- 08th Feb 2023
- 12th Aug 2021
The CE Department of MIST, standing on the four pillars of morale: fundamentals, innovation, excellence and advancements, holds its glory of being the pioneer department of MIST. By creating a positive learning environment and sharing the most up-to-date technological knowledge and skills, the department of CE produces next-generation top-notch engineers and leaders for the nation. Since its commencement in 1999 with only 40 military students, this department has emerged to house and train 297 engineering students in undergraduate level at current time. It is the first ever department of MIST to receive the accreditation from the Board of Accreditation for Engineering and Technical Education (BAETE) in 2008.
This department has again pioneered the Post Graduate program by introducing the MSc / M.Engg and PhD in 2012 and 2013 respectively. This department is enriched with highly experienced and disciplined teaching staffs having wide vision. At present, 33 faculties are serving in this department of whom 7 are PhD qualified from home and abroad. This department highly promotes interactive learning and collective class-environment which helps the students become more engrossed in employing themselves with the subject-matter and develop their depth of knowledge in engineering education. In addition, the programs emphasizing on engineering science and design, provides students with ample opportunity to put their knowledge into practice by solving real-world problems under the guidance of our readily approachable faculty members. This department also contributes in the country’s infrastructural development. Many important construction works, projects and professional vetting works in the field of structural, geotechnical, transportation and environmental engineering are carried out with the consultancy service of this department.
Preparation of Master plan and Eco- Park for Mirpur Cantonment, Jahazzar Char and Lebukhali land reclamation projects, vetting works of Radisson Blu Hotel-Cox’s Bazar, Arch RC Bridge on Wasa Khal at Goidetek-Adabor, Mirpur Cantonment Market, Garment buildings inspection, assessment of different military installation and other numerous civil Engineering tasks have already been carried out by the faculty members of this department. Various tests regarding material properties, construction quality controls etc. are also on-going in our laboratories under commercial testing services. All-in-all, within a very short span of time, the CE department of MIST has spread its outreach throughout the nation and is playing a vital role in building an ingenious society enriched with engineering transcendence and revolution.
Vision of the Department of Civil Engineering
To become a recognized leader in producing highly competent civil engineers by imparting quality education, promoting useful research and striving to induce social responsibilities, ethical values and leadership to enhance quality of life for people of the nation and the world.
Mission of the Department of Civil Engineering
Program Educational Objectives (PEO)
Undergraduate level: BSc in CE
Masters Programme: MSc/M Engg in CE
Doctoral Programme: Ph.D in CE
Short Courses: Based on the requirement from the students, short courses are conducted by the department of CE. Some of the short courses include Box Girder Bridge Design, Construction Management, Design of Tall Building Structures etc;
Workshop: Some of the recently workshops include Earthquake Resistant Design of Structures, Challenges Due to Problematic Soil etc.
The Dept of CE draws its strength from the experienced pool of highly professional faculties. The dept is headed by the Head of the department and consists of 8 Professors, 4 Associate Professors, 9 Assistant Professors and 12 Lecturers which translates to around 1:10 teacher to student ratio. The faculties are drawn in from diverse prior professional exposure (Military, Industry, and Academia), diverse educational qualification and background and thus provide large areas of expertise for students to benefit. Based on requirements, part time faculties are drawn from other educational institutes like BUET as also from the industry. Click here for details related to faculties at Dept of CE.
The dept of CE provides for a conducive learning environment for the students in the form of state of the art classrooms and well-equipped laboratories. While the classrooms provide an opportunity to learn the technical aspect of the subject, the laboratories provide an opportunity for the students to have a “hands-on" experience on technology and thus innovate. The air-conditioned classrooms with broadband wifi, projection system, document readers are an ideal place for collaborative learning. Currently, there are 8 different well-equipped laboratories for all disciplines of civil engineering. In the future, this lab will be expanded to incorporate more modern testing and research facilities.
To augment the learning facilities in the Department, a department library has also been established. This library is in addition to the MIST Central library and holds over 600 books and close to 350 thesis of ex-students. The books in the library are procured based on the recommendations of the faculty members and students and are mainly available to assist the students in their research work. Also, there is printing facilities for students and faculties.
The library is well subscribed by the students and is a hub of research work and project activities undertaken by the department. It provides the students undertaking different courses an ideal platform to exchange ideas and collaborate.
CATS-MIST (CE) started its journey in the year of 2008 with a view to provide material testing and consultancy facilities. The associated laboratories are concrete laboratory, solid mechanics laboratory (SM Lab), geotechnical engineering laboratory, transportation & materials laboratory, environmental engineering laboratory and geographic information system laboratory. Under the direct involvement and supervision of highly qualified professionals, CATS-MIST (CE) has successfully conducted a huge number of consultancies works. This established a strong reputation and till today CATS-MIST (CE) is continuing the works with the best possible integrity and quality.
With highly motivated faculty members, the research environment in the CE department is dynamic and collaborative. Our members are enormously experts in their respective fields and they play a key role in contributing to the knowledge base that helps our students to set their skill. With over 150 conference papers and 130 journal publications since 2019, our students and faculties are actively present in the CE research arena, having a global footprint to include countries like the USA, Canada, Singapore, India to name a few. Our students have got the “Best Paper Award” at different International Conferences. Besides, collaboration research with BUET-JIDPUS and many consultancy projects were done successfully. CE department signed MoU with WaterAid Bangladesh in 2015 for promoting Urban rainwater harvesting and Ohio State University, USA in 2016 for the higher education program and joint research work.
To ensure a proper flow of knowledge, conferences and seminars play an imperative role. Department of CE organizes many national, international conferences and seminars to assist the students in boosting their skills. Our adept faculties and students are always in touch with recent research works with the help of these seminars. The department hosts conferences and seminars on relevant challenges, where many renowned national/international speakers act as chief guests. The department has also got the dignity of hosting the 1st International Conference on “Advances In Civil Infrastructure & Construction Materials”, CICM and another International Conference, ICCWS on Climate Change in 2015 and is preparing to host CICM-2020 at MIST.
Department of Civil Engineering always inspires and supports for voluntary social philanthropic activities that fall outside the realm of the normal curriculum of university education. Diversity in clubs and extracurricular activities plays an important role in adolescent lives and futures. Our students promptly take part in cultural competitions, debate competitions, leadership development programs, etc and have certainly proved their capabilities in the above activities. CE dept was Champion in inter dept football competition and Runner-up in inter dept volleyball competition in 2019. Our students have also proved themselves in the field of cultural competition as well. They won the championship for our department in 2018. Our students also know how to have a little fun in spite of their academic involvement. They arrange CE fest yearly where different competitions like truss challenge, pervious concrete challenge, Cad contest, poster presentations, etc are organized successfully. Besides, students of Level 4 went for Cox’s Bazar and training visit to KSRM in 2019.