Program Objectives

The Master’s program in Electrical Engineering provides students with the latest and in depth knowledge in electrical engineering. Students enrolled in this program have the option of designing their MS studies in a way that facilitates the requirements for the PhD program.

In general following are the prime objectives of MS program:

  • To understand the principles of Electrical/Electronic engineering.
  • To meet all HEC requirements for the MS program including thesis.
  • To solve real world research problems related to Electrical/Electronic engineering according to the international standards.
  • To simulate, design, analyze and implement Electrical/Electronic engineering research projects.
  • To communicate effectively in a team and with stake holders.
  • To work independently and conduct lifelong learning and adapt readily to changing situations and manage to demonstrate consistent professional ethics with high integrity.
  • To learn the research ethics and methodologies and carry out high quality research work.

As per HEC guidelines, the MS program in Electrical Engineering comprises of the following 3 streams:

  1. Stream 1 Power Systems Engineering
  2. Stream 2 Control and Automation Engineering
  3. Stream 3 Communication Systems and Networks

Eligibility Criteria

  • Pass the Test and Interview conducted by the Institute.
  • Meet all HEC stipulated requirements.

MS Degree Requirements

MS degree program in Electrical Engineering consists of 30 credit hours with the following breakdown:

  • 12 credit hours, equivalent to 4 courses from the required courses module.
  • One of these courses must be of Independent study.
  • 12 credit hours, 4 courses from specialized area/electives.
  • 6 credit hours of MS Thesis research work (compulsory) equivalent to two courses.
  • Students need to publish at least one research paper in an international conference or journal.
  • MS course requirements including independent study takes one year to complete. On completion of MS course requirements, MS students must register for thesis (6 credit hours) that can be completed in semester duration for full time students.

Required Courses

Core Courses (common to all streams)
Research Methodology (3+0)
Simulation and Modeling (2+1)
Independent Study (3+0)
Stream based Courses Module)
Stream 1
Power Systems Engineering
Stream 2
Control Automation Engineering
Stream 3
Communication Systems and Networks
EPE 602 (CORE)
Power Electronics (3+0)
ELE 602 (CORE)
Linear Control Theory (3+0)
ECE 602 (CORE)
Wireless Communication(3+0)
Elective Courses
EPE 611
Power System Analysis
CME 601
Advanced Digital Signal Processing (3+0)

EPE 612
Computer Methods in Power System Analysis (3+0)
ELE 612
Detection and Estimation (3+0)

ECE 612
Information & Coding Theory (3+0)
EPE 613
Power System Reliability
ELE 613
Adaptive Control Systems (3+0)

MTH 601
Stochastic System Process (3+0)
CME 602
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (3+0)

ECE 614
Advanced Communication Systems
EPE 615
Renewable Energy Systems
ELE 615 
Optimal Control Systems (3+0)

ECE 615
Advanced Computer Networks (3+0)
EPE 616
Embedded Power Generation
GSC 601
Semiconductor Device Physics (3+0)

Special topics on Smart Grid (upon the discretion of course tutor) (3+0)

Special topics on Automation (upon the discretion of course tutor) (3+0)

Special topics on Communications (upon the discretion of course tutor) (3+0)

Course Structure

Research Methodology (3+0)
Simulation Modeling  (2+1)
Required Stream based Course (3+0)
Independent study(3+0)
Initial Seminar / Symposium
Elective III (3+0)
Elective IV (3+0)
Thesis-I / Project-I (2+0)
Thesis (4+0)
Final Seminar/ Symposium


 Thesis is a challenging research effort that adds value to the MS degree and distinguishes the MS-with-Thesis graduates from course-based MS degree holders.

  • Thesis component of this MS degree brings it at par with international MS degrees offered in USA, Europe and elsewhere.
  • The objective of thesis research work is to enable the MS students to join the international community of professional researchers. This is achieved with the publication of their thesis research.
  • A successful thesis equips the MS student with tools and techniques of research that makes the student confident that he can undertake any research assignment for solving a problem for which there is no known solution.
  • At the start of thesis, a supervisor is assigned to the student from the relevant research group and student presents at an initial seminar.
  • Thesis process is well-defined and consists of a list of deliverables on which the progress of student is measured during each meeting with the main supervisor.
  • Thesis has to be successfully defended in front of the Thesis Committee to complete the MS requirements after presenting at the second seminar.

MS Thesis Work Flow

  • Qualified candidates will inform MS program coordinator/ HoD to decide on a specialized area for research
  • Candidates to suggest supervisor as per relevant area of interest
  • Candidates will present and defend MS thesis proposal to be evaluated by a research committee
  • Candidates will then submit MS thesis proposal, on given template, for acceptance in BASR
  • BASR decision to be shared with the candidate and supervisor in writing
  • Candidates to submit MS thesis on a CD for plagiarism (19% acceptable and 15% from a single source) check to the program BASR Office (Reference section to be excluded from Thesis)
  • After Plagiarism check, candidates will submit four copies of final thesis to the BASR
  • BASR will approve the examiners’ names: 2 for Thesis Evaluation and 1 for Thesis Defense (equal number of alternative names will also be shared with the BASR) which will be provided by the supervisor
  • Student has to give initial seminar before the Dean’s level of research committee.
  • Reports from the examiners will be directed to the respective Deans.
  • Dean to submit the report to BASR for recommendations (if any)
  • Once initial seminar is approved then student has to work for 6 months and submit draft thesis.
  • Final copy of the thesis to be submitted to BASR for thesis defense
  • As per HEC guidelines, the student needs to present final seminar before the same committee.
  • After seminar approval, student appears in Masters thesis defense
  • Supervisor, coordinator, respective Dean, external examiner, relevant department faculty will form the thesis defense committee.
  • Candidates will defend the thesis through PowerPoint presentation
  • Viva report to be submitted to the respective dean
  • Dean to forward the examiner’s report to BASR for the final approval of degree
  • The Rector will confirm the award of the degree