BSc (Hons) Software Engineering
Areas:IT, Software Engineering, Computing, Research and Development
Duration: 4 years, 8 semesters
Career Paths: Software engineer, Software developer, Software QA engineer, Database developer, IT support specialist, Research scientist, IT educator
The high percentage of software component in ICT applications has provided a window of opportunity for developing countries like Pakistan to venture into the field of software development. This can help the country to leap frog the digital divide and bring about socio-economic benefits for its people.
The BSc (Hons) Software Engineering program prepares graduates for careers in the software industry and corporate IT departments. In addition to core computer science subjects, the program imparts applied expertise in the art and science of designing, developing and deploying software systems for a variety of applications.
The curriculum of the software engineering program has been updated in accordance with the recommendations of the National Computing Education Accreditation Council (NCEAC), an affiliate body of the HEC. The program, 133 credit hours and spread over 8 semesters, is quite intensive and requires participants to demonstrate the traits of dedication and resilience for achieving the requisite learning objectives.
Entry requirement for both programs is at least 50 percent aggregate marks in Intermediate with Mathematics. Equivalent qualifications are acceptable, provided an equivalence Certificate is obtained from the Inter-Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC) Office. All applicants are required to appear in an Admission Test and Interview.
Learning Outcomes of BSc (Hons) in SE program
The learning outcomes of BS (Hons) in SE program are listed below:
(a) Ability to carry out a survey to define the scope and constraints of the problem and propose a user-centric solution
(b) Ability to process the output of (a) in an appropriate computer-based processing environment
(c) Ability to deploy the solution to the user’s satisfaction using different tools and technologies
(d) Ability to work in different phases of the software development life cycle using best practices of the industry
Major courses taught in this program include Object oriented programming, Data structures, Study of algorithms, Database systems, Computer organization and assembly, Operating systems, Computer networks, Software engineering, Software quality assurance, Software construction, Software project management, Data warehousing, Artificial intelligence, Professional ethics.
Semester I - Year I
Semester II - Year I
Semester III - Year II
Semester IV - Year II
Semester V - Year III
Semester VI - Year III
Semester VII - Year IV
Semester VIII - Year IV
Notes: -> (3-1) indicates 3 credit hours of Lecture and 1 Credit Hour of Lab Work.
-> Total Credit Hours in the Program are 130
Successful completion of credit hours and projects with a minimum CGPA of 2.