Bachelors of Science in Computer Science (BS CS)
|Campus||School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS), NUST, Islamabad|
The BSCS program is a new program offered by SEECS. The aim of the degree is twofold: firstly to create well-rounded computer scientists who will fulfill the demand for computer science researchers and software developers in Pakistan and secondly to nurture entrepreneurship among the young computer scientists to promote innovation at the national level. The emphasis of entrepreneurship in the program will hopefully give birth to new developments in the field of computing. The students of this program will help in strengthening research projects in core computer science areas and bring new ideas for establishing independent businesses that shall contribute towards the economy of the country.
The aim of the Bachelors in Computer Science degree is to produce computer professionals who can create new technologies and ideas, and devise new ways to use computers. The degree in CS can open doors into the professional worlds of many other disciplines. Our CS program serves those students who wish to proceed as entrepreneurs or generalists in computing or who aspire for graduate studies, research positions, or cross-disciplinary innovation. This Program develops skills in students for applying the concepts, principles, and practices in Computer Science for analyzing and solving real world problems to support industry as well as research and development organizations. The students are provided effective personal development and team-work skills for continuing professional growth and life-long learning and awareness of their social, professional and ethical responsibilities in national and international environment.
BS in Computer Science program is accredited by the National Computing Education Accreditation Council (NCEAC). Accreditation is a continuous process, with the aim of improving the quality of education being imparted to students. Currently, Department of Computing at NUST-SEECS holds the highest ranking of 'W' from NCEAC for the batches inducted in 2011, 2012, and 2013. Next iteration of accreditation process for subsequent induction years will be held in 2018.
The CS program will contain mandatory courses in the areas of artificial intelligence, compiler construction, theory of automata and formal languages, scientific computing and analysis of algorithms. In addition, the CS program will contain courses like Introduction to Management, Strategic Marketing and Management, Entrepreneurship, Intellectual Property, Accounting and New Business Ventures to encourage entrepreneurship in the students.
Computer Science graduates have a world of career opportunities before them. The CS professionals can generate and implement creative solutions to difficult problems and can train the next generation of computer scientists and software professionals. They can not only work as entrepreneurs but also have the option to work as software developers and analysts in different sectors such as software industry, telecommunications, finance, healthcare etc. In addition, the CS program develops a strong background for pursuing higher education and research. Graduates from our program can study and do research at the best universities and institutes around the world.