Applied Urban Science and Informatics | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Applied Urban Science and Informatics

A pathway for individuals without a STEM background to a graduate degree in applied urban science and informatics and a career in an in-demand field.

Experts in applied urban science and informatics have the technical skills to solve the most pressing issues facing cities and urban communities. Private firms and public agencies alike leverage specialists in this arena to improve city services, create smart urban infrastructures, decrease crime and environmental pollution, and inspire citizens to improve their quality of life.


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Pathway to a Master’s in Applied Urban Science and Informatics

The Bridge Program is your pathway to pursuing an Applied Urban Science and Informatics Master's Degree  at NYU Tandon and a career in this essential field.

The M.S. in Applied Urban Science and Informatics at the NYU Center for Urban Science & Progress (CUSP) is an on-campus, three semester, 30-credit program. Its intensive curriculum immerses students in data analytics and big data, as well as a broad spectrum of urban policy and planning domains. Through hands-on projects, you will learn how to conduct data-driven research as well as analyze and communicate about data in ways that drive social impact and effect real change.

 

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Bridge Program Details

Students must have a four-year bachelor's degree to apply to the Bridge program. Basic proficiency in college algebra and some exposure to programming is recommended for success in the course. Learning a simple programming language like Python prior to starting will help you become familiar with the notion of programming.

Students who receive a C or higher will receive a certificate, and are eligible to be admitted to CUSP’s Applied Urban Science and Informatics with a GRE waiver. Students who receive a B+ or higher will receive a certificate with Distinction, and will be eligible to be admitted to all qualifying NYU Tandon master’s degree programs with a GRE waiver. CUSP applicants will need to meet all other admission requirements.


Bridge Program Topics

  • Fundamentals of system hardware
  • Number Systems
  • Compilation and Execution process
  • Data types and Expressions
  • Branching Statements
  • Iterative Statements
  • Intro to algorithm analysis and Order of growth
  • Coding functions, Abstraction and Runtime stack
  • Arrays
  • Strings
  • Pointers and Dynamic allocation
  • Logic
  • Proofs
  • Sets
  • Mathematical Functions
  • Introduction to Counting
  • Discrete Probability
  • Induction
  • Recursion
  • Searching and Sorting
  • Object Oriented Programming Concepts
  • File Processing
  • Linked Lists
  • Stacks and Queues
  • Trees and Binary Search Trees
  • Intro to OS Concepts
  • Processes & Threads
  • Thread concurrency and deadlocks
  • Memory Management
  • Introduction to Networking
  • Overview of OSI/RM
  • Physical layout of networks
  • Application Layer, Network Layer and Transport Layer

Upcoming Deadlines

Semester

Course
Duration

Bridge
Application
Deadline

Course
Start Date

Defer/
Withdraw 
Deadline

Course
End Date

Next NYU
Tandon
Masters

Next NYU
CUSP
Masters

Winter 2020

17-Week

10/15/19

1/6/2020

2/3/2020

5/1/2020

Online &
On-Campus:
Fall 2020

On-Campus:
Fall 2020

Winter 2020

24-Week

10/15/19

1/6/2020

2/3/2020

6/19/2020

Online &
On-Campus:
Fall 2020

On-Campus:
Fall 2021

Spring 2020

24-Week

1/8/20

3/30/2020

4/27/2020

9/11/2020

Online &
On-Campus:
Spring 2021

On-Campus:
Fall 2021

Summer 2020

17-Week

4/2/20

7/6/2020

8/3/2020

10/30/2020

Online &
On-Campus:
Spring 2021

On-Campus:
Fall 2021

Summer 2020

24-Week

4/2/20

7/6/2020

8/3/2020

12/18/2020

Online &
On-Campus:
Spring 2021

On-Campus:
Fall 2021

The Bridge program starts every winter (January), spring (April), and summer (July). Bridge students who wish to apply for a masters degree must submit an M.S. application. For more information please see our Applying to a Master’s Degree from Bridge webpage.

The Applied Urban Science and Informatics Master’s degree starts in the Fall semester only.

CUSP Application Deadlines:
Early Admission: December 15
Regular Admission: February 15
Final Deadline: April 15

How to Apply to Bridge

 

Questions?

We are here to help! Call us at 646.997.3623, U.S. Toll-Free at 877.503.7659, or email us at tandon.online@nyu.edu.