Military College of Engineering (Pakistan)

Military College of Engineering (MCE)
Type Military
Established 1948
Principal Major General Ajmal
Academic staff
around 50
Students 500-700
Location Risalpur, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Affiliations Higher Education Commission
Pakistan Engineering Council
Website Military College of Engineering Official Website

Military College of Engineering is located at Risalpur, in Nowshera District, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Military College of Engineering was established by the Pakistan Army. It a campus of NUST and one of the institutes of Civil Engineering of Pakistan.

About the college

Military College of Engineering, Risalpur, is one of Pakistan's civil engineering institutes, and is one of many educational institutes that come under the umbrella of National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST). Its students, upon graduation,serve in Pakistan Army Engineering Core also many civilian students are hired by some of the construction and engineering firms in Pakistan and the world.College offers both Undergraduate and Post Graduate Courses.


Trials of a three-furrow plough built in the workshop of the Royal Indian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers at Risalpur
A three-furrow plough built in the workshop of the Royal Indian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers at Risalpur

Military College of Engineering is a well-renowned institute in the field of civil engineering, with a rich history spanning over a half century. A year after the Independence of Pakistan, the School of Military Engineering (SME) was established at Sialkot in 1948. Having functioned at Sialkot for over four years, SME was shifted to Risalpur in 1952. Here it grew and expanded its sphere of activity beyond the combat related training and started with dispensation of civil engineering knowledge through regular Bachelor of Engineering classes. It gradually transformed into a full-fledged and matured engineering college and was named College of Military Engineering (CME). In 1958, the institution was renamed as Military College of Engineering (MCE). In 1962 it was given the charter of self degree awarding and autonomous institution status by government of Pakistan. In 1988 it was affiliated in with University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore for post-graduate studies. MCE also sought collaboration with well reputed Michigan State University of the United States of America. Scores of graduates have attained their higher education degrees from reputed universities in the United States and United Kingdom After establishment of National University of Sciences and technology, NUST in 1995. Military College of Engineering became one of its constituents college and moving forward by leaps and bounds.[1]


The college is located in Risalpur, in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, and is located right next to Pakistan Air Force Academy.


The faculty has both civilian and military members. They include professors who are graduates of Michigan State University and University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in the field of civil engineering and who have also gone through various command and staff courses from Command and Staff College Quetta and National Defense University, Islamabad.

Education System

Student categories

MES School

MES school is an establishment and training centre of E-in-C Branch GHQ for the professional training and development of Military Engineering Service (MES) officers. It is also located at Military College of Engineering (MCE) and Commandant MCE is an administrative head of this Officer training school.

Combat Engineering Wing

Combat Engineering Wings of Military College of Engineering train Military Personnel so they can perform a variety of construction and demolition tasks under combat conditions. Such tasks typically include constructing and breaching trenches, tank traps and other fortifications, bunker construction, bridge and road construction or destruction, laying or clearing land mines, and other physical work in the battlefield. More generally, the combat engineer's goals involve facilitating movement and support of friendly forces while impeding that of the enemy.

Disaster Management and EOD Wing

Disaster Management and EOD Wing train the Security personnel as explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technicians, who are specially trained to deal with the construction, deployment, disarmament, and disposal of explosive munitions and may include other types of ordnance such as nuclear, biological and chemical weapons along with improvised explosive devices (IED). Disaster management branch deals with the mitigation and management of Disasters that may include floods, earthquakes, landslides etc.


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