Department of Electrical Engineering


BS Electrical Engineering is a broad-based bachelor’s degree program which is duly accredited by PEC at level-II, Washington Accord, and includes the study of subjects like Digital and Analog Electronics, Electromagnetic Fields, Control Systems, Communication Systems, Power Engineering, etc. The curriculum is in line with the requirements of Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) and is comprehensive enough to meet all challenges and requirements of the field of Electrical Engineering at national and international levels. The program provides the students with the skills required for a broad range of jobs in industry, government, academia, business, and R&D organizations.

In an attempt to better serve our undergraduate students and to shorten the time between their discovering a problem and getting advice concerning its solution, the Department has set up an open advising system that provides counseling and support to the students in getting through academic and administrative issues and establishing a smooth working relationship within the Department. Each faculty member is assigned the duty of a class advisor, and the students are encouraged to interact with him/her as well as with the entire faculty, so that, after the completion of BS program, they have better understanding of their field of choice.

The courses in the first four semesters of the program are same for all students; however, from the fifth semester and after, elective courses are offered to make provision for the four major streams, that is, Electronics Engineering, Telecom Engineering, Power Engineering and Computer Engineering. The courses are so designed that they establish strong academic foundation and ascertain the candidates’ knowledge and skills for specialized and career-oriented opportunities.

After the completion of the program, the degree of BS Electrical Engineering is conferred upon the students; with the transcript clearly reflecting the sequence of subjects as per adopted stream. The program spans over four years (eight semesters) and comprises 136 credit hours.

The Department of Electrical Engineering also offers MS program which essentially entails specialization in Communication Systems, Digital Signal Processing, and Electrical Power and Control Systems.

The MS program in Communication Systems involves studying advanced courses like Wireless Communications, Digital Modulation Techniques, Secure Communication, Telecommunication, Switching, and Cryptography. While, the MS program in Signal Processing deals with advanced courses such as DSP, Digital Image Processing, Adaptive Signal Processing, Computer and Machine Vision, and Advanced Computer Networks. The MS program in Electrical Power and Control Systems, on the other hand, exposes the students to Electrical Power Systems, Machine Drives, High Voltage Engineering, Renewable Energy, Linear Control Systems, Robust Control, Adaptive Control, and Fuzzy Control Systems.

A student is required to study eight advanced courses and complete a research thesis of six credit hours on the assigned topic. Although the Department exhorts all MS students to opt for research thesis; still, an option is available to take two additional courses in lieu of thesis to qualify for the award of degree.

An MS degree in Electrical Engineering from HITEC University opens the doors for excellent job opportunities in telecommunication, power sector, and process industries as well as strategic organizations in the country and abroad. MS qualified electrical engineering postgraduates are also readily accepted in academic institutions.

PhD in Electrical Engineering is offered as per the guidelines of Higher Education Commission (HEC). The desirous candidates must possess MS degree (18 years) with a minimum CPGA of 3.00, out of 4.00.

The program comprises of 18 credit hours of coursework and 30 credit hours of research and a doctorate dissertation. The courses are selected in consultation with the PhD supervisor, from the list of graduate courses.

The completion of coursework is followed by a comprehensive examination for granting PhD candidacy. The PhD dissertation is evaluated by three experts: one Pakistani and two from technologically advanced countries. Subsequent to positive evaluation from these experts, the PhD scholar is required to undertake an open defense to fulfill the degree requirements.

A minimum residency of two years at the University campus and publishing at least one research paper in an impact factor journal of good repute is also an essential requirement to earn a PhD degree.