In the curriculum for the undergraduate program, besides the professional courses pertaining to Industrial and Production Engineering, there is a strong emphasis on acquiring a thorough knowledge in the basic sciences of mathematics, physics and chemistry. Due importance is also given for the study of several subjects in humanities and social sciences which will help the student to interact more positively with the society in which he lives. Thus the course contents of the undergraduate programs provide a harmonious blend of basic sciences and their engineering applications as well as their social relevance.
The first two years are spent on basic science and an introduction to the fundamental areas of Engineering. The last two years completes the development of knowledge in most of the major branches of Industrial and Production Engineering. The third and subsequent terms build directly on the knowledge of the basic subjects gained in the first two terms and go on to develop competence in specific disciplines. In the final year, the students get the opportunity to choose some optional specialized courses and carryout a comprehensive project and thesis work. The project and thesis work provides an opportunity to develop initiative, self-reliance, creative ability and engineering judgment.
One Advisor would normally be appointed for a batch of student by the Undergraduate Board of Studies of the concerned department(s) who will advise each student on the courses to be taken by the student. Advisor will discuss with the student his/her academic program and then decide the number and nature of courses for which he/she can register. However, it is the student’s responsibility to keep contacts with his Advisor who will review and eventually approve the student’s specific plan of study and check on subsequent progress. The Advisor should be in the rank of an Assistant Professor or above from the concerned department(s). For a student of second and subsequent terms, the number and nature of courses for which he/she can register will be decided on the basis of his/her academic performance during the previous term. The Advisor will advise the student to register for the courses during the next term within the framework of the guidelines in respect of minimum/maximum credit hours limits, etc. which are elaborated at appropriate places in this report. The Advisor is also authorized to permit the student to drop one or more courses based on his/her academic performance and the corresponding categorization.
Any student who makes use of class room or laboratory facilities or faculty time is required to register formally. Being admitted to the University, each student is assigned to a student advisor. The student can register for courses he intends to take during a given term only on the basis of the advice and consent of his/her advisor. This can be done online within a specified deadline at BUET Institutional Information System (BIIS) where a student can select courses in the online course registration form. The student is then required to meet his/her advisor to finalize and confirm the registration. It is absolutely necessary that all students register within the specified time.
A student must be enrolled in at least 15 credit hours. He may be allowed to enroll in up to a maximum of 24 credit hours if recommended by his/her Advisor. A student must enroll for the prescribed sessional/laboratory courses in the respective term within the allowed credit-hour limits. In special cases where a student cannot be allotted the minimum required 15 credit hours in a term, the relevant BUGS may approve a lesser number of credit hours to suit individual requirements. Such cases shall only be applicable to students needing less than 15 credits for graduation.
Some courses involve pre-requisite courses. A student will be allowed to register in those courses subject to the satisfaction of pre requisite courses. If a student fails in a pre-requisite course in any term, the concerned BUGS may allow him to register for a course which builds on the pre-requisite course provided his/her attendance and grades in continuous assessment in the pre-requisite course is found to be satisfactory. Registration will be done at the beginning of each term. The registration program with dates and venue will be announced in advance. Late registration is, however, permitted within the 4th week after starting the classes on payment of a late registration fee
Minimum credit hour requirements for the award of bachelor’s degree in engineering and architecture will be decided by the respective Undergraduate Board of Studies. However, at least 157 credit hours for engineering and 190 credit hours for architecture must be earned to be eligible for graduation, and this must include the specified core courses. The minimum GPA requirement for obtaining a bachelor’s degree in engineering, URP or architecture is 2.20.
Students who have completed Minimum credit requirement for graduation for a Bachelor’s degree shall not be considered and registered as fulltime students. A student may take additional courses with the consent of his/her advisor in order to raise GPA, but he/she may take a maximum of 15 such additional credits in engineering and URP and 18 such additional credits in architecture beyond respective credit-hour requirements for bachelor’s degree during his/her entire period of study.