Air University, Islamabad (Education)

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2017-06-02 01:38:16Air University, Islamabad
   
Established in 2002, Air University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the large city of Islamabad (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Islamabad CT. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Multan. Officially accredited/recognized by the Higher Education Commission, Pakistan, Air University (AU) is a very small (enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Air University (AU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. AU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, as well as administrative services. [1] Air University
  • Details
  • Motto:

    Taking Academic Excellence To New Heights, Facilitating Institutes of higher learning to serve as an Engine of Growth for the Socio-Economic Development of Pakistan

  • Type:

    Education Institution public

  • Established:

    2002

  • Chancellor:

    President Pakistan

  • Vice Chancellor:

    Air Vice Marshal (retd.) Faaiz Amir

  • Registrar::

    Air Cdre (R) Muhammad Saleem

  • Students:

    12000 ,15000

  • Undergraduate tuition and fees::

    111,960 PKR (2012)

  • Undergraduates:

    10,500

  • Postgraduates:

    8000

  • Location:

    Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan

  • Headquarter:

    Islamabad, Pakistan

  • Campus:

    Islamabad, Multan

  • Nickname:

    AU

  • Affiliation:

    Pakistan Engineering Council, Higher Education Commission, Association of Commonwealth Universities, International Association of Universities

  • Address::

    Service Road E-9 / E-8, Islamabad, Pakistan، Islamabad 44000

  • Website:

    www.au.edu.pk

  • Phone: :

    (051) 9262557

ABOUT

Air University, Islamabad
Air University, Islamabad

VISION

Air University aspires to be among the leading national universities, excelling in teaching, learning, research, innovation and public service.

MISSION

The mission of Air University is to achieve excellence in teaching and research for producing graduates with sound professional knowledge, integrity of character, a keen sense of social responsibility and a passion for lifelong learning. The University shall stand committed to creating an environment conducive for attracting the best students, faculty and supporting staff for contributing to the development of a prosperous, peaceful and enlightened society. [2] Vision And Mission

MESSAGE FROM VICE CHANCELLOR

Vice Chancellor
Vice Chancellor
I appreciate your interest in Air University study programmes and assure you that you are making a right choice. As our prospective student, you will find that our campus, located at the foot hills of Margalla Hills in Islamabad, offers enormous and unique opportunities for academic, social, and personal growth. Air University is a federally chartered public sector university devoted to academic excellence in teaching and scholarship. Its nationally accredited and recognized programmes prepare our undergraduate and graduate student population for leadership and service in their respective disciplines. Central to the University’s mission is the faculty’s dedication to excellence in teaching, research and the development of a fertile learning environment. Cognizant of the dynamics of higher education, the faculty and staff of Air University engage in ongoing assessment and improvement of the curriculum and other university programmes to meet the needs of students and the community. Additionally, the University strongly stresses character development that includes cultural, social and ethical values [3] Vice Chancellor

WHY AIR UNIVERSITY

Air University

Air University is a federally chartered Public Sector University established in 2002. The campus is located near the Margalla foothills in the south east corner of sector E-9 (PAF Complex) of Islamabad. The main entrance is adjacent to the intersection of Agha Shahi Avenue (9th Avenue) and Khayaban-e-Iqbal (Margalla Road). The University is a degree awarding autonomous institution and its graduates are offered good placement opportunities in the job market. The University promotes research in all disciplines. Faculty members are encouraged to help develop the education system and curricula of the university using their experience and research. Faculty development and updating of courses are given high priority and are undertaken as a regular academic requirement. [4] Air University 

About Multan Campus

As a federally chartered, public sector university, AIR University can operate all over Pakistan. Southern Punjab consists of four divisions, Multan, Sahiwal, Bahawalpur and Dera Ghazi Khan. Large numbers of students from this region desiring higher education in Management Sciences and Computer Engineering move to educational institutions in Lahore, Islamabad or Karachi. The city of Multan is well placed to serve not only these four divisions, but also adjoining areas in Sind, Balochistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. In view of the heavy pressure of students seeking admission to courses of the kind offered by AIR University, the Prime Minister directed for the establishment of the Multan Campus of the University. The management conducted a feasibility study and decided to set up two faculties, Applied and Basic Sciences and Administrative Sciences in Phase I, to be followed by Engineering in Phase II. The University started the Multan Campus in the heart of the city in a rented building named Khan Centre at Abdali Road, Multan Cantt. In the fullness of time the campus will be constructed over an area of 200 acres in the suburbs of Multan. The University announced admission for two programs, BSCS and BBA (Honors) in the month of January 2011 and classes for these programs started on April 19, 2011. From Fall 2011 semester a third degree program, MBA (3 ½ years), is also being offered. The campus is closely linked with the parent departments of the main campus and have worked a regular mechanism of knowledge sharing with them. The Multan campus is linked through PERN with the main campus. The facility of teleconferencing is provided. Therefore the class lectures of Islamabad campus and scholars of international repute are supplemented. The efforts are underway to hire highly qualified and professionally experienced teachers in the fields of finance, marketing, management and computer science. A computer lab has been established at the campus with internet facility. This computer lab is connected with HEC digital library. The students of these programs have almost unlimited access to the computer and professional software tools and other facilities of the main campus. The library of the campus is going to be established with the latest books in all areas of management sciences and computer science. [5]  Multan Campus 

Degree Programs

  1. BE - Mechatronics
  2. BE - Telecommunication
  3. BS - Computer Science
  4. M.Phil. - Linguistics & Literature
  5. MS - Aerospace Engineering
  6. MS - Applied Physics
  7. MS - Human Resources
  8. MS - Mathematics
  9. Ph.D. - Avionics
  10. Ph.D. - Mechatronics
  11. BE - Mechanical
  12. BE - Power
  13. BS - Physics
  14. MBA - Marketing
  15. MS - Electrical
  16. MS - Information Security
  17. MS - Mechanical
  18. Ph.D. - Electrical
  19. Ph.D. - Mechanical
  20. Ph.D. - Mathematics
  21. BE - Electronics
  22. BS - English
  23. BS - Mathematics
  24. MS - Avionics
  25. MS - Mechatronics
  26. MS - Finance
  27. MS - Computer Science
  28. Ph.D. - Aerospace Engineering
  29. Ph.D. - Linguistics & Literature
  30. Ph.D. - Physics [6] Degree Programs 

DEPARTMENT OF AVIONICS ENGINEERING

The word avionics is a combination of aviation and electronics. In recent years, the aircraft industry has experienced an exponential increase in the application of digital communications, controls and navigation systems. On-board computers now control vital flight functions of large aerial vehicles from takeoff to automatically controlled landings while on-board sensors observe physical phenomena as diverse as weather, ground vehicles, crop densities and other aerial targets. The field of avionics is thus multi-disciplinary and challenging. The Avionics Engineering Department of IAA offers MS and PhD degrees in Avionics Engineering and MS in Information Security. The program offered provides an opportunity of pursuing a rigorous course of studies reflecting the challenges of today's high-tech electronics and aviation industry. The students are allowed to select courses from a variety of specializations which are covered in depth and which probe the frontiers of engineering and scientific knowledge. Special-study courses are available to explore emerging technologies and their applications for solving problems. Advanced concepts and applications are emphasized throughout the program and the thesis research. The aim is to provide the required knowledge and substantial depth so that the alumni can continue to pursue lifelong multidisciplinary learning as professional engineers. [7] AVIONICS ENGINEERING 


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