B.E. in Computer | Kathmandu University

Computer engineering is the study of computer related devices. It is the study of communication system, hardware system, and devices. It is based on the process of applying traditional electrical engineering and mathematics; and applies them in designing computer and other devices with computer programming.

BE in computer is a four year, 8 semester course of Kathmandu University, School of Engineering under the department of Computer Science and Engineering. The course is of 143 credit hours in total. There are different subjects ranging from general subjects to core engineering subjects, technical subjects to non-technical subjects. Seventh and eighth semester consist elective subjects. There is internship of 6 credit hours in last semester for giving practical touch to the course. The computer engineering is the integration of wide range of engineering. Students should study mechanical engineering and electronics engineering in second and third semester respectively. The course intends to familiarize students with current practices and trends in the field of computer engineering. In the four year time duration students will get to learn different subjects like Digital Signal Processing, artificial intelligence, System analysis and design, etc. These subject helps students to be capable of understanding the essence of computer science and makes them able to work in various related field.

Kathmandu University provides computer engineering degree in both bachelor and master level. Kathmandu University provides quality education to students to meet the needs and demands of IT sector.

Duration and price

The cost for 4 year program at Kathmandu University is about NRs. 4, 95,000. Student should provide some percentage of the total amount at the time of admission.

List of B.E. in Computer Colleges

Below is the list of colleges for B.E. in Computer program under Kathmandu University in Nepal.

Objectives of B.E. in Computer

The main objectives of BE in computer are as follows:

  • To help students gain the knowledge related to computer science and also make them efficient in analyzing and interpreting data, design and conduct related experiments.
  • To make students capable of designing a system, working in various components related to hardware and software by understanding the power of computers and its influence in the society.
  • To make students well acquainted and skillful in using various modern tools, equipment and techniques in solving computer engineering problems and help the country progress in this field.
  • To motivate students in engaging in the long term career development and pursing further study.

Admission Requirements in B.E. in Computer


The aspirants need to pass I. SC. or 10+2 or A-Level or equivalent with minimum of 50% marks in aggregate and 50% in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics or Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science for getting admission.

Entrance exam:

  • The School replaced Paper Based Test (PBT) with Computer Based Test (CBT) in 2014 called KUCAT- CBT
  • Time Duration: 2 hours, 120 Multiple Choice Questions
  • Subjects: Physics, Chemistry and Math.
  • 40 multiple choice questions in each section. CBT scores range from 0 to 2220. The score of 528 is pass marks in KUCAT-CBT.
  • A candidate should at least get this score for being eligible to be get admission.

B.E. in Computer Syllabus

First Semester

  • Calculus and Linear Algebra
  • General Physics
  • General Chemistry
  • Structured Programming
  • Basic Electrical
  • Engineering Project
  • Engineering Drawing
  • Communication Skill

Second Semester

  • Advanced Calculus
  • General Physics II
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Lab Works
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Introduction to Environment Engineering
  • Engineering Project
  • Engineering Drawing II
  • Communication Skills II

Third Semester

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Digital Logic
  • Computer Project I
  • Lab Works

Fourth Semester

  • Differential Equation and C.V.
  • Numerical Methods
  • Database Management System
  • Communication and Networking
  • Microprocessors and Assembly Language
  • Computer Project II

Fifth Semester

  • Instrumentation and Control
  • Engineering Economics
  • Principles of Programming Languages
  • Operating Systems
  • Computer Architecture & Organization
  • Combined Engineering Project
  • Lab Works

Sixth Semester

  • Operations Research
  • System Analysis and Design
  • Embedded Systems
  • Computer Graphics
  • Algorithm and Complexity
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Combined Engineering Project

Seventh Semester

  • Software Engineering
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Engineering Management
  • Compiler Design
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Elective I

Eighth Semester

  • Entrepreneurship Development
  • Elective II
  • Internship

Scope and Career Prospects

There are numerous career prospects and bundles of opportunities for professional development in the field of computer engineering for the undergraduates. Computers have become the integral part of our life so the expert professionals working in this sector are required for facilitating the people and solving their problems. The undergraduates can pursue careers in various positions as per their qualification in Software and Hardware Industries. Engineers can work in Research and Development sectors because invention and innovation are happening at faster pace and company hires qualified graduates for making their products qualitative. They can also choose academic sector engaging in teaching and training students. There are many financial institutions where customer’s data and other different computer related processing is done by the engineers. There are many NGO/INGO where undergraduates are hired and paid good salary. Government also needs large number of computer engineers and they recruit many graduates every year. These graduates have very high chance of getting good job with handsome salary in the advanced countries.

Few of the working areas after completing this degree are as follows:

  • Programmer (Software Engineer)
  • Desktop Applications Developer
  • Web Applications Developer
  • Mobile Applications Developer
  • Network Admin
  • Sys Admin
  • DBA (Database Administrator)
  • Web/UI Designer
  • Q/A  (Quality Assurance)
  • 3D Animator / Modeler
  • System/Project Management
  • Information Architecture (System Designer)
  • Programmer (Software Engineer)
  • Desktop Applications Developer
  • Web Applications Developer
  • Mobile Applications Developer
  • Network Admin
  • Sys Admin
  • DBA (Database Administrator)
  • Web/UI Designer
  • Q/A  (Quality Assurance)
  • 3D Animator / Modeler
  • System/Project Management
  • Information Architecture (System Designer)

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