Presently, we are offering only a bachelor’s program in Chemical Engineering. This will be potentially a unique program blending in the right proportions internships and practical experience. In sync with PAF IAST vision, “Skilling Pakistan”, the program is tailored to incorporate industrial training, industrial design project, and international collaboration, with the main thrust on process engineering.
Chemical engineers are required to design, execute and maintain industrial processes in order to produce food, chemicals, fuels, pharmaceuticals and biological commodities. This entails for them to work with state-of-the-art technologies with a view to contributing to areas like energy, environment, chemical processes, as well as resource management. Their main responsibilities consist in maximizing productivity and quality at minimal costs, conducting research, design and optimizing equipment. Fair job opportunities exist for chemical engineering graduates to work in the oil and gas sector, cement industry, renewable energy, water treatment, nuclear facilities, environmental agencies, food industry, pulp and paper industry, and in the domain of manufacturing industry.
PAF IAST is nestled in natural mountains that flank its campus from all sides, offering one even the ravishing view of snow-capped peaks of Nathiagali and natural winding trails. To its north-west is Tarbela Lake, a journey of only a few kilometers from the campus. Set in the middle of the campus is a natural lake, fed by the springs of surrounding mountains. The campus is just a 3-kilometer drive from the Hazara Motorway. The ideal setting equally conducive to academic activity and aesthetic sensibilities of the human eye is a serene island of its own kind, far from the chaos, congestion, and cacophony of metropolitan culture. The major cities like Islamabad, Abbottabad, are just an hour’s drive, while small towns like Wah, Hasanabadal, Taxila, and Swabi can be reached in just half an hour.
This institute is an emerging center of excellences, with its own technology park. All faculty members hold PhD degrees in appropriate disciplines. By virtue of its wide array of facilities and the facilitation for its students to learn and benefit both from classroom teaching and faculty trained at premier Austrian universities/institutions, the institution is ideally cut out for imparting state-of–the-art engineering and allied education in Pakistan. The institute enjoys close linkages with top ranking universities in Austria and China. We have already concluded with them formal agreements regarding student and faculty exchange programs, provision of dual degrees in certain areas, and the training support from foreign faculty. cities like Islamabad, Abbottabad, are just an hour’s drive, while small towns like Wah, Hasanabadal, Taxila and Swabi can be reached in just half an hour.
There is a strong synergetic relationship between academia and industry which paves the way for job opportunities for students even in the midst of their studies. PAF IAST will serve as a welcome platform for the industry to share their requirements for a skilled workforce. This will enable the institute to incorporate their valuable inputs in practical vocational training and expose the students to industrial perspectives
It will be a mandatory requirement for every student to do an internship every semester in an appropriate industry. This will garner them practical experience related to their respective degree programs. To crown it all, Technology Park will afford them rare opportunities to apply themselves innovatively and become promising entrepreneurs.
Different types of local and foreign scholarship opportunities are available on need and merit base.