Department of Harbour and River Eng..

Department of Harbour and River Engineering (HRE)

Bangladesh is the largest delta of the world. Its rivers and floodplains, which make up 80% of the country, support life, livelihoods and the economy. Bangladesh is a rapidly developing country, envisaging to be a middle-income country in 2021. The country faces major inter-related delta challenges in water safety, food security and socio-economic development and is prone to natural calamities such as floods, cyclones, and droughts. There is already high pressure on the available land and water resources in the delta. In order to materialize this plan, the only specialized public maritime university BSMRMU has introduced the Department of Harbour and River Engineering for the first time in Bangladesh. The department has the potential to implement Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100 successfully. The department will help the nation to meet the engineering needs of the maritime and coastal industries by providing specialized knowledge pertinent to these industries.

The department will conduct both undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Harbour and River Engineering. The department has been offering an MSc program in Coastal and River Engineering (CRE) since 2021.

MSc in Coastal and River Engineering (CRE)

The Master of Science in Coastal and River Engineering (CRE) program is a 1.5 year full-time regular postgraduate program. Graduates from this program will be able to develop their careers as River Engineer, Coastal Engineer, Structural Engineer, and Project Manager in the relevant discipline. In their challenging career, they will need to design, plan, and manage the construction, installation, operation, and maintenance of river and coastal infrastructures and systems. The program is divided into 3 semesters of six months each (2 semesters each year). The total credit hours of this program are 40, including 18 credit hours for the thesis. Besides regular courses, workshops, seminars, and guest lectures on contemporary issues are arranged frequently for the students.


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Admission Criteria

Eligibility for admission in the Coastal and River Engineering program are as follows:

a. Applicants who have passed B.Sc. Engg. or equivalent examination with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 or its equivalent in four years B.Sc. Engg. (or at least 50% marks) in Civil Engineering/ Water Resources Engineering/ Environmental Engineering/ Naval Architecture/ Ocean and Offshore Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering.

b. Applicants must have passed the HSC/equivalent examination and SSC/equivalent examination from the science group with a minimum GPA of 4.00 out of 5.00.

c. Candidates will be selected finally based on their combined marks obtained in the written admission test, Viva, BSc, HSC/equivalent examination, and SSC/equivalent examination.

Faculty Members:

  1. Cdre Md Munir Hassan (Retd.), Distinguish Expert and HoD
  2. Farhana Arzu, Lecturer

Adjunct Faculty Members:

  1. Dr. Md. Mashiur Rahaman, Professor, NAME, BUET
  2. Dr. Mohammad Nazim Uddin, Professor, Civil Engineering, DUET
  3. Dr. Md. Ataur Rahman, Professor, WRE, BUET