The general purpose of the Ph.D. program is to provide an educational experience, which will enable its graduates to develop new knowledge in the discipline. Thus, research training is an important component of each student’s program. The faculty of the department recognizes that for engineering research to be relevant to the solution of problems encountered by those engaged in professional practices, a broad background in the profession is essential. Thus, an acceptable level of competence in each of the major areas of the discipline is a requirement of the program.
Major areas of research include RF systems and antenna design, electrical power and energy systems, digital design, embedded systems, computer vision, pattern recognition, digital imaging, network protocols, mobile communications, wireless networking, VLSI and signal processing.
Graduates with a 16-year degree in Computer Science, Electronics, Physic or any related discipline shall be eligible for this program subject to passing with minimum of “C+” grade (or 65% marks) the prerequisite courses recommended by the departmental graduate Admission Committee at admission time for entry into this program.
Application and admission
- An MS/M.Phil degree with Thesis of 06 credit hours or its equivalent degree with Thesis of 06 credit hours, in the relevant field from an accredited institution, with minimum CGPA of 3.0/4.0 (Semester system) or 70% marks (annual system), and no third division (annual system) or ‘D’ grade (semester system) throughout the academic career.
- Registration with Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) is preferred.
- GRE (Subject) as per HEC policy or NTS GAT (subject) with a minimum score of 60.
The duration of studies for PhD degree shall normally be, not less than three years and not more than five years.
Course Work Requirements:
a) A PhD scholar shall have to complete 18 credit hours of graduate level course work from approved Scheme of Studies and 09 credit hours of PhD thesis. Supervisory committee will recommend the courses for each student. Courses will be selected from the list of all approved graduate level courses. Only 600 level and above courses are permitted for PhD.
b) The registration of PhD Thesis of 09 credit hours shall be allowed after the completion of course work for PhD degree.
c) If the scheme of courses completed by the candidates for their last degree in the relevant field does not provide adequate background for the PhD program into which they are seeking admissions, they may be required to rectify the deficiency by taking one or more additional courses proposed by the departmental advisory committee.
Note: Information regarding required oral and written examinations and detailed rules and regulation as specified in the CIIT Graduate Handbook will be considered final.
On successful completion of the course the graduates will have an excellent opportunity in finding employment in areas with a broad, critical and practice-based understanding of Electrical Engineering & specialized disciplines. This knowledge makes them ready for a variety of leadership positions in complex contemporary environments and teaching careers in universities.