COMSATS University Islamabad
Registrar Office, Principal Seat, Islamabad
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NOTIFICATION

Scheme of Studies of Master of Science in Software Engineering 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 Master of Science in Software Engineering , MS(SE) with effect from at CIIT system.

1. Minimum Duration: 2 Years
2. Minimum Semesters: 4
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  Core Courses (List Attached)
03
09
2  Domain Elective Courses (List Attached)
02
06
3  General Elective Courses (List Attached)
03
09
4  Research Methodology
01
01
5  Thesis
06
Total No. of Courses of the Program: .
Total No. of Credit Hours of the Program: .

Note:

1. Admission to MS and PhD programs at CUI will adhere to existing criteria, withrelevance of prior degrees being crucial. If deemed necessary, additional courses may be required to rectify deficiencies. Approval for admission within the CUI System is contingent upon the relevance of the previous degree as per Notification No: CUI - Reg / Notif - 458 / 23 / 493, dated February 28, 2023, stating that the decision made by the Board of Advanced Studies and Research(BASAR) during its meeting on November 30, 2022, stipulated that admission within the CUI System shall be contingent upon possession of a relevant prior degree.In instances where doubts regarding the relevance of a prior degree arise, the determination of relevance thereof shall be made by the respective Dean irrespective of title of the prior degree, based on recommendations put forth by the respective Campus Admission Committee, HoD, and Chairperson, on a case -by -case basis as required.The decision rendered by the Dean in such cases shall be documented within the student's personal file for record-keeping and reference purposes. The additional GRE-Subject test for MS and PhD programs won't be mandatory for such candidates.
2. Furthermore, if the Dean determines that the candidate does not possess the necessary relevant degree, the candidate shall be admitted under the Interdisciplinary category. Additionally, the candidate must undertake the additional GRE-Subject test for MS and PhD programs as a mandatory requirement. Such candidates are required to fulfill all mandatory requirements outlined under the Interdisciplinary clauses. However, if the Dean, by following the above procedure decides that the previous degree, irrespective of the title of the degree of the candidate does not fall under the Interdisciplinary category, the candidate shall not be admitted at CUI System.
3. MS students shall enroll for 09 to 12 credit hours per semester for coursework, with flexibility granted in exceptional cases such as force majeure incidents including inevitable accident, unavoidable casualty, vis major. type of calamity, cataclysm, catastrophe, disaster, tragedy. an event resulting in great loss and misfortune. The Dean may adjust credit hour requirements based on recommendations from the DAC, HoD, and Chairperson. Following coursework, students must register exclusively for a thesis of 06 credit hours each subsequent semester to ensure continuous enrollment throughout their study period.
4. During its 38th meeting, the Academic Council approved the Common Policies, Procedures, and Template of Scheme of Studies for MS and PhD Programs at CUI, aligned with the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Graduate Education Policy (GEP) 2023, with the exception of the above-mentioned paragraphs.

    Credit Hours : .


List of Core Courses:
 Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HoursCo-requisite(s)Prerequisite(s)
1 MSE512 Software Testing and Quality Assurance 3(3, 0)
2 MSE602 Advanced Requirements Engineering 3(3, 0)
3 MSE606 Advanced Software System Architecture 3(3, 0)



Core Courses For ISB
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HoursCo-requisite(s)Prerequisite (s)
1 MSE512 Software Testing and Quality Assurance 3(3, 0)
2 MSE602 Advanced Requirements Engineering 3(3, 0)
3 MSE606 Advanced Software System Architecture 3(3, 0)
Domain Elective Courses (Any 2 Courses) /
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HoursCo-requisite(s)Prerequisite (s)
4 MSE503 Software Measurement and Metrics 3(3, 0)
5 MSE504 Component Based Software Engineering 3(3, 0)
6 MSE505 Software Process Improvement 3(3, 0)
7 MSE506 Agile Software Development Methods 3(3, 0)
8 MSE507 Empirical Software Engineering 3(3, 0)
9 MSE618 Advanced Formal Methods 3(3, 0)
10 MSE621 Advanced Human-Computer Interaction 3(3, 0)
11 MSE625 Advanced Software Project Management 3(3, 0)
General Elective Courses (Any 2 Courses) /
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HoursCo-requisite(s)Prerequisite (s)
12 MSE510 Software Risk Management 3(3, 0)
13 MSE515 Software Configuration Management 3(3, 0)
14 MSE516 Reliability Engineering 3(3, 0)
15 MSE517 Agent Based Software Engineering 3(3, 0)
16 MSE537 Knowledge Development from Software Repositories 3(3, 0)
17 MSE542 Data Science for Software Enigneering 3(3, 0)
18 MSE548 Mining and Analyzing Software Repositories 3(3, 0)
19 MSE553 Business Analytics for Global Software Development 3(3, 0)
20 MSE563 Computational Intelligence in Software Engineering 3(3, 0)
21 MSE567 Vulnerability Analysis in Software Repositories 3(3, 0)
22 MSE568 Software Engineering for Intelligent Systems 3(3, 0)
23 MSE661 Software Architecture for Cloud and Big Data 3(3, 0)
24 MSE665 Fault prediction for Software Repositories 3(3, 0)
25 MSE669 Data Analytics in Software Engineering 3(3, 0)
26 MSE670 Data Science Design Patterns 3(3, 0)
27 MSE700 Advanced Topics in Software Engineering- I * 3(3, 0)
28 MSE701 Advanced Topics in Software Engineering- II 3(3, 0)
Pre-Requisite for Thesis
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HoursCo-requisite(s)Prerequisite (s)
29 CSC607 Research Methodology 1(1, 0)
Thesis Thesis
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HoursCo-requisite(s)Prerequisite (s)
30 MSE800 Thesis 6(6, 0)


Note:

The Department Can offer General Elective course from the list of Elective Courses of other "MS Program" being offered in the Department. The Regulations relating to graduate Degree Programs approved by the Competent Authority and amended from time to time shall be applicable. ** The contents of these Courses would be subject to approval from the Head of Department.

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