Software engineering is in high demand both in Pakistan and abroad. So, more and more people are becoming interested in the field. Considering the rising demand, many universities have started offering undergraduate and graduate programs in the field.

But not all of them offer quality degrees that promise a good future. No matter the job market for this degree is also huge but only the most skillful individuals are able to make a place. Because when there is more demand, there are also more graduates. So, you have to become a part of a big competition after your degree to get a good job. Which universities can equip you enough for that?

Here is the list of ten top universities of Pakistan that offer software engineering degrees and are producing quality graduates.

  1. COMSATS

Established in 1998, COMSATS has very quickly made itself one of the top universities in Pakistan and also a recognized institute internationally. It has six campuses in different cities of Pakistan and all of them are offering courses in software engineering.

Its Islamabad campus particularly is on the wish list of every student. It has ranked third by HEC in Pakistan and comes among the top 601-800 universities of the world according to The World Universities Ranking, 2021. It is offering both BS and MS programs in Software Engineering.

  1. NU-FAST

National University-FAST (NU-FAST) also known as the National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (NUCES) is serving as a technology-centered educational institute in the five cities of Pakistan. Its campuses are in Lahore, Peshawar, Faisalabad, Karachi, and Islamabad.

Reachable to many aspirants of computer education in the country, it is offering all BS, MS, and Ph.D. programs in Software Engineering.

  1. GIKI

Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology is ranked among the top universities of Pakistan by HEC and among the top 800 institutes by The Time Higher Education in the World University Impact Rankings, 2021.

It offers courses by Computer Engineering name and bachelors, masters, and Ph.D. degrees are available.

  1. NED

Nadirshaw Eduljee Dinshaw University in Karachi is one of the oldest institutes serving in the field of technical education in the subcontinent. Founded in 1921, it has now become a big name for studying programs like computer sciences or software engineering. It offers undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate programs in computer education.

Moreover, it has a lot of opportunities for doing research and practical work including AI lab, Networks lab, Project lab, and a center for software research and development (CSRD).

  1. BUITEMS

Baluchistan University of Information Technology, Engineering, and Management Sciences in Quetta, though not very old, is one of the best universities in Pakistan.

It has a research-intensive environment with a lab and excellent teaching facilities. Although, it offers only bachelor’s programs that are taught under the information and communication technology department.

  1. NUST

NUST is again one of the best Pakistani institutes and has also earned a good ranking among World’s best universities. Its School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (SEECS) was founded in 1999 and is one of the most famous departments of the university.

It is offering four years BS program in Software Engineering. However, master’s programs in related disciplines like AI and IT are also available.

  1. UET Taxila 

UET Taxila also offers many research-based programs in computer sciences and technology. Since 1975, it has maintained its image as one of the recognized institutes providing quality technical education.

All BS, MS, and Ph.D. programs in Software Engineering are taught under the department of Telecommunication and Information Technology.

  1. Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology 

SSUET is also a recognized institute in technical education in Pakistan. It offers research-intensive degree programs in Software Engineering. Since 1993, it is working to enhance the importance of technology and related educational degrees in Karachi. And now we see that happening. It offers undergraduate and graduates degree programs in the field.

  1. ITU

Information technology university is one of the institutes that have earned a big name in modern technological education in a very short period.

It is working to grow Pakistan by equipping students with the latest skills in computer engineering. It offers a BS program in the field. however, master’s degree programs in related degrees are available.

  1. MUST 

Mirpur University of Science and Technology, AJK is offering bachelor’s and master’s programs in Software Engineering. This department is recognized as one of the best departments of the institute.

It has worked a lot to provide students with all the research opportunities through the modern labs they have including Development and Testing Lab, an Electronics Lab, and an Analysis and Design Lab.

It is great to see so many Pakistani institutes offering technical degree programs in different cities. Whatever university you enroll in, make sure you get enough practical knowledge because software engineering is all about that. Good luck!

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Ayesha Areej is a staff writer at The Academia Magazine

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