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Institute of Space Technology (IST) Islamabad

About Us

The Institute of Space Technology (IST) is a public sector university situated in Islamabad, Pakistan. The University Established in the year 2002 under the supervision of the Pakistan National Space Agency. IST provides a wide array of undergraduate and graduates degrees in partnership with Beihang University and the University of Surrey. Since the year 2008, IST has an ISO certified management standard.

The mission of IST is to give the state-of-the-art training facilities that will let the students get aflutter experience, an acute requirement in the professional world. Keeping this in mind, our remarkable achievements over the past year have been the up-gradation of the experiment and research facilities. Equipment like subsonic and supersonic wind tunnels have been set-up. IT facilities have been further polished with the addition of high-end-servers and broadband internet accessibility.

IST is affiliated with Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission, Pakistan Engineering Council, Higher Education Commission (Pakistan) and Washington Accord.

The Motto of our university is “Exploring the Final Frontier”.

Departments & Programs


  1. Students who have passed HSSC/Equivalent or appearing for HSSC/Equivalent final exams in 2019 are eligible to apply for admission in Undergraduate Programs of IST.
  2. For FSC/ICS Students: Merit will be decided based on  SSC/Equivalent marks secured, FSC (Part-1) & NAT-1E/ NAT-ICS/ HAT-UG-E/ HAT-UG-CS or SAT-II.
  3. For A-Level Students: Merit will be decided based on the marks secured in SSC/Equivalent & NAT-1E/ NAT-ICS/ HAT-UG-E/ HAT-UG-CS or SAT-II.
  4. For DAE Students: Merit will be decided based on the marks secured in SSC/Equivalent, DAE and NAT-1E/ HAT-UG-E or SAT-II.


  1. BS/ BE/ equivalent (16 Years of education) with a strong background in Aerospace, Aeronautical, Avionics, Mechanical, Electrical, Mechatronics, Chemical, Manufacturing or Materials Science & Engineering with minimum CGPA 2.00 out of 4.00 or  60% marks  from HEC and PEC recognized Institute/University or from Foreign Institute/University of good repute.
  2. GAT-A (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.

Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics

The department of Aeronautics and astronautics is present among the few, proffering graduate and undergraduate degrees in Aerospace and Avionics Engineering in Pakistan. Education in Aerospace and Avionics Engineering at this department targets on transmitting the knowledge to a point that our graduates are successful in their proficient careers, including industry, research organizations, government service, and academia.

 Aerospace Engineering
Avionics Engineering
Aerospace Engineering(Propulsion) 
Aerospace Engineering(Structural Design & Analysis)
Aerospace Engineering(Aerospace Vehicle Design) 
Aerospace Engineering (Aerodynamics/Computational Fluid Dynamics)
Aerospace Engineering(Guidance, Navigation and Control) 
Global Navigation Satellite Systems

Department of Electrical Engineering

The faculty of Engineering is highly qualified and experienced from different foreign universities and is working hard to provide the students with the best professional life. This program is constructed in a manner to prepare the electrical engineering students for a career with wide-ranging opportunities in the field of research, design, development, production, management, and solutions to the problem of fast-growing telecommunication, electronics, wireless and satellite industry.

ProgramsBSM.Sc/M.AM.S/M.Phil Ph.D
Electrical Engineering
Wireless Communications
Signal and Image Processing
Satellite Engineering
Antennas and RF / Microwaves
Information and Cyber Security

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering is a refreshing interdisciplinary field that can be connected with many important dares such as energy, environment, communication, health, and many others. The program of Materials Science and Engineering offers extensive education in a broad spectrum of materials and formulates students for careers in diverse industries, as well as for improved studies in this field. The students learn how to prepare, choose and operate the properties of different materials as well as to find the behavior of various materials under different environmental conditions.

Materials Science and Engineering
 Material Sciences

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Our devoted faculty graduated from top renowned universities augments our leading-edge research programs in dynamics, energy, thermo-fluids, design & manufacturing, and control, etc. We aim to ensure that all our young candidates have a firm education with leadership, management and teaming skills, internship experience, and involvement in student activities. We endow that highlighting these areas will make our young stars well-qualified to take captaincy roles in the coming time.

Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering (Fluid & Thermal Systems)
Mechanical Engineering (Mechanical Design & Analysis)
Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing Systems)
Mechanical Engineering (Automobile)

Department of Applied Mathematics & Statistics

In this period of emerging technologies and advanced sciences, progressed nations are focusing on applied research by practicing knowledge linkages between scientists, engineers, and researchers. Mathematics & Statistics from the support for knowledge development for scientists as well as engineers. Our goal is to fabricate scientists and engineers stocked with modern mathematics tools with the best understanding towards the world of nature and issues related to engineering.


Department of Remote Sensing and Geo-information Science (RS&GISc)

The target of the Department of Remote Sensing and Geo-information Science (RS&GISc) is to spread executive knowledge through best teaching, research and its applications in different disciplines. In our productive and captivating curriculum, we strive to combine the latest developments in remote sensing, GIS, spatial programming and modeling through advanced research techniques.

Remote Sensing and Geo-Information Science

Department of Space Science

Space Science
Astrophysics and Astronomy
Remote Sensing & GISc

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Research & Development
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The IST has a separate Office of Research, Innovation, and Commercialization (ORIC) which cynosures to promote and develop collaborative work environment among researchers, industrial partners, national R&D organizations and funding agencies.


Institute of Space Technology (IST) has always been in the spearhead for acquiring and adopting best practices in the field of Education. Identifying the role that it needs to play in the higher education sector, IST has inaugurated a Quality Enhancement Cell. This cell has the duty to ensure that the university’s quality assurance practices are suitable with international standards and are constructed to polish the level of higher education