Computer Science

Major Description
Computer Science at NYU Shanghai is designed to create technological leaders with a global perspective, a broad education, and the capacity to think creatively. Computer science focuses on how to design, build, and effectively use the computers and systems that we interact with every day — from the iPhones in our hands to the complex databases in our banks and hospitals and to the self-driving cars of the future. Because computer technology powers the most essential functions of business, industry, government and entertainment, computer scientists have tremendous opportunities for growth and exploration. The liberal arts core provides the intellectual breadth, a “license to learn,” preparing students to thrive in a multicultural globalized world and to learn and adapt quickly in areas that evolve with ever-increasing swiftness.
 
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science is a rigorous program that not only covers fundamental computer science subjects - such as object-oriented programming, computer architecture, and operating systems – but provides a wide variety of elective courses, spanning artificial intelligence, game programming, natural language processing, information visualization, security and privacy, computer networking, machine learning, and smartphone application development. Students are actively encouraged to pursue research with NYU Shanghai computer science professors, all of whom are renown in their respective fields. Students are involved in an increasing number of interdisciplinary initiatives across the university, including the Center for Data Science and Analytics and the Neuroscience Research Institute.
 
Computer science graduates have a myriad of career paths, including: creating information technology products of the future at large and dynamic companies such as Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple or within exciting high-tech startups throughout the world. Entrepreneurship skills combined with computer science prowess can help in creating your own high-tech startup, pursuing careers in business or finance that leverage computer science expertise, or going on to do cutting-edge research in a PhD program. Household names such as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page, Melisa Myers, Robin Li, and Kai-Fu Lee all began in computer science.
Degree Requirements – 2017-18 Bulletin

Total: 12 courses

* = offered in Spring ’18 in Shanghai

PREREQUISITE COURSES

CSCI-SHU 101 Introduction to Computer Science* Pre-req: ICP or placement exam
Choose one Statistics course from the following four:
MATH-SHU 235 Probability and Statistics* Pre-req: Calculus
MATH-SHU 233 Honors Theory of Probability* Pre-req: “Honors Analysis 1” and “Linear Algebra or Honors Linear Algebra 1”
BUSF-SHU 101 Statistics for Business and Economics*  
BIOL-SHU 42 Biostatistics  

REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES

CSCI-SHU 210 Data Structures* Pre-req: ICS, or A in ICP, or A- in ICP and enrolled in ICS concurrent to Data Structures
CSCI-SHU 2314 Discrete Mathematics* Pre-req: Calculus or Honors Calculus
CENG-SHU 202 OR CSCI-UA 201

Computer Architecture* OR

Computer Systems Organization

Pre-req for Computer Architecture: ICS or ICP

CS-UY 2413 / CSCI-UA 310 / CSCI-SHU 220 Algorithms* Pre-reqs: "Discrete Math" and "Data Structures"
CSCI-SHU 215 Operating Systems Pre-reqs: "Data Structures" and "Computer Architecture or Computer Systems Organization"
CSCI-SHU 420 Senior Project*  

COMPUTER SCIENCE ELECTIVES - Choose Four

Not every course listed is taught every semester, and in any given semester other courses may be offered that fulfill this requirement. Requirements may be met through equivalent courses in the Global Network with prior approval. If you find a class not on the list that you would like to count towards this requirement, please email your advisor.
CSCI-SHU 188 Computer Music* Pre-req: ICP or ICS or Interaction Lab

CSCI-SHU 213 /

CS-UY 3083

Databases* Pre-req: ICS
CSCI-SHU 308 Computer Networking* Pre-req: ICP
CENG-SHU 350 Embedded Computer Systems* Pre-reqs: "Computer Architecture or Digital Logic" and "ICP or ICS"
CSCI-SHU 360 Machine Learning and Data Mining* Pre-reqs: ICP and Calculus/Honors Calculus and a statistics course

CSCI-SHU 410 /

CS-UY 4513

Software Engineering* Pre-req: ICS
BUSF-SHU 326 Big Data and Accounting Analytics* Pre-reqs: "Principles of Financial Accounting and ICS" or with Instructor Permission
CENG-SHU 201 Digital Logic Pre-req: ICP or ICS or Interaction Lab
CSCI-SHU 235 Information Visualization Pre-req: Data Structures
INTM-SHU 230-002 Topics in Computation & Data: Generative Language Pre-req: ICP or Interaction Lab or Communications Lab
INTM-SHU 231 Developing Web  
CSCI-SHU 222 Game Programming Pre-reqs: Data Structures or Data Structures and Algorithms or ICS with Department Consent
CSCI-SHU 402 Advanced Algorithms  

CSCI-SHU 372 /

CS-UY 4613

Artificial Intelligence  

CSCI-SHU 323 /

CSCI-UA 480

Computer Graphics  

CENG-SHU 304 /

CS-UY 3923

Computer Security  
CSCI-UA 201

Computer Systems Organization (if not taken as a major required course)

 
CSCI-SHU 271 Computer Vision  
CSCI-UA 480 iOS Application Development Pre-req: ICS - B grade or higher recommended
CSCI-SHU 378 Introduction to Cryptography  
CSCI-UA 480 Natural Language Processing  
CS-UY 3933 Network Security  

CENG-SHU 303 /

CSCI-UA 480

Parallel and Distributed Computing  
EENG-SHU 375 Robotic System  

CSCI-SHU 358 /

CSCI-UA 453

Theory of Computation  

CSCI-SHU 310 /

CS-UY 3393

UNIX System Programming

 

 

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Recommended Spring 2018 Courses

Recommended Spring 2018 Courses for Freshmen

  1. Writing as Inquiry
  2. Introduction to Computer Programming / Introduction to Computer Science / Data Structures
  3. Core Curriculum Course
  4. Chinese Language Course / English for Academic Purposes

Recommended Spring 2018 Courses for Sophomores

  1. Computer Architecture
  2. Computer Science Elective
  3. Core Curriculum Course
  4. Chinese Language Course / Core Curriculum Course / General Elective Course / Math Course
Recommended math courses are Theory of Probability, Linear Algebra, Analysis 1, and Multivariable Calculus.
Faculty Mentors

Prof. Keith Ross Office: 1415 | Email: kwr200@nyu.edu | Profile

 

Prof. Zheng Zhang Office: 1118 | Email: zz17@nyu.edu | Profile

 

Prof. Olivier Marin Office: 1243 | Email: ogm2@nyu.edu | Profile

Minor Requirements

Computer Science Minor: 4 or 5 courses

MATH-SHU 121 Calculus*
CSCI-SHU 11 Introduction to Programming* Students can place out of this course if they have prior programming background through the placement exam. 
CSCI-SHU 101 Introduction to Computer Science*
CSCI-SHU 210  Data Structures*
CENG-SHU 202 Computer Architecture*
One Computer Science Elective course (DM-UY 2193 Intro to Web Development, INTM-SHU 231 Developing Web or CSCI-UA courses under 100 level do not count towards the minor. CS-UY 3913 Java and Web Design can count towards the minor.)
Note: Data Science majors should take one additional Computer Science Elective to earn at least 12 unique credits for the minor.