Duration of Study
The minimum requirement for BSME degree is completion of 153.5 credit hours and usually requires 4 years to complete for a full time student. It is possible to graduate earlier with additional coursework. However, most students will require 12 semesters to complete the requirements of the program.
- The comprehensive is conducted for students who have satisfactorily completed all the courses of the program. The objective of the comprehensive is to test the student’s capability to comprehend the entire program.
- It consists of a written test of three hours and an oral examination which is conducted by a board consisting of academics and practitioners. The comprehensive is graded and the students must obtain a passing grade to qualify.
- The students must take comprehensive to fulfill the requirements of the program. The comprehensive is a pre-requisite to practicum.
- Department of Mechanical Engineering (DME) places great emphasis on the value of practical work experience in all professional degree programs.
- Besides the hands-on experience gained in laboratories and workshops, BSME students are required to work as internees in real life organizations.
- In the fourth year of study, DME will place BSME students as interns with suitable organizations.
- This internship is an integral component of BSME program, with 9 credit hours weight.
Academic Guidance & Counselling
- The facilities of counseling and guidance are available to students under the leadership of qualified psychologists.
- This service is provided under the Counseling and Guidance Centre of IUBAT.
- Although this is primarily a counseling service, therapy to a limited extent is provided as and when needed.
- Contribute to HRD and community services in general
- Multidisciplinary professional consultancy
- Multidisciplinary and market oriented professional training
Program of Study
The program of study leading to the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) has been designed to meet the requirements for entry into professional practice of mechanical engineering on the one hand and that of general educational requirements on the other. The program emphasizes preparatory education and foundation courses in the initial years and professional courses in the third and fourth years. Mechanical engineering is a specialized discipline and as such requires rigorous preparation for entry into profession. The academic program is broad and includes courses from basic sciences and other engineering disciplines.
IUBAT University assesses fees for students on credit hour basis. Per credit hour tuition fee for the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) Program is Tk.-2,600 for local students. There is an admission fee of Tk. 10,000 paid once at the point of admission to BSME program. The rate of other charges such as admissions, semester fee, other activities fees and refundable library and laboratory deposits in details have been provided in the Financial Information section of this Bulletin.
This section also provides information on financing arrangement including merit-scholarships at the point of admission, in-course fee waiver scholarship, different scholarships, on-campus work opportunities, financial assistance in the form of grants, installment payment, deferred payment student loan etc. The standing IUBAT policy to cater to needs of all qualified students who aspire for higher professional education regardless of the income level of his/her family through appropriate educational financing arrangement under the concept Knowledge Based Area Development: A Step Towards Community Self-Reliance applies to BSME program.
The Financial Information section also contains information on tuition fees for international students and special fees for students from SAARC countries and Least Developed Countries (LDC) of Asia and Africa.
Duration of Study
The minimum requirement for BSME degree is completion of 153.5 credit hours plus such courses as recommended by the college after reviewing individual background. A semester is of 16 weeks duration, there are three semesters in a year and duration of the program is four years.
The offerings consist of the following courses with some options in agriculture and other disciplines.
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The minimum credit hours requirement for the degree has been decided at 150 plus such courses as may be prescribed on the basis of review of individual backgrounds.
- ENG 101 is a remedial course and those having proficiency in beginning English can have exemptions on the basis of earlier accomplishment on record and demonstration of competency through examination.
- MAT 167 requires a basic mathematics competency and those who cannot meet its requirements will be required to undergo one or more course(s) in mathematics such as MAT 107– Mathematics and/or MAT 147– Applied Calculus.
- CSC 103 and CSC 104 courses are introductory in nature and can be exempted the basis of earlier accomplishment on record and demonstration of competency through examination.
- PHY 109 and PHY 110 are the beginning Physics courses and may qualify for exemption the basis of earlier accomplishment on record and demonstration of competency through examination.
- CHM 115 and CHM 116 are the beginning Chemistry courses and may qualify for exemption the basis of earlier accomplishment on record and demonstration of competency through examination.
Course Customization for Students with Polytechnic Diploma in Electrical Engineering
- Students with polytechnic diploma in mechanical engineering may have course waiver for 20 credit hours based on earlier accomplishment on record and through a standard test and viva. The courses that qualified for waiver are 1. ENG 101 Basic English Composition , 2. MAT 107 Mathematics , 3. PHY 109 General Physics , 4. PHY 110 Physics Lab , 5. CHM 115 General Chemistry , 6. CHM 116 Chemistry Lab , 7. CSC 103 Fundamentals of Computer and Applications , and 8. CSC 104 Computer Applications Lab . Such waived courses will be treated as “EXEMPTED COURES” in the final Transcript.
- Such diploma holders may also have class waiver for twelve credit hours involving 1. MEC 120 Mechanical Engineering Drawing I [1.0], 2. MEC 237 Manufacturing Process [2.0], 3. MEC 238 Manufacturing Process Practice [1.0], 4. MEC 263 Measurement & Quality Control [3.0], 5. MEC 264 Measurement & Quality Control Lab [1.0], and 6. MAT 147 Applied Calculus [3.0]. Registration in these courses and appearing in all examinations are required but the students may have the option of not attending the classes. All these courses will be treated as “REGULAR COURES” with grades obtained recorded in the final Transcript.
In the light of the above, entry level qualification and background of an applicant as well as his/her competence, the course requirements for the concerned student in the BSME program will be customized.
Descriptions of Courses
Description of mechanical engineering courses are given below, while the descriptions of the courses of other areas can be found under respective colleges and programs.