The establishment of University College of Engineering & Technology (UCET) was announced by the Prime Minister of Pakistan on 23rd February 1999 as a constituent college of The Islamia University of Bahawalpur. The main purpose was to provide cutting edge technical education is both accessible and affordable for the aspiring young students of the country in general and for the students of Southern Punjab in particular. The University administration took the matter seriously and devoted a team of academician as well as administrative staff to work out the practical details of the project.
The college started admissions in Electronic Engineering discipline only in October 1999 with an intake of 40 students. In the year 2005, Computer Systems Engineering discipline was established. In the year 2007 department of Electrical (Power) Engineering and in the year 2008 department of Telecommunication Engineering were established. All the four B.Sc. engineering degree programs have been accreditated by the Pakistan Engineering Council upto intake batch of session 2009-2013. For session 2010-2014, we have applied for accreditation to PEC and hopefully at the end of this year batch 2010-14 of all the four B.Sc. Engineering degree Programmes will also be re-accreditated by (PEC) the Pakistan Engineering Council.
Currently there are 52 faculty members who are engaged in teaching more than 1200 students in four years (8 Semester). 12 faculty members are doing their Ph.D. in various countries, res of the teachers are M.E/M.Sc. Engineering degree holders.
The college has excellent infrastructure comprising of State of the Art air-conditioned laboratories, spacious and air-conditioned class rooms, well stocked library with more than 30,000 Engineering Books and most modern
computing labs equipped with more than 400 computers, including 200 Core i7 computers and multimedia facilities in all labs and classrooms.
The College has following well equipped laboratories.
1. Circuits Laboratory I& II
2.Electronic Engineering Laboratory
3.Computing Laboratories (Three)
4.Electrical Machines Laboratories (Two)
5.Power Electronics Laboratory
6.Digital Logic Design Laboratory
7.Instruments and Measurements Laboratory
9.Control Systems Laboratory
10.Communication Systems Laboratory
11.Antennas and Microwave Engineering Laboratory
12.Digital Signal Processing Laboratory
14.Robotics & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
15.Data Structure & Algorithms Laboratory
16.Software Engineering Laboratory
17.Parallel Processing Laboratory
18.Digital Image Processing Laboratory
19.Data Management & Internet Laboratory
21.Electrical Power Transmission Laboratory
22.Electrical Power Distribution and Utilization Laboratory
23.Electrical Power Systems Protection Laboratory
24.High Voltage Engineering Laboratory
25.Power Systems Simulator Laboratory
A new building of University College of Engineering & Technology equipped with latest facilities has been completed recently at a cost of Rs. 70 million. The faculty members of University College Engineering & Technology have been constantly working to impart quality education to the students. Engineers, after getting their degrees from this institution are playing an important role in leading the nation in the 21st century.
The Engineering College has grown into an institution that provides excellent technical & engineering education while keeping in view the overall growth and development of the students in mind. Both academic and non-academic activities are given equal importance at the College.