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Departmental Nodes


The main areas of research at postgraduate level are the respective majors of specialization in which the Masters degree is awarded. The programme of Master of Engineering by research is conducted in the following majors:

Structural Engineering:

 Re-strengthening and Repair Techniques
 Constitutive Modelling of Reinforced Concrete and Ferro cement
 Tensile and Compressive Membrane Action
 Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete in Mixed Moment Field
 Post Cracking Tensile Strength
 Bond in Reinforced Concrete
 Structural Behaviour of Cold Formed Steel Sections
 Models for Shear and Flexural Strength of Ferro cement
 Ferro cement Applications and its use
 In-Filled Masonry Panels Subjected to Lateral Loads

 Non-Engineered Construction in the Rural Areas
  Ductility of Reinforcing Bars Produced in Pakistan
 Structural Use of Recycled Concrete Aggregates Top

Materials Engineering:

Design, Development, Production and Assessment of Materials in the Transportation Industry
Design, Development, Production and Assessment of Material in the Construction Industry
Durability of Bituminous Materials Under Service Conditions
Design of Bituminous Mixes and Performance Under Tropical Conditions
Evaluation of Engineering Properties of Mineral Compounds, Super-Plasticisers, Binders, Polymeric Compounds and Stabilizing Agents
Mechanical Properties of Recycled Aggregates
Cement Replacement Material
Properties of Locally Manufactured Reinforcing Bars
High Strength and High Performance Concrete
Innovation Materials for Highway Pavement Top

Geo-technical Engineering:

Numerical / Constitutive Modelling of Soils
Evaluation of Static and Dynamic Parameters of Different Soil Strata
Evaluation of Sub Soil Geological Conditions
Indigenous Methodologies for Ground Improvement Techniques
Development of Indigenous Methodologies for Ground Improvement Techniques
Development of Indigenous Methodologies and Equipment to Carry Out Experiments in the Field and laboratories
GIS Mapping of Sub Soil Conditions Top

Transportation Engineering

Pavement distress evaluation and material characterisation
Redesign and signal optimisation of roundabouts
Capacity improvements of major urban and rural routes
Road condition monitoring and development of remedial strategies
Road design techniques in arid and coastal areas
Geometric and structural design of fly over in Karachi using software packages
Stability analysis of highway embankments under waterlogged conditions
Use of expert systems in geometric design of highways
Analysis and design of urban road drainage systems
Mechanistic and finite element analysis of major national highways in Pakistan
Pavement condition monitoring and evaluation of roads and airport airside
Non-linear behaviour of pavements under heavy axle loads
Development of travel demand forecasting models for urban areas
Economic appraisal of highway projects using HDM and RTIM models
Application of Geographic Information System (GIS) for facility management

Engineering Management

Sustainable Development
Management Information Systems
Asset Management Model

Coastal and Harbour Engineering

Morphology of Coastal Processes (waves, currents, tides, dredging, etc.)
Port Planning Method and Models
Development of Containerisation
Computer Application in Port Containerisation
Environmental Impact of Port development
Port Economics

Water Resources Engineering and Management

Sectoral Water Allocation, Releases and Performance
Barrage and Canal System
Water Supply: Domestic, Industrial, Agriculture, etc.
Groundwater System
Exploration and Characterisation
Water Balances, Recharge/Discharge Areas Delineation
Monitoring and Evaluation
Simulation and Optimisation Modelling
Tertiary Level Irrigation System in Indus Basin
Conservation of Water, Watercourse Lining
Water Accounting and Irrigation Scheduling, Application Efficiency


Research Supervision:

Research students under Masters programme work under the supervision of faculty members. The supervisor is responsible for the initial definition and plan of the research problem assigned to the candidate. Supervisor suggests reading material and attending any necessary course(s) to enhance the candidate's understanding of research topic and may also ask the candidate to present seminar(s) with the progress of research. Supervisor regularly and closely monitors the research student / research assistant and reports to Advanced Studies and Research Board (AS&RB) on quarterly basis about the academic progress of the candidate via concerned departmental head and the Dean Engineering.

Fulfillment of Research Work:

A candidate may be allowed to submit his/her thesis after a minimum of 18 months from the start of research work to the Postgraduate Admission Committee (for further details please refer University's Regulations). In certain cases, Dean may allow, acting on the recommendation of the Chairman of the concerned Department, to extend the prescribed 2-year period of research study up to 36 months. In extraordinary circumstances, AS&RB may grant an extension of one year.

The research work has to be carried out in the concerned Department of the University. With the approval of the AS&RB, part of such work may be carried out at other institution / organization. The thesis document has to be published in English language and shall comply with the publication standards prescribed by the university. No thesis is accepted unless it shows evidence of originality of work, potential development or application of scientific principles and methods, and compatibility to contemporary research work carried out by other researchers in the same field.

Publication of Thesis:

NED University of Engineering & Technology owns the research work and holds the right to publish it or any part thereof. The supervisor of the thesis has the right to decide the names of the author(s) and co-author(s) of any publication(s) out of the research work carried out. Publication(s) based on incomplete research work shall also be governed by regulations laid above.