MS (Computer Networks and Security)


Program Info

This program prepares students to meet challenges posed by a highly inter-connected world. Mobile computing, Sensor networks and other emerging technologies require a thorough understanding of related technologies. This program provides understanding and exposure to the latest trends and technologies in this field.

Typical course load in a semester is four courses. However, NUCES staff cannot register for more than two courses in a semester. In the second semester, a student has the option to pursue MS by undertaking either a 6 credit hour MS Thesis or Project, spread over two regular semesters.

Award of Degree

For the award of MS degree, a student must have:

  • Passed courses totalling at least 31 credit hours, including all those courses which have been specified as Core courses
  • Obtained a CGPA of at least 2.5

Offered Campuses

Chiniot-Faisalabad Islamabad Karachi Lahore Peshawar

Eligibility:

  • Degree in relevant subject of Science or Engineering, earned from a recognized university after 16 years of education AND
  • At least 60% marks or CGPA of at least 2.0(on a scale of 4.0).

Selection Criteria:

  • Past Academic Record (Bachelor): 50%
  • Performance in NU MS Admission Test: 50%

Typical course load in a semester is four courses. However, NUCES staff cannot register for more than two courses in a semester. In the second semester, a student has the option to pursue MS by undertaking either a 6 credit hour MS Thesis or Project, spread over two regular semesters.

Tentative Study Plan
Sr. No Course Name Crdt Hrs.
Semester 1
1 Applied Programming 1 NC
2 Core Course-I 3+0
3 Core Course-II 3+0
4 General Elective (Computing / MG) 3+0
Sr. No Course Name Crdt Hrs.
Semester 2
1 Core Course-III 3+0
2 Computing Elective-I 3+0
3 Research Methodology 3+0
Sr. No Course Name Crdt Hrs.
Semester 3
1 Computing Elective-II 3+0
2 MS Thesis-I/MS Project-I 0+3
Sr. No Course Name Crdt Hrs.
Semester 4
1 Computing Elective-III 3+0
2 MS Thesis-II/MS Project-II 0+3

Note 1: Registration in "MS Thesis/Project-1" is allowed provided the student has:

  • Earned at least 15 credits
  • Passed the "Research Methodology" course
  • CGPA is equal to or more than 2.5
Core Courses
  • CY 5001  Network & Cyber Security
  • CS 5009  Advanced Operating Systems
  • CS 5010  Applied Information Security
  • CS 5011  Performance of Comp. Networks
  • CS 5012  Advanced Computer Networks
  • CS 5013  Routing & Switching
  • CS 5014  Network Management