The undergraduate(UG) programme is designed to inculcate a comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals of design and analysis of structural mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and properties of materials. It attempts to provide students with broad intellectual tools and skills, essential for professional practice as well as for continuing studies in all engineering specialties. This discipline largely includes concepts of metallurgy, heat treatments and welding/cutting/other forms of workability on materials. In a nutshell, it is the science of taking material from market and processing it to form useful items.
Given the fact that mechanical engineering plays a vital role in almost all industries, career options are manifold. Graduates may seek careers as design engineers, production managers, plant engineers and quality engineers for various private or government engineering companies, consultancies and R&D organisations. Pakistan can benefit from this discipline as manufacturing of spares is a regular activity at almost all of its repair and maintenance operations. This aspect also enhances the career outcomes for graduates of this programme. What further adds to its appeal is the fact that it is one of the highest-paid professions in developed economies of the world.