Postgraduate degrees in Water Resources Engineering are offered as per provision of the Postgraduate Ordinance, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, November 2001, published by the Publication-cum-Information Wing of the Director of Advisory, Extension & Research Services.
MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAM
The degrees to be offered by the Department of Water Resources Engineering under this ordinance are as follows:
• Master of Science in Water Resources Engineering abbreviated as M. Sc. Engg. (WR)
• Master of Engineering in Water Resources Engineering abbreviated as M. Engg. (WR)
For admission to the courses leading to a Master's degree (M.Sc. Engg/ M.Engg.) a candidate –
(a) must have at least one first class/first division in any public examination,
(b) should have at least 50% marks or CGPA of a minimum of 2.50 out of 4.0 or its equivalent in B. Sc. Engg. in the relevant branch and
(c) must not have a third division/class in any public examination.
For admission to the course leading to the award of the degree of M.Sc. Engg. /M. Engg. in any branch, a candidate must have obtained a B. Sc. Engg. degree in the relevant branch or an equivalent degree from any recognized institution.
Applications for admission shall be invited through regular means of advertisement and shall be received by the Registrar. Before being finally selected for admission a candidate may be required to appear at an oral and / or written test by a Selection Committee as constituted by the Board of Post Graduate Studies (BPGS). He will be required to take pre-requisite courses as may be prescribed by the Selection Committee. Every selected candidate, unless he has already been registered, shall get himself registered with the University.
More detail information regarding the admission can be obtained from the BUET main page » Admission
WRE Department offers postgraduate educational and research opportunities encompassing a broad spectrum of interests in the areas of Hydrology, Hydraulics and Groundwater, Irrigation and drainage engineering, Sediment transport and river engineering, WR systems planning and management, Coastal engineering and estuarine hydraulics, Mathematical and Physical modeling etc. The department offers 4-6 postgraduate courses every term, from a group of more than twenty five approved courses. Theory courses needs to be chosen from those offered by the department in respective terms.
In the Master’s program, degrees are offered in combination of course and thesis works. Students who pursue M. Engineering degree require 30 credits of courses and 6 credits of project work, or, M.Sc. Engineering degree require 18 credits of courses and 18 credits of thesis.
DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
The Department of Water Resources Engineering offers degree of Doctor of Philosophy. This degree shall be abbreviated as Ph.D.
For admission to the courses leading to a Ph.D degree a candidate -
(a) must have at least two first class/first division in public examinations,
(b) should have at least 50% marks or GPA of a minimum of 2.50 out of 4.0 or its equivalent in four years B.Sc. Engg. in the relevant branch.
(c) should have an M.Sc. Engg./M.Engg. degree with a minimum GPA of 2.75 out of 4.0 in the appropriate branch of engineering or its equivalent from any recognized institution.
(d) must not have a third division/class in any public examination.
A student already working for an M.Sc.Engg. degree at this University and showing excellent progress and promise in thesis work may be provisionally transferred to the Ph.D. degree programme after completion of M.Sc. Engg course work with a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 on approval of the Committee for Advanced Studies and Research (CASR) on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Post Graduate Studies (BPGS).
Applications for provisional admission to the Ph.D. programme shall be received by the Registrar. There shall be a Selection Committee in the department as constituted by the BPGS on recommendation of the Head of the department. A candidate shall be provisionally selected by the Committee and may be required to pass the prerequisite non-credit courses as prescribed by the Committee.
The duration for Ph. D. degree is minimum four semesters and maximum 6 academic years from the date of the first admission. A student must earn a minimum of 54 credit hours including a thesis of 45 credit hours.
Stipends/ Research Assistantships/ Teaching Assistantships are available for FULL TIME postgraduate students.