December 08, 2023@ 02:42 AM
The BSc Mechanical Engineering Technology(MET) program is being offered at the Mechanical Engineering Technology Department. This is a broad-based technology program that aims to train the aspirants for all basic technology subjects. Emphasis here is clearly on hands-on training and technical knowledge to equip the students to take on basic industrial requirements of the country. Thus, the program would address all industrial sectors starting from the automotive industry to the process plants and onward to the power sector.
Pakistan is beginning to embark on an ambitious automotive manufacturing program with several industries investing in car manufacturing plants. Studies on trends in the automotive sector show how stringent regulations on fuel consumption and vehicle emissions has led companies in the sector to deeply rethink the vehicle. During the last few years, there has been a clear trend towards electrification, so much so that the vehicles of the next few years will be mostly hybrid or electric.
Furthermore, the issues of additive manufacturing and industry 4.0 are on the other hand leading to a radical rethinking of production processes. In recent years, therefore, the automotive industry has been evolving, giving high priority to these issues by challenging the Universities to produce product and process engineering technologists, capable of dealing with these systems.
Correspondingly the process industry to include the cement, sugar and fertilizer production plants have undergone rapid technology enhancements. As most of the plants are of foreign origin hence a need is felt to train the aspiring technologists to understand and address the technical hitches in the day-to-day running and upkeep of these production units that form one of the largest industrial sectors in Pakistan.
Power plants is another major focus of this technology programs. Hydel, thermal, and captive power plants have grown in number over the years and so has the demand for skillful technologists that are competent to serve the industrial requirements. From core mechanical components such as turbines and boilers to multidisciplinary approaches such as variable speed motors and green buildings, all are integrated to form a holistic curriculum within the bounds of NTC provisions. The degree we offer in Mechanical Engineering Technology is therefore in line with the requirements of the world in general and Pakistan in particular.
The program includes the first three years of basic and core courses, comprising six semesters. In the fourth year, an On-Job Training (OJT) is offered, which acquaints the students with the working environment of various mechanical engineering industries.
The objectives of the on-job training are to:
The department aspires to produce competent Mechanical Engineering Technologists equipped with the highest ethics capable of adapting to technological advancements in the interest of society.
PEO 1: Possess the knowledge and technical skills to address engineering technology challenges effectively.
PEO 2: Demonstrate professional maturity and personal integrity for effective teamwork aimed towards the uplift of society.
PEO 3: Demonstrate the intellectual curiosity towards continual learning to match the socio-technical needs and challenges.
NSU has adopted National Technology Council’s student outcomes for the Automotive Engineering Technology program. The outcomes of the program to be acquired by students are:
(i) Engineering Technology Knowledge: An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, natural science, engineering technology fundamentals, and engineering technology specialization to defined and applied engineering technology procedures, processes, systems, and methodologies.
(ii) Problem Analysis: An ability to identify, formulate, research literature, and analyze broadly defined engineering technology problems reaching substantiated conclusions using analytical tools appropriate to the discipline or area of specialization.
(iii) Design/Development of Solutions: An ability to design solutions for broadly defined engineering technology problems and contribute to designing systems, components, or processes to meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
(iv) Investigation: An ability to conduct investigations of broadly defined problems; locate, search, and select relevant data from codes, databases, and literature, design, and conduct experiments to provide valid conclusions.
(v) Modern Tool Usage: An ability to select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern technology and IT tools, including prediction and modeling, to broadly defined engineering technology problems, with an understanding of limitations.
(vi) Engineering Technologist and Society: An ability to demonstrate understanding of the societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues, and the consequent responsibilities relevant to engineering technology practice and solutions to broadly defined problems.
(vii) Environment and Sustainability: An ability to understand and evaluate the sustainability and impact of engineering technology work to solve broadly defined problems in societal and environmental contexts.
(viii) Ethics: Understand and commit to professional ethics, responsibilities and norms of engineering technology practices.
(ix) Individual and Team Work: An ability to function effectively as an individual and as a member or leader in diverse teams.
(x) Communication: An ability to communicate effectively on broadly defined engineering technology activities with specialists in the field & with society at large; comprehend, write effective reports, design documentation, make effective presentations, give and receive clear instructions.
(xi) Project Management: An ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering technology management principles and apply these to one's work as a member or leader in a team and to manage projects in multidisciplinary environments.
(xii) Lifelong Learning: An ability to recognize the need for and engage in independent and life-long learning in specialized engineering technologies.
Chairperson and Associate Professor
December 08, 2023@ 02:42 AM