Department of Computer Sciences
Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad


The department offers PhD, MPhil, MS (Information Science & Technology), M.Sc. and BS degrees. Each degree programme has a specific objective and focus. The course of study and syllabi for each degree is updated and is inline its objectives

Details about PhD programme

PhD is highest degree awarded in an academic discipline and is the most satisfying and rewarding educational experience. Students work closely with a faculty member, performing original research, and tackling challenging and unsolved problems.(More Details)

Details about MPhil programme

The objective of M.Phil Computer Science programme is to train students to initiate research work. The duration of M.Phil programme is two years (4 semesters).MPhil is of 50 credit hours, 24 credit hours for the course work and 26 credit hours for research work. Each course is of 3 credit hours.(More Details)

Information about MS programme

In today's Information Society, expertise in all forms of information is required for progress in science, business, and education. The main aim of MS programme in Information Science & Technology (IST) is to design and develop information related applications using information technology by understanding relationship between digital information, people and technology. The MS programme intends to bring together Computer Science and collaborative environment of how people and society interact with digital information MS (Information Science & Technology) Part Time (with 6 credit hours per semester) M.Sc.(Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology) or 4 years BS (Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology) with experience in digital information management.(More Details)

Information about MSc programme

The overall aim of M.Sc. Computer Science is to develop in the students the ability to construct reliable software products by applying sound scientific, management and engineering principles. During the M.Sc. students will be exposed to current and future issues affecting the development of computer-based systems. The requirement of the degree programme is completion of 60 credits in at least four semesters. Each course is of 3 credits except the project (6 credits). The remaining 15 credits could be earned by taking 3 optional courses and project for specialization. Students having acquired 60 credits of study will be awarded the M.Sc. degree along with a transcript which identifies the courses studied.(More Details)

Information about BS programme

The BS Computer Science program at QAU provides a well-integrated balance of theoretical and practical knowledge required for developing reliable and usable software tools for different fields. The program enables students to design, implement and manage systems combining scientific, computational, communication and multimedia facilities in different domains. The main objective of the program is to provide students with a balanced breadth and depth of knowledge in Computer Science that enables them to begin their professional career in the software industry or they can continue their education at graduate level. In the final three semesters, students enhance their skills and knowledge in one of the following focus areas:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Software Engineering
  • Data Science
  • Human Centered Computing
  • Platform based Development
  • Networks and Security
  • Information Management
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