The aim of the forthcoming statement is to introduce myself and my achievements, more importantly, why I want to continue my further studies in Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at EMU University. My name is Muhammad Ijaz have completed my graduation from Baluchistan University of Information Technology Engineering & Management Sciences (BUITEMS), Quetta, Pakistan in Civil Engineering (2008-2012). Afterwards, I Completed MS in Transportation engineering from National University of Science & Technology (NUST) Pakistan, during 2013 – 2016, with CGPA 3.00 out of 4.00. The reason for selecting this specific Ph.D. program is because that its playing in important role in engineering industry and soon I would like to get to know more things regarding Traffic and Transportation Engineering because During my Master study, I focused on Traffic Engineering, Transportation Planning, Urban Transportation Evaluation, Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) and Urban & Regional Transportation System. The medium of Education at the institute during Undergraduate and Master study was English. During my engineering program & work experience, I got some ideas in my mind but until now I didn’t have enough knowledge and the right tools for putting them in practice and that is why I came to know that this Ph.D. program would be an excellent starting point for me.Furthermore, if I get selected for this program I will have the opportunity to learn from the best and the fact that I will study an in an international environment that will give me the privilege to create new relationships with people from different cultures and I believe my motivation will qualify me for such a Ph.D. program.
Currently, I am serving as a lecturer in University of Lahore (UOL), affiliated with Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), Pakistan. Apart from teaching activities, I am also supervising final year projects of undergraduate students. EMU University offers an exciting interdisciplinary scenario, where I will have the opportunity to pursue my area of interest as a Ph.D. candidate. I wish to develop my skills and knowledge in this area to become a good researcher. It is my dream to contribute to the development of this field in my country.
During my M.Sc. term projects, I have used Vissim (Micro Traffic Simulation Software) while working on term project “Urban Traffic Congestion and Mitigation through Infrastructure Improvement in Pakistan”. I have used Synchro (Macroscopic Analysis & Optimization Software) in the design of urban street intersection. Besides that, I have command of civil 3D (Road Geometric Design Software).
I would be grateful for your consideration of my candidacy for Ph.D. position.