Introduction

Department of Product & Industrial Design  

The School of Architecture and Design has established a new Department of Design from the year 2006 and started a degree program in the field of Product and Industrial Design. The new department and its Bachelor Program in Product and Industrial Design will support the innovative and creative environment of the school. This program combines design, technology and business. These dimensions further expand and also encompass culture, contemporary aesthetics, research development processes, engineering and ergonomics.

What Is Product And Industrial Design?

  • Product design deals with the idea generation, concept development, testing and manufacturing or implementation of a physical object or service.
  • Product Designers conceptualize and evaluate ideas, making them tangible through products in a more systematic approach. The role of a product designer encompasses many characteristics of the marketing manager, product manager, industrial designer and design engineer.
  • Product designers are equipped with the skills needed to bring products from conception to market. They should have the ability to manage design projects, and subcontract areas to other sectors of the design industry. Product designers are strategic assets to companies that need to maintain a competitive edge in innovation.
  • Industrial design is an applied art whereby the aesthetics and usability of products may be improved. Design aspects specified by the designer may include the overall shape of the object, the location of details with respect to one another, color, texture, sounds and aspects concerning the use of the product ergonomics. Often, through the application of design, a product’s appeal to the consumer is greatly improved.
  • Role of Product and Industrial Designer is to create and execute design solutions towards problems of engineering, usability, marketing, brand development and sales. It emphasis on the professional service of creating and developing concepts and specifications that optimize the function, value and appearance of products and systems for the mutual benefit of both user and manufacturer.
  • Broadly speaking, the role of the product designer combines art, science and technology to create tangible three-dimensional goods.
  • Product and Industrial Design involves the research and design of the whole range of consumer and capital products. These are as diverse as telephones and transportation, kitchen appliances exhibition systems. Ideally, the industrial designer works as part of a multidisciplinary team involving engineering, production and, marketing.

Who Is Likely To Choose Product And Industrial Design?

The program is likely to be of interest to students who:

  • Have abilities, such as drawing and making that support design activity, as well as capability to work with technical information.
  • Have an interest in the way products and systems relate to people and societies.
  • Are interested in technology but want to develop their design creativity and wish to be involved in the whole product development process.
  • Are considering marketing but wish to develop new products as part of a marketing strategy
  • Seeking flexibility in their career path.

Students

 
Year Level No. of Enrolled Students
2011 Master / Mphil 33
2013 Undergraduate 50
2013 Undergraduate 50
2011 Undergraduate 109

Lab Facilities

 

Departmental Labs

            With expansion in academic programs, computer laboratories in the department have risen to nine spread over two buildings.  These laboratories are equipped with 350 P-IV computers fully networked with state of the art servers. Computer to student ratio is 1:1. The department is proud of its no-piracy policy. All the operating systems installed are either licensed or open-source operating systems. MicroSoft, USA, also has an academic alliance with the department.


            Department’s computing facilities are linked with Research Center, Main Library and other teaching departments through a fiber optic backbone. Multimedia projectors are fitted where required and Internet facility is available in all laboratories.
            In addition, the department has two Electronics Systems Laboratories, one Industrial Automation Laboratory and One Embedded Systems Laboratory.



Technical Societies

 

Technical Societies

ACM (Association of Computing Machinery) is one of the world’s most celebrated educational and scientific computing societies. It delivers resources for computer scientists and researchers. UET ACM Student chapter was started in December 2008 and to date the members are very actively participating in different events. Current event which is being held is BRAINIAC 2010 in collaboration with ICOSST (KICS). For more information please visit the website www.uetacm.org

Location: Software Engineering Center
University of Eng. & Tech.

Lahore, Pakistan

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 913224937472

Undergraduate Program

Offered Programs:

 

 

  1. A four years degree program leading towards a B.Sc. (Honours) Computer Science was introduced by the department in 1999 and another 4 years B.Sc. program in Computer Science and Engineering in 2001. For students enrolling from September 2003 onwards, B.Sc programs have been re-named and modified into four years B.Sc. Computer Science (CS) and four years B.Sc. Computer Engineering (CE) programs. Three students each from the graduating class of Computer Science and Computer Engineering may opt for a second degree in Computer Engineering and Computer science as the case may be, subject to fulfilment of prescribed conditions, from fall semester 2011. The B.Sc CS program is accredited by National Computing Education Accreditation Council (NCEAC) and B.Sc. (CE) program is accredited by Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC).
    PhD. program in Computer Science was launched in 2002 and twenty three students have completed their Ph.D. degree to date from this department. M.Sc. and PhD programs in Computer Engineering have been launched from 2007.

 

Graduate Program

Offered Programs:

 

Graduate program
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering, originally established as department of Computer Science is one of the most prominent and oldest centers of computer education in the country. The department offers the following postgraduate degrees:
  1. Ph.D. Computer Engineering
  2. Ph.D. Computer Science
  3. M.S Computer Science - with specialization in
    • Software Engineering
    • Database Systems
    • Systems Engineering
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Web Engineering
    • Speech and Language Processing
    • Bio-informatics
  4. M.S Computer Engineering
    • Signal Processing Area
    • Communication and Telecommunication Area
    • Control Systems Area
    • Machine Intelligence Area
    • VLSI Design Area
    • Speech and Language Processing
Established as department of Computer Science in 1991, its history dates back to the year 1968 when University of Engineering and Technology Lahore established a Computer Center. This center was equipped with a contemporary IBM 1130 third generation computer that batch processed submitted jobs. The computer was equipped with a disk and a monitor. The center was responsible for planning and teaching courses in Computer Science and Numerical Analysis, which formed an integral part of the curricula for all disciplines of B.Sc. Engineering degree in the university. The center also offered short term computer courses for other private and public sector organizations. In 1978, it started offering a Masters degree program in Computer Science, thus becoming the first center in the country to offer Computer Science degree. A 4 years degree program leading towards a B.Sc. (Hons) Computer Science was introduced by the department in 1999 and another 4 years B.Sc. program in Computer Science and Engineering in 2001. For students enrolling from September 2003 onwards, B.Sc programs have been re-named and modified into four years B.Sc. Computer Science and four years B.Sc. Computer Engineering programs. Ph.D. program in Computer Science was launched in 2002 and seven students have completed their Ph.D. degree in Computer Science to this date.
With expansion in academic programs, computer laboratories in the department have risen to nine spread over two buildings. These laboratories are equipped with 350 P-IV computers fully networked with state of the art servers. Computer to student ratio is 1:1. The department is proud of its no-piracy policy. All the operating systems installed are either licensed or open-source operating systems. Department’s computing facilities are linked with Research Center, Main Library and other teaching departments through a fiber optic backbone. Multimedia projectors are fitted where required and Internet facility is available. Portion of a third building is available with the department for holding lectures.
In addition, the department has two Electronics Systems Laboratories, one Industrial Automation Laboratory and One Embedded Systems Laboratory. The department holds an endowment chair given by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said-Al-Said, Sultan of Oman. Currently, two professors are sharing this chair.
 
Academic Policies Specific to Computer Science and Engineering Department

The following policies are in addition to M.Sc Semester System regulations of the University as given in the prospectus.

  1. A minimum of 30 credit hours are required for the completion of the program. Each course corresponds to three credit hours and the M.Sc. thesis corresponds to 6 credit hours. As such, a student is required to complete 8 courses and one thesis.
  2. A set of four core courses are compulsory for each student enrolled in the program. A newly admitted student is advised to register, preferably, in all the four courses during the first semester (starting September-October).
  3. The M.Sc CS students are required to study at least two courses in their area of specialization. The remaining two may be selected from other specializations. The students are advised to complete these specialization courses in two or more semesters after the completion of core courses in the first semester.
  4. A student may register for more than eight courses, if he (she) so desires, without any added advantage.
  1. M. Sc CS students opting for Systems Engineering specialization or M.Sc. Computer Engineering students may register, as electives, from the approved list (as given in M.Sc. prospectus) of M.Sc. courses being offered in Electrical Engineering department.
  2. The following scheme of study is only a partial list. Additional courses may be added as and when required subject to availability of teachers.
  3. A M.Sc CS student can register only with a supervisor from the faculty members of Computer Science and Engineering department. However a co-supervisor can be chosen from another department. Whereas, M.Sc Computer Engineering students can opt for supervisor from Electrical Engineering Department as well.
Scheme of Study