Center of Excellence in Higher Education
The First Private University in Bangladesh

School of Engineering & Physical Sciences (SEPS)

MESSAGE FROM DEAN

 

Welcome to the website of the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences (SEPS) of North South University (NSU). The school (i.e. faculty) 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).

Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2023 (by Subject) has ranked NSU as the #1 university in Bangladesh for ENGINEERING. THE has further ranked our Civil Engineering program #1 in Bangladesh (Global rank 301-400), Electrical and Electronic Engineering program #1 in Bangladesh (Global rank 301-400), and Computer Science program #2 in Bangladesh (Global rank 501-600).

 

NSU has been ranked the #1 university in Bangladesh for ENGINEERING by the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2023 (by Subject) with a Global Rank of 301-400. Furthermore, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023, our Civil Engineering program is ranked #1 in Bangladesh (Global rank 301-400), the Electrical and Electronic Engineering program is ranked #1 in Bangladesh (Global rank 301-400), and the Computer Science program is ranked #2 in Bangladesh (Global rank 501-600, trailing the University of Dhaka).

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 Master's or Ph.D. degrees from internationally renowned universities, mostly from North America. Some of the faculty members have vast industry experience along with active professional engineering licenses 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, 50+ full-fledged state-of-the-art laboratories, a wonderful teaching-learning environment, rich infrastructure, resourceful library, and most advanced curricula - all have made the School the fastest growing and most research-active School (Faculty) of NSU having 7,500+ students.

Through a vibrant learning culture for our students offered through programs, clubs, industry outreach and the 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. Javed Bari, PhD (USA), PE (USA)

Dean and Professor, 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 NSU’s rise to the top. SEPS, the second-largest and fastest-growing school at NSU, provides a 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 the “School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS)”. Later, the SEAS was renamed the "School of Engineering and Physical Sciences" (SEPS) in 2014. At present, SEPS is the home of over 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students in its eight academic programs offered by four academic departments: the Department of Architecture (DoA), the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), the 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). NSU has been ranked the #1 university in Bangladesh for ENGINEERING by the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2023 (by Subject) with a Global Rank of 301-400. Furthermore, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023, our Civil Engineering program is ranked #1 in Bangladesh (Global rank 301-400), the Electrical and Electronic Engineering program is ranked #1 in Bangladesh (Global rank 301-400), and the Computer Science program is ranked #2 in Bangladesh (Global rank 501-600, trailing the University of Dhaka).

  

  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

The School of Engineering & Physical Sciences (SEPS) will maintain international standards 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 skills and ethical standards. For these purposes, it will emphasize on the greater engagement of practical-oriented study and research, industry relations, collaboration with reputed universities and research institutes worldwide, etc. To serve society holistically, it strongly believes that a better understanding of the societal need through adequate general education, addressing emerging issues like sustainability, technical leadership and entrepreneurship skill, etc. is a vital quality to achieve by engineers, architects, and physical scientists 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

Minor in Physics

 

21 Credits

15 Credits

 

  1. STUDENT GROWTH

Over the past five years, the undergraduate student intake steadily grew from 1100 to well over 2000, while the graduate student intake stayed stable.

 

  1. LABORATORY FACILITIES

The existing and planned (2019 - 2023) 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 = 14

Hardware = 8, Software = 4

CEE

Testing = 6, Drawing = 1

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

DA

Design Studio = 14

 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:

51

New = 20, Total  = 71 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
Architect 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
Prof. Dr. Rajesh Palit

Ph.D. University of Waterloo, Canada

South Academic Building, SAC 941

Phone: +88 02 55668200 Ext – 1501

Email: rezaul.bari@northsouth.edu


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

PROF. DR. MOHAMMED NAZMUL ISLAM
Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Phone: +88 02 55668200, Ext: 1980
Email: mohammad.islam@northsouth.edu
Office: SAC 731

PROF. DR. RAJESH PALIT

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

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

PROF. DR. MD. SAHADET HOSSAIN
Chair, Department of Mathematics and Physics
Phone: +88 02 55668200 Ext – 1503
Email: mohammad.hossain@northsouth.edu
Office: SAC 1039

 

 

COORDINATORS

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

PROF. DR. MAMUN MOLLA
SEPS Research Coordinator
Phone: +88 02 55668200 Ext – 1519
Email: mamun.molla@northsouth.edu

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

MD. NURUL ISLAM ZAHID
Office Secretary, SEPS Dean Office
Phone: +88 02 55668200 Ext – 1536
Email: nurul.zahid@northsouth.edu
Office: SAC 620
 

SAIDUR RAHMAN
Senior Program Officer - ECE
Phone: +88 02 55668200 Ext – 1526
Email: saidur.rahman@northsouth.edu
Office: SAC942

 

ATIQUN NOOR

Faculty Assistant - ECE

Email: atiqun.noor@northsouth.edu

Ext. 1527

Office: SAC936

 

SHEIKH FARID AKTER

Faculty Assistant - ECE

Email: sheikh.akter@northsouth.edu

Ext.: 6183

Office: SAC943

 

JANNATUL FERDOUS SUSMITA

Program Officer - CEE

Email: jannatul.susmita@northsouth.edu

Ext.: 1990

Office: SAC740

 

A.T.M. TAREK

Department Secretary - CEE

Email: atm.tareq@northsouth.edu

Ext.: 6240

Office: SAC740


RUMANA RAHMAN DEEPA

Program Officer - Arch

Email: rumana.deepa@northsouth.edu

Ext.: 1859

 

ANOWAR HOSSAIN

Faculty Assistant - Arch

Email: anowar.hossain@northsouth.edu

Ext.: 6245

 

NAHID SANJANA

Program Officer - DMP

E-mail: nahid.sanjana@northsouth.edu

Ext. 1561

Office: SAC1037

 

FARJANA ABEDIN

Department Secretary - DMP

Email: farjana.abedin@northsouth.edu

Ext: 1560

Office: SAC1037

 

 

Advisory Board

Civil & Environmental Engineering Industry Advisory Panel:

 

Engr. Md. Kabir Ahmed Bhuiyan, President of The Institute of Engineers Bangladesh (IEB) and Ex-Chief Engineer, PWD

Major General Abu Sayeed Md Masud, Project Coordinator of Padma Bridge, Special Works Division, Bangladesh Army and DG, SWO(West), Dhaka Cantt.

Engr. Shyama Prosad Adhikari, Chief Engineer, Local Government Engineering Department (LGED), Government of Bangladesh

ASM Mainuddin Monem, Deputy Managing Director, Abdul Monem Ltd.

Faizur Rahman Khan, Managing Director, Building Technology & Ideas Ltd (BTI)

Itemad Ud Daulah, Chairman, DIRD Group

M. Firoze, Head-Marketing & New Product Development, Bangladesh Steel Re-Rolling Mills Ltd. and BSRM Steels Ltd.

Hasin Jahan, Bangladesh Country Director, Practical Action

Abu Saleh Khan, Deputy Executive Director (Operation), Institute of Water Modeling

Mohiuddin Mahmud, Snowy Mountain Engineering Corp., SMEC Holdings Ltd.

Manwar Hossain, Managing Director, Steel & Building Materials Division, Anwar Group of Industries

Malik Fida A Khan, Director, CCSD, CEGIS

Mohammed Zulyaminayn, Senior Procurement Officer, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Bangladesh Resident Mission

Fahima Shahadat, Head of Infrastructure and Technical Services, Lafarge Holcim Bangladesh Ltd.

Md. Asif Rahman, Managing Director, CHB Building Technologies Ltd.

M. Zulkernine, Superintending Engineer, Development Circle, PWD

Md. Sohel Rahman, Superintending Engineer, Design Circle-1, PWD

Dr. Md. Abdullah Al Mamun, Superintending Engineer(RHD) and Director of BRRL

Md. Sabuj Uddin Khan, Superintending Engineer, Dhaka Circle, RHD

Engr. Saifullah Al Mamun, Superintendent of Police (SP), Bangladesh Police

 

ECE Industry Advisory Board (CSE Program):

 

Mr. Anir Chowdhury, Policy Advisor, A2I, Prime Minister’s Office

Mr. Mohammad Enamul Kabir, Director (Training & Development), Bangladesh Computer Council

Mr. Syed Almas Kabir, President, BASIS

Mr. Mamunur Rahman, Chairman & CEO, CTrends Software and Solutions Ltd.

Mr. Manjur Mahmud, COO, DataSoft Systems Bangladesh Limited

Mr. Md. Abul Kashem Khan, Senior Executive Vice President (CTO), DBBL

Mr. Ashraf Uddin, CTO, Enosis Solutions

Mr. Minhaz Uddin Anwar, Head of GP Accelerator, Grameenphone Limited

Mr. Shaikh Wahid, MD & CEO, LEADSOFT

Mr. Hussain Elius, CEO, Pathao

Mr. Ajmat Iqbal, CEO, Reve Systems

Mr. Anwarul Haque, Head of Advanced Solutions Group, Samsung R&D

Mr. Adnan Imtiaz Halim, CEO, SHEBA.XYZ

Mr. Forkan Bin Quasem, Managing Director, Spectrum Engineering Consortium Ltd.

Mr. Habibullah N Karim, Founder & CEO, Technohaven Company Ltd.

Mr. Nasir Uddin Ahmed, Senior Vice-President (R&D), TigerIT Bangladesh Ltd.

 

ECE Industry Advisory Board (EEE & ETE Programs):

 

Mr. Md. Aminul Hassan, Commissioner (Spectrum), Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC)

Mr. Md. Monjurul Hoque, Chief Engineer, Dhaka Electric Supply Company Limited (DESCO)

Mr. Md. Rabiul Hasan, GM (ICT, Energy and Metering), DPDC

Mr. Rezwanul Kabeer, Director, Energypac Power Generation Ltd.

Mr. Kazi Mahboob Hassan, Senior Director, Head of Transformation, Grameenphone Ltd.

Mr. Md. Kamruzzaman, Regional Team Leader, Huawei Technology Co., Ltd.

Mr. Mohammad Hossain, Director General, Power Cell

Mr. Rezaul Islam, CEO, Power control & Management

Mr. Niaz Rahim, Group Director, Rahimafrooz

Mr. Asif Naimur Rashid, Head of Info Tech / CIO, Robi Axiata Ltd.

Ms. Humaira Chowdhury, Co-Founder & MD, Frontier Technology Ltd.

Mr. Md. Mozammel Hossain, Managing Director, Summit Gazipur Power Ltd.

Mr. Md. Kabir Ahmed Bhuiyan, Ex-Officio Member, Former President, The Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB)

Mr. Enayetur Rahman, CEO, ULKASEMI Pvt Ltd.

Mr. Ariful Ambia, Operative Director, Walton Hi-Tech Industries Ltd.

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 for Technological Innovation (ITI) [by year 2023]

Center

·   Center for Infrastructure Research and Services (CIRS)

·   Center for Applied Scientific Computing (CASC) [by year 2022]

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 up the most research-active pool of faculty at North South University. The recent research activities of the school are summarized in the following table.

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 up the most research-active pool of faculty at North South University. The recent research activities of the school are summarized in the following table.

 

Type

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Total Peer-reviewed Journal /Conference publications

76

90

142

161

264

Scopus-indexed Journal /Conference publications

31

37

127

129

227

Book/Book Chapters

8

16

9

18

6

NSU Research Grants (Million BDT)

1.0

4.1

6.635

8.47

9.846

External Research Grants (Million BDT)

0.1

2

34.1

21.8

6.649

Establishment of Research Laboratory/ Center/ Institute

1

2

1

2

2

Research Collaboration with National/ International universities/ research institutes

21

28

30

45

57

Research workshop/ seminar/ conference

17

22

12

11

35

 

 

Engagement and Outreach
News & Events

World University Rankings 2023

Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2023 (by Subject) has ranked NSU as the #1 university in Bangladesh for ENGINEERING. THE has further ranked our Civil Engineering program #1 in Bangladesh (Global rank 301-400), Electrical and Electronic Engineering program #1 in Bangladesh (Global rank 301-400), and Computer Science program #2 in Bangladesh (Global rank 501-600).

 

SEPS Newsletter Issue 01

SEPS Newsletter Issue 02

SEPS Newsletter Issue 03

Contacts

NURUL ISLAM ZAHID
Secretary to Dean, SEPS
Phone: +88 02 55668200 Ext – 1536
Email: nurul.zahid@northsouth.edu
Office: SAC 620

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