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বাংলাদেশ প্রকৌশল বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
ECE Building, BUET.jpg
Electrical and Computer Engineering Building of BUET
Type Public engineering university
Established 1876: 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)
Chancellor President of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
Vice-Chancellor Dr. Satya Prasad Majumder
Academic staff
579(February 2020)
Administrative staff
1,338 (February 2020)
Students 9,234 (February 2020)
Undergraduates 5,636 (February 2020)
Postgraduates 3,598 (February 2020)
Location ,
Campus Urban, 91.37 acres (36.98 ha)
Language English
Nickname BUET (বুয়েট)

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.


Faculties and departments

BUET has 18 departments under five faculties:

  • 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:

  • 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 Centers

  • 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)

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