The aim of the forthcoming statement is to introduce myself
and my achievements, more importantly, why I want to pursue my further studies
in Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at EMU University. My name is Muhammad Ijaz. I
have completed my graduation in Civil engineering from Baluchistan University
of Information Technology Engineering & Management Sciences (BUITEMS),
Quetta, Pakistan during 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
choosing this specific Ph.D. program comes from the fact that soon I would like
to get to know more things regarding Traffic and Transportation Engineering.
During My Master study, I focused on Traffic Engineering, Pavement Design &
Analysis, Pavement Rehabilitation & Management, 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. Already got some
ideas in my mind during my engineering program & work experience, but until
now I didn’t have enough knowledge and the right tools for putting them in
practice and that is why I 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.

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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.