Institute Space Technology Islamabad

Do you want to pursue a career in space science and engineering? Then, apply or want to get admission in 2024 at the Institute of Space Technology Islamabad in short form known as (IST). It is a public university established in 2002. It aims to provide specialized education and research in astronautics, astronomy, and aerospace engineering. IST is affiliated with the Pakistan National Space Agency (PNSA). 

IST Institute of Space Technology banner islamabad pk

History

IST is a public university in Islamabad specializing in aerospace engineering and related fields. It was established by the Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO), Pakistan’s national space agency.  It offers undergraduate and graduate programs in various disciplines, such as remote sensing, satellite engineering, geographic information systems, space flight dynamics, materials science and engineering, and aerospace engineering.

The main purpose of the Institute of Space Technology Islamabad is to produce highly skilled experts who can contribute to advancing space technology in Pakistan and the world.

Programs Offered by IST Islamabad

This university offers various undergraduate and graduate degrees in space science and engineering. The regular duration of BS and MS/MPhil degree programs is four and two years, while the Ph.D. programs are offered part-time or full-time. It depends on the availability of resources and supervisors.  

DisciplineDegree Program
BS / BEMS / M PhilPh.D.
Aerospace EngineeringYesYes
Avionics Engineering
Electrical EngineeringYesYes
Materials Science & Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Computer Science
Space ScienceYes
Mathematics
Physics

Departments

Currently, the Institute of Space Technology Islamabad has the following Departments:

  • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Aeronautics & Astronautics
  • Space Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics & Statistics
  • National Centre for Remote-Sensing & Geo-Informatics
  • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Humanities & Sciences
  • Avionics Engineering 

Each discipline has its department responsible for delivering and designing the curriculum, providing academic guidance to the students, and conducting research. The departments have experienced and qualified faculty members. They have expertise in various engineering and space science areas.  

The curriculum of each degree is to equip the students with the practical skills and the theoretical knowledge they need for their future careers. It is designed to meet international standards.

The courses cover the following topics 

  • Space Dynamics
  • Orbital Mechanics
  • Spacecraft Design
  • Propulsion Systems
  • Control Systems
  • Communication Systems
  • Remote Sensing
  • Satellite Imagery
  • Materials Characterization
  • Nanotechnology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Science
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Differential Equations
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Relativity

Fee Structure for National and international Students

One Time ChargesLocal Fee Structure
(Pak Rs)
Intl Fee Structure
(US $)
Admission Fee30,0002,000
Endowment Fund5,000250
Library Development Fund5,000250
Total Time Charges40,0002,500
Per Semester Charges(Pak Rs)(US $)
Tuition Fee108,9004,235
Service Charges7,000250
Safe/ Smart Campus Charges2,000250
Total Per Semester Charges117,9004,735

Computer Science

One Time ChargesLocal Fee Structure
(Pak Rs)
Intl Fee Structure
(US $)
Admission Fee30,0002,000
Endowment Fund5,000250
Library Development Fund5,000250
Total Time Charges40,0002,500
Per Semester Charges(Pak Rs)(US $)
Tuition Fee91,9603,812
Service Charges7,000250
Safe/ Smart Campus Charges2,000250
Total Per Semester Charges100,9604,312

Space Science

One Time ChargesLocal Fee Structure
(Pak Rs)
Intl Fee Structure
(US $)
Admission Fee30,0002,000
Endowment Fund5,000250
Library Development Fund5,000250
Total Time Charges40,0002,500
Per Semester Charges(Pak Rs)(US $)
Tuition Fee91,9603,812
Service Charges7,000250
Safe/ Smart Campus Charges2,000250
Total Per Semester Charges100,9604,312

Physics

One Time ChargesLocal Fee Structure
(Pak Rs)
Intl Fee Structure
(US $)
Admission Fee30,0002,000
Endowment Fund5,000250
Library Development Fund5,000250
Total Time Charges40,0002,500
Per Semester Charges(Pak Rs)(US $)
Tuition Fee60,5002,517
Service Charges7,000250
Safe/ Smart Campus Charges2,000250
Total Per Semester Charges69,5003,017

Mathematics

One Time ChargesLocal Fee Structure
(Pak Rs)
Intl Fee Structure
(US $)
Admission Fee30,0002,000
Endowment Fund5,000250
Library Development Fund5,000250
Total Time Charges40,0002,500
Per Semester Charges(Pak Rs)(US $)
Tuition Fee60,5002,517
Service Charges7,000250
Safe/ Smart Campus Charges2,000250
Total Per Semester Charges69,5003,017

ICT Achievements

Since its inception, the Institute of Space Technology Islamabad has significantly contributed to space technology. The institute has designed and built several satellites, including the PAKSAT-1R. It is the Pakistan’s largest and most advanced communication satellite.

It has also designed and built the Remote Sensing Satellite. This satellite is used for remote sensing applications such as environmental monitoring, land use, land cover mapping, and disaster management. 

Conclusion

Institute of Space Technology (IST) Islamabad is an HEC-recognized university and one of Pakistan’s most prestigious space technology institutions. It has significantly contributed to space technology, such as designing and developing various satellites and aerospace systems. The future of this institute looks bright in the field of space technology.

FAQs Frequently Asked Questions

A: IST is accredited by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan and other relevant accreditation bodies.

A: It is located in Islamabad Expressway, Sector H DHA Phase II, Islamabad.

A: IST is a public research university.

A: Admission requirements at IST vary by program. Generally, it includes a high school diploma or equivalent, entrance exam scores, and a certain English proficiency level.

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