Federally Chartered Degree Awarding Institute Recognized by HEC

Sir Syed CASE Institute of Technology
PhD in Engineering Management
( PHD EM )

This PhD program at SS-CASE-IT 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 SS-CASE-IT, 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
  1. The candidate must possess at least a four year Bachelor’s 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.
  2. A minimum 3.00/4.00 (or 75% marks) in the MS degree is required.
  3. Higher Education Aptitude Test (HAT-I) passed with minimum 70% marks or SS-CASE-IT test as per GRE pattern with 70% minimum passing marks required for the admission in PhD Engineering Management. Resultis to be submitted at the time of application in case of HAT-I as prescribed by the University.
  4. All candidates must complete any other requirement of HEC and SS-CASE-IT for admission in the PhD Program.
  5. Final selection is made by Board of Advanced Studies at SS-CASE-IT.
Program Duration
  • Minimum: 3 years (6 semesters)
  • Maximum: 6 years (With 2 - One Year Extensions)
Category Credit Requirement
Core Courses 09
Optional Courses 09
Postgraduate Research Thesis 30 (Minimum)
Total Hours Required 48 (Minimum)
Degree Requirements
  1. Completion of course works with 3.5 CGPA (18 Credit Hours after PhD admission).
  2. Passing Qualifying / Comprehensive Examination.
  3. Qualifying Proposal Defense.
  4. At least one publication in ISI INDEXED IMPACT FACTOR JOURNAL from HEC approved list
    Two publications:
    • One in HEC approved journals and
    • Second in Scoupus indexed journals.
  5. Successful Pre-Final Defense of thesis before foreign evaluation
  6. Satisfactory reviews from two experts from technologically / academically advanced countries.
  7. Successful Final Defense of thesis written in the prescribed format.
Core Courses
  • EM-8101 Quantitative and Qualitative Methods
  • EM-8102 Research Methodology for Engineering Managers
  • EM-8103 Academic Writing for Engineering Managers
Optional Courses
  • EM-8104 Operation Research & Optimization
  • EM-8105 Total Quality Management
  • EM-8106 Advanced Engineering Statistics & Design of Experiment
  • EM-8107 Big Data Analysis & Knowledge Management
  • EM-8999 Postgraduate Research Thesis (Compulsory)
**Policy for Registration in MSc Courses
    PhD student may register in MSc. EM courses with written endorsement of his/her Supervisor as an optional subject with a maximum of six credit hours passing with at least B+ grade.
Note: Students can take these courses subject to department guidelines issued every semester within timetable.