Department of Mechanical Engineering


“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire” William Butler Yeats

BS Mechanical Engineering is an undergraduate academic degree conferred upon successful completion of four year of studies at HITEC University. The curriculum is in line with the guidelines and requirements set by PEC as well as HEC.

The four-year studies are split into eight semesters. It is a broad-based scheme and the curriculum, which culminates with a final year project, gives students a background that is essential to an engineering career. Mechanical engineering students take courses in statics, dynamics, theory of machines, vibrations, mechanics of materials, manufacturing processes, control systems, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, IC engines, heat transfer and many more.

Students are taught the latest in Mechanical Engineering that is well supported by six courses in Mathematics, two courses in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and one in Computer Engineering. All engineering subjects are fully complemented by requisite lab work to train the students on modern equipment and machinery. In Mechanical Engineering Department, the focus is on ‘learn by doing’. Our labs are at the core of this philosophy where students receive hands-on training in various fields along with application of software such as CAD/CAM/CAE/CNC ANSYS, MATLAB and computational fluid dynamics.

In pursuance of its policy to keep the students abreast of the latest technological developments, the Department continuously upgrades its labs by adding new equipment and instruments. In many respects, we excel and stand higher than many mechanical engineering departments of other engineering institutes in the country.

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself” John Dewey

Today, more than ever before, the knowledge and skills of talented persons with advanced degrees in Mechanical Engineering are vitally needed to face technical challenges of 21st century. To achieve this goal, the Department offers MS in Mechanical Engineering.

The MS degree is awarded on completion of 30 credits of graduate courses including 6 credit hours of research thesis which is considered to be the centerpiece of a student’s graduate experience.

Typically, the MS students take courses of their choice from the list of courses offered in any semester. Although research project is assigned to a student on successful completion of coursework, yet the students are encouraged to take courses in the fields which they anticipate or are interested in for their MS research project.

Research topics for MS students typically, but not essentially, pertain to Composite Materials, Advanced Mechanics of Materials, Thermo-Fluids, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Manufacturing Systems, Robotics and Renewable Energy.

Students with BS degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering or Aerospace Engineering can be admitted into the MS program.

“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow” Anthony J. D’ Angelo

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Mechanical Engineering is the highest degree awarded by the Mechanical Engineering Department and is recommended for students who are interested in leadership careers in academia or research and development pursuits in public or private sector organizations.

The doctoral candidate is expected to attain a level of expertise in some area of Mechanical Engineering, and must therefore choose a field and study the most advanced courses offered in that field.

PhD program is designed to give students the depth in mathematics and engineering sciences, developing analytical skills, together with intensive study and research experience in a specialized area of Mechanical Engineering.

The degree is awarded in recognition of high level of scholarship, the ability to carry out independent research, and the publication of such research in national and international journals of repute. The program comprises minimum 18 credit hours of graduate level coursework and 30 credit hours of research thesis.

The program necessitates two years of residency in HITEC University. The students eligible for admittance in PhD program should possess MS/ M.Phil. Degree with a minimum CGPA 3 out of 4 and should have passed GAT subject examination as per requirement of HEC, in vogue.

The specific course requirements for a doctoral student are set in consultation with his/her (GEC) Graduate Evaluation Committee to support the student’s area of research. The completion of coursework is followed by a comprehensive examination for granting candidacy as a PhD researcher. A positive evaluation of the research by one local and two foreign experts, as per requirements of the HEC, leads to an open defense of the thesis. Publication of at least one research paper in an impact-factor carrying journal of repute is also an essential requirement for the award of the PhD.