Master of Science (Computer Networks and Security)
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
- 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).
- 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.
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
- 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)
- 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.
- Prepare students to learn the technical aspects of information security by understanding current threats and vulnerabilities and examining ways of developing effective countermeasures.
- To produce skilled people who can contribute towards the need of protecting national information infrastructure from all kinds of threats.
- Prepare students who can understand the implications of handling data in terms of data security.