Department of Mechatronics Engineering
The Mechatronics Engineering Department, established in 2003, has graduated
three batches with Bachelors degrees, and has an academic staff of 20 with 03
senior Ph.D. faculty members. The laboratories include CNC machines, robotics
and industrial automation, thermofluids, control and automation, heat transfer,
mechanics of materials, and a general mechanical workshop. Other common
university facilities available to the department are computer labs, library and
labs of digital electronics and microprocessors. In the First Convocation of Air
University, held in September 2007, the number of students graduating with B.E
and M.S degrees was 55 and 2 respectively while in the Second Convocation held
in February 2010, degrees were awarded to the second and third batches.
In Pakistan, Mechatronics is well-suited to the industry as it provides the right mix of mechanical, electronics, and computer Programming to enable an engineer to grapple with the essentials. At a graduate level, the department aims to concentrate on instrumentation, sensors and control systems. The M.S. programme allows a student sufficient time after the completion of the mandatory eight-course programme, to pursue a research area at an internationally acceptable level. An M.S. thesis in mechatronics builds on the undergraduate foundation, is aimed at producing work of a quality leading to doctoral research and sufficient to meet the standards of international conferences.
Apart from teaching, the faculty is engaged in research in the areas of embedded systems, thermofluids, and x-ray fluorescence detection for the use of sensors for elemental assaying. This research has been published and presented in international conferences.
The department aspires to be the leading center of academic education and training in mechatronics engineering in the country, to provide engineers who can think, operate and innovate changes in inter-disciplinary technology environments.
The mission of the department of Mechatronics Engineering is to provide students with the advanced knowledge and nurture them with the positive relationship towards their fellows and in particular towards society. The department aspires to produce graduates who can communicate effectively, seek lifelong learning and become a helping hand in developing a prosperous and enlightened society.
Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)
PEO for the BE Mechatronics Engineering program at Air University are as follows
PEO 1: The program will produce graduates who possess requisite knowledge to design, develop, implement and analyze Mechatronics systems and are also able to apply this knowledge to investigate complex Mechatronics engineering problems using research based knowledge and methods.
PEO 2: The program will prepare graduates who meet industry expectations with skills including use of modern tools, communication skills, and effective management, produce work as an individual and as a team member in multidimensional tasks, and have a commitment to life-long continual learning.
PEO 3: The program will prepare graduates who understand overall human context in which engineering activities take place in the society and their responsibility in this regard especially with reference to environment.
Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
Graduates of the Mechatronics Engineering program will be able to :
- Engineering Knowledge
Acquire and apply the knowledge of mechatronics engineering to engineering activities including proficiency in mechanical design, materials, manufacturing processes and automation.
- Problem Analysis
Identify, formulate and analyze complex mechatronics engineering problems that require application of fundamental principles.
- Design / Development of Solutions
Design systems, components or processes for broadly deﬁned mechatronics engineering problems.
Investigate complex mechatronics engineering problems using research based knowledge and methods to produce conclusive results.
- Modern Tool Usage
Apply conventional or modern engineering/computational tools for solution of mechatronics engineering problems.
- The Engineer and Society
Demonstrate knowledge of the impact of engineering solutions in the overall perspective of society.
- Environment and Sustainability
Identify the impact of mechatronics engineering solutions on environment and demonstrate the need for sustainable development.
Understand and be committed to fulﬁll professional and ethical responsibilities With full integrity.
- Individual and Teamwork
Demonstrate an ability to function effectively as an individual or member/leader of a technical team.
Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing, on mechatronics engineering activities and to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
- Project Management
Demonstrate effective project and ﬁnancial management skills in various tasks.
- Lifelong Learning
Demonstrate a commitment to quality and continuous professional development.