Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has now become the backbone of Pakistan’s services sector. Powered by the Internet, ICT is delivering innovative solutions to organizational, managerial and operational problems, besides enhancing productivity and efficiency. In this context the professional degrees offered by the School of IT are extremely relevant to the needs of the emerging Pakistani market.
The discipline of Software engineering (SE) is concerned with developing and maintaining software systems that behave reliably and efficiently, are affordable to maintain and satisfy the needs of the end users. The discipline integrates topics from humanities, mathematics, computer science and engineering and incorporates best industry practice.
The BSc (Hons) in Software Engineering degree, accredited by NCEAC (HEC), is designed for those students who aspire to work as developers in the software industry. There is high demand for these graduates in the thriving software industry of Lahore. Graduates can also pursue advanced studies in software engineering and related subjects.
MS in Business Information Technology (MS-BIT) is an advanced degree which imparts higher level professional expertise in ICT to graduate entrants. MS-BIT program is offered as a Weekend Program for students who are on job and wish to advance their academic qualification without disrupting their professional career.
School of Computer and Information Technology (SCIT), following in the tradition of Beaconhouse Educational System, lays great emphasis on quality of instruction, ethical values and professional practice. All aspects which can have an impact on quality are given special importance namely; quality of intake, curriculum development, selection of faculty, teaching methodology, examination system and co-curricular activities.
Our Missions and Goals
The vision of the School of Computer and Information Technology (SCIT) is to become the leading national school in business computing and software engineering education and research. To this end, the School places special emphasis on all areas which have an impact on the provision of quality education namely; quality of intake, curriculum development, selection of faculty, teaching methodology, examination system and co-curricular activities.
The faculty of the School of Computer and IT attracts highly competitive faculty which is actively involved in research in the areas of databases systems, multilingual computing and computer science education. To advance their research work, the faculty has developed linkages with researchers in local and international institutions.
Research and Professional Interests
The faculty of the School of Computer and IT is actively involved in research in the areas of databases systems, multilingual computing and computer science education. To advance their research work, the faculty has developed linkages with researchers in local and international institutions.
The School is actively participating in the activities of BNU Plan9 Entrepreneurial Society which has been established in collaboration with Plan9 Centre of Punjab Information Technology Board.
Students of the School are encouraged to participate in co-curricular activities. A student branch of IEEE has been established. Seminars and Guest Lectures on topics of professional interest are organized under the aegis of the chapter.
The Firefox club of the School, BNU Mozillians, is a part of the global open source community and contributes to Mozilla projects. These projects involve emerging web technologies, product localization etc. BNU Mozillians also act as campus guides for people who want to contribute to Mozilla and function as leaders for campaigns and projects that help build a brighter future for the Web.
Job prospects for graduates of the School of IT are extremely bright. Most graduates are absorbed in the job market shortly after graduation. The School has received positive feedback about the performance of its graduates from the software industry and corporate sector.
A number of graduates of the School have successfully pursued post-graduate studies at national and foreign institutions.
Why Choose School of Computer and Information Technology?
- We groom our students in a professional environment and provide them enough practical exposure so that they can choose to work in any kind of organization after graduating from SCIT.
- We offer a multidisciplinary approach and our students can take electives from other departments that is relevant to the study of information technology
- Our main focus remains on the quality of the programs we offer. We regularly update our curriculum to cater to the changing requirements of the field and also adapt our teaching methodology accordingly.
- We train our students to become IT professionals and entrepreneurs.
- From state-of-the-art labs to custom designed class rooms, We have state-of-the-art computer labs and custom designed class rooms to facilitate students working with multimedia, network, and communication technologies.