“Science can amuse and fascinate us all, but it is engineering that changes the world.”
Engineering is the study of designing and building machines, buildings and other equipment.
Engineering is the unique blend of science, mathematics, statistics and computing technology for manufacturing and maintaining machinery bodies and structures.
It is the dream of every Pakistani parent and student to get enrolled in any top government engineering university in Pakistan.
We have made a list of the best 7 government engineering universities in Pakistan for you to apply today.
These universities are among the top institutes in Pakistan, having quality education and provide certainty for good future jobs.
Best 7 Government Engineering Universities of Pakistan
1. NUST, Islamabad
The National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), is a public sector research university. It was established in 1991.
It has a main campus at Islamabad and constituent institutions in Rawalpindi, Risalpur, and Karachi.
Each year thousands of students strive to become a part of the NUST family. NUST offers high-quality education and state of the art facilities to its students.
The academic faculty of NUST is mostly Ph.D. scholars and well versed in their respective fields.
This prestigious university has been ranked again and again as the best university of Pakistan by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) in the engineering category.
NUST has also been ranked at 87th position in Asia and number 1 in Pakistan by the QS Asian University Ranking.
Location: National University of Sciences and Technology. NUST Campus, H-12, Islamabad, Pakistan.
2. PIEAS, Islamabad
Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIASE) is located at Lehtrar Road in Islamabad.
PIEAS focuses on nuclear and engineering subjects and holds the nuclear research facility of Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC).
QS Asia University Rankings has placed PIEAS at number 146th in Asia and 5th in Pakistan. PIEAS has also been ranked at 397th globally by QS World University Rankings.
PIEAS is affiliated with PAEC, HEC and PEC. The main departments of PIEAS are:
- Physics & Applied Mathematics
- Metallurgy & Materials Engineering
- Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
- Nuclear and Chemical Engineering
- Computer & Information Sciences
- Communication & Management Sciences
- Medical Sciences and Chemistry
There are several sports grounds and courts, clubs and societies, and laboratories for students. The facilities of hostel, transportation and scholarships are also given.
Location: Lehtrar Road, Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory
3. NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi
In 1921, a Parsi landowner named Nadirshaw Eduljee Dinshaw (NED) established the University of Engineering and Technology (NED-UET) in Karachi. This university is named after its patron NED.
This university is spread over 156 acres and has a trained teaching faculty around 450 and a student body of more than 12,250.
NED-UET is a reputed member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities of the UK. It teaches a variety of engineering courses at undergraduate (BSc), Postgraduate (MSc/MS/PhD) degree levels.
The Times Higher Education (THE) had ranked NED University of Engineering and Technology at #101-200 in the world for “impact”.
Location: Main University Rd, Block 1 Gulistan-e-Johar, Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh
4. UET Lahore
University of Engineering and Technology (UET) is one of the oldest universities of Pakistan as it was founded in 1921. It is situated at G.T. Road, Lahore.
Covering a vast area of 170 acres, UET focuses on STEM education of its students to make them more adjustable and compliant with the emerging technological trends in the industry.
The central library of UET is the National Library of Engineering Science. It is considered as the dominant centre for print material on engineering and technology by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.
UET has a teaching staff faculty of more than 750 dedicated to teaching a student body of around 9,500.
QS Asia University Rankings has placed UET at #351-400th place. UET has been associated with around 42 international institutions and is affiliated with HEC, PEC and WA.
Location: GT Rd, Staff Houses Engineering University Lahore, Lahore, Punjab
5. Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad
Based on 73 acres of land, the Institute of Space Technology (IST) is situated in Islamabad. It was founded in 2002 by the Pakistan National Space Agency.
Every year IST Youth Carnival (IYC) is held at IST which is an inter-university competition. World Space Week is also organised which focused on innovation and design in the area of Space Science and Technology.
IST offers various BS, MS/M Phil and PhD programs. The main departments of IST are:
- National Centre for Remote-Sensing & Geo-Informatics
- Space Science
- Materials Science & Engineering
- Aeronautics and Astronautics
- Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
- Applied Mathematics and Statistics
- Humanities and Sciences
The Institute of Space Technology is affiliated with Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission, HEC, PEC and Washington Accord (WA).
Location: Toll Plaza، 1 Islamabad Highway Near Rawat، Sector H DHA Phase II, Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory
6. Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Jamshoro
Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) was founded in 1976.
Mehran University was first formed as part of a campus of Sindh University but was later made an independent institute.
MUET has been ranked at 5th position by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) in the Engineering Category. It has also been ranked at number 6th in Pakistan.
Mehran University has a current student body of more than 7,500 who are studying in various stages of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs in engineering.
Mehran University focuses on STEM education of students. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. For this purpose, MUET has a wide range of engineering courses offered at all degree stages and has many clubs and societies earmarked for engineering fields.
Location: Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Indus Hwy, Jamshoro, Sindh
7. Air University, Islamabad
Established in 2002, Air University is considered as one of the best engineering universities in Pakistan.
It was formed and is administered by the Pakistan Air Force’s education command. Air University is located at the PAF Complex in E-9, Islamabad.
Air University is affiliated with HEC, PEC, Association of Commonwealth Universities and International Association of Universities.
Along with an experienced staff, Air University has a vast library, sport’s grounds and a dozen laboratories reserved for practical training of engineering courses.
To gain admission at Air University, you must pass an entry test for all engineering programs. This entry test consists of:
- English – 20%
- Maths – 45%
- Physics – 35%
The final merit is calculated on the basis of:
- Matric/O’ Level – 15%
- FSc/Equivalent – 35%
- Entry Test – 50%
Location: Service Road E-9 / E-8, Islamabad, Pakistan، E-9, Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory