University of Engineering and Technology (Peshawar)


The University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar (or UET Peshawar) is a public, coeducational, university located in Peshawar, Pakistan. The Earthquake Engineering Center of the Civil Engineering department played a key role after the October 8, 2005 earthquake. Its main campus in Peshawar is off the University Road in the University Campus area.


Established 1980
Type Public
Academic staff 289
Students 3000+
Location Peshawar, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Nickname UET Peshawar




In 1952, an engineering college was setup 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 four campuses. The main campus is in the University Campus area, off University Road, Peshawar, with three satellite campuses in Abbottabad, Bannu and Mardan. The Peshawar campus is the nucleus of the University.

Abbottabad campus

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”

The Department of Electronics Engineering is in the main building of Abbottabad campus, 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 department offers the following four year degree program:

  • B.Sc Electronics Engineering
  • B.Sc Architecture, City and Regional Planning

Bannu campus

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

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.

  • B.Sc Telecom Engineering,
  • B.Sc Software Enginering


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 Syed Imtiaz Hussain Gilani.

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

  • Registrar of University
  • Dean of University
  • Director Finance
  • Provost of University
  • Director Post Graduate Studies
  • Director of Works

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:

  • Department of Agricultural Engineering
  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Computer System Engineering
  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Industrial Engineering
  • Department of Mining Engineering
  • Department of Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Department of Basic Sciences and Islamiat
  • Department of Mechatronics


UET Peshawar is ranked as the ninth university in the field of IT/Engineering by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.

Semester system

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.

Tenure Track System

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

Academic linkages

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 (USA), University of Petronas (Malaysia) and University of Liverpool (UK), and University of Maryland, College Park (USA).

Research areas

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.

Student life

A new Online Self Student Service has started working for students of UET. The new service is named as Campus Mangagement Solution. On CMS students can view:

  • Academic calendar
  • Course catalogue
  • Class and exam schedules and enrollment appointments
  • Attendance and financial reports
  • Financial dues
  • Transcripts
  • Registration of request and compliance for hostel residence
  • Hostel announcements and notices
  • Progress towards degree

Development projects

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):
    • Funding agency: Higher Education Commission of Pakistan
    • Funding amount: Pakistani Rupees 174 million
    • Funding purpose: to establish a new institute
  • 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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