Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), is the oldest institution for the study of
Engineering and Architecture in Bangladesh. Today's BUET is originated as a Survey
School at Nalgola in 1876 to train Surveyors for the then Government of Bengal
of British India. As the years passed, the Survey School became the Ahsanullah
School of Engineering. In 1947, the School was upgraded to Ahsanullah
Engineering College (at its present premise) as a Faculty of Engineering under
the University of Dhaka. In order to create facilities of postgraduate studies
and research, in particular, Ahsanullah Engineering College was upgraded to the
status of a University giving a new name of East Pakistan University of
Engineering and Technology (EPUET) in year 1962. After the birth of Bangladesh
in 1971, it was renamed as the Bangladesh University of Engineering and
Mechanical Engineering is one of the oldest and largest disciplines of study at BUET.
The Department has been one of the most prestigious departments of BUET
from the beginning. The four year graduate program of Mechanical Engineering was started in 1947 in the then Ahsanullah
Engineering College. So far the department has awarded B.Sc Engg (Mechanical) degree to 4166 graduates, M.Sc / M.Engg degree to 201 and Ph.D. degree to 16 postgraduate students. Mechanical Engineering is generally understood to emphasize on energy, its transformation, transmission
and utilization; and on applied mechanics and design. The mechanical engineering undergraduate and graduate programmes provide excellent technical background for persons who want to work in fluid
mechanics, applied mechanics, heat transfer, environmental pollution control, and other multidisciplinary professions where a good understanding of technology is often very important. Throughout the study programmes, considerable emphasis is placed on the development of systematic procedures for analysis and design, and on the responsible use of technology. The undergraduate programme prepares the student for a career in engineering, with an emphasis on the technical areas of fluid and thermal energy systems and the conversion of thermal energy to other forms of energy, mechanical systems and machines, and design and control of these systems.
In addition to lecture and practical sessions in classrooms, the undergraduate programme also includes industrial visits and on-site industrial training for about five to six weeks. The postgraduate programme provides specialization in the above mentioned areas.
The department is organized into three major divisions:
- Thermal Engineering
- Fluid Mechanics
- Applied Mechanics
The Thermal Engineering division covers the areas of thermo-sciences, applied thermodynamics, energy systems, heat transfer, and pollution control. The Fluid Mechanics division offers courses and specialized work in the areas of fluid mechanics and machinery in general, and fluid dynamics, and experimental and computational fluid mechanics in particular. The Applied Mechanics division emphasizes on such areas as, dynamics, mechanics of deformable solids, design of machine elements, kinematics, and fatigue and fracture mechanics.
There are about fifty eight well qualified teaches in the department specialized in one of the above mentioned fields. Many of them have postgraduate degrees from well reputed universities of the developed countries.
A good number of teachers are now studying abroad for postgraduate degrees.
Head of the Department,
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
EME Building, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET),
(8802) 9665636, Fax:
So, welcome to the Department of Mechanical Engineering at BUET. We are proud to say that, in research, educational and industrial services, our excellence is our strength.