October 21, 2021@ 08:35 PM
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 Vision of our department is to be nationally and internationally recognized in providing skilled based technical education in the field of mechanical engineering, leading to well qualified engineering technologists, who have a technical skill set and are immediate contributors to their profession and socio-economic change.
To fulfill this mission, the program provides the undergraduate student with essential skills in the field of automotive engineering and technologies, and a broad introduction into machine design, engineering materials, thermal sciences, energy & environmental protection, and automotive systems. The program provides a strong background to study in the diverse areas branching out of the Automotive Engineering field. The technical focus is complemented with topics in general education resulting in a well-rounded member of the global society.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology (METD) at NSU aims to produce qualified technologists by focusing on innovative and essential knowledge and technical skills through collaborations with government, industries, and other stakeholders.
The B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) program shall emphasize on essential technical skills in the various fields of mechanical engineering technology i.e., machine design, engineering materials, thermal sciences, energy, sustainability & environmental protection, and mechanical systems. The students of the program would be able to analyze technical problems and generate effective solutions. The graduates of the program will be well-versed in conventional and emerging technologies, social and environmental issues. The students would employ professional ethics, effective communication, and a commitment to learn, to be significant contributors to the community and the global society.
Upon successful completion of the degree program, the graduates will:
PEO 1: Possess knowledge as well as technical skills in conventional and emerging Mechanical Engineering Technology appropriate for career pursuits and workplace needs.
PEO 2: Comprehend, analyze, investigate, communicate, and solve technical issues in the industry for the benefit of society.
PEO 3: Actively participate in learning and pursue new skills necessary to improve their abilities to contribute to the Technology domain.
PEO 4: Demonstrate ethical commitment along with environmental consideration to allow successful interactions with social, technical, and professional situations in their lives and work.
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 (SA1): 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, or methodologies.
(ii) Problem Analysis (SA2): An ability to design solutions for broadly- defined Engineering Technology problems and contribute to the design of systems, components or processes to meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
(iii) Design/Development of Solutions (SA3): An ability to design solutions for broadly- defined Engineering Technology problems and contribute to the design of systems, components or processes to meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
(iv) Investigation (SA4): 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 (SA5): 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 the limitations.
(vi) The Engineering Technologist and Society (SA6): 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 Engineering Technology problems.
(vii) Environment and Sustainability (SA7): An ability to understand and evaluate the sustainability and impact of Engineering Technology work in the solution of broadly defined Engineering Technology problems in societal and environmental contexts.
(viii) Ethics (SA8): Understand and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of Engineering Technology practice
(ix) Individual and Team Work (SA9): An ability to Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams.
(x) Communication (SA10): An ability to communicate effectively on broadly defined Engineering Technology activities with the Engineering Technologist community and with society at large, by being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
(xi) Project Management (SA11): An ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Engineering Technology management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member or leader in a team, and to manage projects in multidisciplinary environments.
(xii) Lifelong Learning (SA12): An ability to recognize the need for, and have the ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in specialist Engineering Technologies.
October 21, 2021@ 08:35 PM