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The Department of Computer Science offers a 2-year Associate Degree Program in Web Design and Development and is equivalent to a 14-year Bachelor Degree. Today’s businesses and organizations survive and thrive due to their presence in cyberspace. A dynamic and captivating websites enhance the business and, thus there is always a need for the professional web designers and developers. This new and exciting degree program offered by Virtual University of Pakistan equips you with such skills and enables you to develop websites/portals using cutting edge technology. During this study program you will learn to develop websites using PHP, PERL, CGI, MYSQL java, Dot Net Technologies, as well as advanced Web Services Development, Web Development for Portable Devices and Internet Marketing.

Note: The students, after obtaining the degree may continue their studies towards BS Computer Science (4-year) program and the relevant qualified courses will be exempted/transferred, accordingly.

BS (CS) study scheme for Associate Degree holder in Web Design & Development

Program Objectives

After completing the Associate Degree Program in Web Design and Development, students will be able

  1. To design, develop and maintain web applications.
  2. To practice the cyber laws to earn and maintain their integrity in market.
  3. To learn latest tools to deal with web based applications for smart devices.
  4. To work on upcoming tools and trends in web development.

Admission Eligibility Criteria

Applicants for admission to Associate Degree Program must have passed with at least 50% marks, Intermediate (Part I and II, or equivalent examination), or I. Com or ICS or DAE or ‘A’ level examinations. The General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) ‘O’ levels and School Certificate (SC) examinations are considered equivalent to Matriculation, and the GCE ‘A’ levels is considered equivalent to the Intermediate examination. For the GCSE (‘O’) and SC examinations, grades in 6 subjects are considered. ‘A’ level candidates must have passed 3 subjects and are required to provide equivalence certificate from Inter Board Committee of Chairman (IBCC), Islamabad.

Course Exemption

Course(s) exemption is allowed.


It is two-year full time study program spread over four semesters.
Degree Completion Duration

Courses of Study

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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.


Students are required to complete a Project of 3 credit hours in the final semester of the Program. The choice of the final project is at the student’s discretion. However, approval of the final project from the student advisor is compulsory.

Award of Degree

To be eligible for the award of Associate Degree Program, a student is required to complete at least 70 credit hours with minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.00 out of 4.00.

Fee Structure

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  • 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.