MS Computer Science

Details & Semester Outlines for MSCS

SZABIST offers MSCS degree in three domains: Core Computer Science area and in two specialization tracks, i.e., Software Engineering (SE) and Networks and Security (N&S) in order to cater the market needs. Students have to complete 3 focused courses in any specific domain.
The program is of 2-year duration and is offered in the evening. It requires 33 credit hours to complete. Although the institutional administration emphasize and encourage students to undertake research, they can take two courses in lieu of research in specific domains. If student opts for course work only, he/she is required to complete 11 courses of 3 credit hours each. Else, the student is required to complete 9 Courses (27 credit hours) and Two Independent Research Study (6 credit hours) OR One Thesis (6 credit hours).
The maximum time limit to complete the MS degree is 4 years

Master of Science in Computer Science (In Core Computer Science)

First SemesterSecond Semester
CSC 5105 Research MethodologyCSC 5201 Advanced Operating Systems
CSC 5101 Advanced Algorithms AnalysisCSC 5202 Advanced Computer Architecture
CSC 5102 Theory of ComputationCSC 5xxx Elective-I (from CS Stream)
Third SemesterFourth Semester
CSC 5xxxThesis/Independent Research Study-I OR Course Work (from CS-Stream)CSC 5xxx Thesis/Independent Research Study-II OR Course Work (from CS-Stream)
CSC 5xxx Elective-II (from CS-Stream)CSC 5xxx Elective-IV (from CS-Stream)
CSC 5xxx Elective-III (from CS-Stream)

Master of Science in Computer Science with Specialization in Software Engineering

First SemesterSecond Semester
CSC 5105 Research MethodologyCSC 5201 Advanced Operating Systems
CSC 5101 Advanced Algorithms AnalysisCSC 5202 Advanced Computer Architecture
CSC 5102 Theory of ComputationSEC 5xxx Elective-I (from SE Stream)
Third SemesterFourth Semester
CSC/SEC 5xxx Thesis/Independent Research Study I OR Course Work (from CS Stream or from SE-Stream)CSC/SEC 5xxxThesis/Independent Research Study II OR Course Work (from CS Stream or from SE Stream)
SEC 5xxxElective-II (from SE-Stream)SEC 5xxxElective-IV (from SE-Stream)
SEC 5xxxElective-III (from SE-Stream)

Master of Science in Computer Science with Specialization in Networks & Security

First SemesterSecond Semester
CSC 5105 Research MethodologyCSC 5201 Advanced Operating Systems
CSC 5101 Advanced Algorithms AnalysisCSC 5202 Advanced Computer Architecture
CSC 5102 Theory of ComputationNSC 5xxx Elective-I (from N&S Stream)
Third SemesterFourth Semester
CSC/NSC 5xxx Thesis/Independent Research Study I OR Course Work (from CS Stream or from N&S-Stream)CSC/NSC 5xxx Thesis/Independent Research Study II OR Course Work (from CS Stream or from N&S-Stream)
NSC 5xxx Elective-II (from N&S-Stream)NSC 5xxx Elective-IV (from N&S-Stream)
NSC 5xxx Elective-III (from N&S-Stream)

CS-Stream

CSC 5164 Real-Time Systems
CSC 5162 Digital Image Processing
CSC 5161 Machine Learning
CSC 5163 Data Mining
CSC 5166 Operation Research
CSC 5264 Expert Systems
CSC 5267 Reverse Engineering
CSC 5266 Digital Forensics and Malware Analysis
CSC 5263 Advanced Resource Sharing Architecture
CSC 5262 Computer Vision
CSC 5268 Robotics
CSC 5261 Advanced Database Design
CSC 5265 Distributed Computing
CSC 5269 Systems and Network Programming

SE-Stream

SEC 5163 Software Requirement Engineering
SEC 5161 Software System Architecture
SEC 5164 Software System Quality
SEC 5162 Advanced Software Engineering
SEC 5261 Software Analysis and Testing
SEC 5263 Web Engineering
SEC 5262 Software Project Management

N&S-Stream

NSC 5161 Advanced Computer Networks
NSC 5163 Network Security
NSC 5164 Applied Cryptography
NSC 5162 Information Security
NSC 5261 Wireless Sensor Networks
NSC 5264 Telecom Policies and Regulations
NSC 5263 Mobile Ad-hoc Networks
NSC 5262 Advanced Data Communications

Pre-Requisites:

1. For any advanced Course, its basic course or pre-requisite course must have been done before.
2. For each track, the following courses must have been done prior to admission:

MS(CS)MS(CS) with SE-SpecializationMS(CS) with N&S-Specialization
Artificial IntelligenceArtificial IntelligenceData Comm. and Computer Networks
Finite Automata TheoryFinite Automata TheoryFinite Automata Theory
Digital Logic DesignDigital Logic DesignDigital Logic Design
Software Engineering – I