PhD (Computer Science) at Department of Computer Science CUI Islamabad.

PhD (Computer Science) at CUI enables students to stay on top of the growing trends in information and technology. It is a full time program which is designed to produce researchers and scholars who will advance the field by contributing to knowledge creation in their specialized disciplines and disseminate this knowledge through scholarly publications and service to the community and the nation.

PhD (Computer Science) at CUI builds on prior knowledge, education, and experience in the field. The degree typically takes 4-5 years to complete, and involves independent study and research in a focused area of interest. Doctorate programs include coursework and research which culminates in a dissertation, a lengthy research project that addresses a theoretical problem in computer science.

Program Objectives

  • Impart in depth knowledge and application of methodology to investigate original research problems through a systematic and focused approach
  • Enable students to produce publishable research for journals and conferences of international repute
  • Enable students to conduct independent research

Program Outcomes

  • Students will be able to exhibit specialized knowledge and ability to use appropriate research methodology in the relevant field of study
  • Students will be able to conduct systematic and focused research
  • Students will be able to publish research papers in journals and conferences of international repute
  • Students will be able to conduct and supervise independent research and can produce knowledge

Degree Program Structure

The minimum duration of the PhD (Computer Science) program is three years (six Semesters) and student has to complete six courses, a comprehensive exam, and PhD thesis of nine credit hours. The areas of specialization are as follows:

  • Computer Communication and Networks
  • Parallel, Distributed, and Cloud Computing
  • Robotics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Database, Data warehouse, and Data Science
  • Software and System Engineering
  • Information and Cyber Security
  • Multimedia, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Computer Graphics, and Game Design


At CUI graduate students are part of the department and considered junior colleagues by the faculty. We have fully equipped state-of-the-art lecture rooms, and dedicated computer labs for graduate students. Each graduate student in the beginning of his/her program chooses one senior faculty member as his/her supervisor; who apart from supervising the students research work also plays the role of education and career counselor of the student. Such close interaction is extremely beneficial for the proper grooming of the student and is a corner stone of success of the PhD (CS) program.


  1. The candidates for PhD (CS) have to pass GRE (Subject) as per HEC policy or NTS GAT (Subject) with 60% or higher marks.
  2. The candidate should have a minimum of 18 years MS degree with min. CGPA 3.0 in Computer Science/ or relevant fields with no third division or D grade throughout academic career.
  • The candidate’s MS degree must be with Thesis.

Contact Details:

Mr. Hassan Khalid, (Senior Program Officer),


Phone: 051-90495354