Center of Excellence in Transportation / Railway Engineering

Center of Excellence in Transportation / Railway Engineering

The Center of Excellence in Transportation/Railwav Engineering has been established in collaboration with the renowned Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU), Beijing, Peoples Republic of China. A “Memorandum of Agreement” has already been sign between the two institutions in October 2020; wherein the two universities have agreed to cooperate with each other by fostering academic linkages, exploring joint research projects, exchanging teaching faculty and research staff and to work on joint degree programs.

The Center of Excellence in Transportation / Railway Engineering (COETRE) has already initiated work on a three pronged strategy, targeting education, knowledge and academics through degree programs; skill development and capacity building through training programs; and research and development through viable research projects, in collaboration with the transport industry.

The MS Degree Programs in Transportation Systems Engineering & Railway Systems Engineering is being offered by the Center of Excellence in Transportation/Railway Engineering, at Pak-Austria Fachhochschule Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology. The objective of the master’s degree Program is to impart knowledge and skills to MS graduates, who are desirous of acquiring an understanding of the intricacies of a multidisciplinary field like road, railways, air, pipelines, and marine engineering. The goal of the MS Degree program is to develop our students’ analytic, quantitative, and communication skills so that graduates are well-prepared to face the exciting and challenging transportation environment of today and tomorrow. The strong quantitative focus of our program will provide students with skills for analyzing all modes of transportation used for the movement of people and goods, within and between cities, under both public and private operations.


The department provides a variety of facilities to students, faculty, and researchers to work in an innovation-friendly environment.


The Center of Excellence in Transport / Railway Engineering, PAF-IAST, at Mang, Haripur, is strategically located near the planned Railways Dry Port at Havelian to be constructed under the ML-1 upgradation project under CPEC framework. A few kilometres away is the main artery or Main Line -1 of Pakistan Railways, which is being upgraded in collaboration with China. Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan and the center of policy formulation institutions is at an hours drive and so is the Karakoram Highway connecting Pakistan to China. At a stone throw distance from the Institute lies the Hattar Industrial Estate where more than 700 small and large industrial units are located.

Faculty Members

Mr. Muhammad Ishfaq Khattak

Advisor, Center of Excellence in Transport / Railway Engineering

MPA – Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA.

Dr. Asim Farooq

Assistant Professor & HOD

Ph.D in Transportation Planning Engineering

Contact Information

Dr Asim Farooq (Head of Department- COETRE)
Office # +92 995 934210
Admission Office: Phone: +92-995-111723278 | WhatsApp: +92-301-8662251
Address: PAF-IAST, Khanpur Road, Mang Haripur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

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