BSc Materials Engineering

Program Description

This program will produce professionals in the field of Materials Science and Engineering which is the profession of knowledge, innovation, and research excellence. The program contains flavor of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary fields, having one of the broadest spectra among engineering disciplines. The graduates of this program will deal with the application of physics, chemistry, nanotechnology, and mathematics in metallurgical operations, processes, and manufacturing.  This program will keep pace with the continuous evolution, and latest developments in the emerging research areas such as biomaterials, solar materials, energy storage materials, nanotechnology, high-temperature materials, artificial intelligence in materials engineering. This program will nurture and enhance the essential technical skills of the students, enabling them to work for the betterment of the community. Our state-of-the-art laboratories will help the students to carry out research activities in several fields, including but not limited to the design of products, prototype manufacturing, materials characterization, and energy systems, to address the challenges of modern industries and help better evolution of our society.

Vision

To be recognized as a hub for education/ professional training and research in the domain of material’s extraction and processing using conventional and advanced tools. Our faculty, graduates and trained professionals will attain prominence in industry and academia through knowledge, ingenuity and entrepreneurial skills. Our faculty will be recognized for scholarships in both instruction and discovery.

Mission

To promote the extraction and processing of materials by developing an understanding of structure-property-processing-performance relationship for these materials and to utilize them for advanced engineering applications.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

Our Program Educational Objectives are aligned with the vision and mission of AUST.

  • To instill engineering knowledge, critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving skills with integrity to help them for starting a professional career. 
  • To train them for continuous intellectual development through further education, professional development courses, self-directed investigation, and/or industrial training, research and development and experience. 
  • To nurture characteristics of innovation, entrepreneurship and collaborative working to create leaders of future.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

We highly endorse and follow STEM curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. Rather than teach the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEM integrates them into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications. Following this approach we will be able to give professional to our society with required competence helping them lead the process of innovation and creativity. 

Outcome Based Education (OBE)

We believe in Outcome Based Education i.e. we focus on setting SMART educational objectives and corresponding KPIs to ensure that the knowledge, training and skill set is well received and understood by our students in a way that they can perform outstandingly in their professional careers.

Scheme of Study

 

Semester – 1

Course Code

Title

Credit Hrs

Contact Hrs

Pre-requisites

Th

Lab

Total

Th

Lab

Total

PHYS-11x

Engineering Physics

2

0

2

2

0

2

 

PHYS-11xL

Engineering Physics Lab

0

1

1

0

3

3

 

CHEM-11x

Engineering Chemistry

2

0

2

2

0

2

 

ENGR-11xL

Engineering Drawing & Graphics Lab

0

2

2

0

6

6

 

MAT-11x

Calculus

3

0

3

3

0

3

 

CSC-11x

Computer systems and programming

2

0

2

2

0

2

 

CSC-11xL

Computer systems and programming Lab

0

1

1

0

3

3

 

MGT-11x

Business Communication Skills

3

0

3

3

0

3

 

IRS-xxx

Islamic Studies

2

0

2

2

0

2

 

TOTAL

 

18

 

26

 

Semester – 2

Course Code

Title

Credit Hrs

Contact Hrs

Pre-requisites

Th

Lab

Total

Th

Lab

Total

MATE-121

Engineering Materials

3

0

3

3

0

3

 

ENGR-121

Engineering Mechanics

3

0

3

3

0

3

 

Geol-121

Mineral Processing

3

0

3

3

0

3

 

Geol-121L

Mineral Processing Lab

0

1

1

0

3

3

 

MGT-xxx

Occupational Health & Safety

1

0

1

1

0

1

 

PAKS-121

Pakistan Studies

2

0

2

2

0

2

 

MAT-12x

Linear Algebra & Differential Equations

3

0

3

3

0

3

 

ENGR-12x

Workshop Practice

0

2

2

0

6

6

 

TOTAL

 

18

 

24

 

Semester – 3

Course Code

Title

Credit Hrs

Contact Hrs

Pre-requisites

Th

Lab

Total

Th

Lab

Total

MAT-23x

Probability & Statistics

3

0

3

3

0

3

 

MATE-231

Mechanics of Materials

3

0

3

3

0

3

ENGR-121

MATE-231L

Mechanics of Materials Lab

0

1

1

0

3

3

ENGR-121

MATE-232

Thermodynamics of Materials

3

0

3

3

0

3

 

ECON-23x

Engineering Economics

2

0

2

2

0

2

 

MATE-233

X-ray Diffraction and Crystallography

3

0

3

3

0

3

 

MATE-239L

Materials Lab I (related to XRD, Introductory Experiments)

0

1

1

0

3

3

 

MGT-23x

Professional Ethics

2

0

2

2

0

2

 

TOTAL

 

18

 

22

 

Semester – 4

Course Code

Title

Credit Hrs

Contact Hrs

Pre-requisites

Th

Lab

Total

Th

Lab

Total

MATE-241

Inspection and Testing of Engineering Materials

2

0

2

2

0

2

 

MAT-24x

Numerical Analysis

2

0

2

2

0

2

MAT-11x

MAT-24xL

Numerical Analysis Lab

0

1

1

0

3

3

MAT-11x

MATE-242

Phase Equilibria & Microstructures

3

0

3

3

0

3

 

MATE-243

Polymeric Materials

3

0

3

3

0

3

 

MATE-244

Foundry Engineering

3

0

3

3

0

3

 

MATE-245

Joining of Materials

3

0

3

3

0

3

 

MATE-249L

Materials Lab II (Foundry + Welding 50:50)

0

1

1

0

3

3

 

TOTAL

 

18

 

22

 

Semester – 5

Course Code

Title

Credit Hrs

Contact Hrs

Pre-requisites

Th

Lab

Total

Th

Lab

Total

MATE-351

Deformation & Fracture of Engineering Materials

3

0

3

3

0

3

ENGR-241

MATE-352

Heat Treatment

3

0

3

3

0

3

MATE-232

MATE-353

Engineering Ceramics and Glasses

3

0

3

3

0

3

 

MATE-356

Alloy Production

3

0

3

3

0

3

MATE-242

MATE-359L

Materials Lab III (Heat Treatment + Ceramics i.e. 67:33)

0

2

2

0

6

6

 

ENG-351

Technical Report Writing

3

0

3

3

0

3

 

TOTAL

 

17

 

21

 

Semester – 6

Course Code

Title

Credit Hrs

Contact Hrs

Pre-requisites

Th

Lab

Total

Th

Lab

Total

MSCI-36x

Entrepreneurship & Marketing

3

0

3

3

0

3

 

MGT-36x

Management Elective I

3

0

3

3

0

3

 

MATE-36x

Research Methodology

1

0

1

1

0

1

 

MATE-361

Technical Elective I

3

0

3

3

0

3

 

MATE-362

Technical Elective II

3

0

3

3

0

3

 

MATE-36xL

Materials Lab IV (Elective I + Elective II)

0

1

1

0

3

3

 

MATE-363

Mechanical Metallurgy of Manufacturing Processes

3

0

3

3

0

3

 

TOTAL

 

17

 

19

 

Semester – 7

Course Code

Title

Credit Hrs

Contact Hrs

Pre-requisites

Th

Lab

Total

Th

Lab

Total

MATE-471

Computational Materials Science

2

0

2

2

0

2

MATE-351 & ENGR-211

MATE-472

Materials Characterization

3

0

3

3

0

3

MATE-241

MATE-479L

Materials Lab V (Characterization + Computational)

0

1

1

0

3

3

MATE-351 & ENGR-211

MATE-47×1

Technical Elective III

3

0

3

3

0

3

 

MATE-47×2

Technical Elective IV

3

0

3

3

0

3

 

MATE-47x

Project (Phase-I)

0

3

3

0

9

9

 

TOTAL

 

15

 

23

 

Semester – 8

Course Code

Title

Credit Hrs

Contact Hrs

Pre-requisites

Th

Lab

Total

Th

Lab

Total

MGT-48x

Management Elective II

3

0

3

3

0

3

 

MATE-481

Technical Elective V

2

0

2

2

0

2

 

MATE-482

Technical Elective VI

3

0

3

3

0

3

 

MATE-489L

Materials Lab VI (Elective V+ Elective VI)

0

1

1

0

3

3

 

MATE-48x

Composite Materials

3

0

3

3

0

3

 

MATE-48x

Project (Phase-II)

0

3

3

0

9

9

MATE-47x

TOTAL

 

15

 

23

 

 

GRAND TOTAL

136

 

189

 

 

Non-Engineering Domain Credit Hrs

39

 

Engineering Domain Credit Hrs

97

 

Non-Engineering Domain Credit Hrs (%)

28.7

 

Engineering Domain Credit Hrs (%)

71.3

Grading

4 point grading system.

Teaching Methodologies

Interactive Lectures

Class activities

Semester projects

Problem based learning

Group and individual assignments

Assessment Methods

Random and surprise short quizzes

Presentations

Mid and End term exams

During class competitions