Top 10 Engineering Universities In Pakistan [With Detailed]

Getting admission to the top engineering university of Pakistan has always been a dream of many students.

But you need to follow this quote:

“Without goals, and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination.” — Fitzhugh Dodson

It means you need to set the goal, then you have to make a detailed plan. Your every day must be good as compared to the previous day.

And also make sure you have a clear vision what you want to be, why you want to be, and how you would achieve it.

I know this motivation seems strange to you, you don’t believe in it.

But I guarantee, if you watch these videos, you will think differently, you will love doing anything.

And you are more likely to achieve your goals.

Here are some of the reasons why you should go to the top engineering universities:

1. Competition of the Career

The unemployment rate in Pakistan has increased than the precious decades, and the competition of jobs have become fate of the country.

If your degree is not valuable, and your university has no good ranking worldwide or nationwide, then you are less likely to be hired.

Don’t you want to live a happy life that is without family, social and friend pressure in persuing the best job?

I am sure you want provided you are studying with your heart and passion, not because your parents or the social has forced you to study the best university.

2. Critical Thinking

Most of the students who want to go to the top university are hard working and career oriented.

They are going to become an engineer who has the ability to think critically.

And critical thinking is the need of the modern world.

And you know an engineer is the creative person who can solve the complicated issue in anything.

The word IMPOSSIBLE is not in his dictionary.

He is like Elon Musk.

Don’t you know him? Read about it – a self-made billionaire.

3. Interaction with Amazing students

Who don’t want to make friends who have the same level of craziness to change the world.

You will find friends who will be like you.

Your social circle will grow that will not only help to live a happy student life, rather it can be gold for you in the future when it comes to getting a job at a company.

4. Advice from Senior Successful Students:

These successful universities have produced amazing engineers who are working in large multinationals companies around the world.

You can contact your senior students and can get their help. You will easily find out the ways to get the job once you have completed your degree.

They will tell you everything where and how you can find a job in Pakistan, and in the countries that are the most developed.

5. Making Your Father Proud

Making your parents proud is the most amazing feeling that a student can feel.

The tears of happiness has a trillion dollars value, may be more.

Your parents become confident that you are on the way to success in terms of everything.


These are:

1National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
2Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS)
3Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology (GIKI)
4University of Engineering and Technology (UET)
5National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (FAST)
6Institute of Space Technology (IST)
7Mehran University of Engineering Technology (MUET)
8Air University (AU)
9National Textile University (NTU)
10NED University of Engineering and Technology

Let’s talk about each university now.

1. National University Of Sciences And Technology (NUST)

Founded: 1991


National University of Sciences and Technology commonly referred to as NUST, is a public research university with main campus in Islamabad, Pakistan and other subsidiary campuses in different cities of Pakistan.

Established in March 1991 primarily for the promotion of STEM subjects, it has since then expanded through establishing a more comprehensive curriculum consisting of economics, finance, management and social sciences degrees. The university is also home to an under-construction IASP certified National Science & Technology Park.

NUST was established in 1991 by merging military and civil educational resources. After its development, existing military schools and colleges became constituent colleges of NUST. The first college to be affiliated with NUST was MCS in 1991.

In 1993, the university was granted a charter and CEME and MCE became part of the university. In December 1994 and November 1995, CAE and PNEC became constituents of NUST respectively.

All the constituent colleges were upgraded, in September 1997 MS program was started at CAE, in 1998, MS program was started at PNEC and in the same year Bachelor of Dental Surgery was started at AMC. In 1999, CEME and CAE attained ISO 9001 Certification, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (SEECS) was launched in Islamabad, and NUST Business School (then known as NIMS) was established.School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (SMME) offers degrees in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering and is one of the most competitive engineering schools of Pakistan.

As of 2016, NUST has over 15,000 full-time students enrolled, over 20 departments with over 1,280 academic faculty staff. It is ranked by QS World Ranking’s as among the leading 50 universities under the age of 50, and is ranked by QS as among top 500 universities in the world.

It is also ranked by QS as among top 300 in world in Electrical Engineering. While Times Higher Education Ranking’s rank’s NUST as among the top 100 universities from BRICS and Emerging Economies, as among top 120 in Asia, and among top 250 globally in the field of Electrical Engineering.

In 2016, it was also ranked as among the next 50 leading young universities globally by Time’s.

NUST is a member of Association of Commonwealth Universities, United Nations Academic Impact and Talloires Network.

Fees Structure:
Undergraduate: 87,000
Postgraduate: 64,000
Number of Students
Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Risalpur, Karachi

2. Pakistan Institute Of Engineering And Applied Sciences (PIEAS)

Founded: 1967


Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS) is a public institute focused on the study of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). It is located in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Founded in 1967 as Reactor School in response to increasing industrialisation of Pakistan, the institute started its educational activities with the affiliation of Quaid-e-Azam University, and became Centre for Nuclear Studies (CNS) in 1976; the institute gained its new name and became independent in 1997.In 2000, PIEAS was granted the status of a degree awarding institute.

PIEAS is based on a 150 acres (0.61 km2; 0.23 sq mi) campus and has around 135 full-time faculty members.

PIEAS has strong collaboration with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

As of 2017, Higher Education Commission rated PIEAS as the 2nd leading engineering university in Pakistan, while QS Asia University Rankings ranked it as 106th in Asia in 2014, 115th in 2015 and 149th in 2016.

Fees Structure:
Undergraduate: 2000 per credit hour
Postgraduate: 1800 per credit hour
Number of Students
Nilore, Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory

3. Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute Of Engineering Sciences And Technology (GIKI)

Founded: 1993


The Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology only referred as GIK, is a private research university located in Topi, Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.

GIK has eight academic faculties strongly emphasizing on science and engineering and its 400 acres (1.6 km2) primary campus is located in the vicinity of Swabi district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.

Founded by civil servant and former President Ghulam Ishaq Khan in 1993, the college attracted country’s influential scientists such as Abdul Qadeer Khan, Asghar Qadir, and Shaukat Hameed Khan since its establishment, and played formulating role in transforming the college in elevating as one of world’s finest science and engineering college.

GIK is among one of the top institutions ranked by the HEC, and also has a long-standing competition with the Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS).

Fees Structure:
Undergraduate: 600,000
Number of Students
Tarbela Road, District Swabi, Khyber Pakhtoon Khwa، Topi, Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

4. University Of Engineering And Technology (UET)

Founded: 1921


The University of Engineering and Technology is a public research university located in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan specialising in STEM subjects.

Founded in 1921 as Maclagan Engineering College, it was named after Edward Douglas MacLagan. In 1932, the school became an affiliated college of the University of Punjab and began offering undergraduate degrees in engineering disciplines.

In 1962, the university was granted a charter and renamed as the West Pakistan University of Engineering. In 1972, the university was renamed as UET. It established a second campus in 1975 in Taxila, which in 1998 became an independent university in its own right.

The university, as of 2016, has a faculty of 881 people with 257 with doctorates. It has a total of 9,385 undergraduate and 1,708 postgraduate students studying over 32 STEM majors.

It has a strong collaboration with University of South Carolina, University of Manchester and the Queen Mary University and has conducted research funded by Huawei, Cavium Networks, Microsoft and MontaVista.

It is one of the highest ranked universities in Pakistan, with domestic rankings placing it as the fifth best engineering school in Pakistan, while QS World Rankings putting U.E.T as 701st in the world every year between 2013 and 2016, it is also ranked as #701 in world by the same publication in 2018.

In 2018 QS rankings university observed downgrading from 701 to among 801–1000 ranked slot.

Meanwhile, in Asia university ranking is currently being ranked at #200 and in world wide university ranking is 701.

Fees Structure:
Undergraduate: 5,000 monthly
Postgraduate: 6,666
Number of Students
Lahore, Kala Shah Kaku, Narowal, Faisalabad, Rachna

5. National University Of Computer And Emerging Sciences (FAST)

Founded: 2000


The National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (Initials: NUCES and FAST-NU) is a public research university in Pakistan. It has multiple campuses based in Pakistan cities and was the first multi-campus university in Pakistan.

It is consistently ranked among one of the leading and top institutions of higher learning in the country, securing its top rank in the computer sciences/IT category from the HEC in 2010. its Engineering programs have been accredited with Pakistan Engineering Council.

Foundation of Advancement of Science and Technology (FAST) was founded and established by BCCI financier Hasan Abidi which provided a large financial capital for the university to promote research in computer sciences and emerging technologies in 1980.FAST later established National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences in 2000.

Fees Structure:
Undergraduate: 6,700 per credit hour
Postgraduate: 7,000 per credit hour
Number of Students
St-4 Sector 17-D، National Hwy, Karachi

6. Institute Of Space Technology (IST)

Founded: 2000


Institute of Space Technology (also known as IST) is a public research university located in Islamabad, Pakistan focused on the study of astronomy, aerospace engineering and astronautics.

In this backdrop, it was decided in the year 2002 to establish an educational institution that would impart specialized education in space and related science to bring our nation at par with the international community.

Thus, the Institute of Space Technology came into existence in September 2002 offering undergraduate degrees in Aerospace Engineering and Communication Systems Engineering as its core disciplines.

In Fall 2008, the institute launched an undergraduate program in the field of Materials Science & Engineering, as well as a graduate program in Communication Engineering.

Starting from fall 2011, the institute launched an additional undergraduate program in the field of Electrical Engineering instead of Communication Systems Engineering.

A part from these indigenous programs the institute is collaborating with Beihang University (BUAA), Northern Polytechnic University (NPU), China and University of Surrey (UniS), UK to offer linked master’s programs in more than dozen areas.  The undergraduate programs offered by IST are approved by Higher Education Commission and accredited Pakistan Engineering Council.

With HEC’s foreign faculty program, we have a significant number of specialized teaching staff at IST who have brought home with them years of experience abroad.

Our aim is to provide the state-of-the-art training facilities that will enable our students to acquire hands-on experience, an acute requirement in the professional world.

With that in mind, our notable achievements over the past year have been the up gradation of the experiment and research facilities. Equipment like subsonic and supersonic wind tunnels have been set-up. IT facilities have been further enhanced with the addition of high-end-servers and broad band internet accessibility.

During your stay with us, you will meet intellectual challenges, develop invigorating ideas and brace tough competition.

Fees Structure:
Undergraduate: 83,000/- Per Semester
Postgraduate:  54,000/- Per Semester
Number of Students
Islamabad Highway, Sector H DHA Phase II, Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory

7. Mehran University Of Engineering & Technology

Founded: 2000


Mehran University of Engineering and Technology  referred as Mehran University or MUET) is a public research university located in Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan focused on STEM education.

Established in July 1976, as a campus of the University of Sindh, and a year later was chartered as an independent university. It was ranked 6th in engineering category of Higher Education Institutions in the “5th Ranking of Pakistani Higher Education Institutions” in 2016.

Established in 1963 in a direct response to industrialization as Sind University Engineering College, it was affiliated with Sindh University (est. 1951) at Jamshoro until 1973, when the charter of “Engineering University” was granted under the title of “Mehran University of Engineering & Technology”. The first batch of MUET was inducted in January 1974 with enrollment of 450 students in civil, mechanical, electrical, electronics, metallurgy, chemical and industrial engineering.

Initially the classes were started at Government College of Technology, Sakrand Road, Nawabshah, with students residing in college hostels (some class rooms were converted into residential dormitory).

Some students acquired private houses in the Society area in Nawabshah, where they lived for two years until newly constructed hostel blocks were made available adjacent to the college campus. Notable residences in the area included Sukkur House, Maruwara Hostel and Arab House (where Jordanian, Palestinian and some other foreign national students stayed).

With the induction of third batch in 1976, the students of the first batch were shifted to Jamshoro to complete their third year and final year of engineering education.

This was predominately due to availability of well equipped laboratories and highly qualified faculty at MUET Jamshoro campus, and also due to shortage of space for classrooms and labs at Nawabshah since the number of students had risen to 1500 when the third batch was admitted.

The same practice continued for other junior batches who passed their second year of engineering at MUET, Nawabshah and were transferred to MUET Campus at Jamshoro to resume fifth semester (third year).

The school is ranked among the top ten institutions of higher learning in Pakistan by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) as of 2013.

The university offers undergraduate, post-graduate, and doctoral studies in engineering, business and industrial management, humanities, philosophy, and fine arts.In addition, it is certified as having ISO 9000 compliant business processes.

The university is also a member of Association of Commonwealth Universities of the United Kingdom.

Fees Structure:
Rs. 16,000 Per Semester
Number of Students
Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Indus Hwy, Jamshoro, Sindh

8. Air University (AU)

Founded: 2000


The Air University or AU is a public research university located in Islamabad and Multan, Pakistan.

The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) established the university in 2002. Its status is granted as civilian and offers programmes in undergraduate, post-graduate, and doctoral studies. The university is under the management of PAF’s education command. The university has an emphasis on engineering, business management and humanities.

The university is ranked among country’s top ten universities in the Engineering and Technology category by the HEC.[3] Air University is affiliated with Pakistan Engineering Council and Higher Education Commission Pakistan. The university is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities of the United Kingdom.

Fees Structure:
Rs. 7,100 per credit hour
Number of Students
Service Road E-9 / E-8, Islamabad, Pakistan، E-9, Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory

9. National Textile University (NTU)

Founded: 2000


National Textile University (NTU) is the premier institution of textile education in Pakistan. It was formerly known as National College of Textile Engineering affiliated with University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore since 1976.

The campus is spread over an area of 62 acres. The university is in the outskirts of city of Faisalabad about 12 km from the city center on Sheikhupura road.National Textile University is accredited by the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) and recognized by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC).

The idea of establishing a textile institute was conceived by a group of industrialists in 1954. To realize this idea the government of Punjab joined with textile industrialists to form the Institute of Textile Technology in Faisalabad (then Lyallpur) and provided 62 acres of state owned land free of cost. Kohinoor Industries, Colony Textile Mills, Dawood Foundation and Lyallpur Cotton Mills provided funds to the tune of Rs. 2.5 millions, which were used for the construction of building and provision of other infrastructure.

The government of the UK provided the bulk of equipment and machinery, along with the services of experts under the Colombo Plan. Field Marshall Muhammad Ayub Khan, the then president of Pakistan, laid the foundation stone, on 12 October 1959.

A Board of Trustees, with the Minister of Industries as chairman and nominees of the donor companies as members, was constituted to manage the affairs of the institute. In 1965 it was granted affiliation by the University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore, and it was renamed as National College of Textile Engineering.

The first batch of graduate engineers was passed out in 1966. The Federal Cabinet on November 15, 2002 upgraded the college to National Textile University.

Fees Structure:
Rs. 72,350/- to Rs. 83,150/- Per Semester
Number of Students:
Faisalabad – Sheikhupura Road، Manawala, Faisalabad, Punjab

10. NED University Of Engineering And Technology

Founded: 2000


The NED University of Engineering & Technology, was established in March 1977 under an act of the Provincial Assembly of Sindh after upgrading of the former NED Government Engineering College, which was set up in 1921.

The NED University is thus one of the oldest institution in Pakistan for teaching and producing Engineering graduates. Prior to this, the D.J.Sindh College , used to run classes to train subordinates for the Sindh P.W.D., the Municipalities and Local Boards.

The original NED Engineering College was housed in four blocks of buildings and two sheds. The main block was named as Seth Fatehchand Dewandas Khilnani Hall.

The block housing the Power House, Electrical and Hydraulics Laboratories, and Workshops was named after Bai Puribai and Bacharbai. Further additions were made to this block to provide accommodation for the Machine Shop on the ground floor and a (Mechanical) Drawing Hall on the first floor.

The fourth block, completed in 1945, contained a Classroom and Clerk’s Office on the ground floor and another (Civil) Drawing Hall on the first floor.

Two sheds were also built, one to house the Carpentry and Smithy Shops, and the other, alongside the Electrical Laboratory and Engine Room, to train technicians.

The total cost of the buildings was just over Rs. 265,000 and the cost of equipment (including machinery, electrical instruments; models, steam, gas and oil engines; surveying and leveling instruments), books and furniture was just under Rs. 400,000.

The college remained affiliated to the University of Bombay from its inception in 1922 to 1947, after which it was taken over by the Government of Sindh; renamed as NED Government Engineering College and affiliated to the University of Sindh. After establishment of the University of Karachi in 1951, the affiliation of the College was transferred to this University. In 1964 a comprehensive plan was prepared to shift the college from its location in the congested downtown area (where no expansion was possible) to a new site adjoining the University of Karachi.

The project was carried out with the assistance of the World Bank which provided Rs.118 millions in two phases and the College was shifted to its new 40 hectare Main Campus in 1975.

On the 1st of March, 1977 the NED Government Engineering College became the NED University of Engineering and Technology. From an enrolment of 50 students in 1923, the student population, at both undergraduate and graduate levels, has now gone up to nearly 7000.

The faculty of Bio-Medical Engineering is located at NED LEJ Campus for which the land and building – estimated value Rs. 350 million – was donated by (Late) Latif Ebrahim Jamal, a well known philanthropist.

Fees Structure:
Rs.14,560/- Per Semester
Number of Students
Main University Road, NED University Of Engineering & Technology, Karachi, Sindh