Departmental Stories


CUET: The Department of Civil Engineering

Professor Dr. Md. Abdur Rahman Bhuiyan, Head of the Department of Civil Engineering, CUET

The Department of Civil Engineering at CUET is committed to academic excellence in undergraduate and postgraduate education and research in a broad spectrum of disciplines in Civil Engineering as well as in multidisciplinary areas concerned with the planning, design and management of infrastructure and other built environment. It incorporates the current frontiers of technologies as well as the learning of efficient and versatile algorithms and methodologies. In addition, the Department of Civil Engineering endeavors to serve the industries, public and government sectors. The services are undertaken through publication of research papers, consultancy, product standardization, certification, laboratory testing, structural analysis and design with computer modeling, project research and professional development activities.


CUET: The Civil and Water Resources Engineering

 Dr. Md. Reaz Akter Mullick, Head of the Civil and Water Resources Engineering, CUET

Population growth and economic development continue to place increasing stress on global water resources, stresses that stem primarily from rising consumptive demands for limited supplies and increasing contaminant loads to natural waters. This growing population and need for clean water at everywhere demands specific professional on Water Resources Engineers to develop solutions that are environmentally sustainable, economically viable and socially acceptable. In view of that, the Department of Civil and Water Resources Engineering (CWRE) has been established in CUET with the vision of producing the knowledgebase to tackle the challenges in a scientific and engineering way.

Despite considerable advances in technology and engineering, managing and protecting water is still a challenge in particular to Bangladesh context. River erosion, deterioration of waterways are major concern for the development of river system in the country. In addition managing floods, droughts and climate change related disasters are becoming more challenging issues for water resources management and development. Proper utilization of water resources has become the fundamental element of the strategy to improve the quality of life in Bangladesh, contributing to sustainable development of the community and thereby reducing poverty and sufferings.

Mainstreaming Water Resources Engineering knowledge in the core of Civil Engineering field is a time worthy demand for the society now-a-days. To satisfy this basic demand, the CWRE Department of CUET offers Undergraduate Degree Programme to impart education towards an understanding of the complexity of water use and water resources engineering problems by offering a balanced curriculum, covering both engineering and management aspects of water resource development. Our aim is to teach students to acquire knowledge and hand on practice tool and techniques to come up with viable and sustainable solutions. Graduates from this department will be able to face the current challenges of securing water and effectively deal with spatial and temporal variability and uncertainty of water.


CUET: The Department of Disaster and Environmental Engineering

Professor Dr. Sudip Kumar Pal, Head of the Department of Disaster & Environmental Engineering, CUET

The linkages between development and risk of disaster are not difficult to visualize. Any development activity has the potential either to increase or reduce the risk of disaster. It is now well recognized that Bangladesh is one of the countries that are most vulnerable to climate change and sea level rise, and natural disasters exert an enormous toll on the development of Bangladesh. Such losses due to disasters setback social investments aiming to ameliorate poverty and hunger, access to education, health services, safe housing, drinking water and sanitationor the economic investments that provide employment and income.
In these backdrops, a sustainable development can eventually be reached only if engineers on all relevant branches can cope up with the above challenges. Furthermore, our engineers must be capable of seeking knowledge, researching and developing their own technologies by themselves in order to be skilled in professional practices in home and abroad. In this context, a comprehensive curriculum and course development concurrently with the objective of “training the trainers” are the first and foremost important steps followed at the Department of Disaster & Environmental Engineering (DEE). Accordingly, the department has been working on its curriculum development in a holistic way so as to become fully prepared for such challenges by improving the knowledge of engineers especially in disaster and environmental issues to the levels comparable with their counterparts in developed countries, but keeping in mind as well the local adaptations.


CUET: The Department of Mechanical Engineering

Professor Dr. Sajal Chandra Banik, Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, CUET

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is established to focus expertise and leadership to her graduates. The engineering education in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, CUET is respected and valued for its research and education quality at both national and international level. Along with undergraduate program, here a strong program is offered at the postgraduate level aimed at meeting the needs of industries and thus contributing to the economic growth of the country. The engineering education in the Department of Mechanical Engineering covers a wide range of courses including electronics, computing, information processing, industrial management, control theory etc. along with core Mechanical Engineering Courses. The main objective of this department is to prepare graduates having the knowledge of mechanical engineering integrated with interdisciplinary subjects with an international perspective that ensues organizational competitiveness and growth in a dynamic technological and business environment. The department of Mechanical Engineering is proud to have dedicated faculty members with high qualifications and accomplishments. The department’s state-of-the-art facilities and instrumentation provide the support tools for comprehensive educational and research activities. The course curriculum is updated on a regular basis to provide quality education and moral  values, and to cope with the recent advancement in the field of engineering. The graduates from Department of Mechanical Engineering have been very successful and have risen to distinguished positions in the industry, government and academia.


CUET: The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Professor Dr. Muhammad Quamruzzaman, Head of the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, CUET

The department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) of CUET has an enviable reputation for its high standard of academic and research activities. The department regularly produces graduates and postgraduates in the broad area of EEE to take the challenges of home and abroad. The curriculum activities and facilities are designed to achieve the objectives of outcome based education. Our recognized programs combine the rigor of theory with the reality of engineering practice. The chosen courses prepare students for exciting careers in the broad area of electrical, electronic, telecommunication, computing engineering and allied disciplines. To strengthen students’ applied knowledge, standard laboratories are an integral part of the courses. Recent research activities of the department are in the field of Electrical Power, Renewable Energy, Energy Conversion Systems, Electrical Machines and Drives, Power Electronics, Semiconductor Physics and Devices, VLSI Technology, Control Systems, Telecommunications, Solar photovoltaic (PV) system, solar cells etc. The department is striving forward to realize its vision and mission to place itself on the top with national and international recognition for its academic, research and consultancy programs.


CUET: The Department of Mechatronics and Industrial Engineering

Professor Dr. Sheikh Muhammad Humayun Kabir, Head of the Department of Mechatronics and Industrial Engineering, CUET

The Department of Mechatronics and Industrial Engineering (MIE) is established with the aim of making expert graduates in the field of Mechatronics and Industrial Engineering to enhance the productivity and the growth of national economy. Considering the aspect study and research in the field of innovative mechatronics products and its application to industrial process automation and material handling, computer integrated manufacturing and product scheduling and optimization has become important issue in Bangladesh.

An engineering job is interlinked with multidisciplinary fields. A Mechatronics and Industrial Engineering concentration area in the curriculum supports the synergistic integration of precision mechanical engineering, instrumentation, electro-mechanical systems, electronics control and systems, the commissioning, the operation, the maintenance, the repair of intelligent products and processes, and effective and quality management. Therefore, education in Mechatronics and Industrial Engineering is balanced and well-rounded.

In accordance with the advancement of engineering curriculum of CUET, the Department of Mechatronics and Industrial Engineering has also been persistently trying to build stronger academic curriculum and laboratories from its inception. Moreover, due to the multidisciplinary nature, the students of this department have the great opportunity for using excellent laboratory facilities from other departments of CUET. These will certainly help graduates to possess comprehensive knowledge and expertise on contemporary practices relevant to the development of efficient manufacturing systems and their effective management. With rationalized course curriculum and advanced tools and teaching method, the capacity of graduate will reach to the international level and the students will be able to perform high standard professional activities.

Studying Mechatronics and Industrial Engineering takes graduates to a range of career opportunities around the globe.


CUET: The Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Professor Dr. Mohammed Moshiul Hoque, Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, CUET

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) was established in 1998 To lead the nation in higher education, research and development in ICT sectors. A total of 120 students are enrolled in every academic year. Computing is an emerging field that is growing very fast and updated rapidly with a variety of research dimensions. The department of CSE has already achieved reputation for its outstanding quality of education and research activities at undergraduate and graduate levels. The department has started undergraduate program (B. Sc. in Computer Science & Engineering) from the 1998-99 and graduate program (M. Sc./M. Engg. in Computer Science & Engineering) from session 2010-2011 respectively. The department also offers Ph. D program from the session 2014-2015.  To cope with the recent advancement, we have been relentlessly trying to modernize to our undergraduate and graduate curriculums. The department of CSE provided excellent research facilities and environments in several fields of Computing, such as Robotics, Bioinformatics, Computer Vision, Data Mining, Natural Language Processing, Cloud Computing, Digital Signal Processing, Multimedia Security, Digital Image Processing, Sensor Networks, Human-Computer Interaction, and so on. These research facilities will definitely enhance the professional and research skills of young researchers and students. The facilities also aim to deals with real problems occurring in the industries/ICT sectors in Bangladesh. We hope all the facilities and supports will open up the doors for our undergraduate students to the development a center of excellence in research to solve the technological problems of local and global communities.  We firmly believe that the prospective undergraduate students will makes a significant contribution in the ICT sector and high-tech industries that boost up to materialize the dreams of digital Bangladesh.


CUET: The Department of Petroleum and Mining Engineering

Professor Dr. Jamal Uddin Ahamed, Head of the Department of Petroleum and Mining Engineering, CUET

The Department of Petroleum & Mining Engineering (PME) offers Bachelor of Science in Petroleum and Mining engineering. Though the Department is the third offspring of its kind in Bangladesh, it is the most prominent one even among the departments of engineering universities for its state-of-the-art laboratories and academic activities. This discipline is founded in March, 2010 and its intake is 30 students per year. The Department has now faculty strength of 10, including one  part-time teachers. Petroleum and Mining Engineering is concerned with design and application aspects of the discovery, production, and transportation of oil, natural gas, coal, hard rock and other mineral resources. The mission of the Department of Petroleum and Mining Engineering is to guide all efforts aiming to build, sustain, incorporate, convey and apply petroleum and mining engineering knowledge, and to augment the human resources of these disciplines and thus to help ensure the nation an energy-secured future that balance environmental impact and affordable energy supply. The vision of the Department is to stay put as the number one petroleum and mining engineering program in the country so that its graduates are globally admired, respected and fit-for-purpose professionals within the industry.


CUET: The Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

Professor Dr. Quazi Delwar Hossain , Head of the Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, CUET

CUET has launched Department of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering (ETE) in the year 2012. The vision of this Department is to make great contribution by producing efficient and resourceful engineers with research and development capabilities. The ETE Department has well qualified and experienced faculty members with areas of specialization that include Applied Electronics, VLSI design, Telecommunication and Embedded Systems. The undergraduate curriculum of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering is designed to give students a sound knowledge of Engineering fundamentals, strong physical sciences background and adequate practical training so that they will be ready to quickly achieve competence in treating current technical problems as well as those will come with the rapidly changing technologies in the near future. The aim of the undergraduate program of the Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering (ETE) is to provide the students with a technical and engineering background and scientific research capabilities in the design and development.


CUET: The Department of  Architecture Engineering

Architect Mohammad Nazmul Latif, Head of the Department of Architecture Engineering, CUET

The Department of Architecture was established in 2009 under the Faculty of Architecture & Planning and marked a progression in the history of Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology. The Department is committed to advance architectural education through different programs and researches. The Department continuously endeavors to instill in the students a firm intellectual and professional base. The course curricula are designed to bring out the best in students aspiring to enter the profession. The University Library has a section for the Department of Architecture, which is very rich in providing essential reading, material for the Undergraduate courses. Our undergraduate program covers fields of design and design theory, history of architecture and urbanism, building science and sustainability, structures and construction, social and cultural processes, environmental design in developing country like ours, digital design and virtual environments, urban design, and visual studies.


CUET: The Department of Urban and Regional Planning

Professor Sultan Md. Farooq, Head of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, CUET

The Department of  Urban & Regional Planning (DURP) was established in 2009 under the Faculty of Architecture and Planning, offering Bachelor degree in Urban and Regional Planning. With theview of meeting the growing demand of planners in government and nongovernment organizations, universities and research institutes, DURP has introduced this bachelor program. Under this program 30 students are enrolled each year. At least 158 credit hours must be completed within 4 academic years to fulfill the entire requirement of this degree. DURP at Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET) is primarily concerned with the development planning at the urban, rural, regional and local levels. Besides, this program encourages its students to develop specializations within the field of urban planning, rural planning, transportation planning, housing and real estate development, disaster management and environmental planning, tourism and recreation planning and to expand their intellectual horizons through training in the related fields of architecture, landscape planning, civil engineering, social science, public policy and political science.


CUET: The Department of Humanities

Professor Dr. Md. Kamrul Hassan, Head of the Department of Humanities, CUET

The department of Humanities was established in 1986 along with the dynamic expansion of academic programs, human resource, physical structures and socio-cultural orientations of the then BIT, Chittagong. Since the inception of this department, it has been working as an essential organic body of CUET with its four independent disciplines-Accounting, Sociology, English and Economics. With a view to ensuring a comprehensive education for engineering students , each discipline of the department offers a wide variety of courses, ranging from solid core subjects (which embody the more traditional fields of study) to bolder multidisciplinary courses across departmental boundaries to explore the growing importance of Arts, Social Science and Commerce in the field of engineering. The vision of this department is to make contribution in equipping engineering and technical professionals with applied knowledge in Arts, Business and Social Science so that its graduates are able to appreciate social and managerial issues in the national and global scale. To fulfill the vision, the Department is committed to pursuing excellence in teaching Accounting, Sociology, Industrial Psychology, Industrial Law and Management, Engineering Economics, Public Finance, Politics and Government, and Language and Linguistics in relation to contemporary global issues.


CUET: The Department of Physics

Professor Dr. Faruque-Uz-Zaman Chowdhury, Head of the Department of Physics, CUET

The Department of Physics of Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology has a strong commitment to both teaching and research excellence. The Department of Physics has started journey as an independent department since 1968. The Department of Physics design courses theoretical and practical to equip undergraduate students to develop the basic scientific skills so they may succeed in modern-day high-value-added society. The department introduced postgraduate program Master of Philosophy (M. Phil.) in the year 2001-2002 and Ph. D. program in the year 2009-2010. So far M.Phil and 01 (one) Ph.D students have already awarded their degrees from this department up to December 2014.

The Department is committed to excellent research programs within its limitation. We focus our resources on two selected research areas to ensure an output of world-class research. Currently, the main research areas in the Department are the Condense Matter Physics and Medical Physics. Recently, steps have been taken to establish research collaboration with Atomic Energy Centre, Dhaka (AECD), Institute of Nuclear Science & Technology (INST), Bangladesh Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR), Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) and Atomic Energy Centre, Chittagong (AECC). It is really appreciable that all the faculty members of this Department are involved in higher studies and research.


CUET: The Department of Chemistry

Professor Dr. Md. Rezaul Karim, Head of the Department of Chemistry, CUET

Department of Chemistry started its journey with the commencement of Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET), Engineering College of that time, at 1968. Initially its sole responsibility was to conduct Chemistry Theory and Laboratory Classes of undergraduate departments. With time it has grown into a full – fledged postgraduate department offering academic programs such as M.Sc., M.Phil and PhD. The mission and objective of the Chemistry department is to create and disseminate knowledge in the field of Chemical Sciences through cutting edge research and teaching activities. In addition, Chemistry department is engaged in activities such as Conference, Seminar, Symposium, Science Olympiad, Chemistry Olympiad, etc. in order to popularize and spread the knowledge of chemical sciences among the masses. The current faculty strength of this Department is 09, of which 2 Professors, 2 Associate Professors, 4 Assistant Professors and the rest is Lecturer; five of with PhD degrees and others having at least one postgraduate degree from well – reputed institutions in the various wings of Chemistry. The teachers are all well-trained and equipped with the wealth of modern knowledge in Chemistry. They are all committed of their noble profession. Our committed and enthusiastic supporting staffs make the Department a wonderful environment for work and study.

The Department has introduced postgraduate program, Masters of Philosophy (M. Phil), in the academic year 2009. At present 26 M. Phil. students are doing their research work. Moreover, in near future we are going to introduce research based M.Sc. and PhD programs to transform Chemistry department into a full – fledged postgraduate department of CUET. The existing research area of Chemistry department includes Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Applied and Environmental Chemistry. In addition, eying to the need of the 21st Century, the department has also expanded its research activities into some modern aspects of Chemical Sciences such as Nuclear Chemistry, Pulp & Paper Technology, Toxicology, Green Chemistry, Climate Change, and Clinical Chemistry. The Chemistry department is well – equipped with modern research facilities. Research equipments include Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopy, UV-VIS Spectroscopy, Magnetic Susceptibility Balance, Sophisticated Electronic Balance, Rotary Vacuum Evaporator, Ultracentrifuge Machine, Compact Chiller, Muffle Furnace, Melting point apparatus etc.; which are available in the Department to serve the needs of undergraduate teaching and postgraduate research activities. Moreover, in every academic year, department receives research funds from government, non – government and foreign sources for supporting and enriching research facilities, which transforming Chemistry department as one of the most fertile ground for harboring brilliant minds of our generations.


CUET: The Department of Mathematics

Professor Dr. Sunil Dhar, Head of the Department of Mathematics, CUET

Mathematics is one of the essential emanations of human spirit. It is an important subject for basic Engineering and other Science studies. The subject Mathematics has numerous contributions on designing Mathematical Model of modern Engineering problems. In this context, the Department of Mathematics has been playing an important role since 1968 as an independent Department for offering different courses at undergraduate and post graduate levels in different Engineering Departments at the Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET). With the help of basic Mathematical knowledge, students and researchers are able to understand the logical system in their application sectors to tackle the real world problems.
As an independent Department and a part of an Engineering University, the Department of Mathematics committed to continue research in the different field of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics. “The true success is not in the learning, but in its applications to the benefits of mankind”, believing this philosophy, the Department of Mathematics has introduced Master of Philosophy (M. Phil.) program since 2008. The main goal for this program is to produce quality researchers in the different fields of Mathematics. The Department of Mathematics has a precise plan to introduce Master of Science and Ph.D. program in near future to continue further research in collaboration with other Departments of CUET as well as other Universities in home and abroad. The Department of Mathematics established a sophisticated Simulation Lab supported by the World Bank through the University Grand Commission (UGC) under the project HEQEP (Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project). The Simulation Lab unveils new opportunities for Post graduate students to carry on their research with modern computational software in Mathematical Modeling and Simulation.