B.S Software Engineering

Why Software Engineering

  • Software Engineering (SE)derives its essence from computer science as other engineering disciplines do from natural or life sciences, with an emphasis on issues of process, design, implementation, maintenance, analysis and verification providing a strong foundation in engineering principles and practices as applied to software development.
  • Software Engineering and computer science differ in much the same way as do Electrical Engineering and Physics. Generally, engineering should be concerned with applying what we already know to create products, while science is more theoretical. Therefore, the goal of Computer Science, according to Parnas, “is to learn and extend the science”. Software Engineering on the other hand aims to use the science and technology already available to create products and tools for use.
  • ZUFESToffering a four years NCEAC recognized degree program (133 Credit Hours) with a balanced mix of Computing & Software Development subjects. The SE graduates develop, design and assess software that a computer uses to function. The problem solving skills are keys to the success in this endeavor. A software engineer can find its place to study existing apps, develop new software modules & programs or maintain the computer applications in a software house, IT firm, Bank etc. The average salary of Software Engineer ranges between 45,000 to 150,000 PKR. They can grow exponentially if keep updating the skill set with market needs. There’s a huge market for freelance SE graduate as an Entrepreneur.
  • Pakistan’s share of global I.T. sales is now $2.8 billion (up from $ 30 million in year 2000) (New York Times, Aug. 10, 2015)
  • Pakistan growing: About 1,500 registered firms and 10,000 IT grads entering the market annually (Washington Wire, 18th May 2015)
  • Pakistani programmers market ranks as No. 3 country in the world for supplying freelance programmers — behind only the United States and India. Pakistan’s freelance programmers already account for $850 million of the country’s software exports (New York Times, Aug. 10, 2015).

Facilities/ Resources


  • Address: North Campus (ZUFESTM), F-103, Block B, North Nazimabad,
  • Karachi
  • Covered Areas (sq ft): 18000 sq ft (2000 sq yards) (Zufestm Area)
  • Covered Areas (sq ft): 180 sq ft (SE Department Area)
  • Building/Land Ownership, lease terms etc.
  • Own Building


Dedicated Lecture Rooms / Shared Lecture Room

  • Adequacy of class rooms/lecture halls and allied facilities
  • Average Size of each lecture rooms:

350 square feet

  • Space Available for students:

30 square feet

  • Instructional Facilities provided in lecture rooms:

White Board, Multimedia, Speaker system, Computer, Internet etc.

  • Other facilities:



1) Computing Lab

         Lab TimingsFacilities






32 workstations

(core i3, core i5 

3rd and 6th generations) installed with high end software. All workstations are connected with internet via LAN/Wi-Fi Access. Scanner and Printing Facility, white board and multimedia.

Lab Space: 40 sq.ft per student



  • Operating System Lab
Lab TimingsFacilities
Weekdays (8:30am─4:30pm)05 workstations

(Core i3, Core i5

3rd and 6th generations) installed with high end software. All workstations are connected with internet via LAN/Wi-Fi Access. Printing Facility is also available.

Lab Space: 40 sq.ft per student




  • Final year Project Lab
Lab TimingsFacilities
Weekdays (8:30am─4:30pm)03 workstations

(Core i3, Core i5

3rd and 6th generations) installed with high end software. All workstations are connected with internet via LAN/Wi-Fi Access. Printing Facility is also available.

•        Sensor

•        Potentiometer

•        LCD 22″ with HDMI Port

•        Extension Board etc.

Career Prospects

Software Engineer is the most in-demand job title across all industries, according to job site Glassdoor, employment growth for software developers between 2012 and 2022—significantly higher than the national average for all occupations.

These are some top industries where software engineers should find plenty of room for career growth:

  • Financial services
  • Manufacturing
  • Media
  • Utility
  • Business and IT services
  • Silicon valley Hi tech
  • Government and Defense
  • Retail
  • Healthcare
  • Research and Development
  • AI
  • Computer security
  • Agritech
  • Enterprise Software
  • Education


Semester — I

Sr.#Course CodeCourse TitleTh.LabCr. Hr
1 CS-107Introduction to Info. & Comm.


2CS-104Programming Fundamentals313+1
3CS-103Discrete Structures  303+0
4NS-115Basic Mathematics60N/C
5NS-201Linear Algebra303+0
6HS-100English Composition &


7HS-103Pakistan Studies202+0

Semester — II

Sr.#Course CodeCourse TitleTh.LabCr.Hr
1CS-112Object Oriented Programming 313+1
2CS-233Introduction to Database System313+1
3NS-109Calculus and Analytical Geometry   3   03+0
4NS-206Probability and Statistics303+0
5HS-114Communication & Presentation Skills303+0

Semester — III

Sr.#Course CodeCourse TitleTh.LabCr .Hr
1CS-211Data Structures and Algorithms3 13+1
2CS-214Computer Org. & Assembly Language313+1
3CS-227Introduction to Data Science212+1
4EE-212Digital Logic Design3 13+1
5NS-112Differential Equations303+0

Semester — IV

Sr.#Course CodeCourse TitleTh.LabCr.Hr
1CS-355Computer Communication and Networks313+1
2CS-351Automata  Theory and Formal Language (DS Elective-1)303+0
3CS-226Analysis of Algorithms303+0
4CS-213Artificial Intelligence313+1
5NS-211Advance Statistics303+0

Semester — V

Sr.#Course CodeCourse TitleTh.LabCr.Hr
1CS-234Operating Systems313+1
2CS-336Data Mining212+1
3CS-331Data Warehousing & Business Intel.212+1
4CS-355Machine Learning (DS Elective-2)212+1
5  MS-306  Managerial Economics

(University Elective-1)


Semester — VI

Sr.#Course CodeCourse TitleTh.LabCr.Hr
1C-332Parallel & Distributed Computing212+1
2CS-456Big Data Analytics212+1
3CS-333Data Visualization212+1
4CS-352Digital Image Processing

(DS Elective 3)

5CS-454Cloud Computing

(DS Elective-4)

6MS-203Human Resource Management

(University Elective-3)


Semester — VII

Sr.#Course CodeCourse TitleTh.LabCr.Hr
1DS-451Final Year Project –I030+3
2CS-212Introduction to Software Engineering212+1
3MS-414Entrepreneurship and Leadership

(University Elective-2)

4HS-331Technical and Business Writing303+0



Islamic Studies /

Ethical Behavior

2    02+0

Semester — VIII

Sr.#Course CodeCourse TitleTh.LabCr.Hr
1DS-451Final Year Project –II030+3

(University Elective-4)

3HS-401Professional Practices303+0
4CS-304Information Security303+0


The application fees in non-refundable (in any case) and Applicants seeking admission MUST MEET THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS set-forth by Ziauddin University.

Software Engineering

The minimum requirements for admission in bachelor degree program in Software Engineering is any of followings:

  1. a) At least 50% marks in Intermediate (HSSC) examination with Mathematics or equivalent qualification with Mathematics, certified by IBCC.



  1. b) At least 50% marks in Intermediate (HSSC) examination with Pre-Medical or equivalent qualification, certified by IBCC.



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


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