Computer Science Bridge Program | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Computer Science Bridge Program

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

Computer Science Bridge


Computer technology has permeated nearly every aspect of today's society — communication, transportation, education, medicine, entertainment, business — and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. If you want to join the rewarding field of computer science, but lack the necessary background to get into a top-notch graduate school, "A Bridge to NYU Tandon" is a fast and convenient way to advance your education. Since many of the best positions in growing fields like cybersecurity, data science, and artificial intelligence require an advanced degree, we designed this online program to prepare you for entrance into the computer science or cybersecurity master’s program at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. Students with a humanities, arts or social science undergraduate degree will find this program particularly beneficial as you may have little to no computer science training.


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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. 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. A GRE Exam waiver can be provided to individuals who successfully complete the Bridge to Tandon course considering admissions towards the Computer Science Master's Degree. To be considered, you will have to meet all other School of Engineering admission requirements as well. Please review the Computer Science, 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