Introduction

Department of Physics

 

The Department was established in 1962. The faculty is highly qualified and motivated including fourteen Ph.D members. The interdisciplinary curriculum draws on faculty expertise in many areas of Applied Physics and includes such courses as Laser Physics, Applied Atomic & Nuclear Physics, Solid State Physics, Computer Science and its applications and Electronics etc.

The department has seven well-equipped laboratories where students perform experiments of advanced level. At present the Department is providing facilities to the Postgraduate classes for research. The department is running M. Phil (Applied Physics) and Ph.D. (Physics) programme since 1999.  The M.Phil (Physics) curriculum balances many important dimensions of both general and Applied Physics employing both conceptual and Technical approaches, the programme provides students with a solid base of general skills through core courses, and then enriches that knowledge through specialized advanced electives, laboratory work and research in various fields of physics. The students are expected to undergo research projects with the guidance and supervision of a highly qualified faculty.
The supervised research by postgraduate Studies in important areas of Applied Physics is also being carried out in Collaboration with R&D organizations like PAEC, Optics Lab, and Institute of Optronics & INMOL etc.
The laboratory work is backed up by state-of-the-art laboratories where students have the opportunity to perform experiments of an advanced level with the special emphasis on the applied concepts of Physics.  The primary aim of these programs is to involve the postgraduate students into those areas of Applied Physics which are important for Scientific and Technical Development in Pakistan.  The departmental research activities are backed up by two following research centers having the-state-of-art equipment. 

The department will offer BS 4 Years Program and M.Phil Nanoscience and Technology Program in near future.


1. Laser & Optronics Centre

Laser and Optronics Center was established at the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore in 2007. The center is of its own kind in any educational institute of Pakistan having state-of-art laboratories equipped with seven Laser Systems including Femto Second Ti:Sphire Laser, Nano Second Excimer Laser, Nitrogen Laser, Nd:YAG Laser, open cavity Nd:Yag Laser, Dye Laser and Solid State Lasers. Also there are well-equipped Computer and Advance Electronics Laboratories in the Centre along with a Library with comprehensive collection of books on Laser and Optronics which provide favorable environment for skill development, learning and reading. With the facilities available at the Laser and Optronics Centre, research is presently being carried out in the fields of Photonics, Optoelectronics, Laser Matter Interaction, Laser induced Plasma, Material Processing and Fabrication, and Sensors/Actuators Development.

 

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Front view of Laser and Optronics Center

Laser and Optronics Center

2. Nanotechnologies Research Center

Nanotechnologies Research Centre has been established under Department of Physics, University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore.

Nanotechnologies Research Center

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