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Academic-Industry Collaboration

​Academia-industry partnerships and linkages are vital for university as well as industry. It helps academia in promotion of their knowledge, stimulates technological innovation, improves the quality of education/ training of scientists and engineers, and contributes to economic prosperity of the nation through exposure of its students to actual field condition. It not only provides students with the training for actual industry requirements, but also helps students identify the requirements of their field and prepare themselves accordingly during their studies. MCE also actively and meticulously involves in creating industry linkages both in public and private sectors for supporting and encouraging students to collaborate with institute’s researchers, making use of its highly qualified faculty, modern lab facilities and its students. Sustainable Academia-Industry linkage is vital to get ingress in the national level projects inline with NUST vision. Recently, MCE has embarked upon proactive academia-industry linkage programme by collaborating with public and private sectors. Major initiatives include:

·    Industrial liaison office established at MCE as a subsidiary office of DD&C

·    Industry Advisory Board constituted to guide and share input for curriculum develpment improvement

·    Lab testing and consultancy svcs are being extended to both public and private sector

Projects undertaken in Collaboration with Industry

Faculty and students interact with industry and a number of projects completed/ being undertaken with Industry as follows:

National Highways Authority (NHA)

Improvement of Asphalt Mix Design Technology 

Slope Stabilization Studies – Islamabad-Murree Expressway

Long-term Pavement Performance Study to develop pavement Systems and designs for Pakistan 

Estimation of Pavement Damage Cost for Highway  User Charging

Frontier Works Organization (FWO)

M-2 Rehabilitation Design Review  

Geotech Design and Investigation of Kurram-Tangi Dam

Detailed Design of Swat Motorway and Lahore-Sialkot Motorway 

Geotech Investigations of Jaglot-Skardu Road

National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)

Flood Susceptibility Modeling using Morphomteric and Hydrological Parameters: A study of Swat River Basin, Pakistan

Development of an automated Flood Early Warning System: A case study of Swat River.

Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) 

Re-modelling of Emergency Spillway of Mangla Dam

National Logistics Cell (NLC)

Geotech investigation of border terminal facilities at Chaman and Torkham

Civil Aviation Authority – New Islamabad Airport

Forensic Analysis of Custom Agents Building 

Seepage Analysis of Rama Dam

Mines & Mineral Department of KPK

Mining Cadastral System of KPK in Collaboration SRK Group of South Africa

Field Formations

Blast Protected Material for Construction of post – HQ 10 Corps

Seepage Control of Buildings – HQ 15 Div

Re-Use of Grey Water by Constructed Wetland – Risalpur Cantt

Recently, various industries were reached out to solve complex problems in civil engineering industry including M/S HiTech, an Islamabad based Geotech Company which has agreed to collaborate and support the research at MCE. Salients of collaboration include:-

M/S HiTech agreed to collaborate with MCE is in developing 21st Century Mining Framework which involves extensive advanced numerical modeling of complex geomechanics in excavation (tunneling and mining), slopes and dams.

M/S HiTech agreed to pay cost of 1 x FLAC and 1 x 3 DEC educational software and cost of training. ​​


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Technical Guidelines for Highway Asphalt Pavement Recycling in Pakistan

RIOH (China)



Long-term Pavement Performance Study on the Pakistan National Highway Network for Local Calibration of Pavement Design Models

RIOH (China)



Highway Asset Management & GIS-Based Database Management for Longevity of Infrastructure and Sustainability of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

RIOH (China)



Identification and Improvement of Accident Black Spots on N-5 – Peshawar to Rawalpindi Section



Estimation of Pavement Damage Cost by Overloaded Commercial Vehicles on National Highway System of Pakistan

RIOH (China)



Carrying out Axle Load Survey on National Highways and Motorways at 70 (Seventy) locations –



Accident Analysis for Baluchistan