CEE @ NSU


As a developing country, Bangladesh is expected to take up huge infrastructure projects in this century. Along with the boom in the real estate sector, large span bridges, elevated express ways, yovers, metro-rail, subway, bus rapid transits, airports, expansion of railway service, deep-sea port, barrage, surface water treatment plants, etc are some of the examples of upcoming mega structures. Being a disaster prone country and highly vulnerable to climate change and sea level rise, infrastructure development to combat them is required in the near future too. In addition, there is a growing job market for civil engineers in abroad as well including Middle-east, Singapore, North America, Australia and even Europe.

In the country, till now the maximum number of engineering job positions in the public sector are for civil engineering graduates. Civil engineers constitute the highest number of civil service (BCS) cadres. The government organizations and departments which are predominately run by civil engineering graduates include Public Works Department (PWD), Roads and Highways Department (RHD), Department of Public Health Engineering (DPHE), Bangladesh Railway, Local Government Engineering Department (LGED), Water Development Board (WDB), Military Engineering Service (MES), Army Engineering Core, WASA, City authorities like RAJUK, Civil Aviation Authority, Port Authorities, BIWTA, BADC, Municipal Corporations, etc. Apart from this, a large number of reasearch organizations, private consulting and construction rms, NGOs and international development agencies recruit civil engineers as for example, WARPO (Water Resources Planning Organization) , RRI (River Research Institute), IWM (Institute of Water Modeling), CEGIS, World Bank, ADB, JICA, UNDP, DFID, USAID, CIDA, DANIDA, GIZ, AUSAID, SIDA, IDB, CARE, etc.