Offshore engineering is increasingly vital in the search for energy resources in context of Blue Economy. However, Bangladesh is yet to have any formal education in this sector. To fill this gap, the only specialized public university, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Maritime University, Bangladesh (BSMRMU) has introduced Department of Offshore Engineering. The department will help the nation to meet the engineering needs of the maritime and offshore industries by providing specialized knowledge pertinentto these industries.
Graduates from this department will be able to develop their career as structural engineer, naval architects, subsea engineer, drilling engineer and project manager. In their challenging career, they will need to design, plan and manage the construction, installation, operation and maintenance of ships, offshore platforms and subsea systems.
The department started its formal journey under the Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET) by introducing a Bachelor Programme in Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering. The first batch of BSc in Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering programme is schedule to start their class from January 2018.