Diploma of Associate Engineering DAE in Pakistan Complete Guide 2024

DAE Introduction & Overview: 

DAE – The Diploma of Associate Engineering is a three-year post-secondary diploma in which students can study various subjects related to different engineering fields, i.e. civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electronic engineering etc. This diploma is equivalent to inter-level engineering program in Pakistan. Three boards of technical education grant the diploma of DAE in Pakistan; Punjab Board of Technical Education (PBTE), Sindh Board of Technical Education (SBTE) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Board of Technical Education (KPBTE). 

DAE is like any other ordinary education program which includes regular classes, practical classes, assignments and educational tours and visits. A student must have completed his matric or secondary education in science to take admission in DAE. There are bunch of government and private institutes in every part of the country that are offering The Diploma of Associate Engineering.

DAE Specialization:

 DAE allows you to study various specialized diplomas related to different fields. After the DAE specialized diploma there are a bunch of job opportunities for students. Names of all specialized DAE diplomas are given below:

  • Certificate in Computer Hardware

  • Diploma of Associate Engineer

  • Diploma in Dress-Designing and Dress-Making

  • Diploma in Information Technology

  • Computer Courses

  • Diploma in Computer Hardware Engineering

  • Diploma in Special Education

  • Electronics Technician

  • Fashion Designing

  • Diploma in Office Management

  • Environment Technology

  • Electrical and Mechanical Engineering

  • Bio-Medical

  • H.N.D Textile Course

  • Commercial

  • Higher National Diploma (HND)

  • Electronic Publishing Technology (Post DAE)

  • Beautician

  • Fsc-45 Foreman of Signals Course

  • Applied Instrumentation and Control Automation

  • Applied Diploma in Telecommunication

DAE Duration: 

According to the Boards of Technical Education of Pakistan, the duration of a DAE diploma in Pakistan is three years. Students can be eligible for this diploma after the completion of matric or SSC education in science. This diploma is treated as equivalent to inter or FSC Engineering in Pakistan. There are many private and government institutes in Pakistan that offer DAE courses.

DAE Affiliations & Accreditations:

The accreditation of DAE is approved by the Boards of Technical Education along with other diplomas and vocational education in Pakistan. There are three technical education boards in Pakistan; Punjab Board of Technical Education (PBTE), Sindh Board of Technical Education (SBTE) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Board of Technical Education (KPBTE). Each board oversees the conduction of technical, post-secondary diplomas and vocational exams within their boundaries. Institutes that offer DAE and other diplomas in Pakistan are affiliated with their respective boards of technical education and distribute the diplomas under the supervision of that board. There are thousands of brilliant DAE institutes in Pakistan affiliated with their relevant boards. 

DAE Scope and Career:   

DAE is treated as Pre-Engineering in Pakistan. A student can pursue his education in engineering at undergraduate level (Bachelor of Engineering and BTech) and can get a highly paid job after successful completion of DAE. In Pakistan, the students with DAE are often called junior Engineers. Direct after the DAE diploma, a student can get decent employment as a technician, supervisor, sub-engineer, overseer, draftsman, chemical or gas plant operator etc. The scope of DAE in Pakistan is expanding gradually as many industries and companies are always in need of technicians and junior workers for their factories, companies, power plants etc.

DAE Syllabus and Courses: 

There are a bunch of DAE diploma types in Pakistan related to different fields. Each type of DAE diploma has a different syllabus, relevant to their field. We are going to name some of the famous DAE diploma types in the following and you can choose the DAE diploma type according to your interest.

  • Electrical Technology

  • Telecommunication Technology

  • Mechanical Technology

  • Computer Hardware Technology

  • Civil Technology

  • Architecture Technology

  • Computer Technology

  • Auto & Farm Machinery Technology

  • Fine Arts Technology

  • Dies and Mold Technology

  • Instrument Technology

  • Food Processing and Preservation Technology

  • Chemical Technology

  • Auto & Diesel Technology

  • Electronics Technology

  • Food Technology

  • Dress Making & Dress Designing Technology

  • Leather Technology

  • Petroleum Technology 

  • Precision Mechanical and Instrument Technology 

  • Bio Medical Technology

  • Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Technology

  • Cast Metal and Foundry Technology

  • Glass Ceramics and Pottery Development Technology

  • Foundry and Pattern Making Technology

  • Textile Dyeing and Printing Technology 

  • Metallurgy and Welding Technology

  • Printing and Graphic Arts Technology 

  • Textile Spinning Technology

  • Petro-Chemical Technology 

  • Mechanical Technology (With Specialization in Construction Machinery Technology)

  • Textile Weaving Technology

Skill and Learning Outcome of DAE: 

Mostly students choose DAE because it will help them to get a job easily even if they are willing to study further in bachelor programs. It means they are already getting experience from the job while they are studying for a bachelor program. It will help them in the future to get a highly paid job easily and increase the chances of career growth. In a DAE diploma, students gain a vast knowledge of technology and field work, every DAE student has to go through different practical learning workshops during the diploma and this practical learning helps students to develop skills and confidence in their related fields.  

Programs Similar to DAE:  

The DAE diploma is equivalent to inter level or FSC pre-engineering in Pakistan and students with a DAE diploma can continue their education at engineering universities even if they have never studied the FSC pre-engineering. The difference between DAE and FSC pre-engineering is that the duration of FSC pre-engineering is two years and the duration of DAE is three years. It is really difficult to get a job after FSC pre-engineering, but on the other hand, it is really easy to get a decent job after a DAE diploma. The course outline is also really different, as FSC pre-engineering is a foundation course for the undergraduate engineering programs but the DAE is a technical diploma which mainly focuses on practical workshops. 

Further Study Options After DAE: 

There are many further study option after a DAE diploma. Students with a DAE diploma don’t have to study inter or HSSC programs for further education. DAE itself is equal to inter-level program. You can directly apply for a bachelors program after the successful completion of a DAE diploma.

DAE students can apply for the following programs:

  • BSc Engineering.

  • BS Technology.

  • BS CS, IT, Software etc...

  • BBA, B.COM, Management, Finance and Accounting.

  • Social Sciences Programs, including LLB.

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    Mazhar Fareed

    26 Mar 2020

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    19 Mar 2020

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    15 Mar 2020

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    22 Feb 2020

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