In order to provide adequate opportunity of engineering education to the people belonging to the interior of Sindh province, the Sindh University Engineering College Jamshoro was established in 1963 as a constituent college of the University of Sindh. According to the education policy of 1972, it was decided by the government to upgrade the college to the level of University of Engineering & Technology after shifting it to Nawabshah. Consequently, the 1st year classes were started at Nawabshah in February 1974.
In July 1976, this institution entered the second phase and was declared as additional campus of University of Sindh through amendment in the Sindh University Act, 1972 and was headed by a Pro Vice-Chancellor. The additional campus was eventually upgraded to the level of University on 1st March 1977 through an ordinance. Later on, the provincial Assembly of Sindh also passed an Act in this regard and named the institution “ Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Nawabshah”.
In 1980, the Government decided to shift the seat of University to Jamshoro and the campus at Nawabshah, was declared as constituent college of Mehran University; renamed “ Mehran University College of Engineering and Technology (MUCET), Nawabshah. On 7th August 1996, MUCET was upgraded to the level of University through an Ordinance and latter an Act of Sindh Assembly and named as “Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Science and Technology (QUEST), Nawabshah”. QUEST is accredited with Higher Education Commission and Pakistan Engineering Council.
QUEST campus is situated just outside the city of Nawabshah near airport and is spread over an area of 457 acres on both sides of the main Sakrand road. Presently, it consists of three academic sectors. Sector A houses the departments of Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Computer Systems Engineering, Institute of Information Technology the Administration Block and a well-established Computer Centre. Sector B houses the departments of Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Energy & Environment Engineering and Basic Sciences & Related Studies. While all the laboratories of Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Workshop are located in Sector C and the Central Library is located between Sector B & C. Two new buildings for Electronics and Energy & Environment Engineering have constructed between sectors – A&B. There is a well-planned residential colony consisting of a substantial number of bungalows for the teachers and officers and quarters for other employees.