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NYU Tandon Bridge to 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 Bridge


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.

Pathway to a Master’s in Computer Science

The NYU Tandon 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.

The NYU Tandon Bridge program starts every winter (January), spring (April), and summer (July). Bridge students who wish to apply for a masters degree must submit an M.S. application. For more information please see our Applying to a Master’s Degree from Bridge webpage.

The following topics will be covered within the NYU Tandon Bridge 17-week or 24-week preparatory course for you to acquire the technical background to qualify for select Master’s degrees at NYU Tandon and beyond.

  • 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 & Transport Layer


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Applying to Bridge

View our How to Apply page for upcoming application deadlines.

How to Apply to Bridge


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.