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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
S No. Subject Credit Hours
1. Physical Geography-I 3-0
2. Introduction to ICT 2-1
3. Calculus 3-0
4. Pakistan Studies 2-0
5. English Composition 3-0
6. Statistics 3-0
Semester II
S No. Subject Credit Hours
1. Physical Geography-II 3-0
2. Programming Fundamentals 3-1
3. Linear Algebra 3-0
4. Applied Physics 3-0
5. Religious Studies 2-0
6. Climatology 3-0
Semester III
S No. Subject Credit Hours
1. Fundamental of Remote Sensing 2-1
2. Fundamental of GIS 2-1
3. Object Oriented Programming 3-1
4. Introduction to Earth Sciences 3-0
5. Discrete Mathematics 3-0
Semester IV
S No. Subject Credit Hours
1. Geography of Pakistan 2-0
2. Cartography 2-1
3. Navigation Systems 3-0
4. Data Structure and Algorithms 3-1
5. Digital Image Processing 2-1
6. Natural Resource Management 3-0
Semester V
S No. Subject Credit Hours
1. Digital Mapping 2-1
2. GIS Programming 2-1
3. Introduction to Photogrammetry 2-1
4. Geodesy 2-1
5. Database Systems 3-1
6. Spatial Data Infrastructure 2-0
Semester VI
S No. Subject Credit Hours
1. Web GIS 2-1
2. Spatial Data Analysis 2-1
3. Geo-Statistics 3-0
4. Microwave & Hyper Spectral RS 2-0
5. Spatial Databases 2-1
6. Surveying 1-2
Semester VII
S No. Subject Credit Hours
1. Geospatial Project Management 3-0
2. Research Methodology 2-0
3. Technical Writing 2-1
4. Elective I 2-1
5. Elective II 2-1
6. Final Project I 0-3
Semester VIII
S No. Subject Credit Hours
1. Professional Ethics 3-0
2. Communication Skills 3-0
3. Elective III 2-1
4. Elective IV 2-1
5. Final Project II 0-3
Total Courses: 44 + 2 (Project) Total Credit Hours: 136

List of Elective Subjects
S No. Subject Credit Hours
1. Introduction to Economics 3-0
2. Introduction to Geology 2-1
3. 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 Information and Management System 2-1
9. GIS for Disaster Management 2-1
10. Land Use Surveying 2-1
11. Water Resource Management 2-1
12. GIS Customization & Programming with Python 2-1
13 Introduction to Ecology 3-0
14 Space Law and Policy 3-0
15 Environmental Geography 3-0
This program is offered by IST Karachi Campus.
  1. SSC/ Equivalent Certificate
  2. FSc / ICS / General Science / DAE / Equivalent with Mathematics and Physics/ Geography
  3. No Entry Test Required
Number of Seats 40
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 36,300 1,815
Service Charges 7,000 250
Safe/ Smart Campus Charges 2,000 250
Total Per Semester Charges 45,300 2,315

Continual Enrollment Fee per semester

Local Fee Structure Intl Fee Structure
after 8th semester of BS Programs =All Service Charges + 3 Cr. Hr. Fee + Fee of any Registered Course (Rs. 9,000 + Rs. 22,500 = Rs. 31,500 + Fee of any Registered Course) after 8th semester of BS Programs =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)
after 4th/6th semester of MS/PhD Programs=All Service Charges + 1 Cr. Hr. Fee + Fee of any Registered Course (Rs. 6,000 + Rs. 7,500 = Rs. 13,500 + Fee of any Registered Course) after 4th/6th semester of MS/PhD Programs =All Service Charges + 1 Cr. Hr. Fee + Fee of any Registered Course (US $ 500 + US $ 440 = US $ 940 + Fee of any Registered Course)

Notes;

Local Fee Structure Intl Fee Structure
(a) Repeat/Add Course Fee will be Rs 7,500 per credit hour. Repeat/Add Course Fee @ US $ 440 per credit hour will be charged.
(b) All Fees/ Charges are subject to change from time to time. All Fees/ Charges are subject to change from time to time.
(c) Charges are applicable only if services are offered by IST. Charges are applicable only if services are offered by IST.
(d) All Govt. Taxes will be charged as notified by FBR. All Govt. Taxes will be charged as notified by FBR.
(e) Health Insurance for student may be arranged by the Institute and charges / Premium will be charged as per actual. Health Insurance for student may be arranged by the Institute and charges / Premium will be charged as per actual.
(f) Student ID Card Fee is Rs 500 Student ID Card Fee is Rs 500
(g) Application processing Fee (non-refundable) is Rs. 2500 Application processing Fee (non-refundable) is US $ 100 through direct remittance in IST Bank Account.
(h) Freeze charges will be Rs. 5,000 per semester. Freeze charges will be US $. 500 for each semester. Direct remittance in IST Bank Account.