MCS for VU Graduates

   (a) BS (Business Administration)
   (b) BS (Public Administration)
   (c) BS (Commerce)
   (d) BS (Psychology)
   (e) BS (Mass Communication)
   (f) BS (Accounting & Finance)
   (g) MBA (Master of Business Administration)

1).Admission to MCS Program with BS in Business Administration/BS in Public Administration/BS in Commerce/BS in Psychology/BS in Mass Communication

Admission Eligibility Criteria

BS in Business Administration/BS (Public Administration)/BS (Commerce)/BS (Psychology)/BS (Mass Communication) from VU with minimum CGPA 2.25.

Course Exemptions

Following courses, if already qualified by the candidates holding BS in Business Administration / BS in Public Administration / BS in Commerce/BS in Psychology/BS in Mass Communication from VU are exempted towards MCS program.

Courses Exemption for candidates holding BS (Business Administration)/BS (Public Administration)/BS (Commerce)/BS (Psychology)/ BS (Mass Communication) from VU
Code Course Title Cr hrs.
STA301 Statistics & Probability 3
ENG201 Business & Technical Writing 3

Scheme of Study

The candidates are required to complete the following MCS courses along with any course (s) not exempted from the above list. Any qualified VU course (s) from the following list will be exempted provided such candidate completes at least 50 % MCS course work.

Scheme of study Towards MCS Program for BS-Business Administration / BS (Public Administration)/BS (Commerce)/BS (Psychology) / BS (Mass Communication) from VU.
Semester Code Course Title Type Cr. Hrs
1 CS402 Automata Theory Required 3
1 CS201 Intro to Computer Programming Required 3
1 CS601 Data Communication Required 3
1 MTH202 Discrete Mathematics Required 3
1 CS304 Object Oriented Programming Required 3
1 MTH603 Numerical Analysis Required 3
2 CS401 Computer Organization & Assembly Language Required 3
2 CS403 Data Base Management Systems Required 3
2 CS301 Data Structures Required 3
2 CS302 Digital Logic & Design Required 3
2 CS610 Computer Networks Required 3
2 CS605 Software Engineering - I Required 3
3 CS502 Fundamentals of Algorithms Required 3
3 CS501 Advanced Computer Architecture Required 3
3 CS614 Data Warehousing Required 3
3 CS619 Software Project Required 3
3 CS506 Web Design and Development Required 3
4 CS609 System Programming Required 3
4 CS604 Operating System Concepts Required 3
4 CS605 Software Engineering - II Required 3
4 CS607 Artificial Intelligence Required 3
4 CS619 Software Project Required 3
TOTAL
66

Assessment of Study Progress

The students’ study progress evaluation mechanism is based on continuous assessment throughout the semester by giving assignments, on-line quizzes, Graded Discussion Boards (GDBs), mid-term and final-term exams. The mid and final term exams are conducted at VU’s designated exam centers and usually count for 80 to 85% of the total marks for a course.

Project

Students are required to complete a project of 6 credit hours in the final year of their MCS program. The choice of the final project is at the student’s discretion. However, consultation with the student advisor is compulsory. Students have to submit a detailed write-up of the project and in some cases may be required to give a presentation.

Award of Degree

Minimum four semesters, at least 66 credit hours with a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0 out of 4.

Fee Structure

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Disclaimer

  • The courses may be revised time to time as a result of continuous review to bring them at par with courses from being taught at top-class foreign universities. While reviewing the courses, needs of local industry and job market are also given full consideration.
  • The University reserves the right to change fee structure from time to time.

2). Admission to MCS Program with BS in Accounting & Finance

Admission Eligibility Criteria

BS in Accounting & Finance from Virtual University of Pakistan with minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) 2.25.

Course Exemptions

Following courses if already qualified by the candidates holding BS in Accounting & Finance from VU are exempted towards MCS program.

Courses Exemption for candidates holding BS in Accounting & Finance from VU
Code Course Title Cr hrs.
CS201 Intro to Computer Programming 3
STA301 Statistics & Probability 3
ENG201 Business & Technical Writing 3
TOTAL
9

Scheme of Study

The candidates are required to complete the following MCS courses along with any course (s) not exempted from the above list. Any qualified VU course (s) from the following list will be exempted provided such candidate completes at least 50 % MCS course work.

Scheme of study towards MCS Program for BS (Accounting & Finance) from VU
Semester Code Course Title Type Cr. Hrs
1 CS402 Automata Theory Required 3
1 CS601 Data Communication Required 3
1 MTH202 Discrete Mathematics Required 3
1 CS304 Object Oriented Programming Required 3
1 MTH603 Numerical Analysis Required 3
1 CS401 Computer Organization & Assembly Language Required 3
2 CS403 Data Base Management Systems Required 3
2 CS301 Data Structures Required 3
2 CS302 Digital Logic & Design Required 3
2 CS610 Computer Networks Required 3
2 CS605 Software Engineering – I Required 3
2 CS502 Fundamentals of Algorithms Required 3
3 CS501 Advanced Computer Architecture Required 3
3 CS614 Data Warehousing Required 3
3 CS619 Software Project Required 3
3 CS506 Web Design and Development Required 3
3 CS609 System Programming Required 3
4 CS604 Operating System Concepts Required 3
4 CS605 Software Engineering – II Required 3
4 CS607 Artificial Intelligence Required 3
4 CS619 Software Project Required 3
TOTAL
63

Assessment of Study Progress

The students’ study progress evaluation mechanism is based on continuous assessment throughout the semester by giving assignments, on-line quizzes, Graded Discussion Boards (GDBs), mid-term and final-term exams. The mid and final term exams are conducted at VU’s designated exam centers and usually count for 80 to 85% of the total marks for a course.

Project

Students are required to complete a project of 6 credit hours in the final year of their MCS program. The choice of the final project is at the student’s discretion. However, consultation with the student advisor is compulsory. Students have to submit a detailed write-up of the project and in some cases may be required to give a presentation.

Award of Degree

Minimum four semesters, at least 63 credit hours with minimum CGPA 2.0.

Fee Structure

Click here to View Fee Structure

Disclaimer

  • The courses may be revised time to time as a result of continuous review to bring them at par with courses from being taught at top-class foreign universities. While reviewing the courses, needs of local industry and job market are also given full consideration.
  • The University reserves the right to change fee structure from time to time.

3). Admission to MCS Program with MBA

Admission Eligibility Criteria

Master in Business Administration (MBA) from Virtual University of Pakistan within minimum CGPA 2.30.

Scheme of Study

The candidates are required to complete the following MCS courses along with any course (s) not exempted from the above list. Any qualified VU course (s) from the following list will be exempted provided such candidate completes at least 50 % MCS course work.

Scheme of study towards MCS Program for MBA from VU
Semester Code Course Title Type Cr. Hrs
1 CS201 Intro to Computer Programming Required 3
1 CS402 Automata Theory Required 3
1 CS601 Data Communication Required 3
1 ENG201 Business & Technical Writing Required 3
1 MTH202 Discrete Mathematics Required 3
1 STA301 Statistics & Probability Required 3
2 CS301 Data Structures Required 3
2 CS302 Digital Logic & Design Required 3
2 CS304 Object Oriented Programming Required 3
2 CS401 Computer Organization & Assembly Language Required 3
2 CS403 Data Base Management Systems Required 3
2 MTH603 Numerical Analysis Required 3
3 CS501 Advanced Computer Architecture Required 3
3 CS502 Fundamentals of Algorithms Required 3
3 CS605 Software Engineering-I Required 3
3 CS610 Computer Networks Required 3
3 CS614 Data Warehousing Required 3
4 CS604 Operating System Concepts Required 3
4 CS619 Software Project Required 3
4 CS506 Web Design and Development Required 3
4 CS609 System Programming Required 3
4 CS604 Operating System Concepts Required 3
4 CS605 Software Engineering-II Required 3
4 CS607 Artificial Intelligence Required 3
4 CS619 Software Project Required 3
TOTAL
72

Assessment of Study Progress

The students’ study progress evaluation mechanism is based on continuous assessment throughout the semester by giving assignments, on-line quizzes, Graded Discussion Boards (GDBs), mid-term and final-term exams. The mid and final term exams are conducted at VU’s designated exam centers and usually count for 80 to 85% of the total marks for a course.

Project

Students are required to complete a project of 6 credit hours in the final year of their MCS program. The choice of the final project is at the student’s discretion. However, consultation with the student advisor is compulsory. Students have to submit a detailed write-up of the project and in some cases may be required to give a presentation.

Award of Degree

Minimum four semesters, at least 72 credit hours with minimum CGPA 2.0.

Fee Structure

Click here to View Fee Structure

Disclaimer

  • The courses may be revised time to time as a result of continuous review to bring them at par with courses from being taught at top-class foreign universities. While reviewing the courses, needs of local industry and job market are also given full consideration.
  • The University reserves the right to change fee structure from time to time.