Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering primarily involves the study of a number of core courses that every CE graduate should know. There also exists an opportunity to choose major and minor field of specialization from five distinct divisions of Civil Engineering: Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Water Resources Engineering. Core courses build the foundation and specialized courses prepare the students for the specific areas of civil engineering.
To understand the underpinning theory of the courses of Civil Engineering, a number of courses on mathematics, general education (social science, business, arts and humanities) and basic science have been felt mandatory to include in the curriculum. In addition, some courses related to Civil Engineering Practices (e.g., Project Planning and Management, Professional Ethics, Professional Practices and Communication) have been incorporated in the curriculum. These courses make the curriculum a balanced and reasonably complete one, and accordingly these helps CE graduates to meet the competency level defined by international standards set by different agencies: University Grants Commission of Bangladesh, Washington Accord and ABET. In brief, the mission of the undergraduate program in Civil Engineering is to produce skilled and competent graduates who will acquire national and international recognitions by providing sustainable solutions to natural and man-made disasters and also contributing to development projects at home and abroad.
The university is on the process of developing the following laboratories for the Civil Engineering department:
- Structural Mechanics and Strength of Material Lab
- Hydraulics Lab
- Engineering Materials Lab
- Transportation and Traffic Engineering Lab
- Geo-Technical Engineering Lab
- Environmental Engineering and Chemistry Lab
- Survey Equipment
- Computer Lab
Every applicant, without any exception, must fulfill the admission requirements as laid down by the university. Admission test and interview for admission into a trimester will be held as decided by the university.
A higher secondary certificate or its equivalent in science with mathematics and physics or other fields of study is the basic educational requirement.
The B.Sc. in Civil Engineering degree requirements will be as follows:
(a) Completion of 151.5 credit hours
(b) Completion of the final year design project with at least a ‘C’ grade
(c) Passing of all courses individually and maintaining a minimum CGPA of 2.0
A major will be declared in one of the following areas if 7.5 credit hours (two theory and one laboratory courses) are completed from the elective courses: Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Transportation Engineering and Water Resource Engineering.
A minor will be declared in one of the following areas if 4.5 credit hours (one theory and one laboratory courses) are completed from the elective courses: Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Transportation Engineering and Water Resource Engineering.