Bachelor of Engineering in Materials Engineering

Program Description

Materials Science and Engineering is a four-year study, which combines fundamental knowledge of the structure and properties of materials with necessary engineering skills to create new materials and improve those that already exist. Besides theoretical training, experimental work is an important part of the curriculum where students work with all classes of material including metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites. In this program, students will deal with all of these materials, using them to make structural materials, joining them, coatings for high temperature applications, prosthetics for bone replacement, nano-sized materials for specialized applications, and much more.

Graduates are taught proper use of process-structure-property-performance relationships for discovering the materials into new applications. Hence, the students with this degree guide the design and selection of materials for application specific performance requirements. They design and create materials with required properties, e.g., metals lighter and stronger, ceramics tougher, polymers degradable, and composites more affordable. They develop processes that are environmental friendly, low-cost, sustainable, manufacturing approaches, with strategic use of rare materials and natural resources.

Why Study at PAF IAST?

Location and Ambience

PAF IAST is nestled in natural mountains that flank its campus from all sides. The institute offers one  ravishing view of snow-capped peaks of Nathiagali and natural winding trails. Furthermore, to its north-west is Tarbela Lake, a journey of only a few kilometers from the campus. Moreover, set in the middle of the campus is a natural lake, fed by the springs of surrounding mountains. The campus is just a 3-kilometer drive from the Hazara Motorway. This results in an ideal setting equally conducive to academic activity. Most importantly, major cities like Islamabad, Abbottabad, are just an hour’s drive, while small towns like Wah, Hasanabadal, Taxila, and Swabi can be reached in just half an hour. All these features make PAF IAST the best biomedical sciences university in KPK. 

Technology Advancement and Foreign Partnership

This institute is an emerging center of excellences, with its own technology park. Therefore, all faculty members hold PhD degrees in appropriate disciplines. By virtue of its wide array of facilities and the facilitation for its students to learn. Furthermore, they benefit both from classroom teaching and faculty trained at premier Austrian universities/institutions. The institution is ideally cut out for imparting state-of–the-art engineering and allied education in Pakistan. Moreover, the institute enjoys close linkages with top ranking universities in Austria and China. As a result, we have already concluded with them formal agreements regarding student and faculty exchange programs, provision of dual degrees in certain areas, and the training support from foreign faculty. 

Academia-Industry Relationship

There is a strong relationship between academia and industry. As a result, this paves the way for job opportunities for students even in the midst of their studies. PAF IAST will serve as a welcome platform for the industry to share their requirements for a skilled workforce. Therefore, this will enable the institute to incorporate their valuable inputs in practical vocational training and expose the students to industrial perspectives.

On-Spot Industry Internship

Firstly, it will be a mandatory requirement for every student to do an internship every semester in an appropriate industry. Secondly, this will garner them practical experience related to their respective degree programs. To crown it all, Technology Park will afford them rare opportunities to apply themselves innovatively and become promising entrepreneurs.

Need and Merit-based Scholarships

Different types of local and foreign scholarship opportunities are available on need and merit base.

Associated Careers

The skills developed during a materials science degree mean graduates go into a range of jobs including working as engineering professionals and in design and business roles. Jobs opportunities for material engineers in Pakistan:

Steel and Iron Industries:

Pakistan Steel mills, People Steel mills, Crescent Steel and Allied Products Limited, Suzuki Motorcycles Pakistan Limited, Atlas Honda Limited, Deewan Farooque Motors Limited, Sindh Engineering Limited, Japan Metal Industries, Adamjee Engineering (Pvt) Limited, Deacon Engineering Limited, Metropolitan Steels, Chicago Metal Works.

Foundry related industry:

Rastgar (Pvt) Ltd and Meekas (pvt) Ltd, Euro -Pak Foundry, National Foundry, Walli Foundry, Bismillah Foundry, Farid Steel Cating (pvt) Ltd.

Textile Industry

Cresent Textile Mills ltd, Allah Wasaya Textile mill, Mahmood textile mill, Lal textile mill, Romi textile mill, Saqiq Abad textile mill.

Medical and Surgical industry

Kashmir Surgical Company, Technologic Surgical Industries, ACME Surgical Industries, Tata Surgical (pvt)Ltd, Sialkot Surgident Industries.

Sports Industry

Awan Sports Industries, CTR Sports Industry, Arbish Sports Industries, Wembro Sports Industries, ASC Sports.

Heat Treatment Facilities

Soan Enterprises (pvt) Ltd.

Plastic Moulding industries

Boss Enterprises (pvt) Ltd.

Ceramic and glass processing facilities

Ghani Glass (pvt) Ltd, Pak Marble Processing Industries (pvt) Ltd, Concrete Concepts (pvt) Ltd, Bestway Cement Limited, Dewan Cement Limited.

Defense Sector

KRL, NESCOM, AWC, HMC, HIT, POF etc.

Oil & Gas

OGDCL, MOL, KP-OGDCL etc

Research & Development

Entry Criteria

F. Sc (Pre-Eng.) / A-Levels (Math, Physics, Chemistry)

BE Materials Engineering Course Curriculum

Semester 1

Course Code Course Title Theory CH Lab CH Total Pre-Req
MGT-262 Entrepreneurship 3 0 3
COMP-102 Introduction to ICT 2 0 2
COMP-102 L Introduction to ICT Lab 0 1 1
SS-111 Islamic Studies 2 0 2
MTH–101 Calculus and Analytical Geometry 3 0 3
PHY-101  Applied Physics 3 0 3
PHY-101L Applied Physics Lab 0 1 1
MSE-101 Fundamentals of Engineering Materials 3 0 3
Total 16 2 18  

Semester 2

Course Code Course Title Theory CH Lab CH Total Pre-Req
SS-310 Professional Ethics 3 0 3
SS-112 Pakistan Studies 2 0 2  
MTH–202 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations 3 0 3
ME–101L Workshop Practice 0 1 1
CH-102 Inorganic and Organic Chemistry 3 0 3
CH-102L Inorganic and Organic Chemistry Lab 0 1 1
SS–102 English Language and Communication Skills 3 0 3
           
  Total 14 2 16

Semester 3

Course Code Course Title Theory CH Lab CH Total Pre-Req
MSE-202 Applied Geology & Mineral Dressing 3 0 3
ECE-110 Basic Electrical Engineering 2 0 2
ECE-110L Basic Electrical Engineering Lab 0 1 1  
MSE-211 Materials Thermodynamics 3 0 3 MSE-101
ME–103 Engineering Mechanics     2 0 2
ME–103L Engineering Mechanics Lab 0 1 1
MSE-221 Crystallography & X-ray Diffraction 3 0 3
SS-331 Community Service 0 1  1 (NC)
MSE-291 Materials Engineering Lab-l 0 2 2  
Total 13 4 17  

Semester 4

Course Code Course Title Theory CH Lab CH Total Pre-Req
MSE-231 Mechanical Behavior of Materials 3 0 3 ME-103
MSE-213 Iron & Steel Making 2 0 2 MSE-211
MTH-307 Numerical Computations 2 0 2 MTH-202
MTH-307L Numerical Computations Lab 0 1 1
SS-203 Technical & Business Writing 3 0 3 SS-102
MSE-212 Phase Equilibria and Microstructures 3 0 3 MSE-211
MSE-222 Characterization Techniques 2 0 2 MSE-221
MSE-292 Materials Engineering Lab-ll 0 1 1
ME –102L Engineering Drawing 0 1 1 MTH-101
Total 15 3 18  

Semester 5

Course Code Course Title Theory CH Lab CH Total Pre-Req
MSE-314 Heat Treatment Processing 3 0 3 MSE-212
MSE-332 Manufacturing Processes 3 0 3 MSE-231
MSE-335 Powder Processing 2 0 2
CHE-423 Instrumentation & Process Control 3 0 3
CHE-423L Instrumentation & Process Control Lab 0 1 1
MSE-334 Joining of Materials 2 0 2
SS-120 Occupational Health and Safety 2 0 2  
MSE-393 Materials Engineering Lab-lll 0 2 2
Total 15 3 18  

Semester 6

Course Code Course Title Theory CH Lab CH Total Pre-Req
MSE-303 Polymeric Materials 3 0 3 CH-102
MSE-315 Non-ferrous Metallurgy 2 0 2 MSE-211
MSE-333 Foundry Engineering 2 0 2 MSE-212
SS-321 Engineering Economics 2 0 2
MSE-361 Corrosion Engineering 3 0 3 MSE-211
MSE-304 Ceramics & Glasses 3 0 3 MSE-101
MSE-394 Materials Engineering Lab-lV 0 2 2
           
Total 15 2 17  

Semester 7

Course Code Course Title Theory CH Lab CH Total Pre-Req
MSE-423 Material Selection & Design 2 0 2
MGT-344 Engineering Management 3 0 3
MSE-498 Materials Design Project-I 0 3 3
MSE-4XX Elective – I 3 0 3
MSE-441 Composite Materials 3 0 3 MSE-303 and MSE-304
MSE-455 Materials Engineering Lab-V 0 1 1
Total 11 4 15  

Semester 8

Course Code Course Title Theory CH Lab CH Total Pre-Req
MSE-442 Advanced Materials 3 0 3
MSE-4XX Elective-Il 3 0 3
MSE-499 Materials Design Project-II 0 3 3  
MSE-4XX Elective-IlI 3 0 3
MGT-355 Production & Operational Management 3 0 3
           
Total 12 3 15