Humanities Department

Welcome to the Humanities Division of NUTECH School of Applied Sciences and Humanities (NUSASH)!

Engineering is a very diverse profession that requires different skills. An engineer performs various tasks which include technical supervision, personal management, project development, diagnostics, etc. Moreover, in today’s global world, an engineer is to be capable of intercultural communication to work with international partners and to run joint projects. Therefore, engineering education aims at training a specialist who has all these skills, however, providing technical knowledge in the field of profession obtained is not sufficient. Only humanities education can help in developing special traits necessary for performing all engineering functions, and it is through humanities that character development and ethics can be incorporated in engineering.

What is humanities: The term humanities includes, but not limited to, the study of: languages, modern and classical; linguistics; literature; history; philosophy, ethics; those aspects of social sciences which have humanistic content and employ humanities methods; and to study and application of the humanities to the human environment with particular attention to reflecting our diverse heritage, traditions and history and to the relevance of the humanities to the current conditions of national life.

Relationship between Humanities and Engineering: The relationship between engineering and humanities is one that traditionally has not been close. The acquisition through education of humanities and social sciences cannot be regarded just as an extension of knowledge capital. It provides professional engineers with means of new way of critical thinking and inquiry. Hudson in a study of humanities and engineering graduates found that humanities students had highly developed divergent thinking skills whereas engineering graduates were more convergent thinkers.

Humanities Courses at NUTECH:  To inculcate the above-mentioned objectives among the students, following courses of humanities have been included in the syllabi of engineering programs

  • Islamic Studies
  • Pakistan Studies
  • Inter-Personal & Communication Skills
  • Technical Writing & Presentation Skills
  • Technical Report Writing
  • Becoming Humane
  • Modern Conception of Freedom
  • Professional Ethics
  • Engineering Project Management



  • The humanities prepare one to fulfill one’s civic and cultural responsivities.
  • Studying the humanities allows you to become familiar with and to use the creative ideas from great minds outside of science.
  • The state-of-the-art scientific knowledge and techniques you learn in college have a limited self-life; mastering humanities provides tools for expanding it.
  • Study of humanities strengthens one’s ability to communicate and work with others.
  • One gains knowledge of foreign languages and cultures.
  • The wall that exists among disciplines has been lowered and students can move across disciplines more easily.