Computer Engineering Bridge Program | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Computer Engineering Bridge Program

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

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A Graduate Degree in Computer Engineering yields among the highest return on investment with six figure salary potential for early and mid-level careers. Our unique Bridge Program equips you with the necessary fundamental knowledge to enter the field of Computer Engineering regardless of your background. This program is your pathway to pursuing a Computer Engineering Master's Degree at NYU Tandon School of Engineering offered 100% online or on-campus.


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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 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. Starting to learn a simple language will help you get familiar with the notion of programming, and free online resources such as Coursera, YouTube, or even blogs 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 the NYU Tandon Computer Science master's program without any course deficiencies. To be considered, you will have to meet all other School of Engineering admission requirements as well. Please review the Computer Engineering, MS program requirements for the full listing.

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
Cost: $1,500 Credits: 0

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