Doctor of Philosophy Program in Electrical Engineering

The department of Electrical Engineering offers PhD program in Electrical Engineering. The minimum course work required in the PhD is 18 credit hours or six courses. The candidate will take courses as specified by his/her supervisor. The Faculty Board of Studies (FBS) of EED can also advise on the required courses. The coursework shall be augmented with a 30 credit hours successful doctoral research for the final PhD thesis defense.

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree program in Electrical Engineering is designed to prepare students for careers in R&D as well as for conducting independent research at the university level. It is offered exclusively as a full-time program. The candidacy for the PhD program is 5 years (including course work requirements). Exceptions may be granted for candidacy extensions by the competent authority of the University.

Exact Title of Program that will appear on the Degree

The exact title of Program that will appear on the degree will be “Doctor of Philosophy”.

  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Admission Test
  • Fellowship
  • Completion of at least 18 years of education (MS/MPhil/equivalent) in Electrical Engineering, or any other related field, from an HEC recognized university. The degree has to be recognized by PEC.
  • Scored at least 70% in the annual system, or CGPA of at least 3.0, in the relevant terminal degree. Thesis work is mandatory.
  • Scored at least 70% in the ITU Graduate Admission Test

General Notes

Note: Per HEC rules, candidates who have completed 12 years of education and obtained degrees other than Matriculation (SSC) or Intermediate (HSSC) may be required to obtain an equivalence certificate from the Inter Board Committee of Chairman (IBCC), Islamabad.

Applicants to the PhD programs have to take the ITU Graduate Admission Test. A minimum score of 70% is required.

The ITU Graduate Admission Test will be held at the ITU campus in Arfa Software Technology Park in Lahore. SOPs as defined by government for the COVID-19 situation will be followed.
For information about dates please click here here.

Entry Test Pattern

ITU has introduced the Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Program for all doctoral candidates enrolled in a full-time course of study at ITU. Each Pre-Doctoral Fellow will be given PKR 80,000 per month.