Message of Program Manager

Welcome to the Department of Data Science at Air University, Islamabad Campus. As the Program Manager, I am thrilled to share with you the vision and opportunities that await you in our esteemed department. We take immense pride in being the pioneers of game development education in Pakistan, offering the first-ever undergraduate program, "BS in Data Science," starting in the fall of 2019. Our program is specifically tailored to meet the demands of the rapidly evolving gaming industry, equipping students with the necessary skills to excel in game design, programming, graphics, and animation.

The gaming industry is experiencing exponential growth worldwide, and Pakistan is no exception. With an increasing number of gamers and a growing appetite for immersive digital experiences, the demand for skilled professionals in the gaming field is higher than ever. According to industry (, the global gaming market generated revenue of over $175 billion in 2020, and this figure is projected to reach $562 billion by 2025. This remarkable growth opens up a plethora of career opportunities for game developers, designers, programmers, artists, and entrepreneurs.

By joining our Department of Data Science, you will be embarking on a path that not only offers creative fulfilment but also promising career prospects. The gaming industry provides diverse job opportunities, both locally and internationally, in areas such as game development studios, mobile gaming companies, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) startups, educational gaming, serious gaming, and esports. Moreover, the emergence of cloud gaming, esports tournaments, and gaming content creation platforms has further widened the horizons for aspiring professionals in the field.

At the Department of Data Science, we are dedicated to preparing our students for this dynamic and intensely competitive industry. Our graduates are well-equipped to meet the requirements of the gaming industry due to our comprehensive curriculum, state-of-the-art facilities, and industry partnerships. Through practical projects, internships, and exposure to real-world situations, our students gain invaluable experience that increases their employability and positions them as industry leaders.

Join us on this exhilarating journey of Data Science excellence and secure a prosperous future in the booming gaming industry. With the right skills, passion, and dedication, you can shape the future of gaming and be a part of the exciting innovations and groundbreaking technologies that lie ahead. Let us unlock the limitless possibilities that await in the captivating world of computer games.

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Dr. Syed Usman Associate Professor