Department Of Materials Science

Graduate

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is ranked among the top in Materials Engineering category in KP and the third best in Pakistan with respect to the quality of research and excellence in teaching in recent HEC survey. Since its birth, there have been enriched contributions by local and foreign expertise which played a key role to its evolution into one of rapidly emerging departments in the country. Since then a number of Masters and PhDs have benefitted from its facilities and have established successful careers in research and academia.

Currently, the Department offers the following graduate degree programs:

  1. Masters in Materials Engineering (with specialization in Materials Science & Engineering, OR  Nanotechnology and Nano Materials)
  2.  PhD in Materials Engineering
DMSE Mission:

The mission of the department of materials science and engineering is to develop and disseminate the understanding of structure, property, processing and performance of materials so that our graduates can excel in academia, research, business and industry.

Thrust Areas:

The graduate program in Materials Engineering consists of lectures and hands-on research training emphasizing underlying principles and their engineering applications. A number of core and elective courses are offered as per the graduate approved degree plan leading them to earn a Masters (MS) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in their respective fields of specialization.

The Graduate Programs offers to pursue research in the following thrust areas:

(i)         Phase transformations in materials

(ii)        Advanced processing and characterization of materials

(iii)       Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology

(iv)       Composite materials and Nanocomposites

(V)       Surface engineering and coating technology

(vi)       Corrosion and oxidation

(vii)      Biomaterials

(viii)     Superalloys and High Temperature Materials

(ix)       Failure Analysis

Degree Requirement

List Of Courses for Graduate (MS & PhD) Program in Materials Engineering.

i) Core Courses

Course Code Course Title

MM 511

Thermodynamics of Materials

MM 531

Phase Transformations in Materials

MM 521

Mechanical Behaviour of Materials*

MM 569

Nanotechnology*

MM 571

Computational Materials Science*

ii) Technical Electives

Course Code Course Title

MM 522

Theory of Dislocations

MM 523

Materials Selection and Failure Analysis

MM 524

Metal Forming

MM 532

Thermomechanical Processing

MM 533

Microstructural Control

MM 534

Advanced Manufacturing Systems

MM 535

Advanced Joining Technology

MM 536

Nanoengineering and Smart Materials*

MM 537

Synthesis and Design of

Nanostructures and Devices*

MM 541

Process Metallurgy and Extraction

MM 543

Solidification Processing

MM 544

Modern Steels and Processes

MM 545

Biomaterials*

MM 551

Corrosion Monitoring and Prevention

MM 553

Surface Engineering

MM 554

Advanced Coatings

MM 555

Tribology of Engineering Materials

MM 556

Thin film Technology*

MM 561

Carbon Materials

MM 562

Carbon Nanomaterials and Fabrication*

MM 563

Analytical Techniques

MM 564

Polymer Science and Engineering

MM 565

Ceramics Engineering

MM 566

Electronic & Magnetic Materials

and Devices

MM 567

Composite Materials

MM 568

Advanced and Nanostructured

Materials*

MM 573

Nanomaterials and Computer

Aided Nanodesign*

MM 591

Electron Microscopy*

MM 592

Crystals and X-Ray Diffraction

MM 593

Nanomaterials Characterization

<* Students specializing in Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials area will have to select at least 1 core and 2 elective courses marked with asterisk from the list above.>

General Electives

Course Code Course Title

MM 572

Engineering Design

MM 581

Industrial Safety

MM 542/

ES531

Mathematical Methods in Engineering/

Computational Methods for Engineers

MM 582

Industrial Management

MM 583

Technology Management

Course Description

Code Name Lecture Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Pre-reqs Co-reqs
MM511 Thermodynamics of Materials 3 0 3 none none
MM521 Mechanical Behaviour of Materials 3 0 0 none none
MM522 Theory of Dislocations 3 0 3 none none
MM523 Materials Selection and Failure Analysis 3 0 3 none none
MM524 Metal Forming 3 0 3 none none
MM531 Phase Transformations in Materials 3 0 3 none none
MM532 Thermomechanical Processing 3 0 3 none none
MM533 Microstructural Control 3 0 3 none none
MM534 Advanced Manufacturing Systems 3 0 3 none none
MM535 Advanced Joining Technology 3 0 3 none none
MM536 Nanoengineering and Smart Materials 3 0 3 none none
MM537 Synthesis and Design of Nanostructures and Devices 3 0 3 none none
MM541 Process Metallurgy and Extraction 3 0 3 none none
MM542 Mathematical Methods in Engineering 3 0 3 none none
MM543 Solidification Processing 3 0 3 none none
MM544 Modern Steels-and Processes 3 0 3 none none
MM551 Corrosion Monitoring and Prevention 3 0 3 none none
MM553 Surface Engineering 3 0 3 none none
MM554 Advanced Coatings 3 0 3 none none
MM555 Tribology of Engineering Materials 3 0 3 none none
MM556 Thin Films Technology 3 0 3 none none
MM561 Carbon Materials 3 0 3 none none
MM562 Carbon Nanomaterials and Fabrication 3 0 3 none none
MM564 Polymer Science and Engineering 3 0 3 none none
MM565 Ceramics Engineering 3 0 3 none none
MM566 Electronic and Magnetic Materials and Devices 3 0 3 none none
MM567 Composite Materials 3 0 3 none none
MM568 Advanced and Nanostructured Materials 3 0 3 none none
MM571 Computational Materials Science 3 0 3 none none
MM572 Engineering Design 3 0 3 none none
MM573 Nanomaterials and Computer Aided Nanodesign CAN 3 0 3 none none
MM581 Industrial Safety 3 0 3 none none
MM582 Industrial Management 3 0 3 none none
MM583 Technology Management 3 0 3 none none
MM591 Electron Microscopy 3 0 3 none none
MM592 Crystals and X-ray Diffraction 3 0 3 none none
MM593 Nanomaterials Characterization 3 0 3 none none
MM598 MS Project 6 0 6 none none
MM599 MS Thesis 9 0 9 none none
MM699 PhD Dissertation 12 0 12 none none

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