OVERVIEW

CECivil Engineering is the oldest and broadest of the traditional engineering professions. Civil engineers build the world’s infrastructure. In doing so, they quietly shape the history of nations around the world. Most people cannot imagine life without the many contributions of civil engineers to the public’s health, safety and standard of living. It is devoted to the improvement of the human Environment for the purposes of making our activities productive, safe, and enjoyable, while providing aesthetically pleasing surroundings. The civil engineer plans, designs, constructs and maintains physical works and facilities that are deemed essential to modern life. Civil engineering focuses on the infrastructure of the world which include Water works, Sewers, Dams, Power Plants, Transmission Towers/Lines, Railroads, Highways, Bridges, Tunnels, Irrigation Canals, River Navigation, Shipping Canals, Traffic Control, Mass Transit, Airport Runways, Terminals, Industrial Plant Buildings, Skyscrapers, etc. Among the important subdivisions of the field are Construction Engineering, Irrigation Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Soils and Foundation Engineering, Geodetic Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, and Coastal and Ocean Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and City Planning. Only by exploring civil engineering’s influence in shaping the world we know today, can we creatively envision the progress of our tomorrows.

It is devoted to the improvement of the human Environment for the purposes of making our activities productive, safe, and enjoyable, while providing aesthetically pleasing surroundings. The civil engineer plans, designs, constructs and maintains physical works and facilities that are deemed essential to modern life. Civil Engineering includes the broad categories of construction, structural engineering, soil mechanics and foundations, transportation systems, water resources, hydraulic engineering, Environmental engineering, surveying and mapping, city planning and municipal engineering.

The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) program under the Department of Civil Engineering at the College of Engineering and Technology provides a general educational background while allowing a student to concentrate on specialized area by selecting one elective subject in engineering field. The curriculum is designed to give the students general education background, foundation courses, exposure to other areas of engineering and concentration in civil engineering. The first year courses are designed to develop the student’s language, mathematical and reasoning abilities. The second year covers background courses of engineering and courses required to develop the knowledge about the need of the society and utilize these to fix personal goals. The third and fourth year courses are designed to expose students to different branches of engineering and concentrate on civil engineering.

Civil Engineering is the oldest of the traditional engineering professions. It is devoted to the improvement of the human Environment for the purposes of making our activities productive, safe, and enjoyable, while providing aesthetically pleasing surroundings. The civil engineer plans, designs, constructs and maintains physical works and facilities that are deemed essential to modern life. Civil Engineering includes the broad categories of construction, structural engineering, soil mechanics and foundations, transportation systems, water resources, hydraulic engineering, Environmental engineering, surveying and mapping, city planning and municipal engineering.

The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) program under the Department of Civil Engineering at the College of Engineering and Technology provides a general educational background while allowing a student to concentrate on specialized area by selecting one elective subject in engineering field. The curriculum is designed to give the students general education background, foundation courses, exposure to other areas of engineering and concentration in civil engineering. The first year courses are designed to develop the student’s language, mathematical and reasoning abilities. The second year covers background courses of engineering and courses required to develop the knowledge about the need of the society and utilize these to fix personal goals. The third and fourth year courses are designed to expose students to different branches of engineering and concentrate on civil engineering.

MISSION

The Department of Civil Engineering provides an educational, professional, and intellectual experience that enables a diverse body of faculty, staff, students and alumni, to contribute to society through teaching, research, practice, and service.

The mission of the Department of Civil Engineering is to develop highly competent professionals, preparing them for entry-level positions in civil engineering, further study in graduate school, life-long learning, and societal leadership. Allied with both the School of Engineering’s and the College’s mission, the Department of Civil Engineering is proud of its public service mandate to educate leaders the nation, fostering intellectual growth of our students so that they may become productive citizens in the service of humanity. The Department is dedicated to providing a dynamic learning environment that emphasizes open-ended design, problem-solving skills, team work, communication, and leadership skills.
The Civil Engineering will start MSc in Civil Engineering Program in near future through its faculty, staff, students, and authority will work together to acquire, generate, share, and use knowledge in the different fields of Civil Engineering to make the country, region and the world a better place to live. We will continue to be leaders in procuring internal/external funding for research and teaching.

Faculties work together within the department, and other departments in the University, to provide multidisciplinary opportunities for both students and faculty.
The Civil Engineering Program produces graduates individuals with high professional and ethical standards to work in government and private organizations. The faculty is committed to increasing and improving the quality of our graduates.

The Department is committed to prepare its students for immediate entry into the engineering profession as well as into graduate programs of study. The Department is also committed to research in order to place its faculty and student at the forefront of development in the profession of civil engineering at the local and national levels. The latest advances are brought into classroom through continued research, thereby positioning the students to lead the profession into the twenty-first century. The Department reflects the university scope and mission by offering opportunities to students with previous limited access to education to be trained to make professional contributions to the civil engineering enterprise.
The Department offers a degree leading to the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and provides basic courses in all of the following areas:

  • 1. Structural Analysis and Design
  • 2. Geotechnical Engineering
  • 3. Environmental Engineering
  • 4. Water Resources Engineering
  • 5. Transportation Engineering

In addition, advanced courses in the above areas are offered as electives.

The Department also carries out training, research, publication and advisory service activities in the civil engineering and related fields. Some of the training and advisory activities are clustered under the specialized centre namely Centre for Technological Research Training and Consultancy (CTRTC).

LAB FACILITIES

The Department of Civil Engineering is continuously improving its laboratory facilities, equipment and other modern engineering tools that civil engineering students and faculty are expected to use in meeting the requirements of the program. Civil Engineering Department has the following full-fledged laboratories to conduct practice and research.

a. Engineering Material Laboratory: Test for cement and test for aggregates are covered by using Compression Testing Machine, Vicat’s Apparatus, Los Angles Abrasion Machine, Schmidt Hammer and different size of Sieves.

b. Surveying Laboratory: Chain survey, traverse survey, plane tabling, leveling, contouring, measurement of height of an object, area calculation, curve setting, house setting, route survey, distance and evaluation measurement and topography are covered by using leveling instrument, Theodoite, Plane Table, Alidade, Optical Square and Prismatic Compass with necessary accessories.

c. Geotechnical Engineering: Field identification test, the Atterberg limit test, field density test, specific gravity test, relative density test, grain size distribution by sieve analysis, hydrometer analysis, permeability test, direct shear test, unconfined compression test and consolidation test by using Hydrometer, Deflocculating Agent, Drying Oven, Sieve Shaker, Desiccators, Direct Shear Machine, Unconfined Compressions machine and Liquid Limit Devices.

d. Mechanics of Solid Laboratory: Compression test of concrete, compression test of metallic spring, test of beam bending, biaxial bending test, non-destructive test, impact test of metal specimen, buckling and torsion test, tension test of metal specimens, hardness test of metal specimens, location of centre of gravity, verification of Lames’s theorem, test of flexible chord, simple harmonic motion test, impulse-momentum test by using Universal Testing Machine (UTM), Impact Testing Machine, Fatigue Testing Machine, Helical Spring Testing Machine, Deflection Testing Machine for Column, Shear force Testing Machine, Hardness Tester for Rockwell and Brinell Compression Testing Machine, Torsion Testing Machine and Buckling Testing Machine.

e. Environmental Engineering Laboratory: Comparison of color, measurement of pH, turbidity measurement, measurement of carbon-di-oxide, measurement of total solids, measurement of suspended solids, measurement of alkalinity, measurement of hardness, measurement of chlorine concentration, chemical coagulation, residual chlorine, chlorine demand, Turbidity Meter, Electric Oven, Digital Sound Level Meter, Turbidity Meter, TDS Meter, Digital Balance and Filter Sucker, etc.

f. Transportation Engineering Laboratory: Determination of roadway capacity, determination of saturated flow at traffic signals, aggregate impact value, aggregate crushing value, aggregate ten percent fine value, flakiness index of aggregate, elongation index of aggregate, angularity number of aggregates, determination of specific gravity of bitumen, determination of penetration of bitumen, determination of solubility of bitumen, Marshall method of mix design, California Bearing Ratio (CBR) test of sub-grade soils by using Impact Testing Macine, California Bearing Ratio (CBR) Apparatus, Marshal Method Apparatus, Standard Penetrometer, Sieve Shaker, Solubility Measuring Accessories and Traffic Counter apparatus.

g. Hydraulic Engineering Laboratory: Flow measurement through orifice, flow measurement through mouthpiece, flow measurement through V-notch, flow measurement through venturimeter, determination of velocity coefficient by coordinate method, Test for Fluid Mechanics: Flow measurement through broad-crested weir, flow measurement through sharp-crested weir, flow measurement through a sluice gate, flow measurement through a Parshall flume, demonstration of the hydraulic jump, verification of Bernoulli’s theorem, determination of the center of pressure by using Hydraulic Bench, Flume (Glass Sided), Bernoulli’s theorem verification and Center of Pressure Apparatus.

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering maintains a well equipped Computer Laboratory which this department shares with other departments.

All of the above provide Civil Engineering students an excellent opportunity to obtain a comprehensive learning experience in civil engineering.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

The objectives of the Civil Engineering program are to produce graduate who:

  • will be prepared with a solid foundation in mathematics, sciences, and technical skills needed to analyze and design civil infrastructure systems and will be well equipped with problem solving, teamwork, and posses strong written and oral communication skills that will serve them throughout their careers in industry and or governmental jobs.
  • will possess strong knowledge who have the ability to pursue advanced studies in disciplines such as Transportation Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Hydraulics, Water Resources Engineering, Hydrology, Structural Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanics, Geotechnical Engineering, etc.
  • will be familiar with current and emerging civil engineering and global issues, and have an understanding of ethical and societal responsibilities so that they can compete internationally.
  • will be competent enough to obtain professional licensure, and will recognize the need for engaging in life-long learning.
  • will have skills and qualifications for careers outside the traditional focus areas of civil engineering.
  • will have the necessary qualifications for employment in civil engineering and related professions, for entry into advanced studies, and for assuming eventual leadership roles in their profession.

PROGRAM FEES

IUBAT University assesses fees for students on credit hour basis.  Per credit hour tuition fee for the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) Program is Tk. 3,300 for local students.  There is an admission fee of Tk. 10, 000 paid once at the point of admission to BSCE program.  The rate of other charges such as admissions, semester fee, other activities fees and refundable library and laboratory deposits in details have been provided in the Financial Information section of this Bulletin. This section also provides information on financing arrangement including merit-scholarships at the point of admission, in-course fee waiver scholarship, different scholarships, on-campus work opportunities, financial assistance in the form of grants, installment payment, deferred payment student loan etc. The standing IUBAT policy to cater to needs of all qualified students who aspire for higher professional education regardless of the income level of his/her family through appropriate educational financing arrangement under the concept Knowledge Based Area Development: a Step towards Community Self-Reliance applies to BSCE program.

The Financial Information section also contains information on tuition fees for international students and special fees for students from SAARC countries and Least Developed Countries (LDC) of Asia and Africa.

DURATION OF STUDY

There are three semesters – Spring, Summer and Fall in an academic year. The minimum requirement for completion of BSCE degree is 157 credit hours plus such courses as may be prescribed on the basis of individual competency and requires 4 academic years to complete for a full time student.

COMPREHENSIVE

The comprehensive is conducted for students who have satisfactorily completed all the courses of the program. The objective of the comprehensive examination is to test the student’s capability to comprehend the entire program. It consists of a written test of three hours and an oral examination which is conducted by a board consisting of academics and practitioners. The examination is graded and the students must obtain a passing grade to qualify. The students must take this examination to fulfill the requirement of the program. The examination is a pre-requisite to practicum.

PRACTICUM

CEAT places great emphasis on the value of practical work experience in all professional degree programs. Besides the hands-on experience gained in laboratories and workshops, BSCE students are required to work as an internee in a real life organization. In the fourth year of study, CEAT places BSCE students as interns with suitable organizations. This internship is an integral component of BSCE program, worth 9 credit hours.

REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION

The BSCE degree will be conferred only to the student who has fully complied with the graduation requirements and has applied for it. The requirements are that the student has:

  • Completed all the prescribed courses with a minimum of 157 credit hours plus such courses recommended by the department after reviewing individual background.
  • Earned at least ‘C’ grades in each of the core, specialization courses, and English courses.
  • Earned at least passing grade (D) in each of the remaining courses.
  • Fulfillment of English language requirement through English Language Competency Test (ELCT).
  • Earned a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.5.
  • Earned at least a passing grade in the practicum.
  • earned at least a passing grade in the comprehensive
  • satisfactory behavior and discipline.
  • library and financial clearance from the college and the university.

Curriculum


HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
a) Theoretical
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
ART 102 Educational Planning 1.0
ART 202 Career Planning and Development-I 1.0
ART 203 Career Planning and Development-II 1.0
ECO 101 Principles of Microeconomics 3.0
ENG 101 Basic English Composition 4.0
ENG 102 English Comprehensions and Speaking 3.0
ENG 203 Advanced English Composition 3.0
ENG 250 Public Speaking 3.0
PHI 114 Introduction to Philosophy 3.0
PSY 105 General Psychology 3.0


PHYSICAL SCIENCES
a) Practical
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
CHM 116 Chemistry Lab 1.0
PHY 110 Physics Lab 1.0
b) Theoretical
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
CHM 115 General Chemistry 3.0
MAT 147 Applied Calculus 3.0
MAT 167 Calculus-I 3.0
MAT 197 Calculus-II 3.0
MAT 219 Linear Algebra 2.0
MAT 237 Calculus-III 3.0
MAT 247 Numerical Analysis 3.0
PHY 109 General Physics 3.0
STA 240 Statistics 3.0


ENGINEERING CORE
a) Practical
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
CSC 104 Computer Applications Lab 1.0
CSC 184 Programming Lab 1.0
EEN 184 Circuit Analysis-I Lab 1.0
CEN 258 Mechanics of Solids Lab 1.0
CEN 268 Fluid Mechanics Lab 1.0
CEN 442 Environmental Engineering-II Lab 1.5
CEN 160 Civil Engineering Drawing-I 1.5
CEN 180 Civil Engineering Drawing-II 1.5
CEN 208 Survey Practical 1.0
CEN 214 Civil Engineering Materials Lab 1.0
CEN 372 Transportation Engineering-I Lab 1.0
CEN 342 Geotechnical Engineering-I Lab 1.0
CEN 410 Structural Analysis and Design-II Practice 1.5
b) Theoretical
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
CSC 103 Fundamentals of Computers and Applications 3.0
CSC 183 Programming 3.0
EEN 183 Circuit Analysis-I 3.0
CEN 231 Engineering Mechanic 3.0
CEN 257 Mechanics of Solids 4.0
CEN 267 Fluid Mechanics 4.0
CEN 451 Project Evaluation, Planning and Management 4.0
CEN 343 Environmental Engineering-I 3.0
CEN 441 Environmental Engineering-II 3.0
CEN 207 Engineering Measurement and Survey 2.0
CEN 213 Civil Engineering Materials 3.0
CEN 216 Quantity Surveying 2.0
CEN 223 Engineering Geology and Geomorphology 2.0
CEN 307 Open Channel Flow 3.0
CEN 309 Structural Analysis and Design- I 4.0
CEN 323 Analysis and Design of Reinforced Concrete-I 3.0
CEN 327 Engineering Hydrology 3.0
CEN 341 Geotechnical Engineering-I 3.0
CEN 347 Analysis and Design of Reinforced Concrete-II 3.0
CEN 371 Transportation Engineering-I 3.0
CEN 377 Geotechnical Engineering-II 3.0
CEN 401 Irrigation and Flood Control 3.0
CEN 409 Structural Analysis and Design-II 3.0
CEN 471 Transportation Engineering- II 3.0
Elective Course (one) 3.0


Elective Courses
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
CEN 485 Advanced Environmental Engineering 3.0
CEN 477 Advanced Structural Analysis and Design 3.0
CEN 479 Advanced Reinforced Concrete 3.0
CEN 481 Advanced Geotechnical Engineering 3.0
CEN 483 Advanced Transportation Engineering 3.0


PRACTICUM
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
CEN 490 Practicum 9.0

COURSE SEQUENCES


Semester 1
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
ART 102 Educational Planning 1.0
ENG 101 Basic English Composition 4.0
CSE 103 Fundamentals of Computers and Applications 3.0
CSE 104 Computer Applications Lab 1.0
MAT 147 Applied Calculus 3.0
CEN 160 Civil Engineering Drawing-I 1.5
Total 13.5


Semester 2
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
ENG 102 English Comprehension and Speaking 3.0
PHY 109 General Physics 3.0
PHY 110 Physics Lab 1.0
PHI 114 Introduction to Philosophy 3.0
MAT 167 Calculus-I 3.0
CEN 180 Civil Engineering Drawing- II 1.5
Total 14.5


Semester 3
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
CHM 115 General Chemistry 3.0
CHM 116 Programming C Lab 1.0
MAT 197 Calculus- II 3.0
MAT 219 Linear Algebra 2.0
PSY 105 General Psychology 3.0
ENG 203 Advanced English Composition 3.0
Total 15.0


Semester 4
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
MAT 237 Calculus- III 3.0
ENG 250 Public Speaking 3.0
ECO 101 Principles of Microeconomics 3.0
CSC 183 Programming 3.0
CSC 184 Programming Lab 1.0
CEN 207 Engineering Measurement and Survey 2.0
CEN 208 Survey Practical 1.0
Total 16.0


Semester 5
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
STA 240 Statistics 3.0
CEN 213 Civil Engineering Materials 3.0
CEN 214 Civil Engineering Materials Lab 1.0
CEN 231 Engineering Mechanics 3.0
EEN 183 Circuit Analysis-I 3.0
EEN 184 Circuit Analysis-II 1.0
CEN 223 Engineering Geology & Geomorphology 2.0
Total 16.0


Semester 6
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
CEN 216 Quantity Surveying 2.0
CEN 257 Mechanics of Solids 4.0
CEN 258 Mechanics of Solids Lab 1.0
CEN 267 Fluid Mechanics 4.0
CEN 268 Fluid Mechanics Lab 1.0
Total 12.0


Semester 7
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
ART 202 Career Planning and Development-I 1.0
CEN 309 Structural Analysis & Design-I 4.0
CEN 323 Analysis and Design of Reinforced Concrete- I 3.0
CEN 327 Engineering Hydrology 3.0
CEN 341 Geotechnical Engineering- I 3.0
CEN 342 Geotechnical Engineering- I Lab 1.0
Total 15.0


Semester 8
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
CEN 343 Environmental Engineering-I 3.0
CEN 307 Open Channel Flow 3.0
CEN 371 Transportation Engineering- I 3.0
CEN 372 Transportation Engineering- I Lab 1.0
CEN 401 Irrigation and Flood Control 3.0
Total 13.0


Semester 9
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
CEN 441 Environmental Engineering- II 3.0
CEN 442 Environmental Engineering- II Lab 1.5
CEN 347 Analysis and Design of Reinforced Concrete- II 3.0
CEN 377 Geotechnical Engineering-II 3.0
CEN 471 Transportation Engineering- II 3.0
Total 13.5


Semester 10
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
ART 203 Career Planning and Development-II 1.0
CEN 451 Project Evaluation, Planning and Management 4.0
CEN 409 Structural Analysis and Design- II 3.0
CEN 410 Structural Analysis and Design- II Practice 1.5
Elective Course (one) 3.0
Total 12.5
Free Elective Course(s) if any


Semester 11
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
CEN 490 Practicum 9.0
CEN 496 Comprehensive 0.0
Total 9.0

Notes

The total credit hours requirement for the degree has been decided at 141 plus such courses as may be prescribed on the basis of review of individual backgrounds.

  • ENG 101 is a remedial course and those having proficiency in beginning English can have exemptions on the basis of earlier accomplishment on record and demonstration of competency through examination.
  • MAT 167 requires a basic mathematics competency and those who cannot meet its requirements will be required to undergo one or more course(s) in mathematics such as MAT 107 Mathematics and/or MAT 147- Applied Calculus.
  • CSC 103 and CSC 104 courses are introductory in nature and can be exempted on the basis of earlier accomplishment on record and demonstration of competency through examination.
  • PHY 109 and PHY 110 are the beginning Physics courses and may qualify for exemption the basis of earlier accomplishment on record and demonstration of competency through examination.
  • CHM 115 and CHM 116 are the beginning Chemistry courses and may qualify for exemption the basis of earlier accomplishment on record and demonstration of competency through examination.

Course Customization for Students with Polytechnic Diploma in Civil Engineering

  • Students with polytechnic diploma in civil engineering may have course waiver for 20 credit hours based on earlier accomplishment on record and through a standard test and viva. The courses that qualified for waiver are 1. ENG 101 Basic English Composition [4], 2. MAT 107 Mathematics [4], 3. PHY 109 General Physics [3], 4. PHY 110 Physics Lab [1], 5. CHM 115 General Chemistry [3], 6. CHM 116 Chemistry Lab [1], 7. CSC 103 Fundamentals of Computer and Applications [3], and 8. CSC 104 Computer Applications Lab [1]. Such waived courses will be treated as “EXEMPTED COURES” in the final Transcript.
  • Such diploma holders may also have class waiver for thirteen credit hours involving 1. CEN 160 Civil Engineering Drawing I [1.5], 2. CEN 180 Civil Engineering Drawing II [1.5], 3. CEN 207 Engineering Measurement and Survey [2.0], 4. CEN 208 Survey Practical [1.0], 5. CEN 213 Civil Engineering Materials [3.0], 6. CEN 214 Civil Engineering Materials La [1.0], and 7. MAT 147 Applied Calculus [3.0]. Registration in these courses and appearing in all examinations are required but the students may have the option of not attending the classes. All these courses will be treated as “REGULAR COURES” with grades obtained recorded in the final Transcript.

In the light of the above, entry level qualification and background of an applicant as well as his/her competence, the course requirements for the concerned student in the BSCE program will be customized.

Elective courses (one course)

  • CEN 485 Advanced Environmental Engineering
  • CEN 477 Advanced Structural Analysis and Design
  • CEN 479 Advanced Reinforced Concrete
  • CEN 481 Advanced Geotechnical Engineering
  • CEN 483 Advanced Transportation Engineering

Recommended Free Elective Courses

Students are highly recommended to choose one or more course(s) from the “FREE ELECTIVES” as specialization course(s) in their own respective major for further development of knowledge in those areas.


a. Structural and Construction Engineering
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
CEN 415 Professional Practice and Communication 2.0
CEN 417 Introduction to Finite Element 2.0
CEN 485 Pre-stressed Concrete 2.0
CEN 487 Design of Steel Structures 2.0
CEN 489 Bridge Engineering 2.0


b. Environmental Engineering
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
CEN 481 Environment & Development Projects 2.0
CEN 483 Environmental Pollution and Control 2.0


c. Transportation Engineering
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
CEN 473 Traffic Planning and Management 2.0
CEN 475 Transport Projects and Operations 2.0


d. Water Resources Engineering
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
CEN 403 Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management 2.0
CEN 405 Disaster Mitigation and Management 2.0
CEN 407 River Engineering 2.0
CEN 411 Coastal Engineering 2.0


e. Other Area courses
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
ACC 101 Financial Accounting 3.0

DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSES

Description of the civil engineering courses are given below, while the descriptions of the courses of other areas can be found under respective colleges.

CEN 160 CIVIL ENGINEERING DRAWING-I [1.5]

Introduction to plane geometry: pentagon, hexagon, octagon, ellipse, parabola, hyperbola. Projection (solid geometry): cube, triangular prism, square prism, pentagonal prism, cone, cylinder. Development of cube, pyramid, cone, prism; section and true shape of cube, pyramid, cone. Isometric drawing: cube, pyramid, cone. Oblique drawing: cube, pyramid, cone. Interpretation of solids.

CEN 180 CIVIL ENGINEERING DRAWING-II [1.5]

P. CEN 160. Drawing works involving plan, elevation, section of multistoried building, reinforcement details of beams, slabs, stairs; plan, section of septic tank, culvert, bridge, roof trusses, and other civil engineering structures.

CEN 207 ENGINEERING MEASUREMENT AND SURVEY [2.0]

Reconnaissance survey; Linear measurements; traverse survey; plane table survey, leveling and contouring; calculation of areas and volumes; problems on heights and distances; curves and curve ranging, transition curve, vertical curve. Tachometry: introduction, principles and problems on tachometry. Astronomical surveying; definition, instruments, astronomical corrections, systems of time. Photogrammetric; introduction of terrestrial photography, aerial photography, reading of photo mosaic, scale; project surveying; errors in surveying; remote sensing; introduction to global positioning system (GPS).

CEN 208 SURVEY PRACTICAL [1.0]

Chain survey, traverse survey, plane tabling, leveling, contouring, measurement of height of an object, area calculation, curve setting, house setting, route survey, distance and evaluation measurement and topography will be covered by using leveling instrument, Theodoite, Plane Table, Alidade, Optical Square and Prismatic Compass with necessary accessories.

CEN 213 CIVIL ENGINEERING MATERIALS [3.0]

A study of the principal materials used for engineering purposes with special attention to their engineering properties and the importance of these properties to the engineer.  Materials included are: Brick, lime, cement, aggregate, iron and steel, concrete, timber, Ferro cement, bitumen, paints, and tiles. Properties of materials – atomic structure and bonding of materials; yielding, fracture and elasticity of the materials. Design of concrete mixes.

CEN 214 CIVIL ENGINEERING MATERIALS LAB [1.0]

Test for cement and test for aggregates will be covered by using Compression Testing Machine, Vicat’s Apparatus, Los Angles Abrasion Machine, Schmidt Hammer and different size of Sieves.

CEN 216 QUANTITY SURVEYING [2.0]

Quantity estimates of items of civil works e.g. building, bridge, truss and highway.

Analysis of rates; use of software in quantity surveying; Specifications of materials of construction projects.

CEN 223 ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND GEOMORPHOLOGY [2.0]

Minerals, identification of minerals, common rock forming minerals; physical properties of minerals, Mineraloids, rocks, types of rocks, cycle of rock change, earthquake and seismic map of Bangladesh, sedimentation and metamorphism. Structural Geology: faults; types of faults; fold and types; Domes; weathering, application of geology in civil engineering practice, Geology of Bangladesh. Channel development, alluvial flood plains, Deltas and alluvial plains, channel morphology, Geomorphology of Bangladesh.

CEN 231 ENGINEERING MECHANICS [3]

P. MAT 167. Introduction to SI units; scalar and vector quantities; resolution of vectors; coplanar concurrent forces: equilibrium of a particle, free-body diagram; forces in space; moments, coplanar parallel forces; coplanar non-concurrent nonparallel forces; equilibrium of rigid bodies in space; centroids, moment of inertia of areas, moment of inertia of masses; analysis of forces in simple trusses, frames, beams, flexible cords; friction; second moment of inertia of areas and masses; principles of virtual work, power and energy, and impulse and momentum.

CEN 257  MECHANICS OF SOLIDS [4]

P. CEN 231. Concept of stress, strain, mechanical properties of materials, stress, strain due to tension, compression, shear and temperature change; shear force and bending moment, shear center, flexural and shear stress in beams; thin walled pressure vessel, riveted and welded joints, helical spring, torsional stress, combined stress, principal stress,. Deflection of beams by area moment, integration, elastic load, conjugate beam method. Buckling of columns, Euler column load.

CEN 258 MECHANICS OF SOLIDS LAB [1]

Compression test of timber, compression test of metallic spring, direct shear test of timber, direct shear test of metallic specimens, test of beam bending, biaxial bending test, non-destructive test, impact test of metal specimen, buckling and torsion test, tension test of metal specimens, hardness test of metal specimens, location of centre of gravity, verification of Lames’s theorem, test of flexible chord, simple harmonic motion test, impulse-momentum test by using Compression Testing Machine, Impact Testing Machine, Torsion Testing Machine and Buckling Testing Machine.

CEN 267  FLUID MECHANICS [4]

P. MAT 167, CEN 231. 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 forces in fluid flow. Introduction to 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. Boundary layer problems, Navier-Stoke’s equation.

CEN 268 FLUID MECHANICS LAB [1]

Test for Open Channel Flow: Flow measurement through orifice, flow measurement through mouthpiece, flow measurement through V-notch, flow measurement through venturimeter, determination of velocity coefficient by coordinate method, Test for Fluid Mechanics: Flow measurement through broad-crested weir, flow measurement through sharp-crested weir, flow measurement through a sluice gate, flow measurement through a Parshall flume, demonstration of the hydraulic jump, verification of Bernoulli’s theorem, determination of the center of pressure by using Hydraulic Bench, Flume (Glass Sided), Bernoulli’s theorem verification and Center of Pressure Apparatus.

CEN 307 OPEN CHANNEL FLOW [3.0]

P. CEN 257; Open channel flow and classifications. Velocity and pressure distribution, energy equation and specific energy, critical flow. Principles of flow measurement and devices. Concept of uniform flow, Chezy and Manning equations, estimation of resistance coefficients and computation of uniform flow. Momentum equation and specific momentum. Hydraulic jump. Theory and analysis of gradually varied flow. Computation of flow profiles. Design of Channels.

CEN 309 STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS AND DESIGN I [4.0]

P. CEN 257. Stability and determinacy of structures; analysis of statically determinate trusses and arches; influence lines; moving loads on beams, frames and trusses; cable and cable supported structures. SFD and BMD of determinate beams and frames. Wind and earthquake loads; approximate analysis of statically indeterminate structures; braced trusses, portal frames, mill bent and multistoried building frames.

CEN 323 ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF REINFORCED CONCRETE I [3.0]

P. CEN 257. Behavior of reinforced concrete. Introduction to methods of working stress design (WSD) and ultimate strength design (USD) of reinforced concrete members. Analysis and design of singly, doubly, T-beam by WSD and USD methods. Diagonal tension (shear design), bond, anchorage by WSD and USD methods; one-way slab design by WSD and USD methods.

CEN 327 ENGINEERING HYDROLOGY [3.0]

Hydrologic cycle. Weather and Hydrology. Precipitation, evaporation and transpiration. Infiltration. Stream flow. Application of telemetry and remote sensing in hydrologic data acquisition. Rainfall-runoff relations. Hydrography, unit hydrography. Hydrologic routing. Statistical methods in hydrology.

CEN 341 GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING – I[3.0]

Description and identification of soils; classification of soils; soil structure and consistency; weight-volume and moisture density relationship; permeability; seepage; capillarity and flownets; compaction; one dimensional consolidation and settlements; shear strength of soils.

CEN 347 ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF REINFORCED CONCRETE II [3.0]

P. CEN 323. Two-way slabs, columns, footings, retaining walls, reinforced concrete floor and roof systems. Review of codes, yield line method, Introduction to prestressed concrete.

Design of a slab bridge, simple girder bridge and a low-rise building.
CEN 371 TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING I [3.0]

Elements of transportation system; transportation economics, highway planning, types, geometric design of highways; highway materials and bituminous mix design. Elements of highway traffic engineering, traffic control devices. Preparation of a railway project, alignment, resistance and signaling, points and crossing; maintenance.

CEN 372 TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING I LAB [1.0]

Determination of roadway capacity, determination of saturated flow at traffic signals, aggregate impact value, aggregate crushing value, aggregate ten percent fine value, flakiness index of aggregate, elongation index of aggregate, angularity number of aggregates, determination of specific gravity of bitumen, determination of penetration of bitumen, determination of solubility of bitumen, Marshall method of mix design, California Bearing Ratio (CBR) test of sub-grade soils by using Impact Testing Macine, California Bearing Ratio (CBR) Apparatus, Marshall Method Apparatus, Standard Penetrometer, Sieve Shaker, Solubility Measuring Accessories and Traffic Counter apparatus.

CEN 377 GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING II [3.0]

P. CEN 341. Sub-soil exploration, Lateral earth pressure, Soil improvement techniques, Types and selection of foundations, Bearing capacity of shallow and deep foundation; Design and construction of footing, pile, cassions, etc.

CEN 378 GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING II LAB [1.0]

Field identification test, the Atterberg limit test, field density test, specific gravity test, relative density test, grain size distribution by sieve analysis, hydrometer analysis, permeability test, direct shear test, unconfined compression test and consolidation test by using Hydrometer, Deflocculating Agent, Drying Oven, Sieve Shaker, Desiccators, Direct Shear Machine, Unconfined Compressions machine and Liquid Limit Devices.

CEN 401 IRRIGATION AND FLOOD CONTROL [3.0]

Importance of irrigation, sources and quality of irrigation water, soil-water relationship. Consumptive use and estimation of irrigation water requirements. Methods of irrigation, design of irrigation canal system. Irrigation structures, irrigation pumps and problems of irrigated land. Flood and its control.

CEN 409 STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS AND DESIGN II [3.0]

P. CEN 309. Deflection of beams, frames and trusses by virtual work method; space trusses; analysis of statically indeterminate structures by consistent deformation, moment distribution, slope deflection, stiffness matrix, flexibility matrix, column analogy, influence line for statically indeterminate beams, frames, arches.

CEN 410 STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS AND DESIGN II PRACTICE [1.5]
Practice of CEN 409.
CEN 471 TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING II [3.0]

P. CEN 371. Design controls and criteria; road intersection, vehicle and traffic characteristics. Design, construction, maintenance and evaluation of flexible and rigid pavements. Highway drainage and drainage structures. Introduction to waterways and airways, planning and design of airports. Railway engineering.

CEN 343 ENVNIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING – I [3.0]

Introduction to Environmental engineering; community and Environment; clean water; sanitation and health; introduction to water supply; population prediction and water requirement. Water supply sources; ground water and surface water; ground water exploration; aquifer properties and ground water flow; well hydraulics and well design; common water supply systems with specific reference to Bangladesh; different types of hand pumps, installation and O & M of hand pumps; problems of water supply: presence of iron and arsenic, hardness, salinity, water table lowering, drilling problems in rocky areas etc.

Alternative technologies for problem areas in Bangladesh- Shallow Shrouded Tubewell (SST), Very Shallow Shrouded Tube-well (VSST), Pond Sand Filter (PSF); water collection and transportation; head works; pumps and pumping machinery; water distribution system; water quality parameters and standards; introduction to water treatment methods; Influence of socio-economic aspects on community water supply and sanitation.

CEN 441 ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING – II [3.0]

Water treatment methods: plain sedimentation, sedimentation with coagulation, filtration, disinfection; treatment of industrial water;

Wastewater: estimation of wastewater, wastewater collection system, hydraulics of sewer, design, construction and maintenance of sanitary sewer and storm sewer; microbiology of wastewater; primary and secondary treatment of sewage;

Environmental sanitation: introduction, Environmental pollution; Environment protection and management; sanitation practices in Bangladesh; different sanitation options-various types of pit latrines, pour flash latrines etc.

Health and hygiene; disease description, transmission and control, hygiene education. Introduction to air and noise pollution; introduction to solid waste management.

CEN 442 ENVNIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING – II LAB [1.5]

Comparison of color, measurement of pH, turbidity measurement, measurement of carbon-di-oxide, measurement of total solids, measurement of suspended solids, measurement of alkalinity, measurement of hardness, measurement of chlorine concentration, chemical coagulation, residual chlorine, chlorine demand, analysis of combined noise, analysis of noise protection efficiency by using pH meter, Color Compactor, Turbidity Meter, Electric Oven, Digital Sound Level Meter, Turbidity Meter, TDS Meter, Digital Balance and Filter Sucker, etc.

CEN 451 PROJECT EVALUATION, PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT [4.0]

Team, Principles of management; budgeting, estimating and project costing, feasibility, evaluation, planning and scheduling, and controlling: PERT, CPM, resource scheduling; materials management and bid/tender process.   Psychology in administration.

Application of planning and management principles to civil engineering projects.  Introduction to construction management; construction contracts and specifications; inspection and quality control; construction safety; construction equipment and plants.

Theory and practice of construction operations, equipment utilization and construction methods. Analysis of costs. Optimizing techniques used in managing civil engineering projects. Heavy equipment costs.

CEN 477 ADVANCED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS AND DESIGN [3.0]

Plastic analysis of steel structures; introduction to theory of elasticity; plane stress-strain;  Two- dimensional problems in rectangular and polar coordinates;  fundamentals of structural dynamics; SDOF and MDOF system;  analysis of membrane shell and folded plate.

CEN 479 ADVANCED REINFORCED CONCRETE [3.0]

Review of slabs, beams, columns; design of long columns; two-way slab system: grids, waffle slabs, ribbed slabs; slab design by equivalent frame method. Deep beams, curved beams, shear walls, building frames.  Bulk storage structures (silos, bins); design for torsion.  Advanced problems in foundations of structures.  Limit state design, yield line analysis and plastic design.  Codes and specifications and their influence in structures.

CEN 481 ADVANCED GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING [3.0]

Stress deformation and failure of soil mass; principles of effective and total stress; measurements of soil suction; sheet pile , coffer-dam, caisson; three-dimensional consolidation; pore pressure coefficient; stress path method; critical state theory.  Foundation failure case studies; soil liquefaction; soil improvement techniques; soil structure interaction; dewatering; design of machine foundation.

CEN 483 ADVANCED TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING [3.0]

Transportation planning process; advanced pavement system, traffic management concept; traffic accident investigation; city road and street network; grade separation and interchanges; pedestrian and bicycle facilities; urban bypass and new M-E pavement design.  Environmental aspects of highway traffic and transportation project; elements of traffic flow.  Planning, analysis, evaluation and implementation of transportation projects.

CEN 485 ADVANCED ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING [3.0]

Alternative water technologies: solar stills, rain water harvesting; industrial wastewater treatment and their disposal standards in relation to Bangladesh; solid waste management: sources and types of solid waste; solid waste generation; on-site handling, storage and collection; transportation and disposal methods; recycling and resource recovery from soid waste; industrial and hazardous waste management.

Air and noise pollution: introduction to air and noise pollution and their effects; global Environmental concerns; green house effects; ozone depletion; Acid rain.

Concept of community participation; sustainable development approach; Gender issues.

Introduction to initial Environmental examination and Environmental impact assessment; policy & legislation: Environmental Conservation Act, 1995 and Environmental Protection Rules, 1997.

CEN 481: Environmental Pollution & its Control [2.0]

Environment Pollution and Its Control: water pollution – sources 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; ground-water 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 greenhouse effects; air pollution monitoring and control measures.

CEN 483: Environment and DEVELOPMENT Projects [2.0]

Environment and Development Projects: Environment and sustainable development; Environmental policies and legislation Environmental implication of Sectoral development; Environmental quality standards; Environmental issues and priorities; Environmental impact assessment of development schemes – baseline studies, assessment methodologies; economics of Environmental management; special topics.

CEN 403: Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management [2.0]

Basic concepts in integrated water resources management, Economic, Environmental and institutional aspects, Participation of beneficiaries, Formation of users’ group. Fisheries management, Strategic planning, System analysis approach, Conceptual framework and models, Analytical techniques, Operation and maintenance of water resources systems,

CEN 405: Disaster Mitigation and Management [2.0]

Flood and its causes. Methods of flood management: structural and non-structural measures such as reservoirs, levees and flood walls, channel improvement, interior drainage, flood ways, land management, flood proofing, flood zoning, flood hazard mapping, flood forecasting and warning.

Economic aspects of flood management: flood risk and vulnerability analysis, direct and indirect losses of flood, flood damage assessment, flood damage in urban and rural areas.

CEN 407: River Engineering [2.0]

Behavior of alluvial rivers, River channels pattern and fluvial processes. Aggradation and degradation, local scours, river training and bank protection works. Navigation and dredging Sediment movement in river channels, bed forms and flow regimes.

CEN 411: Coastal Engineering [2.0]

Coast and coastal features. Tides and currents. Tidal flow measurement. Waves and storm surges. Docks and harbors. Forces of waves and tides in the design of coastal and harbor structures. Coastal sedimentation processes. Deltas and estuaries. Shore protection works. Dredging and dredgers.

CEN 415: Professional Practices and Communication [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 report; industrial and labour relations; professional ethics in Civil Engineering.

CEN 417: Introduction to Finite Element Method [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.

CEN 473: Traffic Planning & Management [2.0]

The transportation planning process; traffic management concepts; traffic accident investigations; city road and street networks: grade separation and interchanges, pedestrian and bicycle facilities. The urban bypass; Environmental aspects of highway traffic and transportation projects; elements of traffic flow.

CEN 475: Transport Projects and Operations [2.0]

Highway needs study; highway planning, economics and financing; evaluation and analysis of transportation projects, management, monitoring; organization and implementation of transportation projects; selected case studies; traffic engineering administration and legislation; urban public transportation and freight movement.

CEN 485: Prestressed Concrete [2.0]

Pre-stressed concretes: materials; pre-stressing systems; 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.

CEN 487: Design of Steel Structures[2.0]

Behavior of structural steel members and steel frames; code requirements; design of tension and compression members by WSD and LRFD methods; design of beam, beam-columns; Joint design.

CEN 489: Bridge Engineering [2.0]

Introduction and Classification of Bridges; Design Concept of Cable stayed Bridges, Steel Bridges, Long Span Bridges; Causes of Bridge failure; Repair and Maintenance of Bridges; Term Project on Bridge Engineering.

CEN 490 PRACTICUM [9.0]

Department of Civil Engineering (DCE) places great emphasis on the value of practical work experience in all professional degree programs. Besides the hands-on experience gained in laboratories and workshops, BSCE students are required to work as an internee in a real life organization. In the fourth year of study, DCE will place BSCE students as interns with suitable organizations. This internship is an integral component of BSCE program, worth 9 credit hours.