MS (Software Project Management)
Program Objectives

This program enables students to develop skills necessary to manage software projects. In the final year, students take two-semester Project, which involves practical implementation of Project Management skills and techniques acquired through the program, as well as actual development of the project.

The MS (Software Project Management) program focuses on strengthening students’ knowledge in theoretical as well as practical aspects of managing software projects. The program not only addresses management issues related to software industry but also covers the software engineering concepts, which must be known to a project manager.

The aim is to prepare middle and top management so that they meet the challenges of present and future needs of software industry. The coursework exposes the students to management and technical issues encountered in development of software solutions.

Typical course load in a semester is four courses. However, NUCES staff cannot register for more than two courses in a semester.

Program Outcomes
  • Students will be able to apply skills necessary to manage software project
  • Students will be able to exhibit paractical implementation of Project Management skills and techniques
  • Students will be able to demonstrate theoratical and paractical aspects of managing software projects
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

Program offered in Campuses

Islamabad Karachi Lahore Peshawar Chiniot-Faisalabad
Tentative Study Plan
Semester 1
Crdt Hrs. Pre Req
CS518 Software Quality Assurance 3 -
MG513 Management & Organizational Behavior 3 -
SS310 Research Methodology 1 -
CSX01 CS Elective 3 -
Semester 2
Crdt Hrs. Pre Req
CS517 Software Project Management 3 -
CS525 Requirement Engineering 3 -
MGX01 CS/MG Elective-I 3 -
Semester 3
Crdt Hrs. Pre Req
CS563 Software Process Management & Metrics 3 -
CS573 MS Project-I 3 -
Semester 4
Crdt Hrs. Pre Req
CS574 MS Project-II 3 CS573
CSX02 CS/MG Elective - II 3 -

Note : Registration in “MS Project – I” is allowed provided the student has

  • Earned at least 19 credits
  • Passed the “Research Methodology” course
  • CGPA is equal to or more than 2.5