Bachelor of Software Engineering
Last updated on January 5th, 2021

Vision Statement of the Department

Department of Software Engineering aims to be recognized as a leader in Software Engineering education and research through excellence in modern education and targeted research in emerging areas of Software Engineering.

Program Mission – Bachelor of Software Engineering

The mission of Bachelor of Software Engineering program is to prepare technically strong Software Engineers who can contribute effectively towards the nation, society and the world at large through effective problem solving skills, application of engineering knowledge, leadership and healthy lifelong learning attitude.

Program Educational Objectives

Software Engineering department aims to deliver a strong and coherent Software Engineering program for the development of skilled Software Engineers. The curriculum is inline with PEC and HEC regulations to equip students with latest skills for industry and research activities. Software Engineering graduates should achieve the following educational objectives:

PEO-1: Graduates should demonstrate competence in applying Software Engineering principles & practices in various phases of software/system development life cycle in their respective professional career.

PEO-2: Graduates should demonstrate effective team member or leadership skills with strong managerial skills and a sound sense of social responsibility for the sustainable development of society.

PEO-3:Graduates should demonstrate sustained career development and progression through ethical engineering practices, effective communication skills and continuous learning.

Program Learning Outcomes

PLO 1: Engineering Knowledge: An ability to apply knowledge of computer science, software engineering fundamentals 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: An 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: An 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: An ability to recognize importance of, and pursue lifelong learning in the broader context of innovation and technological developments.

Scheme of Studies
Duration 4 Years
Number of Semesters 8
Number of weeks per semester 18 (16 for teaching and 2 for exams.)
Total number of credit hours 134
Non-Engineering Courses (Minimum) 40
Engineering Courses (Maximum)  94

Semester Wise Breakdown of Courses

Semester 1

Pre-requisite Courses Course Code Course Title Lec Lab Total
None CSC 110 Computing Fundamentals 2 1 3
None CSC 113 Computer Programming 3 1 4
None ENG 105 Functional English 3 0 3
None GSC 110 Applied Calculus & Analytical Geometry 3 0 3
None GSC 114 Applied Physics 2 1 3

Total =  16

Semester 2                                     

Pre-requisite Courses Course Code Course Title Lec Lab Total
None CSC 115 Discrete Structures 3 0 3

Programming (CSC 113)

CSC 210 Object Oriented Programming 3 1 4
None SEN 120 Introduction to Software Engineering 3 0 3
Functional English

(ENG 105)

HSS 118 Communication Skills 2 0 2
None ISL 101 Islamic Studies/Ethics 2 0 2
None GSC 121 Linear Algebra 3 0 3
None ENV 101 Occupational Health and Safety 1 0 1

Total = 18

Semester 3                                     

Pre-requisite Courses Course Code Course Title Lec Lab Total
Object Oriented

Programming (CSC 210)

CSC 221 Data Structures & Algorithms 3 1 4
Introduction to


Engineering (SEN 120)

SEN 211 Software Requirement Engineering 3 0 3
None GSC 122 Probability & Statistics 3 0 3
Social Science Elective-I 2 0 2
None CEN 220 Computer Architecture and Logic


3 1 4
None PAK 103 Pakistan Studies and Global Perspective 2 0 2

Total = 18

Semester 4                                     

Pre-requisite Courses Course Code Course Title Lec Lab Total

Architecture and

Logic Design (CEN 220)

CSC 320 Operating Systems 3 1 4

Programming (CSC 113)

CSC 220 Database Management System 3 1 4
Data Structures &

Algorithms (CSC 221)

CSC 321 Design and Analysis of Algorithms 3 0 3


Engineering (SEN 211)

SEN 221 Software Design & Architecture 2 1 3
Management Science Elective-I 3 0 3

Total = 17

Semester 5                                     

Pre-requisite Courses Course Code Course Title Lec Lab Total
None CEN 223 Computer Communication & Networks 3 1 4
Applied Calculus &



(GSC 110)

SEN 323 Formal Methods in Software Engineering 3 0 3
Software Design &

Architecture (SEN 221)

SEN 311 Software Construction 2 1 3
 – Engineering Elective-I* 3
Social Science-II 2 0 2

Total =18

Semester 6                                     

Pre-requisite Courses Course Code Course Title Lec Lab Total
Introduction to


Engineering (SEN 120)

SEN 321 Software Quality Engineering 3 0 3
None SEN 212 Human Computer Interaction 3 0 3
None HSS 320 Technical Writing & Presentation Skills 3 0 3
 – Engineering Elective-II* 3
 – Engineering Elective-III* 3
None SEN 401 Cloud Computing 2 1 3

Total =  18

Semester 7                                     

Pre-requisite Courses Course Code Course Title Lec Lab Total
ESC 498 Project I 0 3 3
Introduction to


Engineering (SEN 120)

SEN 410 Software Project Management 3 0 3
None CSC 407 Information Security 3 0 3
Applied Calculus &



(GSC 110)

GSC 321 Numerical Analysis 2 1 3
Engineering Elective-IV* 3
Management Science Elective-II 2 0 2

Total = 17

Semester 8                                     

Pre-requisite Courses Course Code Course Title Lec Lab Total
ESC 499 Project II 0 3 3
Engineering Elective-V* 3
Engineering Elective-VI* 3

Total = 12

*Course is either 2-1-3 or 3-0-3 depending on the offered elective course.

Total Credit Hours= 134 Credit Hours