Electrical and electronic systems are ubiquitous in modern society. Specialized in various fields, electrical engineers have transformed the technological landscape of the 21st century with marvels in electric power systems, television, wireless radio, cellphones and medical imaging, to name just a few. Noted names in this journey of excellence include luminaries like Nikola Tesla, Thomas Edison, Jack Kilby, Marcian Hoff (inventor of the microprocessor) and Martin Cooper (inventor of the mobile phone). PAF IAST’s electrical engineering programs are designed to equip students with sound operating knowledge of electrical and electronic systems, besides honing their engineering skills to design, assess and improve electrical and electronic systems. In other words, the prime focus of our bachelor program in electrical engineering is on imparting practical skills with an exclusive emphasis on hands-on experience in the design and testing of electrical and electronic systems.
The new solutions emerging from electrical engineering support a wide array of technological systems and make them work better and faster. Electrical engineers may become anything from an electrician to the designer of electrical systems for cars, ships or spaceships, and work on any electricity-operated device or product. Electrical engineers handle the proper functionality of refineries and power plants and are instrumental in advancements in medicines and healthcare like the development of prosthetic devices for disabled people. It may not be an overstatement to say that electrical engineers are the linchpin of the modern era of 5G and future mobile communication systems.
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.