The aim of the forthcoming statement is to introduce myselfand my achievements, more importantly, why I want to pursue my further studiesin Ph.D.
in Civil Engineering at EMU University. My name is Muhammad Ijaz. Ihave completed my graduation in Civil engineering from Baluchistan Universityof Information Technology Engineering & Management Sciences (BUITEMS),Quetta, Pakistan during 2008-2012. Afterwards, I Completed MS in Transportationengineering from National University of Science & Technology (NUST)Pakistan, during 2013 – 2016, with CGPA 3.00 out of 4.00. The reason forchoosing this specific Ph.D.
program comes from the fact that soon I would liketo 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) andUrban & Regional Transportation System. The medium of Education at theinstitute during Undergraduate and Master study was English. Already got someideas in my mind during my engineering program & work experience, but untilnow I didn’t have enough knowledge and the right tools for putting them inpractice and that is why I know that this Ph.D. program would be an excellentstarting point for me.Furthermore, if I get selected for this program I willhave the opportunity to learn from the best and the fact that I will study anin an international environment that will give me the privilege to create newrelationships with people from different cultures and I believe my motivationwill qualify me for such a Ph.D.
program.Currently, I am serving as a lecturer in University ofLahore (UOL), affiliated with Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), Pakistan.Apart from teaching activities, I am also supervising final year projects ofundergraduate students.
EMU University offers an exciting interdisciplinaryscenario, where I will have the opportunity to pursue my area of interest as aPh.D. candidate. I wish to develop my skills and knowledge in this area tobecome a good researcher. It is my dream to contribute to the development ofthis field in my country. During my M.
Sc. term projects, I have used Vissim (MicroTraffic Simulation Software) while working on term project “Urban TrafficCongestion and Mitigation through Infrastructure Improvement in Pakistan”.I have used Synchro (Macroscopic Analysis & Optimization Software) in thedesign 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 candidacyfor Ph.