MS (Computer Networks and Security)


Program Info

This program prepares students to meet challenges posed by a highly inter-connected world. Mobile computing, Sensor networks and other emerging technologies require a thorough understanding of related technologies. This program provides understanding and exposure to the latest trends and technologies in this field.

Typical course load in a semester is four courses. However, NUCES staff cannot register for more than two courses in a semester. In the second semester, a student has the option to pursue MS by undertaking either a 6 credit hour MS Thesis or Project, spread over two regular semesters.

Award of Degree

For the award of MS degree, a student must have:

  • Passed courses totalling at least 30 credit hours, including all those courses which have been specified as Core courses
  • Obtained a CGPA of at least 2.5

Offered Campuses

Chiniot-Faisalabad Islamabad Karachi Lahore Peshawar

Eligibility:

  • Degree in relevant subject of Science or Engineering, earned from a recognized university after 16 years of education AND
  • At least 60% marks or CGPA of at least 2.0(on a scale of 4.0).

Selection Criteria:

  • Past Academic Record (Bachelor): 50%
  • Performance in NU MS Admission Test: 50%

Typical course load in a semester is four courses. However, NUCES staff cannot register for more than two courses in a semester. In the second semester, a student has the option to pursue MS by undertaking either a 6 credit hour MS Thesis or Project, spread over two regular semesters.

Tentative Study Plan
Sr. No Course Name Crdt Hrs.
Semester 1
1 Applied Programming 1 NC
2 Core Course-I 3+0
3 Core Course-II 3+0
4 General Elective (Computing / MG) 3+0
Sr. No Course Name Crdt Hrs.
Semester 2
1 Core Course-III 3+0
2 Computing Elective-I 3+0
3 Research Methodology 3+0
Sr. No Course Name Crdt Hrs.
Semester 3
1 Computing Elective-II 3+0
2 MS Thesis-I/MS Project-I 0+3
Sr. No Course Name Crdt Hrs.
Semester 4
1 Computing Elective-III 3+0
2 MS Thesis-II/MS Project-II 0+3

Note 1: Registration in "MS Thesis/Project-1" is allowed provided the student has:

  • Earned at least 15 credits
  • Passed the "Research Methodology" course
  • CGPA is equal to or more than 2.5
Core Courses
  • CY 5001  Network & Cyber Security
  • CS 5009  Advanced Operating Systems
  • CS 5010  Applied Information Security
  • CS 5011  Performance of Comp. Networks
  • CS 5012  Advanced Computer Networks
  • CS 5013  Routing & Switching
  • CS 5014  Network Management

Program Educational Objectives (PEO)

The objectives of the MS Computer Network and Security program are same as outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

  1. To equip students so that they can play an effective role in international efforts to make cyberspace safe, secure, and reliable for the national and international community.
  2. Prepare students to learn the technical aspects of information security by understanding current threats and vulnerabilities and examining ways of developing effective countermeasures.
  3. To produce skilled people who can contribute towards the need of protecting national information infrastructure from all kinds of threats.
  4. Prepare students who can understand the implications of handling data in terms of data security.