NYU Bridge to Tandon Program: a STEM Preparatory Course

Created for individuals with non-engineering backgrounds, the program provides you the tools needed to be admitted into select graduate-level programs at the School of Engineering.

Brooklyn Bridge

Your Road to a New Career

"A Bridge to NYU Tandon" is a uniquely designed program to give individuals lacking a background in science or engineering a gateway into one of our select master’s degree programs.

If you have a degree in liberal arts or similar, our one-course online program will provide you the tools needed to upgrade your math, science or engineering knowledge in preparation for your application to an NYU Tandon School of Engineering graduate program. Students who complete this intensive online program with a grade of B+ or better, and meet all other School of Engineering admission requirements, can be admitted to a qualifying master’s program.

Whether you are transitioning your career or looking to refresh your knowledge, this course will ensure a seamless start into your graduate career.

Courses start every Winter, Spring, and Summer semester. Students have the opportunity to enroll in a 24-week course (20-30 hrs per week) or an accelerated 17-week version of the course (30-40 hrs per week).


Program Benefits

Bioinformatics Bridge

Engineering Background not Required

Fully Online


Graduate Study

Prepares you for Graduate Study


Cost: $1,500*
(equivalent to three courses, estimated savings of $13.5K)

*Please note: the cost of the course is subject to change at any time. View the Bridge to Tandon Tuition Cost Disclaimer for additional details.


Program Qualifications

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 like Python will help you get familiar with the notion of programming, and can be learned outside of the classroom using free online resources like open online courses such as Coursera, YouTube, or even blogs. 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 will be provided to individuals who complete the Bridge to Tandon course with a B+ or better who apply to the Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Bioinformatics, and Computer Engineering Master's Degree programs at NYU Tandon. To be considered, you will have to meet all other School of Engineering admission requirements as well. Please review the master's degree program requirements for the full listing.


We are here to help! Call us at 646.997.3623, U.S. Toll-Free at 877.503.7659, or email us at tandon.online@nyu.edu.

Choose Your Pathway to a Master's Degree at NYU Tandon

Just pass the Bridge with a B+ or better and you are eligible to apply to a master's degree in these areas without the GRE:


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

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

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

Individuals who wish to apply for the Bridge program must complete an application. The Bridge program starts every winter (January), spring (April), and summer (July) semester.

Hear what students and graduates are saying about their experience with the Bridge to Tandon Program.

A Bridge to NYU Tandon frequently asked questions and answers regarding admission and enrollment, tuition and payment, curriculum, support, and how to pursue a Master's degree.

Here you will find the Bridge to Tandon academic calendar, the deferral and withdrawal policies, academic policies, orientation and student support information.

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Contact Us


Mailing Address:
NYU Tandon Online
The Online Learning Unit
NYU Tandon School of Engineering
One MetroTech Center,
19th Floor Brooklyn, NY 11201
Email Address: tandon.online@nyu.edu
Phone: +1 646.997.3623
Fax: +1 646.997.3571
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