CASE
 
 
Ph.D. Engineering Management

This PhD program at CASE is an extensive program that requires the student to exhibit outstanding research capabilities. The degree program specially focuses on finding intellectual solution (both industrial and academic) with distinct knowledge contributions in the field of ‘Engineering Management’. Students aspiring to be researchers in this program must have exceptional research capabilities with strong academic and industrial knowledge. The program ensures highest level of original research contributions by enforcing exceptional quality measures at various program milestones such as admission, course work completion, doctoral qualifying exam, proposal defense, final defense, publications fulfillment and various formal and informal reviews.

Notes:
  • Being PhD scholar at CASE, students have to fulfill additional requirements imposed by the department to meet various program tasks and milestones. Details of these additional requirements are available with the department office.
  • PhD Admissions are offered subject to the availability of the supervisors in the desired area of research in the Department.
 
Eligibility Criteria
 
  1. The candidate must possess at least a four year Bachelors degree (PEC recognized) or equivalent and an MS degree in Engineering Management or relevant discipline (minimum 18 years of formal education) from an HEC recognized university.
  2. A minimum 3.00/4.00 (or 75% marks) in the MS degree is required.
  3. Student has to pass the admission test (both CASE and UET) and interview (CASE). Minimum pass marks will be 70%.
  4. All candidates must complete any other requirement of HEC and UET Taxila for admission in the PhD Program.
  5. Final selection is made by Board of Advanced Studies at CASE and UET Taxila.
 
Credit Hours Requirement
Category Credit Requirement
Core Courses 09
Optional Courses 09
Postgraduate Research Thesis 30 (Minimum)
Total Hours Required 48 (Minimum)
 
 
Core Courses
Course No. Course Title (All courses are of three credit hours)
PhD-7601 Advanced Engineering Mathematics
PhD-7602 Simulation and Modeling
PhD-7603 Advanced Statistics and Data Mining
 
 
Optional Courses
Course No. Course Title (All courses are of three credit hours)
EM-7104 Information Engineering & Global Perspective
EM-7105 Advanced Topics in Engineering Management
EM-7106 Simulation of Business Processes
EM-7107 Multi Criteria Decision Making
EM-7100 Postgraduate Research Thesis (Compulsory)
 
 
Note: Students can take these courses subject to department guidelines issued every semester within time table.
 
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS BY DEPARTMENT FOR PHD STUDENTS:
In addition to the requirements of HEC, UET/QAU and CASE (department of higher studies), students must cater to the following important rules for completion of their PhD degree:
  1. All students must complete full course work.
  2. Students with incomplete course work cannot register for research thesis and neither can they opt for research proposal defense.
  3. At max, student can appear two times for the PhD Proposal Defense, Final Defense and Pre Final Defense.Students are requested to email the department for the format of PhD Proposal Defense and the format of the presentation (Proposal, Pre Final and Final Defense).These documents are also available on CASE website in the “DOWNLOAD” section.
  4. Student must follow the DQE guidelines provided separately.
  5. All PhD students must maintain a CGPA of 3.5 throughout their PhD degree. It is important to note that students cannot register for research hours if their CGPA in their course work is < 3.5.
 
IMPORTANT NOTES FOR ALL STUDENTS:
  1. Students receive necessary guidelines from department before and at the time of registration in each semester.
  2. PhD scholars must contact the academic department for understanding course work requirement of their PhD degree.
  3. The Department’s Boards may ask students to take additional elective courses in any degree.
  4. All thesis documents must undergo plagiarism check (TURNITIN based) as well as language check (preferably from an English language expert).
  5. Final copy of all thesis would be sent to convener of STEM society.
  6. All prior degrees must be from HEC recognized universities/institutions.
  7. CASE has the right to change eligibility criteria as and when required.
  8. Students (applying in various degree) having CGPA instead of percentage should provide equivalence/conversion certificate from their respective universities/institutions.
  9. Students are requested to confirm their maximum course work duration time and total degree time from the department.
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