Duration of Studies

Under the semester system, KUST offers several degree programs and requires its students to complete the entire degree programme within the following time limits:

Academic Calendar

The University will publish a schedule of complete academic year, including fall and spring semester for the convenience of the students, staff and faculty members. The Academic

Academic Year / Session

The academic year/session shall comprise of two regular semesters and an optional summer semester.

  1. Fall semester shall normally start

Duration of Semester

  1. Each semester shall be of 18 weeks duration; out of which 16 weeks shall be reserved for teaching, and 2 weeks for examinations.


After the development of a comprehensive computer-based campus management system KCMS, students, faculty members, advisors, and HoDs are required to use it for registration


  1. Every student of the University is required to maintain at least 75% of the attendance in each course. A student who fails to meet the minimum requirements of attendance

Interruption of Studies

A student may be allowed to freeze a program if he/she is not able to continue under Force Majeure. However, this option can only be exercised subject to the following conditions: 


  1. Every student at KUST is assigned to Advisor Studies (a faculty member of the concerned academic department) who will hold regular meetings, both formal and informal,

Credit System

  1. A credit hour means teaching a theory course for 60 minutes each week throughout the semester i.e. 01 hours /60 minutes per week for a minimum of 16 weeks in a semester.

Course Codes

Every course offered at KUST is identified by a three characters long unique alpha-numeric code, usually three to four letters followed by three digits. The letters represent the major field.

1.  MS/MPhil degree

To earn MS/MPhil degree, one must earn 24CH coursework (comprising 6CH of Compulsory and 18CH of Elective courses) plus


Every student at KUST is required to follow a plan set out by his/her Advisor in order to complete all the requirements (as outlined below) set out for a degree program of his/her

Double Degree

If a student is desirous of obtaining a degree (undergraduate only) in a discipline other than his/her previously earned degree from KUST, he/she will spend additional two to four

Course Load

An Undergraduate (BS, BBA/MSc/MA) student can normally register for 15-19 Credit Hours in a regular semester whereas the maximum load for a Graduate student (MS, MPhil, PhD)

Any student who has registered for a relevant degree program in a degree awarding institution recognized by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan and has successfully

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