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Course Description

Material and surface engineering is about investigating and understanding the relationship between the fundamental structure and the properties (structural, mechanical, electrical, magnetic or optical) of matter, so as to optimize the use of existing materials or develop new materials with improved properties. Material and surface engineering is one the most important of the engineering disciplines as it impacts nearly all the traditional fields of engineering. It’s a challenging and fast-moving interdisciplinary field that is becoming more and more important in human society. The study of Material and surface engineering comprised of specific materials such as metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, semiconductors, nanotechnology and bio-materials along with the understanding of how their structure, from the atomic level to that of common objects, influences physical, chemical, biological and magnetic properties.

This engineering discipline relates the structure, properties and application of materials used in modern technological industry and devices. It describes how different materials behave in different applications, and how we can improve the existing properties of the materials and composites to achieve any specific objective. The engineer of tomorrow must be technically competent, market-conscious, commercially adept, environmentally sensitive and responsive to human needs. The curriculum of the faculty aims at producing a multi-dimensional engineer. It provides a broad range of fundamental courses at the earlier stages and progressively leads the students to areas of their specializations in different fields including Nano technology, composite and biomaterials.

Applicant must have completed at least 16 years of education in one of the following disciplines:

  • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Environmental Science & Engineering
  • Polymer engineering
  • Physics, Chemistry, Electronics
  • Minimum Criteria for Admission in MS and PhD Programmes

    Admission MS Programme:

  • Sixteen years of schooling or 4 year education (124 credit hours) after HSSC/F.A./F.Sc/Grade 12 equivalent will be required for admission in the MS.
  • The GAT-General conducted by the National Testing Service with a minimum 50% cumulative score will be required at the time of admission to M.S.
  • For award of MS candidates will need to complete 24 credit hours of course work along with a minimum of 6 credit hours for research work/thesis.
  • Admission PhD Programme:

  • For admission into the PhD minimum CGPA 3.0/4.0.
  • A subject test conducted by the National Testing Service (NTS).
  • In the case of GAT Subject test a minimum of 60% marks is required to pass the test. 
  • Course work of 18 credit hours preferably in the first year is required to be completed and followed by a comprehensive examination for granting candidacy as PhD researcher.