Women in Engineering

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Women in Engineering - despite decade of acclaimed names, the term Engineering professionals or 'Engineers' for short, connote - men! Science and Technology have been considered a "man's" domain, especially for women in Pakistan. Well, that's what is thought but not true at all. As long ago as the early '60s. Pakistan had started witnessing entry of females in this arena.

Women in Engineering - Architects, Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical and more

Within the segment there are branches like architecture, electrical, mechanical, chemical, aeronautical and so on. The basic education required is B.E. for which there are several high calibre colleges and universities in Pakistan. Entry into these institutions is absolutely on merit and women have to compete at par with the men. Thereafter, the young graduates desiring further education proceed abroad.


Women in Engineering - Notable Names

From a long list of professionals in the fields of engineering, few of the outstanding names are mentioned here. We will add pages regarding each and share their inspirational journey in this highly technical world.

  • Yasmin LariPakistan's first female architect and Civil Engineer. 
  • Dr. Durdana Habib - Recipient of International awards in the field of Electrical Engineering 
  • Arfa KarimYoungest ​ Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), computer prodigy
  • Tasneem Zehra Husain - Theoretical Physicist, Pakistan's first string theorist, LUMS Founding Faculty, Harvard University Alumna
  • Ramla Qureshi - Civil Engineer with specialization in Structural & Earthquake Engineering.
  • Hibah Rahmani - Avionics and Flights Control Engineer at NASA, working on rockets such as the Pegasus XL and Falcon 9. 
  • Nergis Mavalvala - ​​Professor of Astrophysics, MIT
  • Zartaj Waseem - CEO & Co-Founder Pakistan Space Science Education Centre
  • Zainab Imtaiz Ali - Materials Research Engineer, Honda R&D America's
  • Sadaf Ahmed - Director at Robotics Club Pakistan
  • Arooba Faridi - the youngest Aeronautical Engineer of Pakistan

Women in Engineering - Engineering Universities in Pakistan 

There are several engineering universities in Pakistan. The best of the educational institutions include NED University of Engineering & Technology in Karachi and NCA College in Lahore, through their B.Arch degree program for Architecture. The top 10 amongst these are as follows:

  • National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), Islamabad
  • Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS)
  • Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology
  • Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad
  • University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore
  • Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Jamshoro
  • The University of Engineering. & Technology, Peshawar
  • Air University, Islamabad
  • University of Engineering and Technology Taxila
  • National Textile University
air-university-islamabadAir University Islamabad
Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology-Peshawar
NUST-IslamabadNational University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), Islamabad
Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS)-Islamabad
Institute of Space Technology-IslamabadInstitute of Space Technology-Islamabad
taxila-university-pakistanTaxila University Pakistan
national-textile-university-faisalabadNational Textile University-Faisalabad
mehran-university-of-engineering-and-technology-jamshoroMehran University of Engineering and Technology-Jamshoro
ned-university-pakistanNED University of Engineering and Technology-Karachi
uet-lahore.jpgUniversity of Engineering and Technology-Lahore

The American Engineers' Council for Professional Development (ECPD, the predecessor of ABET) has defined engineering as follows: 

The creative application of scientific principles to design or develop structures, machines, apparatus, or manufacturing processes, or works utilizing them singly or in combination; or to construct or operate the same with full cognizance of their design; or to forecast their behavior under specific operating conditions; all as respects an intended function, economics of operation and safety to life and property.

The field requires a keen sense of judgment for proportion and scale. Envisioning projects and developing them through scientific methodologies give astounding results....and it is more amazing to know that women are accomplishing these so dexterously!!!

Engineering Professionals - Architects, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical or Aeronautical Engineers

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