Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Computer Engineering

Program Overview

The world is rapidly progressing and technology has become an essential part of our lives. Computer Engineering is a field that plays a crucial role in shaping the technology of today and tomorrow. With new innovation emerging every day, pursuing a PhD in Computer Engineering can open doors to a plethora of opportunities in this exciting field. The PhD Computer Engineering of the ECE Department offers a comprehensive and advance program in Computer Engineering. With the strong focus on industry collaboration, the Computer 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 expose them to the global careers. Graduate 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.

Research Focus

  • Wireless communication and networks
  • Signal processing
  • Image processing and medical imaging
  • Robotics
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • FPGA and hardware design.


  • Students are required to register and pass 06 graduate level courses as mentioned in the scheme of studies and successfully defend their thesis.

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Career Opportunities

Most of our graduates are working in academia. Some of the graduates go abroad for post-doctorate. Some of the graduates are working in industry.

Ph.D. Eligibility Criteria

  • MS/M.Phil. degree in the relevant field from an accredited educational institution
  • Minimum CGPA of 3 out of 4 (semester system) OR 70% marks (annual system)
  • No 3rd division throughout the academic career
  • NTS GAT Subject test minimum score of 60

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Scholarships Available

Following are the available scholarship opportunities.

  1. USAID Graduate Scholarship
  2. 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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