Master in Computer Science and Engineering

BRAC University

Program Description

Master in Computer Science and Engineering

BRAC University

Background

A computer system is a means to solve some of today's existing problems. The problems in the developing world are more pressing than the problems of the developed world. How well a computer system has solved a problem depends on how well the concerned professional has tailored the hardware + software to suit the needs of the situation at hand.

Introduction

The term professional is being applied to the persons who set up the hardware, develop or tailor the software and implement a computer system as a solution to a need. To do this effectively, the professional has not only to understand the nature of hardware and software but has, to some extent, be conversant with the problem to which the solution is being applied. The problem would generally be a business related problem, but could also be a technological, social or developmental one.

The term professional is being applied to the persons who set up the hardware, develop or tailor the software and implement a computer system as a solution to a need. To do this effectively, the professional has not only to understand the nature of hardware and software but has, to some extent, be conversant with the problem to which the solution is being applied. The problem would generally be a business related problem, but could also be a technological, social or developmental one.

Today, a computer system has the potential of offering solutions such as e-education, e-learning, e-commerce added to the generally accepted e-mail as a means of fast communication. These are recent solutions provided by the subject of Computer Science. The professional has to have the ability to evaluate the tools provided by Computer Science as solutions to today's real-world problems.

The objective of the Degree

The objective of the degree is to produce a well-informed and well-balanced graduate who can use Computer Science and Engineering tools to solve real-world problems. At Masters level, they would be trained in research methodology, so that they can contribute towards the creation of new knowledge.

Credit Hours

The curriculum has been based on the semester system, with two 15 week semesters per year and a shorter summer semester.

Credits have been based on the number of hours of lectures that need to be delivered in a week. One lecture per week throughout the semester means 1 Credit Hour. A course is normally delivered 3 hours per week which is equivalent to 3 Credit Hours. The student will have to register for at least 6 credits and a maximum of 12 credits per semester. The 36 credits for each of the two courses are distributed as follows:

M.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering Courses = 18 credits Thesis = 18 credits

M.Engg. in Computer Science and Engineering Courses = 30 credits Project = 6 credits

List of Courses (All courses are 3 credit hours)

  • CSE701 Advanced Logic Design
  • CSE702 Computer Arithmetic
  • CSE703 Computer Organization and Design
  • CSE704 Advanced Microprocessor
  • CSE705 Computer Communications and Networks
  • CSE706 Parallel Algorithm
  • CSE707 Distributed Computing Systems
  • CSE708 Graph Theory
  • CSE709 Computational Geometry
  • CSE710 Advanced Artificial Intelligence
  • CSE711 Symbolic Machine Learning I
  • CSE712 Symbolic Machine Learning II
  • CSE713 Advanced Syntactic Pattern Recognition
  • CSE714 Speech Recognition
  • CSE715 Neural Network and Fuzzy Systems
  • CSE716 Advanced Database Systems
  • CSE717 Mathematical Programming
  • CSE718 Petri Net Theory and Modeling of Systems
  • CSE719 Multimedia Systems
  • CSE720 Computer Graphics and Animation
  • CSE799 Special Topic

Two non-departmental courses chosen from MBA courses such as Electronic Commerce, Operations Management, Human Resource Management, Corporate Management, Entrepreneurship, Banking, Finance or Marketing.

Admission Requirements

Students must have a CGPA of 2.5 (out of 4) or equivalent in any one of the following degrees can apply:

  • B.Sc Engg. Degree in Computer Science and Engineering
  • B.Sc Engg. Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Accredited bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Computer Engineering

Qualifying Requirements

The qualifying requirements for M.Sc./M.Engg. degree is that a student must earn the minimum grade point of 2.65 based on the weighted averaged in his coursework.

The C grades, up to a maximum of two subjects may be ignored for calculation of grade point average (GPA) at the written request of the student, provided the student has completed the total credit hour requirement with a minimum weighted GPA of 2.65 in the remaining subjects. No subject shall be repeated unless it is a compulsory requirement for the degree as determined by the Board of Postgraduate Studies. Performance in all the subjects shall be reflected in the transcript.

If the cumulative number of F grades obtained by the student is three or more he shall not be allowed to continue in the program. If at the end of the second of any subsequent semesters, the cumulative GPA falls below 2.5 (considering all grades including F grades) he shall not be allowed to continue in the program.

Thesis/Project

In addition to successful completion, of course, works every student shall submit a thesis/project on his research work, fulfilling the requirements as detailed below.

Every candidate submitting a thesis/project in partial fulfilling of the requirements of a degree, shall be required to appear at an oral examination, on a date or dates fixed by the Head of the departmental and must satisfy the examiners that he is capable of intelligently applying the results of this research to the solution of problems, of undertaking independent work, and also afford evidence of satisfactory knowledge related to the theory and technique used in his research work.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated May 11, 2018
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Sept. 2019
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2 years
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Bangladesh - Dhaka, Dhaka Division
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