Bioinformatics Bridge Program | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Bioinformatics Bridge Program

A program designed for students lacking a background in computer science giving you a gateway to a graduate-level degree in bioinformatics.

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A technical approach to the field of life sciences is now central. If you are looking to progress and pursue a Bioinformatics Master's Degree at NYU Tandon School of Engineering with little or no knowledge of Data or Biological Sciences, our online Bioinformatics Bridge Program provides you with foundational training to understand this cutting-edge discipline.


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I highly recommend this course to the dedicated individual seeking a deeper level of understanding for what they don't know (yet) in a short frame of time.

- Yin Mei

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Program Qualification

Students must have a four year Bachelor's degree in any discipline. To successfully complete this Bridge course with a good grade, proficiency in college algebra, and some exposure to programming is desirable. Learning a simple programming language prior to the start of the course will help you get familiar with the notion of programming, and free online resources such as CourseraYouTube, can help you prepare.

If you complete this intensive Bridge course with a grade of B+ or better, you are eligible to be admitted to one of the select NYU Tandon master's programs. To be considered, you will need to meet all other Graduate School of Engineering admission requirements. The Bridge program is a non-credit course.

Upcoming Deadlines

Dates last updated on: 4/5/19.
Please check back for future deadline updates.

Semester Duration Application Deadline Start Date End Date
Winter 2020 17-Week October 15, 2019 January 6, 2020 May 1, 2020
Winter 2020 24-Week October 15, 2019 January 6, 2020 June 19, 2020
Spring 2020 24-Week January 8, 2020 March 30, 2020 September 11, 2020
Summer 2020 17-Week April 2, 2020 July 6, 2020 October 30, 2020
Summer 2020 24-Week April 2, 2020 July 6, 2020 December 18, 2020

How to Apply

The deferral deadline for each semester can be found on our Bridge Student Resources page.



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Topics You'll Learn About

This program is one course covering several topics listed below.

  • Fundamentals of system hardware
  • Number Systems
  • Compilation and Execution process
  • Data types and Expressions
  • Iterative Statements
  • Propositional logic
  • Predicate logic
  • Proving techniques: Rules of inference, Proof by contradiction, Induction
  • Sets basics
  • Intro to algorithm analysis and Order of growth
  • Functions, Abstraction and Runtime stack
  • Pointers and Dynamic allocation
  • Recursion
  • Searching and Sorting
  • Object Oriented Programming concepts
  • File Processing
  • Linked Lists
  • Data Structures
  • Trees and Binary Search trees
  • Computer Organization
  • Assembly language basics
  • Intro to OS Concepts
  • Processes & Threads
  • Thread concurrency and deadlocks
  • Memory Management