Academic Programs

PhD in Computer Science

Overview Road Map


The PhD 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 PhD

A prospective applicant to a PhD program must have:
a. Earned minimum CGPA of 3.00 or first division in MS/M.Phil or Equivalent degree with no more than one second division throughout the academic career.
b. No third division in entire academic career.
c. Completed at least 24 credit hours of course work and 6 credit hours of research (thesis).
d. Pass GRE / GAT (Subject) test with 60% marks or 60th percentile in case of GRE.
e. In discipline where this test is not available, the test will be developed locally by university committee consisting of at least 3 PhD faculty members in the subject area in consultation with external experts and qualifying score for this will be 70%.
f. Fulfilled the minimum criteria of HEC for admission in PhD program. Meet the specific eligibility criteria, if any, of the department / school concerned.
g. In case of an equivalent foreign qualification, an equivalent certificate from Higher Education Commission is mandatory.
h. 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.
i. 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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