Top 10 Universities for Engineering in Pakistan

Top 10 Universities for Engineering in Pakistan 


Engineering is among the top fields in Pakistan in which every year, thousands of students get enrolled. Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) is dedicated to maintaining the level of engineering education in Pakistan. Additionally, Pakistani engineering universities have a high rank in the global ranking, and their degrees are renowned globally. Below is the list of the top 10 engineering universities ranked by HEC (Higher Education Commission) to help you decide the university for yourself:

  1.  National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), Islamabad.

Offering around 133 academic programs, NUST is among the top engineering universities in Pakistan. It is administered by the Pakistan Armed Forces and is also a public research university. Moreover, NUST is placed on #356 in the World Ranking by QS and on #76 in Asia. They offer their entry test, NET, thrice a year. The programs offered by NUST includes 

  • Aerospace Engineering,
  • Environmental Engineering,
  • Civil Engineering,
  • Mechatronics Engineering, and
  • Geoinformatics Engineering.


  1. Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), Islamabad.

Ranked among the top 400 by the QS ranking in 2020, PIEAS is a public research university located in the country's capital. It offers the nuclear research facility of PAEC (Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission) and offers Bachelor's, Master's, and Ph. D. levels. It offers; 

  • Chemical Engineering,
  • Mechanical Engineering,
  • Electrical Engineering,
  • Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, and
  • Nuclear Engineering.


  1. Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Science & Technology (GIKI), Topi.

GIKI is the third most well-known engineering university in Pakistan 2021, located in Topi, Kyber Pakhtunkhwa. It is situated on an area of 400-acre and is a private research university. The University conducts their admission test for the undergraduate level. GIKI has been ranked 1st in Pakistan and 30th Globally in providing 'Quality Education' by Times Higher Education.

It offers the programs of;

  • Computer Science & Engineering,
  • Electrical Engineering,
  • Mechanical Engineering,
  • Material Science,
  • Chemical Engineering, and
  • Management Sciences.


  1. University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore.

Situated in the City of Gardens, UET is counted among the oldest universities in Pakistan. It is providing quality education through 19 research centers and 33 departments which cater to thousands of students. It has three satellite campuses; the Faisalabad Campus, the Kala-Shah-Kaku Campus, and the Rachna College. It offers various courses like;

  • Computer Science and Engineering,
  • Electrical Engineering,
  • Mechanical Engineering,
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering,
  • Geological Engineering,
  • Mechatronics & Control Engineering and the list goes on.


  1. University of Engineering & Technology (UET), Peshawar.

UET Peshawar holds the vision "To Be Among the Top Universities of the World through Education, Research and Innovation", which they are indeed fulfilling by their high-quality education. It has various campuses in various cities such as Peshawar, Abbottabad, Kohat. In 2002, the university's name was changed from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar, to UET. Some of the programs offered by the UET Peshawar include;

  • Agriculture Engineering,
  • Architecture,
  • Chemical Engineering,
  • Industrial Engineering,
  • Mechanical Engineering, and
  • Mechatronics Engineering.


  1. Institute of Space Technology (IST), Islamabad.

IST was established in 2002 under the auspices of the Pakistan National Space Agency. It offers various programs like;

  • Aerospace Engineering,
  • Avionics Engineering,
  • Electrical Engineering,
  • Materials Science & Engineering,
  • Mechanical Engineering,
  • Space Science, and

In addition to this, it is famous for the programs of astronautics, aerospace engineering, and astronomy. Moreover, other than HEC and PEC (Pakistan Engineering Council), IST has affiliations with the Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission and Washington Accord.


  1. Air University (AU), Islamabad.

Established in 2002, Air University is a public university managed by Pakistan Air Force's Education Command. Its main campus is in Islamabad and has one more campus in Multan. Along with HEC and PEC, it is affiliated with the Association of Commonwealth Universities and the International Association of Universities. It offers programs like

  • Aerospace Engineering,
  • Avionics Engineering,
  • Electrical Engineering,
  • Software Engineering, and
  • Mechatronic Engineering.


  1. Mehran University of Engineering & Technology (MUET), Jamshoro.

In 1976, MUET started as a campus of the University of Sindh. However, it became independent after a year. It is best known for its civil and mechanical engineering programs. Other engineering programs offered by the University include;

  • Bio-Medical,
  • Chemical,
  • City and Regional Planning,
  • Industrial,
  • Mining, and
  • Petroleum and Natural Gas.


  1. Nadirshaw Eduljee Dinshaw (NED) University of Engineering & Technology Karachi.

In 1921, NED Government Engineering College was established and was upgraded to NED University of Engineering & Technology in 1977. It has three campuses; Main Campus, City Campus, and LEJ Campus. Furthermore, Civil and Petroleum Engineering (CPL) and Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (MME) are the programs offered by NED.


  1. University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila.

UET Taxila was set up in 1975 as a campus of UET Lahore and was given the charter of an independent university in 1993. It is a public university affiliated with HEC, PEC, and Washington Accord. Moreover, its engineering programs include;

  • Mechanical and Aeronautical,
  • Industrial,
  • Telecommunication and Information,
  • Civil and Environmental, and
  • Electronic and Electrical.


Here is the list of the top 10 engineering universities in Pakistan according to HEC.


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  • Universities in Islamabad offer diverse academic programs, ranging from engineering and medicine to social sciences and arts, providing students with a rich educational experience.

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