Air University (Pakistan Air Force)

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Air University
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Air University
Motto Taking Academic Excellence To New Heights
Established 2002 (2002)
Type Public
Chancellor Chairman HEC
Vice-Chancellor Dr. Ijaz Ahmad Malik
Registrar Ghulam Mujaddid
Location Islamabad and Multan Campuses, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan
Campus Urban
Colours Black, Outer space, Jordy            
Nickname AU
Affiliations PEC, HEC, ACU, IAU
Website www.au.edu.pk/default.htm

The Air University (AU) (Urdu: ائیریونیورسٹی‎), is a public research university located in Islamabad and Multan, Pakistan.[1]

Established by the PAF after seeing the success of Navy's own public university project, its status is also granted as civilian and offers various programmes in undergraduate, post-graduate, and doctoral studies.[2] The university is under the management of PAF's education command.[3] The university is noted for its strong emphasis on engineering, business management and humanities. Majority of its students are civilians.[2]

The university was ranked among country's top ten and most notable universities in "Engineering & Technology" category by the HEC in 2010.[4] In addition, the university is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities of the United Kingdom.[5]

Campus[edit]

Islamabad campus[edit]

The Air University's main campus is located in Sector E-9, Islamabad, Pakistan. The University's major faculties and departments are given below:

  • Faculty of Engineering
    • Department of Electrical Engineering
    • Department of Mechatronics Engineering
  • Faculty of Basic & Applied Sciences
    • Department of Computer Science & Engineering
    • Department of Physics
    • Department of Mathematics
  • Faculty of Administrative Sciences
    • Department of Business Administration
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
    • Department of Humanities
  • Institute of Avionics and Aeronautics
    • Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
    • Department of Avionics Engineering

Multan campus[edit]

Air University has established its new campus at 82-Abdali Road, Multan Cantonmemt, which was launched in spring 2011.

Programs[edit]

Air University Islamabad offers:

Bachelor Programmes

  • Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (BE-E)
    • Electronics
    • Telecommunication
    • Power
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics Engineering (BE-MT)
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (BE-ME)
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BS-CS)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA-Honours)

Master Programmes

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    • MBA 1-1/2 Years.
    • MBA 3-1/2 Years
  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MS EE)

Specialization Offered:

    • Digital Communication Systems
    • Control systems
    • Radar System Engineering
  • Master of Sciences Mechatronics Engineering(MS MT)
  • MS in Mathematical Modeling and Scientific Computing
  • MS Applied Physics
  • Ms Avionics Engineering
  • MS Management Sciences(MSMGT)
  • MS in Aerospace Engineering
  • MS in Mechanical Engineering

PHD Programmes

  • PhD in Management Sciences
  • PhD in Electrical Engineering
  • PhD in Avionics Engineering
  • PhD in Aerospace Engineering
  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering
  • PhD in Mechatronics Engineering
  • PhD in English Linguistics and Literature

Academics[edit]

Profile[edit]

AU is a model university established by the Pakistan Air Force. The student body consists of over 3,500 students. In 2010, nearly 10,000 candidates applied for the undergraduate programs at AU. AU has over 120 full-time employed faculty staff. Professors and lecturers are part of the visiting faculty. In addition to this, professors from universities around the world visit AU under collaborative arrangements.

The majority of the faculty members have PhD and M.Phil degrees from renowned and well-reputed universities from all around the world.[citation needed]

Admissions[edit]

Admission to engineering undergraduate courses in Air University is based primarily on an interview along with a written entrance test. Candidates who have cleared SAT I and SAT II within the last one year are exempted from the university admission test.

Eligibility Criteria for Bachelor Programmes[edit]

Bachelor in Business Administration[edit]
  • Applicants must have passed: The Intermediate (Part I and II) examination of any Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education in Pakistan. Applicants must have scored 50% or more marks. OR An examination equivalent to Intermediate. Such candidates are required to submit an Equivalence Certificate issued by the Inter Board Chairman Committee, Islamabad, before the semester starts. This certificate must indicate the marks equivalent to marks in the Intermediate examination. OR The GCE 'A' level examination with three subjects. Such candidates are required to submit an Equivalence Certificate issued by the Inter Board Chairman Committee, Islamabad, before the semester starts. This certificate must indicate the marks equivalent to marks in the Intermediate examination.
  • Applicants awaiting results may be given provisional admission until the declaration of their respective results. Only those scoring 50% or more marks shall be considered. Those scoring less than 50% marks shall have their provisional admissions cancelled and shall be withdrawn from their respective programs.
  • Applicants scoring minimum passing marks in the Intermediate or in GCE ‘A’ level or in any other examination equivalent to the intermediate are eligible for admission. Those getting partial pass results due to any reason, or who are required to appear in compartment/supplementary paper(s), are not eligible for admission even if their aggregate marks are 50% or more in their respective examination.
  • The absolute value of percentage is considered as final; it is not rounded off to the next whole number, e.g., 49.9% is considered 49.9% and NOT 50%.
  • Candidates who qualify the Admission Test will appear in an interview for final selection.
Bachelor of Electrical Engineering / Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering / Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering[edit]
  • Applicants must have passed: Intermediate (Part I and II) examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics from any Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education in Pakistan. Applicant must have scored 60% or more marks, OR An examination equivalent to Intermediate. Such candidates are required to submit an Equivalence Certificate issued by the Inter Board Chairman Committee, Islamabad before the semester starts. This certificate must indicate the marks equivalent to marks in Intermediate, OR GCE ‘A’ level examination with three subjects (Physics, Chemistry, and Math.). The candidates are required to submit an Equivalence Certificate issued by the Inter Board Chairman Committee, Islamabad before the semester starts. This certificate must indicate the marks equivalent to marks in Intermediate.
  • Applicants awaiting results shall be given provisional admission until declaration of their respective results. Applicants scoring 60%. or more marks shall only be granted admission. Those scoring less than 60% marks shall have their provisional admission cancelled and they shall be withdrawn from their respective program. Upon announcement of results, only those applicants shall be granted admission, who pass ALL the subjects and score at least 60% marks. Applicants getting partial pass result, due to any reason, or required to appear in compartment/ supplementary paper(s) shall not be eligible for admission, even if their aggregate marks are 60% or more.
  • The absolute value of percentage is considered as final; it is not rounded off to the next whole number, e.g., 59.9% is considered 59.9% and NOT 60%.
  • Candidates who qualify the Admission Test, will appear in the interview for final selection.
Bachelor of Science in Computer Sciences (BSCS)[edit]
  • Applicants must have passed: The Intermediate (Part I and II) examination with Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry or Computer Studies from any Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education in Pakistan. Applicant must have scored 50% or more marks. OR An examination equivalent to the Intermediate. Such candidates are required to submit an Equivalence Certificate issued by the Inter-Board Chairman Committee, Islamabad before the semester starts. This certificate must indicate the marks equivalent to marks in the Intermediate examination. OR The GCE 'A' level examination with three subjects (Physics, Math and Chemistry or Computer Study). Such candidates are required to submit an Equivalence Certificate issued by the Inter Board Chairman Committee, Islamabad before the semester starts. This certificate must indicate the marks equivalent to marks in the Intermediate examination.
  • Applicants awaiting results may be given provisional admission until declaration of their respective results. Only those scoring 50% or more marks are considered. Those scoring less than 50% marks shall have their provisional admissions cancelled and shall be withdrawn from their respective programs. Upon announcement of results, only those applicants shall be granted admission, which pass ALL the subjects and score at least 50% marks. Applicants getting partial pass result due to any reason, or who are required to appear in compartment/ supplementary paper(s), are not eligible for admission even if their aggregate marks are 50% or more.
  • The absolute value of percentage is considered as final; it is not rounded off to the next whole number, e.g., 49.9% is considered 49.9% and NOT 50%.
  • Candidates who qualify the Admission Test will appear in an interview for final selection.

Eligibility Criteria for Master Programmes[edit]

MS /M.Phil in Linguistics and Literature[edit]
  • Master in English or Four years Bachelor Degree in English with minimum 45% marks from HEC recognized institute or equivalent.
  • For award of MS degree HEC requires GRE General / GAT-General Test (at least 50% score). This must be passed before the date of admission in the MS Program.
  • Candidates who qualify the Admission Test will appear for an interview for final selection.
Master of Business Administration 1-1/2 Year[edit]
  • BBA Hons (124-136 Cr. Hrs), with 2.5 CGPA or 60% marks.
  • Candidates who qualify the Admission Test will appear in an interview for final selection.
Master of Business Administration 3-1/2 Year[edit]
  • BA/BSc./B.Com with 2.0/4.0 CGPA or 50% marks.
  • Candidates who qualify the Admission Test will appear in an interview for final selection.
MS in Applied Physics[edit]
  • Specialization in Renewable Energy / Nano Science & Technology / Computational Physics.
  • M.Sc Physics / BS Physics / BS Engineering from HEC recognized institute with minimum CGPA 2.5/4.00 or equivalent.
  • For award of MS degree HEC requires GRE General / GAT-General Test (at least 50% score). This must be passed before the date of admission in the MS Program
  • Test & selection Interview
Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering[edit]
  • Specialization in Fluid Dynamics/Solid Mechanics
  • Mechatronics / Mechanical / Chemical ) with minimum CGPA 2.00/4.00 or equivalent.
  • For award of MS degree HEC requires GRE General / GAT-General Test (at least 50% score). This must be passed before the date of admission in the MS Program
  • Candidates will appear for an interview for the purpose of final selection.
Master of Science in Avionics Engineering[edit]

Specialization in Control Systems Engineering

  • BE/B.Sc.Engineering(Electrical/Electronics/Avionics/ Computer/ Telecom/ Aerospace/Mechanical/ Mechatronics), Minimum CGPA 2.00/4.00 or equivalent.
  • For award of MS degree HEC requires GRE General / GAT-General Test (at least 50% score). This must be passed before the date of admission in the MS Program.
  • Candidates will appear in an interview for final selection.

Specialization in Communication Systems Engineering

  • BE/B.Sc . Engineering (Electrical/Electronics/Avionics/ Computer/ Telecom), Minimum CGPA 2.00/4.00 or equivalent
  • For award of MS degree HEC requires GRE General / GAT-General Test (at least 50% score). This must be passed before the date of admission in the MS Program.
  • Candidates will appear in an interview for final selection.

Specialization in Signal and Image Processing Engineering

  • BBE / B.Sc. Engineering (Electrical/ Electronics/ Avionics/ Computer/ Telecom), Minimum CGPA 2.00/4.00 or equivalent
  • For award of MS degree HEC requires GRE General / GAT-General Test (at least 50% score). This must be passed before the date of admission in the MS Program.
  • Candidates will appear in an interview for final selection.

Specialization in Microwave Engineering

  • BE / B.Sc. Engineering (Electrical/ Electronics /Avionics), Minimum CGPA 2.00/4.00 or equivalent
  • For award of MS degree HEC requires GRE General / GAT-General Test (at least 50% score). This must be passed before the date of admission in the MS Program.
  • Candidates will appear in an interview for final Selection.
Master of Science in Information Security[edit]
  • BE / B.Sc. Engineering (Electrical / Computer), BE Software Engg, B.Sc. Computer Science, BIT (4 years), Minimum CGPA 2.5/4.00 or equivalent
  • For award of MS degree HEC requires GRE General / GAT-General Test (at least 50% score). This must be passed before the date of admission in the MS Program.
  • Candidates will appear in an interview for final selection.
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering[edit]
  • B.E/B.Sc Engineering (Avionics/ Computer/ Electrical /Electronics/ Mechatronics /Telecom). Fresh graduates are eligible but some relevant industrial experience will help a student gain more from the program.
  • Minimum CGPA 2.00/4.00 or equivalent.
  • For award of MS degree HEC requires GRE General / GAT-General Test (at least 50% score). This must be passed before the date of admission in the MS Program.
  • Candidates will appear in an interview for final selection.
Master of Science in Mechatronics Engineering[edit]
  • BE/B.Sc. Engineering or similar qualification in a relevant discipline. Fresh graduates are eligible but some relevant industrial experience will help a student gain more from the program.
  • Minimum CGPA 2.00/4.00 or equivalent. Students from other disciplines may be required to take prerequisite courses determined by the Department.
  • For award of MS degree HEC requires GRE General / GAT-General Test (at least 50% score). This must be passed before the date of admission in the MS Program
  • Candidates will appear in the interview for final selection.
Master of Science in Management Sciences (18 Months)[edit]
  • Minimum 16 years of education, preferably in a business related field, (MBA/MPA/M.Com /ACMA /ACA/B.Com 4 years program) and BBA Hons. 4 years program (124-136 Cr. Hrs.) with at least 2.5 CGPA or equivalent in last-earned degree from HEC Recognized University/Institute.
  • For award of MS degree HEC requires GRE General / GAT-General Test (at least 50% score). This must be passed before the date of admission in the MS Program
  • candidates who qualify the Admission Test will appear in an interview for final selection.
Master of Science in Mathematical Modeling and Scientific Computing[edit]
  • 16 years of education with Major in Mathematics/ Computer Sciences or a related discipline, Minimum CGPA 2.5/4.00 or equivalent.
  • For award of MS degree HEC requires GRE General / GAT-General Test (at least 50% score). This must be passed before the date of admission in the MS Program
  • Candidates will appear in the interview for final selection.
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering[edit]

(With specialization in Design Engineering/Fluid Power Engineering)

  • BE / B.Sc. Engineering (Aerospace/ Aeronautical /Mechatronics / Mechanical / Chemical) with minimum CGPA 2.00/4.00 or equivalent.
  • For award of MS degree HEC requires GRE General / GAT-General Test (at least 50% score). This must be passed before the date of admission in the MS Program
  • Candidates will appear for an interview for the purpose of final selection.

Eligibility Criteria for PhD Programmes[edit]

PhD Engineering[edit]
  • Master degree (18years education) in engineering (with at least 24 credit-hours course work plus 6 credit hours thesis) with a CGPA of at least 3.0/4.00 or equivalent.
  • The candidate must have cleared GAT Subject Test (minimum 60% cumulative score) or a GRE Subject Test (at least 60th percentile) before the date of admission to the PhD Program
  • Candidates will appear for an interview for final selection.
PhD Management Sciences 4-6 years[edit]
  • Master degree in Management Sciences (24 credit hours course work along with 6 credit hours for thesis) with a CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent.
  • The candidate must have cleared GAT Subject Test (minimum 60% cumulative score) or a GRE Subject Test (at least 60th percentile) before the date of admission to the PhD Program
  • Candidates will appear for an interview for final selection.
PhD Linguistics and Literature[edit]
  • M.Phil/MS in English or equivalent with minimum CGPA 3.0/4.0 or equivalent from an institution recognized by the Higher Education Commission.
  • The candidate must have cleared GAT Subject Test (minimum 60% cumulative score) or a GRE Subject Test (at least 60th percentile) before the date of admission to the PhD Program
  • Other requirements as stipulated by the Higher Education Commission.
  • Successful completion of the University's admission procedure.

Research[edit]

Students can augment their learning through practical work in laboratories.[6] The labs in Air University are equipped to undertake research in the fields of Aerospace, Avionics, Electronics, Mechanical, Mechatronics, and Telecommunications Engineering. These labs include:

Student life[edit]

Air University offers opportunities for students to participate in technical and professional societies. Study trips to industries and organizations are arranged, guest speakers from institutes and industries are invited and seminars and workshops are held. Students have developed their own societies and clubs.

Student bodies[edit]

Student run organizations, societies, and clubs are present in Air University. These include:

    • AU Cultural Society (AUCS)

Air University Thespian Society

  • Sports Club
    • Music Society
    • Islamic Society
    • Adventure Club
    • Engineering Research and Computer Society
    • Literary Society
    • Science and Technology Society
    • Drama (Thespian) Society
    • Performing Arts Society
    • Allama Iqbal Society
    • Sha'oor - The Society[7]

Sports facilities[edit]

Sports facilities include courts for indoor games and activities such as table tennis, badminton, basketball, volleyball, and hockey, Football and cricket fields are also present on the campus.

Hostel facility[edit]

AU has no hostel of its own. The students from other cities have to manage their own accommodation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Road map of Air University". http://www.au.edu.pk/map.aspx. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Why air unviersity". Why air university. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Timeline of AU". Timeline of AU. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "HEC rankings". HEC rankings. 
  5. ^ "ACU Members". ACU. 
  6. ^ "Research Labs-Air University". Au.edu.pk. Retrieved 2012-02-03. 
  7. ^ "SHA'OOR - The Society :: Spreading Awareness | We are dedicated to bring academic, social and moral awareness in the society". Shaoorpakistan.org. 2011-12-20. Retrieved 2012-02-03. 

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