Written by: Aleena Hussain
In this article, you will learn:
- What is ICS
Information and Computer Science (ICS) is a world-class department in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at UC Irvine. In ICS, we create new knowledge by inventing novel uses of computing technology, by creating new computing technology, and by studying the ways that computing technology can benefit society.
Students interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree in ICS will find the program to be a challenging one, with a wide variety of courses to choose from that aim to engage students both intellectually and practically.
The ICS program offers three majors: Computer Science, Informatics, and Software Engineering. Each of these majors provides students with a solid foundation in computer science theory and practice as well as hands-on experience with current techniques for building software systems.
Informatics is the science of information.
It encompasses the study of computer and communication systems and their applications in information processing, the design and implementation of data structures, algorithms, and programming languages for storing, manipulating and retrieving information, the modeling of complex phenomena involving uncertainty and decision-making under uncertainty, the design of human-computer interfaces, and the study of social implications of information technologies.
Informatics is also concerned with managing large amounts of complex data in an efficient manner as well as applying information technology tools to support decision-making in organizations.
- Jobs of ICS in Pakistan
- Salary of ICS in Pakistan
- Find Out This Field is a Match for You
And much more. Keep reading.
What is ICS?
Are you done with Matric and don’t know what to do next?
Do you have a knack for computers? If Yes, then how about ICS! ICS stands for Intermediate in Computer Science.
It is a higher secondary school certificate with a major in Computer Science. It is done after Matric or 10 years of academic education.
ICS is for a duration of 2 years and is an alternative for FSC (Pre-Engineering). You can do a Bachelor’s in Computer Science or opt for Engineering after this.
Its curriculum is defined by the Punjab Textbook Board. The total marks for this program is 1100 with 550 marks comprising each part.
The COMPULSORY subjects for ICS are:
- Pakistan Studies
- Islamic Studies
- Computer Science
The OPTIONAL subjects for ICS are:
After doing ICS, you can apply for a job in any IT firm, computer programming or data collection company.
Due to the rise of e-commerce and technology; commercial, manufacturing and banking sector organizations hire computer tech workers readily.
In these agencies, you will be hired as a software trainer, digital data managing assistant, graphic designer, software developer, database administrator or hardware engineer.
With further work experience and academic certification, you can easily acquire the posts of systems administrator, web manager, senior software engineer or other high posts in this field.
With part-time, internships or freelance jobs, you can pursue your higher education.
You need a Bachelor’s or graduate degree for better employment opportunities
With ICS you can do CSS, CA (Chartered Accountant), BSCS (Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science), BS IT (Bachelor’s in Information Technology) or even BBA.
What Are the Required Skills in ICS?
As you know the world is changing in technologies. Every day you will find a new product to work on, and the companies are demanding skills you must have.
It depends on the career path you take. For example, if you become a web developer, you need to learn Github.
If you want to work internationally, it is critical to work on the soft skills that you can develop from the starting days in your ICS classes.
What are soft skills?
- Great Communication Skills in Verbal and Written
- Writing Professional E-Mail
- Speaking Professionally and with Confidence
The list goes on.
Also, you must learn the following technologies:
- Google Sheet
- Google Doc
- Adobe Photoshop
And do you know 77% of Employers Not Happy with the Quality of Pakistani Graduates
These are the skills that lack in fresh graduates in Pakistan
- Verbal Communication (83.63%)
- Positive Attitude (71.93%)
- Team Working (64.91%)
- Critical Thinking (59.06%)
- Self Confidence (59.06%)
- Written Communication (57.31%)
- Drive &Resilience (57.31%)
- Stress Tolerance (47.37%)
- Adaptability (46.20%)
- Time Management (45.61%)
- Self-Awareness (45.03%) and Planning &Organizing (45.03%)
- Integrity (43.86%)
What Are the Career Prospects of ICS?
Web Application Developer:
What Are the Important Points To Be a Linguistics?
- Computer Studies
- Information Technology
- Graphic designing
- Software application
- Minimum 10 years of compulsory education.
- Matric completion, preferably with Computer Science subject.
- Students with O’Levels degree in Computer Science should obtain an Equivalence Certificate from IBCC (Inter Board Committee of Chairmen).
- Regular office timings.
- Part-time job schedule.
- Regular offices for a part-time job.
- In classrooms or academies for further education.
- You need a Bachelor’s degree for good employment opportunities.
- The pay compensation is often insufficient with respect to work.
What are the Computer Scientist Salaries in Pakistan?
The average salary of a software engineer is Rs 750,000 per year (62,000 per month) in Pakistan according to GlassDoor that is the data collected from 13 employees in Pakistan.
And I have found people earning more than Rs. 50,000 a month during their ICS classes from freelancing because they learn the skills from Youtube and earn from Fiverr and Upwork.
You can find Computer Science related jobs in Pakistan from
Here is the sector-wise salary in Pakistan, data taken from LUMS Prospectus that is a prestigious university in Pakistan.
- Health Care (Rs. 100,000 per month)
- FMCG (Rs. 85,571 per month)
- Home Appliances (Rs. 75,000 per month)
- Engineering (Rs. 75,000 per month)
- Group/Conglomerate (Rs. 71,676 per month)
- IT/Technology (Rs. 61,676 per month)
- Textile (Rs. 55,000 per month)
- Transport (Rs. 55,000 per month)
- Banking/Financial (Rs. 52,042 per month)
- Consulting (Rs. 52,042 per month)
- Manufacturing (Rs. 50,000 per month)
- Packaging (Rs. 50,000 per month)
What is the Future of Computer Science Jobs in Pakistan?
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What are the Universities in Pakistan Offering Admissions in Computer Science?
|1. Abbottabad University Of Science And Technology||Abbottabad|
|2. Women University Azad Jammu &Kashmir||Bagh|
|3. The Islamia University Of Bahawalpur[sub Campus]||Bahawal Nagar|
|4. The Government Sadiq College Women University||Bahawal Pur|
|5. The Islamia University Of Bahawalpur||Bahawal Pur|
|6. University Of Science &Technology||Bannu|
|7. Al-khair University||Bhimber|
|8. The University Of Buner||Buner|
|9. University Of Malakand||Chakdara|
|10. Bacha Khan University||Charsadda|
|11. Bahauddin Zakria University,multan[d.g.khan Campus]||D.g.khan|
|12. Gomal University||D.i. Khan|
|13. Fata University||Darra Adam Khail|
|14. Government College University, Faisalabad||Faisalabad|
|15. Government College University, Faisalabad||Faisalabad|
|16. Government College Women University||Faisalabad|
|17. National Textile University||Faisalabad|
|18. National University Of Computer And Emerging Sciences ( Faisalabad Campus )||Faisalabad|
|19. University Of Agriculture||Faisalabad|
|20. Karakoram International University||Gilgit|
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What is the Trend of Computer Science in Pakistan?
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