BE Mechatronic

Details & Semester Outlines for BE Mechatronic

Vision Statement :
To be a leading educational Mechatronics program with emphasis on hands-on training, industrial partnerships and entrepreneurial research activities.

Mission Statement of Mechatronics Engineering Department :
Our goal is to prepare graduates for successful engineering and professional careers and leadership roles with lifelong learning and ethical conduct that will lead them to be engaged good citizens, engineers, and professionals in their community and the world.

Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics)

SZABIST offers a four-year (eight semesters) BE (Mechatronics) degree program, which is accredited by Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC). This program has also received 7-Stars i.e., World Class rating by Chartered Inspection & Evaluation Committee (CIEC) Sindh. SZABIST is pioneer University to offer this program at undergraduate level in the province of Sindh. The program is essentially a day program and consists of 49 courses with a total of 139 credit hours (all electives and certain courses may be offered in the evening). The program is supported through well-equipped state-of-the-art laboratories. Internship opportunities are provided which is essential as a part of degree requirement. The maximum time limit to complete the BE-ME degree program is seven years.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

Upon completion of their degree, the SZABIST BE (Mechatronics) graduates will: Among the three stated objectives, the first one is related to the attributes including acquiring and furthering domain knowledge and their employability in industry. The second objective is related to the professional competence and self-learning skills of the graduate engineers. The third objective focuses on the personal attributes including ethics, leadership and commitment.
PEO 1: Be competent mechatronic engineers who are knowledgeable, skillful and able to solve emerging problems within their organization and society at large.
PEO 2: Have inclination towards research and lifelong learning and be able to promote entrepreneurial ideas.
PEO 3: Be effective engineers with leadership qualities and high morals & professional ethics.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Program learning outcomes are as follows:
1. Engineering Knowledge
An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
2. Problem Analysis
An ability to identify, formulate, research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences.
3. Design/Development of Solutions
An ability to design solutions for complex engineering problems and design systems, components or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
4. Investigation
An ability to investigate complex engineering problems in a methodical way including literature survey, design and conduct of experiments, analysis and interpretation of experimental data, and synthesis of information to derive valid conclusions.
5. Modern Tool Usage
An ability to create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modeling, to complex engineering activities, with an understanding of the limitations.
6. The Engineer and Society
An ability to apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional engineering practice and solution to complex engineering problems..
7. Environment and Sustainability
An ability to understand the impact of professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts and demonstrate knowledge of and need for sustainable development
8. Ethics
Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practice.
9. Individual and Teamwork
An ability to work effectively, as an individual or in a team, on multifaceted and /or multidisciplinary settings.
10. Communication
An ability to communicate effectively, orally as well as in writing, on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
11. Project Management
An ability to demonstrate management skills and apply engineering principles to one’s own work, as a member and/or leader in a team, to manage projects in a multidisciplinary environment.
12. Lifelong Learning
An ability to recognize importance of, and pursue lifelong learning in the broader context of innovation and technological developments.

SZABIST’s BE (Mechatronics) Program

SZABIST offers a four year comprising of eight semesters, BE (Mechatronics) degree. BE Mechatronics program is essentially a day program and consists of 49 courses with a total of 140 credit hours (all electives and certain courses may be offered in the evening), and an Internship. A non-credited Community Service Learning Course will be offered during the degree program. The maximum time limit to complete the BE degree is seven years.

BE (Mechatronics) Roadmap

First Year

Fall Semester

ME 1207 Engineering Workshop (0+2)

ME 1101 Communication & Presentation Skills (2+0)
ME 1111-T Electric Circuits (2+0)
ME 1111-L Electric Circuits (0+1)
ME 1104 Engineering Mathematics – I: Calculus & Analytical Geometry (3+0)
ME 1106 Islamic Studies (2+0)
ME 1109 Engineering Drawing-I (0+2)
ME 1203-T Engineering Physics (2+0)
ME 1203-L Engineering Physics (0+1)

Spring Semester

ME 1201-T Electronic Devices & Circuits (3+0)
ME 1201-L Electronic Devices & Circuits (0+1)
ME 1202 Engineering Mathematics – II: Linear Algebra & Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs) (3+0)
ME 1204 Engineering Statics (3+0)
ME 1209 Computer Programming (0+2)
ME 2306 Pakistan Studies (2+0)
ME 23xx Social Sciences Elective (2+0)

ME 2xxx Materials and Manufacturing Processes (2+0) 

Second Year

Fall Semester

ME 2302-T Digital Logic Design (2+0)
ME 2302-L Digital Logic Design (0+1)
ME 2303 Engineering Dynamics (3+0)
ME 2304 Engineering Mathematics–III: 3D Geometry and Vector Calculus (3+0)
ME 2311 Network Analysis (2+0)
ME 2312 Data Structures and Object Oriented Programming (0+2)
ME 2309 Engineering Drawing-II (0+1)
ME 2405-T Thermodynamics (2+0)
ME 2405-L Thermodynamics (0+1)

Spring Semester

ME 2401-T Electronics Circuit Design (3+0)
ME 2401-L Electronics Circuit Design (0+1)
ME 2403 Engineering Mathematics-IV: Transformation Techniques (3+0)
ME 2409-T Strength of Materials (2+0)
ME 2409-L Strength of Materials (0+1)
ME 2407-T Actuating Systems (3+0)
ME 2407-L Actuating Systems (0+1)
ME 2408 Signals and Systems (2+0)
ME 3607 Solid Modeling (0+1)

Third Year

Fall Semester

ME 3501 Engineering Mathematics–V: Numerical Methods (3+0)
ME 3502-T Fluid Mechanics (3+0)
ME 3502-L Fluid Mechanics (0+1)
ME 3509-T Microprocessor and Microcontroller Based Systems (2+0)
ME 3509-L Microprocessor and Microcontroller Based Systems (0+1)
ME 3507-T Theory of Machines (2+0)
ME 3507-L Theory of Machines (0+1)
ME 3508-T Instrumentation and Measurements (3+0)
ME 3508-L Instrumentation and Measurements (0+1)

Spring Semester

ME 3602-T Control Systems (3+0)
ME 3602-L Control Systems (0+1)
ME 3603 Engineering Mathematics–VI: Probability and Statistics (3+0)
ME 3604 Machine Design (3+0)
ME 3605-T Power Electronics (3+0)
ME 3605-L Power Electronics (0+1)
ME 4705-T Mechatronics System Design (3+0)
ME 4705-L Mechatronics System Design (0+1)

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

ME 4xxx Engineering Elective-I (3+0)
ME 1205 Technical Writing Skills (2+0)
ME 4702 Engineering Economics and Project Management (3+0)
ME 4709 Final Design Project* (0+3)
ME 4706 Professional Practices (2+0)
ME 4802-T Robotics (3+0)
ME 4802-L Robotics (0+1)
ME 4710 Finite Element Analysis (0+1)

Spring Semester

ME4703-T Heat Transfer (2+0)
ME4703-L Heat Transfer (0+1)
ME 4xxx Engineering Elective-II (3+0)
ME 4xxx Management Sciences Elective (3+0)
ME 4809 Final Design Project (0+3)
ME 4808-T Manufacturing Automation (2+0)
ME 4808-L Manufacturing Automation (0+1)

ME 3608 Technopreneurship (2+0) 

*To be continued and graded at the conclusion of 8th semester.


Engineering Electives

ME 4722 Digital Signal Processing
ME 4828 Modeling and Simulation
ME 4821 Digital Image Processing
ME 4727 Digital Control Systems
ME 4826 Embedded Systems
ME 4721 Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision
ME 4729 Mechanical Vibrations
ME 4730 Fundamentals of Thermal sciences
ME 4xxx Machine Learning
ME 4xxx Sensors and Sensing Technologies

Management Sciences Electives

ME 4823 Engineering Management
ME 4724 Entrepreneurship
ME 4728 Total Quality Management (TQM)
ME 4725 Leadership and Motivation Techniques
ME 4829 Technopreneurship
ME 4xxx Supply Chain Management
Or any other relevant course

Social Sciences Electives

ME 2355 Organizational Behavior
ME 2354 Sociology
ME 2353 Psychology
ME 2351 Foreign Languages

Elective courses are offered subject to the availability of the required expertise & resources.

Full-time academic load during first semester is six courses. All students are required to register for full load in the first semester.

Community Service Learning Course

A non-credited community service learning course (1,1) will be offered in during the degree program. This course aims to impart general awareness and knowledge along with social guidance to develop students into socially active citizens.


The internship is scheduled for summer at the end of the third year. After the completion of the 6-week internship, all students are required to submit a comprehensive report giving details of their experience and learning.