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    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 Arc-lengths, 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; Non-Concurrent Non-Parallel 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 Non-renewable 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. MS-Word: File Open, Save, Edit and Details of MS-Word, 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, e-mail.

    CE 102: Civil Engineering Drawing I Credits: 1.5

    Introduction - Lettering, Numbering and Heading, Plane Geometry-Pentagon, 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 Shape-Cube, Pyramid, Cone, Prism, Isometric Drawing: Cube, Pyramid, Cone, Oblique Drawing Cube. Pyramid, Cone Interpretation of Solids-Plan, 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, Non-Coplanar 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 Multi-Storied 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: Sasanka-Rise 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 Reforms-Raja Rammohan Roy, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, Titu Meer. Partition of Bengal (1905). Language Movement (1952) Movement for Autonomy; 6-point and 11-Point Programs. The 1970 Election-Military 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 non-singular 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.


    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 (I-C)- Construction of I-C. Properties of I-C. 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.


    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; Non-Destructive 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 T-beam by WSD and USD Methods; Design for Shear by WSD and USD; Bar Curtailment; One Way Slabs by WSD and USD.

    CE 331: Environmental Engineering I (Water Supply Engineering)

    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; Stress-Strain-Strength 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 Open-Channel 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 Multi-Storied 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 V-notch. 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 Two-Way 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.

    CE 333: Environmental Engineering II (Waste Water Engineering)

    Credits: 3.0

    Introduction to Environmental Sanitation: Sanitation and Health; Objectives and Definition of Sanitation; Classification of Wastes and Sanitation Systems; On-site Sanitation Systems for Rural and Low Income Urban Communities; Simple Pit Technology; Pour-flush 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.

    CE 351: Transportation Engineering I (Transport and Traffic Design)

    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, Rainfall-Runoff 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. Benefit-Cost 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.

    CE 441: Geotechnical Engineering II [Prerequisite CE 441] (Foundation Engineering)

    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.

    CE 451: Transportation Engineering II (Highway Design and Railways)

    Credits: 3.0

    Highway Materials, Sub Grade, Sub Base and Base Courses Soil Stabilization and Soil Aggregates in Road Constructions, Low-Cost 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 Low-Rise Reinforced Concrete building (Wall System); Design of a Multi-Storied Reinforced Concrete building (Beam-Column 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 Non-circular Shafts, Instability of Structures; Stability Functions.

    CE 415: Structural Engineering V

    (Prestressed Concrete) [Prerequisite CE 213, 315]

    Credits: 2.0

    Pre-stressed 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 Pre-stressed 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, Beam-Column 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, Ready-mixed Concrete; Re-tempering; Chemical and Mineral admixtures; Superplasticizer; Microstructure of Hardened Concrete; Properties of Hardened Concrete; Destructive and Non-Destructive 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 Chloride-induced Corrosion of Steel Bars in Concrete; Chloride Diffusion into Concrete; Sulfate Attack, Efflorescence, Erosion; High performance Concrete; Lightweight Concrete; No-Fines 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; On-Site 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 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; 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.

    CE 435: Environmental Engineering V (Environment and Development Projects)

    Credits: 2. 0

    Development and Environment; Concept of Sustainable Development; Socio-economic 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.

    CE 437: Environmental Engineering VI (Environmental Management)

    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.

    CE 439: Environmental Engineering VII (Environmental Impact Assessment)

    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 Socio-economic, Heritage and Culture; People’s Participation in EIA; Environmental Auditing; Review of EIA; Resource Requirements and Costs of EIA; Case Studies.

    CE 531: Environmental Engineering VIII (GIS and Remote Sensing)

    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 time-dependent problems.

     CE 6003: Boundary Element Method

    3 Credits

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

     CE 6004: Computer Methods in Civil Engineering

     3 Credits

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

    CE 6005: Construction Planning and Management 

    3 Credits

    Application of systems theory to project planning and control; Probabilistic network diagramming; Resource allocation; Statistical bidding analysis; Activity planning; Financial management of construction projects; Project control; Human resource management.

     CE 6006: Environmental Hazard and Disaster Management 

    3 Credits

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

     CE 6007: Quality Management in Civil Engineering 

    3 Credits

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

    CE 6101: Theory of Elasticity

    3 Credits

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

    CE 6102: Elastic Stability of Structures

    3 Credits

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

    CE 6103: Plastic Design of Structures

    3 Credits

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

     CE 6104: Theory of Plates

    3 Credits

    Rectangular plates with various edge conditions; Circular plates; Energy methods; approximate methods; Orthotropic plates; Numerical methods in the solution of plate problems; Non-linear analyses of plates.

    CE 6105: Analysis and Design of Shells

    3 Credits

    Review of membrane theory of shells; Bending theory of cylindrical shells and shells of revolution; Synclastic and anticlastic shells; Design of shell roof of various shapes; Finite difference and finite element methods; Model analysis; Economics of shells; Acoustics of shell roofs.

    CE 6106: Finite Element Method I

    3 Credits

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

    CE 6107: Finite Element Method II

    3 Credits

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

    CE 6108: Advanced Design of Concrete Structures

    3 Credits

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

    CE 6109: Structural Brickwork

    3 Credits

    Properties of bricks and mortars: Strength compression element; Analysis and brickwork; Strength of brick masonry compression element; Analysis and design of unreinforced brickwork structures; Reinforced and prestressed brickwork structures; Composite action of brick masonry walls.

    CE 6110: Advanced Theory and Design of Steel Structure

    3 Credits

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

    CE 6111: Analysis and Design of Tall Buildings

    3 Credits

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

     CE 6112: Bridge Engineering

    3 Credits

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

    CE 6113: Structural Reliability

    3 Credits

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

    CE 6114: Wind Engineering

    3 Credits

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

    CE 6115: Structural Dynamics I

    3 Credits

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

    CE 6116: Structural Dynamics II

    3 Credits

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

    CE 6117: Probabilistic Structural Dynamics

    3 Credits

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

    CE 6118: Structural Vibration Control

    3 Credits

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

    CE 6119: Dynamic Soil-Structure Interaction

    3 Credits

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

    CE 6201: Advanced Concrete Technology

    3 Credits

    Properties of cement; Hydration of cement; Blended cements; Superplasticizers; Mixture proportion of concrete; Properties of plastic and hardened concrete; Workability of concrete; Microstructure of concrete; Creep and shrinkage of concrete; Ready mixed concrete; Deterioration of concrete and cause identification; Assessment of deteriorated concrete structures; Repair and strengthening of deteriorated concrete structures;  Non-destructive testing of concrete; Durability design.

    CE 6202: Durability Design of Concrete Structures

    3 Credits

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

    CE 6203: Theory and Design of Structural Concrete

    3 Credits

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

    CE 6204: Repair and Strengthening of Concrete Structures

    3 Credits

    Introduction; Methods of condition survey, destructive and non-destructive tests; Probable causes of cracking; Cause estimation; Judgment for repair and strengthening; Repair methods: Patch repair, sectional repair, electro-chemical repair.

    CE 6301: Theory of Water Treatment

    3 Credits

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

    CE 6302: Theory of Sewage Treatment

    3 Credits

    Composition, properties and analysis; Biology and biochemistry of sewage treatment; Principles of physical, chemical and biological treatment processes; Tertiary treatment of effluents; Sludge digestion; Sludge dewatering and disposal.

    CE 6303: Biology of Sewage and Polluted Waters

    3 Credits

    Important micro-organisms related to water and waste water engineering; Cell physiology; Introductory Biochemistry; Bacterial growth and disinfection kinetics; Enumeraisation of bacterial population; Indicator organisms and water borne pathogens; Sampling and bacteriological examination of water and waste water.

    CE 6304: Environmental Sanitation

    3 Credits

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

    CE 6305: Industrial Water and Waste Treatment

    3 Credits

    Requirements of water for various industries; Quality and treatment of industrial water; Characteristics and volume of industrial waste; Problems associated with industrial wastes; Physical, chemical and biological methods of treatment and disposal; Industrial waste problems of major industries and their methods of treatment and disposal.

    CE 6306: Municipal and Rural Sanitation

    3 Credits

    Transmission and control of communicable diseases; Importance of safe water supply and safe disposal of waste on sanitation; Principles of excreta disposal with and without water carriage; Individual water supply facilities and their sanitary protection; Solid waste management; Municipal and rural sanitation facilities in Bangladesh; Public health organizations.

    CE 6307 Water Pollution and its Control

    3 Credits

    Sources of pollution; Effects on water; Basic theory of control devices; Pollution surveys and control programs; Water pollution problems in Bangladesh; Assessment of water quality in rivers and lakes; Monitoring and management planning.

    CE 6308: Water Supply Engineering and Design

    3 Credits

    Development of design criteria for municipal and rural water sources; Intakes, pipe lines, distribution systems, storage facilities and water treatment systems; Ground water resources and well design.

    CE 6309: Sewerage and Drainage Engineering Design

    3 Credits

    Design of collection system, pump house; Functional hydraulic and structural design and complete sewage treatment plant and drainage systems.

    CE 6310: Environmental Management

    3 Credits

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

    CE 6311: Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

    3 Credits

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

    CE 6312: Surface Water Quality Modeling

    3 Credits

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

    CE 6313: Environmental Fluid Dynamics

    3 Credits

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

    CE 6314: Aquatic Chemistry for Environmental Engineers

    3 Credits

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

    CE 6401: Soil Mechanics I

    3 Credits (2 hours per week theory and 3 hours per week practical)

    Identifying characteristics of soils, clay minerals, clay-water relation, fabric; Compression; One and three dimensional consolidation, swelling, collapse and rheological properties; Soil shear strength, concept of cohesion and internal friction; Failure theories; Bearing capacity equations and factors; subsoil exploration program, interpretation of topographic, geological and agricultural soil maps; Laboratory testing of soils and their interpretation for engineering purposes.

    CE 6402: Soil Mechanics II

    3 Credits

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

    CE 6403: Foundation Engineering

    3 Credits

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

    CE 6404: Earth Pressure and Retaining Structures

    3 Credits

    Fundamentals of lateral earth pressure and classical methods of analysis; Analysis of braced excavations, retaining walls and design of sheet piling system; Principles of cofferdam design; Bearing capacity theories related to shallow and deep foundations.

    CE 6405: Earth Dams and Stability of Slopes

    3 Credits

    Seepage in composite sections; Methods of stability analysis, stability of slopes; Compaction; Measurement of performance, construction and control of embankment.

    CE 6406: Rock Mechanics

    3 Credits

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

    CE 6407: Soil Dynamics

    3 Credits

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

    CE 6408: Advanced Engineering Geology

    3 Credits

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

    CE 6409: Reinforced Earth

    3 Credits

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

    CE 6410: Constitutive Modeling in Soil Mechanics

    3 Credits

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

    CE 6502: Geometric Design of Highways

    3 Credits

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

    CE 6503: Highway Materials

    3 Credits

    Origin, production, specifications properties and uses of bituminous materials; Binder mixtures; design and analysis of bituminous paving mixes; Field operations; Surface treatments; stabilization methods; aggregates; Base, subbase and subgrade; Cement concrete in pavement constructions.

    CE 6504: Advanced Surveying

    3 Credits

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

    CE 6505: Structural Design of Pavements

    3 Credits

    Pavements types; Wheel loads; Stresses in flexible and rigid pavements; Pavement performance, evaluation of subgrade and base support; Design theories and practices, construction methods and maintenance; Pavement rehabilitation.

    CE 6506: Traffic Engineering

    3 Credits

    Characteristics of vehicles and driver, traffic stream characteristics; Traffic control and operation, Traffic surveys; Accidents and road safety; Parking, roadway lighting; Traffic management and administration.

    CE 6507: Railway Engineering

    3 Credits

    General requirements; Permanent way; alignments, gradient and curves; Points and crossings, signaling and interlocking; Tunneling; Construction and maintenance.

    CE 6508: Waterways

    3 Credits

    Historical development of navigation, navigational channels; Survey of waterways; Classification of waterways, traffic, vessels, ports and harbors; Navigational aids; Maintenance of waterways.

    CE 6509: Planning and Design of Airports

    3 Credits

    Growth and demand of air transport; Airport site selection and configuration; Geometric design of runways and taxiways, terminal areas; Capacity analysis; Lighting and marking; Air traffic control systems; Structural design, construction and maintenance of airport pavements; Airport drainage.

    CE 6510: Transportation Planning

    3 Credits

    Techniques and processes used in solving transportation problems; Relationship between trip generation and land use; Collection and characteristics of base year data; Formulation of mathematical models to simulate existing travel patterns; Forecasting procedures and evaluation of transportation systems.

    CE 6511: Transportation Engineering Economics

    3 Credits

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

    CE 6512: Traffic Simulation

    3 Credits

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

    CE 6513: GIS and Remote Sensing in Transportation

    3 Credits

    Concepts of Geographic information Systems (GIS): Definition, data structure, data processing and management, spatial analysis; GIS software; Basic principles of remote sensing (RS) and global positioning systems (GPS): Definition, data acquisition, spectral characteristics of land cover, multi-spectral analysis, image interpretation, geometric corrections, classification techniques; Integration of RS and GPS with GIS; GIS application in the field of transportation planning and traffic engineering; Digitized mapping of land use and transport network, transport infrastructure development and management, analysis and prediction of impacts, strategy planning, monitoring and evaluation of transport systems and environment, route selection, traffic management and accident analysis, public transport information systems; Integration of GIS packages with transport modeling software.

    CE 6601: Fluid Mechanics I

    3 Credits

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

    CE 6602: Fluid Mechanics II

    3 Credits

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

    CE 6603: Open Channel Flow

    3 Credits

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

    CE 6604: Hydrology

    3 Credits

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

    CE 6605: Statistical Method in Hydrology

    3 Credits

    Characteristics of hydrologic phenomena; Random phenomena and their distributions; Various probability topics applied to hydrology; Empirical distributions of hydrologic variables; Estimation methods; Sampling theory; Testing hypothesis and goodness of fit; Correlation; Analysis of variance; Time series, spectral cross-spectral analysis; Stochastic models.

    CE 6606: Ground Water Hydraulics

    3 Credits

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

    CE 6607: Flow through Porous Media

    3 Credits

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

    CE 6608: Irrigation and Drainage Engineering

    3 Credits

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

    CE 6609: River Engineering

    3 Credits

    River hydraulics and morphology; Bed forms in alluvial channels; River channel patterns; Flood plain and their formations; Fluvial process in geomorphology; River training and bank protection works; Rivers in Bangladesh.

    CE 6610: Sediment Transport 

    3 Credits

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

    CE 6611: Water Power Engineering 

    3 Credits

    Introduction; Sources of energy; Estimating of waterpower potential; Types of hydropower plants; Intakes; Penstocks; Forebays; Tunnel; Power station: Wave and tidal power.

    CE 6612: Hydraulic Structures 

    3 Credits

    Design principles; dams; Barrages; Channels and flumes; Spillways; Stilling basins; Transitions and control structures; Locks; Use of models in Hydraulic design.

    CE 6613: Photogrammetry in Water Resources Engineering

    3 Credits

    Principles of Photogrammetry; Use of aerial photography; Land form analysis. Interpretation of drainage patterns geomorphologic feature; surface soils vegetation and land use; air photos in the planning and designing of water resources projects; Remote sensing.

    CE 6614: Computational River Morphology

    3 Credits

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

    CE 6615: Development of Water Resources Project

    3 Credits

    General principles of water resources development planning; Economics of water resources projects; Regional and social considerations; Different aspect of feasibility studies; Study of alternatives; Complete design of water resources project for a selected area.

    CE 6616: Planning of Water Resources System

    3 Credits

    Nature of water resources systems; Tools of systems analysis; differential calculus methods; gradient search procedures; Linear programming; Dynamic programming; Systems analysis and mathematical modeling; Objective functions of water resources development; Short-term operation of water resources system; River basin modeling.

    CE 6617: Physical Modeling and Hydraulic Similitude

    3 Credits

    Principles and illustration of dimensional analysis; Principles of the theory of similarity; Reynolds models; River and open channel models; Filtration models; Design of experiments; Materials and methods of construction; Equipment in models; Model calibration.

    CE 6618: Mathematical Modeling

    3 Credits

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

    CE 6619: Water Resources Economics

    3 Credits

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

    CE 6620: Coastal Engineering

    3 Credits

    Introduction; Waves; theory and forecasting; Ports and marine structures; wharves; jetties, piers, bulkheads, dolphins, moorings, locks and shore protection works; Dredging; Use of models.

    CE 6621: Estuarine Hydraulics

    3 Credits

    Estuarine behavior; Hydrodynamics of estuaries; Mixing process; Tides and harmonic analysis; Modeling of tides; Saline water intrusion; Hydraulics of deltas; Pollution on estuaries; Control of estuarine problems in Bangladesh.

    CE 6701: Principles of Earthquake Engineering

    3 Credits

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

    CE 6702: Theoretical Seismology

    3 Credits

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

    CE 6703: Strong Motion Seismology

    3 Credits

    Generation of seismic waves; Synthetic accelerograms; Instrumentation to measure strong ground motion; Estimation of seismic motion at a site; Ground motion spectra; Influence of soils and geologic structures; Seismic risk mapping.

    CE 6704: Earthquake Hazard and Risk Analysis

    3 Credits

    Earthquake phenomena, faulting, ground motion, study of past major earthquakes; Effects of earthquakes on manmade structures, fire, landslide and tsunami; Response spectra, Fourier spectra, power spectra; Soil effects on ground motion and structural damage; Methods for structural damage evaluation; Current research on earthquake engineering.

    CE 6705: Earthquake Forecasting, Preparedness and Mitigation

    3 Credits

    Earthquake forecasting: Hazards, lights and sounds, instruments, climatology; Physical models for earthquake forecasting: Long and short range forecasting, practicalities of forecasting and evacuation; Awareness for safer buildings; Introduction to lifeline engineering: Electricity, water, natural gas, telecommunication and transportation systems; Post earthquake damage survey; Earthquake disaster mitigation strategies; Case studies of major earthquakes.

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

    CE 6713: Earthquake Resistant Design

    3 Credits

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

    CE 6714: Earthquake Damage Repair and Retrofitting

    3 Credits

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

    CE 6715: Earthquake Cost Evaluation

    3 Credits

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

    CE 6000: Project/Thesis

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





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