Mission Statement of the Department
The department, through quality education and enabling environment, aims to foster professional engineers capable of designing complex Mechatronic systems, serving current industrial needs and developing innovative technologies.
The term "mechatronics" has been used for about 35 years. It is derived from the observation of the synergy achieved through the integration of mechanical, electrical and information technologies in the design, manufacture and operation of industrial products and processes. Synergies may be in terms of performance, physical dimension, cost, power efficiency, time for development, dealing with complexity, and so on. Industrial products are becoming more and more sophisticated and complex and industry must respond to the needs of market and society with high quality products in a timely manner. Thus, mechatronics has made major impacts upon various industries such as automotive, consumer electronics, biomedical and robotics/automation.
At the same time, mechatronics has become popular at universities from the viewpoint of research as well as education. Research topics relevant to mechatronics are diverse and include actorics I sensorics, microelectromechanical systems (MEMSI, mechatronic devices/machines, control of mechatronic systems, human-machine Interface/haptics, embedded computing and software engineering as well as design/integration methodologies for mechatronic systems.
Department of Mechatronics & Control Engineering (MCE), was established in December 2005. The undergraduate and postgraduate programs being run by the department were established in 2001 and 1999 respectively. Present undergraduate enrollment is around 190 students. B.Sc degree in Mechatronics and Control Engineering is accredited by Pakistan Engineering Council.
The Bachelors Programme in Mechatronics is designed to address the needs of technology-based-industries. It will provide in-depth knowledge in the fundamentals, design analysis and operation of mechatronic systems. The objective of the programme is to provide a course of study which will enable the student to work effectively.
Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)
To nurture Mechatronics engineer who
- Can skilfully design and implement integrated solutions to general Mechatronics engineering problems
- Is capable of developing professional skills, while adhering to high ethical values, to excel in industry, research organizations and succeed in entrepreneurial ventures
- Can innovate and embark on new directions in advancing the Mechatronics technologies which have direct national and international relevance.
Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
- Engineering Knowledge: An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
- Problem Analysis: An ability to identify, formulate, research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences.
- Design/Development of Solutions: An ability to design solutions for complex engineering problems and design systems, components or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
- Investigation: An ability to investigate complex engineering problems in a methodical way including literature survey, design and conduct of experiments, analysis and interpretation of experimental data, and synthesis of information to derive valid conclusions.
- Modern Tool Usage: An ability to create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modeling, to complex engineering activities, with an understanding of the limitations.
- The Engineer and Society: An ability to apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional engineering practice and solution to complex engineering problems.
- Environment and Sustainability: An ability to understand the impact of professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts and demonstrate knowledge of and need for sustainable development.
- Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practice.
- Individual and Team Work: An ability to work effectively, as an individual or in a team, on multifaceted and /or multidisciplinary settings.
- Communication: An ability to communicate effectively, orally as well as in writing, on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
- Project Management: An ability to demonstrate management skills and apply engineering principles to one’s own work, as a member and/or leader in a team, to manage projects in a multidisciplinary environment.
- Lifelong Learning: An ability to recognize importance of, and pursue lifelong learning in the broader context of innovation and technological developments