MCA Curriculum

Core or Foundation

12 courses (37 credit hours). Every student must successfully complete the following list of courses. List of core or foundation courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
CSE 501 Elementary programming concepts 3
CSE 515 Data Structure and Algorithms (using C++)
CSE 516  Object Oriented Programming (with Java)
CSE 521  Concepts of Software Engineering and MIS
CSE 522 System analysis and design (using CASE Tools) Part 1 (Project)
CSE 523 System analysis and design Part 2
CSE 524  Software Project Management 
CSE 541  E-Commerce, E-Business and others) (Project)
CSE 551 Database Management Systems 
CSE 561  Computer Networking
CSE 571  Technical Communications (Oral, Written and Visual)
CSE 572  Importance of IT in social development


2 courses (6 credit hours). Students will attend two courses from the following list.

List of elective courses

Course Code  Course Title Hours   Credits
CSE 617 Visual Programming 45 (Project)** 3
CSE 618 Introduction to Graphics Design (3-d design, Flash, Adobe) 45 (Project)**
CSE 629 Software Quality Assurance or Control 45 (Seminar**)
CSE 631 Client Server Technology 45 (Project)**
CSE 645 Introduction to E-Business Concepts and Strategies (ERP, SCM, CRM, EAI) 45 (Seminar**)
CSE 662 Advanced Computer Networking ( WAN, Wireless, ATM, Frame Relay ) 45
CSE 673 Legal Issues in IT (Copyright Law, privacy act, ethics) 45 (Seminar**)
CSE 681 Operating system (Projects) 45 (Project)**

Specialization track

3 courses (9 credit hours) Students will select one of the specialization tracks from number of different categories. Each track will consist of three courses.

List of Specialization Track Track 1: Software engineering

Course Code Course Title Hours Credits
CSE 628 Software Process Management  45 
CSE 629 Software Quality Assurance or Control  45 (Seminar**) 
CSE 632 Applied Patterns and Architectures (using GOAD)  45 (Project)** 
 Track 2: DBMS      
 Course Code Course Title   Hours  Credits
CSE 652  Advanced DBMS and Administration  45 
CSE 653 Advanced Database Concepts Object, Distributed, and Web DBMS (Project)  45 
CSE 654  Data Warehousing and Data Mining   45 (Project)**
 Track 3: Communications      
 Course Code Course Title   Hours Credits 
CSE 642  Introduction to XML (Extensive Markup Language) (Project)   45 (Project)** 
CSE 662 Advanced Computer Networking (WAN, wireless, ATM, Frame Relay) 45 
CSE 663  Telecommunications and Internet Management  45 (Seminar**)


Track 5: Project Management or MIS

The Project Management or MIS concentration provides the conceptual, technical, and managerial background necessary to work as a business analyst or IS consultant, or in a variety of more specialized roles related to developing and managing the information resources of the organization.

Course Code Course Title Hours Credits
CSE 626 Advanced Topics in MIS 45 (Seminar**)  3
CSE 625 Operational and Strategic Management 45 
CSE 627 Requirements Specification and Testing 45 

Track 6: Web and E-Business

E-Business concentrations are designed to provide students with a broad, interdisciplinary introduction to the range of business and technology issues that define the new directions of electronic commerce on the Internet. These courses include the challenges of designing virtual organizations, developing firm strategies for the electronic markets of the World Wide Web, crafting innovative programs for Internet marketing, working with the emerging technologies, and understanding what it really takes to operate an Internet-based business. Students will be trained to develop an understanding of how the largest firms in the market are making the transition to the new distribution channels of e-business, and creating pressures that change industry structure.

Course Code Course Title Hours Credits
CSE 646 E Business frameworks (Security, Payment framework, Public key Infrastructure, Digital signature) 45 (Seminar**) 
CSE 647 Internet marketing in e-business   45 (Seminar**)
CSE 648 Advanced E-Business Concepts (m-commerce, EDI, P2P, B2B, B2C) 45 (Seminar**) 


CSE 599 Internship (8 credits)

Students in a group will participate in an extensive real world projects either in client side or in house.