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Institute of Space Technology (IST) Islamabad

Institute of Space Technology

About Us

The Institute of Space Technology (IST) is a public sector university situated in Islamabad, Pakistan. The University was established in the year 2002 under the supervision of the Pakistan National Space Agency. The Institute of Space Technology provides a wide array of undergraduate and graduate degrees in partnership with Beihang University and the University of Surrey. Since the year 2008, The Institute of Space Technology has an ISO certified management standard.
MISSION The mission of The Institute of Space Technology 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.
AFFILIATION The Institute of Space Technology is affiliated with the Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission, Pakistan Engineering Council, Higher Education Commission (Pakistan), and Washington Accord. MOTTO The Motto of the Institute of Space Technology is “Exploring the Final Frontier”.

Institute of Space Technology Islamabad – Admissions, Departments & Scholarships

Admission Criteria for Undergraduate 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.
Admission Criteria for Graduate Programs 
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 a 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
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.

Electrical Engineering ✔
Computer Science
Electrical Engineering (Wireless Communications)
Electrical Engineering (Signal and Image Processing)
Electrical Engineering (Satellite Engineering)
Electrical Engineering (Antennas and RF / Microwaves)
Electrical Engineering (Information and Cyber Security)
Electrical Engineering (Electronics and Embedded System)
Electrical Engineering (Computer Vision)

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 ✔

Department of Mechanical Engineering

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

Mechanical Engineering
Fluid & Thermal Systems ✔
Mechanical Design & Analysis ✔
Manufacturing Systems ✔
Automobile ✔


Department of Applied Mathematics u0026amp; 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. One objective is to fabricate scientists and engineers stocked with modern mathematics tools with the best understanding of the world of nature and issues related to engineering.


National Centre for Remote Sensing and Geo-informatics (RSu0026amp;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 ✔

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Department of Space Science

Space Science
Astrophysics and Astronomy ✔
Remote Sensing & GISc


Institute of Space Technology (IST) Islamabad offers various scholarships on the bases of merit or for the needy and deserving students. Some of the scholarships are as follows
– HEC need-based scholarships
– IST need-based scholarships
– Merit-based scholarships
And several other sponsorships

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

Institute of Space Technology (IST) Islamabad conducted various seminars and workshops for their student’s better future such as the workshop on “Engineering Design Optimization”, “Control System Design and Analysis”, “Cost-effective Composite Material Manufacturing for Engineering Products”, “Composites Design Optimization and Analysis”, “Reliability of Engineering Systems”.