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Bridge Programs for non-Technical Backgrounds

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The College of Engineering offers bridge to engineering MS degree programs that provide pathways for Master of Science (MS) degree programs in engineering specifically designed for students with bachelor’s degrees in non-STEM or non-technical or engineering fields. Non-STEM backgrounds are those that are not in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math. With our bridge to engineering master’s program pathways, students can build upon their undergraduate degree and transition their career into the high-demand technology sector with an engineering master’s degree.

Information Systems – Bridge

Students with non-STEM bachelor’s degrees (such as Finance, English, Psychology, Marketing, Political Science, and more) have the opportunity to earn a Master of Science in Information Systems (MS in IS) in an accelerated time frame with Northeastern’s Information Systems – Bridge program (IS Bridge). After completing just two preparatory courses in IS Bridge, students gain the engineering foundation needed to continue on to the full MS in IS program, with a curriculum specifically designed to bridge their current professional pursuits with the background and industry knowledge needed to advance in the IT sector. Programming experience is Not required. No pre-Calculus or other high level math background is required.

Energy Systems Academic Link

A version of the MS in Energy Systems program is available for students with first-year calculus, physics and chemistry in their undergrad studies, but no prior exposure to thermo-sciences. Named Energy Systems Academic Link (AL), this program pathway is meant to provide students the foundation skills necessary to gain the skills needed to create and implement energy solutions. Students in this program path begin the program by taking two core courses that cover topics across thermal sciences and math along with the general energy systems curriculum.

MS in Data Science ALIGN

The Khoury College of Computer Sciences and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Northeastern University jointly offer a new interdisciplinary Master of Science (MS) degree in Data Science specifically designed for students with a BS or BA degree from all backgrounds as part of the ALIGN bridge program.