The University is committed to expand its programs in line with the national aspirations and requirements. At present the University offers the following degree programs. All under-graduate programs offered by the university are of 4-years duration.
BS (Accounting & Finance)
Accounting & Finance are the most significant and critical areas in the system of free enterprise. Good financial management is, therefore, vitally important to the economic health of business organizations. However, the constant shifts in economic conditions, intense competition for financial resources and questionable business practices have made financial management a complex and challenging undertaking. The BS Accounting & Finance program is designed to prepare students to meet the challenges posed by this complex but exciting area that has assumed much greater importance in the wake of the recent financial crisis in the world. This crisis has taught us that prudent financial management could mean the difference between a successful and an unsuccessful business enterprise. BS Accounting & Finance at FAST is tailored to first impart a broad-based education in the fundamentals of business and management and then develop the quantitative and analytical skills necessary to become prudent, astute and ethical financial managers.
There are a number of pathways to choose from including audit, taxation, budget analysis, financial accounting and management accounting.
Change is the only constant known today to the business world which has to grapple with the challenging realities of an increasingly global and complex marketplace. The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program at FAST attempts to bring out dynamic managers and administrators, well-equipped to meet the challenges posed by this highly competitive global marketplace. To this end, the approach in the classroom is tailored to inculcate an appreciation for both the quantitative and qualitative dimensions of business. Quantitative skills developed through such areas as accounting, statistics, financial modelling and linear programming are combined with qualitative skills in communication, human psychology, marketing and organizational behaviour. Using these diverse skills and tools, BBA graduates are expected to be able to provide timely solutions to real-world business problems – solutions that are cost-effective, efficient and ethically correct.
Business Administration graduates can pursue careers in a wide range of business settings and are found in all types of organizations including industrial, commercial and financial as well as in the public sector. Many have the wide range of skills required to develop their own business or support a family business.
The Civil Engineering degree is based on the HEC/PEC approved curriculum. In the first year the students learn the fundamentals of Civil Engineering supported by essential mathematics and physics courses. These courses are followed by breadth courses which introduce students to different aspects of Civil Engineering. In the senior year students choose a specialization stream and study advanced courses. In the highly competitive job market a graduate engineer is not only required to be knowledgeable in technical areas but is also expected to have excellent communication skills and an appreciation of cost effective engineering solutions. Students are offered courses in communication skills to prepare them for challenging environments. Courses like Professional Ethics contribute towards enhancing soft skills that help prepare a well rounded personality.
This degree program opens careers in different areas of Civil engineering.
BS (Computer Science)
The purpose of Computer Science degree programs is to produce computer scientists, who can form the backbone of the rapidly growing computer industry. The BS program is focused on developing an in depth understanding of both the theoretical and practical aspects of computer science through a rigorous course work spanning over a period of four years. Students are given unique opportunities to go beyond traditional computer science and get themselves involved in research activities through various research and industrial collaboration programs carried out at the campuses. This ensures a broad based educational foundation that prepares them for leadership roles along diverse career paths.
To equip students with modern trends in the ever changing field of computer science, courses are offered in concentration areas of Semantic Web, Multi-Agent Intelligent Systems, Networks, Data Mining and Data Warehousing, Software Engineering and Quality Assurance, Graphics and Game Programming, Image Processing, Soft Computing, Corporate and Business Computing, E-commerce etc. Students select courses from these areas to match with their future career options in a broad range of industrial, corporate, multinational, governmental and non-governmental organizations. Our courseware is tailored according to the international standards to nurture capacity building and original thinking in our graduates for life-long-learning. No doubt that our graduates are highly sought after by a majority of national and international IT industry.
Your career prospects will be excellent: You may become a software engineer, programmer, web developer, games programmer or computer graphic designer.
BS (Electrical Engineering)
The Electrical Engineering degree is based on the HEC/PEC approved curriculum. In the first year the students learn the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering supported by essential mathematics and physics courses. These courses are followed by breadth courses which introduce students to different specialties in Electrical Engineering. In the senior year students choose a specialization stream and study advanced courses. Currently specializations are being offered in three areas, Telecommunication Engineering, and Computer Engineering. In the highly competitive job market a young engineer is not only required to be knowledgeable in technical areas but is also expected to have excellent communication and managerial skills and an appreciation of modern day economics to design and implement a cost effective engineering solution. Students are offered courses in communication skills, engineering management and economics to prepare them for challenging environments. Social Science electives and courses in Professional Ethics contribute in enhancing the soft skills and help prepare a well rounded personality. The course work is supported by state of the art engineering labs. During four years, students work in twelve different labs where they perform experiments using state of the art instruments, equipment and simulation software.
The offered specialization streams are : Telecommunication Engineering Computer Engineering Electronics
This versatile degree opens careers in different areas of electrical engineering. You could specialize in telecom or computer engineering. You could pursue a career in telecom industry, in embedded system design, or as a software programmer.
Master of Business Administration (1½-year)
This 1½-year Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is offered to those who have already completed the 4-year BBA program at FAST. This MBA program is designed to further hone the skills of graduates of the BBA program and it achieves this by focusing on the more strategic, specialized and advanced courses across the functional areas of business. Additionally, this intellectually-stimulating program is designed with a view to 'researching' local & regional management phenomena rather than merely 'studying' them. Students are taught decision-making skills through qualitative and quantitative analysis and are expected to offer vibrancy to the corporate culture. MBA at FAST is intended to produce managers and business administrators who are ready to face multi-dimensional and complex real-life business problems and who can provide effective and efficient solutions to such problems.
Master of Business Administration (2½-year)
The 2½-year Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is especially designed for students who have completed 16 years of education but who do not have any background in business studies. The intensive program delivers a cross-functional perspective of business by developing an in-depth understanding of the dynamics of management practices, and a deeper appreciation of the implications of a rapidly globalizing work environment. The program is designed with a view to 'researching' local & regional management phenomena rather than merely 'studying' them. MBA students are taught scientific and mathematical approaches to decision-making. Quantitative skills, developed through such areas as accounting, statistics, financial modelling and linear programming, are combined with qualitative skills in communication, human psychology, marketing and organizational behaviour. MBA at FAST is intended to produce not only managers and business administrators, but leaders in their own right, who can provide effective solutions to problems and also progressively and consistently innovate.
Master of Business Administration (3½-year)
The 3½-year MBA develops an in-depth understanding of the dynamics of management practices, and a deep appreciation of the implications of a rapidly globalizing work environment. The program is designed with a view to 'researching' local & regional management phenomena rather than merely 'studying' them. The students are taught scientific and mathematical approaches to decision-making. Quantitative skills, developed through such areas as accounting, statistics, financial modelling and linear programming, are combined with qualitative skills in communication, human psychology, marketing and organizational behaviour. The intention is to produce not only managers and business administrators, but leaders in their own right, who can provide effective solutions to problems and also progressively and consistently innovate.
MS (Computer Networks)
This MS (Computer Networks) program is spread over three regular semesters. Students are required to complete 30 credit hrs. This includes four core courses and four elective courses, which provide in depth knowledge of computer networks field. In second semester students have the option for perusing thesis or project. Courses are designed in a way to cover broader spectrum of computer networks to enhance knowledge of students in this filed hence enabling them to pace up with the latest research being carried out.
MS (Computer Science)
The MS (Computer Science) program is generic, covering broader areas through course work and providing concentration through research component. The program is in compatible with international MS programs. It enables computer science graduates to pursue further studies by offering courses in specific fields. University provides substantial support, principally via one-to-one supervision of research students and well-integrated, active research groups.
The University expects its MS graduates to pursue careers either as ‘Computer Science Faculty Members’ at a University or as ‘Software Development Managers’ in the industry. Candidates for this program are expected to have a strong inclination towards computing. The MS (Computer Science) program includes four ‘core courses’ aimed at strengthening the understanding and competence of students in computer science fundamentals. To enable the students to specialize in an area of their choice a set of ‘elective courses’ are offered.
MS (Electrical Engineering)
This program prepares a graduate in Electrical Engineering to acquire expertise in a particular area. In the final year, the student normally undertakes a thesis. This may be undertaken in collaboration with the industry, under the guidance of industry experts and a faculty supervisor from the University.
A student has the option to pursue MS either by undertaking a 6 credit hour MS Thesis, or by taking a 3 credit-hour Research Survey plus one taught course.
MS (Software Project Management)
This program enables students to develop skills necessary to manage software projects. In the final year, students take a Practicum course, which involves supervision of undergraduate students’ projects. In the final semester, the student either undertakes a Research/Industry survey or Thesis along with the second part of the Practicum course.
The MS (Software Project Management) program focuses on strengthening students’ knowledge in theoretical as well as practical aspects of managing software projects. The program not only addresses management issues related to software industry but also covers the software engineering concepts, which must be known to a project manager.
The aim is to prepare middle and top management so that they meet the challenges of present and future needs of software industry. The coursework exposes the students to management and technical issues encountered in development of software solutions. The students are expected to do research for their theses.
The PhD program requires candidates to undertake a number of graduate level courses, pass a qualifying examination, and then carry out research in a chosen area. The candidates are required to publish research papers in journals of international repute.