Program Info

The MS program in Mechanical Manufacturing and Automation at the Institute of Manufacturing, University of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Swat is started with the vision to address the gap of Automation in Manufacturing Industry by producing competent engineers who would play their role in the Automation of Manufacturing industry based on Industry 4.0. The program therefore focuses on Smart Factories, Health and Condition Monitoring Systems, Drones, 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 and 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 and 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.

Key Research Areas

  1. Advanced Manufacturing Techniques
  2. Manufacturing Automation
  3. Robotics and Automation
  4. Computer Aided Engineering Design
  5. Production Planning and Design
  6. Leadership and Entrepreneurship
  7. Production and Operational Management

Program Eligibility Requirements

HEC recognized 4-year bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Textile Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering and other relevant Engineering Disciplines.

Objectives of the Program

The MS Program in Mechanical Manufacturing and Automation will provide a comprehensive coverage of Manufacturing and 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 and Automation and imparts the skills and knowledge highly related to the modern-day industry.

Key objectives of the program

  • Build national capacity to carry out research and development in the emerging field of Manufacturing and Automation by solving industrial problems
  • Solve local problems and take solutions to market through technology commercialization and licensing
  • Provide high-value shared services to academia, startups and industrial partners
  • Human Resource Development in the field of Manufacturing and Automation
  • 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 MS Program in Mechanical Manufacturing and Automation will emphasize on the following fields and industries.

Career Prospects

  • The establishment and implementation of mechanical design and manufacturing processes
  • Robotics & automation industry
  • The manufacturing automation industry
  • The design and manufacturing of the processes and tooling
  • Programming and operation of CNC machine tools
  • Application of CAD/CAM technology
  • Field technical management of mechanical design, manufacturing, and automation industry.

Courses of MS Mechanical Manufacturing and Automation

Course GroupNo of CoursesCredit Hours
Core Courses6 or 818 or 24
Compulsary Courses13
Elective Courses2 or 06 or 0

Core Courses

  • Advanced Mechanical Design
  • Modern Control Theory and its Application in Robotics
  • Introduction to Micro-Nanofabrication Technology
  • Advanced Measurement Science and Technology
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Industrial Robotics
  • Computer Modelling and Simulation
  • Advanced Manufacturing Processes

Elective Courses

  • Modern Design Process
  • Advances in Mobile Robots
  • Tribology
  • Industrial Control Technology
  • Discrete Time Control Systems
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • Gears and Gear Drives
  • Multibody Dynamics
  • Operations Research

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