To produce the nation’s best professional mechanical engineers; passionately rooted to the foundations of Pakistan, open-minded to innovate and capitalize on greatest of present-day technological advancements, uphold all sustainability development protocols and incessantly strive to become the most valuable asset of our society. Mechanical Engineering is essential for all fields of technology. It is one of the foremost branch of Engineering , which has always been in demand and will continue to be in the future.
The DSU faculty of Mechanical Engineering is one of the best team of experts available in this part of the country. It is a decent blend of experience in teaching, research and industrial expertise, namely in areas of HVACR, Materials Engineering, Propulsion Systems, Renewable Energies, CAD, Computational Mechanics, CAE, Simulations, Rotor Dynamics, Structural Mechanics, and Mechanical Vibrations. Their knowledge and expertise will nurture the students to learn and adopt best engineering and technical practices. The future Mechanical Engineers of DSU will be the leaders of tomorrow’s Pakistan.
Mechanical Engineering Laboratories
DSU Mechanical Engineering Laboratories are designed to supplement the Mechanical Engineering Degree Program comprehensively. The ME laboratories are designed to provide hands-on experience and practical application to classroom theory using modern state-of-the-art equipment. An additional feature is the use of so?? ware with high-speed computers to design and verify advanced concepts of engineering like Fluid Dynamics, Heat Transfer, Structural Analysis, Materials Engineering, Manufacturing Technologies, CNC Processes, Optimization of Processes, Control Systems, Vibrations and Robotics. DSU has established the following ME laboratories and workshop facilities:
This laboratory contains all the required and highly sensitive materials testing equipment imported from various international suppliers. The equipment includes Universal Material Tester, Charpy Impact Tester, Torsion Tester, Hardness Tester, Polariscope, Strain Gauge Kit and Metallographic Microscope to name a few. The materials laboratory has also procured state-of-the-art specimen preparation equipment for metallographic analysis. The equipment helps in the preparation of samples for metallographic analysis under metallographic microscope. In addition, for advanced research in nanotechnology, the laboratory has been equipped with an Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) capable of resolving surface features on the order of fractions of a nanometer.
Such equipment provides students with opportunities to explore the field of materials, which is now considered a growing need by many industries. As a consequence, it ensures that our students are well-aware about the technologies before they step into the practical world. With the recent influx of industrial projects in this laboratory, multiple student research groups have been structured for surface studies relating to fractures and failures.
The Machines Lab aims to develop an understanding of mechanical components such as drives (gear, belt and chain), governors, gyroscope, flywheel, cams and related hardware. Further, it also caters to the curriculum requirements of Mechanical Vibrations curriculum relating to spring-mass damper systems, static and dynamic balancing and forced vibration studies of multi-order systems. With the integration of instrumentation and aerodynamics equipment, this lab has become a hub for students undertaking projects of national and international stature.
Mechanics Laboratory at DSU is prepared according to the requirements of various ME courses. The lab demonstration and practicals are designed to facilitate explanation of the concepts of applied mechanics. These laboratory exercises include explanation of effects of peripheral forces such as in torsion, structural behavior under applied forces in buckling, straight and curvilinear beam bending measurements, calculations and stress analysis of trusses, stress and strain measurements, thin and thick cylinders etc.
A state-of-the-art Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) Center has been established with the aim to educate students with principles of modern manufacturing equipment, such as 3D scanners and 3D printers. In addition, an industrial-sized 3-axis CNC Milling Machine has been deployed in the first phase. The deployment of industrial robots, machine vision and CNC lathe will follow in the second phase. Thus, in this laboratory, students undertake lab classes related to CAD/CAM and are able to develop a part from the initial concept to the final form.
Engineering Workshop-I (Machine Tools)
For this workshop, state-of-the-art and highly accurate lathe and milling machines have been procured from international vendors to provide our students with hands-on experience on the lines of industrial trends. The coursework is aimed to enhance the students learning in machining of wood and metal parts as they are processed at industrial workshops. The variety of cutting tools available in the machine shop allow students to perform various operations including facing, turning, parting, threading, drilling, boring, knurling, slab milling, face milling and many more.
Engineering Workshop-II (Metal-work & Bench-fitting)
This section of the workshop has been designed to educate our students in bench fitting works carried out by hand tools. Students are made to practice essential wood and metal working jobs. A wide range of hand tools like chisels, planers, hand saws, mallets, files, marking gauges etc are available for the students so that they can learn to perform related functions and eventually understand various jobs that are carried out manually. This is geared towards their understanding of Engineering Management on the shop-floor.
Engineering Workshop-III (Welding)
This workshop has been equipped with Oxyacetylene Flame, Metal Inert/Active Gas and Electric Arc welding equipment. Under the guidance of trained instructors, students are taught to perform welding operations to form metallic joints. The hands-on approach in this lab coursework is essential for their managerial roles later on in the industries.
The Metrology Lab is situated alongside the Mechanical Workshops for the purpose of enhancing the accurate functionality of the workshops with the use of wide range instruments like height gauges, vernier calipers, micrometers etc. With the help of these tools, students can perform a check on dimensions with accuracy and precision. This lab consists of chosen instruments ranging from Mitutoyo for a reliable assessment of results through high repeat-ability in readings.
The Thermo-Fluids Laboratory was developed to demonstrate and understand the laws of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. Training units have been deployed in order to help the students in understanding the mechanisms of fluids, such as those presented in Bernoulli Theorem, the Venturi Principle, turbines, and characteristics of pumps in their different modes of functioning. On the other hand, the thermodynamics section covers the working mechanism of heat pumps, steam engine mechanism and different refrigeration and air conditioning cycles. In addition, the lab has cut-out Engine Modules (both petrol and diesel IC engines) to give an in-depth understanding of the working of IC engines. A combustion unit has also been deployed for testing of different gases under controlled combustion processes. The heat transfer equipment based on the principles of conduction, convection and radiation has also been successfully installed in this lab as per the requirements of the curriculum.
All DSU Mechanical Engineering programs enjoy comprehensive recognition by HEC and approval by PEC. DSU is committed to working together with HEC and PEC at all levels in an effort to improve the quality of education imparted in the country.
Academic and Research Collaborations
DHA Suffa University is actively pursuing collaboration with top-ranking national and foreign universities and research organizations in academics and research. Under such arrangements the students besides internships and research collaboration will also be facilitated to study partly at the collaborating foreign universities and get dual degrees as per the terms of agreement and applicable conditions.
BE in Mechanical Engineering from DSU offers students the opportunity to prepare for careers in traditional as well as emerging technologies related to Mechanical Engineering like Fuel Cell Technology, Robotics, Mechatronics, Nanotechnology and Renewable Energy Systems. In addition to these, conventional engineering technologies involving power generation on systems, structures, machines, automotive design, manufacturing, materials’ development, plant engineering, maintenance, pressure vessels and piping engineering, heating, refrigeration and air conditioning systems are possible career options in the developing economy of Pakistan.
DHA Suffa University has hosted industrial professionals and technical heads of various engineering organizations established across the Southern region of Pakistan. In this endeavor Karachi Tools Dies and Molds Center, AmanTech and Zona Pakistan are already on board, while DSU’s collaboration with additional organizations is just around the corner. Our mutual collaboration will result in faculty research support, student exposure, technology incubation, internships, case studies, and professional training workshops.
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