The mission of the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering is to provide high quality education in the field of Metallurgy & Materials Engineering to young students at the undergraduate level. The Department is also intends to inculcate healthy professional attitude and to develop team sprit, leadership, motivational skills and awareness of social responsibilities among students for the development of the individual and the country.
OBJECTIVES OF THE DEPARTMENT
- The programme has been designed to produce Engineering graduate in the field of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering. Metallurgy and Materials Engineers are expected to demonstrate knowledge, competence in materials and metallurgical processes, structure-property relationship, design and analytical techniques. We shall also develop our graduates to have the following attributes:
- To Increase basic knowledge of the subject matter
- To impart basic knowledge for selection of materials for engineering applications.
- To Inter-relate various engineering fields.
- To gain practical approach to various subjects.
- To educate students which would be useful for industry and humanity.
- To impart dynamic leadership, effective communication skills, high moral values and good engineering ethics.
- To build research oriented skills.
This department was established in 1964 with the aim of producing professional and qualified engineers in the field of metallurgical engineering. Later on due to an increasing the demand of using new emerging materials such as superconductor’s, nano materials and ultra-light weight material, new magnetic materials and developments of high-temperature super alloys. The department is now offering four years combined bachelor degree program in the field of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering. Being the first department of the country, it fulfilled the needs of qualified man power for many metal industries including the iron and steel industry like Pakistan Steel Mill, People Steel Mills, Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works, Pakistan Machine Tool Factory, Bolan Casting, Automobile and Aerospace industries. Many public and private organizations are engaged in remelting, refining, forming, and fabrication operations of metals, nonmetals as well as the many Research and Development Organizations in country are also using and conducting research work on engineering materials which also needs qualified man powder.
The course consists of various major subjects such as Materials Thermodynamics, Iron Making Technology, Steel Making Technology, Physical Metallurgy, Advanced Materials, and Materials Characterization Inspection & Testing of Materials, Heat treatment Processes, Corrosion Prevention and Protection, Manufacturing Technology, Fracture Mechanics and failure analysis which form the base for B.E, degree program. The Department is fully equipped with modern labs and equipment’s such as Scanning Electron Microscope laboratory (SEM), Foundry Engineering lab, Welding lab, Heat Treatment lab, Mechanical testing lab, Spectroscopy lab, Metallography lab and Computer lab. The department has full time highly qualified foreign faculty. The department is privileged to have visiting faculty from all the local industries. With the advent of new materials, the department is also catering the teaching and training to our students in various metals nonmetals related industrial sectors concerned with iron and steels, ceramic polymers, and composite materials. Our final year students carry out internship training and research projects in these diversified fields of materials and indigenous resources at the local industries and research laboratories. The department also offering career counseling and makes efforts in the placement of our graduates in the industry and government departments. With the current support of HEC/Ministry of Education, Government of Sindh, the existing laboratories are being equipped and new labs are being established with new equipment’s for testing and evaluation of all the engineering materials.
The library is currently provided with all the volumes published on materials testing and evaluation by American Society of Testing Materials and other latest books published by ASM. The department is also planning to start MS/Ph.D. program in collaboration with local and foreign Universities.