The MS program in computer science imparts advanced knowledge in core Computer Science subjects and also of different streams, e.g., semantic computing. At the same time, students get initial training on how to conduct research through research thesis. The successful graduate may develop careers in Research and Development, Industry, Academia, Defense Organizations etc. At the MS level, the department of Computer Science at Muhammad Ali Jinnah University offers specializations in the fields of:

  • Software Engineering
  • AI and Data Science
  • Information and Network Security


  • A minimum of 16 years of education leading to BS in Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Software Engineering or equivalent. Applicants with undergraduate degree from non-relevant areas may be required to take some undergraduate courses to fulfill pre-requisite deficiencies as determined by the Graduate Admission Committee. The deficiency Cr. Hrs. will not be counted towards the minimum Cr. Hrs. requirement for the award of the MS degree.
  • Minimum 2.00/4.00 CGPA or 50% marks
  • Admission Test / HEC Approved Test.


A student admitted in this program will have to complete the degree requirements by following any one of the options given below:

AREA Cr. Hrs.
24 Cr. Hrs. Course Work and 06 Cr. Hrs. Thesis 30
27 Cr. Hrs. Course Work and 03 Cr. Hrs. Project 30


A student can claim a specialization if he/she has completed 15 Cr. Hrs. including research work, if opted, from one of the specialization area courses offered by the department. Otherwise, on the completion of 30 Cr. Hrs. he/she will be awarded the MS degree without any specialization.


This is normally a two years program comprising of 4 semesters. There will be a Fall and a Spring semester in each year. The maximum duration to complete MS in Computer Science is 4 years.


A student is required to earn a minimum 2.50/4.00 CGPA on the completion of his degree requirements.

Core Courses

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Advanced Topics in Theoretical Computer Science CS6260 3
Applied Programming CS5110 3
Advanced Research Methods CS5110 3
Advanced Analysis of Algorithms CS5510 3

Specialization Areas

1. Software Engineering

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Agile Soft¬ware Project Management CS5140 3
Business Process Re-Engineering CS7630 3
Information Processing Techniques BI5013 3

2. AI & Data Science

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Data Science for Mathematics CS7640 3
Deep Learning CS6650 3
Machine Learning BI5013 3
Information Extraction CS7610 3

3. Network & Information Security

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Bioinformatics CS5650 3
Wireless Sensor and Mesh Networking CS7720 3
Topics in Network Security CS5740 3
Enterprise Information Security CS6730 3
Information Security Management CS5750 3

Research Project/Thesis

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Research Thesis CS6110/CS6120 6
Research Project CS6130 3
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