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
  • Drainage