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Master of Science in Electrical Engineering with Specialization in Integrated Circuits (Morning Program)

Fall 2023 Admissions Open




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Note 1: GAT or GRE are not valid for MS ICD Program

Note 2: FAST NU Admission test scheduled on 11th July, 2023 will be considered for the MS ICD Program



“A Training from Idea to Product Design”

Salient Features:

·         First dedicated Integrated Circuits (IC) design program in Pakistan, supported and funded by the industrial partners.

·         First time in Pakistan an academic opportunity for IC designing on Licensed Cadence Tool Suite.

·         Established collaboration with public and private industrial partners.

·         25 fully industrial funded MS students already enrolled in Spring-2020, will, tape-out 8 group projects on two ICs in Spring-2021.

·         Offers hands on design experience on TSMC officially provided 65nm, 130nm and 150nm CMOS process development kits (PDKs).

·         Fully developed ICD lab with four full time faculty members with degrees in IC design and cumulative experience of over a dozen IC tapeouts.

·         Provides a unique opportunity to fabricate the designed ICs by offering “IC Tapeoutfrom Spring 2021.

·         The IC Tapeout offers the opportunity of Testing/Verification of the designed IC in real world.   

·         A comprehensive experience from project conception to the working silicon microchip.

·         A bridge between the industryandacademia to pave the way to FABless innovations resulting in commercialization IC design houses.

·         Bright prospect of placement in public and private organizations after MS completion

·         To establish the VLSI Design and Training Centre at FASTNU, Islamabad in cooperation with our Industrial Partners.

Program Objectives:

This program is tailored to train human resource for globally 500 Billion US$ semiconductor industry.  The goal is to equip youth with comprehensive integrated circuit (IC) design and verification expertise including, theoretical in-depth knowledge, hands-on IC design tools skills, and end-to-end IC design and verification training. Each student in this program will design the real world IC’s from project conception to the working silicon microchip under the guidance of faculty supervisor from university and industry experts


Bachelor’s degree in a relevant engineering discipline (Electrical, Electronics, Telecommunications, or Computer engineering, etc.), recognized by Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC). Minimum CGPA of 2.0, Preferably 2.5 (on a scale of 4.0) or at least 60% marks.


·         Full fee waiver for selected candidates


Tentative Road Map:  



MS (Electrical Engineering – Specialization in Integrated Circuits):

30 Credits MS Program



Core Courses for MSEE with Specialization in Integrated Circuits:


1.Research Methodology (03 Credits) (HEC Requirement)

2.Digital Integrated Circuits (03 Credits)

3.Analog & DT Integrated Circuits (03 Credits)

4.Mixed Signal Integrated Circuits (03 Credits)


Elective Courses (One must select minimum of 4 courses from this list of Electives):


1. Signal Integrity, Packaging and SoC Design (03 credits)

2. Digital ICs Synthesis & Physical Backend Design (03 Credits)

3. IC Design Project: From Schematic to Chip Tapeout (03 credits)

4. Universal Verification Methodology (UVM) (03 Credit)

5. RF Integrated Circuits (03 Credits)

6. Advance Microwave Engineering (03 Credits)

7. Advance Embedded Systems (03 Credits)

8. Advance Digital Signal Processing (03 Credits)

9. Advanced Wireless Communication (03 Credits)

10. IC Marketing and Business Management (03 Credits)


Teaching Faculty:

·         Prof. Dr. Rashad Ramzan

·         Dr. Hassan Saif

·         Dr. Shazad Saleem

·         Dr. Arshad Hassan

·         Engr. Hamza Atiq (MS EE)

·         Engr. Daniyal Ali (MS EE)

·         Engr. Ali Sabir

·         Engr. Usama Liaquat

·         Visiting Faculty from Industry including the industrial partners

















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