Department of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering (MCE)
The Department of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering (MCE) is an academic department of the Islamic University of Technology (IUT) established to help develop human resources in the member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation(OIC). It offers both undergraduate and graduate programmes with an annual intake of 90 undergraduate students.
The Department is also involved in technological and engineering research as well as in organizing seminars, short courses, symposiums and workshops. The department has established itself in a leading position in mechanical engineering education in OIC member countries. It offers students a unique hands-on experience in its rich well equipped laboratories and instruction from highly qualified and dedicated faculty. The department always ensures close interaction between students and faculty to extract the best out of the students. It also maintains continuous interactions with industry leaders in areas such as automotive technology, CFD, renewable energy, and power plant engineering which give an added opportunity to the students to acquire strong theoretical foundation and practical experience.
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering comprises of four years of study consisting of eight consecutive semesters of sixteen weeks duration each. The course curricula contain engineering science of advanced level as well as components for hands-on-experience to produce engineers of international standard having relevance to the development needs of the Member States of OIC. Specifically, the curriculum focuses on an array of topics including heat transfer, fluid mechanics, applied mechanics, manufacturing, renewable energy, vibration, automobiles, and materials. As these topics require strong background in mathematics and basic sciences, a number of courses on Mathematics and Basic Sciences have been included in the syllabus. Moreover, to make the syllabus a balanced and complete, courses on Social science, Islamic history, Industrial Management, Engineering Economy, Accounting and Communications skill development have been incorporated. The course curricula are under constant scrutiny and review and continuously updated to meet international standards and challenges. MCE department has seventeen rich laboratories and workshops, and these are also upgraded from time to time to incorporate new ideas and technologies.
Program Educational Objectives
Graduates of the undergraduate program of Mechanical Engineering are expected to attain the following skills after successful completion of their graduation:
- The ability to apply industrial and systems engineering methodologies to understand, formulate and effectively solve problems in organizations.
- The ability to add value to organization through leadership, teamwork, effective communication, and understanding of ethical and social components of their works.
- The ability to continuously learn and adapt to technological, business and societal changes.
- The ability to provide service to the community and advance the economic strength of the Muslim Ummah and beyond.
The department offers a modern curriculum for a 4-year Bachelor of Science degree program focusing on basic scientific, engineering principles and methods, exposure to state of the art technology, and the opportunity to work on exciting problems having real-world impact. Total 180.75 credit hours are awarded to the students for gradation, and this must include the specified core courses. These total credit hours are distributed in eight semesters, two semesters in each year. The first two year’s courses include basic science, humanities and introduction to fundamental areas of mechanical engineering. The third year covers the core mechanical engineering courses along with required electives to enhance the knowledge base of the students. Finally, in fourth year, students get to choose from diverse optional courses from specialized areas according to their particular interest to enable each individual to enhance his/her own potential to the fullest of his/her capabilities.
Master of Science/ Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering
The Department offers two research degrees, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Mechanical Engineering. These higher degrees are awarded on the basis of prescribed course works and enhanced research work in a specific topic, culminating in the submission of a thesis. For the M.Sc. degree, the period of candidature is normally 3 semesters requiring 18 credit hours of course work and 18 credit hours of research. Completion of the Ph.D. degree requires 54 credit hours comprising of 12 credit hours of course work and 42 credit hours of research, and normally takes 6 semesters. These two degrees are also offered in part time mode of admission.
Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering is structured around course works and requires 30 credit hours of course work and 6 credit hours of research/projects. The period of candidature for this program is normally 3 semesters.
Brief Research Activities
The current research works covers diverse topics like Heat Transfer, Applied Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, CFD, Renewable Energy, Vibration, Control & Automation, Ergonomics, Productivity, Supply Chain Management, Materials, Renewable Energy, Automotive Technology, etc.