The past century has been host to many technological advancements resulting in a gradual progression towards the betterment of society. Space science as such, has been a vital force behind this advancement and has revolutionalized the process of advancement.
In this backdrop, it was decided in the year 2002 to establish an educational institution that would impart specialized education in space and related science to bring our nation at par with the international community. Thus, the Institute of Space Technology came into existence in September 2002 offering undergraduate degrees in Aerospace Engineering and Communication Systems Engineering as its core disciplines.
In Fall 2008, the institute launched an undergraduate program in the field of Materials Science & Engineering, as well as a graduate program in Communication Engineering. Starting from fall 2011, the institute launched an additional undergraduate program in the field of Electrical Engineering instead of Communication Systems Engineering. A part from these indigenous programs the institute is collaborating with Beihang University (BUAA), Northern Polytechnic University (NPU), China and University of Surrey (UniS), UK to offer linked master’s programs in more than dozen areas. The undergraduate programs offered by IST are approved by Higher Education Commission and accredited Pakistan Engineering Council.
With HEC’s foreign faculty program, we have a significant number of specialized teaching staff at IST who have brought home with them years of experience abroad.
Our aim is to provide the state-of-the-art training facilities that will enable our students to acquire hands-on experience, an acute requirement in the professional world. With that in mind, our notable 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 enhanced with the addition of high-end-servers and broad band internet accessibility.