The Department of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering of the University offers various engineering and technological courses at post-graduate and undergraduate levels. Under the long regular programmes, the Department offers Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Master of Mechanical Engineering, Postgraduate Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, and Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.
The Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Master of Engineering and Postgraduate Diploma in Mechanical
Engineering involve varying hours of research, projects, course works requiring 54, 36, 36, 24 credit hours and will normally require 6, 3, 3 and 2 semesters respectively.The
B.Sc. Engineering Course in Mechanical Engineering comprises of four years of study consisting of eight consecutive semesters of sixteen weeks duration each.
However, there is a provision for award of Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering with specialization in Automotive, CAD/CAM, Energy or Refrigeration
& Air-conditioning after successful completion of three years (six semesters) of study. Higher Diploma in Engineering graduates may also continue further for
completion of B.Sc. Engineering.
The admission requirements are Higher/Upper Secondary School Certificate level with science background i.e.,
university entry requirements. The total contact hours in classes, laboratories and workshops are 25-30 hours per week. The course curricula contain engineering science of high level as well as include components for hands-on-experience, to produce engineers of international standard having relevance to the development needs of the Member States.
Besides the above programmes, knowledge updating and skill upgrading courses are conducted on regular long term basis for the students of Technical and Vocational Education Department at various levels starting from Diploma in Vocational Education to the highest Master of Science in Technical Education including Post-Graduate Diploma in Technical Education, Bachelor of Science and Diploma in Technical Education, while on short term basis special training programmes are designed and offered.
The course curricula are under constant scrutiny and review and are continuously updated to meet the needs and requirements of the Member States as well as the international standard of the curricula.
The Department is also involved in technological and engineering research as well as in organizing seminars, short courses, symposiums and workshops. Assessment of solar energy in the Islamic World, solar energy utilization, prospects of indigenous low cost construction materials, automation of manufacturing processes, emission from automobiles, vehicle dynamics are some of the research and development projects now being carried out in the Department.