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BS (Computer Science), BS (Information Technology)

Introduction

The Department of Computer Science offers a four-year program leading to a BS degree in Information Technology. The specialization is determined by the choice of required and elective courses taken by a student. The programs are designed to meet the growing need for computer science / IT experts in the rapidly evolving 21st century economy. Their mission is to provide graduates with a strong Computer Science / IT base that will enable them to capitalize on the increasing career opportunities in the information technology sector, to expand the limits of their knowledge by pursuing further studies, and to explore innovative approaches to computer or information technology related problems. These specializations provide highly demanded expertise, a great mobility and flexibility, and an impressive range of possible career choices in the IT industry.

Program Objectives

The strategic objectives of BSIT program are:

  1. Equip eLearning student with knowledge of concepts, application and practices associated with the IT world.
  2. Enlighten eLearning student with innovative practices related to IT application for solving Information Technology/business operations and strategies productivity in local and global platform.
  3. Empower eLearning student with an ability to use and analyze software programs tools effectively.
  4. Develop the awareness of ethical, social, interpersonal and communication skills in eLearning student effectively.
  5. Enable eLearning student to work with refinement of analytical, logical and critical thinking.
  6. Inculcate and enhance research abilities of students in respective fields.
  7. Equip eLearning student with ability to proper use of electronic media technologies for interacting with teachers appropriately in virtual environment.

Program Outcomes

After completing the program, students should be able to:

  1. Apply problem solving skills, while using IT concepts and standards to help an individual or organization to achieve its goals and objectives
  2. Select, design, integrate and administer IT-based solutions into the organizational environment
  3. Identify the problem and apply current as well as emerging technical concepts and practices in information technologies
  4. Develop critical thinking to evaluate the problem area and come up with best solution
  5. Work on a project using IT skills and present it logically and successfully in front of viva panel.

Admission Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria for Admission (students having 12-years of education):

The minimum requirement for admission in a BS (Information Technology) is:

  1.  At least 50% marks in Intermediate (HSSC) examination with Mathematics or equivalent qualification with Mathematics certified by IBCC.
  2. Or
  3.  At least 50% marks in Intermediate (HSSC) examination with Pre-Medical or equivalent qualification, certified by IBCC.
  4. Deficiency:

    Students with pre-medical must have to pass deficiency courses of Mathematics of 6 credit hours in first two semesters.

    Or Eligibility Criteria for Admission (students having 14-years of education):

  5.  Candidates having bachelor degree (14 years of education) obtained from a recognized university/ institute in any of the following subject: Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Commerce, Statistics, Economics, Engineering, wherein, two courses must be from the same department in a semester system or at least 150 marks weightage under annual system, are also eligible to apply under degree conversion program. Candidate must have at least 45% marks in the bachelor’s degree. However, number of courses to be studied in BS degree and resident time will be determined by the Equivalence Committee.
  6.  Candidates having Associate Degree are also eligible. However, number of courses to be studied in BS degree and resident time will be determined by the Equivalence Committee.

Note:

  • Candidates having ‘A’ levels are required to provide equivalence certificate from Inter Board Committee of Chairman (IBCC), Islamabad. (http://www.ibcc.edu.pk/)

Course Exemption

Course(s) exemption is allowed.

Duration

It is a four-year study program spread over eight semesters.
Degree Completion Duration

Courses of Study

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Assessment of Study Progress

The students’ study progress evaluation mechanism is based on continuous assessment throughout the semester by giving assignments, on-line quizzes, Graded Discussion Boards (GDBs), mid-term and final-term exams. The mid and final term exams are conducted at VU’s designated exam centers and usually count for 80 to 85% of the total marks for a course.

Project

Students of each BS degree offered by the CS & IT dept. must enroll and pass “CS619 Final Year Project” course, worth 6 credit hours, in the 7th Semester of respective degree program. The department intends to provide option to hardship cases who are not able to pass CS619 at the end of the 8th semester to take 2 courses each of 3 credit hours in lieu of CS619 in the subsequent semester(s) to complete their degree requirements.

Award of Degree

To become eligible for award of BS degree, a student must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Must have studied and passed the prescribed courses, totaling at least 134 credit hours.
  2. Must have earned CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) of at least 2.0 on a scale of 4.0

However, as per HEC guidelines, students enrolled in BS Program can convert their respective BS program to Associate Degree (AD) after the completion of four semesters (2 years) of their BS program. In such scenario, students are required to fulfill the following requirements:

  • Student has to take and clear final project of 3 credit hours.
  • Student has studied/passed all the courses to fulfill the respective AD requirement.
  • In case of deficiency, student has to clear the remaining courses.
  • All the study change rules defined by the university may be applied.

If student wants to exit the respective BS program before completing the four semesters, then the student will have to apply for the study change program and following will be applicable:

  • Study scheme of respective AD.
  • Any extra course will be treated as non-credited course.

All the study change rules defined by the university.

Fee Structure

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Disclaimer

  • The courses may be revised time to time as a result of continuous review to bring them at par with courses from being taught at top-class foreign universities. While reviewing the courses, needs of local industry and job market are also given full consideration.
  • The University reserves the right to change fee structure from time to time.