BS (Cyber Security)


Program Info
Award of Degree

For the award of BS (Cyber Security) degree, a student must have:

  • Passed courses with a total of at least 130 credit hours, including all those courses that have been specified as core courses
  • Obtained a CGPA of at least 2.00

Offered Campuses

Chiniot-Faisalabad Islamabad Karachi Lahore Peshawar

Eligibility:

  • At least 60% marks in SSC (Matric) or an equivalent examination (such as O-levels) AND
  • Should have studied for HSSC or an equivalent qualification, for at least two years AND
  • At least 50% marks in HSSC or an equivalent qualification AND
  • Should have EITHER
    • studied Mathematics at the HSSC or equivalent level. OR
    • pass HSSC level Mathematics exam within one year of admission, conducted by any one of the following:
      • Local Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education
      • A recognized Foreign Board (Oxford, Cambridge, etc.)

Selection Criteria:

  • 50% weight to higher percent score of SSC (or an equivalent exam) OR HSSC (or an equivalent exam) AND
  • 50% weight to marks obtained in Admission Test
Candidates having taken NTS-NAT IE or NAT ICS exam
  • Cut-off marks in the NTS-NAT IE exam to be determined by the University
Tentative Study Plan
Sr. No Course Name Crdt Hrs.
Semester 1
1 Introduction to ICT 0+1
2 Programming Fundamentals 3+1
3 Linear Algebra 3+0
4 Calculus & Analytical Geometry 3+0
5 Pakistan Studies 3+0
6 English Composition & Comprehension 2+1
Sr. No Course Name Crdt Hrs.
Semester 2
1 Object Oriented Programming 3+1
2 Digital Logic Design 3+1
3 Differential Equations 3+0
4 Islamic Studies/Ethics 3+0
5 Communication & Presentation Skills 2+1
Sr. No Course Name Crdt Hrs.
Semester 3
1 Probability & Statistics 3+0
2 Networks & Cyber Security-I 3+0
3 Data Structures 3+1
4 Discrete Structures 3+0
5 Computer Organization & Assembly Language 3+1
Sr. No Course Name Crdt Hrs.
Semester 4
1 Digital Forensics 3+1
2 Operating Systems 3+1
3 Fundamentals of Software Engineering 3+0
4 University Elective I 3+0
5 Technical & Business Writing 3+0
Sr. No Course Name Crdt Hrs.
Semester 5
1 Design & Analysis of Algorithms 3+0
2 Database Systems 3+1
3 Computer Networks 3+1
4 Cyber Security Elective-I 3+0
5 Information Security 3+0
Sr. No Course Name Crdt Hrs.
Semester 6
1 Vulnerability Assessment & Reverse Engineering 3+1
2 Artificial Intelligence 3+1
3 Networks & Cyber Security-II 3+0
4 University Elective II 3+0
5 Cyber Security Elective-II 3+0
Sr. No Course Name Crdt Hrs.
Semester 7
1 Final Year Project-I 0+3
2 Information Assurance 3+0
3 Secure Software Design 3+1
4 Professional Practices 3+0
5 Parallel & Distributed Computing 3+0
Sr. No Course Name Crdt Hrs.
Semester 8
1 Final Year Project-II 0+3
2 Cyber Security Elective-III 3+0
3 Cyber Security Elective-IV 3+0
4 University Elective III 3+0

Note: Registration in “Project-I” is allowed provided the student has earned at least 100 credit hours, and his/her CGPA is equal to or greater than the graduating CGPA (2.0).

Program Educational Objectives (PEO)

  1. Fundamental Knowledge of Computing and Cybersecurity A graduate who is socially accepted possessing practical knowledge, problem solving competencies and professional skills in the field of Computing and Cybersecurity.
  2. Ethical and Societal Responsibilities A professional who can integrate ethical, legal and social implications to their occupation.
  3. Communication Skills A graduate who is an effective correspondent in oral and written communication.
  4. Leadership A graduate who is effective in a managerial role of a group/team allocated to the individual.
  5. Continuous Improvement A graduate who keeps on exploring new fields and areas in computing and cybersecurity for that individual’s organization or gets involved in research and development for continuous growth.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

  1. Computing and Cybersecurity Knowledge Apply knowledge of mathematics, natural sciences, computing fundamentals, and a computing specialization to the solve complex problems using computer networks and cybersecurity techniques
  2. Problem Analysis Identify, formulate, research literature, and analyze complex computational problems, reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, computing, and cybersecurity
  3. Design/Develop Solutions Design solutions for complex computing problems and design systems, components, and processes that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  4. Investigation & Experimentation Conduct investigation of complex computing and security problems using research-based knowledge and research-based methods
  5. Modern Tool Usage Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources and modern computing and cybersecurity tools for complex security problems
  6. Society Responsibility Apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal, and cultural issues relevant to context of complex computing problems
  7. Environment and Sustainability Understand and evaluate sustainability and impact of professional computing and cybersecurity work in solving complex computing and security problems
  8. Ethics Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of computing and cybersecurity practice
  9. Individual and Team Work Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multi-disciplinary settings
  10. Communication Communicate effectively on complex computing and cybersecurity activities with the cybersecurity community and with society at large
  11. Project Management and Finance Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of management principles and economic decision making and apply these to one's own work as a member or a team
  12. Life Long Learning Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological changes