COMSATS University Islamabad
Registrar Office, Principal Seat, Islamabad
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NOTIFICATION

Scheme of Studies of Bachelor of Science in Artificial Intelligence for Spring 2024

It is Hereby notified that the Academic Council in its 13th Meeting held on June 04, 2012 approved the following Scheme of studies of the Bachelor of Science in Artificial Intelligence , BS- (AI) with effect from at CIIT system.

1. Minimum Duration: 4 Years
2. Minimum Semesters: 8
2. Maximum Duration: 0 Years
4. Maximum Semesters: 0 Years
3. No. of Credit Hours in each Semester: . - .
Course WorkMin No. of CoursesMin No. of Credit Hrs
1  a. General Education Courses:
12
30
2  i. Computing Core (Mandatory courses)
12
40
3  ii. Domain Core (Mandatory courses)
06
18
4  iii. Domain Elective (any Seven courses from the following list)
07
21
5  c. Interdisciplinary/Allied Courses:
05
15
6  d. Field Experience/Internship:
01
03
7  e. Capstone Project
02
06
Total No. of Courses of the Program: .
Total No. of Credit Hours of the Program: .

Note:

Common policies and procedures notified vide No. CUI-Reg/Notif-1794/23/1884,dated August 25, 2023 relating to Undergraduate Degree Programs approved by the Competent Authority and amended from time to time shall be applicable.
    Credit Hours : .




Application of Information and Communication Technologies (Mandatory course) :
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HoursCo-requisite(s)Prerequisite (s)
1 CSC101 Applications of Information and Communication Technologies 3(2, 1)
Arts and Humanities (any one Course from the following list) :
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HoursCo-requisite(s)Prerequisite (s)
2 ADA111 History and Theory of Art and Culture I 2(2, 0)
3 ARC108 Art Appreciation 2(2, 0)
4 ARC351 Calligraphic Arts 2(2, 0)
5 CSC210 Professional Practices 2(2, 0)
6 HUM310 Islamic History 2(2, 0)
B. List of Interdisciplinary Courses (Mandatory courses) :
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HoursCo-requisite(s)Prerequisite (s)
7 - *Supporting Elective Courses 3(3, 0)
8 HUM121 Technical and Business Writing 3(3, 0)
9 MTH105 Multivariable Calculus 3(3, 0) MTH104
10 MTH231 Linear Algebra 3(3, 0)
11 MTH262 Statistics and Probability Theory 3(3, 0)
C. Internship (Mandatory courses) :
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HoursCo-requisite(s)Prerequisite (s)
12 AIC395 Field Experience/Internship 3(0, 3)
Civics and Community Engagement (Mandatory course) :
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HoursCo-requisite(s)Prerequisite (s)
13 HUM208 Civics and Community Engagement 2(2, 0)
D. Capstone Project :
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HoursCo-requisite(s)Prerequisite (s)
14 AIC498 Final Year Project I 2(0, 2) CSC241 ,CSC270 ,CSC291
15 AIC499 Final Year Project II 4(0, 4) AIC498
Deficiency Courses (only for Pre-Medical Students)
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HoursCo-requisite(s)Prerequisite (s)
16 MTH091 Pre-Calculus I 3(3, 0)
17 MTH092 Pre-Calculus II 3(3, 0)
Entrepreneurship (Mandatory course) :
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HoursCo-requisite(s)Prerequisite (s)
18 MGT250 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 2(2, 0)
Expository Writing (Mandatory Course) :
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HoursCo-requisite(s)Prerequisite (s)
19 HUM120 Expository Writing 3(3, 0)
Functional English (Mandatory Course) :
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HoursCo-requisite(s)Prerequisite (s)
20 HUM104 Functional English 3(3, 0)
i. Computing Core (Mandatory courses) :
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HoursCo-requisite(s)Prerequisite (s)
21 CSC103 Programming Fundamentals 4(3, 1)
22 CSC241 Object Oriented Programming 4(3, 1) CSC103
23 CSC270 Database Systems 4(3, 1)
24 CSC291 Software Engineering 3(3, 0)
25 CSC301 Design and Analysis of Algorithms 3(3, 0) CSC211
26 CSC323 Operating Systems 3(2, 1)
27 CSC325 Computer Organization and Assembly Language 3(2, 1) EEE240
28 EEE240 Fundamentals of Digital Logic Design 3(2, 1)
Ideology and Constitution of Pakistan (Mandatory course) :
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HoursCo-requisite(s)Prerequisite (s)
29 HUM113 Ideology and Constitution of Pakistan 2(2, 0)
ii. Domain Core (Mandatory courses) :
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HoursCo-requisite(s)Prerequisite (s)
30 AIC270 Programming for Artificial Intelligence 3(2, 1) CSC262
31 AIC341 Introduction to Computer Vision 3(2, 1)
32 AIC354 Machine Learning Fundamentals 3(2, 1)
33 AIC365 Natural Language Processing 3(2, 1)
34 AIC372 Knowledge Representation and Reasoning 3(3, 0) CSC262
35 AIC380 Artificial Neural Networks and Deep Learning 3(2, 1) CSC262
iii. Domain Elective (any Seven courses from the following list)
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HoursCo-requisite(s)Prerequisite (s)
36 AIC332 Agent Based Modeling 3(2, 1)
37 AIC333 Statistical Methods for AI 3(3, 0) MTH262
38 AIC350 *Topics in Artificial Intelligence I 3(3, 0)
39 AIC378 Speech Processing 3(2, 1)
40 AIC456 Reinforcement Learning 3(2, 1)
41 AIC468 Fuzzy Systems 3(2, 1)
42 AIC469 Evolutionary Computing 3(3, 0)
43 AIC470 Knowledge Based Systems 3(2, 1)
44 AIC471 Swarm Intelligence 3(2, 1)
45 AIC483 *Topics in Artificial Intelligence II 3(3, 0)
46 CSC303 Mobile Application Development 3(2, 1) CSC241
47 CSC331 Digital Image Processing 3(2, 1)
48 CSC335 Game Design 3(3, 0)
49 CSC336 Web Technologies 3(2, 1) CSC241
50 CSC337 Advanced Web Technologies 3(2, 1) CSC336
51 CSC353 Computer Graphics 3(2, 1)
52 CSC365 HCI and Computer Graphics 3(2, 1)
53 CSC412 Advanced Programming 3(2, 1) CSC241
54 CSC417 E-Commerce and Digital Marketing 3(2, 1)
55 CSC418 DevOps for Cloud Computing 3(2, 1)
56 CSC421 Robotics 3(3, 0)
57 CSC495 Game Development 3(2, 1) CSC241
58 CSC496 Game Engine Development 3(2, 1) CSC495
59 DSC306 Data Mining 3(2, 1)
Islamic Studies (Mandatory course. HUM116 Ethics is only for Non-Muslims Students) :
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HoursCo-requisite(s)Prerequisite (s)
60 HUM112 Islamic Studies 2(2, 0)
61 HUM116 Ethics 2(2, 0)
List of Supporting Elective Courses (Any one course for Supporting Elective Courses) :
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HoursCo-requisite(s)Prerequisite (s)
62 ECO484 Project Planning and Monitoring 3(3, 0)
63 HUM220 Introduction to Psychology 3(3, 0)
64 HUM221 International Relations 3(3, 0)
65 HUM430 French 3(3, 0)
66 HUM431 German 3(3, 0)
67 HUM432 Arabic 3(3, 0)
68 HUM434 Chinese 3(3, 0)
69 MGT131 Financial Accounting 3(3, 0)
70 MGT210 Fundamentals of Marketing 3(3, 0)
71 MGT350 Human Resource Management 3(3, 0)
72 MGT513 New Product Development 3(3, 0)
Natural Sciences (any one course from the following list) :
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HoursCo-requisite(s)Prerequisite (s)
73 BIO100 Fundamentals of Biology 3(2, 1)
74 BIO310 Introduction to Bioinformatics 3(2, 1)
75 BIO321 Fundamentals of Genetics 3(2, 1)
76 CHM100 Introduction to Chemistry 3(2, 1)
77 PHY124 Applied Physics 3(2, 1)
Quantitative Reasoning (any two courses from the following list)) :
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HoursCo-requisite(s)Prerequisite (s)
78 CSC102 Discrete Structures 3(3, 0)
79 MTH103 Exploring Quantitative Skills 3(3, 0)
80 MTH104 Calculus and Analytic Geometry 3(3, 0)
81 MTH114 Tools for Quantitative Reasoning 3(3, 0)
Social Sciences (any one course from the following list) :
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HoursCo-requisite(s)Prerequisite (s)
82 HUM122 Fundamentals of Psychology 2(2, 0)
83 HUM130 Fundamentals of Sociology 2(2, 0)
84 HUM131 Anthropology 2(2, 0)
85 HUM209 Fundamentals of Political Science 2(2, 0)
86 HUM222 Fundamentals of International Relations 2(2, 0)


Note:

Note: 1. Non-Muslim students can opt for HUM114 Ethics 3(3, 0) course in lieu of Islamic Studies, if they intend to. 2. Final Year Project-I must be graded independently. 3. Deficiency Courses (Non-Credit). Students with Pre-Medical background at Intermediate level have to pass deficiency courses i.e., of MTH091 (Pre-Calculus I) and MTH092 (Pre-Calculus II)

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1.Natural Sciences (1 course, 3 credit hours - 2 theory credit hours + 1 lab credit hour): This course falls under the Natural Sciences category and carries 3 credit hours. It usually consists of 2 credit hours of theory and 1 credit hour of laboratory work. The course may cover subjects like biology, chemistry, physics, or environmental sciences.
2. Social Sciences (1 course, 2 credit hours): This course is categorized under Social Sciences and carries 2 credit hours. It may include subjects like sociology, psychology, anthropology, economics, or political science.
3. Functional English (1 course, 3 credit hours): The Functional English course is designed to improve students' practical language skills and carries 3 credit hours.
4. Expository Writing (1 course, 3 credit hours): Expository Writing aims to enhance students' writing abilities, particularly in producing clear and informative essays. The course carries 3 credit hours.
5. Quantitative Reasoning (2 courses, 6 credit hours): This category consists of two courses, each carrying 3 credit hours, focusing on developing students' quantitative and mathematical reasoning skills.
6. Islamic Studies (OR) Religious Education/Ethics for non-Muslim students (1 course, 2 credit hours): This course covers Islamic Studies for Muslim students. Alternatively, non-Muslim students can take Religious Education or Ethics instead. The course carries 2 credit hours.
7. Ideology and Constitution of Pakistan (1 course, 2 credit hours): This course explores the ideology and constitution of Pakistan and carries 2 credit hours.
8. Applications of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) (1 course, 3 credit hours - 2 theory hours + 1 lab hour): This course focuses on the practical applications of ICT and carries 3 credit hours, with 2 hours dedicated to theory and 1 hour to lab work.
9. Entrepreneurship (1 course, 2 credit hours): This course aims to teach students about entrepreneurship and carries 2 credit hours.
10. Civics and Community Engagement (1 course, 2 credit hours): This course covers civics and community engagement topics and carries 2 credit hours.

Associate Degree:
11. Exiting from Undergraduate/Equivalent Degree Program with an Associate Degree: In the undergraduate/equivalent degree program, students have the option to exit and obtain an Associate Degree if they meet specific criteria. To qualify, students must have completed at least 60 credit hours, including 30 credit hours of general education courses, over a minimum of four semesters, while maintaining a minimum CGPA of 2.00/4.00. The subject field on the degree must remain the same as initially enrolled, and approval for the exit option is granted by the Rector based on the Head of the Department's recommendations. However, this option is not available for disciplines accredited by certain councils like PM&DC, PNC, PVMC, PEC, PCP, PCATP, PBC, NTC, NCT, NAEAC, NCH, etc. On the other hand, disciplines accredited by councils such as NCEAC, NBEAC, and NACTE allow students to pursue the Associate Degree option.
12. Credit Hours: To qualify for the Associate Degree, the standard range of credit hours is 60-72.
13. General Education Courses: All Associate Degree programs must include a mandatory set of 30 credit hours for general education courses.
14. Major Courses: Associate Degree programs shall consist of a mandatory set of 30-42 credit hours for major or disciplinary courses.
15. Field Experience/Internship: If prescribed by the respective Accreditation Council, National Curriculum Review Committee, or the university, a field experience or internship of six to eight weeks must be completed and graded by a faculty member in collaboration with the field supervisor appointed by HoD. This requirement carries 3 credit hours, and if applicable, the courses within the major will comprise 30-39 credit hours.
16. CGPA Requirement: The minimum CGPA required for the award of the Associate Degree program is 2.00/4.00.
17. The pathway for Associate Degree holders allows direct admission to the fifth semester in the same discipline without deficiency courses. However, if the disciplines differ, students must complete deficiency courses in a bridging semester before the fifth semester, as determined by the university's concerned department.Short-listed candidates will undergo a deficiency semester to complete required courses in the relevant discipline before entering the 5th semester of their respective BS programs at CUI. The deficiency courses will be determined by the Dean, recommended by the HoD and Chairman, based on the students' profiles. The relevancy of the previous degree will also be determined by the respective Dean,recommended by the HoD and Chairman on a case-by-case basis, and the decision will be notified and documented in the student's file by the respective campus registrar office. Candidates will also be informed by the respective campus registrar office about their deficiency course/semester before the start of the semester. The minimum eligibility for admission to the fifth semester is a CGPA of 2.00/4.00 or 1st Division in the prior qualification, i.e., the Associate Degree. They are also required to submit NTS-NAT test scores as per CUI policy. All other terms and conditions of CUI, as well as those of relevant Accreditation Councils/Professional Bodies, if any, apply as amended from time to time.
18. Pathway for Conventional Two-Year BA/BSc/Equivalent Degree Holders: Students who completed conventional two-year BA/BSc/equivalent degree programs can join the fifth semester of an undergraduate/equivalent degree program. However, they need to complete deficiency courses through a bridging semester before starting the fifth semester, as determined by the university. The minimum eligibility for admission to the fifth semester in this case is 50% marks in the prior qualification, i.e., conventional two-year BA/BSc/equivalent degree programs. They are also required to submit NTS-NAT test scores as per CUI policy. All other terms and conditions of CUI, as well as those of relevant Accreditation Councils/Professional Bodies, if any, apply as amended from time to time.

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