Institute of Science and Technology

a center of excellence for education
Institute of Science and Technology

a center of excellence for education

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

The Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) is one of the most trending engineering fields in the world. CSE blends together the field of Computer Science and Computer Engineering. The academic program includes core subjects such as Computer Programming, Mathematics, Data Structures, Algorithm Design, Theory of Computation, Database Management System, Networking, Information Security, Mobile Application Development, Web Design and Development.  Students pursuing the course will gain profound knowledge about design, development and management of software as well as hardware. They will also increase their analytical capability, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.


Institute of Science and Technology (IST) was offered B.Sc honors in Computer Science in 1993, the first institute under National University of Bangladesh. At the very beginning, the department had only 46 students in the program. Later in 2005-2006 it was renamed as Computer Science and Engineering (CSE).  Since then IST is committed to excellence in learning, research and developing professionals in CSE, who make a difference internationally. So far in 23 batches more than 1400 students have been awarded B.Sc. Engineering. The M.Sc program started in 1996-1997 session. Now more than 400 students have completed M.Sc in CSE. Among the graduates 17 of them have completed Ph.D. We have full time faculty members including Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, and Lecturer from renowned universities like University of Dhaka, IST, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University.

CSE Students at the Convocation of National University

Program Features

B.Sc (Hons.) in CSE

  • Total 138 credit hours including dissertation (102 credits theory, 30 credits Lab, 6 credits Project).
  • 4 years academic duration.
  • Total 8 semesters, 2 semesters per year.

M.Sc in CSE

  • Total 33 credit hours including dissertation (Thesis Group – 21 credits Theory, 12 credits Thesis, Non-thesis Group – 27 credits Theory, 6 credits Project).
  • One year duration, 2 semesters/year.

Careers in Computer Science and Engineering


  • Students of CSE always have been awarded for their highest academic achievements in the National University.
  • Regular participation in country’s all prestigious programming contests like ACM ICPC, NCPC, NGPC, IUPC, and IGPC.
  • Runners-up in Code Warriors Challenge in 2015
  • National University Champion in National Girls’ Programming Contest in 2017.
  • Divisional 1st Runners-up in NASA Space Apps Challenge in 2021.

Where our alumni are?

Department of CSE, IST has produced more than 1,400 alumni who stretch around the world. We are so proud that our alumni have progressed into a wide variety of careers and significant activities. Our graduates include CEO, CTO, project manager, software engineer, technical leaders, cloud services developer, system analyst, database and network administrator, web developer. Our graduates are currently servicing in well-known recognized local and global organizations like Warner Brothers, Samsung R&D, Kona SL, BASIS, Divine IT Limited, LEADS Corporation Ltd, Robi Axiata Ltd, Grameen phone, National University, Brac University, Daffodil University, Sonali Bank Ltd, Premier Bank Ltd, Exim Bank, Somoy TV, Boishakhi TV and so on.