NYU Tandon Bridge

The 100% Online NYU Tandon Bridge program is an affordable, flexible way for students with a non-technical background to be admitted into select graduate programs.

Apply today to claim your spot in the Bridge. If you become a Bridge student you can apply to a STEM Master’s starting Fall 2021. Don’t miss out! The application deadline is extended until Wednesday, November 25, 2020.

There's no fee to apply!

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Program Details

Created for students with non-technical backgrounds, the 100% Online NYU Tandon Bridge program is an affordable, flexible way for students to gain the experience needed to be admitted to select graduate programs without the GRE. With major unmet demand for qualified professionals in high-growth tech fields, there's never been a better time to pursue an advanced engineering degree.

Students who attend this program are eligible for the following STEM Master’s degree programs at NYU Tandon. Visit our Applying from Bridge to Master’s page for additional details.

  • Computer Science

  • Cybersecurity, or Cyber Fellows M.S.

  • NYU Cyber Fellows

  • Bioinformatics

  • Computer Engineering

  • CUSP Applied Urban Science and Informatics

  • Integrated Digital Media 

  • Partner Institution Master’s programs

Whether you are transitioning your career, seeking advancement, or looking to refresh your knowledge, this course will ensure a seamless start to your graduate education and a clear pathway to a profession in a fulfilling, dynamic field.

The Bridge is a single non-credit course equivalent to 400 hours of learning and more than 3 courses containing topics in Computer Programming in C++, Object Oriented Design, Discrete Math, Data Structures and Algorithms, Principles of Operating Systems, and Introduction to Computer Networks.

Basic proficiency in college algebra and some exposure to C++ is recommended for success in the course. Please see our Preparatory Resources page for suggested learning prior to the start of the course.

The Bridge program starts every Winter (January), Spring (March), and Summer (July). Winter and Summer applicants can select a 17-week or 24-week track. Both courses contain the same content and offer the same benefits with the only difference being the duration of the course. However, it is recommended that students with a full-time job, and who do not have previous advanced math and programming experience select the 24-week option. Students should plan to spend about 20-30 hours a week if they are enrolled in the 24-week course, or 30-40 hours a week for the 17-week course.

Students who receive a C or higher will receive a Certificate of Completion. Students who receive a B+ or higher will receive a Certificate of Distinction.

Program Benefits

Bioinformatics Bridge

Engineering Background not Required

Fully Online


Graduate Study

Prepares you for Graduate Study + Bridge students receive a Master’s application fee waiver


Cost: $1,850* Payment Plan available.

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*Equivalent to three courses, estimated savings of $15.8K

NYU Tandon Master's Degree Programs Available from Bridge

Learn about the NYU Tandon Master’s degree programs that Bridge students are eligible for admission to from the Bridge:




Preparatory Resources

We have provided recommended preparatory courses, in addition to some videos which will introduce you to some of the concepts you will learn about in the Bridge.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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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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