Greetings from the Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering (MPE) of Ahsanullah University of Science & Technology. As a combination of two disciplines, MPE department expands its scope to offer a diversified course curriculum to enthusiastic future engineers. The department comprises of Discipline of Industrial and Production Engineering (IPE) and Discipline of Mechanical Engineering (ME). The department was established in 2010 with the aim of producing well-qualified graduate engineers and developing graduates as future leaders of the country who can contribute to the development of the country through augmenting our industries.
The discipline of Industrial and Production Engineering (IPE) offers a blend of mathematics, physical sciences, and business applications for the industrial engineering portion. Students have the opportunity to have a strong foundation on industrial knowledge based on probability, optimization, statistics, analytics, and data science, operations research, quality control, supply chain engineering, and general industrial engineering. This knowledge is further extended with production engineering knowledge for students to help in their professional and educational advancement. Production engineering curriculum focuses on the design and operation of integrated systems for the production of high-quality, economically competitive products. Students have exposure to the manufacturing process, product design, ergonomics, computer integrated manufacturing, modern machining, and machine tools. Students also have the opportunity to learn information systems, fuzzy logic, knowledge management, operations planning and scheduling, human factors, and other related topics.
The discipline of Mechanical Engineering accepts qualified students for study in a wide range of topics, spanning the breadth of mechanical engineering dynamic systems, vibrations, controls, robotics, solid mechanics, thermodynamics, combustion, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, power plants, air-conditioning and refrigeration, environmental engineering, and computer-aided engineering. The mission of the department is to offer a blend of education that produces the flexibility that is inherent in the field of mechanical and production engineering, and that affords graduates a wide array of career options. Our graduates are constantly thriving for ways to make anything in life work better, more efficiently, and more productively.
In order to incorporate the modern technology-related knowledge starting from industry 4.0 to advanced automobile engineering, the Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering has well equipped and modern laboratories such as: Machine Shop, Simulation Lab, Thermodynamics lab, Measurement, Instrumentation and Control Lab, Heat and Mass Transfer Lab, Applied Mechanics and Materials Lab, Theory of Machine Lab, Fluid Mechanics and Machinery Lab, Metallurgy and Heat Treatment Lab, Ergonomics Lab, Material Handling Lab, Sheet Metal Lab, Heat Engine Lab, Applied Thermodynamics Lab, Project Lab and CIM Lab. These laboratories are equipped with sophisticated and most modern machinery to support relentless teaching and research activities in the department.
There are approximately 1400 Students (800 in IPE, 600 in ME) currently studying in the department. The present Intake of students per calendar year is 200 for IPE and 100 for ME. Even in the current crisis of COVID-19 globally, the department has successfully pulled out all the academic activities and constantly motivated the students to engage in different collaborative works with different communities with projects, seminars, research, and competitions. We have strong capability and resources with industrial backgrounds and research collaboration with international institutes. We are providing industrial solutions for sustainable manufacturing in many areas of business concerns ranging from process to shipbuilding, and also successfully completed a project in collaboration with DANIDA, BGMEA, and Aalborg University, Denmark called ‘POHS-BD’ with the objective of creating knowledge regarding sustainable co-development between occupational health and safety (OHS) and productivity improvement in the readymade garment (RMG) industry in Bangladesh. In support of industrial collaboration another project is ongoing with the Embassy of Denmark, BGMEA and the University of Southern Denamrk called 'NIPOSH'. The MPE department has successfully delivered the project on Regenerative Braking System (RBS) on Automobile for Bangladesh , Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP) - jointly supported by Ministry of Education, Bangladesh, and World Bank (WB). Nonetheless, the MPE department is aiming to develop an "Applied Energy Lab" for capacity building, research and innovation to meet the growing energy demand of our country and facilitate the use of renewable energy.
Students from the department of MPE have participated in the most diversified competitions and extracurricular activities through the years. It ranges from visiting different industries for attachments to winning international design competitions. Students from MPE department have participated and obtained many awards in motorsport competition in Formula Student UK (FSUK), Hult prize international competition, PTAK prize, etc.
Graduates from our department have made us proud of their accomplishments. Many have joined various renowned multinational and national companies and also have obtained an opportunity to continue their post-graduate studies in many reputed universities in various countries. Together we anticipate the department to become a leading institution of education and research in Mechanical and Production Engineering in Bangladesh as well as abroad. Join our department and family and have your footstep for the betterment of humans and the environment.
Dr. Mohammad Sarwar Morshed
Professor & Head,
Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering