Worried about choosing the right university for mechanical engineering in Pakistan? Here we have analyzed the top best mechanical engineering universities in Pakistan. Choose which one suits your needs.
Does University Really Matter?
Some people believe that university does not play many roles in your career and grooming. But the truth is that it plays a vital role in providing you with the best knowledge, learning environment, and career opportunities. For mechanical engineering, MIT is the leader. Their students work for solving real-world problems.
I would like you to watch the MIT Meche Video Library grab the opportunity for learning the importance of selecting a top university.
Note: It is not advisable to compare universities in Pakistan with top-ranked universities. The above points were to highlight the impact that a top mechanical engineering university can have on a student’s engineering career.
Top Best Mechanical Engineering Universities in Pakistan
Here is the list of top mechanical engineering universities in Pakistan. GIKI takes the first place, PIEAS comes second, NUST at third and UET Lahore takes the fourth place. You can get a detailed idea about this ranking by going through the criteria for ranking below.
Note: It is advisable to set your priority from top to bottom. You may have to compromise the quality of mechanical engineering if you skip any of the top universities from the order.
Criteria for Ranking
We have performed rigorous research for ranking top mechanical engineering universities in Pakistan. The analysis is purely based on the quality of mechanical engineering.
Student to Faculty Ratio
It is how many students are can be assigned to a single teacher. The less it is, the better it is. It increases the quality of education as students can have enhanced interaction with the professors. So, here we have a student to faculty ratio.
- GIKI: 1 Faculty member for 5 students
- PIEAS: 1 Faculty member for 4-5 students
- NUST: 1 Faculty member for 4 students
- UET: 1 Faculty member for 8 students
It is one of the most important criteria for choosing any university. The research interest of faculty determines the overall interests of the students. It also provides diversified opportunities for students. These points will become more clear when we will move to the final year projects as these projects are related to faculty interests.
GIKI has the best faculty in Pakistan with diverse interests covering almost all the dimensions of mechanical engineering. It is always welcoming towards new technology and advancements. They also encourage students to take part in competitions.
PIEAS comes at second. Besides all required interests for mechanical engineering, PIEAS faculty also has interests in nuclear engineering. NUST comes at third. UET takes fourth place.
- Mathematical modelling and control systems engineering of dynamical systems. Printed electronics, unmanned air, and underwater vehicles, rotor dynamics, robotics, autonomous mobile robots, instrumentation and measurement, bio-inspired manipulators
- Virtual reality, virtual manufacturing, 3d printing, incremental forming; friction stir welding; hybrid welding; machining; water jet cutting; sustainable manufacturing, hybrid welding, additive manufacturing of metallic alloys
- Fibre epoxy laminated composite, surface treatments, biocatalytic materials, nanomechanical characterization, metallic texture, surface remelting treatments, clinical, chemical and environmental diagnostic platforms using paper-based microfluidics, digital microfluidics
- Finite Element Analysis, Damage Mechanics and Modeling, Computational Mechanics, Electromagnetic and Piezoelectric Transduction
- Earthquake warning systems
- Thermal fluids, microfluidics, computational fluid dynamics, heat transfer, turbulence modelling, multiphysics simulations, emission control of greenhouse gases, desalination, IGCC
- Electromagnetic and piezoelectric transduction, magnetic coupling, active magnetic bearings
- Operations research, education management, process modelling & optimization
- Energy audit, energy harvesting
- Computational fluid dynamics (CFD), advanced nuclear reactors and systems, compressible flows, Thermal-hydraulics, turbulent flows
- Computational magnetohydrodynamics, finite element and finite difference techniques, fusion reactor studies, plasma-wall interactions, mechanical systems design and analysis, numerical analysis and monte Carlo methods, non-linear finite element analysis in solid mechanics
- Photoelastic stress analysis in particular and experimental stress analysis in general
- Application of computational mechanics tools in welding and manufacturing
- Computational solid mechanics, high-performance computing
- Manufacturing, vibration analysis
- Multiphase flow modelling and simulation, direct-contact condensation, thermal hydraulics, steam jet pumps
- Numerical simulation of incompressible flows and numerical simulation of compressible flows, lattice Boltzmann modelling of incompressible flows, computational fluid mechanics, particle image velocimetry, turbo-machinery, external flows
- Sustainable energy, green energy and its utilization
- Computer-aided design and optimization, mechanical design and analysis, computational fluid-structure interaction
- Machine design, mechanics of machines, static structural analysis, modal analysis, solid mechanics
- Reactor thermal hydraulics, thermal hydraulics, small and medium-sized reactors
- Heat and mass transfer, direct contact condensation, convective heat transfer, thermodynamics
- Finite Element Method, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Heat Transfer, Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI), Multiphysics And Multiscale Simulations, Elastodynamics, Structural
- Manufacturing system design, modelling & analysis in metal casting, manufacturing of non-traditional materials
- Organizational performance improvement, quality enhancement in challenging environments, facility location for specific products manufacturing,
- Surface treatment operations
- Tribology, internal combustion engines (gasoline and diesel), marine propulsion engines, lubricant technology,
- Engine instrumentation, sensor technology, data acquisition systems
- Adhesive joints, multiphysics and multiscale simulations, finite element method
- Control theory and system engineering, modelling of mechanical systems, mechatronics design, reverse engineering of mechanical system and machines, artificial intelligence
- Energy and environmental engineering, emissions from engines, renewable energy
- Energy management and conservation in building and industrial sectors (ISO 50001 Energy Management System), Energy conversion, renewable energy, Building Energy Simulation, Wind energy, Building energy efficiency
- Production and Operations Management, Lean Manufacturing, Toyota Production System, Process Modeling, Petri net-based modelling of discrete event system (Flexible manufacturing system etc.)
- Regulated & Unregulated Emissions from Diesel Engine, Fuel Injection & Combustion in Diesel Engine, Aftertreatment Technology (DOC, POC, DPF, SCR), Alternative Fuels for IC Engines, Tribology
- Conventional and nonconventional machining of metals and non-metals, fixture/die design
- Rehabilitation design of concrete and steel structures using CFRP composite external reinforcement, design and development using indigenous resource
- Application of computational fluid dynamics on mechanical engineering systems
- High concentrated solar energy, thermophotovoltaics, thermal energy storage and functional materials with applications in solar thermal
- Finite element method, FRP Composites
- Fluid dynamics, heat transfer, refrigeration and air conditioning, nanotechnology, water desalination, solar cooling, solar heating, solar PV system, solar pond, thermal power generation, hydel power especially low head power generation, electronics cooling, building energy management, vortex-induced vibrations, turbomachines
- Mechanics, mechanical vibration, bio-engineering
- Robotics and automation, embedded system programming, computer numerical control systems, instrumentation, industrial robot modelling and development
Labs are an integral part of mechanical engineering and also have a great impact on the practical learning of students.
GIKI mechanical engineering labs are the most advanced-well maintained labs. Some of the labs and advanced software used are not available at any other university. One of the best thing about GIKI Mechanical is that its lab’s equipment and machinery is tested on a yearly basis to maintain the quality of labs.
- Natural Fluids Refrigeration Center (NFRC)
- Heat engines laboratory
- Heat transfer, refrigeration & air conditioning laboratory
- Fluid mechanics laboratory
- CNC training laboratory
- Industrial NC/CNC laboratory
- Solid mechanics laboratory
- Composite structures laboratory
- Welding laboratory
- Vibration, Dynamics and Control Laboratory (VDC)
- Aerodynamics laboratory
- Mechatronics design laboratory
- Computational laboratory
PIEAS labs are also well maintained and equipped with the latest experimental setups and machinery. It is showing great interest in improving lab facilities. Here students take an active interest in performing the practical tasks by themselves in the labs.
- Mechanics of materials
- Fluid mechanics
- Engineering mechanics statics/dynamics
- Heat transfer
- Mechanics of machines
- MDCAD, FEA
- Measurement and instrumentation
- Manufacturing process
- Mechanical vibrations
- Refrigeration and air conditioning
NUST mechanical engineering labs provide similar facilities as of PIEAS. All of these labs are required in mechanical engineering course.
- Strength of Materials Lab
- Fluid Mechanics Lab
- Steam Lab
- Dynamics and Controls Lab
- Heat Transfer Lab
- Automotive Lab
- Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) Lab
- Vibration and Stress Analysis Lab
- Engineering Workshops
UET mechanical engineering provides all basic labs that are required for the course. The mechanism lab lays the foundation for modern robotics and software provides a more interactive learning approach for students. UET lags regarding software for mechanism lab while GIKI, PIEAS, and NUST use dedicated software for this purpose.
UET is working to improve the quality standard of its labs. You are advised to consult UET mechanical engineering students to know more about lab quality.
- Automotive Lab
- Energy Technologies Lab
- Mechanics of Materials Lab
- Engineering Statics, Dynamics and Mechanics of Machines Lab
- Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics Lab
- Heat Transfer and HVAC Lab
- IC Engines and Power Plant Lab
- Thermodynamics Lab
- Workshop Facilities
- Computer Labs
Elective subjects are offered in the final year of mechanical engineering. Students get the opportunity to choose subjects according to their interests. The number of offered subjects and its diversity varies from one university to the other. It also signifies the overall interest of mechanical department of the respected university.
GIKI allows students to choose two electives out of 7 electives. CFD, FEA, CAD/CAM, Refrigeration, Robotics, Composites, Powerplant
PIEAS offers 6 technical subjects out of which students choose 3 electives.
- Aerodynamics / MEDA
- Automotive technology / Renewable energy resources
Nust SMME offers 8 technical subjects out of which students choose 4 electives.
- Gas turbine, Robotics, Renewable energy, CFD (Pick any two)
- Mechatronics, FEA, Powerplant engineering, vehicle design (Pick any two)
UET actually does not offer electives. The subjects are compulsory for students depending upon the availability of faculty.
- Machine Design II (technical) / Total quality management (non-technical)
- Production and operation management (non-technical)
In GIKI students actively take part in technical activities and competitions. Some of the technical activities at GIKI mechanical include the following:
- National Design, Build and Fly Competition (DBFC) which is organized at GIKI in collaboration with PIEAS
- AirEx similar to that of DBFC and organizes aero competitions at GIKI
- Students also actively participate in Shell Eco-Marathon organized by Shell
- Human Powered Vehicle Competiton (HPVC)
- NEO related to robotics organized by IEE
In addition to this, they also have technical teams which participate in different competitions.
- Team Hammerhead and Urban take part in Shell Eco-Marathon Asia
- Team Foxtrot (IMechE Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS))
- Team Infinity (FSAE)
- Invictus– AIAA (International DBFC)
Students at PIEAS also take an active part in technical activities and competitions. Some of the technical activities include DBFC, HPVC, Shell Eco-Marathon, Inter-university competition at PION. PIEAS mechanical students have designed a ventilator “CorVent” for fighting corona.
Students at NUST also take an active part in technical activities and competitions. Some of the technical activities include HPVC, IMechE Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), Formula SAE (FSAE), IMechE FSDT, Shell Eco-Marathon and IMechE Design Challenge.
Mechanical engineering students from UET do not actively participate in technical activities. The reason for this is mainly theoretical workload and student’s interest. Although, ASME organizes human-powered vehicle competition but students are more inclined towards course work.
Note: You are advised to consult UET mechanical engineering students to know more about technical activities.
Final Year Projects
Mechanical engineering students get the opportunity to work on a mega project in the final year. Students make use of engineering knowledge to work on that project for a whole year and come up with an effective solution to the problem. Now, You can also related faculty diversity with the final year projects topics.
We have developed a rating out of 5 for final year projects depending upon the following factors:
- Nature and complexity of engineering problem
- Level of use of engineering knowledge
- Level of creativity
- Level of practical application
- Evaluation of the final year projects
Rating for final year projects according to above criteria
Final Year Project Rating
GIKI provides its students with the best opportunities to utilize their mechanical engineering knowledge in the best way possible. Students have to develop physical prototypes of the models in order to pass the evaluation. GIKI also provides facilities for industrial funded projects.
Here is the list of final year projects completed by students of 2016-batch. We can see that almost all projects involve designing and prototyping. These projects provide a great learning experience for dedicated students. Students have to complete the projects to get good grades.
- Robot-Assisted Surgery: Coordinated activity performance with two mimic arms mounted on the same surgical bed
- Design and fabrication of two-axis linear permanent magnet synchronous machine
- Design and fabrication of a bipedal robotic system and applying deep learning algorithms to mimic the human gait
- Design and development of industrial scale 5 axes milling machine
- Design and development of industrial scale 3D scanner
- Design and development of 6 DOF industrial revolute robot
- Design and development of industrial-scale selective laser jet sintering machine
- Design and development of 50-ton tensile testing machine
- Design and development of industrial scale spinning machine
- Design and development of industrial scale Pneumatic jet printer
- Design, Optimization, and Fabrication of Drag Reduction System of Formula Student Car
- Design and development of a machine for measuring fatigue endurance under rotating bending and torsion testing
- Design and development of a robot for composite testing
- Design and development of hybrid solar and wind energy converters for road rails
- Design and development of half cycle refrigeration system for LPG powered auto rickshaw
- Design and Fabrication and performance evaluation of ORC using low-temperature source
- Tracking mechanism of parabolic solar through
- Design of Intelligent Transport System using Cyber Swarms of Quadcopter
- Carbon Fiber Shell Design for Efficient Electric Vehicle
- Design and manufacturing of unmanned aerial vehicle for precise agricultural activities
- Design and Manufacturing of Body Shell for Formula Student Car
- Design and development of half cycle refrigeration system
- Design and development of System for inducing vibration of different waveform and frequency in a TIG welding torch and the base plate of a 1-D router
- Design and development of a multi-wire feeding mechanism
- Air jet manipulation of a droplet on superhydrophobic pathways
- Fabrication and characterization of self-powered and programmable paper-based microfluidic pump
- Modeling and testing of the injected fuel spray process for the optimization of droplet size
PIEAS has state of the art system for final year projects. Students are provided funding of 50,000 PKR for each project and they have to complete the design part of the project with in the first half. In the next half, they have to develop prototype of the project.
Here is the list of final year projects completed by students of 2016-batch. We can see that almost all projects involve designing and prototyping. These projects provide a great learning experience for dedicated students. PIEAS has a strict policy about FYP’s as each group is funded by the department.
- Modifications of the water distribution system of cooling tower
- Design and Development Carbon separator from exhaust gases of Internal Combustion Engine
- Development of PIV experiment facility for fluid mechanical studies
- Design and manufacturing of unmanned aerial vehicle UAV
- Design & development of an all-terrain walking robot composed of compliant mechanisms
- Design and manufacturing of tribometer for contact surfaces of mechanical machine elements
- Design and manufacturing of energy harvesting prototype from braking system for powering vehicle sensors
- Experimental Analysis of a Helical Coil Heat Exchanger for Thermal Energy Storage
- Design and Manufacturing of vertical takeoff and landing unmanned aerial vehicle
- Design, fabrication and Simulation of Low-Speed Water Tunnel
- Design and Manufacturing of smart Bicycle
- Design and Fabrication of Rice Planter
- Design and Development of an Unmanned Ground Vehicle for Surveillance Purpose to Counter-Terrorist Activities
- Design and fabrication of an automatic whiteboard cleaner system
- Design and fabrication of stair climbing wheelchair
- Design and manufacturing of Lab-scale sterling engine
- Design and fabrication of a human-powered water purifier system
- Design of an Abrasive Water Jet Cutting Machine
- Design and Manufacturing of Multi-axis CNC Machine -I
- Design and Manufacturing of Multi-axis CNC Machine -II
- Electricity Generation from Vehicle Speed Breaker/Pedestrian Foot Steps
- Application of Hybrid Manufacturing to IMPROVE Productivity and Efficiency of the Manufacturing process
- Modification in Design of Plastic Body of Tear Gas Shell to convert Manufacturing Process from Insert Molding to Single Step Injection mould and Designing of Two-Piece Mold for Plastic Body
- Design of Solar-Powered Quadcopter
NUST students also work on problem-solving final year projects. Students have to manage the expenses of final year projects by themselves. We can see from the list below that each project has a solid problem statement. These projects provide a great learning experience for dedicated students.
- Design and fabrication of a low-cost UAV for agricultural applications
- Design and prototype development of a forklift for confined warehouses
- Knee orthosis for elderly people
- Design optimization of a turbofan engine for an unmanned aerial vehicle
- Micro hydrokinetic turbine
- Hybrid M-Cycle cooler
- Performance improvement of geysers
- Operational efficiency and maintenance management system
- Artillery shell breakdown machine
- Bending machine
- Design, fabrication, and control of CNC plasma/gas cutter machine
- Design and fabrication of vertical form fill and seal (VFFS) machine
- Design and manufacturing of a prosthetic knee
- Exoskeleton-arm unit
- Design and development of a hydraulic distributor testing rig in Fiat 640 tractors
- Design and fabrication of a test rig for endurance testing of automobile axles
- Design and fabrication of jet engine
- Design and fabrication of screw compressor (helical supercharger)
- Organic Rankine cycle power generation system
- Design and fabrication of spark ignition engine
- Paper recycling machine
- Automated nursing bed
- Combination of subtractive and additive manufacturing techniques in a multi-purpose CNC machine
- Design and fabrication of a hybrid power generation plant
- Aerial seed drop system
- Wall climbing robot using thrusters/propellers
- Design and fabrication of a quadruped robot
Lack of technical activities in UET mechanical has great impact on final year projects topics. This also relates with the faculty diversity. Similar to NUST, students have to manage the expenses of their project. That’s why most of students choose theoretical projects.
Here is the list of final year projects completed by students of 2016-batch. Almost 95% of the final year projects are theoretical. When students work on theoretical projects, the grading criteria is compromised. You may see some design projects but due to lack of funds or interests student do not develop protypes.
Note: You are advised to consult UET mechanical engineering students to know more about quality of final year projects.
- Identification of waste in industry & ways to eliminate them
- Identification of waste in industry & ways to eliminate them
- Project planning and management using primavera
- Modelling of solar-powered water desalination
- Energy & exergy analysis of supercritical coal power plant
- Use of photogrammetry for the printing of 3d complex parts
- Six sigma process improvements in machining section of millat tractors limited
- Design & fabrication of drilling/milling machine
- Design & analysis of the thermoacoustic engine
- Design & analysis of the fluidized bed combustion system
- Performance comparison of solar-assisted steam turbine & gas turbine power plants
- Design & analysis of turbine for wave energy conversion
- Design & analysis of solar-assisted steam power plant
- Industrial energy management
- Lean six sigma & quality management
- Energy management
- Lean manufacturing (six sigma)
- Lean six sigma
- Performance analysis & optimization of the micro-channel heat exchanger
- To calculate the cooling load of WAPDA house building & proportion to reduce load to a minimum level
- Design & performance analysis of a reirrigation system using different refrigerants on CAD
- To work on “need assessment of technical support services in Pakistan”
- Design of EFI system
- Inertial navigation, guidance & control of a UAV (Unmanned Autonomous Vehicle)
- Design of data acquisition system for an engine test bed
- Design of multimode autonomous Ariel vehicle
- Feasibility study for offshore wind power development in Pakistan based on bathymetry and reanalysis data
- Effect of knee implant size on wear in total knee replacement
- The evaluation of reanalysis & analysis of solar radiation for Pakistan
- Evaluation of wind energy potential at different sites in Pakistan
- Performance analysis of different CSP technologies for nine locations in Pakistan
- Optimization of tilt angle for solar panels for different locations of Pakistan
- Implementation of lean six in the manufacturing industry
- Implementation of lean six-sigma techniques in the textile industry
- Energy assessment in a renowned textile industry
- Minimization of welding defects using non-destructive testing methods
- Prediction of diesel engine: performance & emission using emulsion fuels
- Model analysis of conventional gas turbine blade materials for industrial applications
- Theoretical investigation & design of a microhydraulic turbine
- Experimental investigation of lubricating oil conditions on engine performance
- Engine performance & emissions predictions in a gasoline engine using hydrogen-enriched fuels
- Use of diesel, emulsified diesel & HHO-diesel blend in ci engine: a comparative analysis of engine characteristics
- Model analysis of rolling element bearing
- Conceptual design of on-demand air vehicle
- Investigation of thermal properties using the 3-omega technique
- Design & optimization of thermophotovoltaic cell
- Performance & emission analysis of biofuel blends with gasoline in the petrol engine
- Doe based comparative analysis of machining of al Cu alloy 2024 for tool life
- Ansys based structural analysis of ceramics coated knee joint prosthetics
- Weld-analysis of selected mismatching materials
- Alloy target based PVD of ALTIN on 316l steel substrates for bio application
- Investigation of a heat control system for a household kitchen
- Comparative analysis of a novel low concentration dual photovoltaic/phase change material system with a non-concentrated photovoltaic system
- Analysis of concentrated photovoltaic with phase change material
- Performance evaluation & optimization of hybrid CV-CC CDI desalination process
- Performance evaluation & optimization of the constant current process of CDI desalination process
- Investigation of hybrid CV-CC CDI system with a pro for water desalination & energy generation
- Solar radiation management
- To revise, update & regenerate the duct fitting loss co-efficient tables using CFD tools
Which University is Best for Mechanical Engineering in Pakistan?
Now, it is obvious that the university plays a role in developing the skills and knowledge of students. This case is true for 90% of the time. But it also depends upon the student itself. Student’s dedication, commitment and motivation also play a part in this. Our suggestion to you is to choose the best available option.
Your utmost priority should be an engineering and you may have to sacrifice depending upon the shift you take from engineering in deciding about the university. We wish you the best of your career and please do contact us if you have any further query or suggestion.