Software engineers is the most in-demand job title across all industries, according to job site Glassdoor, employment growth for software developers between 2012 and 2022—significantly higher than the national average for all occupations. These are some top industries where software engineers should find plenty of room for career growth:

  • Research and Development
  • Business and IT services
  • Silicon Valley Hi tech
  • Government and Defense
  • Retail
  • Healthcare


  • PEO 1: Possess essential knowledge of software engineering fundamentals and ability to design, analyze and investigate the appropriate procedures using modern tools also capability to solve the complex software engineering problems.
  • PEO 2: Engage and Succeed in their professional carriers through proactive involvement in societal needs for sustainable development, and ethical behavior.
  • PEO 3: Demonstrate an ability to present and communicate effectively and able to perform as individual or team and show the managerial, entrepreneurial and leadership skills.
  • PEO 4: Understand the importance of life-long learning through professional development, specialized certifications and pursue postgraduate studies and succeed in industrial and research careers.


 Program learning outcomes are the knowledge, skills, and capabilities students should possess by the time of graduation. The ZUFEST Software Engineering program prepares students to attain the educational objectives by ensuring that students demonstrate achievement of the following student outcomes:

  • PLO 1: Engineering Knowledge: An ability to apply knowledge of computer science, software engineering fundamentals, applied mathematics, management science and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex software engineering problems. 
  • PLO 2: Problem Analysis: An ability to identify, formulate, research literature and analyze complex software engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using software engineering principles, natural sciences and engineering sciences.
  • PLO 3: Design/Development of Solutions: An ability to design solutions for complex software engineering problems and design systems, components or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations. 
  • PLO 4: Investigation: An ability to investigate complex engineering problems in a methodical way including literature survey, design and conduct of experiments, analysis, and interpretation of experimental data, and synthesis of information to derive valid conclusions. 
  • PLO 5: Modern Tool Usage: An ability to create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modeling, to complex engineering activities, with an understanding of the limitations. 
  • PLO 6: The Engineer and Society: An ability to apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional engineering practice and solution to complex engineering problems. 
  • PLO 7: Environment and Sustainability: An ability to understand the impact of professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts and demonstrate knowledge of and need for sustainable development. 
  • PLO 8: Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practice. 
  • PLO 9: Individual and Team Work: An ability to work effectively, as an individual or in a team, on multifaceted and /or multidisciplinary settings. 
  • PLO 10: Communication: ability to communicate effectively, orally as well as in writing, on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions. 
  • PLO 11: Project Management: ability to demonstrate management skills and apply engineering principles to one’s own work, as a member and/or leader in a team, to manage projects in a multidisciplinary environment.
  • PLO 12: Lifelong Learning: ability to recognize importance of and pursue lifelong learning in the broader context of innovation and technological developments.


 The Department of Software Engineering follows NCEAC/HEC guidelines for distribution of credit hours between core and elective courses. Any changes to the curriculum are only made after a thorough deliberation in the board of studies (BOS) meetings, which is also attend by external experts. The current ratio between core and elective courses is at 65:35, which is as per the guideline of HEC.

Major AreasDomainCore/RequiredElectivesTotalOverall %
General EducationManagement Science(MS)092821%
Natural Science(NS)03
Supporting Studies(Math/Science)Natural Science(NS)1262116%
Electrical Engineering(EE)3
Computing FoundationComputer Science(CS)44248463%
Software EngineeringSoftware Engineering(SE)16
Total numbers of Credit hours133
Duration4 years
Semester duration16-18 weeks
Module Load per Semester12-19 Cr. Hrs
Number of Modules per semester4-6


Sr.#Course CodeCourse TitleCr. Hr.
1CS-102Introduction to computing3+1
2CS-104Programming Fundamentals3+1
4NS-109Calculus and Analytical Geometry3+0
5HS-104English –I (Functional English)3+0
Sr.#Course CodeCourse TitleCr. Hr.
1CS-103Discrete Structures3+0
2CS-112Object Oriented Programming3+1
3EE-106Basic Electrical Engineering2+1
4MS-101Principles of Accounting3+0
5HS-113English –II

(Communication Skills)

6HS-103Pakistan Studies2+0
Sr.#Course CodeCourse TitleCr. Hr.
1CS-231Software Engineering2+1
2CS-211Data Structures and Algorithms3+1
3EE-212Digital Logic & Design3+1
4NS-221Complex Variable and Transforms3+0
5HS-101Islamic Studies/Ethics2+0
Sr.#Course CodeCourse TitleCr. Hr.
1SE-231Object Oriented Software Engineering3+1
4NS-201Linear Algebra3+0
3MS-201Human Resource Management3+0
4CS-233Introduction to Database System3+1
5CS-234Operating System3+1
Sr.#Course CodeCourse TitleCr. Hr.
1SE-351Software Requirement Specifications3+0
2NS-206Probability and Statistics3+0
3CS-351Computer Communication and Networks3+1
4CS-352Distributed Computing3+0
5NS-312Numerical and Symbolic Computing2+1
6CS-353Automata Theory and Formal Language3+0
Sr.#Course CodeCourse TitleCr. Hr.
2SE-352Software Verification and Validation3+0
3SE-353Software Architecture & Design3+0
4SE-354Human Computer Interaction3+0
5CS-354Neural Networks and Fuzzy Logic3+0
6HS-222English-III (Technical and Report Writing)3+0
Sr.#Course CodeCourse TitleCr. Hr.
1SE-451Final Year Project –I0+3
2SE-452Software Project Management3+0
3HS-401Professional Practice3+0
4CS-451Introduction to Bioinformatics3+0
5MS-414Entrepreneurship and Leadership3+0
Sr.#Course CodeCourse TitleCr. Hr.
1SE-451Final Year Project –II0+3
2CS-412Web Engineering2+1
3CS-453Cloud Computing2+1
4CS-454Software Engineering Economics3+0


ProgramDuration (Minimum)Duration (Maximum)
BS Software Engineering4 years7 years


The criteria for students seeking admission to BS Software Engineering are as follows:

  • Minimum 50% in SSC and HSC
  • HSC with Pre-Engineering, Pre-Medical, Arts & Humanities with Additional Mathematics subjects
  • 3-year Diploma IT, CS with minimum 50%
  • Students are required to appear for a written test and interview.


Fee/Credit Hour + Exam FeeNo of Credit HoursSemester Registration FeesTotal SemestersTotal Program fee

Admission fee: Rs. 25,000/-

Security Deposit: Rs. 25,000/- (refundable)

Student activity fee: Rs. 2,000/- (per semester)

Note: Any additional taxes imposed by the government will be the liability of the students/parents/guardian.

The University reserves the right to increase the fees if required according to the recommendation of the Governing Body.

At the time of admission, selected candidates will be required to deposit fee either under Option 1 or Option 2. Therfore monthly or semester fee will be deposited by students within two weeks of commencement of every semester in advance accoring to the official notification on the notice board. 2% surcharge per month will be levied on outstanding fees after the due date.

The students claiming exemptions from any course or courses will be required to pay exemption fee @ Rs. 2,500/- per subject in the beginning of semester.

Fees once deposited are not refundable, except security deposits, for any reason whatsoever.