Notice for Admission in to Undergraduate Program (Session: 2017-2018) (Posted : 02/10/2017)

Prospectus for Undergradusate Admission Program (Session : 2017-2018) (Posted : 02/10/2017)





The essentials of undergraduate study at RUET is as follows-


Degrees Offered


The University offer courses leading to the award of the following degrees


  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering abbreviated as B.Sc. Eng. (CE)

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science & Engineering abbreviated as B.Sc. Eng. (CSE).

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical & Electronic Engineering abbreviated as B.Sc. Eng. (EEE).

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering abbreviated as B.Sc. Eng. (ME).

  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Production Engineering abbreviated as B.Sc. Eng.  (IPE)

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechatronics Engineering abbreviated as B.Sc. Eng.  (MTE)

  • Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering abbreviated as B.Sc. Eng.  (ETE)

  • Bachelor of Science in Glass and Ceramic Engineering abbreviated as B.Sc. Eng.  (GCE)

  • Bachelor of Architecture abbreviated as B. Arch.  (Arch.)

  • Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning abbreviated as BURP.  (URP)

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical & Computer Engineering abbreviated as B.Sc. Eng. (ECE)
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical & Food Process Engineering abbreviated as B.Sc. Eng. (CFE)
  • Bachelor of Science in Building Engineering & Construction Management abbreviated as B.Sc. Eng. (BECM)
  • Bachelor of Science in Material Science & Engineering abbreviated as B.Sc. Eng. (MSE)


Any other degrees may be awarded by the department on recommendation of the academic council and approval of the syndicate.


Key Notes for the Student Admissions and Equivalence


  1. The four academic years of study for the Bachelor degree have been designated as 1st year class, 2nd year class and 3rd year class and 4th year class in succeeding higher levels of study. Students generally admit into the 1st year class.

  2. All candidates for admission into the courses of B.Sc. Engineering must be citizens of Bangladesh unless the candidature is against the seats that are reserved for foreign students.

  3. Admission of a newly admitted student in the 1st year class is canceled if for first two consecutive weeks after the start of class he/she remains absent without prior permission. Newly admitted students should be notified at least four weeks before commencement of the classes. If any student fails to report due to unavoidable circumstances within the stipulated first two weeks time, he/she may appeal within the next four weeks to the academic council. The council’s decision will be final.

  4. An Equivalence Committee consisting of at least five members is formed by the Academic Council to consider the equivalence of different public examinations.

  5. Every student being admitted to the University shall be examined by a competent medical officer as may be provided in the admission rules.


Method of Course Offering and Key Instructions


The salient features of undergraduate course system is as follows-


  • Number of theoretical courses and examination papers will not exceed five in each semester.

  • Continuous evaluation of student’s performance.

  • Evaluation by using Letter Grades and Grade Points instead of numerical grades.

  • Promotion of teacher-student contact.


Academic Calendar


  • The academic year is ordinarily divided into two semesters each having a duration of ordinarily not less than 13 teaching weeks.

  • There are final examinations at the end of each semester conducted by the respective degree awarding departments of the University.

  • On the approval of the Academic Council an academic schedule for the year is announced for general notification before the start of the academic year.


Duration of Course and Course Structure


  • The B.Sc. Engineering courses extend over a period of four academic years (8 semester), each of a normal duration of one calendar year, which is divided as necessary for the purpose of academic program and conduct of examinations.

  • The curricula of the B.Sc. Engineering degree in the different departments is as proposed by the Academic and Dean’s Committee and approved by the syndicate on the recommendation of the Academic Council.

  • The Academic Committee reviews the curricula at least once every academic year and put forward suggestions to the Academic Council through Dean’s Committee.

  • Teaching for the courses is reckoned in credits and the credits allotted to various courses are determined by the Academic Committee with the following guidelines:


Nature of Course 

Contact Hour 

No. of Credit

Theory Lecture 

1 hour/week



1 hour/week




3/2 hour/week

2 hour/week

3 hour/week




 Project & thesis

6 hour/week


 Field work

2 weeks of field work



  • The total contact hours for students including lecture, tutorial and sessional is around 25 periods per week, each period being of 50 to 55 minutes duration.

  • In each degree-awarding department, one of the senior teachers nominated by the Head of the Department acts as Course Coordinator who acts as Member Secretary to the academic committee.

  • Project & thesis should preferably be of 3 credits. Credits in any theory subject do not exceed 4 and then in sessional subject dose not exceed 1.5.


Student Adviser


Advisers are appointed for a batch of student by the Department Monitoring Committee of the concerned Department(s) who advises each student on the courses to be taken by a student. Advisers are assigned from the available teachers of the respective departments. Advisers are discusses with the student for their academic program and then decide the number and nature of courses for which he can register. However, it is the student’s responsibility to keep contact with his adviser who reviews and eventually approves the student’s specific plan of study and checks on subsequent progress. For a student of second and subsequent semesters, the number and nature of courses for which he can register is decided on the basis of his academic performance during the previous semester. The adviser advises the students to register for the courses during the next semester within the framework of the guidelines in respect of minimum/maximum credit hours limits.


Penalty for Late Registration


Students who fail to register during the designated dates for registration are charged a late registration fee decided by the authority. This extra fee will not be waived whatever be the reason for late registration.


Grading System


The letter grade system is used to assess the performance of the student as follows-


Numerical grade

Letter grade

Grade point

80% or above 

A+ (A plus)


75% to less than 80% 

A (A regular)


70% to less than 75%  

A- (A minus)


65% to less than 70% 

B+ (B plus) 


60% to less than 65% 

B (B regular)


55% to less than 60% 

B- (B minus) 

50% to less than 55%  C+ (C plus)  2.50

45% to less than 50% 

C (C regular) 


40% to less than 45% 


less than 40% 


 A grade ‘X’ shall be awarded for courses (like project & thesis, design etc.) in the odd semester, which continue through to the even semester.



Distribution of Marks


The distribution of marks for a given course is as follows:


i) Theory Courses 

Marks  (%) 

Class participations and attendance 


Quizess/Class tests  


Semester final Examinations (3 hours duration ) 




ii) Independent sessional/design/field work courses:


Class participation and attendance   


Quizzes/viva voce  


Viva voce (Conducted by Dept.)  






iii) Project and thesis:


Viva voce (conducted by a viva voce committee) 


Supervisor (internal examiner) 


External examiner (any other teacher of the department/ Examination committee)






Basis for awarding marks for class participation and attendance will be as follows:


Numerical grade

Marks (%) 

90% or above 


85% to less than 90% 


80% to less than 85%  


75% to less than 80% 


70% to less than 75% 


65% to less than 70% 

60% to less than 65%  4

less than 60%