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In order to fulfill the requirements of a BSc. Degree, 161 Credit hours are required to be completed including both theoretical and sessional courses. Among the total, 21 credit hours comprise courses on basic science and Mathematics, 16 credit hours comprise courses on humanities, 50 credit hours comprise courses on Basic Engineering and the rest on the different divisions in Civil Engineering concentration.
Class room teaching involves utilizing multimedia projector for displaying slides and videos; verbal lecturing along with white board/marker talk, disseminating handouts and open discussion. In sessional or practical courses, demonstration is followed up with hands on training.
In order to assess the attainment of the program and course learning outcomes, strategies that are commonly used are taking quizzes, exams, project presentations, report writing, open participation etc.
i) Core Courses: A number of compulsory courses are identified as core courses, which form the nucleus of the Bachelor degree program. At present, the CE department offers B. Sc. Engineering degree at the completion of 161 credit hours. The course structure has been designed to provide the graduates with adequate theoretical and experimental backgrounds in Basic Science, Mathematics, Basic Engineering, Humanities, Civil Engineering Practice as well as the major branches of Civil Engineering; i.e., Environmental, Geotechnical, Structural, Transportation and Water Resources Engineering. The following Table shows the item wise distribution of the credit hours for the CE curriculum.



Besides the professional courses pertaining to Civil Engineering, the undergraduate curriculum gives a strong emphasis on acquiring thorough knowledge in the basic sciences of mathematics. Due importance is also given to the study of several subjects in humanities and social sciences. The curriculum covers all the fields within the Civil Engineering discipline and it eventually leads the students to decide their field of choice for specialization in their final year project. The program starts with foundation courses in basic sciences, mathematics, humanities, social sciences and project management with basic courses in Civil Engineering. Subsequently, project work takes place in the fields of Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Transportation Engineering and Water Resources Engineering. 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 with expertise and ease. At present, the CE department offers B. Sc. Engineering degree at the completion of 161 credit hours.





HSS 101: English Language I (Oral and Written Skills)  Credits: 3.0 Introduction, Greeting, Personal Details. Biography (Written Assignment). Homophones, Homonyms/Vowel Sounds. Spellings (Anagrams); Confusing Spellings, Words Commonly Misspelled and Wrongly Used. Uses of Definite and Indefinite Articles in Singular and Plural Sentences. Tenses Present, Past, Future. Pronouns and Possessives. Affirmative, Negative and Interrogative Sentences. Prepositions and Directions (Writing Road Directions). Adjective: Comparative and Superlatives Sentences and Paragraphs (Written Test/Assignment). Transformation of Parts of Speech and Their Uses in Sentences: Noun, Adjective, Verb, Adverb. Punctuation and Capital Letters. Describing Objects (Written Assignment/Test). Note Taking/Summarizing. Translation from Bangla to English. Narrative Writing Story Writing. Listening Test. Oral Presentation. Continual Oral Presentation of News Summary. PHY 101: Physics  Credits: 3.0 Mechanics: Measurements, Motion in One Dimension, Motion in a Plane, Particle Dynamics, Work and Energy, Circular Motion, Simple Harmonic Motion, Rotation of Rigid Bodies, Central Force, Structure of Matter, Mechanical Properties of Materials. Properties of Matter: Elasticity, Stresses and Strains, Young’s Modulus, Bulk Modulus, Rigidity Modulus, Elastic Limit, Poisson’s Ratio, Relation Between Elastic Constants, Bending of Beams. Fluid Motion, Equation of Continuity, Bernoulli’s Theorem, Viscosity, Stoke’s Law. Surface Energy and Surface Tension, Capillarity, Determination of Surface Tension by Different Methods. Waves: Wave Motion and Propagation, Simple Harmonic Motion, Vibration Modes, Forced Vibrations, Vibration in Strings and Columns, Sound Wave and its Velocity, Doppler Effect. Elastic Waves, Ultrasonic, Practical Applications. Optics: Theories of Light, Huygen’s Principle, Electromagnetic Waves, Velocity of Light, Reflection, Refraction, Lenses, Interference, Diffraction, Polarization. Heat and Thermodynamics: Temperature and Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics, Calorimetry, Thermal Equilibrium and Thermal Expansion, First Law of Thermodynamics, Specific Heat, Heat Capacities, Equation of State, Change of Phase, Heat Transfer, Second Law of Thermodynamics, Carnot Cycle, Efficiency, Entropy, Kinetic Theory of Gases. MTH 101: Mathematics I  Credits: 3.0 Differential Calculus: Functions of one variable; Limit, Continuity and Differentiability – Successive Differentiation, Leibnitz’s Theorem; Rolle’s Theorem, Mean Value Theorem; Taylor’s Theorem and Maclaurin’s Theorem. Lagrange’s and Cauchy’s Forms of Remainder; Expansion of Functions in Taylor’s and Maclaurin’s Series; Evaluation of Indeterminate Forms by L’Hospital’s Rule; Determination of Maximum and Minimum Values of Functions; Points of Inflexion; Conic Sections; Tangent and Normal; Applications, Curvature, Radius of Curvature, Center of Curvature. Functions of more than one variable; Limit, Continuity, Differentiability, Directional Derivative, Partial Derivatives, Euler’s Theorem, Jacobians, Tangent Plane and Normal to Surfaces. Integral Calculus: Definition of Integral and its Properties, Primitives, Fundamental Theorem of Integral Calculus, Indefinite Integrals; Integration by Summation of Series, Standard Integrals, Integration by Summation and Integration by Parts, Integration by Successive Reduction, Improper Integrals, Beta and Gamma Functions, Evaluation of Areas and Arclengths, Intrinsic Equation, Volumes and Surface Areas of Solids and Surface Areas of Solids of Revolution, Multiple Integration, Iterated Integration and Fubini’s Theorem, Change of Variables. CE 101: Engineering Mechanics I Credits: 3.0 Unit Conversion; Coplanar Concurrent Forces; Moments and Parallel Coplanar Forces; NonConcurrent NonParallel Coplanar Forces; Centroids, Moment of Inertia of Areas, Flexible Cords. CE 107: Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering  Credits: 2.0 Importance of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Branches of Civil Engineering; Civil Engineering Structures: Definition of Structures and its Types, Classification of Buildings Based on Occupancy, Different Components of a Building, Discussion on Loads on Structures, Importance of Soil Testing in Construction and Design, Building Regulations; Water and Environment: Man and Environment, Basic Population Dynamics, Water resources, River system in Bangladesh, Water Pollution, Components of Environment, Ecosystem, Flow of Matter and Energy Through an Ecosystem, Biodiversity, Urban Air Pollution, Acid Rain, Global Warming, Renewable and Nonrenewable Energy; Transportation System: Mode of Transport, Road Network, Discussion on the National Road Network of Bangladesh. CSE 100: Computer Skills  Credits: 1.5 Computer Fundamentals: Some Basic Concepts about Computer, DOS: Some useful Commands of DOS and Their Uses. Windows: Concepts, Icon, Toolbar, Windows, File manager, Program Item, Program Run, Control Panel. MSWord: File Open, Save, Edit and Details of MSWord, Excel: Calculation, Function, Chart, and Details of Excel. FoxPro: File Creation, Sorting, Reporting, Indexing, Displaying, Antivirus: Functions, Use of Some Antivirus Programs. Hand on Experience with Computer, Utility S/W: NORTON Utility S/W, Internet, email. CE 102: Civil Engineering Drawing I  Credits: 1.5 Introduction  Lettering, Numbering and Heading, Plane GeometryPentagon, Hexagon, Octagon, Ellipse, Parabola, Hyperbola. Projection (Solid Geometry) Cube, Triangular Prism, Square Prism, Pentagonal Prism, Hexagonal Prism, Cone, Cylinder. Development Cube, Pyramid, Cone, Prism: Section and True ShapeCube, Pyramid, Cone, Prism, Isometric Drawing: Cube, Pyramid, Cone, Oblique Drawing Cube. Pyramid, Cone Interpretation of SolidsPlan, Elevation and Section of One Storied Buildings. PHY 102: Physics Lab  Credits: 1.5 Laboratory works on Compound Pendulum, Young’s Modulus, Modulus of Rigidity, Specific Heat, Refractive Index, Specific Rotation, Radius of Curvature, Focal Length, Resistance, Specific Resistance using Meter Bridge, Half Deflection Method, Post Office Box, Potentiometer.
HSS 103: English II (Language Composition Skills)  Credits: 3.0 Listening and Note Taking; Subject Verb Agreement; Error Analysis and Correction; Joining Words/Conjunctions; Reported Speech; Active/Passive Sentences; Direct/Indirect Instruction for Operations, Sequencing; Words/Phrases/Flow; Charts; Reading Comprehension and Summarizing; Conditional Sentences; Paragraph Writing; Antonyms/Synonyms; Idiomatic Words/Phrases; Uses of Too/Enough; Uses of Since/For; Letter Writing: Formal/Informal; Applications/Telegraphic Language; Classifications and Charts; Essay Writing; Report Writing; Listening Test; Oral Presentation. CHEM 111: Chemistry  Credits: 3.0 Atomic Structure; Periodic Table; Chemical Bonds; Physical and Chemical Properties of Water; Different Types of Solution, Concentration Unit; Chemical Equilibrium and Thermochemistry; Reaction Kinetics; Colloid and Colloidal Solution; Chemical Corrosion; Chemistry of Environmental Pollution; Polymers Paint and Varnishes. MTH 103: Mathematics II  Credits: 3.0 Solid Geometry: The Equations of Plane and Straight Line, Sphere, Conicoids, Elementary Properties, Transformation of Axes. Vector Space, Vector in Three Dimensions. Vector Analysis: Scalars and Vectors, Equality of Vectors, Addition and subtraction of Vectors. Multiplication of Vectors by Scalars,. Position Vector of a Point, Resolution of Vectors. Scalar and Vector Product of two Vectors and Their Geometrical Interpretation. Triple Products and Multiple Products. Application to Geometry and Mechanics, Linear Dependence and Independence of Vectors, Differentiation and Integration of Vectors together with Elementary Applications, Definition of Line, Surface and Volume Integral. Gradient, Divergence and Curl of Point Functions. Various Formulae. Gauss’s Theorem, Stoke’s Theorem, Green’s Theorem and their Applications. CE 103: Engineering Mechanics II [Prerequisite CE 101]  Credits: 3.0 Friction, Plane motion, Force System that Produces Rectilinear Motion, Work, Kinetic Energy, Power, Impulse and Momentum, NonCoplanar Forces, Moment of Inertia of Masses. CE 105: Surveying  Credits: 4.0 Reconnaissance Survey; Linear Measurements; Traverse Survey; Leveling and Contouring; Calculation of Areas and Volumes; Problems of Heights and Distances; Curves and Curve Ranging, Transition Curve, Vertical Curves. Tacheometry: Introduction, Principles and Problems on Tacheometry. Astronomical Surveying: Definition, Instruments, Astronomical Corrections, Systems of Time. Photogrammetry Introduction of Terrestrial Photography, Aerial Photography, Reading of Photomossaic, Scale: Project Surveying; Errors in Surveying; Remote Sensing; Introduction to Global Positioning System (GPS). CE 104: Civil Engineering Drawing II [Prerequisite CE 102]  Credits: 1.5 Plan, Elevation and Sections of MultiStoried Buildings; Reinforcement Details of Beams, Slabs, Stairs etc. Plan and Section of Septic Tank; Detailed Drawing of Roof Truss; Plan, Elevation and Sections of Culverts, Bridges and Other Hydraulic Structures; Buildings; Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting (CAD). CE 106: Practical Surveying  Credits: 1.5 Field works on Chain, Plane Table, Traverse Survey; Calculation of Area, House Setting, Curve Setting; Leveling, Contouring, Calculation of Height. CHEM 112: Chemistry Lab  Credits: 1.5 Standardization of alkali, acid and salt solutions; Detection of Copper, Iron and Calcium in solutions.
HSS 211(a): Bangladesh Studies (Society and Culture)  Credits: 2.0 The Sociological Perspective: Definition, Nature, Sociology as a Scientific Discipline, Relation with Other Social Sciences. Primary Concepts: Society, Community, Association, Institution, Group Culture, Norms and Values. Social Structure & Process: Social Stratification, Social Classes, Caste System, Social Mobility. Social Institutions: Family, Marriage, Economic Institutions Property, Ownership; Political Institutions: Forms of State & Forms of Government; Local Government; Religious and Cultural Institutions. Culture, Cultural Diffusion and Change, Bengali Culture. Problems of Society, Social Problems of Bangladesh. Social Change, Theories of Social Change, Social Change in Bangladesh. Urbanization Process and Its Impact on Bangladesh Society. HSS 211(b): Bangladesh Studies (History of Bengal)  Credits: 2.0 The land: Geographical Factors, The People. Historical Perspectives. Ancient Bengali: SasankaRise of the Palas  the Senas. Early Medieval Bengal. Coming of the Muslims. The Independent sultanate of Bengal: Ilyas Shahi and Hossein Shahi Bengal. Development of Bengali Language & Bengali Literature. Late medieval Bengal: The Establishment of Mughal Rule in Bengal Bara Bhuiyans: Subedars and Nawabs, Coming of the Europeans New Approach in Bengal Architecture Beginning of British rule in Bengal: Battles of Plassey & Buzas. Diwani (1765). The Dual government. Permanent Settlement (1793) Nineteenth Century Bengali Renaissance: Areas of Social & Religious ReformsRaja Rammohan Roy, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, Titu Meer. Partition of Bengal (1905). Language Movement (1952) Movement for Autonomy; 6point and 11Point Programs. The 1970 ElectionMilitary Action, Genocide in the East Pakistan. The Liberation War. The Emergence of Bangladesh as a Sovereign Independent State in 1971. MTH 201: Mathematics III  Credits: 3.0 Matrices: Definition, Algebra of Matrices, Determinants, Adjoint of Square Matrices, Inverse of a Matrix. Elementary Operations; Reduction to Echelon Form; Solution of a System of Linear Equations. Linear Algebra: Definition of Linear (Vector) Space, Subspace, Linear dependence and independence, Basis and dimension, Singular and nonsingular linear Transformation, Rank and Nullity, Representation of Linear Transformation by Matrices, Change Matrix, Determinant and Trace, Eigen Value and Eigen Space, Eigen Vector, Normal and Canonical Form of Matrices, Matrix Polynomials. Statistics and Probability: Frequency Distribution, Mean, Median, Mode and Other Measures of Central Tendency. Standard Deviation and Other Measures of Dispersion. Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis. Elementary Probability Theory and Discontinuous Probability Distribution, e.g. Binomial, Poison and Negative Binomial. Continuous Probability Distributions, e.g. Normal and Exponential. Characteristics of Distributions. Elementary Sampling Theory. Estimation. Hypothesis Testing and Regressing Analysis. ECE 201: Basic Electrical Engineering  Credits: 3.0 DC Circuits: Electric Current and Ohm’s Law, Network Theorems, Work, Power, Energy, Magnetic Hysteresis. AC Circuits: AC Fundamentals, Phasor Algebra, Series AC Circuits, Parallel AC Circuits. CE 211: Mechanics of Solids I [Prerequisite CE 101]  Credits: 3.0 Fundamental Concepts of Stress and Strain, Mechanical Properties of Materials; Strain Energy, Stresses and Strains in Members Subjected to Tension, Compression, Shear and Temperature Changes; Bending Moment and Shear Force Diagrams of Beams and Frames; Flexural and Shearing Stresses in Beams; Shear Center; Thin Walled Pressure Containers; Riveted and Welded Joints. CE 201: Engineering Materials  Credits: 4.0 Introduction to commonly used Engineering Materials; Mechanical Properties, Crystal and Amorphous Structures; Atomic Structures, and Bonding; Bricks, Cement, Fine Aggregate, Coarse Aggregate, Mortar, Concrete; Salinity problem in Concrete; Corrosion of Steel in Concrete; Prevention of Corrosion of Steel in Concrete; Concrete for Special Purposes; Ferrocement, Properties and uses of Rubber, Plastics and Timber, Metallic Coatings, Paints, Varnishes. CE 200: Details of Construction  Credits: 1.5 Foundations; Different Types of Foundation; Brick Masonry, Framed Structures and Bearing Walls; Arches and Lintels; Details of Floors and Roof; Pointing; Plastering and Interior Finishing; Scaffolding, Staging; Shoring and Underpinning; Thermal Insulation and Acoustics; House Plumbing. CE 202: Engineering Materials Lab  Credits: 1.5 General discussion on Brick, Cement, Fine aggregate, Coarse Aggregate and Concrete; Determination of Normal Consistency of Cement by Vicat’s Apparatus; Determination of the Initial Setting Time of Cement with Vicat’s Apparatus; Test for Direct Compressive Strength of Cement Mortar; Sieve Analysis of Fine and Coarse Aggregate; Specific Gravity and Absorption Capacity of Fine Aggregate; Specific Gravity and Absorption Capacity of Coarse Aggregate; Unit Weight and Void in Aggregate, Resistance to Degradation of Small Sized Coarse Aggregate by Abrasion and Impact of the Los Angeles Abrasion Machine; Compressive Strength of Cylinder and Cube Concrete Specimens; Tests of Bricks: Shape, Size, Surface Hardness, Absorption, Unit Weight, Efflorescence and Compressive Strength. ECE 202: Basic Electrical Engineering Lab  Credits: 1.5 Construction and Operation of Simple Electrical Circuits; Verification of KVL, KCL and Superposition Theorem; Transmission and Distribution of Electric Power; AC Waves; KVL and KCL for AC Circuits; Verification of Maximum Power Transfer Theorem
ECN 201: Principles of Economics  Credits: 2.0 Introduction: Definition of Economics. Micro and Macro Economics, Relative Importance in the Formulation of National Economic Policies. Microeconomics: Demand Analysis  Law of Diminishing Marginal Utility, Demand Function, Demand Curve, Law of Demand, Elasticity of Demand; Supply Analysis Supply function, Factors Influencing Supply. Law of Supply, Elasticity of Supply; Market Equilibrium Equilibrium Price and Quantity; Indifference Curve (IC) Construction of IC. Properties of IC. Line, Consumer’s Equilibrium with the Help of Budget Line, Income Effect, Price Effect, Substitution Effect; Production  Production Function. Factors of Production. Production Possibility Curve; Cost and Revenue  Total, Average, Marginal. Macroeconomics: National Income  GNP, GDP and NNP. Income Circular Flow, Diagram, Methods of Measuring National Income; Money: Functions of Money, Value of Money, Inflation; International Trade: Terms of Trade,. Free Trade and Protection; Public Finance: Public Income, Public Expenditure, Public Debt. Direct and Indirect Tax; Planning in Bangladesh. MTH 203: Mathematics IV [Prerequisite MTH 101]  Credits: 3.0 Differential Equation: Definition, Formation of Differential Equations, Solution of First Order Ordinary Differential Equations by Various Methods, Solution of Ordinary Differential Equation of First Order and Higher Degrees, Solution of General Linear Equations of Second and Higher Orders with Constant Coefficient, Solution of Euler’s Homogenous Linear Equations. Fourier Analysis: Real and Complex Form Finite Transform. Fourier Integral Fourier Transforms and Their Uses in Solving Boundary Value Problems. Laplace Transforms: Definition, Laplace Transforms of Some Elementary Functions. Sufficient Conditions for Existence of Laplace Transforms. Inverse Laplace Transforms. Laplace Transforms of Derivatives. The Unit Step Function Periodic Functions. Some Special Theorems on Laplace Transforms. Partial Fraction. Solutions of Differential Equations by Laplace Transforms. Evaluation of Improper Integral. CE 203: Engineering Geology and Geomorphology  Credits: 3.0 Minerals; Identification of Minerals; Common Rock Forming Minerals, Physical Properties of Minerals, Mineroloids Rocks, Types of Rocks, Cycle of Rock Change; Earthquake and Seismic Map of Bangladesh; Structural Geology; Faults; Types of Faults, Folds and Fold Type; Domes; Basins; Erosional Process; Quantitative Analysis of Erosional Land Form. Channel Development; Channel Widening; Valley Shape; Stream; Terraces; Alluvial Flood Plains; Deltas and Alluvial Fans; Channel; Morphology; Channel Patterns and the River Basin; Geology and geomorphology of Bangladesh. CE 205: Numerical Analysis and Computer Programming  Credits: 3.0 Basic Components of Computer System; Introduction to a Computer Programming Language; Sequential, Selective and Repetitive Structures; Arrays; Subprograms; Numerical Solution of Algebraic and Transcendental Equation; Matrices; Solution of Systems of Linear Equations; Curve Fitting by Least Squares; Finite Differences; Divided Differences; Interpolation; Computer Applications to Civil Engineering Problems; Numerical Differentiation and Integration; Numerical Solution of Differential Equations. CE 213: Mechanics of Solids II [Prerequisite CE 211]  Credits: 3.0 Torsional Stress and Rotation; Compound Stresses; Helical Springs; Transformation of Stresses; Deflection of Beams by Direct Integration, Moment Area and Conjugate Beam Methods; Buckling of Column. CE 221: Fluid Mechanics  Credits: 3.0 Development and Scope of Fluid Mechanics. Fluid Properties. Fluid Statics. Kinematics of Fluid Flow. Fluid Flow Concepts and Basic Equations Continuity Equation, Bernoulli’s Equation, Energy Equation, Momentum Equation and Force in Fluid Flow. Similitude and Dimensional Analysis. Steady Incompressible Flow in Pressure Conduits, Laminar and Turbulent Flow, General Equation for Fluid Friction. Empirical Equations for Pipe Flow. Minor Losses in Pipe Flow. Fluid Measurement: Pitot Tube, Orifice, Mouthpiece, Nozzle, Venturimeter, Weir. Pipe Flow Problems Pipes in Series and Parallel, Branching Pipes, Pipe Networks. CE 204: Quantity Survey Lab  Credits: 1.5 Different Types of Estimates. Approximate Estimate. Method of Building Estimate. Detailed Itemized Estimate of a Building. Analysis of Rates. Specification of Construction Materials. Method of Measurement of Works. Contracts. Valuation. Estimate of Bridge, Steel Truss, and Highway construction. CE 206: Computer Programming Lab  Credits: 1.5 Introduction to Computer programming; Programming with Sequential, Selective, Repetitive Structures; Arrays, Subprograms; Applications in Civil Engineering and Numerical Analysis. CE 212: Structural Mechanics and Materials Lab [Prerequisite CE 211]  Credits: 1.5 Verification of Lame’s Theorem, Flexible Cord, Center of Gravity; Friction Factors, Simple Harmonic Motion, Coefficient of Restitution; Tension, Direct Shear, Impact Test of Metals; NonDestructive Tests; Compression and Bending Test of Timber; Test on Biaxial Bending; Torsion, Helical Spring; Buckling Test of Columns.
ACN 301: Principles of Accounting  Credits: 2.0 Introduction to Accounting, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Accounting Cycle, Accounting Information Processing, Information User Groups; Principles of Journal Entries, Ledger, Trial Balance, Adjusting Entries, Rectifying Entries, Financial Statement (Income Statement, Cash Flow Statement, Balance Sheet); Bank Reconciliation Statement, Objectives and Procedure; Managerial and Cost Accounting: Introduction to Cost Concepts, Job Order Costing, Process Costing (Including Contract Costing), Cost Volume  Profit Analysis, Costing for Decision Making and Reporting, Flexible Budget and Standard Costing, Capital Budgeting, Analysis of Financial Statements CE 311: Structural Engineering I [Prerequisite CE 211]  Credits: 3.0 Stability and Determinacy of Structures; Shear Force and Bending Moment of Frames and Arches; Influence Lines of Beams, Frames, Plate Girders and Trusses; Calculation of Maximum and Minimum Forces; Wheel Loads; Calculation of Wind and Seismic Load; General Cable Theorem; Analysis of Space Trusses. CE 315: Design of Concrete Structures I [Prerequisite CE 211]  Credits: 3.0 Fundamental Behavior of Reinforced Concrete; Tests, quality control and inspection; Introduction to WSD and USD Method; Analysis and Design of Singly Reinforced, Doubly Reinforced and Tbeam by WSD and USD Methods; Design for Shear by WSD and USD; Bar Curtailment; One Way Slabs by WSD and USD. CE 331: Environmental Engineering I (Water Supply Engineering)  Credits: 3.0 History and Development of Water Supply System, Bangladesh Scenario, Objectives and Elements of Water Supply. Water Demands, Fire Demands, Planning and Design Considerations. Hydrological Cycle, Sources of Water Supply, Surface Water, Ground Water, Rain Water and Grey Water. Surface Water: Conveyance of Water, Water Hammer, Pipe Laying, Valves, Fittings and Taps, Detection and Prevention of Waste and Meters. Ground Water: Groundwater Exploration, Aquifer Properties and Groundwater Flow, Well hydraulics, Water Well Design, Construction and Maintenance, Recharge of Ground Water. Water Treatment: Water Quality and Its Standard, Plain Sedimentation, Coagulation and Flocculation, Filtration, Disinfection, Arsenic, Iron and Hardness Removal Processes. Analysis and Design of Distribution Systems. Pumps and Pumping Machineries. Water Supply Management: User Community, Water Source Management, Institutional Aspects, Water Ethics and Pricing, Water Use and Reuse, Technological Options for Rural and Low Income Urban Communities. CE 341: Geotechnical Engineering I  Credits: 3.0 Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering; Formation, Type and Identification of Soils, Soil Composition, Soil Structure and Fabric, Index; Properties of Soil; Engineering Classification of Soils Compaction; Principles of Total and Effective Stresses; Permeability and Seepage; StressStrainStrength Characteristics of Soils; Compressibility and Settlement Behavior of Soils; Lateral Earth Pressure; Stress Distribution. CE 361: Open Channel Flow [Prerequisite CE 221]  Credits: 3.0 Properties and Classification of OpenChannel Flow, Velocity and Pressure Distribution. Energy and Momentum Principles, Specific Energy and Transition Problems. Critical Flow and Control Principles of Flow Measurement and Devices. Concept of Uniform Flow, Chezy and Manning Equations, Estimation of Resistance Coefficients and Computation of Uniform Flow. Hydraulic Jump and Its characteristics. Theory and Analysis of Gradually Varied Flow, Computation of flow profile. Design of Channels. Diffusion and Dispersion in Open Channels. CE 312: Structural Engineering Lab I [Prerequisite CE 213]  Credits: 1.5 Design of a Steel Structures; e.g., Industrial Truss/Tower and MultiStoried Steel Frame; Introduction to Plate Girders. CE 332: Environmental Engineering Lab I  Credits: 1.5 Physical, Chemical and Bacteriological Tests of Water and Waste Water; Design of Water Supply System. CE 222: Hydraulics Lab [Prerequisite CE 221]  Credits: 1.5 Center of Pressure, Proof of Bernoulli’s Theorem. Flow Through Venturimeter. Flow Through Orifice. Coefficient of Velocity by Coordinate Method. Flow through Mouth Piece. Flow over Vnotch. Flow Over Sharp Crested Weir, Fluid Friction in Pipe.
IMG 301: Principles of Management  Credits: 2.0 Introduction; Management Concept; Evaluation of Management Thoughts; Managerial Constraints/Environment; Managerial Skills; Decision Making; Group Decision Making; Planning Organizational Goals, Basics of Planning, Planning Tools and Techniques, Strategic Planning;Organizing and Staffing: Organization Theory, Foundations of Organizational Design, Authority and Power, Job Design and Staffing, Human Resource Management; Leading Organizational Behavior, Motivating Communicating, Leadership; Controlling Nature of Organizational Control, Control Techniques, Evaluating Organizational Performance, Management Information System; Management in International/Multinational Organizations; Management and Ethics; Time Management. CE 313: Structural Engineering II [Prerequisite CE 213, 311]  Credits: 3.0 Approximate Analysis of Statically Indeterminate Structures; Calculation of Deflection by the Virtual Work Method; Analysis of Statically Indeterminate Structures by Flexibility Method; Moment Distribution; Influence Lines of Statically Indeterminate Structures. CE 317: Design of Concrete Structures II [Prerequisite CE 315]  Credits: 3.0 Design of TwoWay Slabs, Flat Slabs, Flat Plates, Columns, Footings, Pile Foundations, Retaining Walls by WSD and USD; Introduction of Prestressed Concrete. Analysis and Preliminary Design of Prestressed Beam Section. CE 333: Environmental Engineering II (Waste Water Engineering)  Credits: 3.0 Introduction to Environmental Sanitation: Sanitation and Health; Objectives and Definition of Sanitation; Classification of Wastes and Sanitation Systems; Onsite Sanitation Systems for Rural and Low Income Urban Communities; Simple Pit Technology; Pourflush Sanitation Technologies; Communal Sanitation System; Wastewater Engineering: Conventional Sewerage System; Wastewater Collection Systems; Estimation of Wastewater Flow; Hydraulic Requirements and Design of Sanitary Sewer System; Construction, Operation and Maintenance; Sewer Appurtenances; Plumbing System; Small Bore Sewerage System; Simplified Sewerage System; Stormwater and Sullage Drainage System Design; Wastewater Treatment and Disposal: Wastewater Characteristics; Preparatory, Primary and Secondary Treatment Methods; Attached Growth System; Suspended Growth System; Waste Stabilization Ponds; Advanced Treatment processes; Wastewater Disinfection; Effluent Disposal; Sludge Treatment and Disposal. CE 351: Transportation Engineering I (Transport and Traffic Design)  Credits: 3.0 Introduction to Transportation Engineering; Development of Transportation Systems; Elements of Transportation System; Transportation in Bangladesh; Modal Share; Transportation Planning; Concepts Collection, Study and Analysis of Basic Data; Highway; Location and Surveys; Geometric Design of Highways; Elements of Design, Cross  Section Elements, Curves and Sight Distances; Road Intersections; Traffic Engineering: the Road/Traffic System, Vehicle and Traffic Characteristics, Traffic Control Devices, Traffic Studies, Parking and Roadway Lighting, Waterways and Terminals. CE 363: Engineering Hydrology  Credits: 3.0 Hydrologic Cycle, Weather and Hydrology, Precipitation, Evaporation and Transpiration, Infiltration, Stream Flow, Application of Telemetry and Remote Sensing in Hydrologic Data Acquisition, RainfallRunoff Relations. Hydrographs, Unit Hydrographs; Hydrologic Routing; Statistical Methods in Hydrology. CE 316: Concrete Structures Design Sessional [Prerequisite CE 311, 315]  Credits: 1.5 Preliminaries of RCC Design; Overview of Concrete Bridges; Design of Slab Bridge, Deck Girder Bridge and Balanced Cantilever Bridge; Design of Connections, Railings and Substructure. CE 342: Geotechnical Engineering Lab [Prerequisite CE 341]  Credits: 1.5 Field Identification Tests, Grain Size Analysis by Sieve and Hydrometer, Specific Gravity Test, Atterberg Limit Test, Permeability Tests, Unconfined Compression Test, Compaction Test, Relative Density Test, Direct Shear Tests, Consolidation Tests. CE 354: Transportation Engineering Lab  Credits: 1.5 Tests on Bituminous Materials, Tests on Subgrade, Subbase and Base Materials; Mix Design; Roadway Capacity Studies.
CE 401: Project Planning and Management  Credits: 3.0 Principles of Management, Principles of Construction Management, Construction Contracts and Specifications, Inspection and Quality Control, Construction Safety, Construction Planning and Scheduling, PERT, CPM, Case Studies, Resource Scheduling, PERT A Cost Accounting System, Linear Programming. Psychology in Administration, Materials Management, Demand Forecasting, Inventory Control, Store Management, Procurement. Project Planning and Evaluation, Feasibility Reports, Cash Flow, Pay Back Period, Internal Rate of Return. BenefitCost Ratio, Construction Equipment and Plants. Replacement Studies. CE 411: Structural Engineering III [Prerequisite CE 313]  Credits: 3.0 Analysis of Statically Indeterminate Structures by Stiffness Method; Structural Analysis by Energy Formulation; Geometric Nonlinearity of Beams and Frames; Structural Analysis by Finite Elements. CE 441: Geotechnical Engineering II [Prerequisite CE 441] (Foundation Engineering)  Credits: 3.0 Soil Investigation Techniques; Settlement Computation; Types of Foundations; Bearing Capacity of Shallow and Deep Foundations Settlement and Distortion of Foundations; Design and Construction of Footings, Rafts and Piles; Slope Stability Analysis. CE 451: Transportation Engineering II (Highway Design and Railways)  Credits: 3.0 Highway Materials, Sub Grade, Sub Base and Base Courses Soil Stabilization and Soil Aggregates in Road Constructions, LowCost Roads, Production, Properties and Uses of Bituminous Materials and Mix Design Methods, Design, Construction and Maintenance of Flexible and Rigid Road Pavements, Equipment, Railways, General Requirements, Alignment, Permanent Way, Station and Yards, Signaling, Points and Crossings, Maintenance. CE 461: Irrigation and Flood Control [Prerequisite CE 361]  Credits: 3.0 Importance of Irrigation. Sources and Quality of Irrigation Water. Soil Water Relationship. Consumptive Use and Estimation of irrigation, Methods of Irrigation, Water Requirements, Design of Irrigation, Canal System. Irrigation Structures. Irrigation Pumps. Problems of Irrigated Land. Flood and Its Control. CE 412: Structural Engineering Lab II [Prerequisite CE 317]  Credits: 1.5 Design of a LowRise Reinforced Concrete building (Wall System); Design of a MultiStoried Reinforced Concrete building (BeamColumn System); Provisions for Earthquake Resistant Design; Design of Shear Walls; Design of Flat Slab and Waffle Slab Systems; Design of underground Reinforced Concrete Water Tank. CE 400: Project and Thesis  Credits: 1.5 Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of Various Topics in Structural Engineering, Concrete Technology, Environmental Engineering, Transportation Engineering and Geotechnical Engineering Individual or Group Study of One or More Topics from Any of the Above Fields. The Students will be Required to Submit Thesis/Project at the End of the Work.
CE 403: Professional Practices and Communication  Credits: 2.0 The Project Cycle; Project Proposal; Contractual Provisions; Techniques of Specification Writing; Evaluation of Bids; Project Evaluation. Interpretation of Literature, Documents, etc.; Communicating; Preparation of Reports; Industrial and Labor Relations; Professional Ethics in Civil Engineering. CE 418: Computer Applications in Civil and Environmental Engineering  Credits: 1.5 Computer softwares related to Civil and Environmental Engineering CE 400: Project and Thesis  Credits: 3.0 Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of Various Topics in Structural Engineering, Concrete Technology, Environmental Engineering, Transportation Engineering and Geotechnical Engineering Individual or Group Study of One or More Topics from Any of the Above Fields. The Students will be Required to Submit Thesis/Project at the End of the Work.
CE 413: Structural Engineering IV (Theory of Elasticity and Elastic Instability of Structures) [Prerequisite CE 213]  Credits: 2.0 Introduction to Theory of Elasticity, Plane Stress and Plane Strain Conditions; Two Dimensional Problems in Rectangular and Polar Coordinates; Torsion of Circular and Noncircular Shafts, Instability of Structures; Stability Functions. CE 415: Structural Engineering V (Prestressed Concrete) [Prerequisite CE 213, 315]  Credits: 2.0 Prestressed Concrete: Materials; Prestressing System; Loss of Prestress Analysis of Sections for Flexure, Shear, Bond and Bearing; Beam Deflections and Cable Layout, Partial Prestress. Design of Prestressed Sections for Flexure, Shear, Bond and Bearing. CE 417: Structural Engineering VI (Design of Steel Structures) [Prerequisite CE 213]  Credits: 2.0 Behavior of Structural Steel Members and Steel Frames, Code Requirements; Design of Tension and Compression Members by WSD and LFD Methods; Design of Beam, BeamColumn Joint Design. CE 419: Structural Engineering VII (Introduction to Finite Element Method) [Prerequisite CE 411]  Credits: 2.0 Introduction to Finite Element Method as Applied to Civil Engineering Problems. One Dimensional Stress Deformation And Time Dependent Flow Problem, Two Dimensional Plane Stress and Plane Strain Analysis of Stress Deformation Problems. CE 421: Structural Engineering VIII (Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering) [Prerequisite CE 411]  Credits: 2.0 Fundamentals of structural dynamics; SDOF system: Free vibration and forced vibration, numerical solution of SDOF equation; MDOF system: Eigenvalue problem, modal analysis, numerical solution of MDOF equations; Earthquake Engineering: Fundamentals of earthquake engineering and seismic vibration, building codes, earthquake resistant design of buildings. CE 423: Structural Engineering IX (Earthquake Resistant Design and Retrofitting) [Prerequisite CE 411]  Credits: 2.0 Review of structural dynamics and earthquake engineering; Control of dynamic response: Active and passive control, base isolation, TMD, TLD, diagonal bracing; Seismic response and design of masonry and RC structures: Seismic detailing for RC structures, repair and retrofitting of existing masonry and RC structures. CE 425: Structural Engineering X (Concrete Technology) [Prerequisite CE 201]  Credits: 2.0 Hydration process of blended cements, heat of Hydration; Structures of Hydrated Cement; Properties of Fresh Concrete, Pumped Concrete, Readymixed Concrete; Retempering; Chemical and Mineral admixtures; Superplasticizer; Microstructure of Hardened Concrete; Properties of Hardened Concrete; Destructive and NonDestructive Tests; Bond between Steel and Concrete; Autogeneous Healing; Temperature effect; Deterioration of Concrete structures; Causes of Inadequate Durability; Identification of Causes of Deterioration; Carbonation and Chlorideinduced Corrosion of Steel Bars in Concrete; Chloride Diffusion into Concrete; Sulfate Attack, Efflorescence, Erosion; High performance Concrete; Lightweight Concrete; NoFines Concrete; Shotcrete. CE 416: Structural Engineering Lab III [Prerequisite CE 317]  Credits: 1.5 Design of various RC structures; e.g., underground water tank, overhead water tank, folded plate roof.
CE 431: Environmental Engineering III (Solid Waste Management) [Prerequisite CE 333] Credits: 2.0 Solid Waste Management: Sources and Types of Solid Wastes; Physical and Chemical Properties of Solid Wastes; Solid Wastes Generation; OnSite Handling, Storage and Processing, Collection of Solid Wastes, Transfer Stations and Transport; Ultimate Disposal Methods; Resources and Energy Recovery, Soil Pollution. Industrial Solid Waste Collection and Disposal; Hazardous Waste Management. CE 433: Environmental Engineering IV (Environmental Pollution and Its Control) [Prerequisite CE 331] Credits: 2.0 Environmental Pollution and Its Control: Water PollutionSources and Types of Pollutants; Waste Assimilation Capacity of Streams; Dissolved Oxygen Modeling; Ecological Balance of Streams; Industrial Pollution; Heavy Metal Contamination; Detergent Pollution and Eutrophication; Groundwater Pollution; Marine Pollution; Pollution Control Measures, Water Quality Monitoring and Management. Air Pollution  Sources and Types of Pollutants; Effects of Various Pollutants on Human Health, Materials and Plants; Air Pollution Meteorology; Global Warming and Green House Effects; Air Pollution Monitoring and Control Measures. CE 435: Environmental Engineering V (Environment and Development Projects) Credits: 2. 0 Development and Environment; Concept of Sustainable Development; Socioeconomic Indicators of Development; Human Development; Human Poverty; Development Projects; Environmental Issues and Priorities; Environmental Implication of Sectoral Developments; Characteristics of Environmentally sound, sustainable Development Projects; Environmental Quality Standards; Economic Aspects of Environmental Quality Control; Special Topics. CE 437: Environmental Engineering VI (Environmental Management) Credits: 2.0 Introduction to Environment and Ecosystem; Overview of Terrestrial, Aquatic and Wetland Ecosystems; Environmental Management Objectives; Key Concepts of Environmental Management; Environmental Management Approaches; Environmental Principles, Policies and Legislations; Global, Regional and Local Dimensions of Environmental Management; Environmental Assessment; ISO 14000; Environmental Management System; Environmental Pollution Prevention. CE 439: Environmental Engineering VII (Environmental Impact Assessment) Credits: 2.0 Historical Background; Definition; Legal Framework; Project Cycle and Environmental Assessment; Screening; Initial Environmental Examination; Environmental Impact Assessment; Impact Characteristics and Functions of EIA; Scoping and Baseline Studies; EIA Methodologies; Impact Mitigation; Environmental Monitoring; Water Quality Impacts; Impacts on Terrestrial and Aquatic Systems; Impact on Socioeconomic, Heritage and Culture; People’s Participation in EIA; Environmental Auditing; Review of EIA; Resource Requirements and Costs of EIA; Case Studies. CE 531: Environmental Engineering VIII (GIS and Remote Sensing) Credits: 2.0 Concepts of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Definition, Data Structure, Data Processing and Management, Spatial Analysis; GIS Software, Basic Principles of Remote Sensing (RS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS); Definition, Data Acquisition, Spectral Characteristics of Land Cover, Multi Spectral Analysis, Image Interpretation, Geometric Corrections, Classification Techniques; Integration of RS and GPS with GIS, GIS Application in the Field of Environment. CE 432: Environmental Engineering Lab II [Prerequisite CE 331] Credits: 1.5 Design of Water Treatment Plants; Design of Sewerage System.





UAP has designed the curricula and syllabi of subjects offered in the undergraduate courses to meet the growing technological challenges confronting the nation and the world as a whole. The curricula and syllabi are relevant to the current needs and are responsive to the emerging challenges. a). Academic Calendar The entire undergraduate study is generally (other than B. Arch.) a 4year program. Each academic year comprises two semesters; i.e., Fall (typically October to March) and Spring (typically April to September). In addition to these two regular semesters, there may be provision for a short semester in the intervening period between the end of Spring (September) and commencement of Fall semester (October). b). Duration of Semesters Duration of each regular semester (Spring or Fall) is generally 18 weeks, which is organized in the following way.
Mid Semester examination is held according to the academic calendar, normally after 7 weeks of class. The classes remain suspended for one week during the Mid Semester examination. Short Semesters have more intensive 8week duration, with 7 weeks of Class + Mid Semester Examination and 1 week for Final examination. c). Credit Structure and Course Pattern The entire undergraduate program is covered through a set of theoretical and laboratory/sessional courses, fieldwork and project/thesis. i) Theoretical Courses One lecture per week per regular semester is equivalent to one credit hour. Thus, a three credit hour course has three lectures per week throughout a regular semester. ii) Laboratory Courses/Sessional Courses/Fieldwork/Project/Thesis Credits for laboratory/sessional/field or design work are usually half of the class hours per week per semester. Thus, a one and half credit hour course has classes for three hours per week throughout the semester. Credits are also assigned to project and thesis work taken by students. d). Course Registration A regular student is normally required to take a minimum of 15 credits and a maximum of 24 credits in a regular semester. The regular period of course registration starts a week before the commencement of semester classes and extends up to two weeks after the semester begins. e). Grading System The grading system is designed to evaluate the performance of a student in a given course based on a scheme of continuous assessment. For theoretical courses this continuous assessment is generally made through class assessment (assignments, attendance and quizzes/reports/presentations), a Mid Semester examination and a Semester Final examination. The percentile distribution of marks for a theoretical course is as follows:
Assessments for Laboratory/Sessional/ Fieldwork courses are made by evaluating the attendance and performance of students in class, oral examinations during laboratory hours and quizzes. Assessment in design courses is done through evaluation of performance during class hours, home assignments/reports and quizzes. The eventual performance of a student in each course is based on the numerical grade obtained in the course and is evaluated by a letter grade equivalent to certain grade points. Letter grades and the corresponding grade points are as follows:
Grade ‘F’: If a student fails to achieve at least 40% mark in a course, s/he will get ‘F’ grade in that course. Besides, absence in Final Examination at the end of each academic semester will also result in ‘F’ grade. Grade ‘E’: A student transferred to UAP from another university/academic institution will earn ‘E’ grades in the courses exempted at UAP. Grade ‘I’: Grade ‘I’ may be given to a candidate when s/he fails to appear at the Semester Final examinations only for reasons beyond her/his control. Grade ‘I’ shall be converted to the actual grade obtained by the student when available by the following semester. Otherwise grade ‘I’ shall be converted to an ‘F’ grade and the student has to reregister for the particular course. Grade ‘S’: Grade ‘S’ is given when a course, according to the syllabus, is extended to two consecutive semesters and grade ‘S’ is given in the first semester to mean satisfactory progression.
f). Calculation of Grade Point Average (GPA) A student’s semester performance is evaluated by Grade Point Average (GPA), which is computed in the following manner: Σ (Grade Point × Credits) GPA=  Σ Earned Credits The grade points are points against letter grades as shown earlier. Credits are only for those courses registered for at UAP.
g). Performance Evaluation and Award of Degree The performance of a student is evaluated in terms of semester GPA and cumulative grade point average (CGPA), which is the weighted grade point average for all the semesters completed. To be awarded a degree at UAP, a student needs to complete a minimum number of credit hours specified in the curriculum, including the specified core courses. The minimum CGPA requirement for obtaining a Bachelors degree is 2.25. Candidates will be awarded a degree with honors if their CGPA is 3.75 or above. h). Tuition Waiver Policy University of Asia Pacific (UAP) provides financial assistance to meritorious students both at the time of admission and in subsequent semesters. At the entry level, the top 5% students of each department would get 100% tuition fees waiver in the 1st semester. Moreover, students having average GPA of 5.00 (with fourth subject), 5.00 (without fourth subject), 4.50 and 4.00 (out of 5.00) in S.S.C. and H.S.C. (or equivalent) would also get 100%, 75%, 50% and 25% tuition fees waiver in the 1st semester respectively. In subsequent semesters, the top 5% students of each department would get 100% tuition fees waiver based on their semester GPA. Moreover, regular students upon completing at least one semester at UAP are eligible to avail of the ViceChancellor’s Special Tuition Fee Waiver facilities as per the criteria shown in the following Table:
Besides, there are special scholarships/tuition fee waivers available for outstanding performance in academic, research or other areas that enhances the university’s image. Special tuition fee waivers are also available for poor but meritorious students as well as siblings studying together at UAP. However, all the tuition waiver criteria are conditional upon the students’ record of good conduct at UAP as recommended by her/his Academic Adviser and Head of the students’ department. i). Repeat Examination Repeat Examinations of a completed semester are held within the first two weeks of the following semester. A student would be allowed to appear at the Repeat Examinations if s/he fails in three theory courses or less but not exceeding 10 credit hours in a regular semester. Candidates willing to appear at these examinations must apply to the Head of the Department through the Academic Adviser stating their willingness to appear at the said examination with the receipt of payment of Tk. 1000 per course within five working days after the semester final results are published. Repeat Examinations on theory courses would be held on 50 percent of marks for each course and the marks for Class Assessment and Mid Semester Examination would be carried. There are no Repeat Examinations for sessional courses. The maximum grade to be obtained by a student in a Repeat Examination would be ‘B’ (equivalent to 60%). The following grading system would be followed in the Repeat Examinations:
j). Improvement of Grades The provision for improvement of grades applies to those who obtained a grade of C or lower in any course. Such candidates may be allowed to improve their grades by surrendering the earlier grade obtained. The provision is divided into two categories, based on the student’s CGPA being above or below 2.25. Certain academic and financial conditions apply for both categories. For further details of the academic rules, students should consult the university information booklet for Examination Rules and Procedures.
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