Office of Admissions
LUMS DHA, Lahore Cantt. 54792, Lahore, Pakistan
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The Department of Electrical Engineering at the Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE) is offering a Master of Science (MS) in Power Engineering and Smart Grids starting from the Fall 2024 semester.
Power Engineering has been one of the primary fields in Electrical Engineering with increased impetus in the last few years due to a global shift towards renewables and local impetus towards low-cost generation and modernisation of the national grid. Traditionally, features of electric power systems including design, electric generators, transmission and distribution system components, power flow analysis, system operation, and performance metrics are all covered in a standard electric power systems course. In recent decades, electric power systems have undergone major modernisation in response to demands for increased system efficiency, dependability, security, and environmental sustainability. Smart Grid refers to the modernised grid, which incorporates sophisticated sensor technologies, machine learning-based control methods, and integrated communications into existing power systems.
With the changing needs of the power sector, electric power systems courses and programmes must also be updated in Electrical Engineering to meet the industry demands for a workforce capable of integrating smart grid technologies such as advanced sensing, control, monitoring, communication, renewable energy, storage, computing, and cybersecurity. Furthermore, these courses should contain hands-on components for ready integration with the industry.
The MS Power Engineering and Smart Grids programme at SBASSE will train students in power, renewable energy, smart grids, electricity markets (and more) with hands-on training. The programme aims at imparting engineering design skills in the evolving domain of power and smart grids. It will also prepare graduates for Pakistan's electricity market transition (CTBCM – bilateral contract market regime). Graduating students will have a detailed exposure to the state-of-the-art tools/software and training for the national and international power industry.
The primary objectives of the programme are to:
Graduates of the MS Power Engineering and Smart Grids programme will be able to respond quickly to changes in the power sector and strategically build solutions for evolving power systems, smart grids, and related applications to allow better organisational decision-making.
Students pursuing the MS Power Engineering and Smart Grids degree are required to complete 30 credit hours by taking core courses and major electives, as listed in the table below:
|Renewable Energy Systems|
|Power System Operation and Control|
|Power Systems Protection and Stability|
|Smart Grid Technology and Applications|
|Major elective courses in the stream: any two courses from Sr. # 7-16|
|Battery Energy Storage Systems|
|Digital Control Systems|
|High Voltage Engineering|
|Modelling and Control of Electric Machine Drives|
|Software Engineering for the Smart Grids|
|Advanced Power Systems|
|Power System Planning|
|Socio-ecological Systems and Sustainability|
The remaining 6 Credit Hours can be completed as follows:
Applicants must meet the minimum eligibility criteria in order to be considered for admission to the programme. The MS Power Engineering and Smart Grids Programme at the Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE) is a two-year programme.
Admission is purely merit-based and rests solely on the following criteria:
These are the minimum criteria that applicants need to fulfill in order to be eligible to apply. Fulfillment of these criteria does not guarantee admission to LUMS.
A minimum of 16 years of education leading to a degree programme is required for applying to the MS Power Engineering and Smart Grids Programme.
Applicants are expected to have obtained their Bachelor’s (or Master’s) degree from national or foreign institutions accredited or recognised by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan.
Applicants who have obtained their degrees from institutions not listed with the HEC, Pakistan, will be required to obtain an Equivalence Certificate from the HEC. For further information, please visit: www.hec.gov.pk.
As a minimum academic performance, all applicants must have a CGPA of at least 2.4 (on a scale of 4) or at least 60% marks in all university-level degrees.
Applicants applying to the MS Power Engineering and Smart Grids Programme must have their Bachelor’s (or Master’s) degree in any one of the following areas:
Electronics Engineering or Electronics
Other engineering disciplines are peripherally related to power, electronics or electrical engineering.
Applicants completing their last degree by July 30, 2024, are eligible to apply for the MS programme if they are meeting minimum admission requirements at the time of application submission.
Applicants must mention all their academic, test attempts and must not hide any information. The application will be evaluated on the basis of information provided at the time of application submission.
LUMS graduating class of 2024 are eligible to apply on the basis of their 7th semester result.
A. Local Applicants
Applicants to the MS Power Engineering and Smart Grids Programme are required to take the following two (2) admission tests in order to be considered for Fall 2024 admission:
LUMS Graduate Admission Test (LGAT); and
LUMS SBASSE Subject Test (Related to Electrical Engineering and Power and Energy Systems subjects)
B. International Applicants
Applicants residing outside Pakistan are required to take the GRE General Test through the Educational Testing Service (ETS), USA. For further information, please visit www.ets.org.
Due to the unavailability of the GRE Subject Test in Power Engineering and Smart Grids, such applicants will be assessed based on their GRE General Test score only.
GRE scores must be reported to LUMS officially from the testing agency. The college code for reporting GRE (General) to LUMS is 0679.
LUMS Graduate Admission Test (LGAT) is comprised of Quantitative, Verbal, and Analytical sections.
The LGAT and SBASSE Subject Test Scores will be valid only for the admission of Fall 2024.
The LGAT and SBASSE Subject Test scores will be used for application evaluation and hence will not be disclosed to applicants.
Exemption for applicants who have taken Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Tests
Applicants who have taken the Graduate Record Examination GRE (General) (through the Educational Testing Service (ETS) USA) during the last two (2) years (i.e., after April 27, 2022) and obtained an aggregate score of 300 in the quantitative and verbal sections may choose not to take the LGAT. In addition to this, local applicants are required to take the SBASSE Subject Test in Power Engineering and Smart Grids.
Applicants residing outside Pakistan are required to take the GRE General Test (through the ETS, USA). For further information please visit www.ets.org.
Due to the unavailability of the GRE Subject Test in Power Engineering and Smart Grids, all local applicants must take the LUMS SBASSE Subject Test.
The admission application will be considered for evaluation after the successful completion of following four (4) STEPS by the applicants on or before the stipulated deadlines:
Online Admission Application submission;
Online submission of scanned copies of required supporting documents;
Submission of an appropriate Application Processing Fee; and
Online Submission of the Letter of Recommendation by the Referees.
Applicants must complete and submit their online admission application on or before April 16, 2024; 5:00 pm (PKT).
Applicants are required to online submit the scanned copies of all supporting documents on or before April 17, 2024.
After the successful submission of the online application, applicants must make the Processing Fee payment by the deadline.
Referees must submit completely filled Letters of Recommendation by the given deadline.
Completion of all steps is mandatory. Application, documents, or fees received after the stipulated deadline will not be processed.
Shortlisted applications will be reviewed by the relevant committee to finalise the admission decision. Applicants are encouraged to provide complete information regarding their academic achievement, research reports, attended workshops, extracurricular activities, and must tell LUMS about their success stories in order to substantiate their applications. Applicants must provide complete and correct information regarding their academics, work experience and test attempts. The application will be evaluated on the basis of information provided at the time of application submission.
Performance in Interview
Shortlisted applicants may be requested to appear for an interview.
The modes of payment are as follows:
1. Voucher can be paid through cash, Pay Order and Bank Drafts made in favour of "Lahore University of Management Sciences" at any branch within Pakistan of following banks:
2. For online Credit/Debit card payment, please click here.
3. Vouchers can also be paid through ATM machines and internet banking portals of the following banks:
Through an amendment in the Income Tax Ordinance 2001 by Finance Act 2013, advance tax (under section 236 I) shall be collected @ 5% on the entire amount of fee except refundable portion.
Bank Helpline Numbers
Allied Bank Limited
1. UAN: 111-225-225, Branch contact No: 042-35748308
2. Regional Office: 042-35747603
Meezan Bank Limited
1. Region Office: 92-42-35786207
2. Head Office: 92-21-36406139
Bank Al-Habib Limited
1. Karachi: 92-21-32277231-239, Lahore: 0333-1218430
2. DHA Ph. 5 Branch: 042-37189231 042-37189234
|Online Application Deadline||April 16, 2024, 5:00 pm (PKT)|
|Deadline to submit online supporting documents||April 17, 2024|
|LUMS Graduate admission Test (LGAT) and LUMS SBASSE Subject Test Administration (Tentative Date)||April 28, 2024|
|Deadline to take GRE||April 28, 2024|
|Completion of Admission Process||July 31, 2024|
|Commencement of Classes||September 2024|
Please refer to the Admission Criteria tab.
Please refer to the Admission Criteria tab.
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.
You should submit all your transcripts latest by the Online document submission deadline. Copy of your degree can be submitted later.
Yes, financial aid is available on need basis.
Applicants must give their consent at the time of submitting the application in biographical section of the online application.
The recommendation letters can be from a faculty member who has had a reasonable opportunity to evaluate you academically.
You should recheck the completion and proper submission of your online application.
The application cannot be submitted after the deadline.
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 email@example.com with the specific header "Change in Application Form".
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.
The 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 to LUMS MS programme is purely merit based and there are no quotas.
No, there are no age restrictions.
Admission to all programmes is purely on merit and independent of students’ ability to pay the related tuition fees. Once a student has been admitted to a programme, there are several mechanisms in place to provide financial support based on need and merit. All awards are reassessed each academic year based on performance, need, available resources and prevailing University policies. LUMS is committed to providing as much financial assistance as possible within the limits of its available resources. Nevertheless, the University may not be able to meet all requests for financial assistance, and it is strongly recommended that applicants secure as much of their own funding as possible.
Your financial need and your aid application does not affect your chances of admission.
Several Merit and Need-Based Scholarships are available for students who meet specific criteria.
A degree from a tier-one university is one of the few investments with all-but-guaranteed return. Studying in LUMS not only opens doors in the professional world but also unleashes intellectual and financial potential.
At LUMS, we believe that financial circumstances should never stand in the way. To help, LUMS offers Interest-Free loans to the students from less privileged backgrounds who, without such assistance, would not be able to attend a university.
At MS level, LUMS Interest-Free loan covers partial to full tuition fee expense. These awards are reassessed in each academic year based upon performance and demonstrated financial need. The repayment of these Interest-Free loans starts six (6) months after graduation with a time period of 3 to 5 years.
Remember a loan is an obligation and is required to be paid back in instalments after graduation. Loan repayment not only contributes towards the recirculation of Financial Aid to deserving students but also inculcates social responsibility and ethical values within the students.
Merit Scholarship is a form of gift and does not need to be repaid. LUMS provides Merit Scholarship Award to students who have proven their ability to succeed academically. There is no separate application for the scholarship. Students are automatically considered for the award when they apply for admission to LUMS.
Merit scholarship award covers partial to full tuition fee for one year only and is awarded to the admitted batch based on LUMS Admission evaluation ranking for the first year.
Coverage of Scholarship Award
Top seven students will be awarded merit scholarships as follows:
Merit scholarship award covers partial to full tuition fee for one year only and is awarded to the returning batches who are placed on Dean's Honor List based on their academic performance.
Coverage of Scholarship Award
Top seven students of each batch will be awarded merit scholarships as follows:
Note: In case a student qualifies for financial aid award and merit scholarship, their scholarship will be adjusted accordingly. These awards are for one year only and cannot be carried forward to subsequent years.
Voucher can be paid through cash, Pay Order and Bank Drafts made in favour of "Lahore University of Management Sciences" at any branch within Pakistan of following banks.