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Department of Energy & Environment Engineering  
  Prof. Dr. Muhammad Mureed Tunio
Chairman


Introduction

The department of Energy and Environment Engineering offers a four-year Bachelor's degree course in Energy and Environment Engineering. The department also offers post-graduate degrees of Master of Engineering (M.E.) in Energy Systems Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Ph.D. in Energy & Environment Engineering.

As Oil, Gas, Coal, Nuclear, Wind, Biomass and Solar are the major sources of energy, it is therefore important for society to exploit all energy resources and thereby improve energy efficiency in order to reduce environmental pollution. Therefore, the emphasis has been given to cover the following important areas in the syllabus of the course:

• Exploration/Exploitation and processing of various energy resources (both conventional as well as renewable)

• Environmental impacts of energy production and utilization - Solution/ Mitigation measures for reducing environmental pollutionConservation of energy and natural resources.

• Conservation of Biodiversity & Ecosystems

• Framing energy policy and management

• Health and safety in industries


Public concern about processes which affect the environment will continue to influence almost all industrial operations over the next decade and beyond. Waste disposal, energy production and the minimization of pollution are the key problems to be addressed for the sustainable cities of the future. In world of finite resources and witnessing a population explosion, much effort is being made to change the way in which developed societies consume energy and materials and dispose-off waste.

This bachelor’s degree courses are designed to provide broader technical knowledge through theory classes supported by tutorials, laboratory experiments and field visits. In this department a "Energy-Park" is also established to exhibit various equipment and appliances used for power generation from various renewable energy resources and to measure their environmental impacts. Zero Energy house is the new addition in this energy park, in which the energy used is only from solar and wind energy sources. This facility is under an MOU between QUEST and UNIMAS, Malaysia.


Although Energy and Environment are two different (yet interlinked) and vast fields, their teaching and education in one single degree and programme has made this engineering discipline grow rapidly. Many thousand graduates have graduated from this department (with degrees from bachelor’s to Ph.D.) and are currently serving in various national and international government and private sectors to solve energy and environment related problems and crises.


The engineers graduating from this discipline are being employed by (among others) Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA), Gas companies, Oil Refineries, Oil and Gas Development Corporation (OGDC), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Ministry of Climate Change and Alternate Energy Board, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), Fauji Fertilizer Company (FFC), Pakistan Railways, Heavy Mechanical Complex (HMC), Pakistan Ordinance Factories (POFs), Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT).

Faculty members having higher qualifications from developed countries, such as UK, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Malaysia, France and Thailand, are imparting knowledge to students of this department with best possible pedagogical methods and help of latest technologies. The proactive faculty of this department keep improving their training and education by attending course, national and international conferences, and getting higher degrees inland and abroad.


Facilities Available in the Department


1. Computer Laboratories Two computer labs fully equipped are available for students of this department. In these labs more than 50 latest PCs connected with Internet and Digital Library to access latest literature and scientific findings. Efforts are being made to arrange more PCs with enhanced specification and video conferencing in this department for faculty members and students as well.


2. Seminar Library The seminar library with all necessary books, journals, research articles, newsletters, etc is also available for use of students and faculty members of this dept.


Laboratories Available in the Department


1. Energy Laboratory This lab is equipped with latest equipments in order to provide practical knowledge of all energy generation processing units to students. In this lab Hydel power plant, Wind energy power plant, Photovoltaic cells, Solar power plant and other demonstrating units are available for the students.


2. Environment Laboratory The Environmental Engineering lab is also available in the department. In this lab environmental pollution measuring equipment relating to air, noise & water such as BOD, COD, DO, Turbidity, Spectrophotometer, Conductivity / TDS meters, Particulate matter, Gas Analyzer, Weather Station are available. Water quality testing equipment are also available in this lab. This lab will provide practical knowledge about the environmental pollution to the students.


3. Engineering Materials & Fluid Mechanics Laboratory. This lab is available to provide practical knowledge regarding Engineering Materials & Fluid Mechanics to the students. Many equipment such as Universal Testing Machines (UTMs) for testing all kinds of material (Metals & Non Metals) including rubber are also available in this lab. Other equipments related to fluid mechanics are also available to provide practical knowledge to students.


4. Thermodynamic Laboratory. In this laboratory numerous practical are being conducted of different subjects such as, Thermodynamics, Heat & Mass Transfer, Power Plant and Fuel & Combustions. Various important equipment such as Internal Combustion Engines (Diesel & Petrol), miniature Steam Power Plant, Vapor jet Refrigeration Unit, Heat Transfer Unit (Conduction, Radiation, Convection) Flue gas analyzer, Fuel combustion unit, Impulse turbine and Cross flow heat exchanger etc, are available in this laboratory.

5. Biofuel Laboratory This is newly established lab in the department to conduct practical related to chemical titration, treatment of crude oils, and investigation of oil quality parameters. The practical works are also carried out of etherification and transesterification. In addition to above facilities, biodiesel as alternative fuel can be produces for the vehicles using the facility, for which a biodiesel processor Fuelpod2 with 50 L capacity is available. This laboratory is the most useful for Energy and Environment and Chemical Engineering Departments.

Memorandum of Understanding with world-class Universities abroad. The highly trained and skilled faculty of this department realizes the need for cooperative ties with high-class research and education institutions abroad. Therefore, the department has established number of MoUs with various research and education institutions abroad (incl. US, Turkey, Malaysia and China) and is in continuous progress to establish many more. The students and faculty of this department may benefit from these MoUs by (e.g.) spending short and long stays for research and attending courses in these countries that enrich their skills, expertise and knowledge even further. Energy and Environment Engineering Department an ISO 9001: 2008 certified The faculty of the department strongly believes that sustainable national and global development can be achieved through nurturing culture that integrates theory with practice to produce graduates with relevant knowledge, skills, and responsible citizenry. It also believes that education and training lead to social cohesion, and human & economic development. This can be realized through passion for excellence, devotion to duty, accountability, and prudent utilization of resources, and sharing of knowledge for effective leadership in education, training and research. The ultimate goal of Department of Energy & Environment Engineering is to be Premier Department for the provision of quality education, training, research, and extension in both basic and applied Energy & Environmental and related studies, Energy and Environment Engineering Department has taken tremendous efforts to have been certified as per international standards.

Quality Policy:
The Energy and Environment Engineering Department is committed to impart Quality Education for building and strengthening student's skills to uplift the career to enable them to bring brilliant academic achievements and industrial leadership.

Vision:
To produce professional graduates in the field of Energy and Environment engineering to cater the requirement of market for socio economic & sustainable development of country dedicated efforts of highly qualified faculty.

Mission:

The Department of Energy and Environment Engineering is committed to provide quality education, training, and outreach services through teaching, research, innovation, and extension for sustainable global development. The department takes care of an intellectual culture that integrates theory with practice and produce graduates with knowledge, skills, and responsible citizenry. The Department Energy and Environment Engineering is ISO 9001:2008 certified under the scope of “Provision of education, training, research and consultancy service in the field of Energy and Environment Engineering par.


In addition to above facilities, some more facilities are under consideration. They will be launched as the on going extension of the building is completed.

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