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  • Postgraduate program in Civil Engineering: Overview


  • a) Introduction

Since the establishment of the Department of Civil Engineering in 1997, the department is developing through a continuous quality monitoring and development process. Commencement of postgraduate program of the department is a milestone achievement of continuous development policy of the department. The postgraduate program is commenced with several objectives, such as enhancement of knowledge of graduate engineers so that they can make themselves fit for the new challenges in the field of civil engineers, to solve national and international problems and to create new knowledge through research activities of postgraduate students, and disseminate the new knowledge through lecture, seminar, conference, workshop, etc.


  • b) Degrees Offered

 The post graduate degrees to be offered are as follows: 

  •               Master of Science in Civil Engineering (abbreviated as M. Sc. Engg. (Civil))

  •               Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering (abbreviated as M. Engg. (Civil))

The major field of specialization will also be written in the degree, such as M. Engg. (Civil) with specialization in Structural Engineering if a student does his project in the field of Structural Engineering.



  • c) Admission Requirements

For admission to the courses leading to a master degree (M. Sc. Engg. (Civil)/M. Engg. (Civil), a candidate needs to satisfy the following requirements:   

  •               Obtained a B. Sc. Engg. degree in the relevant branch or an equivalent degree from any recognized institution.

  •               At least one first class/first division or equivalent CGPA in any public examination.

  •               At least 50% marks or CGPA or a minimum of 2.50 out of 4.0 or its equivalent in B. Sc. Engg./ M. A. or M. Sc. in the relevant branch.

  •               Not have a third division/class or equivalent CGPA in any public examination.


  • d) Admission Procedures

Application for admission to the postgraduate courses shall be invited through regular means of advertisement by the Registrar of the university. Before being finally selected for admission a candidate may be required to appear at an oral and/or written test by a Selection Committee as constituted by the Board of Post Graduate Studies (BPGS). She/he will be required to take prerequisite courses as may be prescribed by the Selection Committee. Every selected candidate, unless she/he has already been registered, shall get herself/himself registered with the university. 

After admission each student shall be assigned, by the relevant BPGS, an Advisor from among the teachers of the Department not below the rank of an Assistant Professor. In advance of each enrollment and course registration for any semester, the Advisor / Supervisor shall check and approve the Selection Committee and the total hours. The student is expected to consult his Advisor on all academic matters but it is the responsibility of the individual student to see that his schedule conforms to the academic regulations.

Every registered student shall get herself/ himself enrolled on payment of prescribed fees and other dues as per the university rules before the commencement of each semester. In an academic year there will normally be two semesters. All course registration must be completed within two weeks from the start of a semester. Otherwise, the student shall not be allowed to continue the course in that semester.


  • e) Academic Requirements and Regulations

The minimum duration of the M. Sc. Engg./M. Engg. course shall normally be three semesters. A candidate for the Master’s degree must complete all the requirements for the degree within five academic years from the date of the first admission in the respective program. Each academic year is comprised of two semesters; i.e., Spring and Fall. Duration of each regular semester is generally 18 weeks, which is organized in the following way:

  •               Classes                                                 14 weeks

  •               Midterm Examination                               1 week

  •               Recess before Final Examination            1 week

  •               Final Examination                                     2 weeks

  •               Total                                                        18 weeks

Academic progress is measured in terms of credit hours earned by a student. One credit hour subject normally requires one hour of class attendance per week for one semester, while one credit hour for thesis/project/laboratory normally requires three hours of work per week for one semester.

For the degree of M. Sc. Engg. (Civil) a student must earn a minimum of 36 credit hours including a thesis for which 18 credit hours are assigned.

For the degree of M. Engg. (Civil) a student must earn a minimum of 36 credit hours including a project for which 6 credit hours are assigned.

There are two categories of students, namely, full-time students and part-time students.

Students, serving in different organizations, may be admitted as part time students with a written consent of the employer. A part time student may be assigned a maximum of 9 credit hours of course including thesis/project work in any semester.

Full time students must register for a minimum of 12 credit hours and a maximum of 15 credit hours per semester. A full time student shall not be allowed to be in the employment of any organization (even as a part time employee). However, they may be employed as teaching/research assistant at the university. If a full time student becomes an employee (full time or part time) of any other organization in the middle of a semester, she/he may, with approval of the Head of the Department of CE and his/her employer, be allowed to continue as a full time student for that semester.

The courses of study in the department have been recommended by the Board of Post Graduate Studies (BPGS) and the faculty and approved by the Academic Council (AC). The BPGS may review the curriculum from time to time and recommend any changes as may be considered necessary. The courses to be offered in any semester shall also be as determined by the relevant BPGS.

A student on recommendation of the BPGS and as approved by the Academic Council may be allowed to transfer credits of the courses completed by the student at a recognized institution provided that the courses were not taken earlier than five calendar years from the date of his first enrolment in the respective program at UAP and that the student obtained a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 or its equivalent and that the courses are equivalent to the approved courses of UAP.

On the recommendation of the Board of Post Graduate Studies (BPGS) and Academic Council (AC), the rules for admission into the University for Postgraduate Studies shall be framed from time to time by the Academic Council. Academic Council on its own may, if it deems fit, recommend such rules for admission for approval of the Academic Council.


  • f) Grading system

The total performance of a student in a given course is based on class assessment (assignments, attendance, and projects), a mid-semester examination and a semester final examination. The percentile distribution of marks for a theoretical course is as follows:

  •               Class Assessment                     30%

  •               Mid Semester Examination       20%

  •               Final Examination                    50%

  •               Total                                        100%

Final grades for courses shall be recorded as follows:

  •               Numerical Grade            Letter Grade            Grade Point

  •               80% and above                       A+                         4.00

  •               75% to less than 80%             A                           3.75

  •               70% to less than 75%             A-                          3.50

  •               65% to less than 70%             B+                         3.25

  •               60% to less than 65%             B                           3.00

  •               55% to less than 60%             B-                          2.75

  •               50% to less than 55%             C+                         2.50

  •               45% to less than 50%             C                           2.25

  •               40% to less than 45%             D                           2.00

  •               Less than 40%                        F                           0.00

  •               Incomplete Work                     I                              ---                    

  •               Satisfactory                             S                             ---                      

  •               Unsatisfactory                         U                             ---                    

  •               Withdrawn                               W                            ---

Courses in which the student gets F grades shall not be counted towards credit hour requirements and for the calculation of Grade Point Average (GPA).

Grade I is given only when a student is unable to sit for the examination of a course at the end of the semester because of circumstances beyond his control. She/he must apply to the Head of the Department within one week after the examination to get an I grade in that course. If it is not completed within the next two semesters then the I become an F grade. She/he may, however, be allowed to register without further payment of tuition fees for that course.

Grade S (Satisfactory) or U (Unsatisfactory) is used only as final grades for thesis/project and non-credit courses. Grade for thesis/project “In Progress” shall be so recorded. If however, thesis/ project is discontinued, an I grade shall be recorded.

The grade W means officially withdrawn from a course. A student must withdraw officially from a course within two working weeks of the commencement of the semester or else his grade in that course shall be recorded as F unless she/he is eligible to get a grade of I.

A student’s semester performance is evaluated by Grade Point Average (GPA), which is computed in the following manner:

The grade points are points against letter grades as shown earlier. Credits are only for those courses registered for at UAP.

Students may enroll for non-credit course(s) termed as audit course(s) on recommendation of her/his thesis/project Supervisor and Head of the Department. However his grade for such course(s) will not be counted for calculating his GPA.


  • g) Conduct of Examination

In addition to tests, assignments and/or examinations during the semester as may be given by the teacher(s) concerned, there shall be a written examination and/or other tests for each of the subjects offered in a semester at the end of that semester, the dates of which shall be announced by the Controller of Examinations, UAP as advised by the Dean of Engineering at least two weeks prior to the commencement of the examination.

The Controller of Examinations shall keep up-to-date record of all the grades obtained by a student in individual Academic Record Card. Grades shall be announced by the Controller of Examinations at the end of each semester. In addition, each student is entitled to one official transcript of the university record without any fee at the completion of his academic program from the office of the Controller of Examinations on production of statement of clearance from all Departments/Offices.

The BPGS of the department shall recommend the names of the paper setters and examiners for the semester examinations at least two weeks before the date of commencement of the examination to the Vice-Chancellor for approval.


  • h) Qualifying Requirements

The qualifying requirement for graduation is that a student must earn a minimum grade point of 2.75 based on the weighted average in his course work. If a student fails to maintain the minimum CGPA requirement for graduation, he may apply for improvement of grades for the subjects with grade B- or lower. However, the number of subjects will be limited to two for Master of Science in Civil Engineering and three for Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering respectively.


  • i) Thesis

Research work for a thesis shall be carried out under the supervision of a full-time faculty member of the Department of CE. However, in special cases, a full-time member of the staff belonging to a department outside the Department of CE or an Institute / Center of the university may be appointed as Supervisor, if the research content of the thesis is within the field of such a Department / Institute / Center. A co-supervisor from within or outside the department may be appointed, if necessary. The thesis proposal of a student shall be submitted for approval of the Academic Council on the recommendation of the BPGS after completion of at least 12 credit hours of course work.

If any change is necessary of the approved thesis (title, content, cost, Supervisor, Co-supervisor, etc.) it shall be approved by the Supervisor.

The research study must be carried out in this university or at a place(s) approved by the CPGS in consultation with the Supervisor. The thesis should demonstrate an evidence of satisfactory knowledge in the field of research undertaken by the student. The student shall certify that the research study was done by her/him and that this work has not been submitted elsewhere for the award of any other diploma or degree.

Every student shall submit to the Head of the Department, through his Supervisor, required number of type written copies of his thesis in the approved format on or before a date to be decided by the Head of the Department in consultation with the concerned Supervisor.

Every student submitting a thesis in partial fulfillment of the requirements of a degree, shall be required to appear at an oral examination, on a date or dates fixed by the Head of the Department and must satisfy the examiners that she/he is capable of intelligently applying the results of this research to the solution of problems, of undertaking independent work, and also afford evidence of satisfactory knowledge related to the theory and technique used in her/his research study.


  • j) Examination Board for Thesis

An Examination Board for every student for thesis and oral examination shall be approved by the BPGS on recommendation of the thesis Supervisor in consultation with the Head of the Department. The Supervisor shall act as the Chairman and the Head of the Department will be an ex-officio member of the Examination Board. The Board shall consist of at least four members including the Head of the Department and the Supervisor. The Examination Board shall be constituted as follows:

  •               Supervisor                                                                            Chairman
  •               Co-supervisor (if any)                                                           Member
  •               Head of the Department of CE (Ex-officio)                           Member
  •               One or two members from within the CE Department          Member
  •               One external member from outside the CE Department       Member 

If any examiner is unable to accept the appointment or has to relinquish his appointment before the examination, the Vice-Chancellor shall appoint another examiner in his place, on suggestion from the Supervisor in consultation with the Head of the Department. This appointment will be reported to the Academic Council.


  • k) Project 

Project work shall be carried out under the supervision of a full-time faculty member of the Department of CE. However, in special cases, a full-time member of the staff belonging to a department outside the Department of CE or an Institute / Center of the university may be appointed as Supervisor, if the research content of the thesis is within the field of such a Department / Institute / Center. The title of the project, cost and the Supervisor shall be recommended by the BPGS for approval of the Vice-Chancellor. This approval will be reported to the Academic Council.

If any change is necessary for the approved project (title, content, cost, Supervisor etc.), it shall be approved by the Vice-Chancellor on the recommendation of the relevant CPGS. This approval will be reported to the Academic Council.

The project work must be carried out in this university or at a place approved by the Supervisor in consultation with the Head of the Department. The student shall certify that the project work was done by her/him and that this work has not been submitted elsewhere for any other degree or diploma.

Every student shall submit to the Head of the Department, through his Supervisor, required number of type written copies of her/his project report in the approved format on or before a date to be decided by the Head of the Department in consultation with the concerned Supervisor.

Every student submitting a project report in partial fulfillment of the requirement of a degree shall be required to appear at an oral examination, on a date or dates fixed by the Head of the Department and must satisfy the examiners that s/he has gained satisfactory knowledge related to the project work.


  • l) Examination Board for Project   

An Examination Board for every student for the project and oral examination shall consist of at least three members including the Supervisor. The Supervisor shall act as the Chairman. The BPGS shall recommend the names of the examiners for approval of the Vice-Chancellor. This approval will be reported to the Academic Council. The Examination Board shall be constituted as follows:

  •               Supervisor                                                                             Chairman
  •               One member from within the Department of CE                   Member
  •               One member from within or outside the CE Department      Member

If any examiner is unable to accept the appointment or has to relinquish his appointment before the examination the Vice-Chancellor shall appoint examiner in his place on the recommendation of the relevant BPGS. This appointment will be reported to the Academic Council.


  • m) Academic Fees

The university authority based on the recommendation from the Academic Monitoring and Coordination Committee (AMCC) shall decide academic fees. The tuition fees will be based on: 

Course Fee: To be paid at the beginning of each semester per credit hour basis.

Caution Money (refundable): Payable at the time of admission.


  • n) Striking off and Removal of Names from the Rolls

The name of the student shall be struck off and removed from the rolls of the university on the following grounds: 

  •               Withdrawn officially from all the courses including thesis/project.

  •               Forced to discontinue her/his studies under disciplinary rules.

  •               Failing to make satisfactory progress in her/his program as per the rules. 

  •               Failing to proceed with the program as per the rules. 

  •               Non-payment of dues within the prescribed period.


  • o) Credit Structure and Course Pattern

The entire graduate program is covered through a set of theoretical courses and project/thesis work.


  • p) Types of Courses

A number of courses are offered to enhance the knowledge of civil engineers in various areas of civil engineering, such as Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Transportation Engineering, and Water Resources Engineering. A student has to complete 36 credit hours to get the degree in the Master of Science in Civil Engineering or Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering. For Master of Science in Civil Engineering, a student has to complete 18 credit hours from six theory courses and 18 credit hours from a thesis. For Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering, a student has to complete 30 credit hours from ten theory courses and 6 credit hours from a project work.


  • q) Course Registration

A regular student is normally required to take a minimum of 9 credits and a maximum of 12 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.


  • r) Performance Evaluation and Award of Degree

The performance of a student will be evaluated in terms of GPA and cumulative grade point average (CGPA), which is the weighted grade point average for all the courses completed. Students will be considered to be making normal progress towards a degree if their CGPA for all the theory courses completed is 2.75 or better and are in good standing with the university.


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  • Offered Courses for M.Sc./MCE/M.Eng. Program (Curriculum)


  • Course Number with Title               Credit
  • CE 6001: Mathematics for Civil Engineers I       3 Credit
  • CE 6002: Mathematics for Civil Engineers II       3 Credit
  • CE 6003: Boundary Element Method       3 Credit                        
  • CE 6004: Computer Methods in Civil Engineering       3 Credit    
  • CE 6005: Construction Planning and Management    3 Credit     
  • CE 6006: Environmental Hazard and Disaster Management       3 Credit 
  • CE 6007: Quality Management in Civil Engineering      3 Credit  
  • CE 6101: Theory of Elasticity       3 Credit                                    
  • CE 6102: Elastic Stability of Structures       3 Credit                     
  • CE 6103: Plastic Design of Structures       3 Credit                      
  • CE 6104: Theory of Plates       3 Credit                                        
  • CE 6105: Analysis and Design of Shells       3 Credit                   
  • CE 6106: Finite Element Method I       3 Credit                          
  • CE 6107: Finite Element Method II       3 Credit                         
  • CE 6108: Advanced Design of Concrete Structures       3 Credit  
  • CE 6109: Structural Brickwork       3 Credit                                  
  • CE 6110: Advanced Theory and Design of Steel Structure       3 Credit  
  • CE 6111: Analysis and Design of Tall Buildings       3 Credit       
  • CE 6112: Bridge Engineering       3 Credit                              
  • CE 6113: Structural Reliability       3 Credit                           
  • CE 6114: Wind Engineering       3 Credit    
  • CE 6115: Structural Dynamics I        3 Credit    
  • CE 6116: Structural Dynamics II       3 Credit   
  • CE 6117: Probabilistic Structural Dynamics       3 Credit   
  • CE 6118: Structural Vibration Control       3 Credit  
  • CE 6119: Dynamic Soil-Structure Interaction       3 Credit 
  • CE 6201: Advanced Concrete Technology       3 Credit 
  • CE 6202: Durability Design of Concrete Structures       3 Credit
  • CE 6203: Theory and Design of Structural Concrete       3 Credit
  • CE 6204: Repair and Strengthening of Concrete Structures       3 Credit
  • CE 6301: Theory of Water Treatment       3 Credit 
  • CE 6302: Theory of Sewage Treatment       3 Credit 
  • CE 6303: Biology of Sewage and Polluted Waters       3 Credit 
  • CE 6304: Environmental Sanitation       3 Credit
  • CE 6305: Industrial Water and Waste Treatment       3 Credit 
  • CE 6306: Municipal and Rural Sanitation       3 Credit
  • CE 6307 Water Pollution and its Control       3 Credit 
  • CE 6308: Water Supply Engineering and Design       3 Credit 
  • CE 6309: Sewerage and Drainage Engineering Design       3 Credit 
  • CE 6310: Environmental Management       3 Credit  
  • CE 6311: Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)       3 Credit 
  • CE 6312: Surface Water Quality Modeling       3 Credit 
  • CE 6313: Environmental Fluid Dynamics       3 Credit  
  • CE 6314: Aquatic Chemistry for Environmental Engineers       3 Credit
  • CE 6401: Soil Mechanics I    3 Credits (2 hours per week theory and 3 hours per week practical)
  • CE 6402: Soil Mechanics II       3 Credit  
  • CE 6403: Foundation Engineering       3 Credit 
  • CE 6404: Earth Pressure and Retaining Structures       3 Credit
  • CE 6405: Earth Dams and Stability of Slopes       3 Credit
  • CE 6406: Rock Mechanics       3 Credit
  • CE 6407: Soil Dynamics       3 Credit
  • CE 6408: Advanced Engineering Geology       3 Credit
  • CE 6409: Reinforced Earth       3 Credit
  • CE 6410: Constitutive Modeling in Soil Mechanics       3 Credit
  • CE 6502: Geometric Design of Highways       3 Credit
  • CE 6503: Highway Materials       3 Credit
  • CE 6504: Advanced Surveying       3 Credit
  • CE 6505: Structural Design of Pavements       3 Credit
  • CE 6506: Traffic Engineering       3 Credit
  • CE 6507: Railway Engineering       3 Credit
  • CE 6508: Waterways       3 Credit
  • CE 6509: Planning and Design of Airports       3 Credit
  • CE 6510: Transportation Planning       3 Credit
  • CE 6511: Transportation Engineering Economics       3 Credit
  • CE 6512: Traffic Simulation       3 Credit
  • CE 6513: GIS and Remote Sensing in Transportation       3 Credit
  • CE 6601: Fluid Mechanics I       3 Credit
  • CE 6602: Fluid Mechanics II       3 Credit
  • CE 6603: Open Channel Flow       3 Credit
  • CE 6604: Hydrology       3 Credit
  • CE 6605: Statistical Method in Hydrology        3 Credit
  • CE 6606: Ground Water Hydraulics       3 Credit 
  • CE 6607: Flow through Porous Media       3 Credit
  • CE 6608: Irrigation and Drainage Engineering       3 Credit 
  • CE 6609: River Engineering       3 Credit
  • CE 6610: Sediment Transport       3 Credit  
  • CE 6611: Water Power Engineering       3 Credit  
  • CE 6612: Hydraulic Structures       3 Credit  
  • CE 6613: Photogrammetry in Water Resources Engineering       3 Credit
  • CE 6614: Computational River Morphology       3 Credit
  • CE 6615: Development of Water Resources Project       3 Credit
  • CE 6616: Planning of Water Resources System       3 Credit
  • CE 6617: Physical Modeling and Hydraulic Similitude       3 Credit
  • CE 6618: Mathematical Modeling       3 Credit
  • CE 6619: Water Resources Economics       3 Credit
  • CE 6620: Coastal Engineering       3 Credit 
  • CE 6621: Estuarine Hydraulics       3 Credit
  • CE 6701: Principles of Earthquake Engineering       3 Credit
  • CE 6702: Theoretical Seismology       3 Credit
  • CE 6703: Strong Motion Seismology       3 Credit 
  • CE 6704: Earthquake Hazard and Risk Analysis       3 Credit 
  • CE 6705: Earthquake Forecasting, Preparedness and Mitigation       3 Credit
  • CE 6713: Earthquake Resistant Design       3 Credit
  • CE 6714: Earthquake Damage Repair and Retrofitting       3 Credit
  • CE 6715: Earthquake Cost Evaluation       3 Credit
  • CE 6000: Project/Thesis


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  • Course Outline of MCE/M.Eng Courses



Theory courses are offered keeping a good balance among the various fields of Civil Engineering.

Course Number with Title and Syllabus

A description of courses currently offered at postgraduate level by the Civil Engineering Department is provided below. It should be noted that the postgraduate course curricula are updated on a regular basis and new courses are added to the curricula from time to time.


  • CE 6001: Mathematics for Civil Engineers I - 3 Credits
  • Methods of linear algebra; Vector analysis and tensor: Vector and tensor representation of Civil Engineering problems; Linear programming; Regression analysis; Probability and statistics: Applications in uncertainty modeling; Basic concepts and applications of fuzzy logic.


  •  CE 6002: Mathematics for Civil Engineers II - 3 Credits 
  • Differential equations and partial differential equations: Applications in solving boundary value problems; Laplace transform and applications; Structural optimization by calculus of variations; Fourier transform and Fast Fourier transform: Applications in solving time-dependent problems.


  •  CE 6003: Boundary Element Method - 3 Credits
  • Introduction; One-dimensional problems: potential flow, beam bending; Two-dimensional problems of potential flow; Two-dimensional problems of elastostatics, Axisymmetric analysis; Three-dimensional formulations; Parametric representations of functions and geometry; Time dependent analysis; elastodynamics, transient groundwater flow; Non-linear analysis: problems of elastoplasticity; Combination of Boundary Element  Method with other numerical methods.


  • CE 6004: Computer Methods in Civil Engineering - 3 Credits
  • Advanced programming techniques related to civil engineering problems; Program optimization, Computational pitfalls; Management of files and data bases; File structures; Direct access backing storage; Computational aspects of matrix algebra relaxation methods, various reduction and elimination schemes; Eigenvalue problems, storage of and computation with large and space matrices; Numerical differentiation and integration; Interpolation and curve fitting; Linear and non-linear programming algorithms; Software packages; Computer graphics; Interactive analysis and design; Programming for civil engineering problems on microcomputers.


  • CE 6005: Construction Planning and Management - 3 Credits  
  • Application of systems theory to project planning and control; Probabilistic network diagramming; Resource allocation; Statistical bidding analysis; Activity planning; Financial management of construction projects; Project control; Human resource management.


  • CE 6006: Environmental Hazard and Disaster Management - 3 Credits 
  • Definitions of hazards and disaster; Dimensions of disaster: Scale, vulnerability; Disaster trends; Risk assessment: Nature and assessment of risks, extreme event analysis, risk perception; adjustment to hazard and loss sharing; Disaster aid; Insurance; Minimizing disaster loss: Environmental control, hazard resistance, preparedness, forecasting and warning, land use planning; Case studies: Seismic hazards: earthquakes, volcanoes; Mass movement hazards: Landslide, avalanches; Atmospheric hazards: Cyclones, storms, tornadoes; Hydrological hazards: flood, drought; Technological hazards: Industrial accidents, oil spills; Disaster preparedness and management systems in Bangladesh.


  • CE 6007: Quality Management in Civil Engineering - 3 Credits  
  • Basics of total quality management (TQM): Nature and scope of quality management, quality under the situational perspective; Principles of TQM; ISO regulations for quality management: Implication of regulatory measures upon the TQM; Necessity of TQM; Application of TQM in Civil Engineering areas like materials, design, construction and environmental issues.


  • CE 6101: Theory of Elasticity - 3 Credits
  • Stress-strain relationship; Plane-stress and plane-strain; Stress functions; Two dimensional problems in rectangular and polar co-ordinates; Torsion; Energy principles; Stress and strain in three dimensions; General theorems; Three dimensional problems; Theories of failure; Numerical and computer solutions of elasticity problems.


  • CE 6102: Elastic Stability of Structures - 3 Credits
  • Stability of struts and beam-columns; Initial imperfections; Inelastic buckling; Stability functions; Stiffness matrix, Fixed end moments; Energy method; Elastic instability of plane frames; Critical load; Buckling modes; Failure load analysis; Torsional buckling under various conditions of end loads; Buckling by combined torsion and flexure; Lateral buckling of beams; Local buckling phenomenon; Buckling of thin plates and membrane shells; Buckling of built-up sections.


  • CE 6103: Plastic Design of Structures - 3 Credits
  • Review of fundamental concepts: Plastic hinges, collapse of beams and frames; Effects of axial load and shear forces; Investigation of plastic collapse mechanisms and calculation of collapse loads; upper and lower bounds; Plastic analyses and design of beams, frames and grillages; Plastic collapse of reinforced concrete and masonry structures; Elastic-plastic analysis; Repeated loading; shakedown theorems; Minimum weight design; Numerical analysis; Design of multi-story frames.


  • CE 6104: Theory of Plates - 3 Credits
  • Rectangular plates with various edge conditions; Circular plates; Energy methods; approximate methods; Orthotropic plates; Numerical methods in the solution of plate problems; Non-linear analyses of plates.


  • CE 6105: Analysis and Design of Shells - 3 Credits
  • Review of membrane theory of shells; Bending theory of cylindrical shells and shells of revolution; Synclastic and anticlastic shells; Design of shell roof of various shapes; Finite difference and finite element methods; Model analysis; Economics of shells; Acoustics of shell roofs.


  • CE 6106: Finite Element Method I - 3 Credits
  • Basic concepts of structural analysis; Introduction to finite element concepts; One dimensional problems; Two dimensional elasticity: Plane stress, Plane strain problems, Triangular, Rectangular and Isoparametric elements; Two dimensional elasticity problems in polar coordinates; Three dimensional elasticity problems in cartesian and cylindrical coordinates; Field problems: Pure torsion and hydrodynamic applications; Plate bending problems; Shells elements; Dynamic problems and consistent mass matrices; Nonlinear geometry and stability problems.


  • CE 6107: Finite Element Method II - 3 Credits
  • Solution of a set of simultaneous nonlinear equations: Direct iteration, Newton-Raphson method; General sources of nonlinearity in structures: Geometric nonlinearity and structural instability, material nonlinearity, plasticity, yield criteria; Review of finite element method: Formulations, shape functions, numerical integration; Finite element analysis of nonlinear problems: Axial bar, beam bending, heat transfer, Mindlin plate bending, problems related to structural dynamics, two-dimensional Navier-Stokes equation, continuum formulation of plane elasticity using updated Lagrangian formulation.


  • CE 6108: Advanced Design of Concrete Structures - 3 Credits
  • Review of principles; beams, slabs and columns; Design of columns; long columns, two way slab systems, grids, waffle slabs, ribbed slab, deep beams, curved beams shear walls, building frames; Design for torsion; Bulk storage structures, creep and temperatures effects; Details of reinforced concrete members; Advanced problems in foundations of structures, codes and specifications and their influence in design; Design of a complete structural system; Prestressed concrete structures.


  • CE 6109: Structural Brickwork - 3 Credits
  • Properties of bricks and mortars: Strength compression element; Analysis and brickwork; Strength of brick masonry compression element; Analysis and design of unreinforced brickwork structures; Reinforced and prestressed brickwork structures; Composite action of brick masonry walls.


  • CE 6110: Advanced Theory and Design of Steel Structure - 3 Credits
  • Tension members: Design criteria; Compression members: Buckling of Column; Residual Stress; Column Strength curves; AISC design formulas for working stress design; Buckling of plates; Design of column as affected of local buckling; Design of laterally supported beam; Shear on beams; Biaxial bending; Stresses due to torsions; Analogy between torsion and plane bending; Design for combined procedures for laterally unsupported beams; Beam column; AISC working stress design criteria for combined bending and axial load; Connections.


  • CE 6111: Analysis and Design of Tall Buildings - 3 Credits
  • Structural forms of tall buildings: Floor system, vertical load resisting systems, lateral load resisting systems; Choice of systems optimum design; Shear walls and coupled shear walls systems, continuous medium, wide column analogy, finite element solutions; Interaction of walls and frames; Tubular structures: Approximate methods, computer analysis; Masonry high-rise buildings; The future of high-rise building.


  • CE 6112: Bridge Engineering - 3 Credits
  • Planning concepts, various types of bridges and their suitability for different span ranges; Bridge loadings; Orthotropic plate decks; Grillage, space frame, finite element and finite strip methods of bridge deck analysis; Long span bridges: Cable stayed bridge, suspension bridge; Substructures; Design and construction.


  • CE 6113: Structural Reliability - 3 Credits
  • Introduction to probability theory; Formulation of reliability for structural components and systems; Exact solutions, first- and second-order reliability methods, simulation methods; Analysis of model uncertainty and Bayesian reliability methods; Stochastic load models and load combinations; Bases for probabilistic design codes; Time-variant and finite element reliability methods.


  • CE 6114: Wind Engineering - 3 Credits 
  • Wind characteristics: Nature and types of wind, statistical analysis of extreme wind speeds, stochastic model of wind turbulence; Wind loading and bluff-body aerodynamics: Aerodynamic drag, lift, moment, pressure, vortex-induced forces, random wind forces; Aeroelastic phenomena: Torsional divergence, vortex induced vibration (VIV), galloping, torsional flutter; Effect of wind loading on buildings, towers, trussed frameworks, bridges; Wind-resistant design of structures: Tall buildings, long-span bridges, suppression of wind-induced response.


  • CE 6115: Structural Dynamics I - 3 Credits
  • Fundamentals of structural dynamics; SDOF system: Free vibration response, response to harmonic, periodic, impulsive and general dynamic loading, dynamic magnification factor, numerical solution of SDOF equation; MDOF system: Eigenvalue problem, modal analysis, numerical solution of MDOF equations, solution in the frequency domain; Energy formulation: Axial and flexural structures, dynamic analysis of trusses and frames; Dynamic loads: Wind, wave, vehicular and blast loads, machine and earthquake vibrations.


  • CE 6116: Structural Dynamics II - 3 Credits 
  • Review of structural dynamics; Nonlinear dynamic analysis: Effects of material nonlinearity and geometric nonlinearity, dynamic concept of structural stability including buckling, negative damping, parametric resonance, numerical and computer methods of nonlinear dynamic analysis for trusses and frames; Random vibrations and nondeterministic seismic analysis; Soil amplification and dynamic soil-structure interaction; Control of structural vibration: Active and passive control, base isolation, TMD, TLD, diagonal bracing.


  • CE 6117: Probabilistic Structural Dynamics - 3 Credits 
  • Introduction to probability theory and random processes; Correlation and power spectral density functions; Stochastic dynamic analysis of SDOF and MDOF structures subjected to stationary and non-stationary random excitations; Crossing rates, first-excursion probability and distributions of peaks and extremes; Applications in earthquake, wind, ocean engineering and fatigue life prediction.


  • CE 6118: Structural Vibration Control - 3 Credits 
  • Basic concepts of structural vibration and control; Classification of structural control: Passive control, active control, hybrid control, optimum control; Base isolation: Effects in modifying dynamic structural response, elastomeric bearings, rubber bearings, roller bearings, sliding systems, Energy absorbing devices: Tuned Mass Damper (TMD), Tuned Liquid Damper (TLD), viscous dampers, hysteretic dampers, diagonal bracing; Active control devices: Active tendons and masses.


  • CE 6119: Dynamic Soil-Structure Interaction - 3 Credits
  • Review of structural dynamics: SDOF, MDOF and continuous systems; Fundamentals of wave propagation: General equations, plane waves, one dimensional applications; Dynamic stiffness matrix of soil layer and soil deposit; Soil amplification of seismic waves: One-dimensional amplification, angle of incidence, nonlinear soil behavior; Dynamic stiffness of foundations: Circular, rectangular, strip and pile footing, effect of embedment, underlain rock; Soil-structure interaction: Kinematic interaction, inertial interaction.


  • CE 6201: Advanced Concrete Technology - 3 Credits
  • Properties of cement; Hydration of cement; Blended cements; Superplasticizers; Mixture proportion of concrete; Properties of plastic and hardened concrete; Workability of concrete; Microstructure of concrete; Creep and shrinkage of concrete; Ready mixed concrete; Deterioration of concrete and cause identification; Assessment of deteriorated concrete structures; Repair and strengthening of deteriorated concrete structures;  Non-destructive testing of concrete; Durability design.


  • CE 6202: Durability Design of Concrete Structures - 3 Credits
  • Definition of durability, factors influencing durability; Chemical attack, seawater attack, sulfate attack, deicing salt attack, corrosion of steel bars, carbonation attack, alkali-silica reaction, delayed ettringite formation, associated factors related to each attack, methods to control the chemical attacks, case studies related to each attack; Leaching, deterioration process of hydration products; Early age cracking of concrete; Life cycle modeling for carbonation; Life cycle modeling for chloride attack; Durability design.


  • CE 6203: Theory and Design of Structural Concrete - 3 Credits
  • Introduction to the limit state design concept; Ultimate limit state design of sections in bending, shear, torsion and combination of axial load and bending; Comparison of design recommendations of different codes (viz. American, British, Canadian etc.); Evaluation of the impact of traditional concepts describing structural concrete behavior on its analysis and design. Introduction to compressive field theory, strut-and-tie model and compressive-force path concept; Design in compliance with these concepts; Prospects and problems of applying finite element method in the analysis and design of structural concrete.


  • CE 6204: Repair and Strengthening of Concrete Structures - 3 Credits 
  • Introduction; Methods of condition survey, destructive and non-destructive tests; Probable causes of cracking; Cause estimation; Judgment for repair and strengthening; Repair methods: Patch repair, sectional repair, electro-chemical repair.


  • CE 6301: Theory of Water Treatment - 3 Credits
  • Water and its impurities; Criteria of water quality; Physical, chemical and biological treatment processes; Desalinization and demineralization processes; Controls of aquatic growth; Control of taste and odor; Removal of organics from drinking water; Nitrogen and phosphorous removal; Advanced methods of organic carbon removal; Dissolved inorganics removal.


  • CE 6302: Theory of Sewage Treatment - 3 Credits
  • Composition, properties and analysis; Biology and biochemistry of sewage treatment; Principles of physical, chemical and biological treatment processes; Tertiary treatment of effluents; Sludge digestion; Sludge dewatering and disposal.


  • CE 6303: Biology of Sewage and Polluted Waters - 3 Credits
  • Important micro-organisms related to water and waste water engineering; Cell physiology; Introductory Biochemistry; Bacterial growth and disinfection kinetics; Enumeraisation of bacterial population; Indicator organisms and water borne pathogens; Sampling and bacteriological examination of water and waste water.


  • CE 6304: Environmental Sanitation - 3 Credits
  • Application of engineering principles to the control of communicable diseases; Vector control; Insecticides and bacteriocides; Collection and disposal of municipal refuse; Housing; Milk and food sanitation; Industrial and personal hygiene; Air pollution; Plumbing; Ventilation; Air-conditioning; Hospital sanitation; Camp sanitation.


  • CE 6305: Industrial Water and Waste Treatment - 3 Credits
  • Requirements of water for various industries; Quality and treatment of industrial water; Characteristics and volume of industrial waste; Problems associated with industrial wastes; Physical, chemical and biological methods of treatment and disposal; Industrial waste problems of major industries and their methods of treatment and disposal.


  • CE 6306: Municipal and Rural Sanitation - 3 Credits
  • Transmission and control of communicable diseases; Importance of safe water supply and safe disposal of waste on sanitation; Principles of excreta disposal with and without water carriage; Individual water supply facilities and their sanitary protection; Solid waste management; Municipal and rural sanitation facilities in Bangladesh; Public health organizations.


  • CE 6307 Water Pollution and its Control - 3 Credits
  • Sources of pollution; Effects on water; Basic theory of control devices; Pollution surveys and control programs; Water pollution problems in Bangladesh; Assessment of water quality in rivers and lakes; Monitoring and management planning.


  • CE 6308: Water Supply Engineering and Design - 3 Credits
  • Development of design criteria for municipal and rural water sources; Intakes, pipe lines, distribution systems, storage facilities and water treatment systems; Ground water resources and well design.


  • CE 6309: Sewerage and Drainage Engineering Design - 3 Credits
  • Design of collection system, pump house; Functional hydraulic and structural design and complete sewage treatment plant and drainage systems.


  • CE 6310: Environmental Management - 3 Credits
  • Environmental and sustainable development; Global and regional approach to environmental management; Environmental implications of sectoral developments: Infrastructure, water resources, industry, agriculture, transport and communication, energy, health and population, mineral resources, tourism, land use and urbanization; Environmental management at project level; Environmental resource management and conservation strategies; Environmental policy and legislation; Environmental Quality Standards (EQS); Economics of Environmental Management.


  • CE 6311: Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) - 3 Credits
  • Historical development; Definition, aims and objectives of environmental impact Assessment (EIA); Environmental issues related to development projects; Project screening, Initial Environmental Examination (IEE); Impact identification, prediction analysis and evaluation; EIA methodologies: Adhoc, Checklists, Matrices, Network, Simulation Modeling Workshops (SMW), Environmental Evaluation System (EES) Overlays, Geographical Information System Guidelines; Environmental Impact Statement (EIS); Impact mitigation plan; Environmental monitoring and post development audits; Organization of EIA: Scope, Work plan, resource requirements and costs of EIA, TOR for EIA; EIA in developing countries; Case studies.


  • CE 6312: Surface Water Quality Modeling - 3 Credits
  • Principal components of dissolved oxygen (DO) analysis, sources and sinks of DO kinetics, DO analysis for water bodies, engineering control of DO; Basic mechanism of eutrophication, significance of N/P ratio, source and sinks of N and P, phytoplankton and nutrient interactions, phytoplankton-DO relationships, simplified river-stream eutrophication analysis for phytoplankton and rooted aquatic plants; Objectives of modeling, applications; Mass loading rage estimations: point source, tributary and intermittent sources; Low flow estimates, travel time and velocity estimates; Steady-state stream equations; Estuarine hydrology; Distribution of water quality in rivers and estuaries, dispersion coefficients, hydraulic transport processes, mathematical formulations, water quality parameters, solution techniques, multi-dimensional models; Physical and hydrologic characteristics of lakes, lakewide response to inputs, finite segment steady state lake models, model calibration and verification sensitivity analysis parameter estimation; Case studies.


  • CE 6313: Environmental Fluid Dynamics - 3 Credits
  • Governing laws of motion for a viscous fluid: Review of  laminar and turbulent flows; Fickian diffusion; Turbulent diffusion, mass transport equation; Shear flow dispersion; Mixing in rivers and estuaries; Jets and buoyant jets; Reservoir dynamics; Pollutant movement in porous media; Computation of environmental flows.


  • CE 6314: Aquatic Chemistry for Environmental Engineers - 3 Credits
  • Review of some fundamentals of chemistry; Approaches to equilibrium problem solving: numerical solution, graphical solution, the ‘tableau method’; Natural weak acids and bases, alkalinity and pH in natural waters, buffer capacity; Dissolved carbonate equilibria (closed system), dissolution of CO2 (open system); Solubility of solids, coexistence of phases in equilibrium; Metal ions and ligands in natural waters, aqueous complexes, ion association among major aquatic constituents, inorganic and organic complexation of trace elements; Redox equilibria and electron activity, pe-pH diagrams, redox conditions in natural waters; Aquatic particles and coordinative properties of surfaces, adsorption of metals and ligands on aquatic particles, surface complexation models; Fate of organic compounds in natural environment: volatilization, sorption/partitioning transformation reactions, structure-activity and property-activity relationships.


  • CE 6401: Soil Mechanics I - 3 Credits (2 hours per week theory and 3 hours per week practical)
  • Identifying characteristics of soils, clay minerals, clay-water relation, fabric; Compression; One and three dimensional consolidation, swelling, collapse and rheological properties; Soil shear strength, concept of cohesion and internal friction; Failure theories; Bearing capacity equations and factors; subsoil exploration program, interpretation of topographic, geological and agricultural soil maps; Laboratory testing of soils and their interpretation for engineering purposes.


  • CE 6402: Soil Mechanics II - 3 Credits
  • Soil porosity and moisture effects relative to effective stress principles, capillarity, permeability and frost action; Hydraulic fracturing; Principles governing flow of water through soils; Soil seepage analysis for isotropic and anisotropic conditions; Numerical techniques for vertical and radial drainage; Description, design procedure and usage of current site improvement techniques, preloading, earth reinforcement, dynamic consolidation, vibrocompaction, blasting densification, lime treatment, drains and geotechnical fabrics.


  • CE 6403: Foundation Engineering - 3 Credits
  • Elastic foundations, loads on infinite slabs, subgrade coefficient, settlement on non-homogeneous half space, linearly-elastic pile and soil, laterally loaded pile, soil foundation interaction for footing and mat designs; Analysis of simple pile and pile group foundations; Exact and numerical solutions to above problems; Shoring and Underpinning.


  • CE 6404: Earth Pressure and Retaining Structures - 3 Credits
  • Fundamentals of lateral earth pressure and classical methods of analysis; Analysis of braced excavations, retaining walls and design of sheet piling system; Principles of cofferdam design; Bearing capacity theories related to shallow and deep foundations.


  • CE 6405: Earth Dams and Stability of Slopes - 3 Credits
  • Seepage in composite sections; Methods of stability analysis, stability of slopes; Compaction; Measurement of performance, construction and control of embankment.


  • CE 6406: Rock Mechanics - 3 Credits
  • Classification and engineering properties of intact rocks, brittle fracture theory; Characterization and properties of rock discontinuities criteria of rock failure; Engineering problems associated with construction in rocks; Stabilization, anchoring and rock bottling; Rock slope stability and reinforcement; Design of underground opening and structures; Geotechnical aspects of open pit and underground mining; soft and hard rock; Material handling, waste disposal.


  • CE 6407: Soil Dynamics - 3 Credits
  • Sources and types of dynamic loading; Vibration of elementary systems; Wave propagation in soils; Dynamic solid properties and methods of their determination; Dynamic soil properties and methods of their determination, liquefaction, shear modulus and damping effects; Vibrations of foundations on elastic media, machine foundations, earthquake response, blast effects including nuclear weapon effects.


  • CE 6408: Advanced Engineering Geology - 3 Credits
  • Advanced physical geology concerning transported and residual soils; Erosion and deposition; Geomorphology; Study of the formation of delta; Engineering geology of soft clays; Engineering properties of rocks; Geologic structures; Historical geology; Geology of Bengal Basin; Earthquake zones of Bangladesh; Geological considerations for engineering designs.


  • CE 6409: Reinforced Earth - 3 Credits
  • Materials used in reinforced earth; Constitutive laws; Design parameters and testing techniques; Conceptual performances of reinforced soil; Analysis, design and construction of reinforced earth retaining structures; Reinforced slopes; Design and construction of reinforced paved and unpaved road; Analysis, design and construction of granular in situ stabilized columns; Soil nailing, root or micropiles; Random (non-oriented) fiber reinforced soil.


  • CE 6410: Constitutive Modeling in Soil Mechanics - 3 Credits
  • Elasto-plastic modeling of soils; Model development process; Models for different types of soils; Monotonic, cyclic and repetitive loading models; Modern approach of constitutive modeling in soil mechanics; Thermodynamic approach of modeling; Application of soil models with small and large strain theories; Application of soil models in finite element, distinct element and finite difference method.


  • CE 6502: Geometric Design of Highways - 3 Credits
  • Highway classification; Design controls and criteria; Traffic, vehicle characteristics, speed capacity; Elements of design; Sight distance, horizontal and vertical alignment; Cross-section elements; Road intersections, grade separation and interchanges; Highway drainage.


  • CE 6503: Highway Materials - 3 Credits
  • Origin, production, specifications properties and uses of bituminous materials; Binder mixtures; design and analysis of bituminous paving mixes; Field operations; Surface treatments; stabilization methods; aggregates; Base, subbase and subgrade; Cement concrete in pavement constructions.


  • CE 6504: Advanced Surveying - 3 Credits
  • Triangulation; Classification and schemes, instruments, linear and angular measurements, field works errors and corrections, computations; Geometric leveling; Field astronomy; Motions of earth, and other stars, time, co-ordinate systems, errors and corrections; Hydrographic surveying; determination of depth under water, measurement of discharge and stream current; Terrestrial and aerial photogrammetry; Instruments, field works, plotting of maps, analysis and interpretation of photographs, stereo-photogrammetry, remote sensing and its application in civil engineering.


  • CE 6505: Structural Design of Pavements - 3 Credits
  • Pavements types; Wheel loads; Stresses in flexible and rigid pavements; Pavement performance, evaluation of subgrade and base support; Design theories and practices, construction methods and maintenance; Pavement rehabilitation.


  • CE 6506: Traffic Engineering - 3 Credits
  • Characteristics of vehicles and driver, traffic stream characteristics; Traffic control and operation, Traffic surveys; Accidents and road safety; Parking, roadway lighting; Traffic management and administration.


  • CE 6507: Railway Engineering - 3 Credits
  • General requirements; Permanent way; alignments, gradient and curves; Points and crossings, signaling and interlocking; Tunneling; Construction and maintenance.


  • CE 6508: Waterways - 3 Credits
  • Historical development of navigation, navigational channels; Survey of waterways; Classification of waterways, traffic, vessels, ports and harbors; Navigational aids; Maintenance of waterways.


  • CE 6509: Planning and Design of Airports - 3 Credits
  • Growth and demand of air transport; Airport site selection and configuration; Geometric design of runways and taxiways, terminal areas; Capacity analysis; Lighting and marking; Air traffic control systems; Structural design, construction and maintenance of airport pavements; Airport drainage.


  • CE 6510: Transportation Planning - 3 Credits
  • Techniques and processes used in solving transportation problems; Relationship between trip generation and land use; Collection and characteristics of base year data; Formulation of mathematical models to simulate existing travel patterns; Forecasting procedures and evaluation of transportation systems.


  • CE 6511: Transportation Engineering Economics - 3 Credits
  • Introduction to basic economic theories; principles and methodologies appropriate to transportation engineering; identification and measurement of transportation costs and benefits; Road user charges and principles of road pricing; Evaluation of transportation proposals in terms of their economic, social and environmental consequences; Techniques of cost benefit analysis; Selected case studies- application of economic principles to one or more current issues in transportation policy and planning.


  • CE 6512: Traffic Simulation - 3 Credits
  • Introduction to simulation techniques; Review of Monte Carlo simulation, macroscopic and microscopic simulation, deterministic and stochastic simulation; Simulation in traffic engineering, review of traffic simulation models, lane-based and non-lane-based mixed traffic simulation; Simulation system components, introduction to statistical distributions, sampling from distributions, random number generation techniques, vehicle representation and processing techniques, simulation warm up and update procedures; Development of traffic simulation model, logical aspects of modeling traffic flow components, elements of systems analysis and synthesis; model verification, refinements and parameter estimation, calibration and validation; Application of simulation models.


  • CE 6513: GIS and Remote Sensing in Transportation - 3 Credits
  • 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 transportation planning and traffic engineering; Digitized mapping of land use and transport network, transport infrastructure development and management, analysis and prediction of impacts, strategy planning, monitoring and evaluation of transport systems and environment, route selection, traffic management and accident analysis, public transport information systems; Integration of GIS packages with transport modeling software.


  • CE 6601: Fluid Mechanics I - 3 Credits
  • Eulerian and Lagrangian coordinates; Reynold’s transport theorem; Basic conservation laws; Continuity equation, Navier-Stokes equation, energy equation; Two-dimensional potential flows; Complex potential and complex velocity, circle theorem, Blasius integral formula and Cauchy integral formula; Three dimensional potential flows; Velocity potential and Stokes stream function and apparent mass.


  • CE 6602: Fluid Mechanics II - 3 Credits
  • Dimensionless parameters in various flow, non-dimentionalizing the basic equations and boundary conditions; Solution of the Newtonian viscous flow equations; Couette shear flows, steady fully developed duct flows; unsteady flow with moving boundaries; Laminar boundary layer equations, Similarity solutions for steady two dimensional flow; Blasius solution for flat-plate flow, Falker-Skan wedge flows; One-parameter momentum integral solution of laminar boundary layer; Turbulent boundary layer equations; Eddy viscosity theories, law of the wall, law of the wake.


  • CE 6603: Open Channel Flow - 3 Credits
  • Energy and momentum principles: Flow resistance; Boundary layer theory; Non-uniform flow computation; Channel controls; Channel transitions; hydraulic jump and surges; Unsteady flow; Hydraulic method of flow routing; Overland flow; Mathematical models of open channel flow; Practical problems.


  • CE 6604: Hydrology - 3 Credits
  • Precipitation and its temporal and spatial variability; Evapotranspiration; Runoff and its time-space distribution; Conceptual models; Hydraulics of overhand flow; Flood flow in stream channel and flood estimation; Flood forecasting; Hydrology of urban, agricultural and forest lands; Computer simulation of Hydrologic techniques; Watershed models.


  • CE 6605: Statistical Method in Hydrology - 3 Credits 
  • Characteristics of hydrologic phenomena; Random phenomena and their distributions; Various probability topics applied to hydrology; Empirical distributions of hydrologic variables; Estimation methods; Sampling theory; Testing hypothesis and goodness of fit; Correlation; Analysis of variance; Time series, spectral cross-spectral analysis; Stochastic models.


  • CE 6606: Ground Water Hydraulics  - 3 Credits
  • Basic principles and fundamental equations; well hydraulics; Aquifer test and flow-net analysis; Transient flow; Unsaturated flow; Well design criteria; Construction, production tests and maintenance; Surface and sub-surface water relations; Ground water recharge and runoff; Groundwater quality; Saline water intrusion; Subsidence and lateral movement of the land surface due to groundwater pumping; flow system analysis and models; development and management of aquifers.


  • CE 6607: Flow through Porous Media - 3 Credits
  • Mechanics of fluid movement in porous media; Seepage force and critical gradient; anisotropy; Application of the Dupuit theory of unconfined flow; Conformal mapping by elementary functions; Confined flow; Relaxation method, method of fragments; Flow through foundation of structures; Seepage from canal and ditches.


  • CE 6608: Irrigation and Drainage Engineering - 3 Credits 
  • Determination of consumptive use; Soil-water-plant relations; Infiltration; Crop irrigation, farm delivery and diversion requirements; Irrigation techniques; Irrigation efficiencies; Water management in irrigated lands; Salinity problems; Relation between irrigation and drainage; Surfaces and subsurface drains; Drainage system and their design; Small irrigation structures.


  • CE 6609: River Engineering - 3 Credits
  • River hydraulics and morphology; Bed forms in alluvial channels; River channel patterns; Flood plain and their formations; Fluvial process in geomorphology; River training and bank protection works; Rivers in Bangladesh.


  • CE 6610: Sediment Transport  - 3 Credits 
  • Sediment properties: Sources of sediment in rivers and canals; Types of loads; bed load, Suspended load and total load; Critical reviews of the sediment transport theories and formulae; Sampling techniques; Modeling of sediment transport phenomena.


  • CE 6611: Water Power Engineering   - 3 Credits
  • Introduction; Sources of energy; Estimating of waterpower potential; Types of hydropower plants; Intakes; Penstocks; Forebays; Tunnel; Power station: Wave and tidal power.


  • CE 6612: Hydraulic Structures   - 3 Credits
  • Design principles; dams; Barrages; Channels and flumes; Spillways; Stilling basins; Transitions and control structures; Locks; Use of models in Hydraulic design.


  • CE 6613: Photogrammetry in Water Resources Engineering - 3 Credits
  • Principles of Photogrammetry; Use of aerial photography; Land form analysis. Interpretation of drainage patterns geomorphologic feature; surface soils vegetation and land use; air photos in the planning and designing of water resources projects; Remote sensing.


  • CE 6614: Computational River Morphology - 3 Credits
  • Basic concepts of River morphology and morphological computation; Principle of one-dimensional morphological model; Mathematical formulation, Schematized sediment transport equation, celerities of water sediment movements; Riverbed response: Steady, time dependent; Analytical models; Numerical models for fixed and mobile beds; Application of models in river problems; Flood mitigation and design of floodway; Two-dimensional vertical model.


  • CE 6615: Development of Water Resources Project - 3 Credits
  • General principles of water resources development planning; Economics of water resources projects; Regional and social considerations; Different aspect of feasibility studies; Study of alternatives; Complete design of water resources project for a selected area.


  • CE 6616: Planning of Water Resources System - 3 Credits
  • Nature of water resources systems; Tools of systems analysis; differential calculus methods; gradient search procedures; Linear programming; Dynamic programming; Systems analysis and mathematical modeling; Objective functions of water resources development; Short-term operation of water resources system; River basin modeling.


  • CE 6617: Physical Modeling and Hydraulic Similitude - 3 Credits
  • Principles and illustration of dimensional analysis; Principles of the theory of similarity; Reynolds models; River and open channel models; Filtration models; Design of experiments; Materials and methods of construction; Equipment in models; Model calibration.


  • CE 6618: Mathematical Modeling - 3 Credits
  • Introduction; Concept of a mathematical model; Types of model; Numerical modeling techniques: Finite difference, finite element, consistency, convergence, stability and accuracy of a numerical integration scheme; Hydrologic and hydrodynamic models; Data organization, schematization and boundary conditions; Calibration, validation and application of a model; Models of water resources systems elements.


  • CE 6619: Water Resources Economics - 3 Credits
  • Concepts of water resources economics; Linkage between development and resources depletion; Theory of consumer behavior-utility, willingness to pay, marginal benefit; demand function for water elasticties of demand, consumer surplus; Production function of water, marginal cost, supply function of water, producer’s surplus; Market economy-factor, mode and scale of production; Natural monopoly and economics of scale. Externalities and market failure; Basic concept of welfare economic: Pareto superiority and Pareto optimality; Efficiency of perfect competition, monopoly; Economic and institutional tools for managing water such as tax, permit, regulation; Short run and long run value of water: Hedonic pricing and contingency valuation; Inter-temporal management of water; Opportunity cost and discount rate: Private and public discounting; Concepts of benefit-cost analysis such as B/C ratio, IRR, NPV, NFV etc.; Ranking of computing/alternative water projects; Cost-effectiveness analysis and impact assessment; Axioms and measures of distributional equity-range, variance; Gene and Thiel indices.


  • CE 6620: Coastal Engineering  - 3 Credits
  • Introduction; Waves; theory and forecasting; Ports and marine structures; wharves; jetties, piers, bulkheads, dolphins, moorings, locks and shore protection works; Dredging; Use of models.


  • CE 6621: Estuarine Hydraulics - 3 Credits
  • Estuarine behavior; Hydrodynamics of estuaries; Mixing process; Tides and harmonic analysis; Modeling of tides; Saline water intrusion; Hydraulics of deltas; Pollution on estuaries; Control of estuarine problems in Bangladesh.


  • CE 6701: Principles of Earthquake Engineering - 3 Credits
  • Historical background; Elastic rebound theory; Plate tectonics; Seismic wave types and their characteristics; Characteristics of seismometers and microtremor instruments; Characteristics of magnitude and intensity scales; Earthquake time histories; Fourier and response spectra; Historical seismicity and earthquake catalogues; Data acquisition, sources, magnitude rescaling, application to hazard analysis; Site characterization: Amplification and responses; Experimental simulation and shaking tables; Structural response to earthquake ground motions; Behavior of materials, elements and structures subject to earthquakes; Principles of earthquake resistant design.


  • CE 6702: Theoretical Seismology - 3 Credits
  • Wave propagation in unbounded and bounded elastic media; Seismic reciprocity and elastodynamic representation theorem; Radiation pattern from earthquake sources; Body waves and surface waves in a layered half-space; Dispersion and phase and group velocities; Methods of stationery phase and steepest descents; Cagnaird-deHoop technique; Ray theory in inhomogeneous earth; Inversion of travel times; Viscoelastic wave propagation; Normal modes of earth vibration.


  • CE 6703: Strong Motion Seismology - 3 Credits 
  • Generation of seismic waves; Synthetic accelerograms; Instrumentation to measure strong ground motion; Estimation of seismic motion at a site; Ground motion spectra; Influence of soils and geologic structures; Seismic risk mapping.


  • CE 6704: Earthquake Hazard and Risk Analysis  - 3 Credits
  • Earthquake phenomena, faulting, ground motion, study of past major earthquakes; Effects of earthquakes on manmade structures, fire, landslide and tsunami; Response spectra, Fourier spectra, power spectra; Soil effects on ground motion and structural damage; Methods for structural damage evaluation; Current research on earthquake engineering.


  • CE 6705: Earthquake Forecasting, Preparedness and Mitigation - 3 Credits
  • Earthquake forecasting: Hazards, lights and sounds, instruments, climatology; Physical models for earthquake forecasting: Long and short range forecasting, practicalities of forecasting and evacuation; Awareness for safer buildings; Introduction to lifeline engineering: Electricity, water, natural gas, telecommunication and transportation systems; Post earthquake damage survey; Earthquake disaster mitigation strategies; Case studies of major earthquakes. Factors influencing earthquake ground motions at a site; Design spectra; Design of linear and nonlinear SDOF system and MDOF system structures; Design of structures to minimize damage; Force-based and displacement-based design methods; Capacity design; Detailing and construction of steel and reinforced concrete structures; Introduction to performance-based design; Seismic isolation and energy dissipation; Economic considerations of earthquake resistant design.


  • CE 6713: Earthquake Resistant Design - 3 Credits
  • Factors influencing earthquake ground monitors at a site; Design spectra; Design of linear and nonlinear SDOF system and MDOF system structures; Design of structures to minimize damage; Force-based and displacement-based design methods; Capacity design; Detailing and construction of steel and reinforced concrete structures; Introduction to performance-based design; Seismic isolation and energy dissipation; Economic considerations of earthquake resistant design.


  • CE 6714: Earthquake Damage Repair and Retrofitting - 3 Credits
  • Seismic vibration and damage; Structural failure, serviceability; Seismic response of different types of structures; Failure and damage mechanisms of concrete, masonry, timber and metal structures; Structural evaluation: Testing methods, condition survey; Structural form and earthquake resistance; Code of practice and detailing for engineered buildings; Improving resistance of non-engineered buildings: Removing defects, low-cost modifications; Strengthening existing buildings: Repair and retrofitting of unreinforced masonry and RC structures; Repair and strengthening of historical buildings; Case studies of repair and retrofitting of existing structures; Economic aspects of repair and retrofitting.


  • CE 6715: Earthquake Cost Evaluation - 3 Credits
  • Definition of different earthquake loss costs: Physical, economic, insured, shock, historical and value-adjusted loss; Intangible losses: Culture, heritage, long-term economy, effects on consumer and investor confidence; Cost of historical earthquakes and the difficulty in evaluating losses; Stakeholders in earthquake losses: Homeowner, small business, corporate business, government, international aid, insurance company, capital market.


  • CE 6000: Project/Thesis
  • A thesis/project proposal is to be submitted by each student after completion of theoretical courses. The thesis/project proposals are to be approved by the Board of Post Graduate Studies (BPGS) prior to the submission for approval in the meeting of Academic Council (AC).


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