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Bachelor of Science (Space Science)

Our BS Space Science program has specializations in Remote Sensing & Geographical Information Science, Astronomy  & Astrophysics, and Environmental Science; all of which have market demand and plenty of opportunities for higher studies.

Remote Sensing & Geographical Information Science: Remote Sensing (RS) is the science and technology of satellite imaging of the Earth’s atmosphere, surface, and oceans, and Geographic Information Science (GISc) refers to the science and technology of geographic data manipulation, analysis, and visualization. Together, the fields of RS & GISc and their associated disciplines have now emerged as "enabling disciplines" in almost every domain. The RS & GISc stream at IST focusses on studying the earth processes and dynamics (e.g. forests, oceans, urban areas, rivers) using optical, radar, and hyperspectral satellite / drone imagery, photogrammetry and terrain estimation, disaster management and mitigation, GIS IT tools expertise and customization, spatial data structures and databases, spatial data visualization, and mobile and webGIS.

Astronomy and Astrophysics is one of the most rapidly expanding fields in the world. Exciting new projects are being developed worldwide to further understand the Universe. IST’s Astronomy and Astrophysics program provides a unique opportunity for Pakistani students to expand their horizon by learning and developing a career in this field. In the Astronomy and Astrophysics specialization of the BS Space Science program, students are given the necessary physics and mathematics skills they need as well as more advanced concepts and specialized courses providing essential computational tools for a rewarding career in the domain.

Environmental science is an interdisciplinary academic field that integrates physical, biological and information sciences (including physics, chemistry, oceanography, physical geography, and atmospheric science) to study environment and to find the possible solution of environmental problems. Environmental studies incorporate more of the social sciences for understanding human relationships, perceptions and policies towards the environment.The environmental science stream at IST focuses on Atmospheric Dynamics, Climate Change, hydrological modelling, SMOG, urban air pollution and meteorological process that are occurring at local and regional scale.

PEO-1: Understanding of the various domains of space science on the fundamental, conceptual and application level.

Ability to comprehend, analyze and address scientific problems in space science domains.

PEO-3: Capacity to work in national or international teams in space science and related domains, with full professional and ethical responsibilities, and ability to communicate in an effective manner.

PLO-1: Scientific Knowledge
Knowledge of the domains of space science and the ability to apply this knowledge to analyze variety of scientific problems.

PLO-2: Mathematical Skills and Knowledge
Skills in mathematics and comprehension of mathematical concepts needed in space science domains.

PLO-3: Modern Tool Usage
Ability to use modern tools, techniques and skills to analyze and solve problems in the space science domains.

PLO-4: Problem Analysis
Ability to identify, formulate, research literature, and investigate scientific problems.

PLO-5: Investigation
Ability to acquire, analyze and interpret data as well as synthesize information to derive valid conclusions.

PLO-6: Environment, Sustainability and Society
Understanding of the impact of space science in societal and environmental contexts and knowledge of the needs for sustainable development.

PLO-7: Ethics
Understanding of ethical principles and an ability to apply them along with a commitment to professional ethics and responsibilities.

PLO-8: Individual and Teamwork
Ability to work effectively, as an individual or in a team, in multifaceted and/or multi-disciplinary settings.

PLO-9: Communication
Ability to communicate effectively, orally as well as in writing with the scientific community and with the society at large.

PLO-10: Project Management
Management and leadership skills, to manage projects in a multidisciplinary environment.

PLO-11: Lifelong Learning

Ability to recognize importance of life-long learning in the broader context of innovation and scientific developments.

Semester Subject Credit Hours
1 English-I Composition 3-0
Religious studies 2-0
Calculus - I 3-0
Pakistan studies 2-0
Introduction to Information Technology 2-1
Applied Physics I 3-0
Applied Physics I – Lab 0-1
Introduction to Space Sciences 0-1
2 English-II Communication Skills 3-0
Engineering Mathematics 3-0
Applied Physics II 3-0
Environment Sciences 3-0
Programming Language 2-0
Programming Language Lab 0-1
Fundamental of GIS 2-0
Fundamental of GIS Lab 0-1
3 Fundamental of Remote Sensing 2-0
Fundamental of Remote Sensing Lab 0-1
Probability in Engineering 3-0
Spherical Astronomy 3-0
Differential Equations 3-0
Linear Algebra 3-0
Circuits and Electronics 2-0
Circuits and Electronics Lab 0-1
4 Space Plasma Physics 3-0
Electromagnetic Waves 3-0
Numerical Analysis 3-0
Astronomy and Astrophysics 3-0
Astronomy and Astrophysics Lab 0-1
Classical Mechanics 3-0
Meteorology 3-0
5 Space Flight Dynamics 3-0
Solar Physics 3-0
Digital Image Processing 3-0
Modern Physics 3-0
Atmospheric Chemistry 3-0
Introduction to Spatial Database 3-0
6 Geostatistics 3-0
Mathematical Methods for Space Sciences 3-0
Fundamentals of Communication 3-0
Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology 3-0
Space Mission Design 3-0
Research Methodology 3-0
7 Space Law & Policy 3-0
Introduction of Philosophy 3-0
Elective-I 3-0
Elective-II 3-0
Design Project I 0-3
8 Space System Project Management 3-0
Elective-III 2-0
Elective-IV 2-0
Design Project II 0-3
  1. Astrodynamics/ Astronautics
    • Air and Space-Borne Sensors
    • Astronautics and Space   Environment
    • Flight and Orbital Mechanics
    • Flight Dynamics and Control
    • Guidance Navigation and Control Systems
    • Navigation and Satellite Positioning
    • Rocket and Spacecraft Propulsion
    • Space Instruments
    • Space Materials
    • Space Navigation: Principles and Practice
    • Space Studio Architecting
    • Space Vehicle Systems
    • Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics and Control
    • Spacecraft Power Systems
    • Spacecraft Sensors
    • Spacecraft Structural Dynamics
    • Spacecraft System Design
    • Spacecraft Thermal Control
    • The Dynamic Earth and Space Geodesy
  2. Satellite and Space Communication
    • Analog and Digital Signal Processing 
    • Astrobiology and Extraterrestrial Life
    • Data Communication and Networks
    • Instrumentation and Signals
    • Microsystems Technology
    • Payload Design
    • Radar Technology
    • Radio Frequency Engineering
    • Radio Techniques for Space Exploration
    • Radio wave Propagation
    • Satellite Communication Systems 
    • Satellite Launch Systems 
    • Simulation, Verification and Validation
    • Software Defined Radio
    • Space Medicines and Life Support Systems
    • Space Mission Analysis and Design
    • Spacecraft System Engineering
    • Systems Engineering and Technical Management Techniques
  3. GeoInformatics
    • Decision Support System
    • Disaster Monitoring and Management
    • GeoInformatics for Environmental applications
    • Geo-Database Management
    • GIS for Urban Planning
    • Image Processing Techniques
    • Natural Resource Management
    • Photogrammetry Analysis
    • Remote Sensing of the Earth's Surface and the Atmosphere
    • Remote Sensing Data Modeling 
    • Food Security
    • Adaptation to Climate Change
    • Disaster Risk Reduction
    • Hydrology
    • Web GIS
    • Forest Management
  4. Space Physics
    • Analysis and Interpretation of Space Data
    • Asteroids, Meteorites, Comets
    • Astrophysical & Computational Techniques
    • Cosmology
    • Electrodynamics
    • Geophysics and Space Science
    • Gravitational Physics
    • High Energy Astrophysics
    • Microgravity
    • Plasma Dynamics
    • Radio Astronomy
    • Solar System Astrophysics
    • Solar-Terrestrial Physics
    • Space Weather
    • Stellar Astronomy
    • Vacuum Science and Technology
  5. Atmospheric and Environmental Science
    • Atmosphere Phenomena Modeling
    • Atmospheric Dynamics
    • Climate and Global Climate Change
    • Cloud Physics
    • Dynamics of Snow and Ice
    • Geomagnetism and Seismology
    • Hydrometeorology
    • Mineralogy and Petrology
    • Numerical Weather Modeling and Prediction
    • Oceanography and Ocean Wave Dynamics
    • Physics and Chemistry of Aerosols
    • Physics and Chemistry of Upper Atmosphere
    • Radar/ Satellite Meteorology
    • Storms and Weather Systems
    • Synoptic Meteorology
    • Weather Analysis and Forecasting
  • SSC/ Equivalent Certificate
  • FSc Pre-Engineering/ ICS/ Equivalent Certificate with Mathematics & Physics
  • No entry test required
Number of Seats 40
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 76,000/- 3,150/-
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 85,000/- 3,650/-

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)


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.