Department of Civil Engineering

Welcome to Department of Civil of Engineering

The department of CE at UAP started its journey with undergraduate program in Fall 1997 semester and later on extended its capacity in 2009 through launching graduate program. The purpose of establishing the department was to produce excellent professionals, who would be able to provide engineering solutions to infrastructure development and be able to manage environment leading to a sustainable socio-economic development. 

A Commitment to Excellence

For technical education like Civil Engineering, factors like laboratories rich in necessary equipment and professional training plays major role to define quality beside classroom learning. This is where the CE department of UAP takes pride for having full-fledged and complete in-house laboratory facilities as well as structured professional introductions for students to become excellent in their field.

 

Department of CE : Vision

The vision of the department is to produce excellent professionals, who will provide engineering solutions to infrastructure development and be able to manage environment leading to a sustainable socio-economic development.

 

Department of CE : Mission

The mission of the civil engineering department is to educate students in a student-centered dynamic learning environment, to enhance their skills in line with the program outcomes, to provide advanced facility for conducting forward-looking inter and multi-disciplinary research to meet the challenges of 21st century and to motivate them toward life-long learning process.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Department of CE : Vision & Mission

 

Nature provides us with plenty of resources. At the same time nature has its hostile behavior. Human beings need to tame this nature to support development activities and utilize the natural resources properly. Throughout the history of modern civilization, Civil Engineers have been doing this work and have always been at the forefront of the drive for the improvement of our standard of living. In every modern society, Civil Engineers always play the key roles in the planning, design and construction of the infrastructure that improve the modern life. From the buildings that we live in to the offices and industries we work in, the roads and bridges that we travel on, the skyscrapers that symbolize cities and define the skylines to the towers that provide electricity, the dams that protect populations to the dams that generate power, Civil Engineers have always been the essential torch bearers of human civilization. From flood mitigation to riverbank protection, design against earthquake to protection for cyclones, planning for traffic control to environmental pollution control, they strive to mitigate human sufferings on a huge range of problems.


Civil Engineering from Bangladesh’s Point of View

Like any other developing country, Bangladesh needs a lot of work to be done to build its infrastructure. Many government and non-government development projects have been implemented since the independence of the country. For the last 35 years, these projects have involved and are still involving a huge number of Civil Engineers. Still a lot of development work has to be accomplished to build the infrastructure in the years to come. Once the infrastructure is built, constant maintenance of the system at a standard level is also a big task. These development activities are impossible to undertake without the direct involvement of Civil Engineers. So, there is a very good opportunity for the Civil Engineers, especially in Bangladesh, to participate in these development projects and hence build to their careers. Be it real estate development or construction and maintenance of telecommunication towers, water quality improvement or noise pollution control, flood control or river training, precipitation prediction or traffic planning, tunnel excavation or road construction, seismic retrofitting or repair of structural damage, there is hardly any aspect of infrastructural development in Bangladesh that is possible without Civil Engineers.


Civil Engineering at UAP

The department of CE at UAP started its journey in the Fall 1997 semester. At the moment, the department offers a 4-year undergraduate program in Civil Engineering. As per academic calendar, the first batch of students graduated in Spring 2001. Since then up to Spring 2017, thirty-three batches have graduated on schedule, one in each semester. The course outline covers all the fields within the Civil Engineering discipline and it eventually leads the students to decide their field of choice for specialization. The program starts with foundation courses in basic sciences, mathematics, humanities, social sciences and management with basic courses in Civil Engineering. Subsequently, specialization takes place in the fields of Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Transportation Engineering and Water Resources Engineering. These include studies on the properties of building materials, soil properties, irrigation and flood control, seismic analysis and design, waste management, environmental impact assessment, traffic management and safety studies, to name only a few. Construction management, another specialization considered, will take interdisciplinary approach between engineering and management aspect. The curriculum is designed to give the students a strong theoretical background coordinated with laboratory experiences, projects and practical work which will provide them necessary impetus to work in their fields of specialization with expertise and ease.


A Commitment to Excellence

Ever since its inception, University of Asia Pacific has dedicated itself to providing quality education, encouraging each academic department, faculty, staff and student to a strong commitment to excellence. The quality of education it offers is primarily dependent on the quality of its faculty members and the students. But for technical education, especially for Civil Engineering, two other factors greatly influence the quality; i.e., laboratory facilities and professional training or internship. In a standard Civil Engineering curriculum there are numerous theoretical and practical courses directly dependent on modern and sophisticated laboratory equipment. So, laboratories rich in necessary equipment play a key role for the improved learning of the students of the department. In the CE department of UAP, the courses dependent on laboratories start from the very first semester and continue up to the graduation. The department provides full-fledged in-house laboratory facilities for its students. In fact, this is the first and so far, the only private university in Bangladesh with such complete laboratory facilities for the Department of CE. Internship or attachment of the student with an industry before s/he graduates helps her/him to grow in confidence to work in real life situations. The internship also opens the opportunity for a student to show her/his potential which may enhance the professional career. It is considered as one of the most important and integral parts for technical education in many reputed universities all over the world.

The CE department of UAP provides internship for its final year students, who are being attached to various firms and organizations to work in practical fields. They get the opportunity to apply their skills and theoretical knowledge in real life situations. Thus, the Department of CE has put concerted effort to comply with UAP’s mission of providing quality education and uphold its commitment to excellence, demonstrating it through its academic environment and the quality of its academic services. It has always tried to provide complete Civil Engineering education with class lectures, laboratory demonstrations, quality research work and professional internship. The faculty and students of this department are already making their mark in various capacities at home and abroad. In 2007, the department itself has become the first Civil Engineering program to be accredited by the Board of Accreditation of Engineering and Technical Education (BAETE) and its alumni have been admitted in the postgraduate program, the country’s premier engineering university, and in reputed universities in Europe & North America. In 2018, external peer review team of UGC's Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) gave the department an overall judgement "Very Good" based on the academic quality aspects. The department and its well-wishers expect these achievements to grow in the years to come. As a further step to encourage higher education and quality research within the department and meet demands in the job market, the department launched its postgraduate (Masters) program in 2009. To face the challenge of the twenty first century, the department promises to give its utmost effort. It is committed to continue and improve upon the sincere service, innovative ideas and determined effort to produce quality Civil Engineers whose scholarly achievements and strong leadership will make it an institution the nation can be proud of.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Civil Engineering and UAP
Department of CE : Vision & Mission
Civil Engineering and UAP

Message from the Head of the Department

The department of Civil Engineering commenced its journey in 1997 with undergraduate program with a vision for creating quality civil engineers with only about 10 students. Eventually having grown in capacity, the Department enrolls 180 students in undergraduate and 20 students in graduate program in a bi-semester academic year – Fall and Spring.

The Department has outstanding and exceptionally rich faculty members; 13 out of 28 faculty members hold PhD from well-reputed foreign universities in Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan and USA. The current teacher–student ratio of the department is 1:24. The specialization of the faculty members includes areas of Geotechnical, Transportation, Environmental, Structural, and Water Resource Engineering.

About 1064 students have so far graduated till Spring 2018 semester from the department. The graduates of the department are working in different government and private organizations in Bangladesh. Many graduates are also working abroad. Some graduates are doing masters and PhD in Bangladesh and abroad.

Through a continuous development process, the department highlighted the necessity to furnish all laboratories with modern equipment to conduct undergraduate classes as well as to do undergraduate and graduate research works. The laboratory facilities serve the purposes of practical illustration and experiments for research in different engineering disciplines. The department received several national and international research grants for doing research on various civil engineering issues, such as advanced seismic analysis, earthquake retrofitting of structures, structural assessment, surface water pollution, recycling and sustainable development of concrete construction works in Bangladesh. The research results of the faculties were published in different national and international reputed journals and conference proceedings.

In addition to the academic and research activities, the faculty members of the department are actively engaged with consultancy services related to civil engineering concerns and are also directly participating in testing of materials using the laboratories of the department. The UAP campus has recently shifted to its permanent City Campus, which has increased the capacity and efficiency of its administration manifold. In the new environment at its own campus, UAP has vowed to take a leadership role to educate the students through Outcome Based Education method and to ensure a student-centered learning environment.

Besides the academic activities, the department organizes several co-curricular activities that encourage student’s talents. The events are organized through different clubs, sports programs and study tours. Department has several clubs namely Math Club, English Club, Film Club, Transportation club, Structure Club, and Environment and disaster Management club. Each of these clubs is independent and fully functional through a working body consisting of a faculty advisor and student members. The activities of the clubs include event specific quizzes, presentations, projects, social awareness programs and poster exhibitions.

The department’s efforts have been recognized outside the borders of the university when it became the first Civil Engineering program to be accredited by the Board of Accreditation for Engineering and Technical Education (BAETE) in 2007. The IEB accreditation provides the Department with a national as well as a global acknowledgement of the quality and standards of its program. In 2008, the University Grants Commission (UGC) granted approval to the Department of CE to commence its Masters’ program, thus making it the first CE program among private universities to obtain such approval. This milestone indicates the commitment of the department for continuous development.

The Department and its faculty members took the use of HEQAP’s quality assurance protocols to achieve outcome-based education system. Moderation of exams and scrutiny of exam papers in each semester facilitate the quality assurance of the Department’s program. The culture of quality has begun to be institutionalized at the Department and is a milestone that has uplifted the Department to a unique level.

In January 2018 the UGC-nominated external peer review team (EPRT) reviewed the curriculum, academic rigor of the BSc program, inspected physical facilities in the labs and rated it ‘Very Good’ to implement outcome-based education (OBE) in teaching-learning. Another review team from Board of Accreditation for Engineering and Technical Education (BAETE) visited the department in 2018. After thorough scrutiny, the department was able to retain its status as an IEB accredited program. The BSc in civil engineering program is accredited with the grade ‘good’ for the next three years, ending in 2021.

The Department recognizes talented and top-ranking students by providing opportunities to be recruited as department teaching assistants, and subsequently become faculty members at UAP or high ranking elsewhere in teaching, research or in industry at home and abroad.

On behalf of the Department of Civil Engineering, I would like to thank you for paying a visit to our webpages. Please kindly feel free to contact our departmental office if you have any further inquiries.

 

Dr. Farzana Rahman

Professor and Head

Department of Civil Engineering

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Accreditation and Department in numbers

 

BAETE Accreditation
 

  • UAP'S CE DEPARTMENT BECAME THE FIRST CIVIL ENGINEERING PROGRAM TO GET THE AWARD OF ACCREDITATION CERTIFICATE

 

In 2007, the Department of CE became the first Civil Engineering program to get the Award of Accreditation Certificate by the Board of Accreditation of Engineering and Technical Education (BAETE), and celebrated this achievement in a grand ceremony also marking 10 years since its inception. 

It may be mentioned here that the BAETE Accreditation earned by the CE department has allowed its graduates to apply for membership of the Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB) and a large number of CE graduates have already become full Members as well as Associate Members of IEB.

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Department of Civil Engineering in Numbers: 

  • Current students: 760
  • Graduates: 
  • Per year admission(2 semester): 90
  • Average HSC GPA score of enrolled students in recent semesters : 3.98
  • Total number of full time academic staff : 25
  • Total number full time academic staff with PhD: 12
  • Academic staffs on study leave for PhD in home and abroad: 05 
  • No. of department clubs: 09

 

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