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 planners, to provide better and healthy living environment to the people, to ensure planned growth and to control planning activities in urban and rural areas of country a full-time four-year course is offered in the field of City and Regional Planning.
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, the graduates will serve the nation as professional planners in the public and private sectors concerned with different fields of planning, such as, the Town Planning Department, local Government department, Development Authorities, Sindh Katchi Abadies Authority,Sindh Building Control Authority etc.
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), Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) and Doctor of Philosophy (Phd) in the field of City and Regional Planning. These programmes are organized under the Directorate of Postgraduate Studies.