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Introduction

The Ph. D (Computer Science) program is offered at the Department of Computer Science, Main Campus Islamabad. It comprises of 18 credit hours of course work, followed by 36 credit hours of research work (Thesis). The PhD in Computer Science program at AIOU is a rigorous and advanced academic endeavor that provides students with the opportunity to delve deeply into the multifaceted world of Computer Science. This program is designed to cultivate exceptional researchers and scholars who will contribute to the cutting-edge advancements and innovations in the field. Through comprehensive coursework, intensive research, and collaborative mentorship, students in this program acquire profound expertise and critical thinking skills, preparing them for influential roles in academia, industry, and beyond

Eligibility Criteria

A candidate is eligible to apply for Ph. D (Computer Science) program having MS in the relevant field or equivalent level with minimum CGPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 or 70% marks.

Objectives:

The objectives of the program are to:

1. Promote research excellence through original and impactful investigations in specific subfields of Computer Science.

2. Facilitate scholars with indigenous research and development projects for better training and education. 3. Encourage interdisciplinary collaboration for innovative problem-solving.

Selection Process

Selection of the candidates will be made strictly on the basis of merit/criteria laid down by the Department/ University.

Medium of Instruction

English

Teaching Methodology

Face-to-Face

AIOU Credits Required

54

Course Title

Credit Hrs

PhD Elective I

3 (3 + 0)

PhD Elective II

3 (3 + 0)

PhD Elective III

3 (3 + 0)

Course Title

Credit Hrs

PhD Elective IV

3 (3 + 0)

PhD Elective V

3 (3 + 0)

PhD Elective VI

3 (3 + 0)

Code

Title

Credit Hrs

8199

Thesis - 1

9

Code

Title

Credit Hrs

8200

Thesis - 2

9

 

Code

Title

Credit Hrs

8201

Thesis - 3

9

Code

Title

Credit Hrs

8202

Thesis - 4

9

Elective / Major Courses:

Code

Course Title

Credit

7701

Software Development: Tools & Processes

3 (3 + 0)

7702

Advanced Database System Design

3 (3 + 0)

7703

Advanced Data Mining

3 (3 + 0)

7704

System Simulation

3 (3 + 0)

7705

Internet Systems and Application

3 (3 + 0)

7706

Topics in Video Computing

3 (3 + 0)

7707

Image and Video Compression

3 (3 + 0)

7708

Digital Image Processing

3 (3 + 0)

7709

Multimedia Systems

3 (3 + 0)

7710

Computer Animations in Education

3 (3 + 0)

7711

Philosophy of Cognition

3 (3 + 0)

7712

Educational Technology: Design & Evaluation

3 (3 + 0)

7713

Topics in Machine Learning

3 (3 + 0)

7714

Knowledge Engineering

3 (3 + 0)

7717

Computer Vision

3 (3 + 0)

7718

Data analytics

3 (3 + 0)

7715

PhD Research Seminar I /Research Paper I

Non Credit

7716

PhD Research Seminar II /Research Paper II

Non Credit

2

3

4

Thesis

Compulsory

Practical

Yes (where Applicable)

Viva

Compulsory

About

The Allama Iqbal Open University was established in May, 1974, with the main objectives of providing educational opportunities to masses and to those who cannot leave their homes and jobs. During all these past years, the University has more than fulfilled this promise.