Departments Department of Avionics Engineering

Department of Avionics Engineering

Avionics Engineering Department was established in 1965 and Colonel Richard C Lathrope from USAF was the first Head of the Department. United States Air Force lent the services of three qualified and experienced officers for the posts of the Principal and the Heads of the Department of Avionics and Aerospace Engineering.  Colonel John H. Blakelock from USAF Institute of Technology arrived on July 7, 1965 to be the first Principal. Group Captain A. K. Sufi, the first PAF officer to head the College, succeeded him in June 1969. Two USAF officers continued to serve in the faculty of the College till June, 1978.

Avionics Engineering entails all electrical, electronic and related systems utilized in the aviation industry. Consequently, it covers basics of multiple, highly diverse fields including but not limited to radio and radar, navigation and guidance, communications and networking, power electronics, controls and electro-optics. In addition to Bachelor’s degree in Avionics Engineering, the department offers Master’s and PhD degrees in Avionics and Electrical Engineering with diverse research streams including RF and Microwave, Guidance Navigation and Control, Signal Processing, Telecom/ Communication Systems, Solid State Electronics, Digital Systems, Power and AI Autonomous Systems. The department has well equipped labs and state of the art teaching facilities to support and augment knowledge acquisition as well as hands-on training that covers up-to-date Avionics engineering curriculum.

Head of Department Message

Dr. Mujahid Mohsin

I express my sincere gratitude for your interest in the Department of Avionics Engineering, CAE, NUST. This department prides itself in holding the status of being the pioneer in awarding Bachelor’s degree in Avionics Engineering within Pakistan. The department continually strives to deliver high quality education, in-line with the Outcome Based Education (OBE) system, demarcated by the PEC and delineated by the Washington Accord. We aim to produce competent Avionics Engineers demonstrating the capability to assume social, moral and ethical responsibilities, entrepreneurs / effective team members who can assume leadership role in design, innovation and implementation of Avionics and related systems as well as exhibit effective interpersonal skills with an enduring desire for professional knowledge enhancement. Avionics Engineering department presently constitutes six curriculum groups including Electronics and Embedded Systems, Computing, Radar and Communication Systems, EM, RF & Microwave, Guidance, Navigation and Control, and Avionics Systems and Integration. The department has a wide variety of facilities for use in research and instruction. Sophisticated electronics, controls, microwave, antenna, communication, and computer laboratories provide excellent opportunity to the students to augment their acquired theoretical knowledge through related experiments and gain hands-on experience under the guidance of qualified instructors and lab engineers. Additionally, the said equipment and lab facilities adequately support students during final-year research projects. Regular curriculum reviews are undertaken to keep abreast with the latest technological advancements and theoretical evolution. In essence, we endeavor to provide a rich, conducive and continually improving learning environment to our students to develop capabilities of critical thinking, innovation and developing solutions to engineering problems with a passion for enduring learning. We would gladly welcome you should you decide to embark upon the journey of knowledge acquisition and transformation into an Avionics Engineer.

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Vision Statement
“To be a centre of excellence in Avionics Engineering through high quality education and applied research, where a multi-disciplinary foundation, technological depth and inculcation of ethical values produces visionary professionals at national and global levels”
Mission Statement
“To prepare professionally competent and socially responsible Avionics Engineers”

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