SZABIST offers the fifth year MS degree with specialization in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Information Security Management, and Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing. Programs names are:
MS Computer Science (MS-CS) MS Information Security Management (MS-ISM) MS Software Engineering (MS-SE) MS Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing (MS-MUC)
The MS Computer Science Program is an evening program only and consists of 33 credits including Thesis/Independent Studies.
1. For students with a 4 year BS or MCS degree, the MS Program is a 2 years program. 9 MS courses and a thesis are needed to graduate.
2. For students with a 4 year professional degree (BE, MSc, etc), the MS Program is a 2 year program. 6 co-requisite courses, 9 MS courses and a Thesis are needed to graduate.
3. For students with a 3 year BCS degree, the MS Program is a 3 year program. 10 pre-requisite courses, 9 MS courses and a Thesis are needed to graduate.
Student has to do 3 courses for specialization for a particular field. Students can do bi-majors as well as open MS(CS). 6 hours of Research is compulsory with the choice of Thesis/IS.
The maximum time limit to complete the MS degree is five years.
For direct admission to the fifth year MS, the candidate must have a minimum 60% marks, (CGPA 3.00) from any HEC recognized university in the relevant field of study.
For admission to the MS Program, the candidate must possess a Bachelors degree with minimum 55% marks / CGPA 2.50 from any HEC recognized university in the relevant field of study. The candidate must also have computer and mathematics background.
An entrance test and interview will be given to all applicants at SZABIST. Test is exempted for those who have cleared GAT general.
SZABIST strongly encourages the publication of research findings of Independent Studies, Thesis and Dissertation in research journals & conferences. SZABIST also publishes its own research journal, the Journal of Independent Studies & Research (www.szabist.edu.pk/jisr-c) and holds two National Research Conferences a year.