Researches Academic-Industry Collaboration

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 development 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

  • Detailed Design of Swat Motorway

  • Detailed Design of Lahore-Sialkot Motorway

  • Geotech Design and Investigation of Kurram-Tangi Dam

  • 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.

National Logistics Cell (NLC)
  • Geotech investigation of border terminal facilities at Chaman and Torkham

Civil Aviation Authority
  • Forensic Analysis of Custom Agents Building – New Islamabad Airport

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

Project Title

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