University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar

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University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar
University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar logo.svg
Motto We Engineers, The Nation's Future!
Type Public
Established 1980 (1980)
Chancellor Iqbal Zafar JhagraGovernor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Vice-Chancellor Dr. Iftikhar Hussain
Dean Dr. Zahid Mehmood
Registrar saeed tajik
Students ~4,000
Location Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,  Pakistan
Campus Urban
Colours Brown, Earth Yellow, Copper            
Nickname UET Peshawar
Affiliations HEC
Mascot PUET

The University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar, (also named UET Peshawar), is a public research university located in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.[1] It is one of the premier institution of higher learning in Pakistan with a strong emphasis on the development of science and engineering.[2]

Its programmes of civil engineering retains an international and nationwide prestige of engaging in cutting-edge research in the interdiscipline of earthquake studies, started after the massive earthquake jolted the country in 2005.[3] The university offers undergraduate, post-graduate, and doctoral studies programmes in engineering, natural and social sciences, law, philosophy, and various other academic disciplines. The university is also a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities of the United Kingdom.[4] In addition, the university among one of the top institutions of science and engineering, and ranked among in the top ten universities of science by the HEC in 2013.[5]

Research in science and engineering in UET Peshawar gained nationwide attention and the university's known for its persisting leading research in earthquake sciences and industrial management in the country.[2]



In 1952, an engineering college was set up as a constituent college of the University of Peshawar with an enrollment of twenty students (according to the UET Peshawar Annual Report 2006 – 2007). This college was granted a charter to operate as an independent engineering university in 1980 under the name University of Engineering and Technology.


UET Peshawar has Five campuses. The main campus is in the University Campus area, off University Road, Peshawar, with Four satellite campuses in Kohat, Abbottabad, Bannu and Mardan. The Peshawar campus is the nucleus of the University.

Abbottabad campus[edit]

The Abbottabad campus was inaugurated in October 2002 at the premises of the old Ayub Medical College. The campus has two departments, Electronics and Architecture. The campus started Electronic Engineering subjects for the first time in UET history. In this respect its first Batch 2004 to 2008 is called the "Pioneer BATCH". Similarly architecture was not only started for the first time in the history of UET but also in history of khyberpukhtunkhwa.

Abbottabad campus is located in the heart of city surrounded by lush green lawns and tall trees. At the background, there is a mountain view adding more grandeur to the campus. The departments offers the following four- and five-year degree program respectively:

  • B.Sc Electronics Engineering (four-year program)
  • B.Architecture, City and Regional Planning ( five-year programme )[6]

Bannu campus[edit]

The Bannu campus became operational in May 2002 at the premises of Comprehensive High School. The campus offers engineering in two technologies, i.e., Electrical and Civil Engineering. The campus is in the east of city on D.I Khan Rd. Six batch have graduated from this campus under the accreditation of PEC.

Mardan campus[edit]

Mardan campus, inaugurated in 2002, is spread over 22 acres (89,000 m2) of area and offers degrees in Telecommunications Engineering and Computer Software Engineering. It is one of the first satellite campus of UET Peshawar.

  • B.Sc Telecom Engineering,
  • M.Sc Telecom Engineering
  • PhD Telecom Engineering
  • B.Sc Software Engineering
  • M.Sc Software Engineering
  • PhD Software Engineering
  • B.Sc Electrical Engineering(Communication)
  • B.Sc Electrical Engineering(Power)

Kohat campus[edit]

The Kohat campus became operational in March 2012 at the premises of Kohat University's city campus. The campus offers engineering in electrical engineering. The campus is situated on pindi road, Kohat. Four batches are under graduation.In future other technologies will be offered.


UET Peshawar is a public university run by the provincial government. Admissions to the university depend on whether the applicants are domiciled in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. There are some quota categories that would enable students from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and other provinces of Pakistan to enroll.

The head of UET Peshawar is designated as Vice Chancellor, appointed by the Governor of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and mandated to run the University. The Vice Chancellor is Dr. Iftikhar Hussain.

There are several senior staff posts that report directly to the Vice Chancellor. These include:

The Department Heads for academic areas report to the Dean's Office.



UET Peshawar offers Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral degrees in engineering disciplines. Some of the main departments at UET Peshawar are:

Societies at UET Peshawar[edit]


UET Peshawar is ranked 5th in the field of IT/Engineering by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.[8]

Semester system[edit]

In 2004, UET Peshawar moved from an annual system of examination to the semester system. The system was brought by the vice chancellor, Syed Imtiaz Hussain Gillani. There are two semesters in an academic year – Fall and Spring. Each semester consists of 18 weeks of teaching and two exams- mid term and final term. Mid term carries 25% and the final term carries 50% of the total in any subject offered in a semester. The rest of the 25% is awarded on the basis of class participation, assignments and quizzes. Fall semester starts around September–October, whereas spring semester starts around February.

Tenure Track System[edit]

In 2006, UET Peshawar introduced the Tenure Track System which is a performance-based pay system.

Selection Procedure[edit]

UET conducts ETEA test (with help of a private test evaluation agency) for selection procedure each year. In 2016, about 15000 candidates appeared for the test.[9]

Academic linkages[edit]

UET Peshawar has joint research, faculty and student training and exchange programs with foreign universities including Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand), Strathclyde University (UK), McGill University (Canada), George Washington University (United States), University of Petronas (Malaysia) and University of Liverpool (UK).

Research areas[edit]

The research activities at UET Peshawar include:

  • Mechanical design
  • Design of earthquake resisting structures
  • Mining techniques
  • Processing of low grade industrial minerals and metallic ores
  • Environmental management
  • Water resources management
  • Application of computers in engineering.


The university library contains a collection of books and manuscripts related to engineering and computing disciplines. The library allows students access to electronic journals under a “Digital Library Program”, a Higher Education Council (HEC) funded project for both public and private universities. Moreover, the university provides free books to the students for a semester period.

Student life[edit]

The university offers on campus housing for its students. It has separate hostels for girls and boys. It also has a separate hostel for its foreigner students. The university has almost 150 foreigner students studying in various departments, most of which are from Middle East and Africa. The student life in hostels mostly revolve around visiting friends, outdoor activities like football, cricket, handball during afternoon at the beautiful large playground of Islamia College. The area has many other playgrounds besides that and it is significantly attractive because of large number of trees.

Development projects[edit]

UET Peshawar's development projects portfolio crossed 2 billion rupees in 2006–2007, according to the UET Peshawar Annual Report 2006 – 2007). Some of the key development projects that UET Peshawar is working on include:

  • National Institute of Urban Infrastructure Planning (NIUIP, Pakistan):
  • Institute of Mechatronics Engineering:
    • Funding agency: Higher Education Commission of Pakistan
    • Funding amount: Pakistani Rupees 148 million
    • Funding purpose: to establish a new institute
  • Earthquake Engineering Center:
    • Funding agency: Higher Education Commission of Pakistan
    • Funding amount: Pakistani Rupees 487 million
    • Funding purpose: upgrade the Earthquake Engineering Center
  • Department of Industrial Engineering:
    • Funding agency: Higher Education Commission of Pakistan
    • Funding amount: Covered under "Strengthening and Updating of Peshawar Campus"
    • Funding purpose: to establish a new department
  • Gemstone Development Center:
    • Funding agency: Higher Education Commission of Pakistan
    • Funding amount: Pakistani Rupees 33 million
    • Funding purpose: to establish a research facility within the Mining Engineering Department
  • New campus site near Jallozai, Peshawar: submission of PC-1 for this 405 acres (1.64 km2) campus is under way.
    • Funding agency: unknown
    • Funding amount: unknown
    • Funding purpose: to establish a new main campus and move existing main Peshawar campus to a 405 acres (1.64 km2) site near Jallozai, Peshawar
  • Continuing Engineering Education Center:
    • Funding agency: Higher Education Commission of Pakistan
    • Funding amount: Pakistani Rupees 25 million
    • Funding purpose: to establish a center for professional development of faculty
  • Strengthening and updating of Peshawar Campus:
    • Funding agency: Higher Education Commission of Pakistan
    • Funding amount: Pakistani Rupees 479 million
    • Funding purpose: capacity building, constructing department of Industrial Engineering and Human Resources Department for faculty members training and higher education in foreign countries.
  • New co-ed hostel:
    • Funding agency: Higher Education Commission of Pakistan
    • Funding amount: Pakistani Rupees 37 million
    • Funding purpose: to establish an on-campus residence for co-ed students


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