MS in Electrical Engineering

Program Overview

The world is rapidly progressing and technology has become an essential part of our lives. Electrical Engineering is a field that plays a crucial role in shaping the technology of today and tomorrow. With new innovations emerging every day, pursuing a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering can open doors to several opportunities in this exciting field. The MS Electrical Engineering of the ECE Department offers a comprehensive and advanced program in Electrical Engineering. The Electrical Engineering program at ECE Department offers students opportunities to work on cutting-edge research projects, gain experience of addressing the real-world problems in their research and develop a professional network at national as well as international level that prepares them for global careers. Graduates of this program are well-equipped to pursue a variety of career paths in related fields both in Pakistan and around the world.

  • The primary objective of our graduate programs is to impart education and training to a student in the area of interest for pursuing graduate studies, to inculcate the spirit of learning in the student, and enhance his/her research orientation, critical thinking, research analysis capabilities, hypothesis testing and report writing skills. The following streams are being offered in the program
  1. Computing and Electronics
  2. Communication and Networks
  3. Electrical Power and Smart Grid Systems
  4. Control and Automation
  5. Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
  6. Biomedical Signal and Image Processing
  7. Robotics
  8. Internet of Things


Table: Program Structure of MS Electrical Engineering

Minimum Duration
i. Minimum Duration: 2 Years
ii. Minimum No. of Semesters: 4
MS with Thesis Option
  Minimum No. of Courses Minimum No. of Credit hour
a. No. of Core Courses 2-3 6-9
b. Specialized/ Area Elective course 3-5 9-15
c. Open/Cross Area Elective Courses 1-3 3-9
Total credit hour of course work 08 24
MS Thesis   06
Total Credit hour of the Program   30
MS with Non-Thesis Option
  Minimum No. of Courses Minimum No. of Credit hour
a. No. of Core Courses 2-3 6-9
b. Specialized/ Area Elective course 3-5 9-15
c. Open/Cross Area Elective Courses 1-3 3-9
d. Extra Courses (in lieu of MS Thesis) 02 06
Total credit hour of course work 10 30
MS Project/Report (non-credit hour)*   0
Total Credit hour of the Program   30
* This is mandatory for the completion of degree requirement.

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Research Opportunities

CUI Islamabad campus offers research opportunities in wireless communication & networks, signal & image processing, medical imaging, power & energy, control & automation, artificial intelligence & machine learning, antenna design, power electronics, electrical machines, FPGA & hardware design.

Career Opportunities

Graduates enhance their employability in public and private sector in Pakistan and abroad. Those who choose thesis option can pursue PhD degree around the world.

MS Eligibility Criteria

  • 16 years degree in the relevant field from an accredited educational institution
  • Minimum CGPA of 2.5 out of 4 (semester system) OR 1st division (annual system)
  • No 3rd division throughout the academic career
  • NTS GAT General test minimum score of 50

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Scholarships available

Following are the available scholarship opportunities

  1. Invitation of Applications for Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF) Master Level Scholarship for the year 2022-23 (Fall - 2022 and Spring - 2023 Intakes Only).
  2. USAID Graduate Scholarship
  3. Announcement of Qarz-e-Hasna
Get in touch with us
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Academic Block 1, CUI
Park Road, Tarlai Kalan,
Islamabad 45550, Pakistan.


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