Top 10 Universities to Study Software Engineering in Pakistan

Software engineering is in great demand both in Pakistan and abroad. Thus, more and more people are interested in the field. In view of the growing demand, many universities have started offering undergraduate and graduate programs in the field.

But not all of them offer quality degrees that promise a bright future. Regardless, the job market for this degree is also huge but only the most skillful individuals are able to find a place for themselves. Because when there is more demand, there are also more graduates. So you have to participate in a big competition after you graduate to get a good job. Which universities can you equip enough for this?

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


Founded in 1998, COMSATS quickly established itself as one of the best universities in Pakistan and also an internationally recognized institute. It has six campuses in different cities of Pakistan and all of them offer software engineering courses.

Its Islamabad campus is particularly on every student’s wish list. It ranked third by HEC Pakistan and is among the top 601-800 universities in the world according to the World University Rankings 2021. It offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in software engineering.


The National-FAST University (NU-FAST), also known as the National University of Computing and Emerging Sciences (NUCES), serves as a technology-focused educational institute in Pakistan’s five cities . Its campuses are located in Lahore, Peshawar, Faisalabad, Karachi and Islamabad.

Accessible to many aspiring computer training in the country, it offers all bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs. software engineering programs.

  1. GIKI

The Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Science and Technology is ranked among the top universities in 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 name in computer engineering and bachelors, masters and doctorates. diplomas are available.

  1. NED

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

In addition, it offers many opportunities for doing research and practical work, including an AI lab, a networks lab, a project lab, and a software research and development center (CSRD).


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

It has an intensive research environment with a laboratory and excellent teaching facilities. However, it only offers bachelor’s degree programs which are taught in the Department of Information and Communication Technology.

  1. WE

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

It offers a four-year software engineering bachelor’s program. However, master’s degree programs in related disciplines such as AI and computer science are also available.

  1. UET Taxila

UET Taxila also offers numerous research programs in computer science and technology. Since 1975, it has maintained its image as one of the recognized institutes offering quality technical education.

All BS, MS, and Ph.D. software engineering programs are taught in the Department of Telecommunications 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 study programs in software engineering. Since 1993, it has been striving to enhance the importance of technology and associated degrees in Karachi. And now we see it happening. It offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the field.

  1. ITU

The University of Information Technology is one of the institutes that have acquired a big name in modern technological education in a very short period of time.

It works to develop Pakistan by equipping students with the latest computer engineering skills. 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 offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in software engineering. This department is recognized as one of the best departments of the institute.

He has worked hard to provide students with all research opportunities through the modern labs available to them, including the development and test lab, electronics lab, and analysis and design lab.

It’s great to see so many Pakistani institutes offering technical study programs in different cities. Whichever university you enroll in, make sure you have enough working knowledge, because software engineering is there for you. Good luck!

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Gordon K. Morehouse