Course Outline 


Course Outline of Undergraduate
Courses

First
Year
First
Semester
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.
First
Year
Second Semester
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.
Second
Year
First Semester
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 Second Year Second Semester
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.
Third
Year
First Semester
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.
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. Third Year Second Semester
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.
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.
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.
Fourth
Year
First Semester
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.
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.
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.
Fourth
Year
Second Semester
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.
Optional
Courses:
(For Structural
Division)
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.
(For Environmental
Division)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

Course Outline for MCE/M.Eng
Program
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 timedependent problems. CE 6003: Boundary
Element Method 3 Credits Introduction;
Onedimensional problems: potential flow, beam
bending; Twodimensional problems of potential
flow; Twodimensional problems of elastostatics,
Axisymmetric analysis; Threedimensional
formulations; Parametric representations of
functions and geometry; Time dependent analysis;
elastodynamics, transient groundwater flow;
Nonlinear analysis: problems of
elastoplasticity; Combination of Boundary
Element
Method with other numerical methods. 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 nonlinear 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. 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 Stressstrain relationship;
Planestress and planestrain; Stress functions;
Two dimensional problems in rectangular and
polar coordinates; 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
beamcolumns; 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 builtup 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;
Elasticplastic analysis; Repeated loading;
shakedown theorems; Minimum weight design;
Numerical analysis; Design of multistory
frames. Rectangular plates with
various edge conditions; Circular plates; Energy
methods; approximate methods; Orthotropic
plates; Numerical methods in the solution of
plate problems; Nonlinear 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, NewtonRaphson 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, twodimensional
NavierStokes 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 highrise buildings; The
future of highrise building. 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 secondorder reliability
methods, simulation methods; Analysis of model
uncertainty and Bayesian reliability methods;
Stochastic load models and load combinations;
Bases for probabilistic design codes;
Timevariant 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 bluffbody
aerodynamics: Aerodynamic drag, lift, moment,
pressure, vortexinduced 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; Windresistant design of
structures: Tall buildings, longspan bridges,
suppression of windinduced 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 soilstructure
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 nonstationary
random excitations; Crossing rates,
firstexcursion 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
SoilStructure 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: Onedimensional amplification,
angle of incidence, nonlinear soil behavior;
Dynamic stiffness of foundations: Circular,
rectangular, strip and pile footing, effect of
embedment, underlain rock; Soilstructure
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;
Nondestructive 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, alkalisilica 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,
strutandtie model and compressiveforce 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
nondestructive tests; Probable causes of
cracking; Cause estimation; Judgment for repair
and strengthening; Repair methods: Patch repair,
sectional repair, electrochemical 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 microorganisms
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;
Airconditioning; 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,
phytoplanktonDO relationships, simplified
riverstream 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;
Steadystate stream equations; Estuarine
hydrology; Distribution of water quality in
rivers and estuaries, dispersion coefficients,
hydraulic transport processes, mathematical
formulations, water quality parameters, solution
techniques, multidimensional 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, pepH 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, structureactivity and
propertyactivity 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, claywater 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 nonhomogeneous half space,
linearlyelastic 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
(nonoriented) fiber reinforced soil. CE 6410: Constitutive
Modeling in Soil Mechanics 3 Credits Elastoplastic 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; Crosssection 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, coordinate 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, stereophotogrammetry, 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, lanebased and
nonlanebased 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,
multispectral 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,
NavierStokes equation, energy equation;
Twodimensional 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, nondimentionalizing 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 flatplate flow, FalkerSkan wedge
flows; Oneparameter 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; Nonuniform 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 timespace
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 crossspectral analysis;
Stochastic models. CE 6606: Ground Water
Hydraulics
3 Credits Basic principles and
fundamental equations; well hydraulics; Aquifer
test and flownet analysis; Transient flow;
Unsaturated flow; Well design criteria;
Construction, production tests and maintenance;
Surface and subsurface 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; Soilwaterplant 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 onedimensional 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; Twodimensional 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;
Shortterm 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
behaviorutility, 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
economyfactor, 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; Intertemporal management of water;
Opportunity cost and discount rate: Private and
public discounting; Concepts of benefitcost
analysis such as B/C ratio, IRR, NPV, NFV etc.;
Ranking of computing/alternative water projects;
Costeffectiveness analysis and impact
assessment; Axioms and measures of
distributional equityrange, 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 halfspace; Dispersion and phase and
group velocities; Methods of stationery phase
and steepest descents; CagnairddeHoop
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; Forcebased and
displacementbased design methods; Capacity
design; Detailing and construction of steel and
reinforced concrete structures; Introduction to
performancebased 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; Forcebased and
displacementbased design methods; Capacity
design; Detailing and construction of steel and
reinforced concrete structures; Introduction to
performancebased 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
nonengineered buildings: Removing defects,
lowcost 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 valueadjusted
loss; Intangible losses: Culture, heritage,
longterm 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

