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MS - Remote Sensing & GISc

In order to bring Pakistan at par with developed nations, education and research in emerging fields of science and technologies is of fundamental importance. Geospatial science and technologies including GISc, RS and associated disciplines have emerged as “enabling discipline” having applications in almost every domain. Institute of Space Technology (IST) started MS in RS & GISc in 2010 at National Centre for Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics at Karachi. In view of the growing importance of the discipline and scarcity of universities offering degree programs nationally, IST has taken yet another step forward and started MS in RS & GISc at Space Science (SS) Department at IST Islamabad Campus since 2013. The SS department gathers best foreign qualified faculty and ensures to create top quality RS & GISc human resource.

For more information visit: http://grel.ist.edu.pk

PEO 1: Develop and utilize RS & GISc related scientific knowledge amenable towards solving local issues in Pakistan and abroad.

PEO 2: Meet the needs of industry and academia in Pakistan and abroad.

PEO 3: Contribute to, and lead RS & GISc Geospatial Information Sciences based research groups.

PLO-1:
Able to develop and implement systematic frameworks towards practical problems and research questions.

PLO-2:
Able to comprehend a problem related to RS & GISc and to access accuracy of results.

PLO-3:
Able to be an effective member of multi-disciplinary teams.

Semester Subject Credit Hours
1 Advanced Research Methods (Core Course) 3-0
Advance Remote sensing and Digital Image Processing (Core Course) 3-0
Advance Geographical Information System (Core Course) 3-0
2 Elective-I 3-0
Elective-II 3-0
Elective-III 3-0
3 Elective-IV 3-0
Elective-V 3-0
Thesis-I 3-0
4 Thesis-II 3-0
Credit Hours: 30 (24 + 6)

Elective Courses

GIScience
  • Advance programming and customizing GIS
  • GIS Theory I
  • GIS Theory II
  • Mobile GIS
  • Spatial Decision Support Systems
  • Special topic in GIS
  • Web GIS
  • Advance spatial databases
  • Planning GIS for Emergency Management
  • GIS Programming and Automation
Remote Sensing
  • Image classification techniques
  • Photogrammetry
  • Radar Remote sensing
  • Atmospheric remote sensing
  • Data analysis for earth sciences
  • Microwave Remote Sensing
Geospatial Computing
  • Geospatial development with python
  • Functional Programming I
  • Functional Programming II
  • Geospatial data structures and algorithms
  • Geospatial data mining and warehousing
  • Object oriented programming with Java
  • Geospatial programming
Interdisciplinary - Applied Courses
  • Hydrology and Water Resources
  • Coastal Zone Management
  • Hydrological modeling using GIS
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Geostatistics
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Machine learning
  • Programming Languages and Environment for RS/GIS
  • Advance Operation Research
  • Disease Ecology
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Agriculture
  • Fundamentals of Geology
  • Spatial thinking: Monitoring and mapping natural resources
  • Land Information System
  • Forest Management
  • Hazard and disaster management
  • Satellite navigation systems
  • Space Law
  • Special topics in remote sensing
  • Fundamentals of GNSS
  • GNSS Augmentation Systems
  • Space Weather and GNSS
  • GNSS Applications
  • Principles of Numerical Simulations and Modeling in Geoscience
  • BS/ BE/ equivalent (16 Years of education) with a strong background in Remote Sensing & GIS or minimum 16 years of education in the field of Engineering/ Science with minimum CGPA = 2.00 out of 4.00 or = 60% marks (where CGPA not available) from HEC and PEC (where applicable) recognized Institute/University or from Foreign Institute/University of good repute.
  • GAT-A or GAT-C (General) conducted by NTS in the relevant field of study with = 50% marks or HAT (General) conducted by HEC in the relevant field of study with = 50% marks or GRE International (General) conducted by ETS, USA, with minimum score as Quantitative: 150, Verbal: 150, Analytical: 3.5
One Time Charges Zero Semester* Regular Semester**
Local Fee
(Pak Rs)*
Intl Fee
(US $)*
Local Fee
(Pak Rs)+
Intl Fee
(US $)+
Admission Fee 20,000/- 2,000/- 20,000/- 2,000/-
Endowment Fund 5,000/- 250/- 5,000/- 250/-
Library Development Fund 5,000/- 250/- 5,000/- 250/-
Total One Time Charges 30,000 2,500/- 30,000/- 2,500/-
Per Semester Charges (Pak Rs) (US $) (Pak Rs) (US $)
Tuition Fee 20,000/- 1,050/- 55,000/- 4,250/-
Sports Fee 250/- 15/- 500/- 50/-
Service Charges 1,000/- 15/- 2,000/- 50/-
Library Fee 250/- 15/- 500/- 50/-
Laboratory Fee 500/- 30/- 1,000/- 100/-
Safe/ Smart Campus Charges 1,000/- 35/- 2,000/- 250/-
Total Per Semester Charges 23,000/- 1,160/- 61,000/- 4,750/-
*MS Programs (Zero Semester) For RS&GIS NCRG Karachi only
**All MS & PhD Programs (Regular Semester)

Optional Charges per Semester

Hostel Charges Local Fee Structure Intl Fee Structure
Dormitory Charges Pak. Rs. 38,500/- US $ 600/-
Shuttle Service Charges Pak. Rs. 3,500/- Pak. Rs. 3,500/-
Washing Charges Pak. Rs. 4,000- Pak. Rs. 4,000-
Transport Charges Pak. Rs. 22,000/- Pak. Rs. 22,000/-
Locker Rent Pak. Rs. 800/- Pak. Rs. 800/-

Continual Enrollment Fee per semester

Local Fee Structure Intl Fee Structure
after 4th semester of BS Programs =All Service Charges + 3 Cr. Hr. Fee + Fee of any Registered Course
(Rs. 9,000 + Rs. 20,550 = Rs. 29,550 + Fee of any Registered Course)
after 4th semester of BS Programs =All Service Charges + 3 Cr. Hr. Fee + Fee of any Registered Course
(US $ 370 + US $ 1,200 = US $ 1,570 + Fee of any Registered Course)
after 4th/6th semester of MS/PhD Programs=All Service Charges + 3 Cr. Hr. Fee + Fee of any Registered Course
(Rs. 6,000 + Rs. 6,850 = Rs. 12,550 + 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 $ 370 + US $ 400 = US $ 770 + Fee of any Registered Course)

Notes;

Local Fee Structure Intl Fee Structure
(a) Repeat/Add Course Fee will be Rs 6,850 per credit hour. Repeat/Add Course Fee @ US $ 400/- 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 will be Rs. 2500 Application processing Fee will be 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.
(i) Transcript Fee will be Rs. 1000 each. Transcript fee will be US $. 50/- (or equivalent to PKR) each.
(j) Degree Fee Rs. 5,000 will be charged in the last semester. Degree Fee US $. 250/- will be charged in the last semester.
(k) Duplicate Degree fee will be Rs. 10,000. Duplicate Degree fee will be US $. 500/-(or equivalent to PKR).
(l) Verification fee will be Rs. 1,000 per document. Verification fee will be US $. 50/- (or equivalent to PKR) per document.