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Ph.D. in Engineering Management

This Ph.D. program at SS-CASE-IT is an extensive program that requires the student to exhibit outstanding research capabilities. The degree program especially focuses on finding intellectual solutions (both industrial and academic) with distinct knowledge contributions in the field of ‘Engineering Management’. 

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Students aspiring to be researchers in this program must have exceptional research capabilities with strong academic and industrial knowledge. The program ensures the highest level of original research contributions by enforcing exceptional quality measures at various program milestones such as admission, coursework 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 a national level research eco-system capable of holding engineering management-related challenges. This objective is fulfilled through harvesting novel yet applied ideas to create an impact in our society.

Scope Regarding Market, Social, and Employment Perspective of the Program

This program is unique as it prepares future researchers who are promptly focused on applied aspects of engineering management and result-oriented research. While our Ph.D. program in Engineering Management is always inclined toward conducting and publishing high-quality research in world-renowned journals, we are nevertheless inclined to create impact rather than merely impact factors. 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 toward real-time problem-solving approaches through applied and novel research.

Eligibility Criteria /Admission Requirement of the Program

  1. The candidate must possess at least a four-year Bachelor’s degree in BSc/BE/B. Tech in any Engineering, Computer Science, Architecture, Engineering Technology, B.Tech (Hons) Disciplines (sixteen years of schooling or 4-year of education after FSc), recognized by PEC/NCEAC/PCATP/NTCP or any relevant body recognized by HEC.

  2. MS degree in Engineering Management or relevant discipline (minimum 18 years of formal education) from an HEC-recognized university.

  3. A minimum 3.00/4.00 (or 75% marks) in the MS degree is required.

  4. 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 admission in Ph.D. Engineering Management. The result is to be submitted at the time of application in case of HAT-I as prescribed by the University.

  5. All candidates must complete any other requirement of HEC and SS-CASE-IT for admission to the Ph.D. Program.

  6. The final selection is made by the Board of Advanced Studies at SS-CASE-IT.

Program Duration

Minimum: 3 years (6 semesters) 
Maximum: 6 years

Degree Requirements

  1. Completion, of course, works with a 3.5 CGPA (18 Credit Hours after Ph.D. 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.

Ph.D. 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.

  • Course NoCourse Title (All courses are of three credit hours)
    EM-8101Quantitative and Qualitative Methods
    EM-8102Research Methodology for Engineering Managers
    EM-8103Academic Writing for Engineering Managers

Policy for Registration in MSc Courses

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

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