Bachelor of Science (Cyber Security)

Program Info (  Eligibility Criteria  )
Award of Degree

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

  • Passed courses with a total of at least 133 credit hours, including all those courses that have been specified as core courses
  • Obtained a CGPA of at least 2.00
Tentative Study Plan
Sr. No Course Name Crdt Hrs.
Semester 1
1 CS1002 Programming Fundamentals 3+1
2 SS1004 Functional English (ECC) 2+1
3 NS1001 Natural Science (Applied Physics) 3+0
4 CL1000 Introduction to Information and Communication Technology 0+1
5 MT1003 Calculus and Analytical Geometry 3+0
6 SS1013 Ideology and Constitution of Pakistan 2+0
Total 13 + 3
Sr. No Course Name Crdt Hrs.
Semester 2
1 CS1004 Object Oriented Programming 3+1
2 EE1005 Digital Logic Design 3+1
3 SS1014 Expository Writing 2+1
4 SS1007 Islamic Studies/Ethics 2+0
5 MT1006 Multivariable Calculus 3+0
Total 13 + 3
Sr. No Course Name Crdt Hrs.
Semester 3
1 CS1005 Discrete Structures 3+0
2 CS2001 Data Structures 3+1
3 EE2003 Computer Organization and Assembly Language 3+1
4 CY2004 Cyber Security 3+0
5 MT1004 Linear Algebra 3+0
6 SS/MG Elective - I 2+0
Total 17 + 2
Sr. No Course Name Crdt Hrs.
Semester 4
1 CS3001 Computer Networks 3+1
2 CS2005 Database Systems 3+1
3 SS3002 Civics and Community Engagement 2+0
4 MT2005 Probability and Statistics 3+0
5 SS2007 Technical and Business Writing 3+0
6 CSxxxx Computing Internship 0+1
Total 14 + 3
Sr. No Course Name Crdt Hrs.
Semester 5
1 CS2006 Operating Systems 3+1
2 CS2009 Design and Analysis of Algorithms 3+0
3 CY3001 Network Security 3+1
4 CS2004 Software Engineering 3+0
5 CYxxxx CY Elective - I 3+0
Total 15 + 2
Sr. No Course Name Crdt Hrs.
Semester 6
1 CY2002 Digital Forensics 3+1
2 AI2002 Artificial Intelligence 3+1
3 CS3002 Information Security 3+0
4 CYxxxx CY Elective - II 3+0
5 CY4001 Secure Software Design and Development 3+1
Total 15 + 3
Sr. No Course Name Crdt Hrs.
Semester 7
1 CY4091 Final Year Project - I 0+3
2 CYxxxx CY Elective - III 3+0
3 CY3003 Information Assurance 3+0
4 CYxxxx CY Elective - IV 3+0
5 CS4001 Professional Practices 3+0
Total 12 + 3
Sr. No Course Name Crdt Hrs.
Semester 8
1 CY4092 Final Year Project - II 0+3
2 CS3002 Entrepreneurship 3+0
3 CYxxxx CY Elective - V 3+0
4 SS/ MG Elective -II 3+0
5 CS3006 Parallel and Distributed Computing 3+0
Total 12 + 3
Domain Cr. Hrs
Computing Core 52
General Education 30
Maths and Supporting Courses 12
Domain Core 21
Domain Elective 15
Elective Supportive Courses 3
Total 133

Note 1: Total: 133

Note 2: Registration in “Project-I” is allowed provided the student has earned at least 95 credit hours, and his/her CGPA is equal to or greater than the graduating CGPA (2.0).

Program Educational Objectives (PEO)

  1. Fundamental Knowledge of Computing and Cybersecurity A graduate who is socially accepted possessing practical knowledge, problem solving competencies and professional skills in the field of Computing and Cybersecurity.
  2. Ethical and Societal Responsibilities A professional who can integrate ethical, legal and social implications to their occupation.
  3. Communication Skills A graduate who is an effective correspondent in oral and written communication.
  4. Leadership A graduate who is effective in a managerial role of a group/team allocated to the individual.
  5. Continuous Improvement A graduate who keeps on exploring new fields and areas in computing and cybersecurity for that individual’s organization or gets involved in research and development for continuous growth.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)


Academic Education

Completion of an accredited program (BS CY) of study designed to prepare graduates as computing professionals


Knowledge for Solving Computing Problems

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


Problem Analysis

Identify, formulate, research literature, and solve complex computing problems reaching substantiated conclusions using fundamental principles of mathematics, computing sciences, and relevant domain disciplines


Design/ Development of Solutions

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


Modern Tool Usage

Create, select, adapt and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern computing tools to complex computing activities, with an understanding of the limitations


Individual and Team Work

Function effectively as an individual and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multi-disciplinary settings



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


Computing Professionalism and Society

Understand and assess societal, health, safety, legal, and cultural issues within local and global contexts, and the consequential responsibilities relevant to professional computing practice



Understand and commit to professional ethics, responsibilities, and norms of professional computing practice


Life-long Learning

Recognize the need, and have the ability, to engage in independent learning for continual development as a computing professional