The MCS course study provides an opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge of specific computer science disciplines and excels students in the concepts and techniques required to handle and develop the design, programming and application of computing systems. The program requires students to take a broad spectrum of courses along with some practical and research work to get polished and competent in the field of computer science.
The courses in MCS are composed of principles and practices of computing like communication, database, development, analytical studies and programming language etc. These learning will help the student to craft and maintain software related projects and aids to pursue research work.
To get admission in MCS, students require a Bachelor degree from a recognized university/ institute. Students with BCS degrees are preferred.
Graduate students with Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Commerce, Statistics, Economics and Engineering courses can apply for MCS program.
Candidates should secure at least 45% marks in his graduate program.
MCS is a two-year program. Generally, MCS is 2–2.5 year degree program comprising 4-5 semesters with a minimum of 60 Cr. Hrs.
In most of the public universities, the MCS course will cost around PRs. 25,000/- however the fee structure in private institutes are higher than the public one as it will cost around 1-2 million per year depending on the ranking and facilities provided at the Institute. For example LUMS and IBA are listed in the top ranked institutes around the world. These institutes are providing internationally qualified faculty and latest technology oriented curriculum to the students therefore they are charging high.
Computing and information technology are the most thriving occupations in the world. Students with a master’s degree in computer science can pursue a career in a wide variety of fields dealing with software development or system design and analysis. Software specialized personnel are the most highly paid professionals these days.
Master’s graduates generally opt for higher studies like MPhil and PhD .there are flying prospects in teaching professionals well as many opportunities are open in the research work. Some other options include:
Information systems security engineers