Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

public university in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) is a public university of Bangladesh. It is the oldest engineering university of the country. It has been ranked 175th among the Asian universities in the QS World University Ranking 2019.[2]

বাংলাদেশ প্রকৌশল বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
ECE Building, BUET.jpg
Electrical and Computer Engineering Building of BUET
TypePublic engineering university
Established1876: Dhaka Survey School
1908: Ahsanullah School of Engineering
1947: Ahsanullah Engineering College, University of Dhaka
1962: EPUET
1971: BUET
Academic affiliations
Endowment 1.024 billion (2015-16)
($ 13 million)[1]
ChancellorPresident of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
Vice-ChancellorDr. Satya Prasad Majumder
Academic staff
579(February 2020)[1]
Administrative staff
1,338 (February 2020)[1]
Students9,234 (February 2020)[1]
Undergraduates5,636 (February 2020)[1]
Postgraduates3,598 (February 2020)[1]
CampusUrban, 91.37 acres (36.98 ha)[1]
NicknameBUET (বুয়েট)


Faculties and departmentsEdit

BUET has 18 departments under five faculties:[3]

  • Faculty of Architecture and Planning:
    • Department of Architecture (Arch)
    • Department of Urban and Regional Planning (URP)
    • Department of Humanities (Hum)
  • Faculty of Civil Engineering:
    • Department of Civil Engineering (CE)
    • Department of Water Resources Engineering (WRE)
  • Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering:
    • Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE)
    • Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)
    • Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME)
  • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering:
    • Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)
    • Department of Industrial and Production Engineering (IPE)
    • Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NAME)
  • Faculty of Engineering:
    • Department of Chemical Engineering (ChE)
    • Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering (MME)
    • Department of Chemistry (Chem)
    • Department of Mathematics (Math)
    • Department of Physics (Phys)
    • Department of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Engineering (PMRE)
    • Department of Glass and Ceramic Engineering (GCE)


There are six institutes in BUET. They are:[4]

  • Institute of Water and Flood Management (IWFM)
  • Institute of Appropriate Technology (IAT)
  • Institute of Information and Communication Technology (IICT)
  • Accident Research Institute (ARI)
  • BUET-Japan Institute of Disaster Prevention and Urban Safety (BUET-JIDPUS)
  • Institute of Nuclear Power Engineering (INPE)

Research CentersEdit

  • Centre for Energy Studies (CES)
  • Centre for Environmental and Resource Management (CERM)
  • Biomedical Engineering Centre (BEC)
  • Bureau of Research, Testing & Consultation (BRTC)
  • International Training Network Centre (ITN)
  • Bangladesh Network Office for Urban Safety (BNUS)


  • Directorate of Advisory, Extension and Research Services (DAERS)
  • Directorate of Students’ Welfare (DSW)
  • Directorate of Planning and Development (P&D)
  • Directorate of Continuing Education (DCE)


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 "Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology". University Grants Commission (Bangladesh). Archived from the original on 2016-03-12.
  2. "Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology". QS World University Rankings. Retrieved 2017-11-10.
  3. "Departments". Retrieved 2015-12-17.
  4. "Institutes". Retrieved 2015-12-16.

Other websitesEdit

Coordinates: 23°43′36″N 90°23′33″E / 23.72667°N 90.39250°E / 23.72667; 90.39250