Introduction

Department of City & Regional Planning 

The Department of City and Regional Planning (CRP) established in 1962, holds the honor to be the most prestigious and the instigating institution of City & Regional Planning education in Pakistan. Holding a splendid track record of more than forty years education, training and research in the field of City and Regional Planning, the department acts as the flagship institute of Planning and Development in Pakistan. The department offers B.Sc., M. Sc., M. Phil., and Ph.D. Degree Programs in the field of City & Regional Planning. The degrees offered by the department are recognized and accredited by Pakistan Council of Architects and Town Planners, Higher Education Commission, Pakistan and honored and accepted at the International City and Regional Planning Institutes and professional bodies all over the World.

The curriculum of City and Regional Planning Degree Program includes all components of built environment encompassing housing, urban studies, transportation planning, environmental planning, rural and regional development, and community empowerment, ensuring the production of technically strong and highly equipped City and Regional Planners. The graduates of this profession are not only playing the role doctors of cities, but also enjoying the honor of holding key portfolios in government, semi-government, and national and international NGOs.
 



Mr. Tasneem Ahmed Siddiqui, the founder of Khuda ki Basti, addressing in a
'Seminar on Incremental Housing'



Director General Mr. Muhammad Makeen Shahbaz, highlighting new initiatives
undertaken by Rawalpindi Development Authority

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Painting Exhibition on 'Pakistani Heritage' by a graduate of the Department





Students

 
Year Level No. of Enrolled Students
2011 Master / Mphil 33
2013 Undergraduate 50
2013 Undergraduate 50
2011 Undergraduate 109

Lab Facilities

 

Departmental Labs

            With expansion in academic programs, computer laboratories in the department have risen to nine spread over two buildings.  These laboratories are equipped with 350 P-IV computers fully networked with state of the art servers. Computer to student ratio is 1:1. The department is proud of its no-piracy policy. All the operating systems installed are either licensed or open-source operating systems. MicroSoft, USA, also has an academic alliance with the department.


            Department’s computing facilities are linked with Research Center, Main Library and other teaching departments through a fiber optic backbone. Multimedia projectors are fitted where required and Internet facility is available in all laboratories.
            In addition, the department has two Electronics Systems Laboratories, one Industrial Automation Laboratory and One Embedded Systems Laboratory.



Technical Societies

 

Technical Societies

ACM (Association of Computing Machinery) is one of the world’s most celebrated educational and scientific computing societies. It delivers resources for computer scientists and researchers. UET ACM Student chapter was started in December 2008 and to date the members are very actively participating in different events. Current event which is being held is BRAINIAC 2010 in collaboration with ICOSST (KICS). For more information please visit the website www.uetacm.org

Location: Software Engineering Center
University of Eng. & Tech.

Lahore, Pakistan

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 913224937472

Undergraduate Program

Offered Programs:

 

 

  1. A four years degree program leading towards a B.Sc. (Honours) Computer Science was introduced by the department in 1999 and another 4 years B.Sc. program in Computer Science and Engineering in 2001. For students enrolling from September 2003 onwards, B.Sc programs have been re-named and modified into four years B.Sc. Computer Science (CS) and four years B.Sc. Computer Engineering (CE) programs. Three students each from the graduating class of Computer Science and Computer Engineering may opt for a second degree in Computer Engineering and Computer science as the case may be, subject to fulfilment of prescribed conditions, from fall semester 2011. The B.Sc CS program is accredited by National Computing Education Accreditation Council (NCEAC) and B.Sc. (CE) program is accredited by Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC).
    PhD. program in Computer Science was launched in 2002 and twenty three students have completed their Ph.D. degree to date from this department. M.Sc. and PhD programs in Computer Engineering have been launched from 2007.

 

Graduate Program

Offered Programs:

 

Graduate program
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering, originally established as department of Computer Science is one of the most prominent and oldest centers of computer education in the country. The department offers the following postgraduate degrees:
  1. Ph.D. Computer Engineering
  2. Ph.D. Computer Science
  3. M.S Computer Science - with specialization in
    • Software Engineering
    • Database Systems
    • Systems Engineering
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Web Engineering
    • Speech and Language Processing
    • Bio-informatics
  4. M.S Computer Engineering
    • Signal Processing Area
    • Communication and Telecommunication Area
    • Control Systems Area
    • Machine Intelligence Area
    • VLSI Design Area
    • Speech and Language Processing
Established as department of Computer Science in 1991, its history dates back to the year 1968 when University of Engineering and Technology Lahore established a Computer Center. This center was equipped with a contemporary IBM 1130 third generation computer that batch processed submitted jobs. The computer was equipped with a disk and a monitor. The center was responsible for planning and teaching courses in Computer Science and Numerical Analysis, which formed an integral part of the curricula for all disciplines of B.Sc. Engineering degree in the university. The center also offered short term computer courses for other private and public sector organizations. In 1978, it started offering a Masters degree program in Computer Science, thus becoming the first center in the country to offer Computer Science degree. A 4 years degree program leading towards a B.Sc. (Hons) Computer Science was introduced by the department in 1999 and another 4 years B.Sc. program in Computer Science and Engineering in 2001. For students enrolling from September 2003 onwards, B.Sc programs have been re-named and modified into four years B.Sc. Computer Science and four years B.Sc. Computer Engineering programs. Ph.D. program in Computer Science was launched in 2002 and seven students have completed their Ph.D. degree in Computer Science to this date.
With expansion in academic programs, computer laboratories in the department have risen to nine spread over two buildings. These laboratories are equipped with 350 P-IV computers fully networked with state of the art servers. Computer to student ratio is 1:1. The department is proud of its no-piracy policy. All the operating systems installed are either licensed or open-source operating systems. Department’s computing facilities are linked with Research Center, Main Library and other teaching departments through a fiber optic backbone. Multimedia projectors are fitted where required and Internet facility is available. Portion of a third building is available with the department for holding lectures.
In addition, the department has two Electronics Systems Laboratories, one Industrial Automation Laboratory and One Embedded Systems Laboratory. The department holds an endowment chair given by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said-Al-Said, Sultan of Oman. Currently, two professors are sharing this chair.
 
Academic Policies Specific to Computer Science and Engineering Department

The following policies are in addition to M.Sc Semester System regulations of the University as given in the prospectus.

  1. A minimum of 30 credit hours are required for the completion of the program. Each course corresponds to three credit hours and the M.Sc. thesis corresponds to 6 credit hours. As such, a student is required to complete 8 courses and one thesis.
  2. A set of four core courses are compulsory for each student enrolled in the program. A newly admitted student is advised to register, preferably, in all the four courses during the first semester (starting September-October).
  3. The M.Sc CS students are required to study at least two courses in their area of specialization. The remaining two may be selected from other specializations. The students are advised to complete these specialization courses in two or more semesters after the completion of core courses in the first semester.
  4. A student may register for more than eight courses, if he (she) so desires, without any added advantage.
  1. M. Sc CS students opting for Systems Engineering specialization or M.Sc. Computer Engineering students may register, as electives, from the approved list (as given in M.Sc. prospectus) of M.Sc. courses being offered in Electrical Engineering department.
  2. The following scheme of study is only a partial list. Additional courses may be added as and when required subject to availability of teachers.
  3. A M.Sc CS student can register only with a supervisor from the faculty members of Computer Science and Engineering department. However a co-supervisor can be chosen from another department. Whereas, M.Sc Computer Engineering students can opt for supervisor from Electrical Engineering Department as well.
Scheme of Study