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CASE: Center For Advanced Studies In Engineering

Department of Engineering Management

Ph.D. Engineering Management Program

The 60 credit hour PhD program at CASE is an extensive program that requires the student to exhibit outstanding research capabilities. The degree program specially focuses on finding intellectual solution (both industrial and academic) with distinct knowledge contributions in the field of ‘Engineering Management’. Students aspiring to be researchers in this program must have exceptional research capabilities with strong academic and industrial knowledge. The program ensures highest level of original research contributions by enforcing exceptional quality measures at various program milestones such as admission, course work completion, doctoral qualifying exam, proposal defense, final defense, publications fulfillment and various formal and informal reviews.


  • Being PhD scholar at CASE, students have to fulfill additional requirements imposed by the department to meet various program tasks and milestones. Details of these additional requirements are available with the department office.
  • PhD Admissions are offered subject to the availability of the supervisors in the desired area of research in the Department.

Eligibility Criteria

The candidate must possess at least a four year Bachelors degree (PEC recognized) or equivalent and an MS degree in Engineering Management or relevant discipline (minimum 18 years of formal education) from an HEC recognized university. A minimum 3.00/4.00 (or 75% marks) in the MS degree is required. Student has to pass the CASE admission test (GAT Subject) and interview. All candidates must complete any other HEC requirement for admission to the PhD Program.

Credit Hours Requirement
Category Credit Requirement
Core Courses 18
Elective Courses 12
(For a student to specialize in a particular area at least 6 credits have to be earned from selected Area of Specialization excluding courses taken as core)
Thesis/Dissertation 30 (Minimum)
Total Hours Required 60
Typical courses offered in various specializations (But Not Limited To):
  • Manufacturing Management:
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Manufacturing Systems
    • Manufacturing Strategies
    • Production and Operations Management
    • Concurrent Engineering Management
    • Enterprise Resource Planning
    • Special Topics in Manufacturing Management (PhD Level Course)
    • Others…
  • Telecom Management:
    • Telecom Laws & Regulations
    • Telecom Business Management
    • Emerging Technologies in Telecom Sector
    • Program Management in Telecom Organizations
    • Special Topics in Telecom Management (PhD Level Course)
    • Others…
  • Information and Knowledge Management (Software Management):
    • Software Quality Management
    • Software Project Management
    • Data Warehousing
    • Data Mining
    • Knowledge Management
    • Management Information Systems
    • Special Topics in Software Management (PhD Level Course)
    • Others…
  • Construction Management:
    • Construction Management
    • Construction Technology (PhD Level Course)
    • Special Topics in Construction Management (PhD Level Course)
    • Others…
  • Quality Management:
    • Business Process Re-Engineering
    • Statistical Process Control
    • Quality Management for Project Managers
    • Quality Improvement in Technical Concerns
    • Organizational Excellence Through Quality Management
    • Design of Experiment (PhD Level Course)
    • Special Topics in Quality Management (PhD Level Course)
    • Others…
  • Financial Management
    • Cost Accounting
    • Finance for Technical Managers
    • Advanced Financial Management
    • Business Studies in Finance
    • Cost Benefit Analysis (PhD Level Course)
    • Financial Management for Project Managers
    • Introduction To Financial Management
    • Others…
  • HR Management
    • Human Resource Management for Project Managers
    • Performance Management
    • Conflict Management
    • Human Resource Management
    • Organization Development
    • Human Resource Management in Technological Concerns
    • Others…
  • Technology Management:
    • Technology and Entrepreneurship
    • Transfer of Technology
    • Technology Management
    • Special Topics in Technology Management (PhD Level Course)
    • Seminar in Technology, Governance and Globalization (PhD Level Course)
    • Seminar in Competitiveness and Technology (PhD Level Course)
    • Others…
  • Project Management:
    • Contract Management
    • Program and Portfolio Management
    • Project Manager Competency Development
    • Management of Government Projects
    • Advanced Project Management
    • Project Management Maturity Model
    • Engineering Project Management
    • Computer Applications in Project Management
    • Special Topics in Engineering Project Management (PhD Level Course)
    • Special Topics in Project Management (PhD Level Course)
    • Introduction to Global Project Management Standards
    • Others…
  • Engineering Management:
    • Productivity Engineering and Management
    • Engineering Laws and Contract Management
    • Problem Solving and Decision Making
    • Operations Management (Pre Requisite Course Only)
    • Engineering Economy (Pre Requisite Course Only)
    • Special Topics in Engineering Management (PhD Level Course)
    • Advanced Topics in Engineering Management (PhD Level Course)
  • Marketing:
    • Marketing of Products and Services
    • Consumer Relationship Management
    • Business Studies in Marketing
    • Special Topics in Marketing
    • Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Consumer Economics
  • Management:
    • Strategic Decision and Risk Management
    • Management of Technical Organizations and Practices
    • Dynamics of Professional Management
    • Managing Organizational Change in Technical Organizations
    • Professional Ethics
    • Business Communication
    • Organization Behavior (PhD Level Course)
    • Industrial Psychology (PhD Level Course)
    • Advanced Strategic Management (PhD Level Course)
    • Corporate Governance
    • Business & Commercial Law
    • Survey of International Standards
    • Business and Industrial Engineering Economics (PhD Level Course)
    • Leadership & Motivation
    • Advanced Topics in Management (PhD Level Course)
  • Other Doctorate Level Core Courses:
    • Quantitative and Qualitative Methods
    • Mathematical Modeling and Optimization
    • Technology, International Trade and Economic Development
    • Research Methodology for Engineering Managers
    • Research Methodology for Managers
    • Advanced Topics in Management
    • Industrial Psychology and Sociological Aspects In Technical Organizations
    • Business Communications For Technical Managers
    • Seminar in Technology, Governance and Globalization
    • Seminar in Competitiveness and Technology
    • Business and Industrial Engineering Economics
    • Advanced Strategic Management
    • Special Topics in Engineering Management
    • Advanced Topics in Engineering Management
    • Special Topics in Engineering Project Management
    • Special Topics in Project Management
    • Special Topics in Technology Management
    • Organization Behavior
    • Industrial Psychology
    • Risk Management
    • Design of Experiment
    • Report Writing
    • Special Topics in Quality Management
    • Special Topics in Telecom Management
    • Special Topics in Software Management
    • Special Topics in Manufacturing Management
    • Cost Benefit Analysis
    • Others…
Note: Students can take these courses subject to department guidelines issued every semester within time table.
In addition to the requirements of HEC, UET and CASE (department of higher studies), students must cater to the following important rules for completion of their PhD degree:
  1. All students must complete full course work i.e. 10 courses for PhD.
  2. Students with incomplete course work cannot register for research thesis and neither can they opt for research proposal defense.
  3. At max, student can appear two times for the PhD Proposal Defense, Final Defense and Pre Final Defense. Students are requested to email the department for the format of PhD Proposal Defense and the format of the presentation (Proposal, Pre Final and Final Defense).These documents are also available on CASE website in the “DOWNLOAD” section.
  4. Student must follow the DQE guidelines provided separately.
  5. All PhD students must maintain a CGPA of 3.5 throughout their PhD degree. It is important to note that students cannot register for research hours if their CGPA in their course work is < 3.5.
  1. Students receive necessary guidelines from department before and at the time of registration in each semester.
  2. PhD scholars must contact the academic department for understanding course work requirement of their PhD degree.
  1. The department board of studies may ask students to take additional elective courses in any degree.
  2. Students are generally encouraged to work on theoretical contributions, practical case studies (preferably local), industrial projects Etc.
  3. List of supervisors is available on CASE website (visit EM Department webpage and then Faculty Details).
  4. Students are requested to please consult the department for format of thesis and for the format of the final presentation of MSc Thesis. These documents are also available on CASE website in the “DOWNLOAD” section.
  5. All students must submit the “Masters Thesis Topic Approval Form for EM Department” before the semester in which they wish to register for the thesis. Students can only register in thesis after approval of this form by the department. This form is also available on CASE website in the “DOWNLOADS” section.
  6. Students are encouraged to publish their thesis research work in international reputed conferences and journal. Publication should be done alone or with the respective supervisor. Upto two authors are allowed i.e. the student (as main author) and the supervisor (as co author). Reputed publications will result in better acceptance of the thesis (subject to relevant academic checks).
  7. All thesis documents must undergo plagiarism check (TURNITIN based) as well as language check (preferably from an English language expert).
  8. Students can only register for thesis after completion of Core Courses of their respective degree.
  9. Final copy of Thesis would be sent to convener of STEM society.
  10. Students cannot register for thesis before undertaking following courses concerning ‘research methods’
    1. Research Methodology for Engineering Managers (For MEM Thesis)
    2. Research Methodology for Managers (For MM and MPM Thesis)
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