Academic Programs

MS in Computer Science

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Overview

The MS Computer Science is an intensive program which is intended for people who wish to broaden and deepen their understanding of computer science. UMT provides a unique opportunity to develop leading-edge in-depth knowledge of specific computer science disciplines and prepares students in the concepts and techniques related to the design, programming and application of computing systems. The program requires students to take a broad spectrum of courses, while simultaneously allowing for emphasis in desired areas of specialization.

Aim of the Program

The objectives of this program are to enable our graduates to

  • Apply their knowledge and skills to succeed in a computer science career
  • Function ethically and responsibly and to remain informed and involved as full participants in our profession and our society
  • Successfully function in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Apply basic principles and practices of computing grounded in mathematics and science to successfully complete software related projects to meet customer business objectives and/or productively engage in research
  • Apply basic computing principles and the knowledge of major areas of application of those fundamentals to the benefit of society

Career Prospects

Computing and information technology are the fastest growing occupations in the world. Students with a degree in computer science are qualified to pursue a career in a wide variety of computing careers, dealing with software development or system design and analysis. Software architects have been one of most heavily paid professionals in the recent years. Database administrators and Information systems security engineers are equally more likely to grab excellent career prospects.

Admission criteria for MS

BS (SE/CS) 4 years degree program, or Computer Science conversion course two years degree program referred to as MCS or M.Sc. (Computer Science)

Candidates possessing four-year degrees in other fields, are also eligible for entrance to this program, but may be required to take additional undergraduate courses.

Note:

A prospective applicant to an MS/M Phil or 18 Years equivalent program must have:

a. 16 Years of formal education with no more than one second division or less than 2.50 CGPA throughout the academic career.
b. No third division in entire academic career.
c. Pass any of the following with 50% marks:
i. GRE / GAT / NTS (General); or
ii. UMT Graduate Admission Test; and
iii. Admission Interview by UMT Graduate Admission Committee
d. Minimum 50% marks in previous degree in case of annual system or 2.50/4.0 CGPA in case of semester system in the degree awarding institution for admission in UMT MS/MPhil, LLM or MBA programs.
e. Fulfilled the minimum criteria of HEC for admission in MS/M.Phil program. Meet the specific eligibility criteria, if any, of the department / school concerned.
f. In case of an equivalent foreign qualification, an equivalent certificate from Higher Education Commission is mandatory.
g. In case the foreign degree/transcript is in any language other than English or Urdu, an officially translated copy of the degree/transcript is mandatory.
h. An officially translated copy is the one verified by the degree awarding institution, respective foreign ministry or an authorized public notary.

 

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