PhD in Computer Engineering

Program Overview

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department is launching Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Computer Engineering at COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore Campus from Fall 2022 after seeking NOC from HEC DD/2022/QAD-NOC/HEC/COMSATS/PhD-CE/915. The PhD program in Computer Engineering provides excellence in teaching and research in the relevant disciplines of Computer Engineering. This program prepares the graduates with a solid foundation for careers in industry, academia, and research organizations. The graduates of this program will be able to flourish well in the fields of embedded system design and development, IoT, system on chip, microelectronics, digital design, computer architecture, web design and development, mobile application design and development as well as in industrial automation systems. The program is designed to equip the prospective students with tools and skills required to contribute significantly in the fields of Computer Engineering.

PhD Program Structure

  • A PhD scholar shall be required to complete 18 credit hours of graduate level course work. However, the scholar may be given exemption of up to two courses by the Board of Advanced Studies and Research (BASAR) on the recommendation of the scholar's supervisory committee.
  • The scholar can register a minimum of 03 credit hours and maximum of 12 credit hours in a semester at PhD level.
  • The scholar can register an alternate elective course from the approved list of elective course of the program in case the failed elective course is not being offered by the respective department.
  • The registration of PhD thesis of 09 credit hours will be after the completion of coursework of PhD.

Admission Criteria

  • An MS/MPhil with Thesis/research project or its equivalent degree with Thesis/research project in the relevant field from an accredited educational institution with minimum CGPA of 3.0/4.0 under semester system or 70% under conventional system with no third division or D grade throughout the academic career.
  • GRE (subject) as per HEC policy or GAT (subject) with at least 60% marks.


Computer Engineering Labs:
  • Microprocessor Lab
  • Digital System Design Lab
  • Embedded Systems Lab
  • VLSI Lab
  • Computer Architecture Lab
  • Digital Logic Design Lab
  • Image Processing Lab
  • Computer Lab

Full-time Relevant PhD Faculty Members

  • Dr. Muhammad Naeem Awais, Associate Professor
  • Dr. Muhammad Naeem Shehzad, Associate Professor
  • Dr. Muhammad Jawad, Associate Professor
  • Dr. Ikramullah Khosa, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Abbas Javed, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Khurram Shabeeh Zaidi, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Jehangir Arshid, Assistant Professor
Get in touch with us
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
1.5 KM Defence Road
Off Raiwind Road, Lahore

+92 (42) 111-001-007
Fax: +92 (42) 99203100


Tel: +92 (42) 111-001-007

Fax: +92 (42) 99203100


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