Best universities in Pakistan for Engineering 2022
Several students lately have been very inclined to pursue the engineering subject. Most students are interested because an engineering profession comprises aspects of various subjects related to technology, machine, and design. In completing their engineering degree, they learn a good deal about communication techniques, mathematics, physical science, advanced technology application, software designing, coding, electronic circuits, artificial intelligence, and the basics of other core subjects.
If you are interested in pursuing the engineering profession in the long term, you need to enrol yourself in the best engineering universities in Pakistan in 2022 to prepare yourself well. We bring you a list of the finest institutes shortlisted by HEC based on teaching quality, research, finance & facilities, social integration, community development, and quality assurance.
Here is the list of the top 10 best engineering universities in Pakistan 2022, according to the HEC ranking:
1. National University Of Science And Technology Islamabad
National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) was established in March 1991 for the promotion of higher education in the country, especially in the fields of science and technology, by providing a stable and disciplined academic environment together with need-based research pertinent to industrial requirements. It has since played a key role in the development of standardization in the education of fields such as engineering, mathematics, and technology in Pakistan and is widely known for its innovation and academic strength, making it one of the most prestigious institutions of higher learning in Pakistan. According to the QS World university ranking of 2021, NUST University is on 355th number in the world and according to the QS Asian university ranking, NUST University is on 76th number in Asia. Its main campus is situated in Islamabad.
2. Air University, Islamabad
Air University aspires to be among the leading national universities, excelling in teaching, learning, research, innovation and public service. According to the QS Asian university ranking, Air University ranks between 351-400 in Asia. Its campus is situated in Islamabad. It was established in 2002. The university is ranked among the country’s top ten universities in the Engineering and Technology category by the HEC. 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.
3. Pakistan Institute Of Engineering And Applied Sciences
Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences which is also known as PIEAS is also one of the best universities in Pakistan. According to the QS World university ranking of 2021, PIEAS University is on 373 number in the world and according to the QS Asian university ranking, PIEAS University is on 176th number in Asia. Nestled in the serene setting of beautiful countryside, the Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), Islamabad, is recognized as a preeminent federal public university devoted to higher education in specific disciplines of engineering, natural sciences and formal sciences. Although PIEAS offers BS, MS, MPhil and PhD degree programs, the postgraduate degree programs dominate. In addition to the degree programs, PIEAS also offers specialized short courses to engineers, scientists and other professionals for their continuing professional development. PIEAS’s highly qualified faculty matched with excellent infrastructure are instrumental in its endeavour to offer high-quality education in the disciplines of engineering and applied sciences, fulfil national and regional requirements for highly qualified professionals and contribute to the welfare of humanity through education, and research and development. The Institute has been ranked No. 1 for Engineering & Technology by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan, in all the three rankings (2006, 2012, 2013) conducted so far.
4. University Of Engineering And Technology (Uet), Lahore
University of Engineering and Technology which is abbreviated as UET is one of the best government universities in Pakistan. According to the QS World university ranking of 2021, UET University’s ranking is between 800 to 100 in the world and according to the QS Asian university ranking, UET University is on 175 number in Asia. Its main campus is situated in Lahore. It was established in 1921. The University of Engineering and Technology (main) is located in the northern part of Lahore on the historical “Grand Trunk Road (G.T. Road)”, near the magnificent Shalimar Gardens built during the great Mughal Empire. The institution started its career in 1921 as the ‘ Mughalpura Technical College ’. Later it became the ‘Maclagan Engineering College’, a name given to it in 1923 when Sir Edwards Maclagan, the then Governor of Punjab laid the foundation stone of the main building, now called the Main Block, which still retains its majesty despite the wear and tear of over eight decades. At that stage, the institution offered courses of study in only two disciplines; Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.
5. Institute Of Space And Technology, Islamabad
Institute of Space and Technology which is abbreviated as IST is on 5th number in engineering universities in Pakistan. According to the QS Asian university ranking, IST University ranks between 351-400 in Asia. Its campus is situated in Islamabad. It was established in 2002. IST aims to provide state-of-the-art training facilities that will enable the students to acquire hands-on experience, an acute requirement in the professional world. With that in mind, IST’s 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 broadband internet accessibility.
6. University Of Engineering And Technology, Taxila
University of Engineering and Technology which is abbreviated as UET is on 10th number in engineering universities in Pakistan. Its campus is situated in Taxila. With a phenomenal increase in students’ enrollment in the 1970s, a plan to establish additional campuses of the University of Engineering and Technology Lahore was conceived. As a result of that, the University College of Engineering Taxila was established in 1975. For three years it functioned at Sahiwal. In 1978 it was shifted to its permanent location at Taxila. The College continued its working under the administrative control of the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore till October 1993. During this month it received its charter as an independent university under the University of Engineering and Technology Taxila Ordinance 1993. At present total enrollment of undergraduate and postgraduate students is above 2000.