Department of Computer Science

Associate Degree in Cyber Security

HEC has been encouraging the universities to adopt the US model of Associate degrees.

Keeping in view the local situation, it has been observed that some students find it difficult to pursue a 4-year bachelor degree, because of its longer duration and thus the cost of tuition.

The following Associate degree programs are being proposed for adoption be SS-CASE IT.

Following are the salient features of these degree programs:

  1. The duration of degree program is reduced from four to two years.
  2. After completing two years of education, the students has received sufficient know-how to get employment in the industry.
  3. After gaining industry experience, and perhaps saving some money, the student can get admission in a 4-year bachelor degree program, with exemption of studying the already passed courses.
  4. The students completes the remaining two years of education (3rd and 4th year of bachelor degree), and receives a 4-year Bachelor degree.

The following 2-year Associate degree programs are attached for consideration and approval.

  1. AD (Computer Sciences)
  2. AD(Software Engineering)
  3. AD(Artificial Intelligence)
  4. AD(Cyber Security)
ELIGIBILITY for Admissionin Associate Degree in computing programs

Following is the eligibility for admission in the above stated associate degree programs in computing programs:

  1. Must have passed HSSC or an equivalent exam.

REQUIREMENTS for Award of Associate Degree in computing programs

Following are the requirements for award of 2-year Associate degree in the above subjects:

  1. Must have passed all the courses (73 credit-hours), specified in the corresponding study plan of the associate degree program.

  2. Must have obtained CGPA of at least 2.0.

AD (Cyber Security)
Tentative Study Plan

Semester - I
Code Title Credits Hrs Pre‐Requisite
CS 1002 Programming Fundamentals 4 (3-3)
CS 1005 Discrete Structures 3 (3-0)
MT 1003 Calculus & Analytical Geometry 3 (3-0)
NS 1 Applied Physics 3 (3-0)
SS 1004 English Composition & Comprehension 3 (3-0)
Total 16 (15-3)
Semester - II
Code Title Credits Hrs Pre‐Requisite
CS 2005 Database Systems 4 (3-3) CS 1002
CS 1004 Object Oriented Programming 4 (3-3) CS 1002
EE 1005 Digital Logic Design 3 (2-3)
MT 1 Multi-variable Calculus 3 (3-0)
MT 2005 Probability & Statistics 3 (3-0)
SS 1008 Communication & Presentation Skills 3 (3-0)
Total 20 (17-9)
Semester - III
Code Title Credits Hrs Pre‐Requisite
AI 2002 Artificial Intelligence 3 (2-3)
CS 2001 Data Structures & Algorithms 4 (3-3) CS 1004
CS 3001 Computer Networks 3 (2-3) CS 2001
CS 3002 Information Security 3 (2-3)
SE 1001 Software Engineering 3 (3-0)
SS 100 Pakistan Studies 3 (3-0)
Total 19 (15-12)
Semester - IV
Code Title Credits Hrs Pre‐Requisite
CY 2 DC 1 Cyber Security 3 (2-3)
CY DC 2 Information Assurance 3 (3-0)
CY DC 3 Digital Forensics 3 (2-3) 3 (2-3)
CY DC 4 Network security 3 (2-3)
EE 2003 Computer Org. & Assembly Language 3 (2-3) EE 1005
SS 100 Islamic & Religious Studies/Ethics 3 (3-0)
Total 18 (14-12)
Domain Credits
Computing Core (10 courses) 34 (25+27)
Domain Core (1 course) 3 (2+3)
Domain Electives (3 courses) 9 (6+9)
General Education Courses (8 courses) 24 (24+0)
Math Supporting Courses (1 course) 3 (3+0)
TOTAL (23 courses) 73 (60+39)