MS (Electrical Engineering)

Program Info

This program prepares a graduate in Electrical Engineering to acquire expertise in a particular area. In the final year, the student normally undertakes a thesis. This may be undertaken in collaboration with the industry, under the guidance of industry experts and a faculty supervisor from the University.

A student has the option to pursue MS by undertaking either a 6 credit hour MS Thesis or MS Project, spread over two regular semesters.

Typical course load in a semester is four courses. However, NUCES staff cannot register for more than two courses in a semester.

Award of Degree

For the award of MS degree, a student must have:

  • Passed courses totalling at least 30 credit hours, including THREE Core courses
  • Obtained a CGPA of at least 2.5

Offered Campuses

Chiniot-Faisalabad Islamabad Karachi Lahore Peshawar


  • Bachelor Degree in a relevant engineering discipline (Electrical, Telecommunications, or Computer engineering, etc.), recognized by Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC).
  • Minimum CGPA of 2.0 (on a scale of 4.0) or at least 60% marks.

Selection Criteria:

  • Past Academic Record (Bachelor): 50%
  • Performance in NU MS Admission Test: 50%
Tentative Study Plan
Sr. No Course Name Crdt Hrs.
Semester 1
1 Core Course-I 3+0
2 Core Course-II 3+0
3 Research Methodology 3+0
Sr. No Course Name Crdt Hrs.
Semester 2
1 Core Course-III 3+0
2 Elective-I 3+0
3 Elective-II 3+0
Sr. No Course Name Crdt Hrs.
Semester 3
1 Elective-III 3+0
2 MS Thesis-I/MS Project-I/Elective-V 0+3
Sr. No Course Name Crdt Hrs.
Semester 4
1 Elective-IV 3+0
2 MS Thesis-II/MS Project-II/Elective-VI 0+3

Note 1: Applied Programming course is of No Credit (NC), but it must be passed.

Note 2: Registration in “MS Thesis - I” is allowed provided the student has:

  • Earned at least 15 credits
  • Passed the “Research Methodology” course
  • CGPA is equal to or more than 2.5

Program Educational Objectives (PEO)

  1. Provide students with advanced learning and application in a discipline or sub-discipline of electrical engineering. (Application to be added)
  2. Teach tools and techniques required for advanced learning, research and application in any discipline or sub-discipline of electrical engineering.
  3. Enhance skills such areas as problem-solving, mathematical modelling, writing & oral presentation, leadership, interrelation of business with technology and ethics as applied to electrical engineering.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

  1. An ability to develop deeper theoretical and conceptual understanding of an area of concentration in electrical engineering.
  2. Identify, formulate, and solve problems using advanced engineering principles, methodologies and tools for design, analysis and research.
  3. Design, validate, develop and deploy a new component, device, system, or process according to a strategy, policy, implementation plan and assess the findings within the frame of quality processes within realistic constraints.
  4. Recognize the impact of electrical engineering problems independently & take responsibility to conceive competent solutions in a global, economic, environmental, societal and ethical context.
  5. Communicate their knowledge and findings professionally and effectively using qualitative and quantitative data.