The Institute of Space Technology (also known as IST) is a public university located in Islamabad, Pakistan under the administration of Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission. It is focused on the study of astronomy, aerospace engineering and astronautics.

Established in 2002 under the auspices of the Pakistan National Space Agency. IST offers a wide array of undergraduate and graduate degrees in partnership of Beihang University and University of Surrey. Since 2008, IST has an ISO certified management standard. IST is based on a 573 acre campus on the outskirts of Islamabad. It is one of the top institutions as ranked by the Higher Education Commission. Institute of Space Technology on 21 November 2013, launched Pakistan’s first Cubesat satellite, iCUBE-1, onboard Dnepr launch vehicle from Yasny launch base, Russia. Its transmitted signal can be heard on VHF band. It has a mass of 1.1 kg & has a volume of 10 cm cube, it houses several sensors to collect data for scientific purposes. iCUBE-1 is a fully autonomous satellite and is capable of maintaining its health via its on-board computer. iCUBE-1 will open up a wide range of future experiments that can be carried on Cubesat in the domain of imaging, microgravity, biology, nanotechnology, space dynamics, chemistry, space physics and various other fields. Cubesats can also provide a test bed for developing satellite constellations for specific applications. Institute of Space Technology (IST) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. IST also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, as well as administrative services.

Programs Offered by Institute of Space Technology

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  1. Bachelor of Science (Aerospace Engineering)
  2. Bachelor of Science (Avionics Engineering)
  3. Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)
  4. Bachelor of Science (Electrical Engineering)
  5. Bachelor of Science (Materials Science & Engineering)
  6. Bachelor of Science (Mathematics)
  7. Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering)
  8. Bachelor of Science (Physics)
  9. Bachelor of Science (Remote Sensing & Geo-information Science, Karachi)
  10. Bachelor of Science (Space Science)
  1. Master of Science (Aerospace Engineering)
  2. Master of Science (Astronomy and Astrophysics)
  3. Master of Science (Electrical Engineering)
  4. Master of Science (Global Navigation Satellite Systems)
  5. Master of Science (Materials Science & Engineering)
  6. Master of Science (Mathematics)
  7. Master of Science (Mechanical Engineering)
  8. Master of Science (Physics)
  9. Master of Science (Remote Sensing and Geo-information Science, Islamabad)
  10. Master of Science (Remote Sensing and Geo-information Science, Karachi)
  1. PhD – Aerospace Engineering
  2. PhD – Astronomy & Astrophysics
  3. PhD – Electrical Engineering
  4. PhD – Materials Science & Engineering
  5. PhD – Mathematics
  6. PhD – Mechanical Engineering

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Main Campus Address

1, Islamabad Expressway, Islamabad








Entry Test Required

IST doesn’t conduct its own entry test. The results of following tests are accepted to apply for admission in undergraduate programs offered by IST:

NAT which is conducted by NTS in every month

HAT which is conducted by ETC-HEC

SAT-II which is conducted by College Board, USA

NET which is conducted by NUST Islamabad

ECAT which is conducted by UET Lahore

Entry Test for Engineering Programs conducted by NED Karachi

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