University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila


UET Taxila
 

The Department of Electronics Engineering started in Fall 2010. Earlier this program was being offered as a specialization of the Electrical Engineering Program. The Department was initially housed in the renovated historic building of laboratory block (the first building of this campus constructed in 1977). Recently, in Feb. 2017, Department has been shifted to 2nd floor of newly purpose built Combined Academic Block (CAB).

The Department

The Department of Electronics Engineering (ENCD) was established in 2010 to fulfill the needs of the country by producing responsible graduates equipped with sound knowledge and skills along with highest moral values through conducive, learning environment. The Department offers four years Undergraduate Degree Program leading to BSc. in Electronics Engineering. Currently the undergraduate program is accredited with Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) at Level-II (i.e. OBE based). The Department also offers Postgraduate Degree Program leading to MSc and PhD in Electronics Engineering. The postgraduate program is approved and registered with Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan.

Students of the department often participate and win multiple national and international competitions related to technical and co-curricular activities that depict the strength of our Electronics Engineering program. The Department is located on the 2nd Floor of newly constructed Combined Academic Block.

Student Enrollment
PhD. Engg 14
MSc. Engg 48
BSc. Engg 175

Accreditation History of Undergraduate Program:

Once the program started running smoothly and it was felt that the program fulfills the PEC accreditation requirements, the Department applied for accreditation of BSc Electronics Engineering for its first session of 2010 to Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) in 2014. Consequently, said session was accredited by PEC. Since then, five batches i.e., session 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 of Electronics Engineering are duly accredited by PEC. Table below outlines the history of accreditation of the BSc Electronics Engineering program

BSc Electronics Engineering Program Accreditation Status

Sr.#

Session

Status

PEC Notification No.

1

2K10-Electronic

(1st Session)

Accredited

Normal

PEC/AD/UET-T/CL-70/2014 Dated: 24-10-2014

2

2K11 and 2K12- Electronic

(2nd& 3rd Session )

Accredited

Normal

PEC/AD/UET-T/DL-73(EAB)/2015

Dated: 20-08-2015

3

2K13 & 2K14 Sessions

(4th and 5th Session)

Accredited

Normal

PEC/AD/UET-T/DL-83(OBA)/2017

Dated: 08-11-2017

4

2K15 & 2K16

(6th and 7th Session)

Accredited

OBE-based

Level-II

PEC/AD/UET-T/DL-87(OBA)/2018

Dated: 17-08-2018


Chairman's Message

Electronics Engineering has been, and continues to be, one of the most challenging and, at the same time, rewarding professions of modern society. Electronics Engineers continue to provide both technology and technological leadership for developments in numerous fields including semiconductors, nanotechnology, computers, telecommunications, and energy conservation. In addition, Electronics Engineers are being challenged to supply technical expertise to support advances in many other fields such as energy management, transportation systems, health care delivery, and public policymaking.

Since its inception, the Department has been active in recruiting outstanding new faculty members to support its teaching and research activities and we continuously add significantly to this faculty base. Our young faculty members have tremendous potential to change the traditional way of thinking about engineering education, pedagogy and research excellence. The Department strives for continuous improvement, and we continue to update the Department’s undergraduate and postgraduate curricula to better meet the needs of today’s students and tomorrow’s practicing engineers, as well as for students who want a strong technical background.

We welcome talented students to join this program to shoulder the responsibility as Electronics Engineers in building our nation and assisting all other engineering disciplines as needed by the society and industry.

Academic and Administrative Committees

The BoF is a statutory body at Faculty level and its compositions and functions are defined in UET Taxila Act 1994. The Board of each Faculty consist of;

  1. Dean of Faculty.
  2. Professors and the Chairmen of the Academic Departments in the Faculty.
  3. One member other than professors and Chairmen of the Academic Departments to be nominated by the Chairman.
  4. Two teachers to be nominated by the Academic Council by reason of their specialized knowledge of the subjects which, though not assigned to the Faculty, have in the opinion of the Academic Council, important bearing on the subjects assigned to the faculty.
  5. Two experts in the field from outside the University to be appointed by the Syndicate.
  6. One Technologist to be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor.

The members other than ex-officio members hold office for three years. The quorum for a meeting of the Board of a Faculty is one-half of the total number of members, a fraction being counted as one.

Functions of the Board of Faculty

The Board Faculty is subject to the general control of the Academic Council and the Syndicate has the powers to

  1. Co-ordinate the teaching, technology development and research work in the subjects assigned to the Faculty
  2. Scrutinize the recommendations of the Boards of Studies comprising the Faculty with regard to the appointment of paper-setters and examiners for undergraduate examinations and to forward the panels of suitable paper-setters and examiners for each examination to the Vice-Chancellor
  3. Consider any other academic matter relating to the Faculty and report thereon to the Academic Council
  4. Prepare a comprehensive annual report regarding the performance of each Department comprising the Faculty for presentation to the Academic Council
  5. Perform such other functions as may be prescribed by Statutes.

There are following two separate Boards of Studies for each subject or group of subjects as may be prescribed by Regulations;

(i)  Board of Undergraduate Studies(BoUGS)

(ii)  Board of Postgraduate Studies(BoPGS)

Each Board of Undergraduate Studies consist of;

(i)  All the Teachers of the department concerned having postgraduate qualifications;

(ii)  Three to five experts or teachers, other than University teachers, to be appointed by the Vice- Chancellor;

(iii)  One Technologist to be nominated by the Dean.

Each Board of Postgraduate Studies consists of;

(i)  All the Professors of the departments;

(ii)  Three to five experts or teachers with Ph.D. Degree other than University Teachers, to be appointed by the Vice-Chancellor;

(iii)  One Technologist to be nominated by the Dean.

The term of office of members of the Board of Studies other than ex-officio members is three years.

The quorum for meeting of the Board of Studies is one-half of the number of members, a fraction being counted as one.

The Chairman of the University Academic Department concerned is the Chairman and Convener of the Board of Studies.

Functions of the Board of Studies

 The functions of the Board of Undergraduate Studies are to:

 (i)  Advise the Authorities on all academic matters connected with instructions and examinations in the subject or subjects to be taught at undergraduate level or below;

(ii)  Propose curricula and syllabi for all undergraduate or lower level subject or subjects concerned;

(iii)  Suggest a panel of names of paper-setters and examiners for the undergraduate or lower level subject or subjects concerned; and

(iv)  Perform such other functions as may be prescribed by the Regulations.

  The functions of the Board of Postgraduate Studies are to:

(i)   advise the Authorities on technological development and all academic matters connected with instructions, research and examinations at postgraduate level in the subject or subjects concerned;

(ii)  Propose curricula and syllabi for all postgraduate degree, diploma and certificate courses in the subject or subjects concerned;

(iii)  Suggest a panel of names of paper-setters and examiners in the subject or subjects of postgraduate level;

(iv  Recommend to the Board of Advanced Studies, Research and Technological Development the name of the Supervisor, title and synopsis of the research thesis/dissertation; and

(v)  Perform such other functions as may be prescribed by Regulations.

The Chairman of the department is the head of Program committee. Two senior faculty members are the members of program committee. The responsibilities include:

  1. To manage, direct and evaluate the continuous improvement processes of program.
  2. To periodically assess the achievement of program objectives, outcomes and curriculum.
  3. To review and evaluate the feedback from the department program constituencies.
  4. To review and approve any actions or changes raised from other committees involved in the program.
  5. To provide/review Key performance indicators or standards for assessment.
  6. Preparation of SAR in coordination with all concerned faculty members.

This committee consists of three senior faculty members along with one lecturer. The responsibilities include:

  1. To assure the quality of learning and teaching processes of courses by meeting Program Committee standards. 
  2. To review the objective, outcomes and syllabus of each course and propose any needed changes to the courses and curriculum.
  3. Propose Curriculum revision and bench marking with International/National Universities.
  4. To suggest actions for improving the delivery of courses, teaching methodology etc.
  5. To recommend and report the program committee for appropriate actions of continuous quality improvement at course and program level.

This committee consists of lectures and lab engineers. The responsibilities include:

  1. To verify the course folders record.
  2. To receive feedbacks from the course teachers.
  3. To receive surveys of Student feedback (of each course at the end of each semester), Exit students (yearly), alumni (Yearly), internship data and employers (Yearly).
  4. To do statistics for all surveys (Finalizing Session PLO attainment sheets/individual PLO sheets at end of each semester, collecting all data regarding FYP)
  5. To analyse Program Outcomes using all assessment tools.
  6. To provide all documentation and submit report to Subject/CQI committee.

Department has taken initiative to establish an OBE cell in order to execute the OBE system related activities. The computational work required by assessment, subject and Program committees is done in this cell. This cell also keep records of batch wise results and CQI processes and evidences for improvement. Details can be found at OBE Structure Page of the departmental website.

Apart from the above committees there exist other committees like industrial advisory board (IAB), Semester Committee, Purchase Committee and Website Development Committee for administrative and/or academic support at departmental level.

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Students Counseling and Career Placement

Students at UET Taxila belong to both rural and urban background. They generally have good command on their core courses, but lag the skills necessary to get a job in highly competitive market. Keeping the situation in view, Placement Office has started conducting workshops and one-to-one sessions for enhancing career and employability skills of the students. In order to achieve the objective, numerous workshops were conducted by the Placement Office staff. In addition, many industry experts have also been identified to conduct workshop in UET Taxila. These career counseling workshops will be held regularly for the students of final year. Placement office also runs a Facebook page that advertises available positions for fresh graduates. 

Placement Office

A placement bureau has been established by the university in order to facilitate the placement of students in the industry. The Bureau communicates with public and private sector organizations and broadcasts opportunities among the students. Interview / test arrangements are also made to facilitate the employers. Teachers in their own individual capacities and personal contacts also help graduates in this regard.

The Placement Office is facilitating students in following:

  • Facilitating students in finding internships
  • Placement of graduate students in their respective field of study
  • Develop and manage industry relationships to seek employment and internships opportunities for students in industry.
  • Maintaining rigorous and active linkages with recruiters through industry visits etc. for better liaising amongst recruiters, academic departments of UET Taxila, and its students for both on-campus and off-campus recruitment drives.
  • Manage development of Graduates Profile Book/CD, to be disseminated to prospective employers
  • Arrange career counseling and mentoring sessions by inviting industry experts for first and final year students in various key domains including résumé writing, cover letter writing, and interview skills etc.

Recruitment Drives

Department of Electronics Engineering in cooperation with Placement Office is collaboration with industry and facilitates the employer in fulfilling their recruitment needs through on-campus and off-campus recruitment drives. These recruitment drives give the students an opportunity to search for secure employment before completing their degrees and provides a valuable feedback from employers about the students.

Following table gives a list of on-campus and off-campus recruitment drive:

Sr. No

Name of Company

On Campus

Off Campus

No of Student Participated in Drive

01

K-Electric

 

225

02

Huawei Technologies

 

318

03

NAYATEL

 

140

04

MOL Pakistan

 

40

05

SUPARCO

 

104

06

KRL

 

225

07

Mechcon.Pvt Ltd

 

3

08

Lafarge Pakistan

 

40

09

DH Fertilizer

 

70

10

Schlumberger

 

120

11

Kohat Cement Company Ltd

 

80

12

Mari Petroleum Company Ltd

 

60

13

ZTE

 

100

14

Microtech Industries

 

50

15

PMO

 

33

16

Fuji Fertilizers

 

26

Some other recruitment drives include following:

  1. Test by PMO Feb 2018.
  2. Fauji Fertilizer Corporation (FFC) recruitment test and interviews were conducted on 22nd January 2018.
  3. Naya-Tel recruitment test for fresh graduates of 2k13 session was conducted on 18th April, 2017.
  4. Micro-tech Industries recruitment test was conducted on 30th March, 2016.

Faculty Development Program

The department of Electronics Engineering has allocated a generous budget for faculty development. Faculty members are encouraged to participate in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities as well as other training sessions and workshops.

The University designs its calendar for CPD activities to develop the competence and ability of engineers for the application of classroom knowledge to practical situations. These activities develop Out of the box thinking skills to provide the innovative solutions of real world problems. The technical skills are developed in faculty members while adhering to professional ethics and acquisition of a broader understating of their obligations to society.

Following is the detail of the CPD activities and the workshops attended by the various faculty members of Electronics Engineering department in 2016-17.

  • National Workshop on Novel Approach to First course in Circuits
  • Corporate Skill Training Workshops for Chairmen/Deans/Directors. The following Modules were covered in the workshop:
    1. Setting Smart Goals and Strategic Thinking
    2. Interpersonal skills and Corporate communication
    3. Workplace ethics, Confidence and Resilience
    4. Leadership, Decision-making, Team and Time management
  • Following modules were covered during training for Teachers:
    1. Learning Theory
    2. Preparing the Training
    3. Training Delivery
    4. Practical Training Sessions and Feedback
    5. Bullying & Harassment
    6. Diversity and Inclusion
    7. Presentation Skills

Computing facilities

  • There are total 137 computers in the department. Among them 121 computers are for students use and 16 for faculty and staff members.
  • Existing computers are upgraded, while core i7 computers have been purchased for the up gradation of different labs.
  • Wifi Facility is available in entire department.

Common Room

The girls’ common room has carpeted and seating capacity for 25 girls. Comfortable furniture is provided to the students to relax during the free periods. Newspapers, magazines & indoor games are available on demand. Canteen service is available to the students from the main college canteen on telephonic request for which an intercom has been provided.

Classroom Facilities

There are five lecture rooms, a seminar hall and a lecture theater in the department. Each lecture room has capacity for approximately 40 students. Two lecture rooms are fully air-conditioned and well equipped with multimedia facilities. A seminar hall with the capacity for 50 people is available for seminars and training purposes. A spacious lecture theatre is also available that can facilitate around 150 people.

The Department Library supports the teaching of the undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the department. About 100 titles are currently held in the library related to technical, religious and co-curricular content.  The library is looked offer by Mr. Abu Bakar. Faculty members refer and often prepare their lectures in the library.

Faculty and staff is highly encouraged to participate in the training activities, workshops and seminars at the national and international level. Multiple faculty members have participated in such activities in the past years. University sponsors these activities for strengthening the human and technical/research resources of the department. Following is the list of Workshops and Seminars attended by the departmental staff and faculty in year 2017-18.

  • Engr. Atif Imtiaz participated in international conference in Indonesia.
  • Engr. Zohaib Hasan Naqvi participated in international conference in Jordan.
  • Dr. Usman Masud participated in international conference in USA.
  • Dr. Usman Masud participated for two international Conferences in Pakistan.

Following societies at university or departmental level are run by the department:

  • IEEE Consumer Electronics Society
  • Electronics Department Literary Society
  • Electronics Department Sports Society

Events from 2016, 2017 & 2018 organized by the societies include:

  • CEO Talk (Event)
  • CEO Talk (Event)
  • Machine Learning Using Python (Workshop)
  • Circuit Analysis using MATLAB & Simulink (Workshop)
  • MATLAB Simulink & Arduino (Workshop)
  • Introduction to MATLAB (Workshop)
  • Applications of Electronics Engineering in Automobile and Oil and Gas Industry (Seminar)
  • Outcome Based Education: An Essential Need of Pakistan’s Higher Education System (Seminar)
  • Motivational Talk for Character Building (Seminar)
  • Research Methodology 1.0 (Workshop)
  • Research Methodology 1.5 (Workshop)
  • Open House & Job Fair 2016
  • Open House & Job Fair 2017
  • Open House & Job Fair 2018
  • CES Fiesta 2018

 

 

 
University of Engineering and Technology Taxila, Department of Electronics Engineering, 051 9047721
 

About the university

The University campus is located on the outskirts of Taxila at a distance of 5 km from the city. It is situated near railway station Mohra Shah Wali Shah on Taxila-Havelian branch line....

Important websites

HEC Pakistan
Higher Education Commission Pakistan
PEC Pakistan
Pakistan Engineering Council

About Electronics Engg. Dept.

The Department of Electronics Engineering started in 2010 with an enrollment of 60 undergraduate students per year. The department is housed in the historic building of laboratory block....
UET Taxila

Program Educational objectives (PEOs)

The Electronics Engineering graduates should achieve the following objectives within five years of their graduation:

PEO-1:

Proficiency in engineering knowledge and tools for the design, analysis and evaluation of complex engineering problems.

PEO-2:

Enhance their knowledge and skills while providing effective solutions keeping in view the environmental and societal aspects.

PEO- 3:

Contribute as a team member or manager, demonstrating professionalism.

Mapping of PEOs with Mission

 

Program Educational Objectives Key Phrases of Program Mission Key Phrases of UET Taxila Mission

PEO-1: Proficiency in engineering knowledge and tools for the design, analysis and evaluation of complex engineering problems.
  • Sound Engineering Knowledge and skills

 

  • Sound knowledge and skills
PEO-2: Enhance their knowledge and skills while providing effective solutions keeping in view the environmental and societal aspects.
  • Fulfill the demands of industry and services sector
  • Quality education in Electronics Engineering
  • Fulfill the needs of the Country
  • Highest Moral Values
PEO-3: Contribute as a team member or manager, demonstrating professionalism.
  • Sound Engineering Knowledge and skills
  • Sound knowledge and skills

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

The Department has adopted 12 Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) which are expected to be achieved by graduates at the end of the program. The PLOs are listed below.

PLO-1 Engineering Knowledge:

An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.

PLO-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.

PLO-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.

PLO-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.

PLO-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.

PLO-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.

PLO-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.

PLO-8 Ethics:

Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practice.

PLO-9 Individual and Team Work:

An ability to work effectively, as an individual or in a team, on multifaceted and /or multidisciplinary settings.

PLO-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.

PLO-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.

PLO-12 Lifelong Learning:

An ability to recognize importance of, and pursue lifelong learning in the broader context of innovation and technological developments.

Mapping of PLOs with PEOs

The relationship of PLOs with PEOs of the Department is shown by mapping in the following Table.

Mapping of PLO-s with PEO's

Program Learning Outcomes (PLO-s)

Program Education Objectives (PEO's)

PEO-1

PEO-2

PEO-3

PLO-1

PLO-2

PLO-3

PLO-4

PLO-5

PLO-6

PLO-7

PLO-8

PLO-9

PLO-10

PLO-11

PLO-12

Functions of the Board of Faculty

The Board Faculty is subject to the general control of the Academic Council and the Syndicate has the powers to

  1. Co-ordinate the teaching, technology development and research work in the subjects assigned to the Faculty
  2. Scrutinize the recommendations of the Boards of Studies comprising the Faculty with regard to the appointment of paper-setters and examiners for undergraduate examinations and to forward the panels of suitable paper-setters and examiners for each examination to the Vice-Chancellor
  3. Consider any other academic matter relating to the Faculty and report thereon to the Academic Council
  4. Prepare a comprehensive annual report regarding the performance of each Department comprising the Faculty for presentation to the Academic Council
  5. Perform such other functions as may be prescribed by Statutes.

Laboratories and other Facilities

Lab is an integrated part of most of the theory courses. The laboratories in the Department have state-of-the-art equipment for fulfilling the needs of the modern era. The lab sessions are designed in order to enhance the concepts studied in the theoretical session, to gain hands-on experience and to explore the practical applications of the subject. The Electronics Engineering Department has following nine state-of-the-art laboratories:

Courses of Study

The Department has taken the initiatives for implementing the Outcome-based Education (OBE) system effectively in 2015. In this regard, the department defined its broad objectives about the Engineering, leadership and continuous professional development skills for BSc Electronics Engineering program. The courses offered by the department prepares the students to achieve these skills and are built on the strong foundation on the basic principles of the Electronicsdevices, circuits, systems and technology including mathematics, basic sciences and humanities. The written and oral communication skills are being developed among students.

The undergraduate curriculum is carefully designed to cover different areas of the Electronics Engineering. The department offers following areas of courses:

Post Graduate Studies

The department has been mandated by the university to start its postgraduate program since 2014. It has an academic staff of 15, among those 11 faculty members are involved in postgraduate teaching and are involved in PhD research work. The department offers both MSc. and PhD. postgraduate programs recognized by the HEC with the following specializations:

The courses contain a balance of professional and analytical aspects and are designed to suit the needs of fresh graduates and those with professional career development. The faculty of Electronics Engineering Department is highly qualified and holds diverse research interests in the above mentioned areas. In addition to their academic responsibilities, the faculty is involved in conducting quality research in their respective fields of investigation.