National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (FAST) announced the admission schedule for BBA,BS,MBA,MS and PhD for the year 2011. The dates for the applying ,entry test,merit lists and interviews are given below:


Admission Calendar
Admission Schedule for 2011
BBA & BS MBA, MS & PhD
Last date to apply for admission Jul 4 (Mon) Jul 4 (Mon)
Admission Tests From Jul 11 (Mon) From Jul 11 (Mon)
Declaration of selected Candidates Jul 23 (Sat) Jul 18 (Mon)
Interviews Jul 21 – 23 (Thu-Sat)
Fee Payment & Registration Jul 25 – 28 (Mon-Thu) Jul 29 – 30 (Fri-Sat)

 

National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences offers the following in the Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi campuses:

 

 

Islamabad Karachi Lahore Peshawar
Bachelors
Accounting & Finance
Business Administration
Civil Engineering
Computer Science
Electrical Engineering
Masters
Business Administration (1½- year)
Business Administration (2½- year)
Business Administration (3½- year)
Computer Networks
Computer Science
Electrical Engineering
Mathematics
Software Project Management
PhD
Computer Science
Electrical Engineering
Mathematics
Management Sciences

 

The University is committed to expand its programs in line with the national aspirations and requirements. At present the University offers the following degree programs. All under-graduate programs offered by the university are of 4-years duration

BS (Accounting & Finance)

Accounting & Finance are the most significant and critical areas in the system of free enterprise. Good financial management is, therefore, vitally important to the economic health of business organizations. However, the constant shifts in economic conditions, intense competition for financial resources and questionable business practices have made financial management a complex and challenging undertaking. The BS Accounting & Finance program is designed to prepare students to meet the challenges posed by this complex but exciting area that has assumed much greater importance in the wake of the recent financial crisis in the world. This crisis has taught us that prudent financial management could mean the difference between a successful and an unsuccessful business enterprise. BS Accounting & Finance at FAST is tailored to first impart a broad-based education in the fundamentals of business and management and then develop the quantitative and analytical skills necessary to become prudent, astute and ethical financial managers.
Career Opportunities
There are a number of pathways to choose from including audit, taxation, budget analysis, financial accounting and management accounting.

BBA

Change is the only constant known today to the business world which has to grapple with the challenging realities of an increasingly global and complex marketplace. The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program at FAST attempts to bring out dynamic managers and administrators, well-equipped to meet the challenges posed by this highly competitive global marketplace. To this end, the approach in the classroom is tailored to inculcate an appreciation for both the quantitative and qualitative dimensions of business. Quantitative skills developed through such areas as accounting, statistics, financial modelling and linear programming are combined with qualitative skills in communication, human psychology, marketing and organizational behaviour. Using these diverse skills and tools, BBA graduates are expected to be able to provide timely solutions to real-world business problems – solutions that are cost-effective, efficient and ethically correct. 
Career Opportunities
Business Administration graduates can pursue careers in a wide range of business settings and are found in all types of organizations including industrial, commercial and financial as well as in the public sector. Many have the wide range of skills required to develop their own business or support a family business.

BS(Civil Engineering)

The Civil Engineering degree is based on the HEC/PEC approved curriculum. In the first year the students learn the fundamentals of Civil Engineering supported by essential mathematics and physics courses. These courses are followed by breadth courses which introduce students to different aspects of Civil Engineering. In the senior year students choose a specialization stream and study advanced courses. In the highly competitive job market a graduate engineer is not only required to be knowledgeable in technical areas but is also expected to have excellent communication skills and an appreciation of cost effective engineering solutions. Students are offered courses in communication skills to prepare them for challenging environments. Courses like Professional Ethics contribute towards enhancing soft skills that help prepare a well rounded personality. 
Career Opportunities
This degree program opens careers in different areas of Civil engineering.

BS (Computer Science)

The purpose of Computer Science degree programs is to produce computer scientists, who can form the backbone of the rapidly growing computer industry. The BS program is focused on developing an in depth understanding of both the theoretical and practical aspects of computer science through a rigorous course work spanning over a period of four years. Students are given unique opportunities to go beyond traditional computer science and get themselves involved in research activities through various research and industrial collaboration programs carried out at the campuses. This ensures a broad based educational foundation that prepares them for leadership roles along diverse career paths.
To equip students with modern trends in the ever changing field of computer science, courses are offered in concentration areas of Semantic Web, Multi-Agent Intelligent Systems, Networks, Data Mining and Data Warehousing, Software Engineering and Quality Assurance, Graphics and Game Programming, Image Processing, Soft Computing, Corporate and Business Computing, E-commerce etc. Students select courses from these areas to match with their future career options in a broad range of industrial, corporate, multinational, governmental and non-governmental organizations. Our courseware is tailored according to the international standards to nurture capacity building and original thinking in our graduates for life-long-learning. No doubt that our graduates are highly sought after by a majority of national and international IT industry.
Career Opportunities
Your career prospects will be excellent: You may become a software engineer, programmer, web developer, games programmer or computer graphic designer.

BS (Electrical Engineering)

The Electrical Engineering degree is based on the HEC/PEC approved curriculum. In the first year the students learn the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering supported by essential mathematics and physics courses. These courses are followed by breadth courses which introduce students to different specialties in Electrical Engineering. In the senior year students choose a specialization stream and study advanced courses. Currently specializations are being offered in three areas, Telecommunication Engineering, and Computer Engineering. In the highly competitive job market a young engineer is not only required to be knowledgeable in technical areas but is also expected to have excellent communication and managerial skills and an appreciation of modern day economics to design and implement a cost effective engineering solution. Students are offered courses in communication skills, engineering management and economics to prepare them for challenging environments. Social Science electives and courses in Professional Ethics contribute in enhancing the soft skills and help prepare a well rounded personality. The course work is supported by state of the art engineering labs. During four years, students work in twelve different labs where they perform experiments using state of the art instruments, equipment and simulation software. 
The offered specialization streams are : 
Telecommunication Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electronics
Career Opportunities
This versatile degree opens careers in different areas of electrical engineering. You could specialize in telecom or computer engineering. You could pursue a career in telecom industry, in embedded system design, or as a software programmer.

Master of Business Administration (1½-year)

This 1½-year Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is offered to those who have already completed the 4-year BBA program at FAST. This MBA program is designed to further hone the skills of graduates of the BBA program and it achieves this by focusing on the more strategic, specialized and advanced courses across the functional areas of business. Additionally, this intellectually-stimulating program is designed with a view to ‘researching’ local & regional management phenomena rather than merely ‘studying’ them. Students are taught decision-making skills through qualitative and quantitative analysis and are expected to offer vibrancy to the corporate culture. MBA at FAST is intended to produce managers and business administrators who are ready to face multi-dimensional and complex real-life business problems and who can provide effective and efficient solutions to such problems.

Master of Business Administration (2½-year)

The 2½-year Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is especially designed for students who have completed 16 years of education but who do not have any background in business studies. The intensive program delivers a cross-functional perspective of business by developing an in-depth understanding of the dynamics of management practices, and a deeper appreciation of the implications of a rapidly globalizing work environment. The program is designed with a view to ‘researching’ local & regional management phenomena rather than merely ‘studying’ them. MBA students are taught scientific and mathematical approaches to decision-making. Quantitative skills, developed through such areas as accounting, statistics, financial modelling and linear programming, are combined with qualitative skills in communication, human psychology, marketing and organizational behaviour. MBA at FAST is intended to produce not only managers and business administrators, but leaders in their own right, who can provide effective solutions to problems and also progressively and consistently innovate. 

Master of Business Administration (3½-year)

The 3½-year MBA develops an in-depth understanding of the dynamics of management practices, and a deep appreciation of the implications of a rapidly globalizing work environment. The program is designed with a view to ‘researching’ local & regional management phenomena rather than merely ‘studying’ them. The students are taught scientific and mathematical approaches to decision-making. Quantitative skills, developed through such areas as accounting, statistics, financial modelling and linear programming, are combined with qualitative skills in communication, human psychology, marketing and organizational behaviour. The intention is to produce not only managers and business administrators, but leaders in their own right, who can provide effective solutions to problems and also progressively and consistently innovate. 

MS (Computer Networks)

This MS (Computer Networks) program is spread over three regular semesters. Students are required to complete 30 credit hrs. This includes four core courses and four elective courses, which provide in depth knowledge of computer networks field. In second semester students have the option for perusing thesis or project. Courses are designed in a way to cover broader spectrum of computer networks to enhance knowledge of students in this filed hence enabling them to pace up with the latest research being carried out.

MS (Computer Science)

The MS (Computer Science) program is generic, covering broader areas through course work and providing concentration through research component. The program is in compatible with international MS programs. It enables computer science graduates to pursue further studies by offering courses in specific fields. University provides substantial support, principally via one-to-one supervision of research students and well-integrated, active research groups.
The University expects its MS graduates to pursue careers either as ‘Computer Science Faculty Members’ at a University or as ‘Software Development Managers’ in the industry. Candidates for this program are expected to have a strong inclination towards computing. The MS (Computer Science) program includes four ‘core courses’ aimed at strengthening the understanding and competence of students in computer science fundamentals. To enable the students to specialize in an area of their choice a set of ‘elective courses’ are offered.

MS (Electrical Engineering)

This program prepares a graduate in Electrical Engineering to acquire expertise in a particular area. In the final year, the student normally undertakes a thesis. This may be undertaken in collaboration with the industry, under the guidance of industry experts and a faculty supervisor from the University.

MS (Mathematics)

A student has the option to pursue MS either by undertaking a 6 credit hour MS Thesis, or by taking a 3 credit-hour Research Survey plus one taught course.

MS (Software Project Management)

This program enables students to develop skills necessary to manage software projects. In the final year, students take a Practicum course, which involves supervision of undergraduate students’ projects. In the final semester, the student either undertakes a Research/Industry survey or Thesis along with the second part of the Practicum course.
The MS (Software Project Management) program focuses on strengthening students’ knowledge in theoretical as well as practical aspects of managing software projects. The program not only addresses management issues related to software industry but also covers the software engineering concepts, which must be known to a project manager.
The aim is to prepare middle and top management so that they meet the challenges of present and future needs of software industry. The coursework exposes the students to management and technical issues encountered in development of software solutions. The students are expected to do research for their theses.

PhD

The PhD program requires candidates to undertake a number of graduate level courses, pass a qualifying examination, and then carry out research in a chosen area. The candidates are required to publish research papers in journals of international repute.

Eligibility criteria:

BBA

Eligibility
At least 60% marks in Matriculation or an equivalent examination AND
Passed the HSSC or an equivalent examination
Selection Criteria
Selection on the basis of NU Admission Test
Performance in the NU Admission Test
OR
Selection on the basis of SAT score
Combined score of 1,500 or more in the SAT-I examination

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BS (Accounting & Finance)

Eligibility
At least 60% marks in Matriculation or an equivalent examination AND
Passed the HSSC or an equivalent examination
Selection Criteria
Selection on the basis of NU Admission Test
Performance in the NU Admission Test
OR
Selection on the basis of SAT score
Combined score of 1,500 or more in the SAT-I examination

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BS (Civil Engineering)

Eligibility
At least 60% marks in Matriculation or an equivalent examination AND
At least 60% marks in HSSC (Pre-Engineering) or an equivalent examination.
Selection Criteria
Selection on the basis of NU Admission Test
Performance in the NU Admission Test
OR
Selection on the basis of SAT score
Combined score of 1,500 or more in the SAT-I examination, AND
at least 550 in the SAT-II (Math Level IIC) examination 


BS (Computer Science)

Eligibility
At least 60% marks in Matriculation or an equivalent examination AND
At least 50% marks in the HSSC or an equivalent examination. Must have studied Mathematics at HSSC level.
Selection Criteria
Selection on the basis of NU Admission Test
Performance in the NU Admission Test
OR
Selection on the basis of SAT score
Combined score of 1,500 or more in the SAT-I examination, AND
at least 550 in the SAT-II (Math Level IIC) examination 


BS (Electrical Engineering)

Eligibility
At least 60% marks in Matriculation or an equivalent examination AND
At least 60% marks in HSSC (Pre-Engineering) or an equivalent examination.
Selection Criteria
Selection on the basis of NU Admission Test
Performance in the NU Admission Test
OR
Selection on the basis of SAT score
Combined score of 1,500 or more in the SAT-I examination, AND
at least 550 in the SAT-II (Math Level IIC) examination

MBA (1½-year)

Eligibility
BBA or an equivalent degree from a recognized university received after 16 years of education with at least 60% marks or CGPA of at least 2.0
Selection Criteria
50% weight
Performance in any one of the following tests
NU MBA (1½-year) Admission Test OR
At least 1,800 score (out of 2,400) in International GRE AND
at least 4 out of 6 in analytical writing
50% weight
Performance in group discussion/ interview

 

MBA (2½-year)

Eligibility
A degree earned from a recognized university after 16 years of education with at least 60% marks or CGPA of at least 2.0
Selection Criteria
75% weight
Performance in any one of the following tests
NU MBA (2½/3½-year) Admission Test OR
At least 1,800 score (out of 2,400) in International GRE AND
at least 4 out of 6 in analytical writing
25% weight
Performance in group discussion/ interview

 

MBA (3½-year)

Eligibility
A 14-year Bachelor degree (B.A. /B.Com. /B.Sc.) earned from a recognized university with at least 60% marks OR CGPA of at least 2.0.
Selection Criteria
75% weight
Performance in any one of the following tests
NU MBA (2½/3½-year) Admission Test OR
At least 1,800 (out of 2,400) score in International GRE AND
at least 4 out of 6 in analytical writing
25% weight
Performance in group discussion/ interview

 

MS (Software Project Management)

Eligibility
A degree in Science / Engineering earned from a recognized university after 16 years of education with at least 60% marks or CGPA of at least 2.00 AND
Two years of post qualification experience in software development or related area
Selection Criteria
Performance in any one of the following two tests:
NU MS (SPM) Admission Test
International GRE (General) Test Score should be 1,800 out of 2,400 hundred in verbal and quantitative reasoning and 4 out of 6 in analytical writing

 

MS (Computer Science/ Computer Networks/ Mathematical Sciences/ Electrical Engineering)

Eligibility
Degree in relevant subject, earned from a recognized university after 16 years of education with at least 60% marks or CGPA of at least 2.00
Selection Criteria
Admission is based on candidate’s performance in any one of the following two tests:
NU MS Subject Admission Test OR
International GRE Subject Test

 

PhD (Computer Science/ Mathematical Sciences/ Electrical Engineering/Management Sciences)

Eligibility
A degree in a relevant subject, earned from a recognized university after 18 years of relevant education with at least 70% marks or a CGPA of at least 3.0
Selection Criteria
Admission is based on candidate’s performance in the following:
International GRE (Subject) Test AND
Interview
 

Admission Application for Regular Candidates

The procedure for admission is as follows:
1. The Admission Application Form can be filled online by following the instructions. Click Here for Online Admission Application
2. The online system assigns a unique Application Reference Number (ARN) to each applicant, which must be noted for later use.
The applicant should then visit the campus, where the admission test is to be taken, along with the following:
a. Two recently taken (3 cm x 2 cm) colour photographs
b. Copy of CNIC or Form-B issued by NADRA (National Database Registration Authority).
c. Application processing fee of Rs 1,000. This fee includes admission test fee for taking one test.
Additional Fee of Rs 500 is payable for each type of Admission Test. For example, for taking both the BBA and the BS tests, or for taking both the MS (CS) and MS (SPM) tests.
d. Required Educational Documents:
For Undergraduate Admission:
i) Original and copy of Matric/O-level Certificate.
ii) Original and copy of Intermediate/A-level Certificate or Roll Number Slip.
For Graduate Admission:
i) Original and copy of all educational Ceritificates/Degrees.
3. The applicant will be required to sign a declaration confirming that the information provided in the Application Form by him/her is correct.
4. Upon payment of the Application Processing and Admission Test Fee(s), the applicant shall receive a duly signed ADMIT CARD bearing the applicant’s TEST ROLL NUMBER and a copy of the Prospectus.
NU Online Admission Test
Information on various Admission Tests is available on the University’s admission web-site.
The online admission test is taken on a computer. The candidate should be familiar with the use of mouse and the keyboard. Each candidate is given a different examination. The sections of a test (English, Analytical skills, Math etc) appear in a random sequence. Moreover, questions related to different topics also appear before the candidate in a random sequence. In each section, a candidate can move forward and backwards to review the responses selected. The candidate can change his or her response to any question within the current section.
Each section of the admission test has a fixed duration. Each section is timed independently and time saved in one section is not carried forward to the next sections. At the end of the test, a summary of the results is displayed on screen. The duration of the Online Admission Test is between two and three hours.
Applicants should reach the test centre on the date and time specified on the admit card. Latecomers will not be allowed to take the test. Applicants should not bring anything to the test centre except their Admit Cards. No applicant will be allowed to take the test without an endorsed Admit Card. The Admission Test is held at all campuses of the University (Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, and Peshawar).
Selection Criteria
Selection is based on applicant’s performance in the Admission Test.
Announcements of Selected Candidates
The selected candidates are informed through SMS on their cell phones and also via email. The candidates should check the status of their admission from the University web site.
Securing Admission
The selected applicants will be required to complete all admission formalities by the specified date, failing which their offer of admission will stand cancelled. The vacancy shall then be filled by the next applicant in the merit list.
Confirmation of Admission
Admission allowed on the basis of Admission Test will be provisional, and shall be confirmed after receiving proof of qualifying the academic requirements including the passing of the examination.
If a selected applicant fails in the Intermediate (or equivalent examination), then admission of that student whose result was not announced at the time of admission shall immediately stand cancelled.
Cancellation of Admission
If a student is involved in any undesirable or illegal activity, then the University reserves the right to cancel the admission of that student. Moreover, the University reserves the right to cancel admission of any student at any time, if it is found that he/she has submitted false information/documents
Foreign Nationals
At the time of admission, foreign nationals must submit a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Ministry of Education, Government of Pakistan.
GRE and SAT Examinations
Those who have taken SAT examination can apply for admission to the undergraduate programs, i.e. BBA or BS.
Those who have taken the GRE (subject test) can apply for admission to graduate programs, i.e. MS, MBA or PhD.
Or

 

Admission Application for SAT/GRE candidates

The procedure for admission is as follows:
1. The Admission Application Form can be filled online by following the instructions.
2. The online system assigns a unique Application Reference Number (ARN) to each applicant, which must be noted for later use.
The applicant should then visit the campus, along with the following:
a. Two recently taken (3 cm x 2 cm) colour photographs
b. Copy of CNIC or Form-B issued by NADRA (National Database Registration Authority).
c. Application processing fee of Rs 1,000
d. SAT/GRE Result Slip
e. Required Educational Documents:
For Undergraduate Admission:
i) Original and copy of Matric/O-level Certificate.
ii) Original and copy of Intermediate/A-level Certificate and Roll Number Slip.
For Graduate Admission:
i) Original and copy of all educational Ceritificates/Degrees.
3. The applicant will be required to sign a declaration confirming that the information provided in the Application Form by him/her is correct.
4. Upon payment of the Application Processing Fee, the applicant shall receive a copy of the Prospectus.
Announcements of Selected Candidates
The selected candidates are informed through SMS on their cell phones and also via email. The candidates should check the status of their admission from the University web site.
Securing Admission
The selected applicants will be required to complete all admission formalities by the specified date, failing which their offer of admission will stand cancelled. The vacancy shall then be filled by the next applicant in the merit list.
Confirmation of Admission
Admission allowed on the basis of Admission Test will be provisional, and shall be confirmed after receiving proof of qualifying the academic requirements including the passing of the examination.
If a selected applicant fails in the Intermediate (or equivalent examination), then admission of that student whose result was not announced at the time of admission shall immediately stand cancelled.
Cancellation of Admission
If a student is involved in any undesirable or illegal activity, then the University reserves the right to cancel the admission of that student. Moreover, the University reserves the right to cancel admission of any student at any time, if it is found that he/she has submitted false information/documents
Foreign Nationals
At the time of admission, foreign nationals must submit a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Ministry of Education, Government of Pakistan.
GRE and SAT Examinations
Those who have taken SAT examination can apply for admission to the undergraduate programs, i.e. BBA or BS.
Those who have taken the GRE (subject test) can apply for admission to graduate programs, i.e. MS, MBA or PhD.
Or
The Institution code for receiving SAT scores is 4575
The Institution code for receiving GRE scores is 7386
BS (Civil Engineering)
Eligibility
At least 60% marks in Matriculation or an equivalent examination AND
At least 60% marks in HSSC (Pre-Engineering) or an equivalent examination.
Selection Criteria
Selection on the basis of NU Admission Test
Performance in the NU Admission Test
OR
Selection on the basis of SAT score
Combined score of 1,500 or more in the SAT-I examination, AND
at least 550 in the SAT-II (Math Level IIC) examination
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BS (Computer Science)
Eligibility
At least 60% marks in Matriculation or an equivalent examination AND
At least 50% marks in the HSSC or an equivalent examination. Must have studied Mathematics at HSSC level.
Selection Criteria
Selection on the basis of NU Admission Test
Performance in the NU Admission Test
OR
Selection on the basis of SAT score
Combined score of 1,500 or more in the SAT-I examination, AND
at least 550 in the SAT-II (Math Level IIC) examination
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BS (Electrical Engineering)
Eligibility
At least 60% marks in Matriculation or an equivalent examination AND
At least 60% marks in HSSC (Pre-Engineering) or an equivalent examination.
Selection Criteria
Selection on the basis of NU Admission Test
Performance in the NU Admission Test
OR
Selection on the basis of SAT score
Combined score of 1,500 or more in the SAT-I examination, AND
at least 550 in the SAT-II (Math Level IIC) examination

 

Admission Test Pattern

The percentage of marks assigned to different sections of the admission test will be as follows
Section/Topic BBA & BS (A&F) BS(CS) BS(Engg.) MBA 1 ½ year MBA 2 ½/ 3 ½ year MS(SPM) MS(CS/Math) MS(EE)
English 15% 10% 10% 30% 15% 15%
Essay Writing 15% 10% 15% 15% 10% 10%
Analytical Skills & IQ 30% 20% 20% 30% 30% 15% 20%
Basic Math 40% 20% 10% 10% 10%
Adv. Math 50% 40% 10%
Physics 20%
Specialization Area 40% 30% 75% 50%
Quantitative Methods 20% 30%
General Knowledge 10%
Note: There will be Negative Marking and use of calculators is not allowed in the Admission Test.
Download Sample Test Papers
BBA BS
MBA 1½ – Year MBA 2 ½ / 3½ – Year
MS (SPM) MS
Download NU Admission Test Guide
Download NU Admission Test Guide.

 

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