Computer Science Bridge Program | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Computer Science Bridge Program

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 Computer Science 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
  • 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

Upcoming Deadlines

Last updated on: 1/17/19.
Please check back for future deadline updates.

Semester Course Duration Course Start Date Defer/Withdraw Deadline Date Course End Date Next Master’s Degree Start Semester
Winter 2020 17-Week January, 6, 2020 February 3, 2020 May 1, 2020 Online:
Summer 2020

Fall 2020

Winter 2020 24-Week January 6, 2020 February 3, 2020 June 19, 2020 Online & On-Campus:
Fall 2020
Spring 2020 24-Week March 30, 2020 April 27, 2020 September 11, 2020 Online & On-Campus:
Spring 2021
Summer 2020 17-Week July 6, 2020 August 3, 2020 October 30, 2020 Online & On-Campus:
Spring 2021
Summer 2020 24-Week July 6, 2020 August 3, 2020 December 18, 2020 Online & On-Campus:
Spring 2021

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