MS Electrical Engineering


The purpose of the MS in Electrical Engineering is to attain theoretical and practical depth in one of the areas of interest. The students enrolled in the MS EE programme would have to specialise in one of the given areas of specialisation according to the guidelines in the programme handbook.

The MS Electrical Engineering programme offers eight specialization areas:

  1. Communication Systems
  2. Computer Networks
  3. Signal and Image Processing
  4. Systems and Controls
  5. Electronics and Embedded systems
  6. Optics and Electromagnetics
  7. Electronic Materials and Devices
  8. Electrical Power and Energy Systems
Students will be required to take at-least three graduate-level courses from their chosen area of specialisation.

Objectives of the MS Programme

Graduates of the Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering programme would have:
  1. An ability to apply their undergraduate knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering in greater depths and with rigor.
  2. An ability to function on larger teams.
  3. An ability to identify, formulate and solve complex engineering problems.
  4. A deeper understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  5. An ability to communicate effectively with their peers and colleagues.
  6. The specific information to understand the impact of their area of specialization on engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  7. Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  8. Knowledge of contemporary issues in Electrical Engineering.
  9. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools and models necessary for engineering practice.
  10. A sound technical knowledge of the area of specialisation.
  11. The ability to conduct meaningful research in the area of specialisation.
  12. The ability to present their work for peer review.

* The medium of instruction at LUMS is English for all degree programmes offered. Assessments are accepted in English only.

Generous Financial Aid and Scholarships available for qualifying students.


The electrical engineering department at LUMS, the largest at SSE, started in 2008 by offering a one of its kind undergraduate program in Pakistan. In 2012, the EE department graduated its first batch of undergrad students as it reached critical mass in research active full-time faculty and established research clusters in all important areas of EE. In the same year, the department started to offer new MS and PhD programs in electrical engineering by overhauling and majorly improving its existing graduate program in computer engineering.

The EE graduate programs at LUMS give students both a strong foundation and specialization in three important areas of electrical engineering: communication and networks, embedded systems and electronics, signal and image processing. Moreover, there is adequate opportunity to work with faculty and take courses in other important subjects for which course streams are not being offered currently. These include control systems, robotics, electromagnetic, optics and energy systems. Students are also strongly encouraged to collaborate with other disciplines at SSE such as Physics, Biology, Computer Science, Mathematics and Chemistry.

Masters of Science (MS)

A Masters degree provides the opportunity to delve deeper into the subjects that students get exposed to during their undergraduate degree. The EE MS program has the necessary rigor to enhance the understanding of the subject material, providing opportunity for better employment, and opening the doors to a teaching career or further graduate study.

The Department offers two types of MS degrees: MS-by-coursework-only and MS-with-Thesis. To graduate with a MS-with-thesis degree, the student must complete a 6 credit hour MS thesis under the supervision of a faculty advisor.

Important Dates

MS (Computer Science / Electrical Engineering / Mathematics / Physics / Biology / Chemistry)

Online Application Deadline (PST)
02 Apr 2019
05:00 pm
Deadline to submit supporting documents
03 Apr 2019
Online Application Deadline (PST) -- LUMS UG Continuing Students
02 Apr 2019
05:00 pm
Deadline to submit supporting documents - LUMS UG Continuing Students
03 Apr 2019
LGAT & SBASSE Subject Test administration for MS/PhD
14 Apr 2019
Deadline to take GRE
14 Apr 2019
Admission decisions
01 Jul 2019 to 31 Jul 2019

The University reserves the right to change dates and deadlines for admissions. Please keep informed of any changes by visiting periodically as well as the LUMS online application site.

Minimum Eligibility Criteria for Fall 2019 Admissions

Applicants must meet the minimum eligibility criteria in order to be considered for admission to the Graduate Programme. Meeting this criteria does not guarantee admission to the Graduate Programme.

The Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE) offers MS Programme in Electrical Engineering of two years’ duration.

Admission is purely merit-based and rests solely on the following criteria:

  1. Academic record
  2. Performance in the Admission Tests
  3. Completed application form along with all supporting documents
  4. Interview Performance (if applicable)

Academic Requirements for Fall 2019 Admissions

A minimum of 16 years of education is required for applying to the MS Programme in Electrical Engineering. 

Applicants are expected to have obtained their Bachelor’s (or Masters) degree from national or foreign institutions that are accredited or recognized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan.

Applicants applying to the MS Programme in Electrical Engineering must have their Bachelor’s (or Master’s) degree in any one of the following areas:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering/Applied Physics
  •  Mechatronics Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Telecomm Engineering
  • Other engineering disciplines peripherally related to electronics or electrical engineering.

As a minimum academic performance, all applicants must have maintained CGPA of at least 2.4 (on a scale of 4) or at least 60% marks in all university-level degrees (i.e. 4 years Bachelor’s degree or 2 years BSc. degree and 2 years MSc. degree).

Applicants who have obtained their degrees from institutions that are not listed with the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan, will be required to obtain an equivalence certificate from HEC. For further information please visit:

Applicants completing their degree requirements after June 30th, 2019 will not be considered for Fall 2019 admissions.

Admission Eligibility Criteria for LUMS SBASSE Continuing Students

BS - MS Programme

BS students graduating in 2019 from SBASSE with a Subject CGPA (SCGPA) of ≥ 3.0 in their BS degree are eligible to apply.

Following are the application categories:

  • SBASSE students who have obtained a Subject CGPA (SCGPA) of ≥ 3.0 in their BS degree are exempt from LGAT and LUMS SBASSE Subject Test. Application submission deadline for this category of students is April 02, 2019. Please visit the following link to apply for this Programme:

  • SBASSE students who have obtained a Subject CGPA (SCGPA) of ≥ 3.0 in their BS degree applying across departments will be required to take the SBASSE Subject Test in the subject they want to pursue their MS in. LGAT is waived off for this category of students but they must successfully register for LUMS SBASSE Subject Test through LUMS Online admission system on or before April 02, 2019. Please visit the following link to apply for this Programme:


SBASSE students with a SCGPA of < 3.0 must take LGAT and SBASSE Subject Tests. They are expected to apply through the regular admission process. Application submission deadline for this category of students is April 02, 2019.

Please visit the following link to apply:

Admission Test Requirement for Fall 2019 Admissions

Applicants to the MS Programme in Electrical Engineering are required to take the LUMS Graduate Admission Test (LGAT), which is comprised of quantitative, verbal, and analytical sections. In addition, applicants are required to take the SBASSE Subject Test in Electrical Engineering.

Exemption for applicants who have taken Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Test

  • Applicants who have taken the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test (through the Educational Testing Service (ETS) USA) during the last two years (test taken on or after April 14, 2017) and obtained an aggregate score of 300 in the quantitative and verbal sections may choose not to take the LGAT.

Applicants residing outside Pakistan are required to take the GRE General Test (through the Educational Testing Service, ETS USA). Due to the unavailability of a GRE Subject Test in Electrical Engineering, these applicants will be assessed based on their GRE General Test score only. For further information; please visit


LGAT and SBASSE Subject Test Scores will be valid only for one academic year. The LGAT and SBASSE Subject Test scores will be used for application evaluation, hence will not be disclosed to the applicants.

LGAT and LUMS SBASSE Subject Test will be scheduled at the same time in Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi on April 14, 2019.

Please also note that GRE scores must be reported to LUMS officially from the testing agency. The college code for reporting GRE (General) scores to LUMS is 0679.

Subject Test Guidelines:

Please visit the following link; Subject Test Guidelines



Supporting Documents Requirement for Fall 2019 Admissions

Applicants must complete and submit their online application form on or before April 02, 2019; 5:00 pm (PST). The application form can be accessed online at In addition, all applicants are required to submit all supporting documents to the LUMS Admissions Office on or before April 03, 2019.

Application Processing & LUMS Test Registration fee (if applicable)

  • The application processing fee of  Rs. 1100 (SBASSE MS/PhD Programmes).
  • LGAT & LUMS SBASSE Subject Test Registration Fee of Rs. 900 (SBASSE MS/PhD Programmes).
  • The application processing fee of $76 for International applicants (SBASSE MS/PhD Programmes).
  • The application processing and LGAT & LUMS SBASSE Subject Test Registration Fee of $83 for International applicants (SBASSE MS/PhD Programmes).

Payment Procedure

After the successful submission of the online application form through the LUMS Online account on or before the application submission deadline, applicants will be able to print a system generated Application Processing and LUMS Test Registration (if applicable) Fee payment voucher.  For further details regarding Fee payment options  Click here

Proof of Payment

A stamped copy of the payment voucher or a confirmation email of an online banking transaction constitutes proof of payment. Applicants are required to send a copy of payment proof along with all other required supporting documents as ONE package on or before the stipulated deadline.

Applicants must print and paste the “Mailing label” on the envelope before sending it to the LUMS Office of Admissions. Applications or documents received after the stipulated deadline will not be processed.

Interview Performance

Short listed applicants may be requested to appear for an interview.


Please visit the following link for the minimum eligibility criteria;

After the successful submission of the online application form you will be able to print a system generated Application Processing and LUMS Test Registration (if applicable) Fee payment voucher. Please print the fee voucher for making payments at Allied Bank Branches throughout Pakistan. The voucher can be paid:

  • In cash by presenting the payment voucher along with the requisite amount at any Allied Bank branch throughout Pakistan.

Test Registration Cards and instructions will be posted to the applicants' secure online application account and an email message will alert applicants that the Test Registration Card has been posted. It will be posted on applicants' online account one week before the test date.

If an applicant is unable to view his/her Test Registration Card despite completing all the requirements then he/she can write to us at

You should recheck the completion and proper submission of your online application.

Applications submitted after the deadlines are not accepted.

It is highly recommended to fill out the application form carefully. No changes can be made after the submission of online application. In sheer need an applicant can send the updated information to with the specific header "Change in Application Form".

You should submit all your transcripts latest by the document submission deadline. Copy of your degree can be submitted later.

Yes, financial aid is available on need basis.

You should apply for financial aid while submitting your online application. The application form for the financial assistance is within the online admission application.

The recommendation letters can be from a faculty member who has had a reasonable opportunity to evaluate you academically.

Admission in LUMS MS Programme is purely merit based and there are no quotas.



In truly exceptional circumstances the Graduate Programme Committee may grant a deferral. All requests should be made in writing and will be reviewed on a case to case basis.

Final Admission decision will be communicated through an official letter; however, you can check your application status through your online account. Regretfully, we are unable to provide information regarding your application status by telephone or e-mail.

The admission process is a well deliberated and thorough process. Each year we receive a large number of outstanding applications. Unfortunately, all of them do not qualify because of the limited number of available seats. The decision regarding admission is final.

If your application is unsuccessful you will also receive a letter informing you of this. Due to the volume of applications the University receive, it is not possible to provide feedback on unsuccessful applications.

A Foreign national who is not of Pakistani origin and does not have a Pakistani passport/NICOP/CNIC is eligible to apply to LUMS under its International Student Programme. Applicants holding dual nationality out of which one is Pakistani are not eligible to apply through LUMS International Student Programme.

Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan is an independent, autonomous, and constitutionally established institution of primary funding, overseeing, regulating, and accrediting the higher education efforts in Pakistan.
HEC is responsible for formulating higher education policy and quality assurance to meet the international standards as well as providing accrediting academic degrees, development of new institutions, and uplift of existing institutions in Pakistan.

LUMS provides a well-maintained residential environment for International students.

Admission Support

The Electrical Engineering subject test consists of multiple choice questions from the foundation courses of EE program. Most of the questions would be from the following courses:

  • Circuits I 
  • Circuits II 
  • Signals and Systems
  • Devices and Electronics 
  • Digital Logic Circuits 
  • Electromagnetic Fields and Waves
  • Control Systems
  • Communication Systems 
  • Electro-mechanical systems 
  • Electrical power systems 
  • Basic Probability