Integrated M.Tech. Software Systems is an eight-semester Work Integrated Learning Programme designed for working professionals who hold B.Sc./ BCA qualification. The programme addresses the learning needs of professionals who aspiring for rapid career progression in high-growth IT domains, and wish to stand out in highly competitive workplaces by acquiring prestigious Master’s-level qualification from a premier institution.

Admissions to this programme will begin in Nov 2018. For detailed programme information download the brochure below.

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  • Programme Highlights
  • Programme Curriculum
  • Learning Methodology
  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Fee Structure
  • How to Apply
Programme Highlights
  1. The programme is specially for B.Sc./ BCA graduates, and starts with a strong foundation in mathematics, microprocessors, programming and management

  2. The programme is of Eight semesters, with online classes conducted mostly on weekends or after-business hours

  3. The programme offers a set of core courses and elective courses, allowing students to specialize in Embedded systems, Networks & Networked Systems, Data analytics, Software engineering or Telecommunications

  4. The education delivery methodology is a blend of classroom and experiential learning. Experiential learning consists of lab exercises, assignments, case studies and work integrated activities

  5. Lab exercises consist of programming exercises, experiments using simulation tools, analysis and design of systems, etc. Some of the tools used in assignments are Code::Blocks, SQLite, Star UML, NS2, WireShark and Keil

  6. Semesters 1-7 cover four courses each. The 8th semester covers Dissertation/ Project Work

  7. The Dissertation (Project Work) in the final semester enables students to apply concepts and techniques learnt during the programme

Programme Curriculum

First semester

  • Discrete Structures for Computer Science

  • Linear Algebra & Optimization

  • Computer Programming

  • Digital Electronics & Microprocessors

Second Semester

  • Object Oriented Programming & Design

  • Systems Programming

  • Computer Organization & Architecture

  • Data Structures & Algorithms

Third Semester

  • Probability & Statistics

  • Database Systems & Applications

  • Operating Systems

  • Elective 1

Fourth Semester

  • Compiler Design

  • Software Engineering

  • Computer Networks

  • Elective 2

Fifth Semester

  • Object Oriented Analysis & Design

  • Elective 3

  • Elective 4

  • Elective 5

Sixth Semester

  • Software Architectures

  • Elective 6

  • Elective 7

  • Elective 8

Seventh Semester

  • Distributed Computing

  • Elective 9

  • Elective 10

  • Elective 11

Eight Semester

  • Dissertation

Electives can be chosen either from the General pool of electives or from across other pools of electives for Specialisations. Specialisations are optional. To earn a Specialization, a participant must select and successfully complete at least 4 courses from that Specialisation pool.

General Pool of Electives

  • Advanced Compilation Techniques

  • Advanced Operating Systems

  • Artificial Intelligence

  • Computer Graphics

  • Multimedia Computing

  • Parallel Computing

Specialisation in Software Engineering

  • Secure Software Engineering

  • Software for Embedded Systems

  • Software Maintenance Management

  • Software Project Management

  • Software Quality Management

  • Software Testing Methodologies

  • Usability Engineering

Specialisation in Data Analytics

  • Advanced Data Mining

  • Advanced Statistical

  • Data Mining

  • Data Storage Technologies & Networks

  • Data Warehousing

  • Distributed Data Systems

  • Information Retrieval

  • Machine Learning

Specialisation in Networks and Networked Systems

  • Advanced Computer Networks

  • Cloud Computing

  • Computer Graphics

  • Cryptography

  • Data Storage Technologies & Networks

  • Infrastructure Management

  • Network Programming

  • Network Security

  • Telecom Network Management

  • Wireless & Mobile Communication

Specialisation in Embedded Systems

  • Embedded System Design

  • Hardware Software Co-Design

  • Networked Embedded Applications

  • Pervasive Computing

  • Real Time Operating Systems

  • Real Time Systems

  • Software Development for Portable Devices

  • Software for Embedded Systems

Specialisation in Telecommunciations

  • Advanced Computer Networks

  • Digital Signal Processing

  • Embedded System Design

  • Optical Communication

  • Satellite Communication

  • Telecom Network Management

  • Wireless & Mobile Communication

For more information on programme curriculum download the programme brochure

Choice of Electives is made available to enrolled students at the beginning of each semester. A limited selection of Electives will be offered at the discretion of the Institute.

Learning Methodology


Lectures are conducted live via online classes. These lectures can be attended via the internet using a computer from any location. These online classrooms offer similar levels of interactivity as regular classrooms at the BITS Pilani campus.

Classes for students admitted during the period May-June 2018 will begin during July 2018. The class schedule is announced within 1 week of completion of the admission process.

The online lectures are conducted usually over weekends for a total of 7-8 hours per week. If you miss a lecture, you can also access the recorded lecture on the internet.


Learners can access engaging learning material at their own pace which includes recorded lectures from BITS Pilani faculty members, course handouts and recorded lab content where applicable


Continuous Assessment includes graded Assignments/ Quizzes, Mid-semester exam, and Comprehensive Exam


The programme emphasises on Experiential Learning that allows learners to apply concepts learnt in classroom in simulated, and real work situations. This is achieved through:

Lab exercises: These consist of programming exercises, experiments using simulation tools, analysis and design of systems, etc. Some of the tools used in assignments are Code::Blocks, SQLite, Star UML, NS2, WireShark and Keil.

Case Studies and Assignments: Carefully chosen real-world cases & assignments are both discussed and used as problem-solving exercises during the programme.

Dissertation: The Eighth semester offers an opportunity for learners to apply their knowledge gained during the programme to a real-world like complex project. The learner is expected to demonstrate understanding of vital principles learnt across semesters and their ability to successfully apply these concepts.

Eligibility Criteria

Minimum eligibility to apply: Employed professionals holding B.Sc./ BCA degree or its equivalent in relevant disciplines with a minimum of 1 year work experience in software industry.

The programme is designed for highly driven and ambitious engineers working for software services or product companies and wish to advance their careers in hyper-growth areas of Software Engineering, Embedded systems, Data Analytics, Telecommunications or Networking.

Fee Structure
  • The following fees schedule is applicable for candidates seeking new admission during the academic year 2018-19

    Application Fees (one time) : INR 1,500

    Admission Fees (one time) : INR 16,500

    Semester Fees (per semester) : INR 47,500

  • The one-time Application Fee is to be paid at the time of submitting the Application Form through the Online Application Centre.

  • Admission Fee (one-time) and Semester Fee (for the First Semester) are to be paid together once admission is offered to the candidate. Thus, a candidate who has been offered admission will have to pay Rs. 64,000/-. You may choose to make the payment using Netbanking/ Debit Card/ Credit Card through the Online Application Centre.  Fee payment by easy-EMIs is now available. Click here to learn more

  • Semester Fee for subsequent semesters will only be payable later, i.e. at the beginning of those respective semesters.

  • Any candidate who desires to discontinue from the programme after confirmation of admission & registration for the courses specified in the admit offer letter will forfeit the total amount of fees paid.

  • For the examination centre at Dubai, in addition to the semester fees, for each semester there will be an examination centre fees of 1000 UAE Dirhams or equivalent per semester out of which 500 UAE Dirhams is to be paid at the time of appearing in Mid-semester examinations at Dubai Centre for that semester and the remaining 500 UAE Dirhams is to be paid at the time of appearing in comprehensive examinations at Dubai centre for that semester

How to Apply
  • When the admissions begin in Nov 2018, visit the BITS Pilani Online Application Center to submit an online application. Link to the Online Application Center will become accessible when admissions are announced. Create your login at the Online Application Center by entering your unique Email ID and create a password of your choice. Once your login has been created, you can anytime access the Online Application Center using your email ID and password.

  • Once you have logged in, you will see a screen showing 4 essential steps to be completed to apply for the programme of your choice.

  • Begin by clicking on Step 1 - ‘Fill/ Edit and Submit Application Form’. This will enable you to select the programme of your choice. After you have chosen your programme, you will be asked to fill your details in an online form. You must fill all details and press ‘Submit’ button given at the bottom of the form.

  • Take the next step by clicking on Step 2 - 'Download Application PDF Copy’. This will download a pdf copy of the application form on your computer.

  • Now, click on Step 3 - 'Pay Application Fee’ to pay INR 1,500/- using Netbanking/ Debit Card/ Credit Card.

  • Take a printout of the downloaded Application Form and note down the Application Form Number that appear on the top-right corner of the first page. This Application Form Number should be referred in all future correspondence with BITS Pilani.

  • In the printout of the downloaded Application Form, you will notice on page no. 3 a section called the Employer Consent Form. Complete the Employer Consent Form. This form needs to be signed and stamped by your organisation’s HR or any other authorised signatory of the company.

  • Further on page no. 4 of the printed Application Form is a section called the Mentor Consent Form. The Mentor Consent Form needs to be signed by the Mentor. Click here to know who could be a Mentor.

  • Further on page no. 5 of the downloaded Application Form, is a Checklist of Enclosures/ Attachments.

    • Make photocopies of the documents mentioned in this Checklist

    • Applicants are required to self-attest all academic mark sheets and certificates

  • Finally, click on Step 4 - 'Upload & Submit All Required Documents’. This will allow you to upload one-by-one the printed Application Form, Mentor Consent Form, Employer Consent Form, and all mandatory supporting documents and complete the application process. Acceptable file formats for uploading these documents are .DOC, .DOCX, .PDF, .ZIP and .JPEG.

  • Upon receipt of your Application Form and all other enclosures, the Admissions Cell will scrutinise them for completeness, accuracy and eligibility.

  • Admission Cell will intimate selected candidates by email within two weeks of submission of application with all supporting documents. The selection status can also be checked by logging in to the Online Application Centre.

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