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:

AREACr. Hrs.
24 Cr. Hrs. Course Work and 06 Cr. Hrs. Thesis30
27 Cr. Hrs. Course Work and 03 Cr. Hrs. Project30
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 TitleCodeCr. Hrs.
Advanced Topics in Requirement EngineeringCS71103
Applied ProgrammingCS64203
Advanced Topics in Software ArchitectureCS71303
Advanced Research MethodsCS55103
Advanced Topics in Software Quality AssuranceCS71203


Specialization Areas

1. Project Management

Course TitleCodeCr. Hrs.
Agile Software Project ManagementCS51403
Business Process Re-EngineeringCS76303
Principles of Project ManagementMG55003
Project Planning & SchedulingMG55103


2. Information Systems

Course TitleCodeCr. Hrs.
Wireless Sensor and Mesh NetworkingCS77203
Information Security ManagementCS57503
Information Processing TechniquesBI50133
Topics in Network SecurityCS57403
Enterprise Information SecurityCS67303


Research Project/Thesis

Course TitleCodeCr. Hrs.
Research ThesisCS6110/CS61206
Research ProjectCS61203

Semester 1

Course CodeCourse TitleLec. HrsLab. HrsCr. Hrs.
XXXXXXAdvanced Topics in Requirement Engineering303
XXXXXXApplied Programming303
XXXXXXAdvanced Topics in Software Architecture303

Semester 2

Course CodeCourse TitleLec. HrsLab. HrsCr. Hrs.
XXXXXXAdvanced Research Methods303
XXXXXXAdvanced Topics in Software Quality Assurance303

Semester 3

Course CodeCourse TitleLec. HrsLab. HrsCr. Hrs.
XXXXXXElective-II/Research Thesis-I303

Semester 4

Course CodeCourse TitleLec. HrsLab. HrsCr. Hrs.
XXXXXXResearch Thesis-II / Research Project303