MS (Computer Science)
SZABIST offers MS (Computer Science) degree in three tracks:
Core Computer Science
Specialization in Software Engineering
Specialization in Networks and Security
The MS (Computer Science) Program is an evening program only.
For students with a 4-year BS or MCS degree, the MS Program is a 2-years program. 9 MS courses and Thesis/Course work (33 credits) are needed to graduate.
For students with a 4-year professional degree (BE, MSc, etc), the MS Program is a 2-year program. deficiency conversion courses (18 credit hours), 9 MS courses and Thesis/Course work are needed to graduate (Total Credit hours: 18+33).
For students with a 3-year BCS degree, the MS Program is a 3-year program. One year of deficiency conversion courses (10 pre-requisite courses: 30 credit hours), 9 MS courses and Thesis/Course work are needed to graduate (Total Credit hours: 30+33).
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 admission to the MS Program, the candidate must fulfill the following requirements:
- Minimum of 55% marks/CGPA 2.50 from any HEC recognized university.
- Pass SZABIST entrance test and interview. Test is exempted for those who have cleared GAT general.
- GAT (General) with minimum 50% score is mandatory.
Research: 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.