The program will educate, train and mentor scholars with curious and investigative minds to learn advance concepts, techniques and methodologies through courses and especially practical research work and mentoring. The knowledge and research skills thus gained can open a multitude of opportunities in academia, industry and research organizations both locally and internationally. A trained PhD scholar has multitude of opportunities where he can apply his expertise to solve applied research problems. Teaching and research sectors are the main markets that employs PhD degree holders apart from public sector research and development organizations that require the skillset of a PhD to solve complex problems related of national interest. It will be pertinent to mention here that PhD is a path adopted by a few individuals especially in engineering and qualified PhDs in the field of mechanical engineering are in limited supply. Therefore, there is good market potential for a degree holder and in future, it is expected that the demand of PhD graduates will increase both at the national and international level. As an example, the recent accreditation visits to various universities across Pakistan has identified lack of PhD faculty and recommended hiring of PhD faculty. The vision of HEC of 100% PhD qualified faculty in university will also increase employability of PhD graduates.
In addition, there is growing need to integrate and employ more PhDs in local industry to boost the innovation, technology and quality of local manufacturing industry. This might create opportunities in the near future as the race for technology adaptation and upgradation will require advance knowledge with an innate research aspect to compete in the global market.