Faculty of Engineering
Dean: Prof. Dr.Shahid Ahmed Khan
The Electrical Engineering Department at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology offers unique opportunities for education, research and innovation. The Electrical Engineering Department was founded in 1999 to meet the increasing demand for highly educated engineering graduates.
Now, after more than nine years, Electrical Engineering Department has grown beyond expectations and is consistently ranked among the top ten Engineering Departments of Pakistan by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.
Since its inception, Electrical Engineering Department has been active in recruiting outstanding new faculty members to support its teaching and research activities and we continuously add significantly to this faculty base. Under the umbrella of Faculty development program every year we send a number of our faculty members for higher education and short-term scientific and research training in well reputed International universities and institutes. Our young and highly qualified faculty members have tremendous potential to change the traditional way of thinking about engineering education, pedagogy and research excellence. I am convinced that as it continues to mature and expand it will emerge as an internationally recognized centre of excellence in the field of Electrical Engineering. Our faculty members are conducting research in the core areas of Electrical Engineering including Wireless Communications, Microwave Engineering, Signal and Image Processing, Data Communication And Computer Networks, VLSI, Embedded Systems, Optoelectronics and Photonic Systems, and Renewable Energy.
Since the establishment of Electrical Engineering Department we have increased our student body to over 6,000 students at different campuses of COMSATS Institute of Information Technology. The Electrical Engineering Department is distinguished by the extraordinary excellence of its students. Our students rank in the top tier statistically, come from all over the Pakistan and represent a rich blend of diverse cultural backgrounds.
When it comes to career development and planning, students at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology are supported by marvelous services of our career development center and advice from our newly-established Industrial Liaison office. The Industrial liaison office works closely with career development office to liaise with relevant employers in order to learn their hiring priorities and guide the students accordingly. These arrangements reflect CIIT’s commitment in enabling all of our students to access the maximum possible range of career opportunities in the engineering industry.
We offer undergraduate degree programs at different Campuses of CIIT in Telecommunication Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Electrical Power Engineering and Computer Engineering. Proposals for undergraduate programs in Mechanical and Civil Engineering are under-consideration. We also offer MS and PhD degree programs in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. Some more MS and PhD programs are under development in collaboration with International Universities, as we have working relationship with quite a few International Universities, and these programs will be offered in near future. In support of research and training, we have established a Center of Advanced Studies in Telecommunication (CAST) at Islamabad Campus and similar centers of excellence in other areas of Electrical Engineering are going to be established in other campuses of CIIT.
Our newly developed campuses are equipped with state-of-art teaching and research labs, new libraries (one of the largest in the country), modern teaching aids and supplemented with wide range of facilities for extracurricular activities. Apart from educational excellence, we recognize that the choice of an institution is influenced by practical concerns such as location and cost. Our campuses are located at very convenient places and we are also striving to keep our tuition fee well-below the tuition fee charged by many other institutions of the country.
Our past achievements are a source of pride for CIIT and many more exciting changes are planned for the years to come. These changes are premeditated to ensure that the Engineering department at CIIT remains one of the leading institutions nationally as well as internationally. This is the best time to be a student at department of Engineering at CIIT and take full advantage of its rich learning environment.
Dr. Shahid Ahmed Khan
Professor of Radio-Communications
Dean, Faculty of Engineering
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Islamabad, Pakistan
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