- Department of Civil Engineering
The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (B.Sc. Eng.) curriculum covers the fundamental aspects of Civil Engineering, emphasizes basic principles and teaches the students in the use of these principles to reach optimal design solution for engineering problems. Emphasis is given on Engineering Mechanics, Surveying, Civil Engineering Drawing, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, English and Economics in the first year. The other three years are devoted to the Engineering Mathematics, Mechanics of Solids, Engineering Materials, Numerical Analysis & Computer Programming, Engineering Geology & Geomorphology, Geotechnical Engineering, Concrete Technology, Details of Construction, Structural Analysis and Design, Pre-stressed Concrete, Solid Waste management, Environmental Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Fluid Mechanics, River Engineering, Engineering Hydraulics, Hydrology, Irrigation and Flood Control, Details of Estimating, Construction Management and the application of fundamentals to the diverse problems in Civil Engineering. The curriculum includes theoretical courses, laboratory works, industrial training and different field trips.
In the Department of Civil Engineering, the postgraduate program is very vigorous. The rapidly expanding program in the areas of Geotechnical Engineering is Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics, Ground Improvement Techniques, Foundation Engineering, Soil Dynamics, Earth Pressure and Retaining Structures, Soil Behavior and Critical State Soil Mechanics, Earth Dam and Slope Stability. Moreover, the field of Structural Engineering mainly emphasizes on Structural Analysis and Design, Composite Structure and Advanced Concrete Technology, Durability of Concrete, Theory of Elasticity, Finite Element Method as well as Analysis and Design of Tall Building. Moreover, the field of Environmental Engineering covers Water/Air Pollution and its Control, Sewage Treatment, Sanitation Practices and Faecal Sludge Treatment in Developing Countries, Climate Change Impacts on Water-Environment, Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Sustainability. Additionally, the Water Resources Engineering covers Hydrology, Open Channel Flow, Mathematical Modeling of Fluid Flow and Sediment Transport as well as Transportation Engineering also covers Geometric design of highways, traffic engineering. Moreover, the field of Geo-environmental Engineering covers up Solid Waste Management, Geoenvironmental Aspects of Waste Landfill, Design and Construction of Sanitary Landfill, Soil/Water Interaction, Landfill Lysimeter Technology, Source of Ground Contamination. These postgraduate programs lead to the degree of Master of Science in Civil Engineering (M.Sc. Eng.) and Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering (Ph.D). To be awarded a M.Sc. Eng., a student should have to complete minimum 36 credit hours of which 9 credit hours of project work or 18 credit hours of thesis work. Moreover, the degree requirements for Ph.D are 60 credit hours of which a maximum of 45 credit hours of thesis works.
The postgraduate program has the following area of specialization: 1. Geotechnical Engineering 2. Structural Engineering & Concrete Technology 3. Environmental Engineering 4. Water Resources Engineering 5. Transportation Engineering 6. Geoenvironmental Engineering
- Department of Urban and Regional Planning
Department of Urban and Regional Planning is now offering 4 years Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (BURP) degree in the field of urban and regional planning. The object of this programme is to equip students with wide diversity of skills required for urban and regional planning. The admission requirements for BURP programme are as per the specified standard of the university admission. The students are admitted into the BURP programme following the undergraduate admission procedure of the university. At least 160 credit hours and the entire requirement to fulfill this degree must be completed within 4 academic years. Under this programme there is provision of 60 seats for each batch. One advisor is appointed for each student who advises the student for his/her academic programme. There is an Academic Committee of Undergraduate Studies (ACUG) of this department which is responsible for monitoring, evaluation and upgrading the performance of the overall course system. The basic concentration of the undergraduate programme covers the following functional areas: Urban, physical and land use planning, Rural and regional planning, Transportation studies and planning, Environmental, natural resource planning and disaster management, Housing, real estate development and project planning, Urban and social policy development and development planning. Besides, some functional areas of the course curriculum also covers some technical aspects to improve student’s technical skills like communication skills, analytical skills, cartography, surveying, remote sensing and GIS (Geographic Information System) skills.
- Department of Building Engineering & Construction Management
Building Engineering and Construction Management (BECM) is a new Department at Khulna University of Engineering & Technology under the Faculty of Civil Engineering. Bangladesh University Grants Commission (UGC) gave the permission on September 02, 2013 to open this new department. Later on 12 September 2013, the Academic Council of KUET decided to enroll 60 students in this new department at undergraduate level from the academic session 2013-2014. As a developing and emerging country, Bangladesh needs Building Engineers coupled with construction management specialty for the development of physical infrastructures ensuring technical soundness, cost effectiveness and environment-friendly criterion.
The BECM graduates will play an important role in the social and economic development of the country. There was no scope to study this discipline in Bangladesh since no university has offered such department so far. In Bangladesh, for the first time, this department starts its journey only in KUET from the academic year 2013-2014. BECM coordinates the activities to facilitate the realization of a coherent integrated building solution with the planning, design, construction, operation, renovation, maintenance of buildings as well as with their impacts on the surrounding environment and thus appropriate approach to conduct all relevant activities properly. The practice of Building Engineering and Construction Management (BECM) includes the ability to define, implement and control the design process in order to provide managerial oversight for the efficient and cost effective design of a building project for on-site production. Key competencies for a BECM Engineer include building design philosophies and management.
The importance of Building Engineering and Construction Management (BECM) for a development country like Bangladesh can hardly be over emphasized. Urbanization has been rapid and largely imbalanced, presently around 30%, which will reach as much as 40% by 2025. A quarter of the population now lives in urban areas, while in 1960 the number was just 5%. Population has been increasing without any potential declination which demanding for housing development has got more importance in recent past. People constantly have been fighting against nature and social ordeals for survival. A well built house protects a family from the onslaughts of nature as well as anti-social elements. It thus increases the productive capacity of the inhabitants of it. On the other hand, due to the geographical locations, the country have to face various environmental effects on structures, such as salinity, corrosion of reinforcement, inadequate soil stability etc. Moreover, due to industrialization, industrial and commercial buildings are increasing rapidly. Hence the sound knowledge regarding building systems have crucial significance.
- Department of Architecture
- Department of Mathematics
Undergraduate Program: Currently mathematics department is not offering Undergraduate Program like B.Sc. in Mathematics but the mathematics department serves as an allied department to all the undergraduate departments for conducting necessary courses.
Postgraduate Program: The postgraduate program is a vigorous, rapidly expanding program of advanced study and research in the areas of both pure and applied mathematics. Since 2000 the mathematics department has been offering postgraduate program namely M.Phil. (Masters of Philosophy) and Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy). From July 2014, the department is also offering M.Sc. degree. To earn an M.Sc. degree, a student should have to complete a minimum of 36 credit hours of which 18 credit hours of course work and 18 credit hours of thesis work.
To get M.Phil. degree a student has to complete a minimum of 48 credit hours of which 24 credit hours is assigned to a thesis. The degree requirements of Ph.D. are 60 credit hours of which a maximum of 45 credit hours of thesis works. The areas of specialization in the postgraduate program are : Lattice Theory, Fuzzy Mathematics, Fluid Dynamics, Magnetohydrodynamics, Meteorology, Optimization, Experimental Design, Evolutionary Algorithm, Nonlinear Differential Equation, Numerical Analysis and Operations Research.
- Department of Chemistry
The Department covers core chemistry courses: physical, inorganic, organic, environmental, industrial and analytical chemistry to the B.Sc. Engineering (Civil Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Industrial Engineering & Management, Urban & Regional Planning, Leather Engineering, Textile Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Building Engineering & Construction Management) students, along with the relevant laboratory courses.
The full time courses of M.Sc., M.Phil. and Ph.D. offer essential aspects of advanced chemical sciences that include physical, organic, inorganic, analytical, environmental & electrochemistry, spectroscopy, and nanochemistry. In addition, exposure to chemistry related to interdisciplinary areas is also covered. Admission to the postgraduate Chemistry is taken in two semesters namely, January Semester and July Semester annually. Tuning the students with knowledge and know how on practical training, project training & research works are the essential components of the course. The evaluation of the course comprises Continuous Internal Assessment and End-Semester Examination. The students after completion of the course will have a good understanding on the applications of chemistry in day-to-day life which will enable them to face the challenges of the current needs.
- Department of Physics
- Department of Humanities
- Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
- Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Academic program of Undergraduate Course for the Session 2016-2017
- Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
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Course Title (1_2)
Course Title (2_1)
Course Title (2_2)
Solid State Electronics
Analog Electronics –I
Object Oriented Programming Lab.
Electronic Circuits Design Laboratory
Solid State Electronics Laboratory
Analog Electronics –I Laboratory
Analog Electronics – II
Basic Electrical Engineering
Computer Fundamentals & Programming
Analog Electronics –II Laboratory
Analog Communications Laboratory
Basic Electrical Engineering Laboratory
Computer Fundamentals & Programming Lab.
Digital Electronics and Logic Circuits
Electromagnetic Fields & Waves
Digital Electronics and Logic Circuits Lab.
Electrical Devices & Instrumentation
Science of Materials
Electrical Devices & Instrumentation Lab.
Mathematics – II
Signal & Systems
Data Structures & Algorithms
Signal & Systems Lab.
Data Structures & Algorithms Laboratory
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Course Title (4_2)
Electronics Project Design/Development
Project & Thesis
Project & Thesis
VLSI Design & Nanotechnology
Modeling & Simulations
Industrial Electronics Laboratory
Digital Signal Processing
VLSI Design & Nanotechnology Lab.
Microprocessors & Microcomputers
Digital Signal Processing Laboratory
Telecommunication Engineering Laboratory
Microprocessors & Microcomputers Lab.
Wireless Communications Lab.
Satellite communications & RADAR
Digital Communication Laboratory
Optical Fiber Communications
Satellite communications & RADAR Lab.
Microwave Engineering Laboratory
Optical Fiber Communications Lab.
Antenna Engineering Laboratory
Biomedical Engineering Laboratory
Numerical Analysis Laboratory
Computer Peripherals & Interfacing
Computer Networks Laboratory
Industrial management & Accounting
Government & Sociology
Computer Peripherals & Interfacing Laboratory
Digital Image Processing
Seminar (Related topics)
Waves and Fields in Inhomogeneous Media
Advanced Antenna Theory
Microwave Theory and Devices
Optical Communication systems
Optical Signal Processing
Fiber and Integrated Optics
Optoelectronic Devices and Systems
Optical Communication Networks
Probability and Random Processes
Mobile Communication Systems
Spread Spectrum Communications
Advanced Digital Communication System
Wireless Communication Systems
Communication Technologies and Networks
Electronics for Telecommunication
Semiconductor Physics and Devices
Electronic Packaging and Materials
Advanced Digital Image Processing
Advanced Digital Signal Processing
Medical Imaging Systems
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Cognitive Systems for Telecommunications
Microprocessor and Interfacing
Medical Ultrasound Imaging
- Department of Biomedical Engineering
The mission of the Department of Biomedical Engineering is:
- To provide the highest quality post-graduate education to prepare students for diverse professional careers at the interface between engineering, biology, and medicine.
- To conduct original biomedical research involving the development and application of engineering approaches in biology and medicine.
- To provide the leadership through exceptional educational programs and experiences that prepares engineers and scientists to meet the challenges of biomedical discovery and applications of engineering to medicine, in service to the people of Bangladesh, their health and their welfare.
- The research and entrepreneurship of the faculty, students, and staff aim to accumulate, generate, and disseminate biomedical engineering knowledge to improve health care for the benefit of the people of Bangladesh, the nation, and the world.
- Department of Materials Science and Engineering
- Department of Mechanical Engineering
- Department of Industrial Engineering and Management
- Department of Leather Engineering
- Department of Textile Engineering
The Department of Textile Engineering is a new department at the Khulna University of to get quality education in Textile Engineering. This department will help to produce qualified engineers with appropriate knowledge and skills for development of textile sector through expansion of facilities for modern Textile education and research in the country. This program will help a lot to generate sufficient number of Textile Engineers in the country with a view to meet the ever increasing demand due to globalization and technological development, to provide up to date technological knowledge to various organization within and outside the country, to create opportunity for higher education and research in the field of Textile Engineering, to develop professional man power in the field of spinning, weaving, knitting, dyeing, finishing and readymade garments. This program is aimed at providing students with a broad-based education and creating in them the ability to innovate & design new textile products & processes and emerging textile technologies such as non-wovens and technical textiles. Every effort should be made to pass students not just the ‘technical information’ but impart ‘real knowledge’ with critical & creative thinking, analytical reasoning and problem- solving skills. Another core aim of this program is to teach students the ‘human skills’ along with the ‘technical skills’ so as to have not only their intelligent quotient but also their ‘social intelligence’ in order to make them good and productive citizens of Bangladesh. The Bachelor of Science in Textile Engineering curriculum covers the fundamental aspect of Textile Engineering, Textile Fibers, Polymer Engineering, emphasizes on Mathematics, Engineering Drawing, Chemistry, Physics, Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering in the first year. The other three years are devoted to Computer programming and its applications to Textiles, Electrical Circuits, Machines and Electronics, Textile Physics, Statistical Analysis and Quality Control, Weaving Engineering, Solid Mechanics and Machine Design, Sociology and Economics, Fabric Structure and Design, Instrumentation of Quality Control, Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing in Textiles, Textile Testing and Quality Control, Yarn Manufacturing Engineering, Knitting, Wet Processing Engineering, Apparel Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial and Operation Management, Nonwoven and Nanotechnology in Textiles, Technical Textiles, Waste Management and Pollution Control in Textile, Maintenance and Management of Textile Machinery, Merchandizing and Marketing. The curriculum includes theoretical courses, Laboratory works, industrial training and different field trips.
Presently this department has no postgraduate program.
- Department of Energy Science and Engineering