Pak-Austria Fachhochschule Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology Admin Block
The Institute aspires to be an exemplary national leader in creating effective Skill-Oriented Education to prepare diverse, industrious and Career-Ready Graduates for success in a global and interdependent society.
A Vision for the National Skills Strategy, 2008-12” seeks to achieve three main objectives in the context of defining technical education at policy level:1) providing relevant skills for industrial and economic development; 2) improving access, equity and employability; 3) assuring high standards in skills development. These objectives are consistent with the policy of government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa towards poverty alleviation through skill training and human resource development. Underpinning these prime objectives is our prime focus on meeting workforce demands in key growth sectors such as industry, IT, information and communication technologies, medical technologies, electrical and mechanical as well as mineral resource development, extractive metallurgy and construction fields.
Programs available at PAF-IAST
Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering
Electrical and electronic systems are ubiquitous in modern society. Electrical engineers specializing in various fields have transformed the 21st century with technologies such as electric power systems, television, wireless radio, cellphones and medical imaging to name just a few. Among the most famous people of these fields are Nikola Tesla, Thomas Edison, Jack Kilby, Marcian Hoff (inventor of the microprocessor) and Martin Cooper (inventor of the mobile phone) and others. Electrical engineering degrees will equip students with knowledge of how the electrical and electronic systems work, as well as giving them the engineering skills and technical knowledge needed to design, assess and improve electrical and electronic systems. The focus of our bachelor programme in Electrical Engineering is to impart practical skills with an added emphasis on hands on experience in design and test of electrical and electronic systems.
Bachelor of Chemical and Energy Engineering
Chemical Engineering deals with the process of converting raw materials or chemicals into more useful valuable products. Its primary theme resides in designing industrial processes which revolve around the rigorous application of thermodynamics, kinetics and transport phenomena at its core. The undergraduate program covers topics as diverse as mathematics, computer applications, process diagnostics and instrumentation to facilitate plant design and unit operations. The program is designed to produce competent engineers, with leadership qualities, capable of undertaking projects of national interest.
Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering
Software Engineering (SE) program at PAF-IAST is established for enabling the development and maintenance of the software systems. These systems are developed with the help of software engineering principles for attaining the high-quality. More sustainable direction of software infrastructure is gratified with well qualified faculty and high-tech knowledge-able tools. To enrich the multinational software-houses experience for SE students, Technology Park in PAF-IAST is intended. Moreover, with collaboration of Austrian Partner Universities, PAF-IAST is committed to produce the qualified software engineers to deal with the challenging and dynamical environment with professional capabilities. Furthermore, to capture the evolving software market the SE curriculum encompasses the multi-linguistics and diverse-business areas. This can help the students to attain leadership positions both in academic and industrial sectors.
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Computer Science emphases on the advent era of computing. It edifies the design theory of computing based on conceptual information. As one of the shining institutes in Pakistan, the IT & CS department at PAF-IAST has a potential to enlighten their students with advanced computational systems. Fully developed smart classrooms at campus are connected globally for exchanging novel ideas. Moreover, talented and interested students can start their research career from Sino Pak Center. Such opportunities do not only provide the industrious environments but also boost the innovative research arena. Principal domains of Computer Science at PAF-IAST incorporate computer systems, artificial intelligence, database systems, networks, numerical analysis, security, computer vision, bioinformatics, etc.
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences
Biomedical Sciences is a field that encompasses both biology & medicine to solve human health issues. PAF-IAST, Haripur is the first institute in KP to establish the Department of Biomedical Sciences. The Department teaching and research focuses on various aspects of medical sciences, ranging from fundamental understanding of molecular basis of the cell & their interactions, to highly advance area of knowledge related to the comprehension of human pathologies. This is a unique department in the country to offer a dual degree in the field of biomedical sciences in collaboration with Austrian Institutions. Foremost, the Department aims to deliver the students with an exceptional and individualized educational experience to make them skillful to solve the biomedical science related problems. This is the only Biomedical Science Department of the country that will have close collaboration with medical research Institutions and Industries. Furthermore, the methods of teaching adopted by the faculty will ensure enhanced learning, as the approach will solely be centered on the students and will be practical. Our graduates are expected to make valuable contributions to the fields of biology and medicine through new discoveries and advancements in the diagnosis and therapeutics of human diseases. These graduates will also contribute to bring improvements in emerging biomedical technologies such as medical imaging, wearable devices, assistive technologies, cell and tissue engineering, molecular diagnostics, personalized medicine, regenerative and nanomedicines, stem cells and cell reprogramming, and many others.