Coure Code Naming Convention


Course codes are presently given 6 alpha-numeric codes, e.g. CSE142: (INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING)

Some Examples:

CSE142 = Implies, a first year course ('1') with 4 ('4') credit hours
CSE211 = Implies, a second ('2') year course with 3 credit hours (3 credits is default)
CSE341 = Implies, a third ('3') year course with 4 ('4') credit hours
etc.

Details are given below:

First three characters

First three characters e.g. 'CSE' indicate the subject (in this case: Computer Science and Engineering)
The subjects defined so far (relevant for FCS) are:
CSE = Computer Science and Engineering
MIS = Management Information Systems
MTS = Maths and Statistics
SCI = Sciences
ICT = Information and Communication Technology

The next three digits

The next three digits '142', indicated as 'LMN' below are defined as follows:

'L' Digit

L = The 'L' digit indicates the Level of the course as follows:
1 = 100 level course - First year undegraduate
2 = 200 level course - Second year undegraduate
3 = 300 level course - Third year undegraduate
4 = 400 level course - Fourth year undegraduate
5 = 500 level course - First or Second year graduate (MS/MBA)
6 = 600 level course - Advanced PhD courses; MS Thesis / Research
7 = PhD Seminars
9 = Docotoral Dissertation

'M' Digit

M = The 'M' digit in:
0, 1, 2 or 3 = Indicates core courses
4 = Indicates a 4 credit hour core or elective course
5, 6 or 7 = Indicates 3 credit hour elective courses
8 = Used for obsolete courses
9 = Project Courses / Thesis / Dissertation

'N' Digit

N = The 'N' digit is simply a sequence digit assigned to make each course code unique.

Note:

Each Course code has a Course Name (e.g. Introduction to Programming), which should be unique as well.