Master of Computer Science | Pokhara University

The Master of Computer Science (MCS) provides students with a theoretical and practical knowledge in computer science by integrating a core curriculum with elective areas of study. The program is especially designed for students who are interested in pursuing careers in data analytic, software engineering etc.

The normal duration of MCS program offered by Pokhara University (PoU) is twenty four month and requires sixty hours of coursework. The program offers flexible and practical curriculum, consisting an array of core and elective subjects. In the first semester students should undertake courses like, Advanced Data & File Structure, Software Engineering, Advanced Problem Solving Technique, Digital Logic and Organization and Discrete Structure. Second semester includes, Object Oriented Analysis and Design, Data Communication and Network, Operating System, Advanced Computer Architecture and Theory of Computation. Likewise, in third semester students should study, Computer Graphics, Artificial Intelligence, Principles of Programming Languages, Database Engineering and get opportunity to choose elective courses. Fourth semester consists of project work, Data Mining and elective courses.

List of Master of Computer Science Colleges

Below is the list of colleges for Master of Computer Science program under Pokhara University in Nepal.

College Name Phone Area
Nepal College of Information Technology 01-5186354 01-5186358, Balkumari, Lalitpur Apply
Nepal Engineering College 01- 5221006, Changunarayan, Bhaktapur Apply

Objectives of Master of Computer Science

The educational goals of the MSC program at Pokhara University are to produce graduates that will be able to:

  • Exhibit an extensive knowledge of Computer Science.
  • Exhibit a leadership quality or work as a team.
  • Understand the need of life-long leaning and ability to adapt to the eve-changing technologies & professional environment.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Graduates of the MSC program should:

  • Able to Identify, analyze, define and solve the problem related to technology.
  • Able to function on teams to achieve common goal.
  • Able to analyze and understand impact of computing on society, organizations and individuals.
  • Able to use contemporary tools, techniques and expertise required for computing practice.
  • Have in-depth understanding of ethical and professional responsibilities along with legal and social issues.

Admission Requirements in Master of Computer Science

Admission to the MSC program is highly selective as numbers of applicant excess the number of seats available. Thus the university seeks for the convincing reasons to admit applicants. Having a strong academic background is always a plus point. Moreover, applicant should:

  • Must have to secure at least 2.0 CGPA or minimum of 50% in the bachelor level from the universities acknowledge by Pokhara University.
  • Must have to appear and obtain minimum pass marks in the entrance text conducted by the Pokhara university.

Required Documents:

  • Eligible candidates must have to submit two passport size photographs.
  • Applicants must have to submit attested photocopies of academic certificates.
  • Applicant must have to submit character certificate.

First Semester

  • MTH 611: Discrete Structure
  • COM 609: Advanced Problem Solving Technique
  • COM 615: Object Oriented Software Engineering
  • MTH 612: Algorithmic Mathematics
  • COM 601: Digital Logic and Computer Organization

Second Semester

  • COM 603: Theory of Computation
  • COM 608: Advanced Computer Architecture
  • COM 605: Distributed Operating System
  • COM 714: Computer Graphics
  • COM 712: Data Communication and Computer Network

Third Semester

  • COM 730: Distributed Database System
  • COM 724: Principles of Programming Languages
  • COM 713: Artificial Intelligence
  • COM 704: Real-Time System
  • : Elective-I
  • COM 722: Thesis/Dissertation

Fourth Semester

  • COM 731: Data Warehousing and Data Mining
  • : Elective-II

Scope and Career Prospects

Job Prospects:

Array of occupations are available for the MSC graduates. Employment opportunities for this degree holder vary from IT oriented jobs to positions in organization that requires handling overall computer issues. Some of the career options for graduates are:

  • Network & Systems Administrators
  • Systems Analysts
  • Computer Support Specialists
  • Computer Scientist
  • Programmer
  • Hardware Engineers
  • Control Programmers & Operators
  • Information Systems Manager

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