Department of Management Sciences

PHD in Engineering Management

Brief Introduction of Program

This PhD program at SS CASE IT 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.

Objectives of Program

The objective of Ph.D. Engineering Management Program is to establish national level research eco-system capable of holding engineering management related challenges. This objective is fulfilled through harvesting novel yet applied ideas to create impact in our society.

Scope Regarding Market, Social and Employment Perspective of Program

This program is unique as it prepares the future researchers who are promptly focused towards applied aspects of engineering management and result oriented research. While our PhD program in Engineering Management is always inclined towards conducting and publishing high quality research in world renowned journals, we are nevertheless inclined to create impact rather than merely impact-factor. We have been able to produce world-class PhDs in Engineering Management and are proud of our heritage as a pioneering institute in Pakistan capable of harnessing the research potential of working professionals and directing it towards real time problem solving approach through applied and novel research.

Admission Requirements of the Program
  1. The candidate must possess at least a four year Bachelor’s 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. Higher Education Aptitude Test (HAT-I) passed with minimum 70% marks or SS CASE IT test as per GRE pattern with 70% minimum passing marks required for the admission in PhD Engineering Management. Result is to be submitted at the time of application in case of HAT-I as prescribed by the University.

  4. All candidates must complete any other requirement of HEC and SS CASE IT for admission in the PhD Program.

  5. Final selection is made by Board of Advanced Studies at SS-CASE-IT.

Program Duration
  1. Minimum: 3 years (6 semesters)

  2. Maximum: 6 years

Semester Wise break-up of Credit Hours
Semester Credit Requirement
Spring 09 (Maximum)
Fall 09 (Maximum)
CREDIT HOURS REQUIREMENT
Category Credit Requirement
Core Courses 09
Optional Courses 09
Postgraduate Research Thesis 30 (Minimum)
Total Hours Required 48 (Minimum)
Degree Requirements
  1. Completion of course works with 3.5 CGPA (18 Credit Hours after PhD admission).

  2. Passing Qualifying / Comprehensive Examination.

  3. Qualifying Proposal Defense.

  4. At least one publication in ISI INDEXED IMPACT FACTOR JOURNAL from HEC approved list
    OR
    Two publications:

    1. One in HEC approved journals

    2. Second in Scoupus indexed journals.

  5. Successful Pre-Final Defense of thesis before foreign evaluation

  6. Satisfactory reviews from two experts from technologically / academically advanced countries.

  7. Successful Final Defense of thesis written in the prescribed format.

PhD Thesis Review Policy

Satisfactory reviews from two experts from technologically / academically advanced countries.

Policy for Publication of Paper in HEC Recognized Journals

At least one publication in ISI INDEXED IMPACT FACTOR JOURNAL from HEC approved list OR Two publications:

  1. One in HEC approved journals

  2. Second in Scoupus indexed journals.

Core Courses
  1. EM-8101 Quantitative and Qualitative Methods

  2. EM-8102 Research Methodology for Engineering Managers

  3. EM-8103 Academic Writing for Engineering Managers

Elective Courses
  1. EM-8104 Operation Research & Optimization

  2. EM-8105 Total Quality Management

  3. EM-8106 Advanced Engineering Statistics & Design of Experiment

  4. EM-8107 Big Data Analysis & Knowledge Management

  5. EM-8999 Postgraduate Research Thesis (Compulsory)

Policy for Registration in MSc Courses

PhD student may register in MSc. EM courses with written endorsement of his/her Supervisor as an optional subject with a maximum of six credit hours passing with at least B+ grade.

Note: Students can take these courses subject to department guidelines issued every semester within time table.