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The Air University (Urdu: جامعہ فضایہ‬‎) or AU is a public research university located in Islamabad
Islamabad
and Multan, Pakistan. The Pakistan
Pakistan
Air Force (PAF) established the university in 2002. Its status is granted as civilian and offers programmes in undergraduate, post-graduate, and doctoral studies.[1] The university is under the management of PAF's education command.[2] The university has an emphasis on engineering, business management and humanities.[1] The university is ranked among country's top ten universities in the Engineering and Technology category by the HEC.[3] Air University is affiliated with Pakistan
Pakistan
Engineering Council and Higher Education Commission Pakistan. The university is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities of the United Kingdom.[4]

Contents

1 Campus

1.1 Islamabad
Islamabad
campus 1.2 Multan
Multan
campus 1.3 Gujranwala campus

2 Programs 3 Academics

3.1 Profile 3.2 Admissions

3.2.1 Eligibility Criteria for Bachelor Programmes

3.2.1.1 Bachelor of Business Administration 3.2.1.2 Bachelor of Electrical Engineering / Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering / Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering 3.2.1.3 Bachelor of Science in Computer Sciences (BSCS)

3.2.2 Eligibility Criteria for Master Programmes

3.2.2.1 MS /M.Phil in Linguistics and Literature 3.2.2.2 Master of Business Administration 1-1/2 Year 3.2.2.3 Master of Business Administration 3-1/2 Year 3.2.2.4 MS in Applied Physics 3.2.2.5 Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering 3.2.2.6 Master of Science in Avionics Engineering 3.2.2.7 Master of Science in Information Security 3.2.2.8 Master of Science in Electrical Engineering 3.2.2.9 Master of Science in Mechatronics Engineering 3.2.2.10 Master of Science in Management Sciences (18 Months) 3.2.2.11 Master of Science in Mathematical Modeling and Scientific Computing 3.2.2.12 Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

3.2.3 Eligibility Criteria for PhD Programmes

3.2.3.1 PhD Engineering 3.2.3.2 PhD Management Sciences 4-6 years 3.2.3.3 PhD Linguistics and Literature

4 Research 5 Student life

5.1 Student bodies 5.2 Sports facilities 5.3 Hostel facility

6 Renowned Staff/Faculty Members 7 References 8 External links

Campus[edit] Islamabad
Islamabad
campus[edit] The Air University main campus is located near the Margalla foothills in the south east corner of sector E-9 ( PAF Complex) of Islamabad, Pakistan. The university major faculties and departments are given below:

Institute of Avionics and Aeronautics

Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department of Avionics Engineering

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

AUSOM (Air University School Of Management)

Faculty of Social Sciences

Department of Humanities

Multan
Multan
campus[edit] Main article: Air University Multan
Multan
Campus - AUMC Gujranwala campus[edit] opening soon in jandyala pind Main article: Air University Gujranwala Campus - AUGC The university major faculties and departments are given below:

Institute of Avionics and Aeronautics

Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department of Avionics Engineering

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

AUSOM (Air University School Of Management)

Faculty of Social Sciences

Department of Humanities

Programs[edit] Air University Islamabad
Islamabad
offers: The regular duration of BS and MS / M Phil degree programs is 4 and 2 years, respectively.

Discipline Degree Program

BS, BE MS / M Phil Ph.D.

Electrical Engineering[5] Y Y Y

Mechatronics Engineering[6] Y Y

Mechanical Engineering[7] Y Y Y

Business Administration (BBA)[8] Y Y

Aerospace Engineering[7]

Y Y

Physics[9] Y Y Y

Computer Science[10] Y Y Y

Mathematics[11] Y Y

English[12] Y Y Y

Avionics Engineering[13]

Y Y

Management Sciences[8]

Y Y

Accounts and Finance (BSAF)[8] Y

Academics[edit] Profile[edit] AU is a model university established by the Pakistan
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 universities around the world. 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 of 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 by 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
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
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
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
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's 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 and 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's degree (18 years 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's 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.[14] 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:

Aerodynamics
Aerodynamics
Laboratory (ADL) Aerospace Sensors & Systems Laboratory Micro-Electro-Mechancial-Systems(MEMS) Laboratory Avionics Integration Laboratory Communication Security and Embedded Systems
Embedded Systems
Laboratory Computer Aided Engineering
Computer Aided Engineering
Laboratory (CAEL) CNC Machines and Robotics Laboratory Control Engineering
Control Engineering
Laboratory Digital Electronics
Digital Electronics
Laboratory Digital Signal Processing
Digital Signal Processing
Laboratory Dynamics and Strength Laboratory (DSL) ECM and Radar
Radar
Laboratory Electro-optics Laboratory Electronic Systems Laboratory Embedded Systems
Embedded Systems
Laboratory Fluid Mechanics
Fluid Mechanics
Laboratory Heat and Mass Transfer Laboratory Industrial Automation
Industrial Automation
Laboratory Lego Mindstroms – Advanced Mechatronics Laboratory Machine Design Laboratory Materials and Structures Laboratory (MSL) Mechanics of Materials Laboratory Mechanical Workshop Power Electronics
Power Electronics
and Electrical Machines Laboratory Power Systems Laboratory Projects Laboratory RF and Optical Communication Laboratory Thermo Fluids and Propulsion Laboratory (TFPL) Thermodynamics
Thermodynamics
Laboratory

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:

Air University Adventure Club (AUAC) Air Media Club (AMC) Cultural Society (AUCS) Thespian Society (AUTS) Sports Club (AUSC) Music Society (AUMS) Islamic Society (AUIS) Engineering Research and Computer Society Literary Society (AULS) Science and Technology Society Drama (Thespian) Society Performing Arts Society Allama Iqbal Society Sha'oor - The Society[15]

Sports facilities[edit] Sports facilities include courts for indoor games and activities such as table tennis, badminton, basketball,and volleyball. 2 fields for hockey, Football and cricket are also present on the campus. Hostel facility[edit] AU has recently built a campus hostel for girls. Renowned Staff/Faculty Members[edit]

Air Vice Marshal (retd.) Faaiz Amir

References[edit]

^ a b "Why air university". Why air university. Retrieved 22 September 2013.  ^ "Timeline of AU". Timeline of AU. Retrieved 22 September 2013.  ^ "HEC rankings". HEC rankings. Archived from the original on 2013-11-13.  ^ "ACU Members". ACU.  ^ "Department Of Electrical Engineering". Air University official Website. Retrieved 2016-07-06.  ^ "Department Of Mechatronics Engineering". Air University official Website. Retrieved 2016-07-06.  ^ a b "Department Of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering". Air University official Website. Retrieved 2016-07-06.  ^ a b c "Au School Of Management". Air University official Website. Retrieved 2016-07-06.  ^ "Department Of Physics". Air University official Website. Retrieved 2016-07-06.  ^ "Department Of Computer Science". Air University official Website. Retrieved 2016-07-06.  ^ "Department Of Mathematics". Air University official Website. Retrieved 2016-07-06.  ^ "Department Of Humanities". Air University official Website. Retrieved 2016-07-06.  ^ "Department Of Avionics Engineering". Air University official Website. Retrieved 2016-07-06.  ^ "Research Labs-Air University". Au.edu.pk. Retrieved 2012-02-03.  ^ "SHA'OOR - The Society :: Spreading Awareness We are dedicated to bring academic, social and moral awareness in the society". Shaoorpakistan.org. 2011-12-20. Archived from the original on 2012-02-20. Retrieved 2012-02-03. 

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