BS Chemical Engineering

Overview

Launch of Chemical Engineering Program at the Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE)

Preamble

The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) established the School of Science and Engineering (later named as the Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering – SBASSE) in 2008 with four year BS degree programs in biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, electrical engineering and physics. A group of prominent academicians and industrialists were invited to serve on an Advisory Board to assist with the development of this School. The idea was to bring about a paradigm shift in the quality of science and engineering education and research in Pakistan. These programs have attracted excellent research active faculty who, with constant support from the LUMS management, are working to make this dream a reality. The School has been highly successful in achieving its goals as is evident from the quality of graduates and their placements in top-notch organizations and graduate programs in some of the world’s best universities including Harvard, Stanford, MIT, Caltech, Princeton, UC Berkeley, Oxford, and Cambridge. Another important indicator of the success of the School is the quality of research output in terms of high quality publications in prominent journals (including Nature and Science publishing groups) by the SSE faculty.

SSE is planning on expanding by   launching undergraduate and graduate programs in other disciplines.  During the 2017 Advisory Board meeting at LUMS, it was agreed that a committee of prominent academicians and industrialists be formed to plan the introduction of Chemical Engineering in SBASSE. Since much of the research within the Chemistry Department at SBASSE is of applied nature, the Advisory Board also recommended including Chemical Engineering within this department and changing the name of the Department of Chemistry to the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. This concept has received strong support from the Dean, the Vice Chancellor and the Management Committee of LUMS.

Rationale

Pakistan’s chemical industry is destined to expand in the future to provide products to increase the standard of living, protect the environment, ensure industrial safety, create new processes that provide value added products, move into new fields and compete in the global markets, and educate tomorrow’s leaders in modern Chemical Engineering along with other Science and Engineering disciplines. These and other objectives require a science-based chemical engineering program, currently almost non-existent in Pakistan, to provide students with both basic and applied knowledge in both the underlying Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, and Biology, and the application areas of Chemical Engineering. While SBASSE is planning for expansion in other areas, keeping in view the needs of the country, a strong Chemical Engineering program is a logical next step.

Vision and Proposal

Our vision is to have a Chemical Engineering major that is distinguished in several ways from existing programs in Pakistan. The planned joint Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering will create enhanced synergism between science and engineering and it will resonate with the SBASSE interdisciplinary and no-boundaries concept. The new BS Chemical Engineering degree will cover the traditional basics with an emphasis on engineering science and modern, innovative Chemical Engineering. This will distinguish the program within Pakistan and should attract some of the best and brightest students.

While we will seek accreditation for the new program, we wish to work closely with the accreditation agencies in Pakistan to ensure that their guidelines are flexible enough to accommodate modern Chemical Engineering programs that equip graduates with the skills necessary to make a positive impact on the Pakistani chemical industry.

SBASSE strives to provide high quality education and its faculty is active in research. Newly recruited Chemical Engineering faculty will have the opportunity to develop and pursue their research programs, either through joint research projects with faculty in Chemistry and other disciplines at SBASSE or through joint appointments in appropriate departments within SBASSE. The program will evolve to include graduate level education through research and a rigorous curriculum at the MS and PhD level.

Implementation

We plan to work closely with prominent Chemical Engineers from the Pakistani industry and academic institutions to help us with the detailed planning and implementation of Chemical Engineering at SBASSE. We intend to introduce the Chemical Engineering major as soon as possible contingent to the approvals of the accrediting bodies. The Chemistry department will provide the initial basic infrastructure to launch this program. However, in order to develop specialized teaching and research facilities, Chemistry faculty, in particlar, will need to work closely with the newly hired Chemical Enigeernig faculty to plan for the development of available space on the fourth floor of the SBASSE building to serve the needs of this new program.

Announcement of Faculty Openings in Chemical Engineering

SBASSE Chemical Engineering Program Development Committee

Dean SBASSE constituted a Chemical Engineering Program Development Committee (CEPDC) on March 19, 2017. The CEPDC consists of international and local academic experts as well representatives from the local industry and is looking after various aspects of the launch of this program, which include initial curriculum design, faculty hiring, physical infrastructure development, and fabrication of laboratory facilities.

Professor G. M. “Bud” Homsy

Chair-Chemical Engineering Program Development Committee
Member of SBASSE Advisory Board
Affiliated Faculty, University of Washington
https://www.me.washington.edu/people/faculty/homsy

Professor Bud Homsy, on deans’ request, is chairing the CEPDC. Prof. Homsy is also a member of the SBASSE Advisory Board. Professor Homsy received his B.S. at UC Berkeley, his MS/PhD at the University of Illinois, and had a NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship at Imperial College, London. Professor Homsy joined Stanford’s Chemical Engineering Department in Fall 1970, where he taught for 30 years before joining the faculty of Mechanical Engineering at UC Santa Barbara in 2001. He joined the Mathematics Department at the University of British Columbia in 2011 and served as Deputy Director of the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences until his retirement in 2013. He is currently an Affiliate Faculty at the University of Washington and teaches part time. Professor Homsy has held many professional positions, including Vice-Chair and Chair of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Department Chair at Stanford on two occasions, Department Chair at UCSB, Director of IMMS at UCSB, and Deputy Director of the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences at UBC. He has held Associate Editorships of SIAM J. Applied Math, Int. J. Multiphase Flow, and Physics of Fluids. His honors include Fellow of the APS, Bing Fellow at Stanford, Midwest Mechanics Speaker, Talbot Lecturer at UIUC, the Batchelor Visitor at DAMTP, Cambridge and an honorary doctorate from Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse. He was the Principal Investigator for the production of "Multimedia Fluid Mechanics", Cambridge, (2001) and its second edition (2008). He is the recipient of the APS Fluid Dynamics Prize for 2004, and was elected to the US National Academy of Engineering in 2006.

Professor Khalid Aziz
Member of SBASSE Advisory Board
Otto N. Miller Professor Emeritus
Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford University
https://earth.stanford.edu/khalid-aziz

Khalid Aziz is the Otto N. Miller Professor Emeritus of Earth Sciences and Emeritus Professor of Energy Resources Engineering at Stanford University. Over the years he has held several positions in industry and academia, including various assignments at Stanford University, including Chair of the Petroleum Engineering Department and Associate Dean for Research in the School of Earth Sciences at Stanford University. He is the founder of the Computer Modelling Group (CMG) and a co-founder of Neotechnology Consultants, both in Calgary, Canada.

Dr. Aziz is a member of the National Academy of Engineers and a distinguished member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He is the recipient of numerous industry awards including the SPE’s Honorary Member Award (highest award given by SPE), SPE Ferguson Award, SPE Reservoir Engineering Award, and SPE Lester C. Uren Award. He served as a Director of SPE from 1997 to 2000. He is the author or co-author of over 150 technical papers, two books (Petroleum Reservoir Simulation and Flow of Complex Mixtures in Pipes), one monograph (Gradient Curves for Well Analysis and Design), and contributor to the classic handbook (Theory and Practice of the Testing of Gas Wells).

Dr. Aziz’s technical interests include multiphase and single phase flow in pipes, reservoir simulation, natural gas engineering, non-conventional well modeling and hydrocarbon fluid phase behavior, shale gas and shale oil recovery. He is a frequent consultant to the international oil and gas industry and national oil companies in various countries.

Dr. Basit Yameen
Associate Professor and Chair-Department of Chemistry
SBA School of Science and Engineering, LUMS
https://sbasse.lums.edu.pk/lums_employee/2649

Basit Yameen is currently leading the Department of Chemistry at SBASSE as Department Chair. He joined LUMS in January 2016 after his research stay (2013-2016) at the Harvard Medical School (HMS) and David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He was an Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) fellow at the Institute for Chemical Technology and Polymer Chemistry, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Dr. Yameen’s first stint with LUMS started in 2010. Before joining SBASSE he served as an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology.
Dr. Yameen received his Ph.D. degree (2004-2008) from Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany for his research work that was carried out under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Knoll in the Materials Science Research Group at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany. During his stay at the Max Planck Institute, he worked in close collaboration with Siemens AG (Medical Solutions and Vacuum Technology, Erlangen, Germany) and Brigl & Bergmeister GmbH, Niklasdorf, Austria.

Dr. Yameen has published over 50 research articles in the peer reviewed journals of high international repute. His research activities are related to Polymer and surface chemistry: Soft materials and interfaces, Polymer thin films, membranes, and nanocomposites, Polymers/Carbon nanomaterials (carbon nanotubes-CNTs, fullerenes) based hybrid materials via modular ligation strategies, Fullerene based materials for solar cells and biomedical imaging applications, Design and synthesis of functional macromolecules for addressing energy, health and environment related challenges., Polymer chemistry at the interface of polymeric and non-polymeric porous membranes for fabrication of functional and stimuli responsive hybrid materials with target applications in fabrication of controlled transport and release of material across the membrane, bio-sensing, and fuel cells.

In 2013, Dr. Yameen was recognized as an Asian Rising Star by The Asian Chemical Congress (ACC), a biennial conference established by the Federation of Asian Chemical Societies (FACS) comprised 28 country and territory members in the Asia Pacific region. He was awarded a Dr. Atta ur Rahman Gold Medal (2012) in Chemistry as a recognition of research performance. He has been recently recognized by the Polymer Chemistry journal of Royal Society of Chemistry as an Emerging Investigator (2014-2015) whose work has been recommended by the editorial board as having the potential to influence future directions in polymer science.

Dr. Falak Sher
Associate Professor (Chemistry)
Acting Chair (Physics)
SBA School of Science and Engineering, LUMS
https://sbasse.lums.edu.pk/lums_employee/2104

Dr. Falak Sher is currently working as an Associate Professor (tenured) at the Department of Chemistry, SBA School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE), LUMS. Before joining LUMS in October 2008, he was a faculty member at the Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), Nilore, Islamabad. Dr. Sher completed his PhD degree in Chemistry from the University of Cambridge, UK, in 2005. Prior to this, he received his MS Nuclear Engineering degree from the PIEAS (2nd position) in 1999 and M.Sc. Chemistry degree from the Institute of Chemistry, University of the Punjab in 1996. Dr. Sher also gained the Postdoctoral Research Experience on two different occasions from the University of Edinburgh (2005) and the University of Cambridge (2007-2008). His research has been published in reputed international journals like Nature, Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS), Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry of Materials, Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Review B etc.

Dr. Sher’s research group focuses on synthesis and characterization of functional transition metal oxides with interesting properties and applications. Typically, we investigate perovskite oxides (ABO3) for their potential applications in spintronics, thermoelectric devices, solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) and photocatalysis for environmental remediation. Samples are synthesized by the conventional solid state chemistry and other soft chemistry methods, and characterized by the powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) etc. Physical properties such as magnetic, electronic transport, thermal transport etc. are measured by the available facilities at SBASSE and through collaborations with various national and international research groups. Properties of these materials are correlated with their chemical nature and crystal structures, and various strategies are devised to fine tune and optimize their properties.

Professor Irshad Hussain
Department of Chemistry, SBASSE
https://lums.edu.pk/lums_employee/1922

Dr. Hussain is among the founding members of SBA School of Science & Engineering (SSE). He led the Department of Chemistry at LUMS from 2009-2016. Prior to joining LUMS, Dr. Hussain spearheaded research and development program in Nanobiotechnology at National Institute for Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering (NIBGE), Faisalabad, Pakistan, and developed a Nanobiotech group/facility for the synthesis of metal nanoparticles and explore their applications in biotechnology and advanced materials fabrication, which is now among the few best such facilities in Pakistan. Dr. Hussain has published ~70 research articles in prominent journals including Nature Materials, Angewandte Chemie - Int. Ed., Advanced Materials, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Small, ChemCommun, Langmuir, and Nanoscale. He has delivered several invited/keynote/plenary lectures at national and international forums to highlight the potential of nanotechnology in various disciplines with particular reference to his own research achievements in this emerging field. Dr. Hussain has developed several effective research collaborations with the leading research groups in USA, Europe, China (HUST), Saudi Arabia (KAUST) and several National Institutions in Pakistan. He has got several competitive National/International research grants to explore the applications of metal nanoparticles/ nanoclusters in Chemical/Biomedical Sciences and Renewable Energy Technologies.

In 2007, Dr. Hussain was awarded a Professor Atta-ur-Rehman Gold Medal/Prize in chemistry and more recently (2014) he is also awarded Gold Medal in Chemistry by Pakistan Academy of Sciences to acknowledge his achievements in the field of Chemistry. Dr. Hussain is also the Fellow of the Chemical Society of Pakistan and has served as the Chair of National Nanotech Foresight Committee constituted by Pakistan Council for Science & Technology (PCST) in 2014. Recently Dr. Hussain was also awarded Charles Wallace visiting fellowship to visit the University of Cambridge, UK, in Summer 2016 to develop linkages.

Dr. Khalid Rasheed
Founding Chair of Department of Chemistry, SBASSE
Chemical Consultant to Oil-Chem Technologies, Sugar Land. Texas. USA.

Dr. Khalid Rasheed got his B. Sc. from Forman Christian College, Lahore. While there he was selected to lead a delegation of students to India in 1955 where the group had the opportunity to meet with several Indian leaders including Jawaharlal Nehru and Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. He obtained his M. Sc. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Karachi, completing his thesis work at the Central Laboratories, Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR), under Prof. Georg Hahn. He went on to complete his Ph. D, as a German Academic Exchange Scholar at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, under Nobel laureate Prof. Georg Wittig. In 1964 he was invited to work with Prof. Martin Stiles at the University of Michigan as a post-doctoral associate. He returned to Pakistan in 1966 to work at the Central Laboratories, PCSIR, in Karachi, with a joint teaching appointment at the University of Karachi, teaching a course on reaction mechanisms. In 1968 Dr. Rasheed returned to the United States as a Research Associate at Michigan State University. In 1971 he joined the Ansul Corporation working on synthesis of novel pesticides, becoming head of chemical research in 1978. This period resulted in some novel work in organo-sulfur chemistry as well as the isolation of novel insecticides that were later developed by Ciba-Geigy Corporation. In 1982 Dr. Rasheed moved to Witco Corporation, a specialty chemicals company, where, in 1985, he was appointed Corporate Group Manager, chemical research. In 1997, following a joint venture with Crompton Corporation, he was transferred to Columbus, Ohio, to form a Strategic Chemistry group devoted to basic research that was targeted to impact divisions across the joint venture businesses. Dr. Rasheed retired from Witco-Crompton Corporation in 2000, and returned to Houston, Texas, to continue work as a consultant in the areas of oilfield, agricultural and soil remediation technologies. He has authored over 20 U. S. and international patents and over 25 publications in the areas of reactive intermediates, aromaticity, organo-sulfur chemistry as well as work on novel surfactants. He has also made technical presentations at international conferences as well as at national meetings of the American Chemical Society, and has served as the Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Oil Chemists Society.

In 2007 he was invited to participate in developing the School of Science and Engineering at LUMS heading the Department of Chemistry from 2007-2009. He has since remained in touch with SBASSE colleagues and remains a member of the department’s faculty selection committee.

Syed Salman Bin Aslam
Committee member as industrial expert
Senior Department Manager Process Engineering, Fatima Fertilizer, Lahore

Syed “Salman” bin Aslam received his BS Chemical Engineering from UET Lahore where he stood first in all years of engineering. He joined Engro Chemical Company in summers of 1995 and served for 17 years in which he worked in Operations, Process Engineering, Marketing, Human Resources and Business Development. In 2012 he joined Fatima Fertilizer and is currently serving as Senior Department Manager Process Engineering. During his 22 years of rich professional experience in fertilizer sector Salman has received 2 manufacturing excellence awards from his employer on his outstanding role in challenging projects.

Salman has published five international papers on safety critical management, emergency shutdown systems & operational experiences. He has developed over 300 professionals including chemical engineers in various capacities to serve industry. He is a certified Process Hazard Analyst, Incident & accident investigator, ISO-9000-2000 auditor, Internal Quality Auditor and has hands on experience of using leading chemical engineering software’s. He is an active member of a team responsible for development of a multi-billion-dollar fertilizer project in USA.

Dr. Asad Javaid
Committee member as industrial expert
Project Manager Polymers, Pigments & Fine Chemicals-DIC Pakistan Limited

Dr. Asad Javaid obtained his MS and PhD in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University, USA. His research work was based on design and development of nanocomposite membranes in novel gas separation applications. He has also received a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Massachusetts, USA during which he worked on the up gradation of bio-oil by membrane technology. Dr. Javaid has a number of publications in peer reviewed international journals and his work has been citied more than 100 times in papers and books. He has also presented in a number of peer reviewed international conferences including AICHE annual conferences.

Dr. Javaid also has vast industrial experience. He has served as head of R&D and head of paper and board production at Packages Limited. Since 2010 Dr. Javaid has been associated with DIC Pakistan which is a joint venture between DIC Group Japan and Packages Limited. He has served there as head of Technical Division and later as Factory Manager. His recent assignment is the development of Non-Graphic Business in DIC Pakistan.

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Important Dates

Undergraduate Programmes - (SDSB / MGSHSS / SBASSE / SAHSOL)

ActivityDate
Deadline to take SAT (First Round Offers)
02 Dec 2017
Online Application Deadline (PST)
16 Jan 2018
05:00 pm
Deadline to submit supporting documents
17 Jan 2018
SBASSE Subject Test administration
11 Feb 2018
Deadline to take SAT (Second Round Offers)
10 Mar 2018
Admission decisions
01 Apr 2018 to 30 Jun 2018
Notes: 

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

Minimum Eligibility Criteria for Fall 2018 Admissions

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

Students are selected for admission to LUMS Undergraduate Programmes based on the following factors:

  1. Academic Background
  2. Performance in the Admission Test
  3. Submission of a completed application form and supporting documents
  4. Interview (if called)

Admission in a specific school is based on merit and the availability of seats. 

 

Academic Requirements for Fall 2018 Admissions (Classes Commencing August 2018)

The University is keen to attract students who are not only academically competent but also have the potential to contribute to the learning environment of LUMS. Following are the minimum academic requirements for applicants applying to the Undergraduate Programme:

Applicants who have successfully completed FA/ICS/ICOM/FSc/A’ Levels/High School Diploma or International Baccalaureate (IB) are eligible to apply for admission if they fulfill one of the following academic qualifications:

  • Successful completion of Matric with 70% marks or above & FA with 65% marks or above/FSc/ ICS/ICOM with 70% marks or above.
  • O’ Levels* results (in at least 8 subjects) with an average grade of at least ‘B’ in all subjects attempted; and A’ Levels in at least 3 principal subjects1 with at least 2 Bs and 1 C grade. The principal subjects for SBASSE are Biology, Chemistry, Computing/Computer Science, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics. (Any deviations from this list would be examined on a case to case basis and the decision of the Admissions Committee would be final). No credit will be given for Advanced Subsidiary and General Paper.
  • American High School Diploma (HSD) with 70% or above/Grade point average of B or above
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) with at least 28 out of 45 points
  • Combination of the above
  • Any other equivalent qualification (minimum acceptable scores will be determined by the Admissions Committee)

If shortlisted for admission, applicants will be given a conditional offer. To join LUMS in Fall, applicants must subsequently meet all the stipulated conditions specified by the Admissions Committee by August 2018.

Note:

Candidates who have already completed their A' Levels (have taken the exam of minimum three A’ level principal subjects1) and do not meet the minimum grades requirement (specified above) must improve their grades in order to be eligible for admission. A' Levels Exams are held in November and June. To be eligible for the admission in Fall 2018, applicants must improve their A' Level grades in November 20172. Applicants planning to improve their grades by taking June 2018 exams are not eligible for the Fall 2018 session.

Applicants admitted to LUMS and subsequently require HEC attestation of their UG degree must meet the conditions stipulated by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan to get their Undergraduate degree attested. Details are available at the following link: 

http://hec.gov.pk/english/services/students/Degree%20Attestation%20System/Pages/Degree-Attestation.aspx

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1Principal subjects (Full credit courses. Details can be checked with the British Council)

2Applicants taking their A’ levels or AS level exam in November 2017 are required to submit the final result within three days of its announcement; however, they must provide this information through online application form and by submitting a copy of the “Statement of entry “along with all other supporting documents.

* Minimum subjects requirement for O’levels may vary regionally and can be checked by visiting the following link:  http://www.ibcc.edu.pk/equivalence.php.

 

Applicants who have not taken the final exams of their FA/ICS/ICOM/FSc/A’ Levels (in three principal subjects1)/High School Diploma or International Baccalaureate (IB) as yet and are expecting their final results by August 2018 are eligible to apply for admission if they fulfill one of the following academic qualifications:

  •   Successful completion of Matric with at least 70% marks or above and FA (Part-1) with 65% marks or above/FSc (Part-1)/ICS (Part-1)/ICOM (Part-1) with 70% marks or above.
  •  O’ Levels* results (in at least 8 subjects) with an average grade of at least ‘B’ in all subjects attempted
  •  American High School Diploma (HSD) (first year) with 70% or above/Grade point average of B or above
  •  International Baccalaureate (IB) (first year) at least 28 out of 45 points
  •   Combination of the above
  •   Any other equivalent qualification (minimum acceptable scores will be determined by the Admissions Committee)

If shortlisted for admission, applicants will be given a conditional offer. To join LUMS in Fall, along with other requirements specified by the Admissions Committee; applicants must subsequently meet one of the following academic conditions by August 2018:

  • Successful completion of FA (65% marks or above)/FSc/ICS/ICOM (70% marks or above)
  • A’ Levels in at least 3 principal subjects1 with at least 2 Bs and 1 C grade. The principal subjects for SBASSE are Biology, Chemistry,  Computing/Computer Science, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics. No credit will be given for Advanced Subsidiary and General Paper.
  • American High School Diploma (minimum required grades for the 12th Grade HSD will be decided by the Admissions Committee)
  •  International Baccalaureate at least 28 out of 45 points

Applicants admitted to LUMS and subsequently require HEC attestation of their UG degree must meet the conditions stipulated by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan to get their Undergraduate degree attested. Details are available at the following link: 

http://hec.gov.pk/english/services/students/Degree%20Attestation%20System/Pages/Degree-Attestation.aspx

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1 Principal subjects (Full credit courses. Details can be checked with the British Council)

* Minimum subjects requirement for O’levels may vary regionally and can be checked by visiting the following link:  http://www.ibcc.edu.pk/equivalence.php.

Students may apply for admission to multiple schools through a single application. Applicants are required to mention their major preference(s) for BS Programme of SBASSE & BA/BSc.(Honours) Programme of MGSHSS & SDSB through the LUMS Online Admission Application form.

Students are admitted to a specific school from the beginning of the programme and are not assigned a major at the time of admission except those admitted to the BA-LL.B Programme in SAHSOL. Admission in a specific school is based on merit and the availability of seats.

Allocation of a preferred major cannot be guaranteed at the time of admission. Allocation of a major will be done according to the school’s policy and mainly determined by the students’ preference(s), their academic performance at LUMS and, in the case of MGSHSS, the capacity constraint in the subject area.

Students may request for a change in their programme/school at the end of first year at LUMS subject to academic performance and availability of space. However, such requests will be considered on a case to case basis by the concerned department.

Students interested in the Undergradute Programme of SBASSE in Electrical Engineering are required to have taken Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry in FSc/A’ levels.

  • Applicants who are admitted to, and join the LUMS UG programme having an assessed high need of financial assistance will be considered for the refund of paid SAT registration fee of one attempt.
  • Application processing fee waiver is available for applicants with high financial need. Decision to grant a fee waiver will be taken after evaluation.

Admission Test Requirement for Fall 2018 Admissions

Local applicants:

Applicants residing in Pakistan applying to the Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE) undergraduate programmes are required to take the following two (2) Admission tests in order to be considered for Fall 2018 admission.

  1. New SAT (with Essay); and
  2. LUMS SBASSE Subject Test

The deadline to take SAT (with Essay) for Fall 2018 is March 10, 2018. SAT Registration can be done online through the following link: https://www.collegeboard.org

  • Applicants taking SAT (with Essay) on or before December 2, 2017 and not planning to retake it in March 2018 will be considered for the First Round Offers.
  • Applicants planning to take SAT (with Essay) on March 10, 2018 will be considered for the Second Round Offers.

LUMS SBASSE Subject Test
In addition to New SAT (with Essay), subject knowledge in the area of Biology, Physics, Advanced Mathematics & Chemistry will also be evaluated through this test. Questions are designed to explore knowledge and skills acquired over a period of time. The test is designed to compare candidates with different academic backgrounds.

Difficulty Level: Admission Test is designed to determine the intellectual abilities of test takers. Questions will be at a difficulty level appropriate for students in the final year of A’ Levels/FSc./IB/HSD. They are typically Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), similar to the pattern used in SAT. LUMS SBASSE Subject Test is approximately two (2) hours long. Calculators are not allowed during Admission Test.

LUMS reserves the right to use any test pattern that best meets its admission’s objectives. Instead of preparing for the test, we recommend getting a deep knowledge of fundamental principles and focusing on a good understanding of your school subjects.

The SBASSE Subject Test Registration can be done through the LUMS online application system at: http://admissions.lums.edu.pk on or before January 16, 2018, 5:00 pm (Pakistan Standard Time).

Note: The SBASSE Admission Test for admission to the Fall 2018 semester will be held ONLY ONCE on February 11, 2018.

Overseas Applicants:

Applicants residing outside Pakistan and currently studying or having completed their last year of schooling abroad are required to submit official results of the New SAT (with Essay) and at least 3 of the 4 SAT subject tests listed below:

  • Biology-M
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics II-C
  • Physics

Deadline to take SAT (with Essay) and SAT Subject Tests is March 10, 2018. SAT Registration can be done online through the following link: https://www.collegeboard.org

  • Applicants taking SAT (with Essay) and/or SAT Subject Tests on or before December 2, 2017 and not planning to retake it in March 2018 will be considered for the First Round Offers.
  • Applicants planning to take SAT (with Essay) and/or SAT Subject Tests on March 10, 2018 will be considered for the Second Round Offers.

Note:

  • The Essay component of the New SAT is mandatory for all UG applicants for Fall 2018 admissions. SAT taken without Essay will not be considered for evaluation.
  • Official test scores of all applicants must be received by LUMS Admissions Office directly from the testing agency i.e. Educational Testing Service (ETS), USA. Applicants must request ETS to send a direct report to LUMS. The College code for reporting SAT scores to LUMS is 0513.
  • SAT and/or SAT Subject Tests scores before March 2016 will not be considered for Fall 2018 admissions.
  • SAT (with Essay) and SAT Subject Tests taken after March 2018 will not be considered valid for Fall 2018 admissions.

Applicants who join the LUMS UG Programme and have an assessed high financial need will have their SAT registration fee refunded for one test attempt.

  1. LUMS will only accept scores of the New SAT for the Undergraduate admissions of Fall 2018.

  2. SAT Subject test(s) taken more than two years before the admission deadline will not be considered valid.

  3. While registering for SAT, applicants must use the same name which is mentioned on the LUMS Admission application and other academic credentials. Using a different name may prevent your scores from matching the rest of your application in our database.

  4. Applicants are required to report test scores of all attempts to the University by submitting a copy of score report(s). Best score of a single attempt will be considered for application evaluation.

 


Supporting Documents Requirement for Fall 2018 Admissions

Applicants must submit complete online application form on or before January 16, 2018 5:00 pm (Pakistan Standard Time).

The deadline to submit all supporting documents along with the proof of payment of Admission Application Processing Fee in ONE Package is January 17, 2018

Application Processing and LUMS Test Registration Fee (if applicable)

  • The application processing fee is Rs. 5,000.
  • The LUMS SBASSE subject Test Registration Fee is: Rs. 1900 (if applicable)

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 Fee payment voucher. The Processing Fee voucher will be generated on the next day of Application Submission. 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 in 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.

 

A merit ranking for interview short listing is established on academic performance and SAT scores of the candidates. Only short-listed candidates are called for interviews.

 

FAQs

Admission to the LUMS Undergraduate Programme is highly competitive and the University is able to offer admission to only a small fraction of applicants.

For the programmes offered by the MGSHSS/SDSB/SBASSE/SAHSOL, submit an online admission application through the following link: https://admissions.lums.edu.pk

Applicants with diploma may apply if they have secured minimum 70% marks or above, however, they are required to submit equivalence certificate issued by the IBCC, Pakistan.

No, applicants are evaluated on their academic grades regardless of the fact whether someone has taken the final exam through a school/college or privately.

Yes, LUMS does accept transfers from universities in Pakistan and abroad recognized by HEC, Pakistan.

For details on transfer you may contact Admission Office or visit the link https://admission.lums.edu.pk/transfer

No. Attending the first semester at LUMS is compulsory and deferment is not an option for undergraduates.

All admission decisions taken by the University are final. During admission evaluation process, some applicants are admitted, some are placed on a waiting list and the remaining applicants are denied admission. Acceptances are offered on a rolling basis between April to July. For this reason, your admission decision may arrive at a different time from a friend or classmate.

No, by default the LUMS online application system allows you to apply for the SDSB, MGSHSS, SBASSE and SAHSOL simultaneously.

Yes, by default the LUMS online application system allows you to simultaneously apply for the SDSB, MGSHSS, SBASSE and SAHSOL.

Applicants can mention their major preference(s) for BS Programme of SBASSE, BA/BSc. (Honours) Programme of SDSB, MGSHSS and BA-LL.B of SAHSOL through the online admission application form.

Applications are evaluated according to the preferences mentioned by applicants in this section. Based on the evaluation of each school, applicants are offered the highest preference they qualify for. This means that if an applicant qualifies for more than one school, one is sent an offer from the school of his highest qualified preference. Therefore, it is highly suggested to select school preferences very carefully.

Yes, an applicant can apply for admission if (s)he has appeared in retakes of November 2017, for the application of year 2018.

Applicants appearing for the November 2017 retakes must check the result awaiting option in the online application. Applicants must inform Admission Office, the estimated time period in which the result of any retake exam will be announced.

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

Candidates who have either completed or are in the last year of completion of their education which does not lead to Matric/FA/ICS/ICOM/FSc. will be required to get an equivalence certificate from the Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC), Islamabad, Pakistan. For further information please contact:

The Chairman
IBCC
FBISE Building, H-8/4
Islamabad.
http://www.ibcc.edu.pk

Applicants must provide attested copies of original documents issued officially. Attestation of these documents is mandatory by concerned authority (School/College).

Documents sent to the Admissions Office cannot be returned as they are for administrative purposes. Please make sure to keep a copy for your own use before sending the documents to our office.

Yes, academic records from international universities if not in English must be accompanied by an official English translation along with other supporting documents

Minimum two Teacher Evaluations are required.

The recommendation form(s) should be from teacher(s) of your last institute. Recommendations from school/ college counselor(s) are not acceptable.

No. Admissions to LUMS takes place once a year and freshmen are admitted to the Fall semester only.

No, after the application submission, the application fee becomes non- refundable.

Since the number of students who accept our first round of admission offers varies each year, a small number of applicants stay on our wait list and in case space becomes available after the first round, students on the wait list are offered a place in the second round.

The number of candidates placed on the waitlist fluctuates from year to year, depending on the size and quality of the applicant pool.

The New Redesigned SAT Reasoning Test (SAT I) is mandatory for all applicants applying to the Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB), Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities & Social Sciences (MGSHSS), Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law (SAHSOL). The Essay component of the New Redesigned SAT will be required for the Fall 2018 applications. SAT I Registration can be done online through the following link: https://www.collegeboard.org.

Local applicants applying to the Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE) are required to take the following two admissions tests in order to be considered for admission:

New Redesigned SAT Reasoning Test (SAT I); and
LUMS SBASSE Subject Test;
The SBASSE Admission Test for admission to the Fall 2018 semester will be held ONLY ONCE on February 11, 2018.

The deadline to take New Redesigned SAT I for Fall 2018 is March 10, 2018.

Applicants residing outside Pakistan and currently studying or having completed their last year of schooling abroad are required to submit official results of the New Redesigned SAT Reasoning Test  (SAT I) and at least 3 of the 4 SAT II subjects listed below:

Biology-M
Chemistry
Mathematics II-C
Physics
Applicants residing outside Pakistan and currently studying or having completed their last year of schooling abroad need to take all required SAT tests through College Board, USA latest by March 10, 2018 in order to be considered for admission. SAT scores must be reported to LUMS officially from the testing agency. The college code for reporting SAT scores to LUMS is 0513.

Applicants taking the SBASSE Admission test and also have taken (or are planning to take) the new SAT I and/or SAT II subject tests are encouraged to submit a copy of their SAT score reports as part of their admission application. The copy of the scores should be sent along with all other supporting documents OR reported directly from the College Board.

SAT Registration can be done online through the following link: https://www.collegeboard.org

Note: The Essay component of the New Redesigned SAT will be required for the Fall 2018 applications.

If you have not received SAT score report as yet then submit a printed copy of your online test scores.

Applicants are required to report test scores of all attempts to the University by submitting a copy of score report(s). Best score of a single attempt will be considered for application evaluation.

Application submission deadline for all UG applicants for the admission of Fall 2018 is January 16, 2018 5:00 pm (Pakistan Standard time).

No, there is no minimum score required for SAT I/SAT II.

Best score of a single attempt will be considered for application evaluation.

In addition to New SAT (with Essay), subject knowledge in the area of Biology, Physics, Advanced Mathematics & Chemistry will also be evaluated through this test. Questions are designed to explore knowledge and skills acquired over a period of time. The test is designed to compare candidates with different academic backgrounds.

Difficulty Level: Admission Test is designed to determine the intellectual abilities of test takers. Questions will be at a difficulty level appropriate for students in the final year of A’ Levels/FSc./IB/HSD. They are typically Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), similar to the pattern used in SAT. LUMS SBASSE Subject Test is approximately two (2) hours long. Calculators are not allowed during Admission Test.

LUMS reserves the right to use any test pattern that best meets its admission’s objectives. Instead of preparing for the test, we recommend getting a deep knowledge of fundamental principles and focusing on a good understanding of your school subjects.

The SBASSE Subject Test Registration can be done through the LUMS online application system at: http://admissions.lums.edu.pk on or before January 16, 2018, 5:00 pm (Pakistan Standard Time).

Note: The SBASSE Admission Test for admission to the Fall 2018 semester will be held ONLY ONCE on February 11, 2018.

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

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

Test Registration Cards will not be mailed. Test cards will be available within the application in printable form starting February 02, 2018.

Test cards will be available within the application in printable form starting February 02, 2018. If any applicant is unable to view his/her Test Registration Card despite completing all the requirements then he/she can write to us at helpdeskao@lums.edu.pk

No. LUMS does not accept results of the ACT.

Test Centre can only be changed in special circumstances (provided a reason) and the applicant must inform the Admission Office latest by January 23, 2018. No request later than the specified date will be entertained.

Applications submitted after the deadlines are not accepted.

It is highly recommended to fill out the application form carefully. Changes cannot be made after the submission of online application. In sheer need an applicant can send the updated information to helpdeskao@lums.edu.pk with the specific header "Change in Application Form".

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 mailing label has especially been designed for your convenience as it bears not only your name, tracking/application ID, schools applied to but also a complete address for correspondence. After the successful submission of your application form you will be able to print the mailing label. The LUMS Admissions Office will only accept a package that contains the “Mailing Label”.

Prospects

The concept of handheld electronics would have been a mere dream if Levis Urry would have not invented the alkaline batteries, Yoshio Nishi would have not developed the lithium ion batteries and Tomio Wada would have not created the liquid crystal display calculators. Our dependence on the plastics is undeniable. Plastic bags, plastic food containers, toys, and even the plastic parts of hip or knee prosthetics are made from polyethylene (PE). The large-scale production of PE would have been impossible if Dermot Manning would have not built the high-pressure reactor required for the mass scale production of PE.  Undoubtedly, the ability of penicillin to overcome infection was established by Alexander Fleming, however it was the efforts of Jasper Kane and John McKeen that led to the deep tank fermentation process that was necessary for the industrial scale production of penicillin. Without the contribution of Kane and McKeen, Fleming’s penicillin would have been confined to the lab bench and available only in small amounts that would have not been enough to cater the needs of masses. The successful journey of Apollo 11 to moon that resulted in the first ever humans (Neil Armstrong, Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin and Michael Collins) walking on moon’s surface in indebt to the perseverance of Sir Francis Thomas ‘Tom’ Bacon, who developed a super-efficient fuel cell for the Apollo command and service module. Next time you go to a supermarket and come across pampers stacked on the racks, remember the pioneering concept of pampers is a brainchild of Proctor and Gamble’s Victor Mills. Ask a chemist or even a biologist about the significance of high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), a tool that is used to determine, for instance, the amount of drug in a given dose, amount of a substance of abuse in a blood sample or even food contamination. Csaba Horváth is unequivocally the father of modern day high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). Fertilizers play a crucial role in providing food to the growing population of the world. Haber-Bosch process, scaled up by Carl Bosch, produces ammonia at industrial scale by converting the nitrogen from air into the ammonia gas, which made the production of the synthetic fertilizers a reality. Without fertilizers it would have been impossible to produce enough food that would have concurrently resulted in the shrinkage of world population. These are some of the inventions that truly changed the world around us and continue to have positive impact on our lives. Although the aforementioned inventions belong to vastly different scientific areas, they still enjoy a commonality, i.e., their inventors were all chemical engineers, which underlines the significance of the field of chemical engineering. Chemical engineering is one of the fundamental engineering disciplines along with Electrical, Civil and Mechanical Engineering.

 

Chemical engineers are highly sought after in the all the chemical related industries. A list of industries offering career opportunities for chemical engineers is given below:

 

  • • Agrochemicals (e.g. Fertilizers)
  • • Petrochemicals
  • • Petroleum (Oil and gas)-Fuel industry
  • • Plastics and polymers
  • • Consumer products, food, flavor and drink industry
  • • Cement industry
  • • Basic chemical manufacturing
  • • Power plants
  • • Paper and pulp
  • • Packaging
  • • Materials
  • • Chemical Sales and Consulting
  • • Process (engineering) design firms
  • • Design and construction
  • • Health and medical organizations
  • • Forensic Science
  • • Environmental Science and engineering
  • • Aerospace
  • • Electronics
  • • Biotechnology, Medical and Pharmaceutical Industry
  • • Scientific research organizations and agencies

 

The demand of Chemical Engineers in Pakistan is expected to increase in the coming years. Considering the quality of education at SBASSE LUMS, we believe that our chemical engineering graduates will be in high demand. In addition to the career opportunities in industry, a good number of our chemical engineering graduates will be successful in securing fully funded positions in the graduate programs of the leading universities in the world. SBASSE in general and Chemistry Department in particular has been able to bring a huge paradigm shift in the standard of education in chemical sciences. An evidence of this comes from the fact that our BS and MS Chemistry graduates are regularly being accepted for fully funded PhD positions in the leading institutions in the world, which include MIT, University of Chicago, Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, and Rice University to name a few. This unparalleled accomplishment is a result of brilliance in effort of our faculty and students. As this phenomenon is inherent to the quality of education and research at SBASSE, we expect a substantial number of graduates from chemical engineering program to accomplish the similar heights and win fully funded scholarships in the graduate programs of the leading institution in the world.