Skip to content

National Centre for Remote Sensing and Geo-informatics

BS - Remote Sensing & Geo-information Science

The Department of Remote Sensing and Geo-information Science runs a Bachelor of Science in Remote Sensing & Geo-Information Science (BS-RS&GISc) program to provide a platform for students getting knowledge about geospatial technologies. This program provides a sound foundation to the young-generation in Remote Sensing (RS) and Geo-information Science (GISc) to fulfill the demands of their profession in these technologies. This program will also fill in the geospatial technologies awareness and skill development gap for drawing optimum benefits from these technologies in various fields. The nature of possible careers is spread over a wide canvas that includes the following;

  • Agriculture (crop planning, crop health monitoring, yield forecasting)
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Geology (mineral exploration, earthquake prediction and mapping)
  • Water Resources (snow melt monitoring and melt-water estimation, flood mapping, monitoring and prediction, irrigation planning and monitoring)
  • Urban Planning and Monitoring (city planning, transportation & utility network planning)
  • Revenue and Tax Collection Mapping
  • Land Administration and Management
  • Meteorology and Climatology
  • Environment
  • Navigation and Tracking Applications
  • Location-based Services
  • Healthcare, public services, criminology, real Estate etc.
Semester I
Code Subject Course Credit Hrs Lab Credit Hrs
120144 Physical Geography-I 3 0
109104 Introduction to ICT 2 0
109105 Introduction to ICT Lab 0 1
123201 Calculus 3 0
100102 Pakistan Studies 2 0
100301 English Composition 3 0
123408 Statistics 3 0
Total 16 1
Semester II
Code Subject Course Credit Hrs Lab Credit Hrs
120145 Physical Geography-II 3 0
109102 Programming Fundamentals 3 0
109103 Programming Fundamentals Lab 0 1
123204 Linear Algebra 3 0
117401 Applied Physics 3 0
100101 Religious Studies 2 0
120146 Climatology 3 0
Total 17 1
Semester III
Code Subject Course Credit Hrs Lab Credit Hrs
220103 Fundamentals of Remote Sensing 2 0
220104 Fundamentals of Remote Sensing Lab 0 1
220101 Fundamentals of GIS 2 0
220102 Fundamentals of GIS Lab 0 1
127203 Object Oriented Programming 3 0
127204 Object Oriented Programming Lab 0 1
120148 Introduction to Earth Sciences 3 0
Total 17 1
Semester IV
Code Subject Course Credit Hrs Lab Credit Hrs
120503 Geography of Pakistan 2 0
120501 Cartography 2 0
120502 Cartography Lab 0 1
117102 Navigation Systems 3 0
227205 Data Structures and Algorithms 3 0
227206 Data Structures and Algorithms Lab 0 1
120314 Digital Image Processing 2 0
120315 Digital Image Processing Lab 0 1
120504 Natural Resource Management 3 0
Total 15 3
Semester V
Code Subject Course Credit Hrs Lab Credit Hrs
220412 Digital Mapping 2 0
220413 Digital Mapping Lab 0 1
220410 Spatial Data Analysis 2 0
220411 Spatial Data Analysis Lab 0 1
120316 Introduction to Photogrammetry 2 0
120317 Introduction to Photogrammetry Lab 0 1
120505 Geodesy 2 0
120506 Geodesy Lab 0 1
227301 Database Systems 3 0
227302 Database Systems Lab 0 1
120414 Spatial Data Infrastructure 2 0
Total 13 5
Semester VI
Code Subject Course Credit Hrs Lab Credit Hrs
320419 Web GIS 2 0
320420 Web GIS Lab 0 1
220417 GIS Programming 2 0
220418 GIS Programming Lab 0 1
420107 Geo-Statistics 3 0
220318 Microwave & Hyper Spectral RS 2 0
320415 Spatial Databases 2 0
320416 Spatial Databases Lab 0 1
120507 Surveying 1 0
120508 Surveying Lab 0 2
Total 12 5
Semester VII
Code Subject Course Credit Hrs Lab Credit Hrs
Geospatial Project Management 3 0
499910 Research Methodology 3 0
300304 Technical Writing 2 0
Elective I 2 0
Elective I Lab 0 1
Elective II 2 0
Elective II Lab 0 1
Final Year Project I 0 3
Total 12 5
Semester VIII
Code Subject Course Credit Hrs Lab Credit Hrs
400212 Professional Practices 3 0
200302 Communication Skills 3 0
Elective III 2 0
Elective III Lab 0 1
Elective IV 2 0
Elective IV Lab 0 1
Final Year Project II 0 3
Total 10 5
Total Courses: 46, Course Credit Hrs: 108, Lab Credit Hrs: 28, Total Credit Hours: 136
List of Elective Subjects
S No. Subject Credit Hours
1. Introduction to Economics 2-1
2. Introduction to Geology 2-1
3. Spatial Decision Support Systems 2-1
4. Introduction to Atmospheric Sciences 2-1
5. Environmental Management 2-1
6. Coastal Zone Management 2-1
7. Urban Planning and Management 2-1
8. Land Administration 2-1
9. GIS for Disaster Management 2-1
10. Land Use Surveying 2-1
11. Water Resource Management 2-1
12. GIS Customization 2-1
  1. Matric/ Equivalent Certificate
  2. HSSC/ Equivalent with Mathematics with minimum 50% overall marks OR HSSC Pre-Medical/ Equivalent with minimum 50% overall marks*
  3. No Entry Test Required

*Candidates with FSc Pre-Medical / equivalent qualification enrolled in BS Computer Science program will have to clear deficient Mathematics courses of 6 credit hours, within one year

Number of Seats 50
This program is offered by IST Karachi Campus.
One Time Charges Local Fee Structure
(Pak Rs)
Intl Fee Structure
(US $)
Admission Fee 30,000/- 2,000/-
Endowment Fund 5,000/- 250/-
Library Development Fund 5,000/- 250/-
Total One Time Charges 40,000/- 2,500/-
Per Semester Charges (Pak Rs) (US $)
Tuition Fee 30,000/- 1,500/-
Sports Fee 500/- 50/-
Service Charges 5,000/- 50/-
Library Fee 500/- 50/-
Laboratory Fee 1,000/- 100/-
Safe/ Smart Campus Charges 2,000/- 250/-
Total Per Semester Charges 39,000/- 2,000/-

Continual Enrollment Fee per semester

Local Fee Structure Intl Fee Structure
All Service Charges + 3 Cr. Hr. Fee + Fee of any Registered Course (Rs. 6,900 + Rs. 10,000 = Rs. 16,900 + Fee of any Registered Course) All Service Charges + 3 Cr. Hr. Fee + Fee of any Registered Course (US $ 500 + US $ 1,320 = US $ 1,820 + Fee of any Registered Course)

Notes;

Local Fee Structure Intl Fee Structure
Repeat/Add Course Fee will be Rs 10,000 per credit hour. Repeat/Add Course Fee @ US $ 650 per credit hour will be charged.
All Fees/ Charges are subject to change from time to time. All Fees/ Charges are subject to change from time to time.
All Govt. Taxes will be charged as notified by FBR. All Govt. Taxes will be charged as notified by FBR.
Student ID Card Fee is Rs 1,000 Student ID Card Fee is Rs 1,000
Application processing Fee (non-refundable) is Rs. 3,000 Application processing Fee (non-refundable) is US $ 150 through direct remittance in IST Bank Account.
Freeze charges will be Rs. 10,000 per semester. Freeze charges will be US $. 1,000 for each semester. Direct remittance in IST Bank Account.
  Direct remittance in IST Bank Account