The NU has state-of-the art infrastructure and laboratory facilities across all the campuses suitable for various programs on offer. The laboratory, workshop and clinical facilities are frequently upgraded to adopt recent developments in technologies relevant to the programs.

College of Engineering

College of Engineering campus has well-equipped laboratory facilities to satisfy the requirements of the practical classes as prescribed in the courses. The laboratory facilities equip students to acquire sound knowledge of theoretical and practical skills and understand the engineering concepts. These are also used by the students to carryout experiments related to their project work. College of Engineering has 36 Engineering and IT laboratories. These laboratories are catering to the needs of academic programs, courses and short term training programs organized by various departments within the College.

  1. CNC / CAE Lab
  2. Construction Material Testing Lab
  3. Workshop
  4. Power Engineering Lab
  5. Thermal Engineering Lab
  6. Power Electronics & Instrumentation Lab
  7. Power System & HV Lab
  8. Heat & Mass Transfer Lab
  9. Unit Operations Lab
  10. Control Engineering Lab
  11. Fluid Mechanics Lab
  12. Geo-technics Lab
  13. Advanced Comm. Engg. Lab
  14. Mechanics Lab
  15. Chemical Reaction Engg Lab
  16. Chemical Analysis Lab
  17. Dynamics & Material Testing Lab
  18. Automation Lab
  19. Chemical Project Lab
  20. Advanced Computing Lab - 2
  21. Advanced Computing Lab - 1
  22. Projects Lab
  23. BNE CAD / Survey Lab
  24. Building Performance Lab
  25. Process CAD Lab
  26. PC Lab 1
  27. PC Lab 2
  28. Micro Processor & Hardware Lab
  29. CAD / CAM Lab
  30. Multimedia Lab
  31. Basic Electronics Lab
  32. Digital Electronics Lab
  33. Analog Electronics Lab
  34. Cisco Lab
  35. Mechatronics Lab
  36. UTM Lab

A short description of key laboratories is given below:

Workshop is installed mainly with conventional machines (Lathe, Milling, Shaping, Drilling, Surface Grinding, Radial Drilling and Hacksaw cutting) and other facility with fitting and tin smithy section. Students at level 1 across all programs gain knowledge and inputs of though performing exercises and practical tasks corresponding to the several workshop related modules.

This laboratory provides the practical training backed up with theory to the students of Mechanical Engineering Program for the development of skills in to operate CNC lathe and milling machines. The students acquire skills in developing computer assisted part programming using Pro Engineer Wildfire software, Creo Direct 3.0, AutoDesk Inventor, SolidWorks 2014 and Quick CAM software. The laboratory also provides wide scope in Virtual Simulation of CNC machining using Denford VR Milling and VR Turning software. The CNC laboratory is equipped with Denford “Triac PC” – a 3 Axis CNC bench milling machine interfaced and operated through windows PC based VR CNC milling software. CNC Lathe with Accessories and 3D Printer Equipment for making prototype models of the machine components are also available in this laboratory.

This core mechanical engineering laboratory provides a lot of opportunity to the students to study different types of IC engine to enhance their practical understanding of prime movers. The performance test, heat balance estimation, and emission test can be carried in variety of IC engines like petrol / diesel. The laboratory also provides a wider scope on computerized variable compression test rigs with modern eddy current / electrical loading devices. Setup is provided with necessary instruments for combustion pressure, Diesel line pressure and crank-angle measurements. These signals are interfaced with computer for pressure crank-angle diagrams. Instruments are provided to interface airflow, fuel flow, temperatures and load measurements.

This laboratory includes various test rigs which includes, pipe friction losses test, v-notch calibrations, Orifice meter calibration, Venturimeter calibration set up, centrifugal compressor set up etc. The laboratory is catering to the needs of Mechanical Engineering, Process Operations and Maintenance and Chemical Engineering students in imparting practical support to theory modules.

Chemical Reaction Engineering laboratory is utilized for the conduct of practical and laboratory exercises for both Chemical Engineering and POM programs. This laboratory is equipped with batch reactor, plug flow reactor, continuous stirred tank reactor, distillation units, along with various reactors and extractors.

This laboratory is used for organizing various experiments needed for meeting the practical skills for core modules of Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Process Operations and Maintenance programs on modules related to Heat Transfer and Mass Transfer modules.

This laboratory is a specialized one which mainly focuses on the modules related to power systems and high voltage applications. Power system simulator is the main attraction of this laboratory where which the students can simulate the real time analysis. This equipment reproduces two high voltage transmission lines with the possibility of varying the parameters. It enables to learn and test the characteristics and management of high voltage distribution networks, with small scale components.

This laboratory is equipped with various equipment, test probes, software packages like PSpice, ORCAD and FPGA trainers to demonstrate, design and develop combinational and sequential logic circuits. This laboratory is equipped as per the practical work prescribed in the modules related to digital electronics and applications and applied electronics.

This laboratory is equipped with Intel and Motorola Microprocessors/microcontroller development kits, Integrated Development Environment software packages for program development, Logic and signature analyzers for signal tracking and trouble shooting, programming devices for PIC/Microcontroller and EPROM for embedded system development, MATLAB/Simulink software tool is installed in all Personal computer systems to facilitate the students to analyse the communication modules. The modules which need the usage of the laboratory for training are related to microcontroller applications and electronic communication areas.

This laboratory is equipped with testing equipment and apparatus related to Composition & Resolution of forces & equilibrium of forces, Deflection of beams (Cantilever & Simply Supported), Buckling of columns for various end conditions, Analysis of continuous beams, Bending moment & Shear force computations, Analysis of Trusses and Centre of Gravity experiments.

Structural related testing methods and apparatus are covered in this laboratory such as permeability Tests (Constant & Falling Head), Compaction Test (Modified Proctor), In-situ density Test, Specific gravity test, Moisture content test, Particle size analysis, Atterberg's Limits Tests, Direct Shear Test, Tri-axial Shear Test, Determining seepage beneath a structure, Demonstrating uplift pressures on structures and Flow through earth dams.

Surveying experiments such as Levelling (Simple & Differential), Contouring, Traversing (open & closed), Area measurement and computation (Digital Planimeter), Aligning vertical & horizontal curves, Triangulation, Electronic Distance Measurements are carried out in this laboratory. A notable feature of this laboratory is the EDM apparatus “Total Station” which is one of the very few in these parts of the gulf.

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