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. No
University Name
Rank 2021
Rank 2020
1
NUST
355
400
2
PIEAS
373
375
3
Quaid-i-Azam University
454
511-520
4
LUMS
651-700
701-750
5
COMSATS Islamabad
801-1000
801-1000
6
UET Lahore
801-1000
801-1000
7
University of Punjab
801-1000
801-1000

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. No
University Name
Rank 2021
Rank 2020
1
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1
1
2
Stanford University
2
2
3
Harvard University
3
3
4
California Institute of Technology
4
5
5
University of Oxford
5
4
6
ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
6
6
7
University of Cambridge
7
7
8
Imperial College London
8
9
9
University of Chicago
9
10
10
University College London
10
8

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