BS (Cyber Security and Digital Forensics)


Program Info
Learning Outcomes
By the time of graduation, the students develop an ability to:
  1. Developed core Computing foundation according to international standards.
  2. Ability to analyze security, ethical, & privacy issues, and devise solutions.
  3. Ability to apply appropriate techniques for minimizing risks, and react appropriately to security breaches.
  4. Ability to investigate network, system software, application software, mobile, and cyber security breaches.
  5. Ability to align computer security best practices with organizational needs.
  6. Ability to convert understanding to innovations
  7. Ability to undertake graduate level studies and research
  8. Developed effective communication, management and leadership skills
Award of Degree

For the award of BS (BS Cyber Security and Digital Forensics) degree, a student must have:

  • Passed courses with a total of at least 130 credit hours, including all those courses that have been specified as core courses
  • Obtained a CGPA of at least 2.00

Offered Campuses

Chiniot-Faisalabad Islamabad Karachi Lahore Peshawar

Eligibility:

  • At least 60% marks in SSC (Matric) or an equivalent examination AND
  • At least 50% marks in the HSSC or an equivalent examination.
  • Must have studied Mathematics at the HSSC level.

Selection Criteria:

Admission on the basis of NTS-NAT Marks
  • Selection is based on marks obtained in NTS NAT IE, or NAT-ICS.
  • Cut-off marks to be determined by the University.
Admission on the basis of NU Admission Test
  • Merit List is prepared by assigning 50% weight to marks obtained in Intermediate (part-I) (or an equivalent exam) AND
  • 50% weight is assigned to score obtained in NU Admission Test.
  • In case, Intermediate result is not available, Matriculation marks are used and multiplied by a factor of 0.9 (to equate it to average Intermediate marks).
Admission on the basis of SAT score
  • Combined score of 1,500 or more in the SAT-I examination AND
  • At least 550 in the SAT-II (Math Level IIC) examination.
Tentative Study Plan
Sr. No Course Name Crdt Hrs.
Semester 1
1 Intro to Info. & Comm. Technologies 1
2 Programming Fundamentals 3+1
3 Calculus & Analytical Geometry 3
4 Physics - I 3
5 Pakistan Studies 3
6 English Composition & Comprehension 2+1
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Semester 2
1 Object Oriented Programming 3+1
2 Digital Logic Design 3+1
3 Differential Equations 3
4 Islamic & Religious Studies 3
5 Communication & Presentation Skills 2+1
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Semester 3
1 Data Structures & Algorithms 3+1
2 Discrete Structures 3
3 Number Theory & Cryptography 3
4 Information Security Laws and Standards 3
5 Social Science Elective 3
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Semester 4
1 Database Systems 3+1
2 Operating Systems 3+1
3 Information System Audit 3
4 Applied Cryptography 3
5 Linear Algebra 3
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Semester 5
1 Computer Networks 3+1
2 Software Engineering 3
3 Digital Forensic Tools and Techniques 3+1
4 CSDF Elective – 1 3
5 Social Science Elective - I 3
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Semester 6
1 Information Security 3
2 Digital Evidence Analysis 3
3 Secure Software Design 3
4 Probability & Statistics 3
5 Technical Report Writing 3
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Semester 7
1 Professional Practices 3
2 Project - I 3
3 Computer Systems Security 3+1
4 CSDF Elective – 2 3
5 Social Science Elective - II 3
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Semester 8
1 Project - II 3
2 CSDF Elective – 3 3
3 CSDF Elective – 4 3
4 CSDF Elective – 5 3
5 Social Science Elective - III 3