The graduate program in Software Engineering helps to learn advance skill in software engineering and prepare the students to take high level jobs in software industry. The program helps academically oriented students who wish to continue education and pursue advance and highly technological aspects of software engineering. At the MS level, the department of Software Engineering at Muhammad Ali Jinnah University offers specializations in the fields of:

  • Project Management
  • Information Systems


  • 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
Course work only (10 Courses) 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 Requirement Engineering CS7110 3
Applied Programming CS6420 3
Advanced Topics in Software Architecture CS7130 3
Advanced Research Methods CS5510 3
Advanced Topics in Software Quality Assurance CS7120 3


Specialization Areas

1. Project Management

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Agile Software Project Management CS5140 3
Business Process Re-Engineering CS7630 3
Principles of Project Management MG5500 3
Project Planning & Scheduling MG5510 3


2. Information Systems

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Wireless Sensor and Mesh Networking CS7720 3
Information Security Management CS5750 3
Information Processing Techniques BI5013 3
Topics in Network Security CS5740 3
Enterprise Information Security CS6730 3


Research Project/Thesis

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