The Department of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, Pak-Austria Fachhochschule: Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology, Haripur-KPK is established with the vision to address the gap of Automation in Manufacturing Industry in Pakistan by producing competent engineers who would play their role in the Automation of Manufacturing industry based on Industry 4.0. To achieve this goal, the Department of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering has started MS program in Mechanical Manufacturing & Automation. Program therefore focuses on Smart Factories, Health and condition Monitoring systems, Drones/UAVs, Additive Manufacturing ( 3D printing ) and Sustainable systems. The curriculum also integrates with use cases of Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence ( Machine learning, Deep Learning), Block Chain and Cyber Security. This program will provide comprehensive knowledge in Manufacturing and Automation including design, manufacturing, operation control and automation of production processes. The program will cover important aspects of Manufacturing & Automation with curriculum including, but not limited to, advanced mechanical design, design optimization techniques, modern design processes, robotics, control, computer integrated manufacturing and industrial automation. The rationale behind this program is aimed at developing a pool of highly trained professionals with Master’s degree in the specialized field of Manufacturing & Automation to lead research and development activities and solve challenging problems in academic and industrial domains.
Mechanical Manufacturing and Automation is a complex technology discipline that deals with the design, manufacture, operation/control and production process of all kinds of industrial machinery/equipment and electro-mechanical products. The program is meant to train engineering and technical personnel with the basic knowledge and application skills of mechanical design and manufacturing with the integration of automatic control technology.
The Master’s Program in Mechanical Manufacturing & Automation will provide a comprehensive coverage of Manufacturing & Automation to sharpen the skills of graduates and for those with experience of the industry, who wish to acquire the skills/expertise which are necessary to meet the challenges of Industry 4.0. The program covers both theoretical and practical aspects of Manufacturing & Automation and imparts the skills and knowledge highly related to the modern-day industry. The key objectives of the program are as follows:
Manufacturing and Automation education has become pivotal in establishing a competitive posture across the entire spectrum of Machining industry in Pakistan. Both the reality and perception of domestic production points to the need for a stronger, more productive manufacturing industry in the country by producing high quality parts at low cost. Manufacturing and Automation spans a broad spectrum of engineering topics such as: Computer Aided Design; Computer Aided Manufacturing; Robotics & Automation; Numerical Control; Computer Integrated Manufacturing; Flexible Manufacturing System; Product Design; Manufacturing Processes and Quality Control. The Master’s degree Program in Mechanical Manufacturing and Automation will emphasize on the following fields and industries.