Ph.D Civil Engineering

Program Detail

Ph.D Civil Engineering

Admission Criteria

In line with the maximum requirement criteria set by HEC for the admission in Ph.D program. Student is require to fulfill the following criteria:

  1. For admission in Ph.D minimum CGPA 3.0 (out of 4.0 in the semester system) Or First Division (in the annual system) in M.Phil./M.S/Equivalent degree in relevant field is required.
  2. A subject test conducted by the national Testing service (NTS) or ETS, USA in the area of specialization by the national testing Service prior to admission for the PhD program.
    • a. In the case of GAT subject test a minimum of 60% marks is required to pass the test.

Performance Requirements

  • A total of 54 credit hours comprised of 18 credit hours course work and 36 credit hours of research work must be completed as Ph.D requirements.
  • Course work is required to be completed preferably in the first year followed by a comprehensive examination for granting candidacy as Ph.D researcher.
  • The final Ph.D dissertation must be evaluated by at least two Ph.D experts form technologically/ academically advanced foreign countries in addition to local committee members.
  • An open public defense of dissertation is essential part of Ph.D program after successful evaluation.
  • Acceptance/Publication of at least one research paper based on Ph.D research work in an HEC approved “X” category journal is a requirement for the award of Ph.D degree.
  • The plagiarism test must be conducted on the dissertation before its submission to the two foreign experts, as per university and HEC policy.
  • A copy of Ph.D dissertation (Both hard and soft) must be submitted to HEC for record in Ph.D country directory and for attestation of Ph.D degree by the HEC in future.

Program Duration

The program duration will be as per HEC criteria.


Note: The Department of Civil Engineering will offer admissions in Ph.D subject to the approval of HEC.

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