BS (Software Engineering)

Program Info
Learning Outcomes
  1. Student will be able to apply knowledge of computing fundamentals, knowledge of a computing specialization, and mathematics, science, and domain knowledge appropriate for the computing specialization to the abstraction and conceptualization of computing models from defined problems and requirements
  2. Student will be able to identify, formulate, research literature, and solve complex computing problems reaching substantiated conclusions using fundamental principles of mathematics, computing sciences, and relevant domain disciplines
  3. Student will be able to design and evaluate solutions for complex computing problems, and design and evaluate systems, components, or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations
  4. Student will be able to create, select, adapt and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern computing tools to complex computing activities, with an understanding of the limitations
  5. Student will be able to function effectively as an individual and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multi-disciplinary settings
  6. Student will be able to communicate effectively with the computing community and with society at large about complex computing activities by being able to comprehend and write effective reports, design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and understand clear instructions
  7. Student will be able to understand and assess societal, health, safety, legal, and cultural issues within local and global contexts, and the consequential responsibilities relevant to professional computing practice
  8. Student will be able to understand and commit to professional ethics, responsibilities, and norms of professional computing practice
  9. Student will be able to recognize the need, and have the ability, to engage in independent learning for continual development as a computing professional
Career Opportunities

Your career prospects will be excellent: You may become software quality assurance engineer, systems programmer, embedded software engineer, software architect, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Information Officer, User Interface designer, Information Systems manager or computer graphic designer etc.

Award of Degree

For the award of BS (Software Engineering) degree, a student must have:

  • Passed courses totalling at least 130 credit hours, including all those courses which have been specified as Core courses.
  • Obtained a CGPA of at least 2.00

Offered Campuses

Chiniot-Faisalabad Islamabad Karachi Lahore Peshawar


  • 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 1,000 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 Applied Physics 3
4 Calculus & Analytical Geometry 3
5 Pakistan Studies 3
6 English Composition & Comprehension 2+1
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Semester 2
1 Discrete Structures 3
2 Object Oriented Programming 3+1
3 Intro to Software Engineering 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 Human Computer Interaction 3
3 Linear Algebra 3
4 Software Requirement Engineering 3
5 Social Science Elective 3
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Semester 4
1 Database Systems 3+1
2 Operating Systems 3+1
3 Software Design and Architecture 2+1
4 SE Supporting –I 3
5 Social Science Elective - I 3
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Semester 5
1 Computer Networks 3+1
2 Probability & Statistics 3
3 Software Construction and Development 2+1
4 SE Supporting – II 3
5 Technical and Business Writing 3
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Semester 6
1 Professional Practices 3
2 Software Quality Engineering 3
3 Web Engineering 3
4 SE Supporting – III 3
5 SE Elective – I 3
6 Social Science Elective - II 3
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Semester 7
1 Information Security 3
2 Software Project Management 3
3 Final Year Project – I 3
4 SE Elective –II 3
5 SE Elective – III 3
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Semester 8
1 Software Re-Engineering 3
2 Final Year Project - II 3
3 SE Elective – IV 3
4 SE Elective – V 3
5 Social Science Elective - III 3

Note: Registration in “Final Year Project-I” is allowed provided the student has earned at least 100 credit hours, and his/her CGPA is equal to or greater than the graduating CGPA (2.0).