7 Best Engineering Universities in Pakistan According to QS World Ranking

QS world ranking for Best engineering universities in Pakistan

List of the Best Engineering Universities in Pakistan

Before you can label you as an engineer, you need to figure out the best engineering undergraduate and graduate school to build your skills. Here are the names of top Pakistani universities which rank among top 1000 best engineering universities in Pakistan:

  • NUST
  • PIEAS
  • Quaid – i – Azam University
  • LUMS
  • COMSATS
  • UET Lahore
  • University of Punjab

Out of the above mentioned 7 top-ranked Pakistani universities, only three Pakistani universities are in the top 500 in the world according to QS world ranking 2021. NUST Islamabad ranked 355, Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS) ranked 373, and Quaid-i-Azam University ranked 454.

Here are the complete list rankings of other top Pakistani universities:

Sr. NoUniversity NameRank 2021Rank 2020
1NUST355400
2PIEAS373375
3Quaid-i-Azam University454511-520
4LUMS651-700701-750
5COMSATS Islamabad801-1000801-1000
6UET Lahore801-1000801-1000
7University of Punjab801-1000801-1000

QS Criteria for World Universities Ranking

Before we let you know about the best engineering universities in Pakistan, you need to know about the following ranking criteria set by QS so that you can wisely select the best university or school for your undergraduate or graduate studies:

Faculty to Student Ratio (20%)

The quality of teaching plays a crucial role in the role in university ranking. It represents the extent to which the university is providing the students with the meaningful access of top professors, tutors and lecturers. Faculty-Student Ratio has the weightage of 20% in the QS world university ranking criteria.

Academic reputation (40%)

Academic reputation has the highest ratio among all other criteria. Academic reputation represents what the role of university or a school in discovering something new or in inventing something beneficial for the society is.

The influential alumni of university or institution who are showing remarkable performance in industries are representing their college or university, and are responsible for building the reputation of their university.

Employer Reputation (10%)

Employer Reputation represents how successful an institution or a university in preparing the students for the industry and the job market. Universities play a significant role in the personality development of their students for the employment market.

Citations per faculty (20%)

The number of research publication and articles published by the faculty of a university also affects the university world ranking.

International faculty ratio/International student ratio (5% each)

International faculties and students in a university have several advantages. It attracts faculty and students all over the world. It provides both students and faculty alike with a multinational environment, facilitating the exchange of cultures and beliefs.

Based on the QS ranking criteria, here is the list of top 10 best engineering universities or undergraduate schools in the world:

Sr. NoUniversity NameRank 2021Rank 2020
1Massachusetts Institute of Technology11
2Stanford University22
3Harvard University33
4California Institute of Technology45
5University of Oxford54
6ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology66
7University of Cambridge77
8Imperial College London89
9University of Chicago910
10University College London108

You can check out the ranking of world top universities by clicking here.

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