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Department of Architecture & Design

Bachelors of Architecture program produces architects, who understand that architecture is an integral part of the society’s arts, are knowledgeable about the global and regional issues and trends, have deep understanding of their identity and the society and believe in the relevance of architecture towards a better future for all.

The courses in the Scheme of Studies of this Program are divided into three stages i.e. foundation, intermediate, and final, spread over ten semesters. The foundation level courses impart intensive training in verbal and graphic communication, logical thinking and the ability to theorize. The intermediate level courses ensure the ability to conceive a project as a whole, its forms, always invariably placed in a context of the street, city and culture, and as a functional entity to fulfil the needs for which it is to be built. The final stage enables the students to think independently, to better understand contextual issues of society, to determine for themselves the future directions of their development as architects, fully prepared for present time market demand.

Offering Campuses

Islamabad, Lahore

Bachelor of Design (B. Des) Program being offered at CIIT emphasizes creative, critical and strategic thinking, by synthesizing practice, theory and history to educate the design leaders of tomorrow. The department serves as creative constituency by offering a comprehensive university experience that addresses the social, cognitive, and technological implications of design practice while preparing our students for work in the profession and/or graduate study.

The courses of B. Design Program encourage and enable students to develop knowledge of the context in which design occurs. Students are helped to create a range of critical positions towards a definition of their own practice and its context. The foundation level imparts intensive training in verbal and graphic communication, logical thinking and the ability to theorize. In second year the students are encouraged to experiment creatively and critically. The philosophy is analytical and diagnostic with emphasis on solving visual communication problems through the development of original and often surprising solutions, rather than simply focusing on technical media or applying formulaic solutions. The students will define their goals, experiments with ideas and challenge current practices to produce work that is outside commercial constraints. Students will be offered a choice of specialist areas at the beginning of their third year-advertising, design, illustration, moving image; or product design.

Offering Campuses

Islamabad, Lahore

Bachelor of Fine Arts Program provides a link between Humanities and Sciences and is a service for the betterment of the society. The program places greater emphasis on integrated learning, which will produce artists capable to compete and succeed in the transforming world. We expect that our artists will open new art avenues while continue contributing to the existing local and international art world.  The career paths for the graduates of this Program are art education, graphics, independent and freelance artists, art galleries, simulation, movies and digital art, media, publishing and printing, advertising, curators and managers, researchers and historians.

Offering Campus

  • Lahore

Department of Computer Science

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program at CIIT focuses on instilling comprehensive computer science knowledge among students and exposing them to issues involved in the development of scientific, educational and commercial applications of computer science. The program lays emphasis on an integrated approach to meet the hardware and software needs of the industry. The purpose of this program is to produce graduates with a sound knowledge of computer science, contemporary technologies, and professional skills.

Offering Campuses

  1. Islamabad, Abbottabad, Wah, Lahore, Attock, Sahiwal, Vehari, Virtual Campus

Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication and Networking program is aimed at catering the human resource needs in the fast growing industry of telecommunications and networking. This program focuses on the application of technology solutions to business problems in telecom service sector and it requires additional domain knowledge in communication and networks, along with a strong mathematical background.

Offering Campuses:

  1. Abbottabad, Attock, Sahiwal

Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering program at CIIT bridges gap between computer science theory and its practical applications using different technologies and tools. Software Engineering discipline focuses on imparting the practical knowledge and technical training which should enable students to harmonize theory with practice, concepts with applications, and problems with solutions.

This program is preparing professionals having a mastery of software development principles, theory, practice, and process to develop high quality software applications and is producing future agents of change, individuals who will be leading and improving the software industry and practices in the coming years. The graduates of this Program will have grounding in communication, mathematics, sciences, cultural, ethical, and social issues that influence and affect to the development of high quality software systems.

Offering Campuses

  1. Islamabad, Abbottabad, Wah, Lahore, Attock,  Sahiwal, Vehari, Virtual Campus

Master of Computer Science program at CIIT has been designed for those students who wish to improve their knowledge of recent developments in Information Technology and to deepen their understanding in computer science. The qualified faculty and excellent facilities at CIIT ensure that students have a solid technical grasp of the subject that enables them to apply this knowledge in practical work settings. The graduates of this program are in great demand in all areas related to Information Technology in national and international markets, leading institutions and organizations in industry, academia and research based organizations.

Offering Campuses

  1. Wah, Attock, Sahiwal, Vehari, Virtual Campus

Department of Management Sciences

The Bachelor of Accounting and Finance is designed for students wishing to pursue a career in accounting and finance, either as an accountant in private practice or employed in industry, commerce or the public sector. It allows students to specialize solely in Professional Accounting, or both Professional Accounting and Applied Finance and provides them with the knowledge and technical skills they need to succeed in the accounting/finance field.

Accounting and Finance graduates will find employment at supervisory and mid carrier executive levels in a wide range of business careers such as accounting, auditing, taxation, finance, banking, investment, corporate planning, strategic business planning, treasury, information systems, management consulting and forensic accounting.

Faculty at the Department of Management Sciences is a blend of Professional FCMAs, FCAs & Doctoral Degrees, in various fields of Management, Finance, Islamic Banking, Operations & Research etc.  They bring to classrooms their diversified experience and expertise that help students broaden their view and deepen their understanding of the contemporary business issues and practices.

Offering Campuses

  • Islamabad, Wah, Lahore, Sahiwal, Vehari

Bachelors of Business Studies program at CIIT has been initiated for the prospective students who wish to undertake business studies and explore their abilities outside their non-business educational thinking box. This two years program will meet the increasing demand for advanced business education which will not only combine text book learning with case study methodology but will also expose students to global business environment by facilitate development of their conceptual skills as well as personal growth.

The graduates of this program will have the clear understanding of financial theories and markets, the financial reporting system, and financial analysis, will be able to identify customer needs and participate in the process of developing products and services to meet these needs. On completion, the students will actually be able to put knowledge to work and will feel comfortable performing the responsibilities of a leader, critical thinking, communication and interpersonal skills, management, marketing, finance and global business.

Offering Campuses

  • Islamabad, Wah, Abbottabad, Lahore, Attock, Sahiwal, Vehari, Virtual Campus

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program at CIIT provides students the option to specialize in any of the different areas including Marketing, Finance, Human Resources Management, Entrepreneurship, International Business, Supply Chain Management and Banking and Finance

BS (BA) program prepares students for the competitive world of business by involving them to the real life business experiences and has been designed to: 

  • familiarize students with the fundamental body of theoretical and applied knowledge of business
  • learn new tools and techniques to be applied in multi-cultural environment of globalization, 
  • enable integration of formal academic learning with business related experiential learning.

Offering Campuses

Islamabad, Lahore, Abbottabad,  Wah, Attock, Sahiwal, Vehari,Virtual Campus

Bachelor of Science in Economics program is designed to equip graduates with comparative knowledge of economic theory and applied economics. This program offers a combination of theoretical and practical courses with economic application to illustrate their abilities at workplace. The degree is based around the core of micro and macroeconomics, focusing on behaviour of individuals and firms and broader issues such as employment and inflation. The graduates of this program will be able to work as economists in public or private sector; commercial banks, NGOs, teaching and other institutions involved in training, consultancy, research, and policy development and formulation, and further their education by joining research areas in MS/PhD. 

Offering Campuses

  • Islamabad, Abbottabad, Lahore

Master of Public Administration program enables graduates for smart and effective management of public sector in order to best utilize the available resources and foster thinking process of future nation.

Offering Campuses

Attock, Wah, Virtual Campus

Master of Economics (M.Sc) program is designed to impart theoretical and applied knowledge in the field of Economics at undergraduate level and equips the students with conceptual and analytical skills required to have a better understanding of economic problems. This program also provides students with an opportunity to apply this knowledge by undertaking research and field work. The career potential for the program is enormous and the graduates may find opportunities in the public and private sector national and international organizations, business and furthering their education through MS/PhD.

Offering Campus

  • Vehari

An Executive MBA program provides an opportunity for professionals to obtain a Master’s degree in Business Administration on a schedule that minimizes disruption of work and personal pursuits. This two year MBA (Exe) program will meet the increasing demand for advanced business education which will not only combine text book learning with case study methodology but will also expose professionals to a competitive environment which will facilitate development of their conceptual skills as well as personal growth. It builds on the strengths of our full-time MBA program, and offers rigorous studies. Professional Managers, Leading Industrialist, Learned Senior Faculty and consultants build leadership and analytical skills; a must for SMART Managers.

Offering Campuses

  • Islamabad, Wah, Abbottabad, Lahore, Attock, Sahiwal, Vehari, Virtual Campus

Department of Humanities

Bachelor of Science in Psychology program offers an extensive and diverse selection of courses that are taught both in classroom settings and in the field. This program focuses on several psychological topics such as human development, abnormal psychology, childhood psychology, adolescent psychology, brain and behaviour, cognitive psychology, emotion and motivation, beginning statistics, general psychology, and social psychology, neuropsychological and environmental psychology.

Offering Campuses

Lahore and Islamabad

Master of Arts in English program is designed specifically for the students who want to attain a Master’s level knowledge of English Language and Literature. The program covers the historical development of English, its various genres, through the ages. Moreover, it initiates learners into the theoretical grounding of literature and offers study of literary texts in their social and historical contexts, and ways of interpreting them, theories of learning and teaching language and modern concepts of linguistics. Through directed reading and focused discussion, students are offered the opportunity to develop their skills in textual analysis and to extend their awareness of different ways of reading and creative writing.

Offering Campuses

  • Vehari, Virtual Campus

The Associate Degree in Education (ADE) is a Teacher Education program designed to impart professional teaching to in-service teachers in order to hone their teaching potential and to further develop their pedagogical skills. The program is the first step towards developing and strengthening a community of well trained teachers at the elementary level. The focus of the program is to enhance general education and content knowledge of the  practicing  teachers,  alongside  inculcating  effective  and  innovative  teaching  skills  to augment the essential competencies of the teachers.

Offering Campus

  • Virtual Campus

Department of Physics

Bachelor of Science in Electronics program is launched with emphasis placed on producing scientists in the field of Physical Electronics.  The program trains students in the art of Electronics with reference to Physics and gives them an insight into the working of devices and integrated circuits.  Students start working on their own projects as early as the fourth semester. The different specializations offered include Communications, Control Electronics (industrial), and Microelectronics.

Offering Campus

  • Islamabad

Bachelor of Science in Physics program is designed to train and equip students with the latest developments associated with Physics and its allied technologies. The program pays special attention to work out the fundamental concepts in quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics and electro dynamics. In the final year students will have the option for electives in a number of available areas like micro and nanotechnologies (electronics and optoelectronics), materials science, high energy physics, radiation physics, quantum optics and informatics. The graduates will readily be employed by R&D organizations, and teaching institutions, and for higher studies.

Offering Campuses

  • Islamabad, Lahore

Department of Bio Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics prepares professionals having the breadth of knowledge and skills required for a career in the area of science combining the latest developments in Informatics, Computer Sciences, Functional Genomics, Bimolecular Structures, Proteomics, Cell Metabolism, Biodiversity, Drug and Vaccine Design etc.
It aims to produce professionals with a broad understanding of the molecular processes of life, expression and control of genes, tools used to map and sequence genomes, application of statistical tests of significance, design and use of Informatics techniques with an emphasis on the organization and display interrogation of complex data.

Offering Campuses

  • Islamabad, Sahiwal

CIIT is the pioneer Institution in launching BS Biosciences program in 2007 at its Islamabad Campus. The program perfectly aligns with the graduate study programs being offered by Biosciences Department including MS and PhD. Career opportunities for graduates of this program include the pharmaceutical and biotechnological companies and leading research institutes and universities, together in future mega projects like Center of Excellence in Microbial Genomics, National Center for Proteomics and National Center for Bioinformatics. Further, all pharmaceutical and major biotechnology companies have internal bioinformatics capabilities and programs, especially if they have significant genomics efforts underway. The rapid rise in the Bioinformatics market is driven in part by strategic alliances between companies that have a genomics, pharmacogenomics, or biochip focus.
Our graduates can pursue their career in various domains of public and private sectors such as Health, Agriculture, Genomics, Biotechnology, Information Technology, Energy and Education. The graduating students will be absorbed in private/ government organizations. There would be a great demand for graduates in biotechnologies, such as Health biotechnology, Agriculture biotechnology, and Industrial biotechnology. Our graduates will have prospects of immediate employment in health and agriculture sectors among others. 

Offering Campus

  • Islamabad

Department of Electrical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Electrical (Electronics) Engineering is one of the oldest programs of Electrical Engineering. Electronics engineers have a broad spectrum of knowledge base which allows them to work in areas ranging from maintenance, management, design, and reverse engineering.

Offering Campuses

  • Abbottabad, Islamabad, Lahore

In many countries, including the developed ones, the acute shortage of power engineers is being felt and it is estimated that in next five to ten years the scarcity of power engineers will reach a critical stage With this scenario in mind and the inevitable addition of more power generation units to be set up in Pakistan, CIIT felt the need to offer Electrical (Power) Engineering program at undergraduate level.

Offering Campuses

  • Islamabad, Abbottabad, Attock

Bachelor of Science in Electrical (Computer) Engineering program is one of the most versatile programs offering degree in electrical engineering, giving students the core knowledge and adequate breadth within the field, the emphases being on computer related subjects with specialized courses on computers design, digital electronics and computer science.

Offering Campuses

  • Islamabad, Abbottabad

Bachelor of Science in Electrical (Telecommunication) Engineering Program is one of the most popular undergraduate programs now days. With the advancement in digital communication and a rapid growth in Information Technology and telecommunication sector, a new industrial base has sprung up which requires engineers with more specialized skills in this area. This new industrial base includes the traditional wired communication companies, mobile and cellular companies, wireless local loop operators, and cable and broadband communication companies. As per demands of this new industrial base, this Program includes latest digital technologies as well as traditional communication techniques. For the graduates to have deeper understanding, sub-specialization options being offered include optical communication systems, wireless communication systems and radar, navigational aids, radio and television technologies.

Offering Campus

Islamabad, Lahore

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Program is designed to provide its graduates with a solid educational foundation on which they can build successful and sustainable careers in electrical engineering and related fields. The curriculum of Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering is developed with the objective to facilitate the teaching of common core courses and selection of courses of a particular major area like Power, Telecommunication, Electronics, Computer and Control. To enhance learning, workshops are often held such as ‘Telecommunication Regulations’. Establishment of ‘Center of Advanced Studies in Telecommunication (CAST) at CIIT is another step in this direction. Industrial tours, Project exhibition events like ‘TechnoMoot and EMCOT and seminars on ‘Mobile Technology Development in Pakistan’, ‘High speed Optical Communication’, ‘Design and Development of Multi-channel Digital Filters and their Applications in Tracking’ and advanced mobile communication standards such as WiMAX and LTE etc are some of the strengths of the department.

Offering Campuses

Wah, Attock, Sahiwal

Computer Engineering is an enormously vibrant area of study. It focuses on the design, analysis and application of the computer system. It is a practical field intended to solve real world problems by combining ideas from engineering with basic science. The curriculum of Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering is developed in such ways that during the first year, reinforcement in science and mathematics subjects are provided. During the second year, graduates are reinforced with the Electronic Engineering and Computer Engineering fields. In the third and fourth year, major emphasis is on Computer Architecture and Interfacing, Digital Systems and Computer Science.

Offering Campus

  • Attock, Lahore

Department of Chemical Engineering

During the first year, foundation courses are offered followed by core chemical engineering courses with advanced mathematics during second year.

In the third year, the students are exposed to the breadth of Chemical engineering with advance courses and final year courses focus on providing the depth in the specialization area including Chemical Process Technology-II, Petroleum Refinery Engineering, Chemical Engineering Plant Design, Polymer and Rubber Technology, Oil and Gas Production and Processing.

Offering Campus

  • Lahore

Department of Mechanical Engineering

The broad educational objective of undergraduate program in Mechanical Engineering is to provide a solid foundation of mathematical, scientific and engineering knowledge and to develop the engineering and research skills that will serve students throughout their careers. The Department of Mechanical Engineering aims to attract highly motivated students and prepare them for life-long learning and practice of Mechanical Engineering in industry, government, and academia, develop a sound knowledge through aggressive research that focuses on Mechanical Engineering related science and technology as well as interdisciplinary opportunities, taking into account the local resources, talent and needs and serve as a valuable resource for the people and the industry of the nation.

Offering Campus

  • Sahiwal

Department of Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering is the oldest engineering profession that deals with the design, construction and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment and plays a vital role in the progress and development of a modern society.

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering program at CIIT aims to provide critical learning for broad foundation in structures, environmental engineering, geotechnical, materials, water resources and transportation. Considerable emphasis is placed on group-based, open-ended design projects to provide students with the necessary skills for creative teamwork and to prepare them professionally for diverse employment opportunities. Preparation for professional practice and graduate studies is accomplished through careful selection of technical electives.

Offering Campuses

  • Abbottabad, Wah, Sahiwal

Department of Mathematics

The four year BS program in Mathematics at CIIT is one of the strongest and oldest BS mathematics program in Pakistan, which serves as incubation period to the future researchers. After BS the students come out as hot cakes to get mould into future academicians/researchers.   The BS program aims to provide the students with mathematical skills they need to excel in Mathematics for further studies MS/PhD and work in different above mentioned disciplines. The BS program at CIIT is very rich and fruitful in many perspectives i.e. Diversity, Quality, Exchange Program, and Scholarships.

Offering Semesters

  • Fall and Spring

An M.Sc degree in Mathematics will prepare students with suitable qualifications for jobs in the department of mathematics, statistics, actuarial sciences, mathematical modeling and cryptography; for teaching as well as for research studies leading to MS and further to PhD.
Rapid technological advances demand professionals who can lead in emerging disciplines. The need for improved development in the high-end technology areas including the industrial research and development work can hardly be over-emphasized. One of the main factors associated with this is the use of IT based techniques in teaching and research of mathematics and physics; and the Department of Mathematics takes responsibility to cope with these challenges.
Mathematics has such a wide variety of important applications which creates continuously increasing demand for well-trained mathematicians in many fields. It has relevance to fields of aerospace, oil exploration, electronics, weather prediction, management positions, teaching and research, accounting and financial analysis and defence related disciplines. Our M.Sc degree in Mathematics envisages preparing students with suitable qualifications for related jobs for teaching, research and managerial positions.

Offering Campuses

  • Attock, Sahiwal, and Virtual Campus

Department of Earth Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Earth Sciences program is designed to provide a solid foundation in the fields of geology and geophysics, and prepares students for relevant industry, exploration (petroleum and minerals), government organizations, overseas job market, business and higher education. The program fulfils the demand for professionals capable of performing tasks in petroleum exploration, engineering, mining, economic geology, and geohazards/environmental concerns.

  • For Applied Geophysics Major:
  • F.Sc with Mathematics or equivalent from an accredited institution with minimum of 50% marks OR Diploma in Electrical, Mechanical or Civil Technology from an accredited Polytechnic Institute or College of Technology with minimum of 50% marks.
  • Valid NTS test score as per CIIT policy
  • Offering Campus

    • Abbottabad

    Department of Development Studies

    Bachelor of Science in Development Studies program has been designed in which students have the option to specialize in any of the areas including rural development, environment and development, disaster management, gender and development and development project planning and management

    This program aims at providing prospective students with an:

    • In-depth study of the current and emerging development paradigms, initiatives and debates;
    • Emphasis on sustainable development and its inter-connectedness and importance for Pakistan;
    • Ability to approach and identify micro-development issues emerging from the broader context of globalization; economic and political transformation;
    • Project planning and management skills and ability to carry out and evaluate development programs using different planning and management tools; and
    • Knowledge and skills of conducting action research social surveys using different methods and techniques that lead to seek and evaluate new information in different but relevant contexts.

    Offering Campus

    • Abbottabad

    Master of Development Studies program has been designed with specific focus on courses that mostly base on the emerging and contemporary current trends related to socio-economic development and interrelated spheres within the overall framework of sustainable development. The program has been designed in a way where it leads to professional advancement and increased options and opportunities in the private and public sectors of the regional, national and international markets. Students of this program have the option to specialize in any of the areas including rural development, environment and development, disaster management, gender and development and development project planning and management.

    For those already employed, this program will provide them an opportunity to enhance their professional skills and will prepare them to take up higher positions with greater knowledge of field and broader vision.

    Offering Campus

    • Abbottabad

    Department of Environmental Sciences

    Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences program is designed to meet the demand for professionals, capable of performing tasks such as sample collection, monitoring, data management, instrumentation, calibration, operation and maintenance etc. The department’s teaching and research has been inculcating dynamic studies of Environmental Sciences which prepare graduates to work in a wide array of positions for environmental engineering and consultancy firms, environmental laboratories and other organizations. This program is devised according to the needs of relevant organisations, industry and institutions.

    Offering Campuses

    • Abbottabad, Vehari

    Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology program has been launched at CIIT with the aim to provide the trained human resource in rapidly expanding filed of biotechnology. The graduates and researchers produced would be available to the institutions involved in biotechnology teaching, research, production and services.  The agriculture, health, education, and industry sectors will particularly be benefited as the graduates produced will be instrumental in enhancing efficiency and productivity of institutions belonging to these sectors.  Some of the potential employers are private and public sector universities, colleges and research canters, government institutions, industries including pharmaceutical, food and beverages and several other international organizations.

    Offering Campus

    • Abbottabad

    Department of Pharmacy (Pharm-D)

    Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm-D) is a professional degree program that prepares students for careers as pharmacists in a variety of practice settings. Pharm-D is a five years degree program (ten semesters) with minimum 198 credit hours and clerkship in the clinical setting. The curriculum approved by HEC and Pakistan Pharmacy Council provides an appropriate balance of coursework in biomedical sciences (basic and clinical), pharmaceutical sciences, administrative pharmacy sciences and pharmacy practice. The goal of the curriculum is to train students to be life-long learners who can provide pharmaceutical care in a variety of health care settings including the community, medical institutions, health care facilities, research and development organizations and the pharmaceutical industry as well as for future graduate or professional study. Career opportunities for pharmacists include employment at community pharmacies, hospitals, long-term care, home health, public health, veterinary medicine, drug research and development, academia, and community medical clinics.

    Offering Campus

    • Abbottabad
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    Department of Computer Science

    The Master of Science in Computer Science is a quality research program which draws upon a renowned reputation of excellent quality research. It also depends upon the exceptional teaching quality and facilities of the Computer Science Department at the CIIT. Industrial links enable us to provide a broad based program at a level beyond that of undergraduate degree. The program combines a wide range of taught advanced courses, with a research project undertaken in academia and industry. It aims to impart a sound understanding of the general principles of computer science. It provides sufficient breadth and depth of experience in up - to - date methodologies and in-depth treatment of selected, leading-edge research topics to significantly advance your career prospects within IT industry and to aid you in undertaking research in computer science. In order to accommodate the different needs for further education, recognizing in particular the needs of people in employment, we provide flexible ways of pursuing the MS degree in Computer Science by offering different specializations.

    Academically challenging courses are designed to help students acquire these skills. Students must take responsibility for their own learning: a vital skill in such a rapidly developing field. Students begin by learning core areas such as computer architecture, algorithms and operating systems before they take advance electives in different areas such as databases, networks, graphics, semantic web, artificial intelligence etc., to create a well-rounded program of study. At the end of the degree program, you will have covered the essential aspects of computer science in breadth and depth. Together with team project and possible work placements, the course provides excellent preparation for professional computer scientists. The academic demands of this degree program from its outset are reflected in the additional entry requirements which include Mathematics. Crucially we regard enthusiasm, hard work and commitment as essential to meet the intellectual demands of computer science as a subject of academic study in a vibrant research - oriented environment.

    Offering Campuses

    • Islamabad, Abbottabad, Lahore, Wah, Attock, Sahiwal

    The Master of Science in Information Security (MSIS) is ideally suited for students who want to assume leadership positions in the information security arena. In 24 months, the program enhances a technical education with additional courses in management, information security policy, privacy and other topics essential for the effective development and management of secure information systems. Graduates of the MSIS program become security experts equipped to manage the growing complexities associated with securing data, networks and systems. Through this program, the students will gain a detailed understanding of the interdisciplinary aspects (technical, business, management, policy) of information security, assess the information security risks faced by an organization, design and implement networked, software and distributed systems with information security in mind, acquire a detailed understanding of information security challenges in networks and software systems, gain expertise in both theory and practice of information security, manage the development, acquisition and evolution of a secure information infrastructure, and gain expertise to manage the growing complexities associated with securing data and networks.

    Offering Campus

    • Islamabad

    The Master of Science in Software Engineering is a specialized program which aims to bridge the gap between computer science theory and its practical applications using different technologies and tools. Program will prepare professionals who have a mastery of software development principles, theory, practice, and process to develop high quality software applications and to strive for research solutions against different challenges. Following the said philosophy, the Master of Science in Software Engineering program assists working professional in software engineering field and students who want to extend their skills not only in software development but in research. Advanced courses being taught in this program opens up new avenues for research and development which are crucial in the field of software engineering. All courses being taught at this level includes an extensive coaching, regular classes, practical Laboratory work, and group activities.

    Offering Campus

    • Islamabad

    The Master of Science in Cyber Security program adopts interdisciplinary skill based approach and it has been designed to deliver the skills and knowledge necessary for the current and next generation of security specialists to deal with the increasing challenges regarding Cyber Security. Courses about digital forensics prepare students to examine, identify and investigate computer crimes. After successful completion of the program, the students can employ state of the art techniques in Cyber Security to ensure the safety and well being of data as well as networks. The graduates of this program have careers in police, military, intelligence agencies, e-businesses, e-government, banking, and information security solution provider organizations. This program will expose the students to the recent most advanced technologies in attacking computer and communication systems as well as preventing attacks. Students will have a solid foundation to conduct research and development in new security technologies which will give them a competitive advantage in the industry.

    Offering Campus:

    • Abbottabad

    Department of Management Sciences

    The Master of Science in Management Science program offers a professional graduate course of study designed to provide competency in management and to acquaint the student with a variety of business activities. Considering the market demand, the specialized courses offered relate to General Management, Finance, Marketing, Information Technology Management, Human Resource Management and Business Economics. Further, the students have the opportunity to test the theories learned during the course work to the real world problem through writing dissertation. On successful completion of the program, the graduates will have an excellent opportunity of finding employment in areas with a broad, critical and practical understanding of Management Sciences disciplines. This knowledge makes them ready for a variety of leadership positions not only in contemporary changing business and corporate world but also in academics.

    Offering Campuses:

    • Islamabad, Abbottabad , Wah, Lahore, Attock, Sahiwal, Vehari

    The aim of MS in Energy Management program at CIIT, is to strengthen the alliance between industry and academia in the energy sector and help to create robust business partnerships between organizations and institutes both within Pakistan and with other developing nations. There are, however, only a very few institutions and “think tanks” in the world that focus on Energy Management and Energy Strategies at the national and global levels. Equipped with the knowledge imparted in the Energy courses, the students acquire the capability to break new grounds and produce new knowledge by undertaking research activities in the field of Energy Management.

    The graduates of this program will be able to work in several important and highly demanded jobs including: Energy Analysts, Managerial Positions in the Energy organizations and Energy Intensive Industries, Energy Policy and Planning Strategists, Energy Investment Portfolio Management Officers, CEO of Energy Companies/Utilities Analysts, Energy Consultants, Energy Conservation and Audit Energy Project Management Officers, Energy Environment Specialists, Managers of companies of 21st century (energy efficient and committed to sustainable development).

    Offering Campus:

    • Islamabad

    The Masters of Science in Project Management Program is exclusively designed for those who desire to enter into project management either in their current technical or business fields, or into a new field of expertise as a career change.
    The MS program is prepared to help the scholars in improving their knowledge and skills in the discipline to better manage human resource, risk and change as well as the financial aspects of projects and programs through project management methodologies, tools, principles and philosophies of effective project management in multiple sectors including public, non-governmental and corporate sectors. An integral part of the program is dedicated to the dissertation writing by applying the tools and techniques of project management learned during the course work. The graduates will have job opportunities in both corporate and academic world at the end of program.

     

    Offering Campuses:

    • Islamabad, Abbottabad, Lahore, Attock and Virtual Campus

    The primary objective of banking and finance at CIIT is to develop knowledgeable and capable executives and workforce to move quickly to key positions in the financial services sector and to demonstrate the skills necessary to tackle problems within the complex world of international finance and banking. Graduates of banking and finance are one of the most sought after graduates worldwide and their employment opportunities are practically endless. After the successful completion of the degree, the graduate may work for a public or private organization, do consultancy or work in the field of academia.

    Offering Campuses:

    • Islamabad, Abbottabad, Wah and Virtual Campus

    The MBA curriculum has been designed to develop an in-depth understanding of all business functions. Most importantly, the areas are integrated throughout the curriculum to develop an understating of all aspects of business. The one and half year program will meet the increasing demand for advance business education which will not only combine text book learning with case study methodology but will expose students to an environment which will facilitate development of their conceptual skills as well as personal growth. This program is offered to those who have completed their 16 years of education. Specializations offered include Finance, Marketing, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Human Resource Management, International Business. On successful completion of the course the graduates would have opportunities in practically all the sectors in an economy including telecom, energy, textile and many more.

    Offering Campuses:

    • Islamabad, Abbottabad, Wah, Lahore, Attock, Sahiwal, Virtual Campus

    The two-and-half-year MBA program will meet the increasing demand for advanced business education, which will not only combine text book learning with case study methodology but also expose students to an environment which will facilitate development of their conceptual skills as well as personal growth. This program will be offered to those who do not have a business or management related previous qualification. The basic objective of this program is to provide the students with knowledge of business. Students will be able to understand financial theories and markets, the financial reporting system, and financial analysis, will be able to identify customer needs and participate in the process of developing products and services to meet these needs. They will come to know about production models and distribution systems, and their role in the value creation process. Courses in the MBA program are designed to introduce students to the various areas of business such as accounting, finance, marketing, human resources, operations management, etc.

     

     

    Offering Campuses

    • Islamabad, Lahore

    As the economy continues to expand and diversify, there is growing need for economic expertise for understanding various facts amid increasingly complex economic system. Therefore, the demand for well-educated economics graduates comes from all sectors in an economy i.e. business, industry, academia, government and international development institutions. Considering vast expertise in this field, CIIT is well placed to play an important role in catering to these national and global needs by producing high quality economics graduates. The Graduate Program in Economics would aims to produce graduates who could take up careers in governmental and nongovernmental organization. Besides offering core courses of advanced macro & micro economics, econometrics and mathematics, the program also offers various specialized courses relevant to the real economic world including International Economics, Development economics, Public finance and Agricultural economics.

    Offering Campuses:

    • Islamabad, Abbottabad, Lahore

    The program allows students to develop skills in dealing with strategic marketing problems found in both profit and nonprofit settings. The focus is on a developing a framework for strategic marketing plans with emphasis on consumer and environmental analysis. Market segmentation, product positioning, marketing responsiveness, and competitive reaction will be explored. Furthermore, the program will offer insights into modern strategic marketing, combining topical and practical knowledge with an emphasis on the ability to sense, shape and prepare to meet the needs of the future. Taking a strategic approach, it brings marketing into the 21st century, modernizing it and putting it on a more scientific footing, while reflecting upon major new and escalating challenges that confront business and marketing professionals.

    Offering Campus:

    • Lahore

    Department of Development Studies

    The MS in Development Studies core curriculum integrates substantive knowledge, spanning the disciplines of social, environment and administrative sciences in order to foster the development of cross-disciplinary skills necessary to prepare students for the field of Development Studies. In addition, specific learning outcomes for the program identify essential knowledge and skills that each graduate should acquire throughout the course of the program.

    The MS degree program in Development Studies will be spread over 30 credit hours including 12 credit hours of core courses, 12 credit hours of elective courses and 6 credit hours of research thesis.

    The aim of the Development Studies Program is development of professionals, managers, practitioners, consultants, teachers and students to equip them with transferable knowledge and skills, necessary in the varying fields and disciplines of different 'development' and related subjects. After completing studies, the graduates will be able to thrive in any world class organization and competitive international environment.

    Offering Campus

    Abbottabad

    The program is designed to address the issue of conflict which leads to unfold possibilities of peace and development. This Inter-multidisciplinary program provides key insights and strengths from several disciplines in social sciences, humanities and environmental sciences to provide a comprehensive understanding of the multi-faceted phenomena. The program is started in collaboration with partner Universities (Tribhuvan University (TU), Nepal Ruhana University and Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB) Norway).
    Through a rigorous set of lectures, seminars, research and fieldwork the graduates strives to impart theoretical, methodological, and practical knowledge to operate in a variety of roles at regional, national and international level.

    Offering Campus

    • Abbottabad

    Department of Mathematics

    Master of Science (MS) in Mathematics program aims to provide suitable career in many research organizations/laboratories, both government and private, who maintain independent research staffs which include mathematicians. Their work often deals with the development of new technology, including research in basic physics and software development, as well as applied mathematics. Numerical simulation, such as weather and climate forecasting, depends heavily on the use of supercomputers. At the MS level, graduate would be able to acquire skills for solving problems suggested either by mathematics or by real world questions. Foremost is the ability to break complex issues into smaller, more manageable problems, until a model is reached which can be thoroughly studied and understood.

    Offering Campuses:

    • Islamabad, Lahore, Abbottabad, Attock, Wah

    Department of Statistics

    The Master of Science in Statistics inculcates huge exposure of knowledge and provides the platform to pursue suitable career in the relevant field. The breadth and depth of work will depend on the degree level and the students are encouraged to develop new ideas in research and to apply them in real world problems.

    Offering Campus:

    • Lahore

    Department of Chemistry

    Master of Science (MS) in Chemistry is designed to prepare graduates for higher studies, professional trainings, or immediate employment in academia, Govt. and non-Govt. organizations, industry etc.
    The program accommodates individuals with background of chemistry and allied sciences to pursue advanced research work. Chemistry has seen enormous growth in past few decades with many new applications in medicine, biotechnology, nanotechnology, advanced materials, environmental health, alternative energy sources, forensic sciences, molecular modeling and many more. New developments in chemistry are rapidly transforming from laboratory research to practical applications.

    Offering Campus:

    • Abbottabad

    Department of Environmental Sciences

    Master of Science (MS) in Environmental Sciences program was started in 2005. The aim of the program is to provide students with an opportunity to pursue their ambitions in this broad and multidisciplinary field and to become efficient advocates of environment. The program offers a range of research areas to choose from a wide range of career opportunities. The research oriented program is designed to prepare the graduates for career in environmental consultancy, regulatory agencies, manufacturing and service industry, wildlife management organizations, environment related national and international organizations and academic institutions.

    Offering Campuses:

    • Abbottabad, Vehari

    Master of Science (MS) in Biotechnology program was started in Fall 2009. The program broadly aims at preparing human resource in this emerging area of science of the 21st century with the realization of meeting local, regional and global demands of qualified and well – trained professionals. The specific objectives are to impart and integrate high quality education and research in the discipline of biotechnology and developing human resource with independent, creative and critical thinking and high moral values.

    Offering Campus:

    • Abbottabad

    Master of Science in Sustainable Water Sanitation Health and Development (SWSHD) was launched in Fall 2008 at Abbottabad campus. This is an international program funded by the Norwegian Government and is operating simultaneously at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan, Tri-Bhuwan University, Nepal, and the University of Life Sciences, Norway. This program gives a broad introduction to water sanitation and associated health issues. This would build the required capacity to tailor solutions to local needs related to the UN Millennium Goals for water and sanitation. The students acquire skills to plan, design, implement, manage and communicate appropriate technical solutions suitable to both urban and rural contexts. The diversified teaching and training during the MS program enable the students for careers in environmental consulting, regulatory agencies, manufacturing and service industry, water and sanitation agencies, environment related national, international and multinational organizations, academic institutions and many others.

    Offering Campus:

    • Abbottabad

    Department of Meteorology

    The Master of Science in Meteorology is a versatile program. MS Meteorology is intended for those seeking to become expert in the field of Ocean-Atmosphere climate systems and undertake research challenges to improve Weather and Climate Forecasts.

    Offering Campus:

    • Islamabad

    The Master of Science in Remote Sensing and GIS program is focusing on art of acquiring information about objects, area or phenomenon without physical contact. Geographic Information System (GIS) is a computer based information system used to digitally represent and analyze the geographic features present on the earth's surface and the events that are taking place on it. GIS has been an effective tool for implementation and monitoring of different infrastructures. Department of Meteorology started MS in Remote Sensing and GIS program in 2010. The program aims to provide MS in Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographic Information System will provide immense opportunities in the field of large-scale mapping, updating of existing geographical maps, project planning, decision-making and natural resource management. Students after completion of MS-RS &GIS will be able to his/her career as Project Manager, Sr. System Executive, System Analyst, GIS Engineer, Image Analyst, GIS Programmer, Scientific Officer, Research Scientist and Research Scholar.

    Offering Campus:

    • Islamabad

    Department of Humanities

    The program is aimed at providing the leaders-in-making with the right set of skills and conceptual frameworks to take challenges head-on in the international arena. The program shall draw its foundations on three significant methodologies: leadership, analysis, and administration. The program seeks to provide its students with knowledge, skills and abilities to solve problems through  an  in -depth  analysis  of  the  international relations (IR)  issues  and  challenges which formulate the dimensions of a  problem. The goal of the program is to bring about demonstrable improvement in performance of politics, government, non-profit organizations, international organizations, international business organizations and foreign services by preparing future leaders to have the analytical tools, leadership capabilities, managerial skills and an in-depth understanding of IR issues

    Offering Campus:

    • Islamabad

    The program is designed to provide students an in-depth knowledge of language, linguistics and literature with added areas of interest for research. The program inculcates a thorough understanding of theoretical as well as practical applications of various modern and contemporary developments in the fields of linguistics and literature.  The program will help students to explore the interdisciplinary aspect of language, linguistics, and literature and how these three dimensions interrelate and exist as integral parts of the whole, and yet have an independent existence as well. On the whole, the program is oriented to the study of and impact of literature in the evolution and development of cultural consciousnesses, and its role as an invaluable record of the significant advancements in human civilization. The program also emphasizes the enrichment of knowledge and understanding of concepts, present issues and concerns and up-to-date research in the core areas of linguistics and language. 

    • GAT (General) with 50% marks minimum
    • The duration of studies shall be 04 semesters minimum i.e. 2 years.
    • An MS scholar will have to complete minimum of 30 credit hours by undertaking 24 credit hours course work from approved Scheme of Studies and 6 credit hours of MS Thesis.

     

    Offering Campus:

    • Islamabad and Lahore

    Department of Physics

    The Master of Science in Physics is a thesis based program and offered in a variety of experimental and theoretical research areas which include; materials science, high energy physics, laser and photonics, condensed matter physics, plasma physics, radiation physics, quantum optics, etc. The Department has state of the art experimental facilities for graduate students to carry out their research.

    Offering Campuses:

    • Islamabad, Lahore

    The Master of Science in Nanotechnology program has applications in diverse sectors of the economy, including energy, health, electronics, transportation, environment, and national security. The Department of Physics has a strong faculty with diverse interests and state of the art research facilities in nanosciences and nanotechnology. The Department of Physics feels that this new two-year Master of Science program in nanotechnology will equip scholars with the necessary skills that help the country, especially, in finding alternate energy solutions.

    Offering Campus:

    • Islamabad

    Department of Bio Sciences

    Master of Science in Biosciences aims to produce professionals who have thorough knowledge and skills to develop a career in any discipline of biological sciences. The department is committed to provide the fresh graduates with an environment conducive for learning and critical thinking in different aspects of biological sciences. The Department offers opportunities to the students for learning of research techniques in fields of Plant Sciences, Animal Sciences Microbiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology and Pathology etc. A degree in Biosciences discipline will prepare students for a promising career in the field of teaching, clinical and research institutes, pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology industries etc.

    Offering Campuses:

    • Islamabad, Sahiwal

    The Microbiology and Immunology program covers range of specialized fields, from more applied disciplines such as medical, public health, industrial and food microbiology, to basic fields of immunology, microbial ecology, physiology, genetics of microbes, antibiotic resistance, microbial forensics and host-pathogen interaction. The training through taught courses helps students to understand the disease-causing potential of various pathogenic bacteria, fungi and viruses, and the responses of the immune system. This program will enable students to apply the knowledge of microbiology and immunology to biotechnology, health and other relevant sectors, and will prepare them for suitable careers in areas as diverse as medicine (disease epidemiology), brewing, food spoilage, control of environmental pollution, biotechnology, diagnostics and therapeutics.

    Offering Campus:

    • Islamabad

    The MS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program infuses core concepts of biochemistry and molecular biology as applied to biomedical sciences and plant biotechnology. Core concepts related to biochemistry and molecular biology are taught through the course work consisting of advanced electives and special topics. Our courses expose students to advanced methods in biochemistry and molecular biology, laboratory and literature-based research as well as include a significant number of “hands on” lab-based courses that develop expertise in biochemistry, protein chemistry, cell signaling, vaccine development, molecular biology, and biotechnology concepts and skills. Our graduating students in this program can be an asset to academic, medical, biotechnology, agriculture as well as pharmaceutical industries.  

    Offering Campus:

    Islamabad

    Master of Science in Molecular Genetics program is designed to provide a broad background in major fields of genetics, providing an understanding of concepts that are essential to modern biologists. The subject is aimed to give knowledge of classical genetics followed by its application in functional genomics. This program will help the student to perform techniques of molecular genetics and interpret genetic data towards applied research. In addition to an appropriate depth of knowledge, the students will be prepared to pursue further research in the field selected for the PhD thesis. The degree will prepare the students for suitable careers in the medical research, pharmaceutical companies and biotechnology industries etc.

    Offering Campus:

    Islamabad

    The Master of Science in Molecular Virology program aims to produce graduates with focused and unique understanding as well as expertise in techniques involved in virology. Emergence and re-emergence of infectious diseases, the potential for the introduction of bioterrorism agents like smallpox virus, dengue fever virus etc., resistance acquired by the viruses against antiviral drugs, failure of successful vaccines against lethal viruses like HCV and HIV. Upon successful completion of the degree program, the graduates should be able to apply knowledge of virology in agriculture, animal health and environment and clinical research in an applied context. The degree will prepare students for engaging with the careers in the fields of clinical and research institutes, pharmaceutical companies and biotechnology industries etc.

    Offering Campus:

    • Islamabad

    Modern developments in the fields of health sciences as well as the generation of an exponentially ever increasing data through the associated high-throughput automated laboratory techniques are evidently transforming life sciences into a quantitative science. Rapid advances in computer science and information technology, however, have made it feasible to interpret and analyse the large volume of generated data. The need is growing for scientists who can speak and understand equally well the languages of computational, mathematical/statistical and biological sciences, and can extract the meaningful information from the raw data. This has necessitated the emergence of new field of study – bioinformatics – where the individuals are simultaneously trained in the integrated areas of computer science, statistics, mathematics and molecular biology.
    During the past two decades, bioinformatics has evolved into a full-fledged scientific discipline and expanded to areas such as comparative, structural and functional genomics, next generation sequence (NGS) analysis transcriptomics, proteomics, cellomics, metabolic pathway engineering, computational drug, peptide and enzyme designing as well as the development of integrated bioinformatics solutions such as biological and chemical databases, data analysis, data mining, biomedical text mining and customized tool development etc. The availability of complete genome sequences for human as well as several human pathogens coupled with bioinformatics has revolutionized the understanding the biological processes underlying the physiology of both host and pathogens. An equitable contribution of developing countries, such as Pakistan, in this whole process is not only vital for the economic growth of the country but also of global importance to best reap the profits of human resource world-wide. The Bioinformatics degree will enable students to pursue their careers in industries such as health care, biotechnology, biomedical, pharmaceutical, agrochemicals, renewable energy, environmental protection, software warehouses as well as in teaching and research institutes etc.

    Offering Campus:

    • Islamabad

    Department of Electrical Engineering

    The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program is designed to prepare students for technically demanding careers in industry as well as for post-master's graduate studies in Electrical Engineering. It allows students to take up rigorous and appropriately structured advanced engineering courses for employment/research in industry. The program includes 24 credit hours of course work and 6 credit hours of research work. MS in Electrical Engineering program focuses on the topics ranging from fundamental techniques to cutting edge technologies in Electrical Engineering. Our primary aim is to provide a learning experience which maximizes our students' employability in a competitive job market and subsequently accelerates their career progression with an excellent preparation for PhD studies.

    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 and specialized disciplines. This knowledge makes them ready for a variety of leadership positions in complex contemporary environments and teaching careers in universities.

    Specializations in Electrical Engineering include Computer Engineering, Power and Energy Engineering, Electronic Systems Engineering, Photonic Systems Engineering, Automation and Control Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Networks Engineering, and Communication and Radar Technology.

    Offering Campuses:

    • Islamabad, Abbottabad, Wah, Lahore, Attock

    The Master of Science in Computer Engineering program has been designed for students who wish to broaden and deepen their understanding of computer engineering. The program provides a unique opportunity to develop cutting edge, in-depth knowledge of specific computer engineering disciplines. MS students are encouraged to participate in research with different research groups. The degree requirements include 24 credit hours of course work and 6 credit hours of research work.

    Specializations in Computer Engineering include Communication Systems, Embedded Systems, Image and Signal Processing, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, Computer and Wireless Networks, Software Engineering, Control Systems.

    Offering Campus

    • Islamabad

    The Master of Science (MS) in Renewable Energy Engineering (REE) program will accommodate both full-time students and working professionals. The MS (REE) program is designed to prepare graduates to be energy engineering professionals who have advanced knowledge and skills that enable them to assume a broad range of technical leadership roles.
    The MS (REE) curriculum is built upon core tracks in research methods, innovation and advanced energy engineering. These courses provide the foundation for three required specialized course sequences in renewable energy technologies and six credits of thesis.
    Specializations in Renewable Energy Engineering include Wind Power Systems, Hydro Power Systems, Biofuels and Biomass, Photovoltaic and solar systems, Electrochemical and Fuel Cell Systems, Geothermal and Marine Energy and Energy Efficient Building Systems and Global Energy Issues

    Offering Campus

    • Islamabad

    The Master of Science in Mechatronics Engineering is designed to address the requirements of technology-based-industries. It will give in-depth familiarity in the fundamentals, design, analysis and operation of mechatronic systems. The objective of the program is to provide a course of study which enables the student to work efficiently.

    The objective of the curriculum being taught is to provide an in depth understanding of mechatronic systems to engineers having multidisciplinary background. Curriculum which is recommended, not only addresses the requirement of the industries involved in this field, but also meets the requirements of the students from different disciplines.

    Specializations in Mechatronics Engineering include Robotics Engineering, Industrial automation Engineering, Control and Automation Engineering, Intelligent Machine Engineering, Embedded System Engineering

    Offering Campus

    • Islamabad

    Department of Chemical Engineering

    The graduate Master of Science in Chemical Engineering Program emphasizes the practical application of Chemical Sciences and Technology to cater the needs of society. The program is designed to prepare students for industry, teaching and research careers, and to meet the need for rigorous and advanced training in the applied aspects of modern technology. The objectives of MS degree program in Chemical Engineering are to create new knowledge by participating in the process of discovery and invention, educate the graduate students with a solid background of fundamentals, stretching their imagination, and preparing them for an exciting future, and serve the society through research, education and outreach activities.

    The graduates will have an excellent opportunity in finding employment in areas with a broad, critical and practice - based understanding of Chemical Engineering and specialized disciplines, on successful completion of the this program. This knowledge makes them ready for a variety of leadership positions in complex contemporary environments and teaching careers in universities.

    The Department offers specializations in the following fields:

    • Oil and Gas production and Processing;

     

    • Environmental Technology;
    • Polymer and Rubber Technology;
    • Bio-Chemical Engineering;
    • Textile Processing

     

    Offering Campus

    • Lahore

    Department of Civil Engineering

    The MS in Environmental Engineering is a two year graduate program after BS Engineering. The program spans over 4 semesters with a minimum requirement of 30 credit hours. There is a research project in the last semester of the program in which the students apply their learning in consolidation. The program focuses on the attainment of environmental excellence in civil engineering projects and thereby to deliver improved environmental performance in project specification, design and construction. Closely aligned with industry's needs, this MS degree aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to equip them for a career in environmental engineering. The course prepares students to think and act holistically with regard to environmental and sustainability issues, by developing their ability to make sound judgments in relation to the built and natural environments, while meeting the principles of sustainability.

    The overall objective of the program is to provide advanced education and training for graduates in engineering, science, and related areas to meet current and future needs of environmental engineering in the region. The program emphasizes on providing engineers with an in-depth understanding of the technical, economic and managerial factors and their integration in the specification, design and operation of environmental engineering systems. The MS in Environmental Engineering build an important foundation, with a variety of topics including the modeling and analysis of hydrological systems, atmospheric physics and chemistry, pollution transport, and the impact of environmental pollution on human health. Specialized course topics in water supply, and Industrial and Hazardous Waste Management are also offered. The graduates of this program have career in the most demanding industry.

    Environmental Engineering is an ever-green and demanding field. The demand of environmental engineers in the country in general and Hazara Division, AJK and GB in particular is at its peak. The following facts and figures reinforce the argument to initiate MS in Environmental Engineering at CIIT Abbottabad:

     

    Offering Campus:

    • Abbottabad

    Department of Mechanical Engineering

    Engineering is considered to be an inspired and highly motivated occupation and profession associated to collective human, material, and financial constituency to gratify the requirements of humanity. Mechanical engineering is one of the extensive and most adaptable of the engineering disciplines and vocations. In Pakistan, CIIT is taking lead in the excellence of mechanical engineering teaching and education.

    The most important purpose of the educational program at CIIT is to train engineers for professional practice in the field of quickly progressing technology. This program is surely going to develop autonomy, inventive aptitude, and management as well as the capacity for progressing professional growth. Graduates of Mechanical Engineering discipline need in-depth information of the latest advancements in their fields, and should be acquainted with the recent research and development progression in the highly developed countries. They should also obtain a good gauge of revelation to the issues faced by our developing industrial infrastructure and techniques and strategies to deal with them.

    MS Mechanical Engineering specialization areas include:

    • Design and Manufacturing
    • Thermal and Fluid Sciences
    • Dynamics and Control
    • Modeling and Simulation

    Offering Campus:

    • Sahiwal

    Health Informatics Unit

    The Master of Science in Health Informatics program at CIIT is designed to deliver advanced training in informatics to the health care professionals who want to redirect their careers to become health informatics researchers, as well as those who are interested in integrating health informatics expertise in their current professional roles. This program is likely to appeal to the so-called “early adopters” within the health care environment, health professionals involved in system implementation and individuals with an interest in conducting related research.

    This program requires satisfactory completion of courses of the program and the structure suggested by the department. This includes routine classroom coaching of core and elective courses demonstrated and explained with help of case studies, examples and real life scenarios. Health Informatics Unit offer courses of study ranging from an introductory overview to an intense, full curriculum in Health Informatics, with special emphasis placed on the fields of health information systems, management and health-enabling technologies. Courses of study are offered as part of an innovative curriculum, which involves collaborations with international universities and health care institutions. Health Informatics (HI) focuses on the application of computer information systems to health care and public health. It extends beyond simply using the computer as a tool for computation into the process of knowledge acquisition, storage, retrieval, representation and manipulation of data.

    Offering Campus:

    • Islamabad

    Department of Pharmacy

    The Master of Science in Pharmacy program currently focuses on research training in Pharmaceutics, Pharmacy Practice, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical chemistry and Pharmacognosy. This program includes two semesters of coursework and a further two semesters of research focusing on topics like discovery and evaluation of novel drugs, determination of a drug's effects on the body, delivery methods to improve drug treatment, and how medication is used and applied to enhance patient outcomes. Other areas of research activity include cosmetics, nutraceuticals, herbal medicines, and strategies for assessing individual variations in drug response and clinical research. This program fulfills high demand of scientifically trained young people in the pharmaceutical industry, herbal industry and hospital/community pharmacy and academia

    Offering Campus:

    • Abbottabad

    Department of Earth Sciences

    The Master of Science (MS) in Earth Sciences with specialization in Applied Geology and Applied Geophysics is designed to prepare graduate students for continuation to the PhD level, other professional trainings, or for immediate employment in advanced positions in government, industry, education, and abroad mainly in the Middle East. The program accommodates individual career objectives for those with degrees in Geology, Geophysics and allied fields/relevant subjects to pursue advanced research work and placement in the field. The Earth Sciences has seen enormous growth in past few decades with many new applications in Petroleum Geosciences, Engineering Geology, Economic Geology, Environmental Geology, Earthquake Geology and Geohazard Assessment and computational research. New information is being rapidly transferred from Industry to Academia for practical application.

    Offering Campus:

    • Abbottabad
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    Department of Computer Science

    The Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science program is to produce well groomed computer scientists who are capable of fulfilling the need for computer applications, research, and academia. The program is divided into various stages to make sure that a comprehensive learning is achieved as a strong base for result oriented research in both qualitative and quantitative terms. Furthermore, this program targets to enhance scientific approach for maturing the needs of computing applications in real world scenarios, that's why specific research based, current and future need based, theoretically sound and practical courses are offered. The Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science is challenging and rewarding, which provides training of independent research that enables the scholars to develop real skills in research and subsequently these skills enable our students in career development and in post PhD study.

    The Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science has the tendency to motivate the scholars to bring originality in their research thought process. Special emphasis is given to the professional research development of the scholars through many activities/symposiums that are highly appreciated at both national and international level. Additionally, strong collaborations with renowned world class institutes provide them the facility to make continuous interactions in area of interest which also enhance their scientific approach. In our Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science program, we provide a strong foundation to our students with course work in advance topics of computer science and cross disciplinary areas which set their foundation to meet challenges of quality research and to publish their scientific articles in international conferences and journals as determined by the HEC.

    Offering Campuses:

    • Islamabad , Lahore, Abbottabad, Wah

    Department of Electrical Engineering

    The Department of Electrical Engineering offers Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering and conducts research in various specialized areas. The quality and impact of the research are demonstrated by many highly cited publications in National/International ISI indexed journals. Students enrolled in the program, complete the required number of courses and then proceed to do research in their area of specialization. Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering program is usually completed in three to five years and it requires course work and research work

    Offering Campuses

    • Islamabad, Abbottabad, Lahore, Wah

    The Department of Electrical Engineering encouraged by the Ph.D. faculty in the field of Computer Engineering has launched Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Engineering program. The program is aimed to provide highly skilled manpower for the industry, research organizations and universities. The Electrical Engineering Department has a strong research base reflected by the large number of publications in National/International ISI Indexed Journals. The duration of the program is three to five years which includes course work and research work.

    Offering Campus

    • Islamabad

    Department of Chemical Engineering

    The purpose of the Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering Program is to provide research experience to enable chemical engineering graduates to develop new knowledge in the discipline. The developmental changes in program are continuously incorporated in accordance with the stipulated administrative, academic and research forums.

    The objective of Chemical Engineering PhD Program is to provide a comprehensive and rigorous education to the graduate students. The program is expected to produce chemical engineers who will contribute to the chemical engineering industries worldwide. The graduates of this program will be able to utilize the principles of chemical engineering for addressing the needs of industry, the scientific community, and society. The program is intended to disseminate the research outcomes in the form of industrial solutions, publications and public presentations.

     

     

    Offering Campus

    • Lahore

    Department of Management Sciences

    The doctoral program in management sciences addresses the need to train students to develop and sharpen management theories to enhance their contribution to management education, research and practice. Students acquire advanced knowledge of the literature and theory in the business and management field overall. They also gain theoretical and practical knowledge of advanced research skills, essential for publishing in leading academic journals. The Ph.D. program furnishes opportunities to its graduates in research, academia, business, and public sector. Besides the core courses, specializations are offered broadly in the field of Management and Finance in general and in Human resource, Marketing, Organizational behavior, Islamic finance and Business economics in particular.

    Offering Campuses:

    • Islamabad, Lahore

    Department of Mathematics

    During PhD program, students are prepared for advance research activities along with many jobs in government, business, and industry. Many PhD Mathematicians join the faculty of a university or college, where they not only teach but also conduct research and publish their results in scholarly journals and books. Others take post-doctoral positions at various laboratories around the world, where work of interest to them is being done. Still others pursue careers in corporate research and management.

    Offering Campus:

    • Islamabad, Lahore

    Department of Chemistry

    Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry will equip students with in depth understanding of specialized research areas along with appropriate qualification required for job hunting in the relevant field. Chemistry has a wide range of significant applications that it creates constant demand for well-trained chemists in many fields. There is large number of job opportunities for chemistry graduates in various international and national organizations e.g., NIBGE, PCSIR, PAEC, KRL, NDC, AWC, POF, academic institutes, health departments, mineralogy departments, ministry of environment, agriculture, textile and pharmaceutical industry etc. In order to fulfill the enormous demands of chemists, the PhD program enables an individual to compete and secure a respectable position among scientific community in the relevant field.

    Offering Campus:

    • Abbottabad

    Department of Meteorology

    Currently Department of Meteorology is offering Doctor of Philosophy in Meteorology, which has been started in 2010 with two modules including Module A (Meteorology) and Module B (Remote Sensing and GIS). The duration of studies for PhD shall normally not be less than three years and not more than 5 years. Students have to complete 18 credit hours of course work and then appear in a comprehensive examination. Department of Meteorology, CIIT provides the students with a broad - based theoretical knowledge as well as enhanced experimental research and computational skills to enable them to handle challenging research problems independently and innovatively

    Offering Campus:

    • Islamabad

    Department of Physics

    The Doctor of Philosophy in Physics program offered by the Department of Physics has been contributing significantly in higher education learning. Besides doing theoretical research in a variety of areas like high energy physics, quantum optics, etc., availability of state of the art experimental facilities at the department offers great opportunity to the scholars to carry out research activities in the field of materials science, condensed matter physics, high energy physics, radiation physics, nanotechnology, etc. in accordance with the highest standards set by the international community.

    Offering Campuses:

    • Islamabad, Lahore

    Department of Bio Sciences

    The Doctor of Philosophy in Biosciences aims to explore the principles of biology and organism diversity so that the students develop their critical thinking skills which are essential to assimilate, interpret and impart knowledge. The department provides all possible resources to the students so that they gain maximum knowledge and practical skills needed to be highly competitive for availing the best opportunities in their professional careers. Students are encouraged not only to conceive and develop a research project related to any biological and health issues but also to execute that research project independently. The program offers research in all major disciplines of Biosciences, which includes Microbiology and Immunology, Molecular Biology/Biochemistry, Molecular Genetics, Developmental Biology, Plant Sciences, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics. It also encourages the students to come up with new innovative interdisciplinary ideas and develop new techniques to achieve new heights of success in the relevant field. The PhD graduates are not only trained to develop tools, techniques, diagnostic and therapeutic solutions but also solutions to complex problems in the fields of molecular biology and agriculture sector through use of biotechnology.

    Offering Campus:

    • Islamabad

    The central mission of the Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program is to apply rigorous scientific principles to understand the underlying biochemical and molecular mechanisms of life. Biochemistry and molecular Biology are the knowledge hubs for all other disciplines. The graduates will be able to review, synthesize, critique and integrate relevant concepts, discoveries and applications in Biochemistry or molecular biology and related fields. The curriculum is designed to provide a broad background in protein biochemistry, biotechnology and molecular genetics, in addition to an appropriate depth of knowledge in the field selected for the PhD thesis research.
    Another main objective is to strengthen candidates' knowledge and technical proficiency, preparing them for collaborative, multidisciplinary assignments in several fields and to provide training in the preparation of scientists who are professional leaders, and a source of benefit to the society. The career potential of a biochemist/molecular biologist is very broad. Contributing towards basic or applied research, graduates may get involved as researchers at various research organizations. Graduates may seek jobs in various laboratories housed in universities, medical centers and industrial laboratories (Medical, Pathology and Diagnostics, Forensics, Dairy, Food, Agriculture, Pharmaceutical, Chemical and Cosmetics industries) and can attain a leadership position. Business opportunities do exist as the graduates could get positions in the Biotechnology industry and regulatory agencies.

    Offering Campus:

    • Islamabad

    The Molecular Genetics is suitable for graduates in life sciences, biomedical sciences and allied subjects, as well as people already employed in related fields who wish to improve and update their knowledge and gain valuable experience. The Molecular Genetics is aimed to focus on the molecular aspect of diseases which mainly include heredity diseases. The technical approach of molecular genetics will shed light on molecular pathology of many prevailing diseases in Pakistan that are poorly understood at present, eventually paving the way for economically suitable treatment and prevention strategies. Upon successful completion of this course, graduates should be able to apply knowledge of genetics to clinical research using genetic data in an applied context.

    Offering Campus:

    • Islamabad

    The Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology and Immunology program offers opportunity to work on research problems as diverse as microbial genetics, microbial physiology and biochemistry,  immunology, host-pathogen interactions, functional studies, human susceptibility to infectious diseases, human/livestock, virology, food and water microbiology, medical microbiology, molecular epidemiology to microbial forensics and outbreak investigation, recombinant DNA research and biosensors, drug resistance, vaccine development and targeted drug delivery using phage and nanoencapsulation technologies. The graduating students will be well trained to pursue career in fields of biomedical research, medicine, disease epidemiology, diagnostics and vaccine development, water and food testing for microbes and environmental pollutants, or other health professions, biotechnology and genetic engineering, industrial microbiology and public health.

    Offering Campus:

    • Islamabad

    Department of Environmental Sciences

    The PhD program in environmental sciences acquaint the scholars with critical analysis of the present and future development activities in the light of its ultimate environmental impacts on climate change, water resources and quality, public health and food security and how such influences can be managed at local, regional and national level.

    Offering Campus:

    • Abbottabad

    The program offered enormous research exposure with major focused areas of research include improving agricultural crops and livestock against biotic and abiotic stresses, higher yield, energy potential and production; improving health through drug designing, vaccines production, diagnostics, and DNA fingerprinting; bioremediation of contaminated soils and water and improving industrial processes.

    Offering Campus:

    Abbottabad

    Department of Development Studies

    The Department of Development Studies offers doctoral research program leading to a PhD in the topics related to important development challenges. The department aims to develop close working relationships between students, their supervisors and practitioners’ working in the same area, to enhance the quality of doctoral education. The objective is to encourage research that makes a difference to the lives of the poorest and most vulnerable people in developing countries specifically and world at large. The research program is organized in multidisciplinary areas including vulnerability and poverty reduction; the dynamics of the global environment; the politics of state engagement and public action; social change; social justice; conflict and peace; gender issues; and understanding scientific, socio-economic, technological, institutional and ethical dimensions of development.

    Offering Campus

    • Abbottabad

    Department of Pharmacy

    The Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacy program aims to prepare students for positions in academia, government and the pharmaceutical industry that will require experience and knowledge in the conduct of original investigation related to the pharmaceutical sciences. The department maintains an active research program with emphasis in discovery of anticancer, anti-diabetic, anti-Alzheimer drugs, Targeted drug delivery, enzyme inhibition, cell culture, immune pharmacology, neuro pharmacology and cardiovascular diseases. The activities of department researchers have long been supported by a wide range of funding sources.

    Offering Campus:

    • Abbottabad

    Department of Statistics

    While a career in mathematics can be very attractive, it takes time to acquire the necessary skills, particularly for advance research at the Ph.D. level. Graduate study is essential for most fields. The graduate course sequence for this program provides a foundation upon which more advanced statistics will be built. In graduate study, required course work provides basic training opportunities and then more specialized courses advances the frontiers of research. The course of Applied Statistics in various application areas is offered to acquire experience in modeling the real world, and to learn how statistics can help in problem solving.  This program will also help the students to develop their capacity of reasoning so that they will think more logically and independently in making rational decisions.

    Offering Campus:

    • Lahore