The Department of Chemical Engineering at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology features a diverse faculty that is committed to excellence in education and to expanding the boundaries of knowledge and understanding of chemical systems through research. The Department offers a 4 year Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering degree program for prospective undergraduate students. This curriculum is offered for students seeking a broad and deep knowledge of the theory, design and applications of Chemical Engineering and other interdisciplinary fields. In parallel to the theory courses, students attend laboratory sessional classes, industrial visits, workshops, seminars and various training programs. The department has about 60 undergraduate students a year who earn a Bachelor of Science degree and begin to work in the chemical, petrochemical, energy and other sectors or move on to graduate or professional schools. Before graduating, students have the opportunity to become involved in a number of professional and recreational activities.
Enrollment in the B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering degree program requires students to have completed 12 years of studies in Higher Secondary School Certificate (H.S.C.) program or GCE A Level program. Students with a minimum GPA in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and English of their Higher Secondary School (HSC) Examination are allowed to appear in the admission test. Each year the minimum GPA may vary.
More specific information on the admission requirements can be obtained from the Admissions page.
BUET admission is highly competitive. The admission procedure for prospective undergraduate students begins immediately after the publication of the results of the H.S.C examination, usually in the month of August, every year. The call for admission application is published in national dailies. Students with a minimum GPA in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and English of their Higher Secondary Examination (HSC) are allowed to appear in the admission test. Each year the minimum GPA may vary. Please refer to the admission booklet to know about the minimum GPA set for a particular year.
After the admission test, the top 965 students get the opportunity to study in this prestigious institution. The ranking of the students based on the admission exam is published on the BUET website. The students are given the chance to choose a department in order of their merit position. The department of ChE currently has an intake of 60 undergraduate students.
Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)
The Graduates of the BSc in Chemical Engineering program, in 3-5 years after graduation, will be able to
- achieve excellence for leadership within multidisciplinary teams,
- provide sustainable engineering solutions for betterment of society through problem-solving and effective communication,
- pursue postgraduate studies in engineering or other fields,
- engage themselves in life-long learning skills in alignment with state-of-art knowledge
Program Outcomes (POs)
- Apply knowledge of mathematics, natural science, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialization as specified in K1 to K4 respectively to the solution of complex engineering problems.
- Identify, formulate, research literature and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences. (K1 to K4)
- Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design systems, components or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations. (K5)
- Conduct investigations of complex problems using research-based knowledge (K8) and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of information to provide valid conclusions.
- Create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modeling, to complex engineering problems, with an understanding of the limitations. (K6)
- Apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional engineering practice and solutions to complex engineering problems. (K7)
- Understand and evaluate the sustainability and impact of professional engineering work in the solution of complex engineering problems in societal and environmental contexts. (K7)
- Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practice. (K7)
- Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multi-disciplinary settings.
- Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering management principles and economic decision-making and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
- Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.
|A systematic, theory-based understanding of the natural sciences applicable to the discipline
|Conceptually based mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics and the formal aspects of computer and information science to support analysis and modeling applicable to the discipline
|A systematic, theory-based formulation of engineering fundamentals required in the engineering discipline
|Engineering specialist knowledge that provides theoretical frameworks and bodies of knowledge for the accepted practice areas in the engineering discipline; much is at the forefront of the discipline
|Knowledge that supports engineering design in a practice area
|Knowledge of engineering practice (technology) in the practice areas in the engineering discipline
|Comprehension of the role of engineering in society and identified issues in engineering practice in the discipline: ethics and the engineer’s professional responsibility to public safety; the impacts of engineering activity; economic, social, cultural, environmental and sustainability
|Engagement with selected knowledge in the research literature of the discipline
Courses and enrollment
Introduction to Online Registration Procedure
Students will have to perform their course registration online. Prior to this, students must collect their Account ID and Password from their respective halls. The students must meet their advisor before the registration to talk about the registration and the courses to be taken. The wed address for online registration is http://biis.buet.ac.bd. Offered courses for each term will be available in the webpage, along with the class routine, academic calendar and exam schedule. Students must check if their class routine and exam schedule overlap or not. Once the registration has been done, students must recheck if the status of their registration process is complete. Add/drop of courses must be performed within the specified time limit, along with the course teacher’s consent and the adviser’s permission. Students must recheck if the process is complete or not.
Courses Offered From the Department
The courses offered in this department are designed within the modern concepts of chemical engineering education with due emphasis on the industrial requirements in the country. In the curriculum for the undergraduate programme, besides the professional courses pertaining to Chemical Engineering, there is a strong emphasis on acquiring a thorough knowledge in the basic sciences of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. Due importance is also given for the study of several subjects in Humanities and Social Sciences which, it is expected will help the student to interact more positively with the society in which he lives. Thus the course contents of the undergraduate programs provide a harmonious blend of basic sciences and their engineering applications as well as their social relevance.
The first two years are spent on basic work in mathematics and physics, and an introduction to the fundamental areas of Engineering. The last two years completes the development of knowledge in most of the major branches of Chemical Engineering and related topics. The third and subsequent terms build directly on the knowledge of the basic subjects gained in the first two terms and go on to develop competence in specific disciplines. In the final year, the students get the opportunity to choose some optional specialized courses and carryout a comprehensive design and thesis work. The Design and Thesis work provides an opportunity to develop initiative, self-reliance, creative ability and engineering judgment.
Chemical engineering Undergraduate students can choose one of the five specialisation groups:
- Chemical Technology
- Chemical Engineering Science
- Biochemical Engineering
- Environmental Science
- Petroleum Engineering
The core undergraduate and postgraduate programs are regularly being updated to meet national and international requirements. The Department is expanding its education and research in the extended domain of chemical engineering. Some of these new areas are:
- Bioprocess and Biochemical Engineering
- Food Safety and Human Health
- Energy Efficiency and Sustainability
- Industrial Process Safety
- Advanced Process Control
- Industrial Pollution Control
For more details on the courses, download the Undergraduate-Booklet
Credits and degree requirements
At least 158.50 credit hours must be earned to be eligible for graduation, and this must include the specified core courses. The minimum CGPA requirement for obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in engineering is 2.20. Details of the related information are available in the undergraduate booklet.
Earned Credits and CGPA
• The courses in which a student obtained D or any higher grade will be counted as credits earned by him/her.
• The courses in which a student earns F grade will not be conducted towards his/her earned credit. A student, who obtains an F grade in any core course in any term, has to repeat the course. If a student gets an F grade in an optional course, he/she may choose to repeat the course or take a substitute course (if available).
• F grades will not be counted for GPA calculations but will stay permanently on the Grade sheet and Transcript.
• When a student repeats a course in which he/she had previously failed in, he/she will not be eligible to obtain a grade better than B in such course.
• If a student obtains B or better grade in a course, he/she will not be allowed to repeat the course for purpose of grade improvement. If, however, he/she gets a grade lower than B, he/she will be allowed to repeat the course (only once) by forgoing the previous grade. He/She will not be eligible to get grades higher that B in such courses and will not be permitted to repeat more than four courses for the purpose of grade improvement.
Advising & Academic Support
For promotion of a high level of teacher-student interaction, each student is assigned to an adviser and the student is free to discuss all academic and related matters with his/her adviser. BUET encourages a good teacher-student relation which improves the overall academic atmosphere.
For more information, contact:
Member Secretary, Board of Undergraduate Studies
Dr. Iftheker Ahmed Khan
Domains and Taxonomy Levels
Domains and Taxonomy Levels
P-3: Guided Response
P-5: Complex Overt Response