Computer Science | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Computer Science

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

Computer science permeates nearly every aspect of modern society—communication, transportation, education, medicine, entertainment, business—and will continue to do so for years to come. Job opportunities in computer science are rewarding, challenging, and diverse. Examples of job titles in computer science include software engineer, database manager, systems administrator, and mobile app developer.


Computer Science Bridge

Pathway to a Master’s in Computer Science

The Bridge Program is your pathway to pursuing a Computer Science Master's Degree at NYU Tandon and a career in growing fields like data science and artificial intelligence.

The M.S. in Computer Science at NYU Tandon is an on-campus, two-year, 30-credit program. Besides the core curriculum in the fundamentals of computer science, there are a variety of electives to choose from so you can adapt the program to your interests and goals. You can focus on such topics as computer and network security, distributed systems and networking, computer graphics, and web search technology, along with subjects outside the department.

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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.

Certificates are issued to individuals who receive a grade of C or better. Students who receive a B+ or higher will receive a certificate with Distinction and will be eligible for admittance and receive a GRE waiver for any of the qualifying NYU Tandon master’s degrees, including Computer Science. Applicants will need to meet all other Graduate School of Engineering 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) semester. Bridge students who wish to apply for a masters degree must submit an M.S. application. More Information.

How to Apply to Bridge

 

Questions?

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