The School of Military Engineering was established after the end of World War-II in 1946 near Kirkee (Poona) in southern India. After the partition of the sub-continent and emergence of Pakistan, the School of Military Engineering was established at Sialkot in April 1948. The institute was shifted from Sialkot to Risalpur in the year 1952 and developed into an engineering institution.
The Military College of Engineering (MCE) attained the status of a degree-awarding institution in 1962. In pursuit of academic excellence and to keep pace with the state-of-the-art technologies, the College took a lead by instituting postgraduate classes in 1988 offering specialization in the disciplines of structures and transportation engineering. In 1990, the College was affiliated with Michigan State University, USA, for split Masters Degree. National Institute of Transportation (NIT) was established at Risalpur in 1992, thereafter, the postgraduate program was shifted from MCE to NIT. With the emergence of NUST, MCE became its constituent college in 1995. In the year 2000, MCE got IS0-9001-2000 certification after successfully meeting all quality standards. MCE has the
honor of producing 3,648 engineering graduates including around 60
international students. Later, 253 students completed their Masters and over 50
did their PhD’s from renowned universities of the country and abroad.
College has re-commenced MS in three areas i.e., Disaster Management (DM), Disaster Mitigation & Reconstruction Engineering (DM&RE) and Construction Engineering Management (CEM) from August 2012.
The journey that started in 1948 from Sialkot spans over 69 years of rich history and success. The College is committed to the pursuit of knowledge and professionalism.