The department is as old as the institution itself. At present it has an enrollment of about 1200 students.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering has the distinction of being one of the two oldest departments since the time of the Maclagan Engineering College established in 1923. The Bachelors degree program has been the main course of study offered by the department, which is still an on going and well established program.
The B.Sc ME Program for the Sessions 2012, 2013 and 2014 have been accredited by Pakistan Engineering Council(PEC) and Session 2015 is in accreditation progress.