presentation to your “shareholders” and producing an annual report. You’ll learn to analyze markets. Studying at NJIT and being one of the team captains has taught me the value of perseverance. help managers and technical professionals communicate and design management information systems that solve specific business challenges. high-tech. Cognos. you can also get a head start on your MBA by applying to our joint program and taking graduate courses. • Lay the foundation for an entrepreneurial career with the School of Management’s many courses and programs. Through my soccer career at NJIT. I am thankful for this opportunity and all the great experiences here thus far. at night. graduate with the technological understanding employers are looking for. Opportunities for internships. and without it. From multinational corporations to small start-up ventures. Northwestern University and The George Washington University. and I would like to transform this interest into a career in the field of finance. BUILDING THE SKILLS THAT EMPLOYERS WANT How has NJIT helped you achieve your goals? My goal is to work in the field of finance here in the United States or abroad.THE EDGE IN M A N A G EM EN T Erik Magnusson S CHO O L O F M ANAG EM ENT Major: Business (concentration in Finance). expanding the marketplace and changing the way professionals communicate. pharmaceutical and biotech industries—is also an advantage for business students. Yale University. 36 | THE EDGE IN MANAGEMENT THE EDGE IN MANAGEMENT | 37 . balancing soccer and school work has taught me the importance of planning ahead and time management. you’ll use the latest in business-based software—the same software that’s used by major corporations. NJIT’s School of Management weaves the whys and hows of technology throughout the undergraduate curriculum. which include a limited number of technologically related courses. Quantitative and analytical skills are of great importance at NJIT. project profitability. You’ll be in charge of your own company. you’ll learn to weigh the pros and cons of new technological projects. these potential employers know the NJIT name— and the quality of our students. What are your plans after graduation? I can see myself living and working in a foreign country outside of my native Sweden. write business plans. including the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. not simply by listening. RUN YOUR OWN COMPANY—WHILE STILL IN SCHOOL Put your education to the test in the Strategic Management capstone course. develop sound financial and marketing strategies. NJIT’s location—in a thriving center for the financial. While you work toward your bachelor’s degree. What better place to do that but at a science and technology university like NJIT? Unlike most schools of business. Plus. It’ll be up to you and your team members to make decisions about your company’s products. you’ll take a class that shows you what’s involved with starting a business. Even better. Through experiences in and out of the classroom. Do you play any sports? I am a captain on the men’s soccer team. I would not have been able to study here in the United States. every business has one thing in common: technology has revolutionized the foundations of commerce. production and marketing—and you’ll see the impact of your decisions in the marketplace. helping businesses become more competitive. Whether your goal is to become a global corporate leader or to start your own business. co-ops and careers are excellent. Today it plays a more vital role than ever. one of the best ways to prepare for the future is to know how to apply and manage technology in business. through the School of Management’s hands-on classes and internship and co-op opportunities. Classes are led by faculty members who hold PhDs from some of the nation’s top universities. Developing your own business plan is just part of the experience of the Kauffman Entrepreneur Internship Program. • Learn by doing. finances. who are available and always eager to help students excel. Do you have a scholarship? I have an athletic scholarship. saving you time and thousands of dollars when completing your MBA. I have learned about the importance of teamwork and pulling in the same direction to achieve a mutual goal. competing with other firms in the same industry. What about the faculty? What makes NJIT so special are the people. I’ve taken a bunch of exciting courses with award-winning professors. so the school is an ideal environment for students like myself who are studying finance and economics. being rewarded for hard work takes time. manage risk and respond to change. During the day. Economics minor Hometown: Vejbystrand.

transmission and expression of genetic information. Our programs in applied mathematics and the applied sciences focus on how to use theory and concepts in the real world. What are your plans after graduation? I will be starting dental school in the fall of 2010. Our three majors in the humanities—science. At NJIT. engineering. the Albert Dorman Honors College scholarship and room scholarship. Why NJIT? I chose NJIT for the high-level education at a great value. with NJIT’s partnership with Rutgers-Newark. Communication and media focuses on high-tech aspects and methods of sharing ideas and information. CSLA encourages interdisciplinary research and aggressively promotes research interactions among faculty members from diverse departments. THE EDGE IN SCIENCE AND LIBERAL ARTS | 39 38 | THE EDGE IN SCIENCE AND LIBERAL ARTS . I was also able to easily relate to and appreciate the diversity apparent in NJIT’s community. thermochemistry and thermodynamics. nanotechnology and environmental science. ALBERT DO RM AN HO NO RS CO LLEG E Major: Biology (7-year Dental Program) Hometown: Montgomery. you reap all the benefits of a research university. NJIT also offers a double major in biology and mathematics. the Board of Overseers scholarship and the Faculty scholarship. computer science. A school with diversity helps open one’s eyes to various cultures and religions. Have you received any honors or awards? I received the Rotary scholarship in community service for my dedication and hours as an EMT. mechanisms for controlling and organizing biological molecules for cellular activities. emphasizes the impact of scientific and technological advances. What about NJIT’s location? Newark is a prime location— here. and history—also are different from what you’d find at a liberal arts college. History. With easy access to technology and resources. Plus. One area of intense focus is the interconnection between biology and other disciplines— mathematical biology. humanities and sciences. • Be practical with NJIT’s programs in mathematics and the sciences that emphasize real-world applications. in industry and business. I highly recommend NJIT! Do you have scholarships? Yes: the Bauder scholarship. it’s easy to reach out and find opportunities such as internships in NYC and research jobs at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. it’s easy to cross-register. cellular energy conservation and use. The two universities share a theatre program. You can channel your interests in a particular branch of chemistry through technical electives. for instance. and the money I save will help me pay for dental school tuition. you can tap into wide-ranging resources in the arts. the program integrates mathematics. You can choose between a BS and a BA in biological sciences. biophysics. and NJIT students can participate in joint productions or take a minor in drama/ theatre. mechanism for storage. THE NJIT ADVANTEDGE IN THE SCIENCES AND LIBERAL ARTS • Get caught up in the excitement of groundbreaking research. laser diagnostics of elementary processes. with the BS program incorporating more rigorous training in quantitative reasoning. physics and computer science. NJIT gave me an opportunity to pursue my dream of becoming a dentist as part of the seven-year accelerated dentistry program. technology and society. communication and media. either by working with a faculty member or developing your own research. cellular synthesis and degradation of biological molecules. Chemistry: NJIT’s program emphasizes the practical. industry-focused areas of chemistry.THE EDGE IN SCIE N C E AN D L IB E RA L AR T S NJIT’s College of Science and Liberal Arts (CSLA) partners with departments throughout the university—teaching. Most important. They have had a profound impact on my ability to get an education at a very affordable price. robotics. exploring emerging frontiers and expanding interdisciplinary initiatives in such areas as genomics. the college takes a decidedly practical approach. mathematical biology. and applies it to gain understanding of the life processes. and the physics of devices with medical applications. kinetics. Course work focuses on the energetic and three-dimensional structures of biological molecules. biochemistry and biostatistics. NJ In math and science. biological molecule interactions with each other. synthesis of organic and inorganic materials in green solvents. and I look forward to becoming a dentist. Biophysics: This emerging interdisciplinary field derives knowledge from chemistry. Are you involved in extracurricular activities? I belong to the Biology Society and the Association of Indian Students (executive board). Naina Kaushal CO LLEG E O F S CIENCE AND LIBERAL ARTS . I’m also an emergency medical technician and enjoy playing basketball. biology. I eventually hope to specialize and either become an orthodontist or a pediatric dentist. computer-aided drug design. physics and chemistry. Because the Rutgers campus is across the street from NJIT. PARTNERSHIPS FOR RESEARCH AND LEARNING THE APPLIED SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS Biological Sciences: Along with a solid foundation in biology. Most students work with a faculty mentor on research in areas including analytical and environmental chemistry. in ways that make a tangible difference. • Broaden your horizons through NJIT’s focus on interdisciplinary collaborations.

and microelectronics. Mathematical Sciences: NJIT has one of the few—and one of the best—departments with an emphasis on applied mathematics and statistics. You can concentrate in optical science and engineering.S. including multimedia. mathematical biology. This multidisciplinary program prepares you for graduate study and fields including law. print.” —Jabeen Reza. fluid dynamics. Air Force. The strong research programs explore such areas as mathematical biology. or continue with advanced studies. From genomics to drug development. Options include one-year and four-year programs. the College takes a practical and interdisciplinary approach to the sciences and the liberal arts. history. astronomy and astrophysics. including opportunities for exceptionally well-qualified students to matriculate in an accelerated BA/JD program with the Seton Hall School of Law. students conduct cutting-edge research under the guidance of both biology and mathematics faculty members (while earning a stipend) and present their findings at national and regional conferences. you’ll understand the underpinnings and impact of scientific and technological advances. or biophysics. Honors College student 40 | THE EDGE IN SCIENCE AND LIBERAL ARTS THE EDGE IN SCIENCE AND LIBERAL ARTS | 41 . combustion. WAYS TO ENRICH YOUR DEGREE NJIT’s solar and terrestrial physics initiative attracts more federal funding to the university than any other program.njit. government. Computational sciences combines the application of numerical methods. With two required internships and the creation of an original work for your senior capstone project. language. you’ll be well prepared to work in a variety of communication media. You’ll learn how to conduct historical research. medicine. health and culture. technical communications. providing new means for learning and advancing the traditional sciences. astronomy and astrophysics. and a patent law option available to students pursuing careers as patent attorneys or patent examiners. • Aerospace studies: Earn a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U. biophysics. all programs require field training during the academic year or in the summer. business and environmental planning. As a graduate. environment. TRAINING TOMORROW’S MATH-BIOLOGISTS of this intensive program. dentistry. materials science and electromagnetics. environmental policy studies and chemistry of the environment. media. The program includes options in applied mathematics. no matter your major. Science. showing you how to bring quantitative tools to biological phenomena. optometry or law.Computational Sciences: This new program is designed to explore the connection between science and computation. With options in sustainable earth. As part ”The courses you take here will challenge you to new levels so you can better yourself for the real world. a skill that is valuable in many fields. NJIT offers several options. applied statistics. including a standard track with pre-professional advising in medicine and law and accelerated programs in cooperation with several medical and law schools. go to csla. this interdisciplinary program helps you build a strong scientific foundation so you’ll be prepared to join the environmental industry or take on environmentalrelated positions in other fields. technology and culture. mathematics or chemistry. as well as for further graduate study in various disciplines. From the solar physics lab (shown here) to multimedia labs. television. advertising and technical reporting. • Pre-professional options: An undergraduate engineering or scientific degree can give you a strong start for a career in medicine. politics and economics of modern society. you’ll be ready to start a career with a biotech company or to continue in advanced studies in either math or biology.edu/academics. a senior seminar in law. hands-on internships in law. Special features of the NJIT program include an interdisciplinary curriculum focused on law in relation to technology. Technology and Culture: This new program represents the focal point for pre-law education at NJIT and a new way to prepare students at a technological university for careers in law and lawrelated areas of business and government. health care (including physician assistant and physical therapy). Law. Unlock secrets of the natural world with the help of technology in NJIT’s labs and classrooms. NJIT’s Undergraduate Biology and Math Training Program (UBMTP) focuses on the intersection between biology and math. some of today’s most exciting advances are happening with the power of mathematical modeling. Technology and Society: By exploring the values. LIBERAL ARTS AND HUMANITIES History: You’ll gain a broad understanding of world history through this program offered jointly through NJIT’s and Rutgers’ Federated Department of History. biocomplexity. an honors orientation. mathematics of finance and actuarial science. • Teaching certification: All majors can earn certification to teach elementary or secondary school in New Jersey through this 30-credit program conducted in cooperation with Rutgers-Newark. Communication and Media: Learn to use technology to communicate in fields ranging from business and industry to journalism and the arts. from government and education to law and business. physics. models and algorithms. Environmental Science: Tap into knowledge and resources at NJIT and Rutgers-Newark. Students may specialize in biology. Physics: This joint degree program between NJIT and Rutgers-Newark combines a solid background in physics and applies it to technology-based industries such as optical science and photonics. applied physics major. For details on these programs.

• Research opportunities: Last year. extracurricular and community service possibilities. The benefits are many: • Honors classes: Ramp up the intellectual rigor in your classes with special courses designated for honors students. fingerprint scanning. you’ll learn a tremendous amount from these new friends. research opportunities and more. in both major and General University Requirement classes.THE EDGE CHALLENGE IN IN TE L L EC T U AL Fatima Elgammal CO LLEG E O F S CIENCE AND LIBERAL ARTS . in which you’ll chart your course at NJIT. which includes more than 625 undergraduates from all majors. a necessary tool in underserved and disproportionately afflicted populations. viewpoints and talents. Students have worked on projects involving hybrid electric vehicles. with their diverse backgrounds. In your first semester. These honors classes will make up at least a quarter of your course work. are led by enthusiastic professors who engage you in lively discussions and pursue ideas in depth. Such experiences enrich your learning and show graduate schools and employers that you’re self-motivated and knowledgeable. if you like to wrangle with complicated issues. you may also be eligible for some honors scholarships. Are you involved in extracurricular activities? Yes—I’m the editor in chief of the Honors College magazine Technology Observer and co-president of NJIT’s chapter of the Omicron Delta Kappa (the national leadership honor society). My reasons for enjoying my time at NJIT have expanded beyond my affiliation with the Honors College. traffic calming. you’ll take a 10-week honors freshman seminar. entrepreneurs and leaders. If you live outside New Jersey or you’re an international student. including academic. and Miniversity [an overnight orientation program for first-year students]. Competition is strong for openings in the Honors College. The Honors Experience begins even before classes start with a two-day retreat so you can get to know other motivated. NJ Albert Dorman Honors College adds another level of intellectual challenge and excitement to the NJIT experience. communication devices for the blind and deaf. Also. Why NJIT? Initially. robotics in surgery and computational chemistry. Commuter Assistance Resource Services. ALBERT DO RM AN HO NO RS CO LLEG E Major: Applied Mathematical Sciences and Biology double major Hometown: Wayne. perhaps the Honors College is for you. cocurricular. 42 | THE EDGE IN INTELLECTUAL CHALLENGE THE EDGE IN INTELLECTUAL CHALLENGE | 43 . though I was offered more scholarships at another university. business and medical settings off campus. seminars. The more than 50 classes. and if you’re curious about the world. if you like to set ambitious goals. independent study. Over the next few years. I’ve also been involved with the Muslim Students Association. the Honors College helps today’s outstanding students—in all majors—become tomorrow’s innovators. I chose NJIT because the Albert Dorman Honors College attracted me. I would like very much to attend medical school. working and studying at NJIT has made the prospect of entering higher education as a professor very appealing. • Scholarships: Every New Jersey resident admitted to the Honors College who is also a U. So if you’re fascinated by wideranging topics. nearly three-quarters of honors students participated in research projects as part of classes and in industrial. What are your plans after graduation? Studying biological concepts from a math perspective. such as the theory of epidemics or neuroscience. solar flares. Through specially designed classes.S. where I hope to employ what I learned from working on the Technology Observer to enhance public health awareness. research. it will serve as a guide to help you take advantage of NJIT’s many resources and opportunities—and to get the most out of your education. While this educational plan may evolve during your time at NJIT. Have you received any awards? I won first place at the Garden State Conference on Undergraduate Research in Mathematics for a poster based on research I conducted through the Computational Science Training for Undergraduates in the Mathematical Sciences (CSUMS) program. Some classes include independent projects. like-minded freshmen. the Student Senate. is fascinating. others emphasize reading and writing. citizen or permanent resident receives a scholarship package ranging from half tuition to full tuition. The academic atmosphere at the collegiate level is inspirational and definitely rewarding. Honors students have an average combined SAT score (critical reading plus math) above 1300.

Lockheed Martin Leadership Development Program • KRYSTLE HARRIMAN ’04. As an honors student. doctoral student in biochemistry and biophysics. architecture major. students have a space of their own in both the Honors Lounge and Honors Resource Center.njit. the arts. study tours. Truman and Barry Goldwater Scholarships • JENNIFER DORN GUEVERA ’04. panel discussions. he transferred to NJIT’s Honors College. The Honors College gives its students generous scholarships. engineer. capable. He earned a degree in management from NJIT in 2002 and went on to earn an MBA at Carnegie Mellon University. medical student. • Colloquia: Each semester. But after graduating at the top of his community college class. Infineum USA • SCOTT LOMBERK ’02. international women’s rights. concerts and other activities to foster enlightenment and discussion. engineering science major.edu/academics/ acceleratedprograms/index. you’ll meet like-minded ambitious. winner of the prestigious Harry S. “The Albert Dorman Honors College is a demanding and rigorous program that provides students with advanced classes and great seminars. He now works in the Finance Development Program at Black & Decker. biomedical engineering major. biomedical engineering. MS in engineering management from NJIT.” he says of his time at the Honors College. New Jersey deputy attorney general • THOMAS RICCOBONO ’06. and we are encouraged to do research with faculty researchers. UMDNJ-MD. honors students take part in community and campus service activities. mathematical biology major. A few examples: • EMILY GAGIU ARTURO ’03.C. they are ready to earn higher degrees in education. Honors students attend at least two per semester. dentistry or optometry (with seven different professional schools) and a six-year program in law (with Seton Hall Law School). which offer computers and study space. currently PhD student in chemical engineering at NJIT. along with theatrical productions and a firsthand look at policymaking in Washington.More than 70 percent of Honors College students were involved in on-campus and off-campus research projects last year. ’02 MS in environmental policy. Harvard School of Urban Planning and Design • LISA KARDOS ’04. “I learned to aim high and dream higher. More than half continue on to graduate or professional school— most technological universities send only about 30 percent of their alumni to graduate schools.” —Marie Jackson ’04. See details at honors. engineer. dental student at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey 44 | THE EDGE IN INTELLECTUAL CHALLENGE THE EDGE IN INTELLECTUAL CHALLENGE | 45 . D. In addition to scholarships ranging from half to full tuition.6. hardworking students— and lifelong friends. industry and government. Wyeth Research • LEENA RAUT ’99. engineering science major. chemical engineering major. • Service: To add to the experience and contribute skills for the good of society. graduate student. Recent topics have included the energy crisis. anthropomorphic robots. chemical engineering (BS and MS). MD/PhD student at The Johns Hopkins University • PEYCHI WU ’00.” —Rivka Stone ’05. seminars. process engineer. redefining the architecture of schools. electrical engineering major. science. ’06 MS in chemical engineering. with a computer lab and space for studying and relaxing. challenging classes and wide-ranging colloquia available through the Albert Dorman Honors College. Honors College graduates go to some of the nation’s top institutions. Albert Villatoro didn’t speak much English. “You are surrounded by a group of people who have a similar set of goals. Naval Air Systems Command • KARISA SOLT SCHRECK ’04. you’ll also have access to the Honors Resource Center. including: • Columbia • Cornell • Georgia Tech • Harvard • Johns Hopkins • MIT • NJIT • Princeton • Purdue • Rutgers • Rutgers Law School • Seton Hall Law School • Stanford • UMDNJ Medical and Dental Schools • University of Pennsylvania • Yale Law School WHERE ARE THEY NOW: HONORS COLLEGE GRADUATES Through the Honors College.php. they aren’t afraid to take the difficult courses. and society major. which means we don’t have to worry about finances. science. • Accelerated programs: Qualified honors students are eligible for accelerated programs. nanotechnology and New Jersey’s environmental history. • Housing and study space: Honors students have priority for on-campus housing and you can choose to live on the designated honors floor. And research opens us up to the world of real-life science. licensed dentist “AIM HIGH AND DREAM HIGHER” When he left his native El Salvador to pursue his education in the United States. Many of the colloquia feature leaders from engineering. University of Missouri • BIREN BHATT ’05. A RECORD OF SUCCESS Honors College students graduate from NJIT with an average GPA of 3. including seven-year programs in medicine. technology. engineering science major. and they are prepared to excel in all walks of life. architecture. full scholarship to accelerated MD/PhD program at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Graduates of the Honors College pursue their dreams in many directions. the Honors College sponsors about a dozen lectures. computer science and mathematical science major.

000 students. New facilities support an active campus. and the Big Apple is just across the river. .THE EDGE IN CAMPUS EN VIRONME NT There’s no question that NJIT students are serious and hardworking. But don’t worry: Fun is still very much in the equation. the neighborhood is a university center with 30.

Much of the action happens in the Campus Center. provide opportunities to develop your leadership skills. The student organizations. The Constance A. in cars and on motor scooters and bicycles throughout campus. service opportunities and retreats. career advice and networking opportunities. And by taking part in special workshops. where students gather to retrieve their snail mail and e-mail. you can earn a certificate in leadership. More than $83 million in new buildings and improvements on NJIT’s 45-acre campus make hanging out on campus comfortable and relaxing. it’s easy to find people who share your hobbies and perspectives. relax. culture. NJIT is continually improving spaces for studying. Honors College student 48 | THE EDGE IN CAMPUS ENVIRONMENT . For the latest list of groups. go to www. Murray Center for Women in Technology provides NJIT women with personal support. honor societies and more than 20 cultural clubs.THE EDGE IN C A M PU S E N V IR O N ME N T You’re serious about your education. you also like to have fun. • Explore the music. biology major. But chances are. You’re serious about reaching your goals. game rooms. you’ll find many ways to achieve a good balance. At NJIT. NJIT’s public safety force has earned the respect of students and faculty alike. pub and two-story student lounge. mentoring. • Enjoy Division I sports action.000 undergraduates come from a broad range of backgrounds (33 states and more than 100 countries). learning and relaxing. You can walk from one side to the other in less than 10 minutes. STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS THE NJIT ADVANTEDGE IN CAMPUS ENVIRONMENT • Polish your leadership skills through NJIT’s student organizations and sports. whether you’re a commuter or a resident. eat.njit. with its rooftop garden. You don’t have to take a bus. Because NJIT’s nearly 6. • Join a community of friends from all kinds of backgrounds. bowling alley.” —Daniella Portella. along with the 22 fraternities and sororities and student government. Students’ wide-ranging interests come alive in more than 70 organizations. “The campus is just the perfect size. who point to the 24-hour security patrols on foot. A CAMPUS ON THE RISE The heart of NJIT’s 45-acre campus is the Campus Center (above). including dozens of academic and professional societies. Averaging about one new building each year between 1984 and 2005. Although NJIT is an urban university. restaurants and shopping in New Jersey and nearby New York City.html. dining hall.edu/activities/ organizations. meet with student organizations and catch up with friends. the Murray Center for Women in Technology. The list is always changing and growing to reflect evolving interests. it maintains its own feel with its contained campus and green spaces. plus friends who expose you to new interests.

The city offers endless opportunities: internships and jobs. hundreds of museums.) IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD • Tops Diner (a student favorite) • The New Jersey Performing Arts Center. campus events range from lectures by nationally known researchers and architects to concerts. NJIT is in the University Heights neighborhood of Newark. All rooms offer air-conditioning and highspeed Internet access and options for phone and cable TV. with 80 galleries. it’s easy to join a varsity team. The 15 fraternities and seven sororities add another dimension to the social and service scene. recreational activities and the occasional appearance of a climbing wall on campus. BIG CITY EXCITEMENT ATHLETICS WOMEN’S VARSITY SPORTS • Basketball • Cross-country • Fencing • Soccer • Swimming • Tennis • Track and Field • Volleyball Whether you’re a serious competitor or a weekend warrior. coffeehouses and parties. Spanish and Brazilian restaurants • Newark Symphony Hall. You’ll see cranes and heavy equipment everywhere working on new condos and upscale townhouses.000 college students. a volleyball court and a 1. If you’ve had enough of skyscrapers.” —Dominick Cirillo. a planetarium. 18. where the Bears minor league baseball team and NJIT’s Highlander baseball team play. NJIT offers intramural and club sports.Competition is stiff with the varsity men’s and women’s soccer teams. possibly the world’s most exciting metropolis. known for its cherry blossoms that rival those of Washington. LIVING ON CAMPUS About half of the freshman class lives on campus in four residence halls.000-seat stadium. which are now NCAA Division I. Newark is in the midst of a booming revitalization. NJIT has you covered with 17 NCAA Division I varsity sports. Close to three-quarters of NJIT’s student-athletes have a GPA of 3. home of New Jersey State Opera • Newark Museum. including the newest one designed by world-renowned architect Michael Graves.500. home to the New Jersey Devils hockey team and Highlander basketball games. you may even be able to play two sports. With reliable. drawing in an estimated $12 billion in new investment over 15 years. home to 30. There’s always something fun to do. racquetball and squash courts. a gym that seats 1. arts and culture. THE UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD A city in the midst of a major renaissance. safe public transportation and free university shuttles. a fitness center. you don’t need a car.0 or better. the beach is only an hour away. tennis courts. and the new Prudential Center. dance clubs and shopping (from used comic book stores to Macy’s)—plus the nation’s largest Thanksgiving Day parade. a sculpture garden and a restored mansion • Branch Brook Park. New Jersey’s largest city. In addition to the usual fun with friends and games.000 restaurants. a six-lane pool. (You can even take a physical education course to learn the basics of sailing and windsurfing. and the proximity to New York City is an added bonus. you can make use of facilities that include an indoor running track.C. featuring the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and traveling Broadway shows • The Ironbound area with Portuguese. “Newark is transforming into a college town. It’s easy to get there: take the subway (there’s a stop next to NJIT’s soccer field) to Penn Station and hop on a PATH train. along with club and intramural sports. business major 50 | THE EDGE IN CAMPUS ENVIRONMENT THE EDGE IN CAMPUS ENVIRONMENT | 51 . theatrical productions. the state’s largest. Ten miles from NJIT’s campus is New York City. No matter what your level of competition. Newark is home to Riverfront Stadium. D. MEN’S VARSITY SPORTS • Baseball • Basketball • Cross-country • Fencing • Soccer • Swimming • Tennis • Track and Field • Volleyball For athletes of all levels. Because of NJIT’s size.

More than 87 percent of incoming students receive financial aid in the form of grants. we offer a range of resources. generous financial aid. business and other fields that depend on technology. NJIT’s reasonable costs.THE EDGE IN VA L UE We want to help you invest in your future. in which successful women professionals offer networking and mentoring. For especially capable students accepted into the Albert Dorman Honors College.ed. and the Constance A.edu. excellent faculty and an intimate and innovative teaching environment.edu/admissions/financialaid or contact Student Financial Aid Services at 973-596-3479 or finaid@njit. internships and research projects. If you’re the first in your family to attend college. With NJIT’s emphasis on worthwhile. For more information on financial aid. which includes financial and academic support. loans and/or workstudy. we offer scholarships up to the full cost of attendance. NJIT educates the men and women who will become tomorrow’s leaders in engineering. or if you’re from a background underrepresented in the technological disciplines available at NJIT.fafsa. And it’s why we think it’s important to help outstanding students benefit from NJIT experience. NJIT was named one of the nation’s best value undergraduate institutions by the Princeton Review in America’s Best Value Colleges. • Take advantage of NJIT’s extensive scholarship and mentorship programs. regardless of financial circumstances. NJIT or FAFSA Express online at www. real-world experiences through co-ops.njit. To apply for financial aid. Pick up a FAFSA from your high school counselor. go to www. Lower tuition plus generous financial aid packages mean that NJIT students graduate with lower debt. But that’s not all. Murray Center for Women in Technology. which encourages underrepresented students to prepare for doctoral study. complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). we’re able to keep tuition low—far lower than at private universities. we offer an education long recognized as an investment that pays a lifelong return. NJIT provides strong preparation for the future—90 percent of graduates are employed or in graduate school within a year of earning their degrees. NJIT offers most of the advantages of private research universities at about one-third the cost—and offers financial aid besides. With a combination of research-university resources. architecture. scholarships. the Ronald McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program. small classes and topranked academics add up to an exceptional value. THE NJIT ADVANTEDGE IN VALUE • Save money without sacrificing quality.gov. • Gain practical experience that puts you ahead when it comes to finding a job and applying to graduate school. As New Jersey’s scientific and technological university. 52 | THE EDGE IN VALUE . including the Educational Opportunity Program. In the workplace. you build the kind of qualifications that employers and graduate schools are looking for. And we do everything possible to make NJIT affordable. It’s a responsibility we take seriously. that could translate into a more advanced position and a higher starting salary. science. As a state-supported institution. With an emphasis on career advising and work experience.

The average total package for all aid recipients was $14. EOP reaches out to young people in groups underrepresented in science and technology professions including mathematics.edu/ bursar/tuition when they are finalized. a way to earn money to offset education costs.2009-10 TYPICAL AVERAGE ANNUAL COSTS* NE W J E R S E Y R E S I D E N T: OPENING DOORS WITH THE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM (EOP) • Tuition: $10.800. more than 2.231 • Information sciences and systems: $54. more than 600 students benefited from EOP. earn academic credit—and make money— through NJIT’s cooperative education program. often. engineering. scholarships and mentoring through programs such as the Educational Opportunity Program and the Honors College.njit.040 • Room and Board: $9. As an undergraduate. go to www.205 • Computer engineering: $60.074 • Mechanical engineering: $58. the natural sciences. NJIT’s most recent yield rate was 50 percent.822 • Total: $32.142 • Mining and mineral engineering (including geological): $64. To find out more. TECHNOLOGICAL FIELDS OFFER THE BEST SALARIES • Computer science: $61. which could mean a higher starting salary. computer and information science. a six-week residential summer program to prepare you before freshman year. the program includes grants and scholarships.000. business. fees or books. With generous financial aid. For New Jersey residents. Through financial assistance.500 during a seven-month assignment—money you can use to offset the cost of tuition.816 • Fees: $2.678 NO N-NE W J E R S E Y RE SID E N T : • Tuition: $20.552 US News & World Report ranked NJIT 19th among the most popular universities in the United States based on yield rate: the percentage of applicants accepted by a college who end up enrolling at that institution in the fall. 54 | THE EDGE IN VALUE THE EDGE IN VALUE | 55 . NJIT helps make higher education a reality for many students who will be the first in their families to attend college. During part-time or full-time assignments in the summer or during the academic year.040 • Room and Board: $9.734 • Aerospace/aeronautical/ astronautical engineering: $57.392 • Industrial/manufacturing engineering: $57. and thousands more have graduated and gone on to rewarding careers. Co-ops can lead to full-time jobs and build your job qualifications. other states and even other countries have hired NJIT co-op students. Over the past decade. academic support and all-around encouragement. you’ll be ready to thrive in a world that increasingly relies on technology. you’ll work off campus for a company that agrees to hire and train you. architecture and engineering technology.600 companies in New Jersey.220 • Chemical engineering: $65. co-ops and part-time jobs provide worthwhile work experience and. After learning on a campus that’s built around the potential and power of technology. In 2009-10. you can gain valuable experience in your field.822 • Total: $22. You could earn as much as $17.038 The National Association of Colleges and Employers reports that technological disciplines earned the highest salaries for the class of 2010: • Petroleum engineering: $86. The 2010-11 rates will be posted at www.njit. tutoring and mentoring. EARN CREDIT.879 • Electrical/electronics and communications engineering: $59. WORK EXPERIENCE AND A SALARY THROUGH CO-OPS Internships. tuition has increased eight percent annually over the past five years.422 *On average.edu/eop. special advisors. NJIT strives to keep education here affordable: The average merit-based scholarship awarded to freshmen in the 2009-10 fiscal year was $4.560 • Fees: $2.

MAJORS Applied Physics Architecture Bioinformatics Biological Sciences Biomedical Engineering Biophysics Business Business and Information Systems Chemical Engineering Chemistry Civil Engineering Communication and Media Computational Sciences Computer Engineering Computer Science Computing and Business Digital Design Electrical Engineering Engineering Science Engineering Technology Environmental Sciences Fine Arts* History Industrial Design Industrial Engineering Information Systems Information Technology Interior Design International Business Law. NJIT has put more than $83 million toward new and improved buildings and facilities on the 45-acre campus. Thailand. Faculty members welcome student collaboration on research projects. more than 20 cultural clubs. 56 master’s programs. sit in on a class and learn more about admissions and financial aid. talk with current students.edu/admissions/applyonline. including biomedical engineering labs and a campus center with bowling alleys and a rooftop garden.edu/campustour. VISITING CAMPUS Applications received: 4. The university has particular strengths in nanotechnology. The beach is one hour away. Germany. Your high school curriculum should include at least four units of English. Honors College students have SAT scores in the top 10 percent nationally. or online at www. science and English. the Netherlands. France. ranks 10th in the nation for diversity. You can check your application status online at www.php.3300 or toll-free at 800. HANDS-ON LEARNING Students have many opportunities to take part in experiential learning through service learning. Denmark.3461 fax admissions@njit. RESEARCH NJIT attracted more than $92 million in research funding in 2009. HOW TO APPLY Choose one of these ways to apply: • Apply online at www. Internet2 and the smart gun. Gender and Diversity ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS We consider your academic record.edu/admissions/ applyonline. LOCATION Located in New Jersey’s University Heights. CAREER RESOURCES NJIT offers career advising for all students and strong network and job placement opportunities at major corporations. • Download a PDF of the application to print out and mail in at www. labs.924 undergraduates and 2. home to more than 30. including the resources of New York City just 10 miles away. DEADLINES FOR APPLYING session. Blvd. NJIT’s 45-acre campus includes 25 buildings for teaching. contact us at 973. lives in four campus residence halls. NJIT provides 24-hour security patrols throughout campus. six units of some combination of social studies. For information on accommodations. design an interdisciplinary major.THE EDGE IN A DM ISS I ON S AT A GLANCE NJIT is New Jersey’s Science and Technology University.596. Singapore and Japan. FACULTY 396 full-time faculty.500 students. math and science. Sweden.njit. Newark. opt for an accelerated bachelor’s/master’s degree program and crossregister at nearby Rutgers University-Newark. 19 PhD programs. where you can take a student-led tour.njit. HONORS COLLEGE Albert Dorman Honors College enrolls more than 600 students. internships. more than 98 percent hold highest degree possible in their fields. directions. Russia. And find out what’s going on around the NJIT campus by going to www. Its roots go back to 1881 when it was founded as Newark Technical School. nearly 1.njit. ENROLLMENT 5.10 FOR MORE INFORMATION New Jersey Institute of Technology Office of University Admissions University Heights 323 Dr.NJIT. meet professors.596. speakers and advising. Technology and Society Technology. plus involvement and leadership in activities. two units of lab science (chemistry and physics preferred). Students can double major. individual course grades and a challenging academic curriculum. who take advantage of special courses. four units of mathematics. Technology and Culture Mathematical Sciences Mechanical Engineering Science. NCSDO N10040 30M 4. test scores and transcript). academic year or summer in such countries as China.php. STUDY ABROAD Students can study abroad for a semester. but an interview with an admissions counselor is recommended. go to www. Egypt. New Jersey. New York City is 10 miles from campus. 15 fraternities and 7 sororities. Martin Luther King Jr. STUDENT LIFE More than 70 student-run clubs and organizations.000 college students.php. The average combined SAT score (critical reading plus math) for all incoming freshmen in fall 2009 was 1143.3300 local 800. New Jersey 07102-1982 973. geometry and trigonometry.njit.edu www. LIVING ON CAMPUS The resident population. Ninety percent of graduates are employed full time or enrolled in graduate school within a year of graduation. foreign language.njit. research and student life. NJIT offers advantages beyond its own campus. Korea. CAMPUS In recent years. and your standardized test scores. DEGREES 45 undergraduate programs.916 graduate students from 33 states and more than 100 countries.edu/admissions/visit.758 (64 percent) Enrolled: 998 (36 percent) Middle 50th percentile SAT-I composite: 1060–1230 Percentage in top tenth of high school class: 25 We encourage you to come visit the NJIT campus. Italy. Personal interviews are not required. You should hear from us two to three weeks from the date that your file is complete (your file is complete once we receive all the information we need.925. Turkey. polymer science.edu and clicking on “More News and Events. particularly your grades in math. To make arrangements for your visit. including the application. India.njit.edu/ admissions/visit/campustours. NJIT provides 24-hour security patrols throughout campus. You can also check out the campus online before you visit at www. Technology and Society Web and Information Systems *Pending JOINT PROGRAMS Accelerated Medicine/ Dentistry (with various professional schools) Accelerated Law (with Seton Hall University) Physician Assistant (with UMDNJ) Physical Therapy (with UMDNJ) Teacher Certification (with Rutgers-Newark) Technology Education (with Rutgers-Newark) MINORS Applied Mathematics Applied Physics Applied Statistics Biology Business Chemistry Communication and Media Computational Mathematics Computer Engineering Computer Science Drama/Theater Economics Environmental Engineering Environmental Science and Policy Environmental Studies and Sustainability Global Studies History Industrial Engineering Information Systems Leadership and Aerospace Studies Legal Studies Literature Materials Engineering Mathematical Biology Mathematics of Finance and Actuarial Science Philosophy/Applied Ethics Science. coops and research. We consider your overall GPA. including algebra. ATHLETICS 17 NCAA Division I varsity sports (see page 50 for list).php.” FRESHMAN PROFILE • For fall semester: March 1 • For spring semester: November 15 NJIT uses rolling admissions. local attractions and more.njit. solar physics. student-faculty ratio is 13:1.edu 56 | THE EDGE IN ADMISSIONS FACTS | 57 .596. the newest designed by world-renowned architect Michael Graves.njit.edu/admissions/check-status.925. attend an information Located in the University Heights section of Newark.NJIT toll-free 973.313 Admitted: 2.

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