Master of Engineering Management (MEM)
Transportation Infrastructure Management

Postgraduate Programme

A fundamental need of civilization in the 21st Century is the development of urban habitats that are both environmentally sustainable and functionally dependable for people and society. To meet these challenges, the Department of Urban and Infrastructure Engineering had been introduced in 2008. This department aims to provide the students, background of planning, design and management of urban communities. Its objective is to deliver capacity building and value addition to the youths of the society in the form of “Urban & Infrastructure Engineer”. This objective is well served with state-of-the-art teaching facilities and dedicated faculty members. The department also keeps close coordination with other local and international stakeholders such as City District Government, Karachi (CDGK), Jinnah Post-graduate Medical centre and University of Mississipi (USA) for research-based sharing of knowledge and service oriented activities. In December 2012, the department signed a MOU with Transport Research Institute University of Hasselt, Belgium, Instituut voor Mobiliteit (IMOB) that includes collaborative research in the fields of traffic congestion, faculty and student exchange (using virtual environment teaching), value addition short courses, joint PhD programmes, as well as the reduction of the annual tuition fee (equivalent to European nationals) for students of NED for their Master’s study at Instituut voor Mobiliteit (IMOB), Belgium.
The Department of Urban and Infrastructure Engineering, has taken another initiative by introducing a post graduate degree programme (MEM) in Transportation Infrastructure Management. The major idea behind this programme is to link the concepts of management with the deriving engineering fields to produce professionals that are better capable of managing the engineering projects than the conventional business managers. Transportation Infrastructure Management is an attempt to strengthen the nation with another much needed derivative. Considering the wide scope of the field, this master’s program is focused towards the management of transportation systems and their sustainable operation.
Departmental Facilities
The Department of Urban and Infrastructure Engineering manages the following facilities:
•    Surveying Laboratory possesses modern digital theodolites, digital levels, Electronic distance meters, Total stations and GPS equipment. The department has in-house capabilities to handle these sophisticated instruments and at number of occasions, department has provided their services for various infrastructure projects within the University and outside.
•    Transportation Laboratory possesses all types of basic testing facilities for pavement materials. Recently, the laboratory is equipped with a state of-the art wheel tracking device and number of research projects have been initiated to use this machine for testing of pavement defects.
•    In addition to the above, the department envisions to establish ITS and Traffic Engineering as well as GIS and Geospatial Laboratories to carry out dedicated research in these emerging fields that are well connected to Transportation Infrastructure Management.
Laboratories of other departments are also utilised for research purposes as well as other departments are also being benefited by our facilities.
Computing Facilities
The Department of Urban and Infrastructure Engineering has special computing facilities housed in its computer centre. The centre contains good computing facilities, scanners, plotters, colour and black & white laser printing facilities. The centre also contains state-of-the-art transportation modelling softwares such as EMME/2, S- PARAMICS and GIS softwares such as ARC GIS etc.
Research Fields
The current research interests of the department relevant to the Transportation Infrastructure Management Masters Programme are as follows:-
•    IMpact Assesment of Roadway Traffic on Urban Air Quality. 
•    Assessment of Carbondioxide Emission from Freight Transportation.
•    Development of an ITS–based Traffic Management Model for Metropolitan Areas of Pakistan.
•    Incorporation of Traffic Heterogeneity in Capacity Analysis of Multi-Lane Urban Arterials of Karachi through Development of a Simulation Mode 
•    Road Safety and Crash Investigation Research.
•    Incorporating rutting potential in pavement performance evaluation methodologies 
•    Traffic Congestion Costing 
•    Establishing Trips rate and Parking Ratios for selected Area of Karachi 
•    Development of Highway Pavement Maintenance Management System for Pakistan
•    Pavement asset maintenance management through use of innovative materials.

Compulsory Courses

S. No Course No. Course Title
1. EM-501 Organizational Systems
2. EM-502 Accounting and Financial Management 
3. EM-503 Strategic Planning and Decision Making  
4. EM-504 Project Management Framework and Tools 
5. EM-505 Operations Research  

Common Electives Courses

S. No Course No. Course Title
1. EM-511 Total Quality Management
2. EM-512 Project Evaluation and Feasibility Analysis
3. EM-513 Research Methods in Engineering Management

Elective Courses

S. No Course No. Course Title
1. UE-501 Urban Transportation Management 
2. UE-502 Pavement Asset Management
3. UE-503 Intelligent Transportation Systems
4. UE-504 Road Safety Analysis and Methodologies 
5. UE-505 Micro Scale Traffic Modelling 
6. UE-506 Travel Demand Forecasting 
7. UE-507 Geospatial Analysis for Transportation Asset
8. UE-508 National Transport Management
9. UE-509 Transportation System Asset Management
10. UE-510 Highway Construction Project Management
11. UE-512 Sustainable Urban Transport
12. UE-600 Independent Study Project
13. UE-601 Dissertation