The department offers BSc in Materials and Metallurgical Engineering degree to its undergraduate students. The courses taught under this degree can be found at the right sidebar.
The course system and evaluation system are explained below.
From the academic session of 1990-91 the undergraduate curricula at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology is based on the Course System. The rules and regulations of the new system was duly published by the Registry Office in a booklet entitled “Report of the Committee for Framing Recommendations for Implementation and Administration of Course System” which is revised and approved in the meeting of the Academic Council held on 7th and 13th September 1993. Only the relevant sections of the report are included in this information booklet so that students can have a clear understanding about the course system.
The salient features of the course system are:
1. reduction of the number of theoretical courses and examination papers to around five in each term,
2. the absence of a pass or a fail on an annual basis,
3. continuous evaluation of student’s performance,
4. introduction of Letter Grades and Grade Points instead of numerical grades,
5. introduction of some additional optional courses and thus enable students to select courses according to his interest as far as possible,
6. opportunity for students to choose fewer or more courses than the normal course load depending on his/her capabilities and needs,
7. the flexibility to allow the student to progress at his own pace depending on his ability or convenience, subject to the regulations on credit and minimum grade point average (GPA) requirements, and
8. promotion of teacher-student contact.
The course system is expected to reduce the work load which now accumulates at the end of the semesters demanding extended/long preparatory leave due to the presence of decisive final examination. The proposed system will create a continuous, even and consistent work load throughout the term for the students.
Number of Terms in a Year
There will be two terms (Term I and Term II) in an academic year. The duration of each term will be 20 weeks, which will be used as follows:
Classes 7 weeks
Recess 1 week
Classes 6 weeks
Recess before Term Final Examination
and Term Final Examination 6 weeks
Total = 20 weeks
Course Pattern and Credit Structure
The undergraduate programme of BUET is covered through a set of theoretical and laboratory/sessional courses. Each course is designated by a two to four letter word identifying the department that offers it following by a three-digit number with the following criteria:
1. The first digit will correspond to the year/level in which the students normally take the course.
2. The second digit will be reserved for departmental use for such things as to identify different areas within a department.
3. The last digit will usually be odd for theoretical and even for laboratory or sessional courses.
Assignment of Credits
1. For theoretical courses, one lecture per week per term will be equivalent to one credit.
2. For laboratory/sessional courses, credits will be half of the class hours per week per term.
Credits are also assigned to project and thesis work taken by students.
Types of Courses
The courses included in the undergraduate curricula are divided into several groups as follows:
1. Core Courses
In each discipline a number of courses will be identified as core courses that form the nucleus of the respective Bachelor’s degree programme. A student has to complete all of the designated core courses for his/her discipline.
2. Pre-requisite Courses
Some of the courses are identified as pre-requisite courses. A pre-requisite course is one, which is required to be completed before some other course(s) can be taken. Any such course, on which one or more subsequent courses build up, may be offered in each of the two regular terms.
3. Optional Courses
Apart from the core courses, students will have to complete a number of courses, which are optional in nature in that students will have some choice to choose the required number of courses from a specified group/number of courses.