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BS - Remote Sensing & Geo-information Science

The Department of Remote Sensing and Geo-information Science runs a Bachelor of Science in Remote Sensing & Geo-Information Science (BS-RS&GISc) program to provide a platform for students getting knowledge about geospatial technologies. This program provides a sound foundation to the young-generation in Remote Sensing (RS) and Geo-information Science (GISc) to fulfill the demands of their profession in these technologies. This program will also fill in the geospatial technologies awareness and skill development gap for drawing optimum benefits from these technologies in various fields. The nature of possible careers is spread over a wide canvas that includes the following;

  • Agriculture (crop planning, crop health monitoring, yield forecasting)
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Geology (mineral exploration, earthquake prediction and mapping)
  • Water Resources (snow melt monitoring and melt-water estimation, flood mapping, monitoring and prediction, irrigation planning and monitoring)
  • Urban Planning and Monitoring (city planning, transportation & utility network planning)
  • Revenue and Tax Collection Mapping
  • Land Administration and Management
  • Meteorology and Climatology
  • Environment
  • Navigation and Tracking Applications
  • Location-based Services
  • Healthcare, public services, criminology, real Estate etc.
Semester I
S No. Subject Credit Hours
1. Physical Geography-I 3-0
2. Introduction to Computer 2-1
3. Calculus and Analytical Geometry 3-0
4. Pakistan Studies 2-0
5. Functional English 3-0
6. Basic Statistics 3-0
Semester II
S No. Subject Credit Hours
1. Physical Geography-II 3-0
2. Introduction to Computer Programming 2-1
3. Linear Algebra and Applications 3-0
4. Applied Physics 3-0
5. Islamic Studies/Ethics 2-0
6. Data Structures and Algorithms 2-1
Semester III
S No. Subject Credit Hours
1. Introduction to Remote Sensing 2-1
2. Human Geography 3-0
3. Object Oriented Programming 2-1
4. Discrete Mathematics 3-0
5. Surveying 1-2
6. Cartography 2-1
Semester IV
S No. Subject Credit Hours
1. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 2-1
2. Spatial Data Infrastructure 2-1
3. Applied Statistics 3-0
4. Climatology 3-0
5. Space Laws 3-0
6. Geodesy 2-1
Semester V
S No. Subject Credit Hours
1. Introduction to Earth Sciences 3-0
2. GIS Programming 2-1
3. Digital Image Processing 2-1
4. Natural Resource Management 3-0
5. Applications of RS & GIS 3-0
6. Navigation Systems 3-0
7. Spatial Databases 2-1
Semester VI
S No. Subject Credit Hours
1. Introduction to Photogrammetry 2-1
2. Web GIS 2-1
3. Spatial Data Analysis 2-1
4. Introduction to Ecology 3-0
5. Environmental Geography 3-0
6. Research Methods 3-0
Semester VII
S No. Subject Credit Hours
1. Geospatial Project Management 3-0
2. Technical Writing and Presentation Skills 3-0
3. Elective I 2-1
4. Elective II 2-1
5. Final Project I 0-3
Semester VIII
S No. Subject Credit Hours
1. Professional Ethics 3-0
2. Elective III 2-1
3. Elective IV 2-1
4. Final Project II 0-3
Total Courses: 44 + 2 (Project) Total Credit Hours: 136
List of Elective Subjects
S No. Subject Credit Hours
1. Introduction to Economics 2-1
2. Introduction to Geology 2-1
3. Spatial Decision Support Systems 2-1
4. Introduction to Atmospheric Sciences 2-1
5. Environmental Management 2-1
6. Coastal Zone Management 2-1
7. Urban Planning and Management 2-1
8. Land Administration 2-1
9. GIS for Disaster Management 2-1
10. Land Use Surveying 2-1
11. Water Resource Management 2-1
12. GIS Customization 2-1
This program is offered by IST Karachi Campus.
  1. SSC/ Equivalent Certificate
  2. FSc / ICS / General Science / DAE / Equivalent with Mathematics and Physics/ Geography
  3. Entry Test Required
Number of Seats 40
This program is offered by IST Karachi Campus.
One Time Charges Local Fee Structure
(Pak Rs)
Intl Fee Structure
(US $)
Admission Fee 30,000/- 2,000/-
Endowment Fund 5,000/- 250/-
Library Development Fund 5,000/- 250/-
Total One Time Charges 40,000/- 2,500/-
Per Semester Charges (Pak Rs) (US $)
Tuition Fee 33,000/- 1,650/-
Service Charges 7,000/- 250/-
Safe/ Smart Campus Charges 2,000/- 250/-
Total Per Semester Charges 42,000/- 2,150/-

Continual Enrollment Fee per semester

Local Fee Structure Intl Fee Structure
after 8th semester of BS Programs =All Service Charges + 3 Cr. Hr. Fee + Fee of any Registered Course (Rs. 9,000 + Rs. 22,500 = Rs. 31,500 + Fee of any Registered Course) after 8th semester of BS Programs =All Service Charges + 3 Cr. Hr. Fee + Fee of any Registered Course (US $ 500 + US $ 1,320 = US $ 1,820 + Fee of any Registered Course)
after 4th/6th semester of MS/PhD Programs=All Service Charges + 1 Cr. Hr. Fee + Fee of any Registered Course (Rs. 6,000 + Rs. 7,500 = Rs. 13,500 + Fee of any Registered Course) after 4th/6th semester of MS/PhD Programs =All Service Charges + 1 Cr. Hr. Fee + Fee of any Registered Course (US $ 500 + US $ 440 = US $ 940 + Fee of any Registered Course)

Notes;

Local Fee Structure Intl Fee Structure
(a) Repeat/Add Course Fee will be Rs 7,500 per credit hour. Repeat/Add Course Fee @ US $ 440/- per credit hour will be charged.
(b) All Fees/ Charges are subject to change from time to time. All Fees/ Charges are subject to change from time to time.
(c) Charges are applicable only if services are offered by IST. Charges are applicable only if services are offered by IST.
(d) All Govt. Taxes will be charged as notified by FBR. All Govt. Taxes will be charged as notified by FBR.
(e) Health Insurance for student may be arranged by the Institute and charges / Premium will be charged as per actual. Health Insurance for student may be arranged by the Institute and charges / Premium will be charged as per actual.
(f) Student ID Card Fee is Rs 500/- Student ID Card Fee is Rs 500/-
(g) Application processing Fee (non-refundable) is Rs. 2500 Application processing Fee (non-refundable) is US $ 100/- through direct remittance in IST Bank Account.
(h) Freeze charges will be Rs. 5,000 per semester. Freeze charges will be US $. 500/- for each semester. Direct remittance in IST Bank Account.