City & Regional Planning

This is the second department established in the country in 1992, after the department of City and Regional Planning, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore.

The department is devoted wholly for teaching theoretical courses and assimilates and extends practical knowledge of City and Regional Planning in undergraduates for professional career in increasingly diversified fields of Planning.

In order to meet the ever-increasing demand for qualified Urban and Regional planners, to provide better and pollution-free living environment to the people, to ensure planned growth, and to control and guide future planning activities in urban and rural areas of the country, a  full-time four-year course is offered in the field of City and Regional Planning.

The aim of the program is to produce Urban and Regional Planners with the interdisciplinary skill s to meet the demands of rapidly increasing cities which can meet the sustainable development and planning millennium goals.

Keeping in view the baseline curriculum prepared by the National Curriculum Revision Committee constituted by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) the curriculum was  revised and updated for 13-Batch and onward batches to bring it in line with local, national and international requirements and to introduce innovation to ensure quality of education and uniformity of curriculum in the Pakistani Universities, which is also in accordance with the recommendations of the Pakistan Council of Architects and Town Planners (PCATP).

The curriculum is designed in such a way that it involves a wide spectrum of activities regarding the preparation of development plans for villages, towns, cities, and regions. To provide the practical knowledge, the study visits of different towns and cities are conducted to collect the primary data about the physical, social and economic aspects of housing, infrastructure, traffic and transportation, slums and katchi-Abadies, etc. It also involves analysis, preparation and implementation of proposed policies, programmes and plans for improvement/upgradation of old urban areas and development of new settlements at City and Regional levels.

 After qualifying, our graduates can serve the nation as professional Planners in the public sectors such as, Ministry of Planning and Development (Housing and Physical Planning), Ministry of Local Government (Sindh Building Control Authority), Ministry of Communication, Planning Commission of Pakistan, Ministry of Environment, Military Engineering Services (MES) of Pakistan, Private Planning and Development Consultant Firms and nonprofit research organizations.

The department of City & Regional Planning has played a vital role not only in Town Planning Education but also in the development of Urban Research in the Country.

On successful completion of the entire requirement for the degree, the students will be awarded the degree of Bachelor of City and Regional Planning ( B.CRP.) by Mehran University of Engineering and Technology.

The department also offers the degrees of Master of City and Regional Planning (M.CRP) and Doctor of Philosophy (Phd) in the field of City and Regional Planning. These programmes are organized under the Directorate of Postgraduate Studies.