Department of Polymer & Process Engineering

graduate program

Offered Programs:

To inculcate application-oriented knowledge of polymer and process engineering through course work as well as extensive research in graduates targeting an industrial career in mainstream polymer and process industries or aiming higher studies in advanced polymer-related areas.

The educational objectives of the M.Sc. Polymer and Process Engineering program are:

  • Technical proficiency: To impart advanced knowledge in major aspects of polymer and process engineering so that the graduates can meet the work requirements of the polymers industrial sector and academic research in Pakistan and abroad.
  • Advanced Research: To encourage the scientific research in the professional field of polymer and process and its applications.
  • Effective communication: To improve the written and oral communication skills to effectively convey technical content.


Advanced Engineering Knowledge: An ability to apply an advanced knowledge of broadly defined aspects of polymer and process engineering to the solution of complex engineering problems.


Literature Review & Problem Formulation: An ability to identify, formulate and analyse complex engineering and research problems related to polymer and process engineering reaching substantiated conclusions using extensive literature review with the help of resources available.


Investigation & Research: 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.


Technical 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 including drafts for publications in international journals & conferences, 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.

COURSE OUTLINE of MSc Polymer Session 2015& Onwards [updated on 2016-02-19]

Graduate Program


Focus of the Research

The primary focus of the research in the Department is on following areas:

  • Development of advanced polymers including functional polymers, composites and elastomers
  • Advancement in the existing polymers to meet high-end requirements
  • Application of polymers in the process industries
  • Advanced polymer characterisation techniques
  • Polymer process simulation using state-of-the art software packages

A number of research clusters are operational in the Department each focusing on unique research topics including:

  • Development and applications of conductive electroactive polymers (CEPs) in separation technologies, functional coatings and sensors
  • Elastomeric blends and formulations for various applications related to automotive industry
  • Application of polymer composites for the energy storage devices including super-capacitors and batteries
  • Development of polymer-based nano-composites
  • Meta-model based approaches to injection molding simulation (IMS)

M.Sc. in Polymer and Process Engineering

The MSc program was started in the Department in 2007. The curriculum is a unique combination of the advanced subjects related to Polymer and Process Engineering. The Department enjoys a strong tradition of research and development work. Students are encouraged to undertake and disseminate the research work in a timely manner under the guidance of the faculty.

The Department offers M.Sc. Degree on Full Time basis. The minimum credit hours requirement for the award of M.Sc. Degree is 30 credit hours after an undergraduate degree. The program is divided into three semesters, on full time basis. First and second semesters are dedicated to the course work. After each semester, the students take the examination. In the third semester, students undertake research projects, on completion of which a dissertation is submitted for evaluation by experts of the field. Degree is awarded on passing the requisite number of courses as well as the successful completion of the dissertation. As per university requirements, a minimum GPA of 3.0 is needed to obtain the degree.

Ph.D. in Polymer and Process Engineering

The Department has stated the PhD program in 2014. The PhD at the Department consists of course work and rigorous research work. It is expected that the PhD candidates would produce original contribution to the chosen research field. It is required to submit a thesis at the end of the research work for the award of the degree.

Program Design

The postgraduate degree program at the Department was designed to build on current activities and to provide a nucleus for the University’s rapidly expanding industrially orientated research training and consultancy in polymer science and engineering. The key role will be to utilize the University’s initiative in areas of multi-disciplinary polymer and process related research. The philosophy behind the design of postgraduate programme in Polymer & Process Engineering focuses on the advanced level studies in:

  • The pivotal defining areas of polymer science and engineering such as functional polymers, macromolecule design and characterization, polymer rheology, polymer simulation and polymer composites.
  • The core value areas in process engineering like optimization, process design, process control and reactor design.
  • Courses from materials design and developmental point of view like polymer membrane design and applications, polymer blends, elastomeric materials etc.

Postgraduate Faculty and their Research Interests

1. Prof. Dr. Asif Ali Qaiser Membranes, Intrinsically Conducting Polymers, Chairman/Professor Polymer Rheology, Polymer Characterization

2. Dr. Atif Javaid Polymer Composites, Multifunctional Polymeric

Assistant Professor Materials, Polymer Processing & Applications

3. Dr. Farhan Saeed Elastomeric Materials, Polymer Processing,

Assistant Professor Polymer Compounding

4. Dr. M. Shafiq Irfan Polymer Composites, Electroactive Conducting

Assistant Professor Polymers, Process Modelling & Simulation

5. Dr. M. Bilal Manzoor Polymer Blends, Polymer Nano-composites

Assistant Professor