Mechanical Engineering is a highly versatile and diversified engineering discipline. On one hand it is concerned with the design of machines and equipment that use energy and convert it into useful work. On the other hand it deals with the design and development of those machines that are used for manufacturing, production and process equipment. The department offers four years degree program leading to B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering.
The Mechanical Engineering courses are built on a strong foundation of mathematical, physical and computing sciences. Emphasis is laid on the fundamental concepts and principles, which constitute the basis of mechanical engineering practice. The curriculum is designed to cover a broad range of areas. The department offers a series of courses in the following areas:
- Thermo-Fluid Engineering
- Applied Mechanics and Design
- Manufacturing Processes Engineering
- Computer based Mechanical Engineering
- Applied Mathematics & Statistics
- Engineering Management
Courses in Thermo-Fluid Engineering include applied Thermodynamics, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Heat and Mass Transfer, Power Plant, Fluid Mechanics and Gas Dynamics. The department offers a wide range of courses in Applied Mechanics and Design. Starting from a basic course in Engineering Statics, a series of courses is offered in Mechanics of Materials and Mechanics of Machines. These theoretical concepts are fostered in a series of Machine Design courses enabling the students to try their skills and design small mechanical equipment. Product design is of no use without product development studies. Manufacturing Processes Engineering deals with the smart and economical product development methodologies. Students start with Workshop Technology in this area. Successive courses in Engineering Materials, Manufacturing Processes and Production Automation provide the students further insight to this area. Additional courses like Engineering Management and Economics in senior year introduce students to the efficient management of the productive resources. Computer based mechanical engineering concepts have been embedded in various courses like Computer Programming, Machine Design, CAD and Thermo-Fluids Engineering etc. The University has a rich industrial neighborhood. The students have the opportunity to make maximum use of this industrial environment by engaging themselves in short term as well as long term training. These industries include HIT, HMC, POF,PAF complex at Kamra, HEC, KSB, TIP, CTI, ARL, OGTI, Railway Carriage Factory, Research Establishments of PAEC, NESCOM and a large number of units in the Hattar area. The students pick real world problems either for their semester papers or as final year project from these organizations and brush their skills.
The department is offering Masters Degree program since 2010. A large number of engineering graduates have made use of this program in a variety of areas. The program involves two years of part-time study and consists of lectures, design, office work, laboratory investigation, software usage & application of computational methods and research.
JOB PROSPECTS FOR GRADUATES
The major employers of Mechanical Engineering graduates in our country are: WAPDA, PTCL, PWD, Pakistan Navy, PIA, Air Force, Education, Atomic Energy Commission, AWC, Process Industries, NDC and various other organizations.
LABORATORIES & OTHER FACILITIES
The department has the following well-equipped laboratories to meet the academic requirements of students and teachers as well as the professional needs of the government and private organizations:
a. Applied Thermodynamics
b. Mechanics of Materials
c. Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
d. Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics
e. Heat and Mass Transfer
f. Mechanics of Machines
h. Internal combustion Engines
i. Engineering Materials
k. Engineering Mechanics (Static & Dynamics)
l. Drawing Hall