The MS Advanced Materials Engineering is a two-year interdisciplinary postgraduate program offered by the Department of Materials. The program provides training opportunities for students to acquaint them with technical knowledge and skills essential for critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision making. These skills inculcate in them the ability of independent research to address multidisciplinary problems in materials engineering, making them lifelong learners.
The major areas include, but are not limited to: development of new polymers or fibers with superior properties; development of nanofibers for different applications; development and incorporation of nanoparticles in polymers; modification of current polymers or fibers for superior properties; development of polymer matrix composite structures; energy harvesting materials; advanced materials for conductive applications; advanced materials for making valuable products, etc.
Program Learning Objectives (PEOs)
MS Advanced Materials Engineering graduates will be able to:
Program Learning Objectives (PLOs)
|Code||Course Title||Credit Hours|
|AME-5103||Advanced Materials Characterization Techniques||3|
|AME-5104||Mechanics of Materials||3|
|Code||Course Title||Credit Hours|
|AME-5112||Advanced Materials Processing and Rheology||3|
|AME-5113||Elastomeric Materials & Processes||3|
|AME-5114||Membrane Design and Applications||3|
|AME-5115||Smart, Nano and Functional Materials||3|
|AME-5116||Additive and Subtractive Manufacturing||3|
|AME-5117||Environmental Health and Sustainable Development||3|
|AME-5118||Product Development and Innovation Management||3|
|*The student will select four elective courses in 2nd semester.||12|
|Code||Course Title||Credit Hours|
|Total Credit Hours||30|
One assignment per credit is generally conducted by teachers for each subject.
One quiz per credit of course is conducted by each teacher.
Teacher can ask students to present a specific topic generally once in a subject.
Teacher can allot small projects individually or in groups as per the scope of subject.
Two exams, at the mid and end of semesters, are conducted for each subject.
The student will have to select four elective courses in 2nd semester.
The program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to design, fabricate, and evaluate advanced materials. The graduates would be able to get job and career opportunities in diverse areas, including:
The objective of this course is to give the students an overview of various types of materials used for advanced engineering applications. The students will learn about the properties and applications of various polymeric, ceramic, metallic, bio- and composite materials ranging from nanoscale to macro scale. In addition to various physical and mechanical properties, various functional aspects of the materials will also be covered in the course including shape memory effect, self-healing, phase change, fire retardant behavior and energy harvesting properties. At the end of the course, the students should be able to select suitable materials for various engineering applications, particularly for making advanced technical textile products.
The overall aim of this course is to enable the students to identify a research area, identify a research problem, formulate research question, conduct literature survey, formulate research hypothesis, design research experiments, graphically present, analyze and interpret the experimental data, and draw valid conclusions. Additionally, the students will be able to write a research proposal, critically analyze research papers, and write a short literature review with proper citations and referencing. The students will practice relevant statistical tools and techniques using a statistical software package. The students will also become familiar with plagiarism and other ethical issues in research, patents, copyrights and trademarks, thesis, and research paper writing styles.
This course gives an introduction to different physical, chemical and mechanical characterization techniques, including XRD, SEM, TEM, chromatography, infrared spectroscopy, UV/Vis spectroscopy, atomic absorption spectroscopy, tensile testing, impact testing, bending, shear and hardness testing.
Mechanics of materials is a branch of applied mechanics that deals with the behavior of solid bodies subjected to various types of loading. This course deals with stress-strain behavior of different materials, testing techniques, constitutive equations, micromechanics, modelling and simulation techniques for structural analysis.
Composites are the materials of 21st century. They have vast applications in sports, defense, automotive, aerospace engineering, medical sciences, building/construction material and many other sectors. This course is designed to provide student thorough knowledge of fundamental issues of fibres reinforced composites. Students will develop the understanding how composites are made from different fibres and how the inherent properties and layout of fibres affect the mechanical behavior of composites. They will also learn the techniques used to characterize the structure and properties of composites materials. They will also gain the practical experience of making fibre reinforced composites and characterize their behavior through mechanical properties.
The main objective of teaching this course is to give a general understanding of the primary and critical concepts of polymer solution or melt flow behavior under certain circumstances. The flow properties will be dependent on multiple polymers, solvent, solution, and physical parameters. The flow properties are studied under the title of polymer rheology. Students will be able to remember and understand the key parameters which affects the polymer solution rheology behavior. In addition, the time dependent flow behavior like Rheopexy will be considered to understand the shelf-life behavior. This course will help students understand the different viscosity requirements of polymer solutions and melt during the process, which are key elements in producing a quality product.
This course has been designed to develop students’ knowledge about elastomers such as rubbers, interpretation of its thermal, chemical, and physical properties, general purpose elastomers, specialty elastomers, fillers, rubber additives, rubber equipment, vulcanization, vulcanizing agents and accelerators, plasticizers, and applications of elastomers.
This course will provide an insight to the membrane technology and its uses. The course content includes background of the development of membranes followed by detail discussion on membrane materials and their properties. Various methods of membrane preparations and their characterization. The separations (transport mechanism) using membranes, principles of various membrane processes such as reverse osmosis, microfiltration, ultrafiltration, dialysis, liquid membrane, pervaporation etc. and their applications in different industries. The course will enable students to develop necessary skills to design appropriate membrane-based separation technique as per the need.
M. K. Purkit, Randeep Singh, Membrane Technology in Separation Science, Taylor & Francis, 2018
This course has been designed to develop students’ knowledge of smart materials, nano and functional materials. The mechanisms giving rise to the characteristics and beneficial properties of smart materials as well as the technological applicability and limits of smart materials.The behavior of materials at the nanometer scale and the principles of electrostatic and steric stabilization. Introduction to different types of nanoscale materials. Nucleation and growth of nanostructures. Techniques to synthesize nanostructures/nanomaterials and their characterization techniques. The applications of nanomaterials. Functional materials: relation between properties, structure and crystal symmetry, Size and interface effects on properties, electronic bands structures, Charge transport, semiconductor devices, Optical active materials: theory, examples of materials and applications, Dielectrics, piezo- and ferroelectrics: Magnetism: theory, examples of materials and applications.
Advanced/Additive manufacturing processes - extrusion, jetting, photo polymerization, powder bed fusion, direct-write, sheet lamination, directed-energy deposition and the latest state of the art. Design and fabrication processes - data sources, software tools, file formats, model repair and validation, post-processing. Designing for additive manufacturing (DfAM), Bio-printing, biomaterials, scaffolds and tissue and organ engineering, Materials: Metals, polymers, ceramics, composites, and material selection. Applications of additive manufacturing, such as in biomedical, aerospace, surgical simulation, architecture, art, and health care. The new age of distributed manufacturing, direct part production and mass customization. Processes related to AM, such as 3D scanning, mold-making, casting, and sintering.
Gibson, Ian, Rosen, David, Stucker, Brent, Additive Manufacturing Technologies, 2015
The main objective of teaching this course is to give engineers the knowledge and sense of social responsibility regarding environment, compliance, and sustainability.
The content if this course includes, the detail overview of Global Ecosystem, Air Pollution and its management, Water Pollution and its management, Industrial Pollution and its management, Global warming, Science of Climate Change and Impacts, Concepts of Sustainability, Sustainability Policies, Environmental Challenges & Sustainable Solutions, Instruments for implementing sustainable development
Through this course the students will become familiar with potential strategic options to perform socially responsible industrial activities in sustainable fashion while protecting environmental health.
This course is designed to equip the students with management knowledge that will enable them to apply the hard skills and technical knowledge to innovate and develop new products, upscale and commercialize the prototypes and R&D work through the utilizing of innovation and product development strategies and modern practices. The content if this course is focused on overview of product development and innovation management, innovation processes, models of innovation, innovation management, innovation and industry, product development concepts, product design conceptualization, product design analysis, design test and evaluation, managing intellectual property.
Note: The student will submit his/her publication from his/her thesis research work and submit to his/her supervisor. Final defense will be held after the submitted publication of student will be notified as “Under Review” or “Under Consideration” by a journal. It will be compulsory for graduate student to include his/her Supervisor’s name in his/her publication.
Admission merit list will be prepared according to the following criteria.
|MS Advanced Materials Engineering|
|BS or Equivalent||60% weightage|
|NTS GAT (General)||30% weightage|
|Admission Fee (Once)||25000||-||-||-|
|Certificate Verification Fee (Once)||2000||-||-||-|
|University Security (Refundable)||5000||-||-||-|
|Red Crescent Donation (Once)||100||-||-||-|
|University Card Fee (Once)||300||-||-||-|
|Degree Fee (Once)||-||-||-||5000|
|Tuition Fee (Per Semester)||30,000||30,000||21,000||21,000|
|Library Fee (Per Semester)||3000||3000||3000||3000|
|Examination Fee (Per Semester)||3000||3000||3000||3000|
|Medical Fee (Per Semester)||2000||2000||2000||2000|
|Student Activity Fund (Per Semester)||2000||2000||2000||2000|
|Endowment Fund (Per Semester)||1000||1000||1000||1000|