Emerging Computing Technologies: Bioinformatics Certificate


Starts On

January 25, 2021


Online Program
15 Weeks per Course

Course Fees


** Alumni Scholarships Available

Why Enroll for This Certificate?

Developed by New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering, the Certificate for Emerging Computing Technologies: Bioinformatics allows students to take graduate-level courses from Tandon Online’s Bioinformatics Master’s Degree program to achieve the cutting-edge skills needed in this interdisciplinary course of study.

With industry and research in medicine and the life sciences making rapid developments, there’s an urgent need for advanced computational techniques to handle the resulting expansion of complex data and information.  

Bioinformatics creates and advances algorithms, computational and statistical techniques, and theory to solve formal and practical problems arising from the management and analysis of biological data.

The effects of Covid-19 have only accelerated these trends as remote workforces and learners expand globally. The opportunities to enter or advance in this burgeoning field are endless, but one needs to have the skills to pursue them. 

Who Is This Certificate For?

The Emerging Computing Technologies: Bioinformatics Certificate allows both those who are new to the field, or are experienced genomics professionals, to take the courses they want to introduce them to core concepts or fill in advanced areas of study. 

Depending on the specific Focus Area you choose, it is recommended prospective students enter with the following criteria:

  • Fundamental Genomics background (Molecular Biology and Genetics)
  • Mathematics background - Calculus, Discrete Math
  • Some knowledge of statistics and UNIX/LINUX
  • Familiarity with genomic tools and browsers (NCBI, BLAST, CLUSTAL/MUSCLE)

We at Tandon are educating and nurturing tomorrow​’​s biotech rock-stars, who can address infectious diseases (e.g., Zika or Ebola), genetic diseases (e.g., Cancer, Alzheimer or Autism), public health (Personalized Health Care Program, Diabetes or Obesity), agriculture (e.g., GMO, Genetically Modified Organisms) and green technology (e.g., Energy or GHG (Green House Gas)-sequestration.

This certificate meets industry demand for professionals with solid foundations in genomics, proteomics,​ and transcriptomics;​ algorithms, statistics, and biotechnology; programming (Python, Perl, and R)​;​ ​data science, AI and ML; ​sequence and pathway analysis, as well as a host of genome informatics tools and algorithms such as BLAST, BioPython, BioPerl, Bioconductor, and UCSC genome browser.

Certificate Highlights: Focus Areas

Build the sequence of study you want from the graduate-level courses taught by Tandon Online’s award-winning faculty. Students pursuing the Emerging Computing Technologies: Bioinformatics Certificate take two core courses followed by an elective of their choosing.

Core Courses (Required)

These two courses provide foundational background in programming and statistical analysis which is necessary for broader applications in Bioinformatics.

Elective Courses

Choose one to complete the nine credits to complete the advanced certification.

View the Bioinformatics Master’s Degree page  “Curriculum" section for detailed course descriptions.

From Certificate to Masters Degree

The Emerging Computing Technologies: Bioinformatics Certificate program is designed to offer learners a pathway to an advanced degree and can count as credit towards the completion of a Master’s degree. Learners who successfully earn this certificate may apply for admission to a Master’s program; if accepted, the certificate will count towards their degree.

This certificate program counts towards 30 percent of the coursework required to complete the Bioinformatics Master's Degree at NYU Tandon School of Engineering.


Visit the Bioinformatics Master's Degree page and “Curriculum” section for more details about this program.

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Upon completion of the three-course sequence participants with grades averaging a C or better will be awarded a digital Certificate of Completion by New York University Tandon School of Engineering. If a participant’s grades average B or better, they will receive a Certificate with Distinction.