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.

Quick Jumps

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:

  • English
  • Urdu
  • Pakistan Studies
  • Islamic Studies
  • Computer Science

The OPTIONAL subjects for ICS are:

  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Physics
  • Economics

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 are studying ICS, you don’t need to learn a skill at the moment. But if want to stay ahead and want to learn to become a future expert, you need to learn modern technologies.

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:

  • Trello
  • Asana
  • Google Sheet
  • Google Doc
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JS
The future is machine learning and becoming an expert in Python will help you to secure a fantastic job in a good company in Pakistan and abroad.

And do you know 77% of Employers Not Happy with the Quality of Pakistani Graduates

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?

  • Systems Administrator:

Is charged with installing, supporting and maintaining computer systems and servers and intranets. Is responsible for the reliability and upkeep of such data communication systems.
  • Hardware Engineer:

Is responsible for the hardware configuration and physical components of a computer. Updates manage and tests the design and layout of a computer for increased efficiency.
  • Web Application Developer:

Is a software designer who is responsible for IT duties like web development, programming, designing network applications and coding.
  • Software Engineer:

A professional who builds and develops computer systems and application software products, computer games and runs network control systems by using engineering principles and programming languages.
  • Graphic Designer:

Is responsible for creating visual concepts like the overall layout and production designs, such as images, typography or motion graphics for various advertisements, magazines and other corporate reports.

What Are the Important Points To Be a Linguistics?


  • Computer Studies
  • Machinery
  • Mathematics
  • Information Technology
  • Graphic designing
  • Software application
  • Languages
  • E-commerce

Academic Qualifications:

  • 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).

Work Form:

  • Regular office timings.
  • Part-time job schedule.

Work Place:

  • 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?

When you type computer science’s jobs in Pakistan, you can also write your city name instead of Pakistan to find the jobs.

Pro Tip:
Go to Tool>Select Within 24 Hours, past week etc . You will be the first to apply for the job hence more chances for the job getting in the industry.

You can also use Google Image that is a handy tool for finding jobs.
You can search the jobs in your city or province, and you can conclude either you should select this field or not based on the jobs available.

What are the Universities in Pakistan Offering Admissions in Computer Science?

These are the universities that are offering computer science in Pakistan.
Institute City
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

 In order to find the department of computer science in any university, just type computer science+ university name like….

Moreover, you can call them.

What is the Trend of Computer Science in Pakistan?

Google has created an amazing tool called Google Trend that shows the searches being done by the people living in the country or city.
I am searching do people search for computer science in Pakistan? If so, which province or city.
Here you can see it all.

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