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• Postgraduate Programs in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, BUET :
Department of Mechanical Engineering is awarding postgraduate degrees for more than four decades. Currently there are 24 highly qualified faculty members in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, who are conducting postgraduate studies and research in many branches of mechanical engineering.
Ph. D. : Doctor of Philosophy.
M. Sc. Engg, (Mech) :  Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering.
M. Engg. (Mech):   Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering.
For postgraduate studies in the department candidates must have −
(i)  A minimum GPA of 3.5 out of 5.0 or a first division or equivalent in any one of S.S.C. and H.S.C. or in equivalent examinations and must not have a GPA less than 2.0 out of 5.0 or a third division or equivalent in any of the aforementioned examinations.

(ii) At least 50% marks or a minimum GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 or its equivalent in B. Sc. Engg. in Mechanical Engineering or its equivalent degree from a recognized institution.

(iii) For a Ph.D must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 out of 4.0 or its equivalent in M. Sc.  Engg./ M. Engg. degree in Mechanical Engineering or its equivalent degree.
There are two semesters every year:
      (i) April - September                           (ii) October - March
Application for admission to the above semesters are invited by the registrar through regular means of advertisement (national dailies / university notice boards / website/) usually in February/March and/or August/September.
Selection for admission is made through an oral and/or written test by a selection committee. The selected candidates must enroll themselves on payment of prescribed fees and other dues as per the university rules before the commencement of a semester.
All course registration must be completed within two weeks from the start of a semester.
Students may consult the postgraduate adviser or supervisor on academic/registration related matters.
 Ph. D. program : The duration for Ph. D. degree is minimum four semesters and maximum 6 academic years from the date of the first admission. A student must earn a minimum of 54 credit hours including a thesis of 45 credit hours.
Masters program : The duration for M.Sc. Engg./M. Engg. is minimum three semesters and maximum 5 academic years from the date of the first admission.
For M. Sc. Engg. degree a student must earn a minimum of 36 credit hours including a thesis of 18 credit hours.
For M. Engg. degree a student must earn a minimum of 36 credit hours including a thesis of 6 credit hours.
Both Ph. D. and Masters programs - A full time student (who is not employed anywhere even as a part time employee) is allowed to take a minimum of 12 credit hours and a maximum of 15 credit hours in a semester. A part time student is allowed to take a maximum of 9 credit hours in a semester.
The department offers 6-8 postgraduate courses every term, from a group of more than twenty approved courses. Theory courses needs to be chosen from those offered by the department in respective terms. Some courses may be compulsory for all students.

More detailed information on the courses that are offered can be obtained from the following Post Graduate Courses

Stipends/ Research Assistantships/ Teaching Assistantships are available for FULL TIME postgraduate students. The university has a number of institutional linkage programs for graduate student exchange with foreign universities.
Currently Dr. Mohammad Arif Hasan Mamun is serving as the postgraduate adviser. He may be reached at:
Dr. Mohammad Arif Hasan Mamun
Phone: 8802-9665636 (O)
Fax: 8802-8613046
Email:
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