The Degree program in Polymer Engineering was launched in 2002 under Polymer Division of Department of Chemical Engineering with an intake of 35 students. As a result of a far-reaching ambition, and keen vision which led to the realization of the increasing important role that Polymer Engineering plays in the world today, the University rightly decided to upgrade the Division into an independent degree awarding Department of Polymer and Process Engineering in January 2006. The Department has already gained considerable prestige and standing in the academic and industrial world due to a motivated and outstanding faculty, hardworking and dedicated administration and state of the art laboratories costing more than 100 million rupees.
The Department offers the following degree programs
a) B.Sc. Polymer Engineering
b) M.Sc. Polymer and Process Engineering
c) Ph.D. Polymer and Process Engineering
The degree program in Polymer Engineering was designed to build on the current activities in the field and to provide a nucleus for the University's rapidly expanding industrially orientated research training and consultancy in polymer science and engineering.
The basic motive is to utilize the University's initiative in areas of multi-disciplinary polymer related research. In order to ensure that the high quality education in Polymer Engineering is available to undergraduates, and in keeping with the mission of the University, the following core values have been the main focus in the design of courses.
Learning Resource Centre
Department of Polymer & Process Engineering has established a well-equipped Learning Resource Centre. It is based upon the concept of providing integrated resources at one place. The Learning Resource Centre has large number of text books, reference material, handbooks, data books, research journals, design projects, electronic books, and animations of complex engineering phenomena and lectures of eminent professors from reputed universities like MIT.
Internet Access & Network Facilities
Department of Polymer & Process Engineering has fully operative Computer Lab with networking and its own data server. The Management Information System (MIS) in the Department provides database for student records, quiz records, attendance records, class lectures, electronic notice board, course progress files and examination results. The Department has its own website that goes through continuous improvement.
At the Department, we believe that universities always have been the centres of scholarship. Today, they have to extend their function and fully integrate research, education and innovation, and attract other centres of knowledge into cooperation. Research and thus postgraduate studies, have to be more focused on industrial problems. The Department is working relentlessly to establish a meaningful and productive link with prominent polymer related industries. The broad framework of cooperation is as follows:
2. Industrial Contribution
3. Modes of Interaction
The Department has signed Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs) with some of the leading industries. In response, we provide industrial research and testing facilities to these industries. Industries also provide practical knowledge to our graduates after hiring them as interns. Some of the major industries entering into agreement with the Department include:
The Department is working on the future collaboration and many more linkages are expected in near future.
Strong Internship Program
The productive collaboration with industry has resulted in ample internship opportunities for our students. The Department provide 100 % Internship to our 4 th year, 3 rd year and 2 nd year students in the previous years and is expected to do the same in the future.
Careers in Polymer & Process Engineering
Polymers have numerous possibilities in structural, electrical, mechanical, and medical applications due to their unique physical properties and ability to be tailored through chemistry, cross-linking, and surface modifications. Polymers are the most rapidly growing sector of the materials industry. As polymer production has grown, so has the number of people who work in this field. Today, it is estimated that:
Our graduates find jobs in:
The reception by the industry to our graduates in the past years has even surprised us. Demand is ever growing. Some of the employers of students of graduate batch are Packages (Pvt) Limited, Engro Asahi Polymer Karachi, Descon Engineering (Pvt) Limited, Attok Oil Refinery, Pakistan Petroleum, National Refinery, FFC, Fatima Fertilizers, Engro Fertilizers, Lotte PTA, Popular pipes, Panthar Tires and Service Industries.