Military College of Engineering (Pakistan)

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Military College of Engineering
TypeMilitary
Established1948
ChairpersonMajor General Jamil Masud
Academic staff
around 50
Students500-700
Location, ,
AffiliationsNational University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan
Pakistan Engineering Council
Websitenust.edu.pk/INSTITUTIONS/Colleges/MCE/Pages/default.aspx

The Military College of Engineering (MCE) is an engineering college located at Risalpur in Nowshera District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. It was established by the Pakistan Army. MCE conducts courses for officers which includes combat courses and as well as civil engineering degree for officers, technical gentlemen cadets and for civil students.

About the college[edit]

Military College of Engineering (MCE), Risalpur is a constituent college of National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan (NUST). It is one of the premier institutes of civil engineering in Pakistan. Its students, upon graduation, serve in Pakistan Army Engineering Corps plus also many civilian students are hired by some of the construction and engineering firms in Pakistan and the world. College offers both undergraduate & postgraduate courses.

History[edit]

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 & Technology, Pakistan (NUST) in 1995,Military College of Engineering became one of its constituent colleges.

MES School[edit]

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) & Commandant MCE is an administrative head of this Officer training school.

Combat Engineering Wing[edit]

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 & support of friendly forces while impeding that of the enemy.

Disaster Management and EOD Wing[edit]

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 mitigation and management of Disasters that may include floods, earthquakes, landslides etc.

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