4 semesters 30 credit hr MS program is running at NCRG, Karachi. Zero Semester is also included for introductory/deficiency courses with no credit weightage. This is followed by Semester-I which includes advanced core courses with a minimum requirement of registering in 3 courses of 09 credit hrs. Semester-II will carry both core and elective courses. Registration in one core course and at least 2 elective courses would be required. Selection of the elective courses may be made from a list of 06 courses being offered and depends upon students’ choice of the courses as well as Department (RS&GISc) management. Under Semester-III, registration for a minimum of 2 elective courses is required; Selection of the elective courses would be made from a list of elective courses being offered. The final Semester called Semester-IV will be dedicated to conduct of Project/thesis work. Necessary preparatory work on project/thesis will commence in 2nd semester and will be carried out in all the following semesters.
The program provides flexibility to the students having BS in RS&GISc to get a direct entry in the 1st semester of MS program without being enrolled in the Zero Semester Introductory/deficiency courses.
The program is made modular in the sense that it offers advantage and flexibility to different category of the students. For instance, if someone is unable to continue with his studies after Zero semester, he will have an option to leave the program by just getting a Certificate.