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The First Private University in Bangladesh

School of Engineering & Physical Sciences

MESSAGE FROM DEAN

 

Welcome to the website of the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences (SEPS) of North South University (NSU). The school has four departments, namely the Department of Architecture, Department of Civil and Environment Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Department of Mathematics and Physics. The first three departments offer five undergraduate degrees, namely B.Arch (Bachelor of Architecture), BSCEE (Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering), BSCSE (BS in Computer Science and Engineering), BSEEE (BS in Electrical and Electronic Engineering) and BSETE (BS in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering) and three Graduate degrees, namely MSCSE (MS in Computer Science and Engineering), MSEEE (MS in Electrical and Electronic Engineering) and MSETE (MS in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering).

We are proud that all our Bachelor of Science degrees in Engineering as well as Architecture are fully accredited by the respective accreditation bodies of IEB (Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh) and IAB (Institute of Architects, Bangladesh). All programs offered by SEPS are designed following the most up-to-date outcome based curricula adopted from North American Universities in compliance with the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

One of the major strengths of SEPS is its extremely qualified faculty members. From the very beginning, SEPS is very selective and has recruited the best quality faculty members having Masters or PhD degrees from internationally renowned universities, mostly from North America. Some of the faculty members have vast industry experience along with active professional engineering license i.e. P.E. (USA) or P.Eng. (Canada). The School is rich with 105+ full-time faculty members, each of them having at least one postgraduate degree from reputed foreign universities, and 65+ of them have PhDs. Reputed faculty members of other top public universities complement this core faculty pool through part-time engagement.

The high quality education given by these faculty members, full-fledged state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, a wonderful teaching-learning environment, rich infrastructure, resourceful library, most advanced curricula - all have resulted in an exponential growth of this School that has now 6500+ enrollment.

Through a vibrant learning culture for our students offered through programs, clubs, industry outreach and most up-to-date research activities of the faculty members and students, the SEPS of NSU stands out as an exceptionally good place in the country for engineering and architecture studies and research. Our alumni are placed as employees or graduate students or entrepreneurs nationally and globally almost in all types of prestigious institutes like Stanford University, Google, Microsoft, etc.

Please take a moment to go through the rest of our website and feel free to contact us or visit us anytime if you want to know more about us. We will be happy to assist you.  

 

Prof. Dr. Javed Bari, PE (USA)

Dean, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences (SEPS)

ABOUT US
  1. ABOUT THE SCHOOL

The School of Engineering and Physical Sciences (SEPS) has been a school of NSU since its inception. The growth of SEPS parallels with NSU’s rise to the top. SEPS, the second largest and the fastest growing school at NSU, provides knowledge and skill-based learning environment to its students in the fields of engineering, architecture and physical sciences. The school originally started its journey in 1993 as “School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS)”. Later, the SEAS renamed as School of Engineering and Physical Sciences (SEPS) in 2014. At present, SEPS is the home of over 6,500 undergraduate and graduate students in its eight academic programs offered by four academic departments: Department of Architecture, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and the Department of Mathematics and Physics (DMP). All the engineering programs under SEPS are accredited by the Board of Accreditation for Engineering and Technical Education (BAETE) and the Architecture program is accredited by the Accreditation Standard of the Institute of Architects (ASIAB). The high quality education given by these faculty members, full-fledged state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, a wonderful teaching-learning environment, rich infrastructure, resourceful library, most advanced curricula - all have resulted in an exponential growth of this school.

 

 

  1. VISION

The School of Engineering & Physical Sciences (SEPS) intends to be a center of excellence in innovation and technological entrepreneurship by building a knowledge and skill based learning environment for students in the field of engineering, architecture and physical sciences with adequate technical competency, social responsibility, communication skill and ethical standard.

 

  1. MISSION

SEPS will maintain international standard in terms of program curricula, instruction style, laboratory and research facilities, faculty recruitment and student intake. It plans for a paradigm shift in engineering education in the region that would emphasize more on innovation and creativity other than classroom teaching, along with better communication skill and ethical standard. For the purposes, it will emphasize on greater engagement of practical oriented study and research, industry relation, collaboration with reputed universities and research institutes worldwide, etc. To serve the society in a holistic manner, it strongly believes that better understanding of the societal need through adequate general education, addressing emerging issues like sustainability, technical leadership and entrepreneurship skill, etc are some important qualities to achieve by an engineer too. To gain national and global recognition, it will seek various accreditation and certification as required. 

 

  1. DEPARTMENTS AND PROGRAMS

A summary of the programs currently offered and planned for offering in the future is shown in the following table.

 

Department

Currently Offered Programs

Program

Credit Hours / Duration

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)

 

Undergraduate Program:

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering (BS CSE)

 

Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (BS EEE)

 

Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering (BS ETE)

 

130 Credits /

4 Years

Graduate Program:

Master of Science in Computer Science and Engineering (MS CSE)

 

Master of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (MS EEE)

 

Master of Science in Electronics and Telecommunication Eng. (MS ETE)

 

33 Credits/

2 Years

Minor:

Minor in CSE

Minor in ETE

30 Credits

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Undergraduate Program:

Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering (BSCEE)

 

149 Credits /

4 Years

Graduate Program:

None.

-

Department of Architecture (DA)

 

Undergraduate Program:

Bachelor of Architecture  (B. Arch)

176 Credits /

5 Years

Graduate Program:

None

-

Department of Mathematics and Physics (DMP)

 

Undergraduate Program:

None

 

Major:

None

-

Minor:

Minor in Mathematics

30 Credits

 

  1. STUDENT GROWTH

Over the past five years, the annual undergraduate student intake steadily grew from 1,100 to well over 1,500, while the graduate student intake stayed stable. The school is the fastest growing school of NSU in terms of student intake.

 

  1. LABORATORY FACILITIES

The existing and planned laboratory facilities of various departments of the school are shown in the following table.

 

Department

Existing Laboratories:

Type, Numbers

Planned New Laboratories:

Type, Numbers (by 2023)

ECE

Hardware = 9, Software = 11

Hardware = 8, Software = 4

CEE

Testing = 6, Drawing = 1

Testing Lab = 1, Design Lab = 1, High Performance Computing Lab = 1

DA

Design Studio = 13

 Computer Lab = 1

Wood Workshop = 1

Building Material Lab = 1

Design Lab = 1, 3D Printing Lab = 1, Photography Lab = 1, Simulation Lab = 1

DMP

Physics Lab = 3

Physics Lab = 1

Total number:

46

New = 20, Total  = 66 by 2023

 

LEADERSHIP

DEAN

Prof. Dr. Javed Bari, PE
Ph.D., Arizona State University, USA & PE (USA)
South Academic Building, SAC 618
Phone: +88 02 55668200, Ext: 1500, 1981
Email: javed.bari@northsouth.edu

 


DEPARTMENT CHAIRS

Architecture
Ms. Shaila Joarder
MBEnv, University of New South Wales, Australia
South Academic Building, SAC 801
Phone: +88 02 55668200 Ext: 1861
Email: shaila.joarder@northsouth.edu

 

Civil and Environment Engineering

Prof. Dr. Md. Nazmul Islam
Ph.D., The University of Tokyo, Japan
South Academic Building, SAC 731
Phone: +88 02 55668200 Ext –1982
Email: mohammad.islam@northsouth.edu

 

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. Mohammad Rezaul Bari

Ph.D., University of Canterbury, New Zealand

South Academic Building, SAC 941

Phone: +88 02 55668200 Ext – 1501, 1564

Email: rezaul.bari@northsouth.edu

Mathematics and Physics

Dr. Md. Sahadet Hossain

Ph.D., Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
South Academic Building, SAC 1039
Phone: +88 02 55668200 Ext – 1504
Email: mohammad.hossain@northsouth.edu

OUR PEOPLE
SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION

PROF. DR. JAVED BARI, PE (USA)
Dean, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Phone: +88 02 55668200, Ext: 1500
Email: javed.bari@northsouth.edu
Office: SAC 618

 

SHAILA JOARDER
Chair, Department of Architecture
Phone: +88 02 55668200, Ext: 1861
Email: shaila.joarder@northsouth.edu
Office: SAC 801

 

PROF. DR. MD. NAZMUL ISLAM
Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Phone: +88 02 55668200, Ext: 1982
Email: mohammad.islam@northsouth.edu
Office: SAC 731

 

DR. MOHAMMAD REZAUL BARI

Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Phone: +88 02 55668200, Ext: 1501
Email: rezaul.bari@northsouth.edu
Office: SAC 941


DR. MD. SAHADET HOSSAIN
Chair, Department of Mathematics and Physics
Phone: +88 02 55668200 Ext – 1504
Email: mohammad.hossain@northsouth.edu
Office: SAC 1039

 

COORDINATORS

 

MOHAMMAD RASHEDUR RAHMAN
ECE Graduate Coordinator
Phone: +88 02 55668200 Ext – 1507
Email: rashedur.rahman@northsouth.edu
Office: SAC 933

 

ATIQUR RAHMAN
Undergraduate Coordinator - EEE/ETE Program
Phone: +88 02 55668200 Ext – 1517
Email: atiqur.rahman@northsouth.edu
Office: SAC 1030

 

AHSANUR RAHMAN
Undergraduate Coordinator - CSE Program
Phone: +88 02 55668200 Ext – 6182
Email: ahsanur.rahman@northsouth.edu
Office: SAC 914


MS. TANJILA FARAH
Laboratory Coordinator - ECE
Email: tanjila.farah@northsouth.edu
Office: SAC 929

FACULTY BY DEPARTMENT

Architecture

Civil and Environment Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Mathematics and Physics

 

STAFF

MS. FERDHOUSI RAHMAN
Officer to Dean, SEPS
Phone: +88 02 55668200 Ext – 1536
Email: ferdhousi.rahman@northsouth.edu
Office: SAC 620

 
MR. SAIDUR RAHMAN
Senior Program Officer - ECE
Phone: +88 02 55668200 Ext – 1526
Email: saidur.rahman@northsouth.edu
Office: SAC 942


Program Officer, Architecture
Email: 
Phone: +88 02 55668200 Ext – 1863
Office: SAC 902


MS. KHALEDA AKTER
Program Officer, CEE
Phone: +88 02 55668200 Ex t – 1990
Email: khaleda.akter@northsouth.eduOffice: SAC 740

 

Advisory Board

 

Research and Collaboration
  1. RESEARCH MISSION

The School of Engineering and Physical Sciences (SEPS) at North South University aims to be the center of excellence in innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship through cutting-edge research in the field of engineering, computing, architecture and physical sciences. The school aims at working in line with Bangladesh’s national research strategy and fostering the achievement of national, regional, and global sustainable development goals. In order to achieve these goals, the school will pursue interdisciplinary research to find out practical, economical, and sustainable solutions of the society’s critical and unique challenges. SEPS will also foster inter-institutional and international cooperative and collaborative research opportunities, spur local science and technology innovation through international research collaboration, and promote and disseminate research outcomes benefitting the national, regional, and global community. The school will continue working on enhancing capacity building in research by developing field-specific research groups and centers, as well as university-wide research institutes.

 

  1. RESEARCH FACILITIES (INSTITUTES, CENTERS, GROUPS)

The existing and planned research facilities (institutes, centers, groups, etc.) of the school are summarized in the following table.

 

Facility Type

Existing

Planned (by 2023)

Institute

-

·   Institute of Innovation, Research and Development (IIRD) [by year 2021]

Center

·   Center for Infrastructure Research and Services (CIRS)

·   Center for Applied Scientific Computing (CASC) [by year 2021]

Group

·   25 formal/informal research groups (full list is given in Annex-1)

·   5 more formal/informal research groups [by year 2023]

Hiring Researchers

·   None

·   10 [by year 2023]

Research Collaboration

·   35

·   55 [by 2023]

 

  1. RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

The core research areas are broadly categorized as Engineering, Technology, Architecture and Physical Sciences (Computer, Mathematics and Physics). The full-time faculty members of SEPS make the most research-active pool of faculty in North South University. The recent research activities of school are summarized in the following table.

 

Type

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Total Peer-reviewed Journal /Conference publications

59

76

90

131

161

Scopus-indexed Journal /Conference publications

24

31

37

91

129

Book/Book Chapters

8

8

16

11

18

NSU Research Grants (Million BDT)

6.79

1.0

4.1

9.065

8.47

External Research Grants (Million BDT)

0

0.1

2

28.10

21.80

Establishment of Research Laboratory/ Center/ Institute

0

1

2

4

2

Research Collaboration with National/ International universities/ research institutes

12

21

28

31

45

Research workshop/ seminar/ conference

15

17

22

33

11

 

Engagement and Outreach
Contacts

Ferdhousi Rahman
Officer, Dean Office
School of Engineering and Physical Sciences
South Academic Building, SAC620
Phone: +88 02 55668200 Ext: 1536
Email: ferdhousi.rahman@northsouth.edu

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