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Faculty of Engineering Sciences | GIK Institute


The future belongs to those who can innovate and possess the knowledge and tools to operate across disciplines. At the Faculty of Engineering Sciences we offer a high-quality inter-disciplinary PEC accredited engineering program that puts the combined power of Mathematics, Physics, Computing, and Engineering in your hands, creating unique opportunities for innovative solutions to modern engineering problems. Our goal is to prepare innovation-ready engineers with a flexible range of career paths.  Over the last twenty years, the Engineering Sciences program has produced 400+ graduates now successfully contributing to a variety of industrial, research, business, and academic ventures.

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  • Our BS in Engineering Sciences Program is Accredited by PEC.
  • Engineering Sciences graduates are working in a large variety of national and international organizations (see brochure for a detailed list).
  • Engineering Sciences programs are offered in some of the top universities of the world including Oxford and Berkeley.



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Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—

I took the one less travelled by,

And that has made all the difference.

~ Robert Frost


I vividly remember summer of 1998 when I had GIK Institute prospectus in my hands. I was young and hungry, and as I turned the pages, my mind kept looking for something that stood out - that stood apart. And I found exactly that. The Engineering Sciences program with its unique content and vision of producing future-ready multi-disciplinary engineers fascinated me from the start and I took the decision of making it my first choice. I have never looked back. Learning what I learned in Engineering Sciences provided me with a flexibility that has been the major strength of my career. I have no doubt that the future is even more inter-disciplinary. Photonics, as they say, is the electronics of the 21st century. Light, in particular laser, has become the workhorse and the instrument of choice both in research and industry, covering engineering applications from communications to instrumentation. Importance of Semiconductors and Microelectronics continues to grow and the introduction of software-based design of devices as the new “fabless” industry is bringing new opportunities to Pakistan. Modeling and Simulation are now the key design and decision-making tools being used across the world. It is satisfying to see that our alumni have gone on to become successful engineers, managers, researchers, and academicians, working in fields such as medical imaging, optical communications, instrumentation, sensors, control, chip design, operations management, data science, and software solutions. My dear prospective student, as you now look through various academic programs, young and hungry, I invite you to choose something that stands out.

Dr. Naveed R. Butt

Dean & Alumnus

Faculty of Engineering Sciences


Engineering Sciences graduates have gone on to become successful engineers, managers, researchers, and academicians, working in fields such as medical imaging, optical communications, instrumentation, sensors, control, chip design, operations management, data science, and software solutions. Here are some of them.

Dr. Naveed R. Butt

Dean & Alumnus

Faculty of Engineering Sciences

GIK Institute

Engr. Fahad Mahboob

Product Owner – Digital

Video Security & Analytics

Motorola Solutions

Dr. Umar Piracha

Lidar Module Lead


Amazon Inc.

Dr. Bilal Malik

Senior Scientist

Clinical Imaging


Engr. Zakaria Hadi

Lead Solution Engineer

VoLTE/VoWiFi Services


Engr. Durdana Achakzai

Group Managing Director

Digital Transformation


Engr. Safder Raza

Senior Director

Software Engineering


Engr. Jawad Masood

Director Logistics



Engr. Haider Zulfiqar




Engr. Moeen Ghafoor

PhD Researcher

Optical Design

KU Leuven

Engr. Umar Mujadid

Analysis & Processing Engineer



Engr. Abdul Wahab Khan

Instrumentation & Control Engineer


Fatima Group



We offer a 4-year engineering degree program leading to Bachelor of Science in Engineering Sciences which encompasses some of the most modern fields of engineering, split into three streams. The curriculum has considerable overlap with Electronics Engineering (~64%) and Computer Engineering (~47%) with additional specialization courses.

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We also offer MS and PhD degree programs in a number of exciting fields (Click Here for Details):

  • Group A : Applied Mathematics
  • Group B : Applied Physics
  • Group C : (1) Digital System Engineering (2) Photonics Engineering


 Maybe you haven’t heard of Photonics? Or maybe you just

 think it’s something they might use to kill the bad guys in

Star Trek? In fact, it’s not just real, it’s an incredibly

important field of technology.

  ~ Neelie Kroes (Former VP, European Commission)


Photon is the Electron of the future. The 21st century will be the century of the photonics, as much as the 20th century was the century of the electronics. Photonics – the science of optical applications – is expected to have an even greater impact on society and industry throughout the world. Applications of photonics are ubiquitous. Included are all areas from everyday life to the most advanced science and engineering, e.g., solar cells, light detection, telecommunications, information processing, photonic computing, lighting, metrology, spectroscopy, holography, medicine, bio photonics, military technology, laser material processing, art diagnostics, agriculture, and robotics.

Career in Photonics: The job opportunities for those engineers who will graduate with expertise in photonics currently and during the coming decades are outstanding both in the national and international levels. B.S. degree in Photonic Engineering will enable students to analyze and design photonic systems for a broad set of innovative applications including:

  • Instrumentation and measurements
  • Optical networking and communications
  • Optical image processing
  • Solar Cells
  • Simulation and modeling of photonic systems
  • Defense & Security
  • Optical computing
  • Photonic devices
  • Atmospheric sciences
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Bio photonics
  • Education and business
  • Energy
  • Entertainment
  • Environmental monitoring and sensing
  • Holography
  • Laser designing and fabrication
  • Laser manufacturing of automobiles, aircraft missiles, etc.
  • Materials and nanotechnology
  • Materials processing using lasers
  • Microelectromechanical systems (MEMs)
  • Micro-photonics & Nano-photonics

According to a report by United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the International Centre for Science and High Technology (ICS), the photonics engineers have great scope in establishing small and medium enterprises (SMEs). They will also be able to continue their education toward an MS or a PhD degree in Photonics and numerous other areas of modern optics, laser manufacturing, optoelectronics, photonics networks, software development, instrumentation & control, nanotechnology, bio photonics, optical image processing, medical photonics, computational photonics, etc.


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medicine make it easy to imagine a world where there are

chips in just about everything that defines our way of life.

 ~ Jim O’Neill (CTO, IndustryWeek)




Semiconductor and Microelectronics Engineering lie at core of electronics engineering, finding its application in modern electronics, communication systems, defense industry, automobile, medical diagnostic equipment, biomedical electronic and space industry. It also opens interdisciplinary opportunities in photonics, materials, chemicals, nanotechnology, and microelectromechanical systems MEMS. Semiconductor and Microelectronics Engineering is also a key to a sound understanding of nanotechnology, a developing technology which has potential to improve our quality of life in diverse ways, such as faster electronics huge memory/storage devices. Semiconductor technology provides the state of art solutions to the photovoltaic technology for the economical production and storage of electricity. Organic semiconductor is another newly developed field of semiconductor to produce OLEDs, flexible displays, and a variety of multifunctional sensors.

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Career in Semiconductor and Microelectronics: BS degree in Engineering Sciences with major in semiconductor and microelectronics engineering will enable students to pursue their carriers in all kinds of electronic equipment manufacturing industry. They can excel in R&D of defense organizations (Space, Missiles and Communication etc.). Semiconductor and Microelectronics Engineering students can also pursue their carriers in the renewable energy technologies (Solar, Wind, Tidal etc.) and can explore the job market of power electronics.

 This stream also provides the students with the option of pursuing interdisciplinary careers in the field of:

  • Green Energy Technologies
  • Laser, aircraft, and missiles manufacturing industry
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Telecom equipment manufacturing Industry
  • Instrumentation and measurements
  • Defense and security organizations
  • Nanotechnology
  • Environmental monitoring and sensing
  • Microelectromechanical systems (MEMs)


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numerous simultaneous directions: advancing predictive

capabilities, improving speed & accuracy, developing

smart adaptive systems and overcoming barriers to access

and computational power.

~ Seth Hindman (Senior Product Manager, Autodesk)


Modeling and Simulation Engineering is a discipline of designing mathematical model of actual or theoretical physical systems executing the model on a computer and analyzing the execution output. Due to its dynamic nature, the modeling and simulation engineering field has tremendous potential for creating student interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. Computer simulations are extensively being used in aerospace industry, automobile systems, financial markets, environment systems and medical sciences. Modeling and simulation is also important in situations where the description of the system behavior by experimentation might not be feasible due to the following reasons.

  • Some experiments may be very harmful
  • Some experiments might take longer time than expected and may also be very costly
  • There might be obstructions during experimentation
  • We might not have access to inputs and outputs.

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Career in Modeling & Simulation: Computer simulations are extensively being used in aerospace industry, automobile systems, financial markets, environment systems and medical sciences. Job market includes:

  • Oil and gas industry (e.g., reservoir characterization)
  • Space/defense industry (e.g., in national security mission, simulation of universe, space vehicles and missile trajectories)
  • Software systems / development
  • Chemical interactions (e.g., paper and pulp industry).
  • Academia (graduate studies and/or research)


To produce capable engineers working as responsible global citizens, future leaders of society and leading practitioners of Engineering Sciences.

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Many of the undergraduate students at GIK Institute avail scholarships or financial assistance. For a complete list,click here.

• Graduate

Various scholarships and graduate assistantships are available in all disciplines on merit, based on performance in the admission test and interviews conducted by the Institute. These scholarships/assistantships include full tuition fee waiver, free hostel accommodation and monthly stipend. For a complete list, click here.







Faculty Mission

To produce capable engineers working as responsible global citizens, future leaders of society and leading practitioners of Engineering Sciences.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs):

PEO 1: Competent and Multifaceted Engineers

Graduates having a strong scientific foundation practicing as competent, continuously developing engineers in Engineering Sciences related fields.

PEO 2: Professionalism and Leadership

Graduates providing leadership in their organizational and technical capacities, working whether as an individual or as part of a team.

PEO 3: Broader Perspective

Graduates acting as ethical and responsible professionals providing solutions with due consideration to economic, environmental and safety impacts of their work on society.

Program Learning Objectives (PLOs):

PLO 1: Engineering Knowledge

Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.

PLO 2: Problem Analysis

Ability to identify, formulate, research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences.

PLO 3: Design/Development of Solutions

Ability to design solutions for complex engineering problems and design systems, components or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.

PLO 4: Investigation

Ability to investigate complex engineering problems in a methodical way including literature survey, design and conduct of experiments, analysis and interpretation of experimental data, and synthesis of information to derive valid conclusions.

PLO 5: Modern Tool Usage

Ability to create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modeling, to complex engineering activities, with an understanding of the limitations.

PLO 6: The Engineer and Society

Ability to apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional engineering practice and solution to complex engineering problems.

PLO 7: Environment and Sustainability

Ability to understand the impact of professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts and demonstrate knowledge of and need for sustainable development.

PLO 8: Ethics

Ability to apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practice.

PLO 9: Individual and Team Work

Ability to work effectively, as an individual or in a team, on multifaceted and /or multidisciplinary settings.

PLO 10: Communication

Ability to communicate effectively, orally as well as in writing, on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.

PLO 11: Project Management

Ability to demonstrate management skills and apply engineering principles to one’s own work, as a member and/or leader in a team, to manage projects in a multidisciplinary environment.

PLO 12: Lifelong Learning

Ability to recognize importance of, and pursue lifelong learning in the broader context of innovation and technological developments.


(Mr. Muhammad Shafiq)

If you would like to know more about the Engineering Sciences Program, its requirements, scholarships, and resulting career options, please drop us an email. You will be connected to the most relevant person in the Faculty