To contribute to Pakistan’s growing demand for engineers and technology experts, The Dawood Foundation achieved its first major milestone in 1962 by taking an initiative to build Dawood College of Engineering & Technology (DCET) in Karachi.The foundation stone of the Dawood College of Engineering & Technology was laid by the former President of Pakistan (Late) Field Marshal Muhammad Ayub Khan in 1962.
The College was established by Dawood Foundation under the supervision of Seth Ahmed Dawood in 1964. DCET was nationalized in 1971 and maintained excellent educational standards.
In light of its commendable academic history and accomplished alumni, DCET was granted the status of a University in 2013 by Sindh Assembly and was renamed as Dawood University of Engineering & Technology.
The Engineering departments include Electronics, Chemical, Industrial & Management and Metallurgy & Materials. From the session 2010-2011, the University has introduced four new departments namely Energy & Environment, Petroleum & Gas, Telecommunication, and Computer System Engineering.
The University offers four-year degree programmes in the field of engineering and five-year degree programmes in the field of architecture.
In order to develop entrepreneurial qualities in the students and develop a base for impact based research DUET has recently established a Center for Innovation Research Creativity Learning and Entrepreneurship (CIRCLE). The Center is expected to be the hub of research and also act as an incubator for students to enter into the world of industry and business.