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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering



About CEE

North South University (NSU) is the first private university in Bangladesh, established in 1992. All along its history, NSU has been considered as the best private university in Bangladesh and probably the only university in the region which strictly adheres to North American academic standards. All faculty members of this university are graduates of reputed universities worldwide, especially from USA, Canada, UK, Japan and Australia. At present there are sixteen academic departments there, under four major schools as; Business, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Health and Life Sciences. The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department (CEED ) belongs to the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences.

Recently, NSU has taken initiative to strengthen its engineering school, making it as a full- edged school with all basic engineering programs. As part of it, civil and environmental engineering department was opened in 2013. In fact, back in 2003 a committee convened by honorable BoT member Benajir Ahmed proposed CEED, which later got approval of UGC in 2004 to launch B S in Civil and Environmental Engineering degree. Since then, there was always a demand from prospective students to study in the discipline. NSU, however, took time and the real progress towards recruitment of students took a stride after the establishment of its state-of-the-art permanent campus at Bashundhara, where laboratory facilities and other infrastructures were possible to be built. Adequate time was taken here to ensure that a quality civil engineering program is designed with all the required facilities.

Civil engineering is considered as the oldest and the most classical form of engineering education, covering diverse elds. In fact, the history of civil engineering dates back to the history of civilization, and the earliest practice of civil engineering may had commenced between 4000 to 2000 BC in Mesopotamia and Egypt when humans started to abandon a nomadic existence, creating a need for the construction of shelter. In the academic arena, the term Civil Engineering was introduced to incorporate all engineering works for civilians as opposed to Military Engineering. Later, civil engineering was further divided into all the engineering disciplines that we see nowadays. It is thus considered as the mother of all engineering disciplines.

The main objective of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEED) at NSU is to provide and equip students with the highest level of technical competencies, social responsibility, leadership and lifelong learning skills for successful careers in civil engineering.

Mission & Vision

Our Vision

CEED at NSU aspires to be a leader in providing engineering solution to infrastructure development in a sustainable manner in line with the national and global context. In line with this, it will gain recognition, nationally and globally, and will attract students, faculty and staff accordingly, and collaborate with industries and other stakeholders.

Our Mission

The mission of CEED at NSU is to produce world-class engineering graduates with proficient in technical competency, ethical standard and leadership skill, who can have a successful career in civil and environmental engineering as a professional and/or contribute to advancement in knowledge and innovation in the field. Specifically it will concentrate on:

  1. Imparting adequate technical skill to students with up-to-date global knowledge base;
  2. Ensuring that the students have the skill of critical thinking and analytical skill;
  3. Educating with social awareness, ethical and sustainability commitment, and leadership skill;
  4. Contributing to research, innovation and maintaining an effective industry-academia relation; and
  5. Standardizing skill sets and education methods with national and international scale.

 
 Our Goals

   To support its vision and mission, the Department of Civil and Environmental
   Engineering (CEED) at North South University has established the following goals:

  1. Developing quality program and curriculum;
  2. Providing international standard resources and facilities;
  3. Ensuring teaching quality and student performance;
  4. Excel in research, innovation and industry relation;
  5. Impart student with social awareness, ethical standard, and communication and
     leadership skill;
  6. Accreditation of reputed standards; and 
  7. Popularizing the department through decent advertisement campaign.

Chair's Message




Professor and Chair
Ph.D., Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA
M.Sc., Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA
P.E. (Professional Engineer - Civil), USA
Fellow IEB, Member ASCE


Chair’s Message

Welcome to the website of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEED) of NSU.Choosing the right academic program in tertiary level is a crucial step for your career and your life.We offer you a very high quality engineering degree and a unique opportunity to match engineering with the life you’ve always dreamed of achieving.  Our engineering program will prepare you for success with core civil engineering knowledge, expert academic advising, world-class faculty, innovative learning and a dedication to career advancement.One of the major strengths of our department is its extremely qualified faculty members. From the very beginning, NSU 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). They mentor and provide all out help to our students so that they grow as professional civil engineers by acquiring appropriate knowledge and practical experiences, attending technical seminars and conferences and practicing leadership.

In a modern world, everybody is aware of critical infrastructure needs for society that range fromroads for safe and environmentally friendly transportation to buildings to buried pipelines for the distribution of clean water. In order to assure that public and private investments meet both our immediate and long-term needs, we must develop a sustainable mindset, innovative project management approaches and technologies that create our future built environment.  As you may know, civil engineering is a broad field that applies engineering principles primarily to the public domain infrastructure, including transportation, water resources, buildings and other structures such as dams and bridges. Civil engineers plan, design and supervise the construction of facilities such as high-rise buildings, airports, roads, water treatment centers and sanitation plants. They balance the needs of society with technical and economic feasibility. NSU’s civil engineers work to achieve safe and sustainable development through “green” engineering.

By keeping up with the growing concerns over sustainability and environmental issues in the present world, the Civil and Environmental Engineering program has become the modern version of the classical Civil Engineering program in the academic arena. Globally, most famous universities have already changed the name of Civil Engineering degrees to Civil and Environmental Engineering. Our Bachelor of Science in Civil and Civil and Environmental Engineering (BSCEE) program is accredited by the University Grant Commission (UGC). The program strictly follows the guidelines given by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) of USA as well as by the Board of Accreditation of Engineering and Technical Education (BAETE) of Bangladesh. Our curriculum committee is constantly working with the external industry and academic experts on keeping the curriculum updated.NSU has a good number of laboratories such as Physics, Chemistry and Biology labs, CAD lab, GIS blab, Computing facilities, Environmental Modeling lab etc. NSU has generously allocated necessary resources to establish international standard Civil Engineering laboratory facilities with most up-to-date, sophisticated, and best quality instruments. Sixsuch new Civil Engineering labs have been prepared in a very spacious lab area.

As you know that Bangladesh is expected to take up huge infrastructure projects in this century; examples include elevated expressways, flyovers, metro-rail, subway, bus rapid transits, airports, expansion of railway service, deep-sea port, barrage etc. All such projects will require a large number of civil engineering graduates. In addition, there is a growing job market in abroad for the civil engineers as well. In the country, till now the maximum number of engineering job positions in the public sector are for civil engineering graduates. So, it can be assured that a civil engineering graduate of NSU will have a bright career in Bangladesh and abroad.

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.




Advisory Council (Academic)


  • Prof. Dr. Shamim Z Basunia, Ex-Professor, Chair and Dean of Civil Engineering, BUET
  • Prof. Dr. M. Feroze Ahmed, Vice Chancellor, Stamford University, Ex-Professor, Chair and Dean of Civil Engineering, BUET , Ex-Director, ITN-BUET
  • Prof. Dr. Md. Mazharul Hoque, Professor and Dean of Civil Engineering, BUET, Ex-Director, Accident Research Institute
  • Prof. Dr. Md. Mujibur Rahman, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, BUET
  • Prof. Dr. Sarwar Jahan Md. Yasin, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, BUET
  • Prof. Dr. Md. Mafizur Rahman, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, BUET
  • Prof. Dr. M Jahir Bin Alam, Professor and Dean of Civil Engineering, SUST, Sylhet
  • Prof. Dr. S M Atiqul Islam, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, DUET, Gazipur
  • Major Gen. Md. Siddiqur Rahman Sarker, Ex. Commandant, Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST)
  • Prof. Dr. Romana Rifat, Associate Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science and Professor, The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, George Washington University (GWU), USA
  • Prof. Dr. Rafiqul A. Tarefder, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of New Mexico (UNM), USA
  • Prof. Dr. Farhad Reza, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Minnesota State University, USA
  • Dr. Mujibur Rahman, Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, Brunel University, London, UK.




Rationale of "Civil and Environmental"

Two or three decades ago, civil engineering was very much focused on the design and construction of structures only. However, over the years, civil engineers realized that the impact of any development on its surrounding environment cannot be ignored. Because such ignorance may create negative consequences and pose a threat to the public and the environment. Thus, environmental impact assessment has become an integral part of any civil engineering project. Moreover, designing a water or wastewater treatment plant, preparing a solid waste management plan or developing an ‘air purification system’; all fall under ‘Environmental Engineering’ as they deal with environmental elements such as soil, water and air.

Climate change is another matter of concern. In the recent years, climate change and its impact on civil infrastructures have been widely studied and analyzed by civil engineers. The goal is to analyze the impact, assess the associated risks and find feasible solutions as adaptation means. With industrialization and urbanization in progress, environmental management for industries has become very important both in Bangladesh and abroad.This requires a large number of civilengineering professionals specialized in environmental engineering.Considering these factors, the civil engineering program at NSU has been named as ‘Civil and Environmental Engineering’instead of ‘Civil Engineering’.
Many reputed universities in North America, Europe, Asia and other places have adopted this name; namely Stanford University (USA), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA),Carnegie Mellon University (USA), Imperial College (UK), University of Waterloo (Canada), University of New South Wales (Australia), and National University of Singapore. In Bangladesh, ShahjalalUniversity of Science and Technology and Islamic Institute of Technology have named their department as Civil and Environmental Engineering.

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.

Faculty


Dr. Md. Sirajul Islam [SjI]

Professor & Dean, SEPS
PhD, University of Tokyo, Japan
MS., National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore
BSc (Civil Engg.), BUET

Dr. Javed Bari [JBR]

Professor & Chair, CEE
PhD, Arizona State University, USA
MS, Arizona State University, USA
BSc (Civil Engg.), BUET
Professional Engineer (PE), USA

Dr. Moahmmad Nazmul Islam [Nzu]

Professor
PhD, University of Tokyo, Japan
MS, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore
BSc (Civil Engg.), BUET

Dr. Nazmun Nahar [Nmr]

Associate Professor
PhD, Purdue University, USA
MS, Purdue University
BSc (Civil Engg.), BUET
Professional Engineer (PEng), Canada

Dr. Nadim Khandaker [Ndz]

Associate Professor
PhD, Pennsylvania State University, USA
MS, University of Arkansas, USA
BS, University of Massachusetts at Lowell, USA
Professional Engineer (PEng), Canada

Dr. Md. Shoaib Chowdhury [SbC]

Associate Professor
PhD, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
M.Engg, City College of New York (CCNY), USA
BSc (Civil Engg.), BUET
Professional Engineer (PE), USA

Dr. Shama E. Haque [SEq]

Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
BS, University of Texas at Austin, USA

Ms. Sifat Kalam [Sk3]

Lecturer
MASc, University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada
BSc (Civil Engg.), BUET

Fokruddin Ahmad [Fa2]

Lecturer
MS, University of North Dakota, USA
BSc (Civil Engg.), BUET

Brigadier General Habibur Rahman Kamal [HRK]

Professor (Part Time Faculty)
PhD, Preston University, California, USA
MS, Naval Post Graduate School, USA

Dr. Asif Mohammad Zaman [ZAM]

Associate Professor(Part Time Faculty)
Ph.D., University of Melbourne, Australia
MS. Imperial College London, UK

Dr. Shoeb Reaz Alam [SRl]

Assistant Professor(Part Time Faculty)
Ph.D., Lamar University, USA
M.Sc. Engg., Lamar University, Texas, USA

S.M. Ashfaqul Hoq [Mfq]

Senior Lecturer (on study leave)
Ph. D., (ongoing), University of Wyoming, USA
MS, The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), TX, USA

Mr. Faisal Shakib Ahmed [Fsh]

Lecturer (on study leave)
Ph. D., (ongoing), University of Kentucky, USA
M.Sc.,The University of Texas at Arlington, Texas, USA

Ms. Nawrin Anwar [Nwr]

Lecturer (on study leave)
Ph. D., (ongoing), Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
M. Sc. Engg., University of Western Ontario, Canada

Upal Mohammad Towfiqul Quadir [UMQ]

Lecturer (on study leave)
Ph. D., (ongoing), University of Texas at Arlington, USA
M.Sc., University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia

Dr. Farhad Reza [FdR]

Professor (Adjunct/Visiting Faculty)
Ph. D., Clarkson University, Postdam, USA
MS., Clarkson University, Potsdam, USA

Dr. Raquib Ahasan [RqA]

Professor (Adjunct Faculty)
Ph. D., Tokyo University, Japan
MS., Clarkson University, Potsdam, USA

David M Khan [DvK]

Senior Lecturer (Part Time Faculty)
EMBA, Institute of Business Administration (IBA)
M.Sc., Texas A & M University (TAUM), USA

 

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Laboratory Staff


Ms. Khadiza Akter
Lab Officer
B.Sc. in Civil Engineering , Dhaka University of Science and Technology (DUET)
Diploma Engineering (Architecture), Dhaka Polytechnical Institute

Md. Saidur Rahman Chowdhury
Lab Officer
B.Sc. in Civil Engg., Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST)

Md. Arifin Siddique
Assistant Lab Officer
B.Sc. in Civil Engineering, University of Asia Pacific
Diploma in Civil Engineering, Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology

Khandaker Moniruzzaman
Assistant Lab Officer
M.Sc. in Civil Engg. in Structural Engg. (Ongoing), Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology (DUET)
B.Sc. in Civil Engg., Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST)

Syed Abid Hassan
Assistant Lab Officer
B.Sc. in Civil Engg., Presidency University
Diploma in Civil Engg., Kushtia Polytechnical Institute




Administrative Staff

Ms. Khaleda Akter

Designation: Program Officer

Email: khaleda.akter@northsouth.edu
Ext.:1990

Jannatul Ferdowshi

Designation: Department Secretary

Email: jannatul.ferdowshi@northsouth.edu
Ext.:6240

BS in Civil and Env. Engineering

MS In Construction Engineering and Management (MSCEM)

The proposed Master of Science in Construction Engineering and Management (MSCEM) program is designed to meet the growing need for professionals with advanced technical, management and applied research skills in the construction industry. The program is aimed for careers in the management of commercial, industrial, institutional, civil and military construction in the roles of contractor, developer, subcontractor, owner's representative, consultant and similar professions. Graduates from this program will have the competencies to manage organizations like general and specialized works contractors, real estate developers, sub-contractors, construction management firms, architectural firms, engineering firms, engineering/architectural entities in governmental and non-governmental agencies, etc.

 

CEE News

CEED Admission Flyer 2016-2017

CEED Admission Flyer

CEED Newsletter August 2015

Non-Degree programs

ABET Accreditation

The academic programs under CEED will intrinsically meet and hopefully exceed each ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology), USA general criterion, simultaneously satisfying each BAETE (Board of Accreditation of Engineering and Technical Education), Bangladesh program criterion. Thus the department will assign priority to course o erings, faculty selection and course planning in away, so that accreditation standards are properly met. The program will demonstrate pro ciency in all branches of civil engineering: structural, environmental, geotechnical, transportation, and water resources.

BAETE Accreditation

The university is in the process to be accredited by the BAETE, Bangladesh and ABET, USA. ABET accreditation provides an assurance that the students are receiving a quality engineering education. Since many employers worldwide prefer to hire graduates from ABET accredited institutions, this will make it easier for our graduates to enter the global workforce.

Structural Mechanics
Laboratory

Structural Mechanics Laboratory:

The Structural Mechanics laboratory is housed in the basement-1 of the SAC Building and has a floor area of 144.34 sq.m. It has facilities for routine strength tests of various civil engineering materials such as steel, rubber, plastic, etc. Models of structural frames and various structural components can also be tested to simulate prototype behavior. The major equipments including the universal testing machine are made in Italy.


List of Structural Mechanics Laboratory Instruments:

Sl#

Instrument List

Quantity

 1A

 Universal Testing Machine (UTM) with all accessories 
 (EN and ASTM standard) 1000 KN Capacity (tensile) 
 at least

  a) With all basic accessories as Dial gauge, Grips  
   and  Extensometer.
  b) Computer, printer and standard software.

1

1B

 Digital Load Calibration Device for UTM
  (EN and ASTM standard)
  For both Tension and Compression

1

1C

 Accessories

 

 a) Laser/electronic extensometer (longitudinal 
 elongation)

2

 b) LVDT (Linear Variable Differential transducer) with
 standard high precision for steel specimen

2

 c) Strain sensors (both electrical resistance,
 piezoelectric) with high precision for steel

10

 d) Digital (Slide) Calipers

2

 e) Sample:  Standard Steel Coupon (¾ inch dia)

10

 f) Sample:  2in X 2 in X 8 in Wood

30

 g) Sample:  20~25 mm Ø, 1 ft Spring

2

1D

 a) Transverse test attachment
  b) Bending test attachment
  c) Specimen: 3in x 6 in x 8 ft wooden beam

1
1
1

 d) Johnson Shear Tool & Cutter with all accessories  
 and Specimens (EN and ASTM standard) for single
 and double shear load test arrangement.

1

2

 Rockwell Hardness Tester with all accessories (EN 
 and ASTM standard)
 Specimen:
  • Standard sample: High carbon Steel, Cast Iron,
     Mild Steel, Brass and concrete
 • Digital display

1


5x2=10

3

 Pendulum Impact Tester
  (EN and ASTM standard)
  a) Digital Display Unit
  b) Capacity 406J
  c) Standard Specimen:
  • Charpy Simple beam
  • Izod Cantilever beam
  • Charpy Tension rod

1




10
10
10

4A

 Slender Column Testing Machine (EN and ASTM 
 standard)
  a) Accessories for different end conditions
  b) 5 mm or 6mm H.T. wire- of different length
  c) Weights ( ¼, ½, ¾, 1,2,3,5,10 kg)

1

4
(4+4+2+6+6+6)

4B

 Iron cutting tools (motorized)

1

4C

 Balance ( 100kg )

1


Facilities of the Laboratory:

This laboratory is widely able to give the following facilities for UG teaching and research purposes.

Sl.

Name of the experiment

1

 Tension test of mild steel specimen

2

 Compression test of timber specimen

3

 Hardness test of metal specimen

4

 Test of helical spring

5

 Direct shear test of metal specimens

6

 Impact test of metal specimen

7

 Static bending test of beam

8

 Buckling Test of Slender Columns

 

Concrete and Materials
Laboratory

Concrete and Materials Laboratory

The Concrete Laboratory is housed in the Basement – 1 of the SAC Building of North South
University. The floor area of this laboratory is 236.80 sqm with enough space for mixing materials
and casting concrete members.  It is well equipped for carrying out routine tests of concrete and
concrete making materials. The major equipments including the compression testing machine are
made in Italy. Facilities are also available for cutting concrete core and testing in the laboratory.
This laboratory is extensible for UG/PG teaching and research purposes.


List of all instrument in concrete laboratory:

SL

Items

Quantity

1

Vicat Apparatus with Accessories

1A

Vicat Frame complete with consistency plunger, 10mm diameter. Requires one initial & final set needle to make up test weight to 300g. Product No. EL38-2010

3

1B

Comprising 1 x EN Initial Set Needle1.13 mm diameter and 1 x EN Final Set Needle 1.13 mm diameter with special footing.
Product No: 38-2110

3

1C

ASTM Initial Set Needle. 1 mm diameter. Product No: EL 38-2620

3

1D

Vicat Mould manufactured from brass and supplied complete with a ring and glass base plate. Product No:EL38-2200

3

1E

EN Vicat Mould manufactured from a hard rubber compound and supplied complete with a glass base plate. Product No:EL38-2300

3

1F

ASTM Vicat Mould manufactured from non-absorbent plastic and supplied complete with a glass base plate. Product No: EL38-2660

3

 

Spare: Consistency Plunger. Product no.EL38-2010/10

3

2

Blaine Apparatus with Accessories

2A

Blaine Air Permeability Apparatus. Product no.EL38-1000

1

2B

Manometer Liquid (Dibutylphthalate). 500 ml bottle.
Product no.EL38-0620

1

2C

Reference Cement. 10 g sachet. Product no.EL38-0645

1

2D

Filter Papers. 12.7 mm diameter. Box of 100.Product no.EL38-0650

1

2E

Spare: Manometer U- tube. Product no.EL38-1000/10

1

2F

Spare: Blaine Air Permeability Cell. Stainless steel with a perforated disc and plunger. Product no.EL38-1000/15

1

3

Mould 2"Cube

10

4

Slump Cone with Base Plate

4A

Slump Cone complying with EN 12350-2, ASTM C143 and AASHTO T119

5sets

4B

Tamping Rod. Steel, 600 mm long x 16 mm dia, hemispherical at both ends

5sets

4C

Steel Rule

-

4D

Base Plate

5sets

4E

Slump Cone Funnel

5sets

5

Tilting Drum Mixer

1

6

Molding/Preparation of Sample

6A

Cylinder Mould 100mm X 200mm

50

6B

Cylinder Mould 150mm X 300mm

10

6C

Cube Mould 150mm. 4 part with clamp attached base plate

10

6D

Measuring Cylinder, 250ml Capacity. Soda Glass, Spouted, BS 604

5

6E

Graduated beaker, 250mm capacity, Borosilicate glass, squat form with spout

5

6F

Trowel, gauging with steel blade 200mm long, complies with BS4550

5

6G

Sample Tray, heavy duty, galvanized steel, nesting 610mm X 610 mm X 63mm

5

6H

Tamping Rod for Tamping Specimens to ASTM Req. 10mm

5

6I

Compacting bar for Tamping Specimens to EN Req

5

6J

Wire brush

5

6K

Mould Oil

5 litre

7

Capping of Cylinder, Melting Pot with Accessories

7A

Cylinder Capping Frame comprising a vertical support, mounted on a steel base designed to accommodate both sizes of capping plates. Supplied complete with 100 mm and 150 mm capping plates.

1

7B

ELE34-6122/01 melting pot for 220-240 VAC, 50-60Hz, 1PH

1

7C

Rubber pad with capping plate 4 set of 6'' + 6 set of 4"

10

8

Concrete NDT Testing Schmidt Hammer with accessories

3

9

Concrete Vibrator Poker, electric  

2

10

i) Buoyancy Balance with accessories

A. Buoyancy Balance. 6kg x 0.1 g supplied with frame, water tank and suspension hook. For 220 – 240 V AC, 50 – 60 Hz, 1 ph.

1

B. Wire Basket with handle for BS 812 Relative Density. 200 mm diameter x 190 mm deep, 1.70 mm wire mesh.

1

ii) Pycnometer, Sand Absorption cone & tamper

C. Sand Absorption Cone made of brass to the dimensions given in BS 812, ASTM C128 and AASHTO T84.

2

D. Tamping Rod for use with cone. Tamping face is 25 mm diameter and complies with BS 812, ASTM C128 and AASHTO T84.

2

E. Bulk Density Measures, 3 liter capacity. Manufactured from heavy gauge steel these bulk density measures comply with the requirement of either BS 812 or ASTM C-29. Other than the 3 liter size, all measure incorporate carrying handles as standard.

2

F. Pycnometer, capacity 1000ml/1kg, glass jar complete with non-corrodible cone and rubber seal

2

11

Crack Detection Microscope with accessories

2

12

Dual Frame Compression Machine

12A

AUTOMAX COMPACT- Line Automatic Compression Testing Machine

1

12B

300 KN Capacity Hydraulic frame for compression tests on cement, mortar, resin and other materials.

1

12C

Compression device to test portions of 40 x 40 X 160mm mortar prism broken in flexure (Code/Cat no. 50-C9030)

1

12D

Compression device to test 50mm (2") mortar cubes
(Code/Cat no. 50-C9032)

1

12E

DATAMANAGER PC software

1

12F

Distance Piece Dia 165mm x 20mm height

1

12G

Distance Piece Dia 200mm x 50mm

1

12H

Distance Piece Dia 200mm x 68mm

1

12I

Distance Piece Dia 200mm x 40mm

1

12J

Distance Piece Dia 200mm x 100mm

1

12K

Upgrading the DIGIMAX, PILOT and AUTOMAX series

1

 

Paper Roll. Pack of 10 Rolls

1

13

Digital Load Calibration Cell

13A

Load Cell 2000 KN

1

13B

Digimax Plus tester

1

13C

Hard Plastic Carrying Case

1

13D

Force Calibration Verification MS Excel Spread Sheet

1

14

Los Angeles Abrasion Machine and Charges with Accessories

14A

Los Angeles Abrasion Machine

1

14B

Set of 12 Abrasive Charges ASTM/UNI

1

15

Drying Oven with LED Temperature Display

1

16

Motorized Sieve Shaker and Standard Sieves with Accessories

 

200mm dia and 300dia sieves, 220-240V AC 50Hz 1 ph. As standard, the sieve shaker accepts up to 12 nos of 200mm dia sieve with pan and cover; and up to 6 nos of 300mm dia sieves plus pan and cover. A variable time switch should be in the system with a range of 10 to 60 minutes to set the duration of test.

1

16A

203mm dia ASTM Sieve No. 200 (0.075mm)

1

16B

203mm dia ASTM Sieve No. 100 (0.150mm)

1

16C

203mm dia ASTM Sieve No. 50 (0.300mm)

1

16D

203mm dia ASTM Sieve No. 30(0.600mm)

1

16E

203mm dia ASTM Sieve No. 16 (1.18mm)

1

16F

203mm dia ASTM Sieve No. 8 (2.36mm)

1

16G

203mm dia ASTM Sieve No. 4 (4.75mm)

1

16H

203mm dia ASTM Sieve op 3/8" (9.5 mm)

1

16I

203mm dia ASTM Sieve op 1/2" (12.5mm)

1

16J

203mm dia ASTM Sieve op 3/4" (19.0mm)

1

16K

203mm dia ASTM Sieve op 1" (25.0mm)

1

16L

203mm dia ASTM Sieve op 1.5" (37.5mm)

1

16M

Lid and Receiver dia 203mm

1

16N

203mm dia ASTM Sieve op 12 (1.70mm)

1

17

Balance

i) Digital Balance

2

ii) Large Scale Balance

1

18

Core Drilling Machine (Petrol Engine Driven)

1

19

i) Specimen Cutting Machine with Diamond blade

1

ii) Wedge(not supplied)

-

20

i) Water Measuring Jar(1000ml)

5

ii) Tray

3

iii) Thermometer

3

21

(i) Gloves

8

(ii) Boot

8

(iii) Safety Goggles

40

(iv) Helmets

20

(v) Masks

40

22

Water Distiller System (5ltr./Hr)

1

23

Ottawa Sand (50Ibs Bag as per ASTM C778)

3 Bags

24

Measuring Mould (1'x1'x1')

1

25

Hand Trowel (MS Pipe)

3

26

Bucket

1

27

Mug

1

28

Steel Pan(18" Dia)

1

29

Plastic Short Hand Shovel

1

30

Water Stopper

1


Facilities of this Laboratory:

This laboratory is able to give the following facilities for UG/PG teaching and research purposes.

  1. Determination of normal consistency of cement with Vicat's Apparatus
  2. Determination of initial setting time of cement with Vicat's Apparatus
  3. Sieve analysis of fine and coarse aggregate
  4. Specific gravity and absorption capacity of fine aggregate
  5. Specific gravity and absorption capacity of coarse aggregate
  6. Unit weight and voids in aggregate
  7. Making cylindrical concrete specimens and Slump test of concrete
  8. Test for direct compressive strength of cement mortar
  9. Resistance to degradation of small size coarse aggregate by abrasion and impact of the Los Angeles machine
  10. Compressive strength of cylindrical concrete specimens
  11. Sampling and testing of brick for compressive strength and absorption

Water Resources
Laboratory

Water Resources Engineering Laboratory

The Water Resources Engineering Laboratory is housed in the Basement – 1 of the Library Building
of North South University. The floor area of this laboratory is 168.086 sqm with enough space for
using experimental measurements. A large number of experiments could be performed in the
laboratory to demonstrate the principles of fluid mechanics deals with the different experiments.

The main objective of this laboratory is to build fundamental concepts combined with strong
analytical and problem solving abilities that would form the backbone of many other subjects
in higher educations. This laboratory is extensible for UG/PG teaching and research purposes.

North South University                                       

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)
Water Resources Engineering Laboratory
List of Instruments

Sl

Instrument List

Quantity

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Hydraulics Bench with Accessories
a) Hydraulic Bench (standard with reservoir tank and overhead tank)
Accessories
b) Bernoulli’s Apparatus
c) Venturimeter
d) Orifice Mouth Piece
e) V-Notch weir
f) Set of peizometers
g) Fluid friction Apparatus/friction loss
h) Pitot-tube
i)  Clear tubing, tube clamps and other necessary accessories
j) Stop watch (5 no)
k) Water pump (0.5-hp)
l) Point gauge
m) Gauge carrier

1

 

 

2

 

 

Center of  Pressure Apparatus

a) Rectangular Transparent water tank
b) Torroidal Quadrant of rectangular section
c) Water level measuring device
d) Weight or other accessories as required

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Flume with Accessories
a) 10 m / 30 ft Tilting Flume (with stainless steel reservoir tanks and overhead tanks
Sharp Crested Weir
c) Broad Crested Weir
d) Sluice Gate
e) Piezometer
f) Venturi Flume
g) Parshall Flume
h) Culvert
i) Hydraulic jump basin
j) Water Pump (3-hp)
k) Current Meter
l) Digital discharge meter (or electromagnetic flow meter)

1

 

 

 

4

Hydrological test kits
a) Hydrologic system bed – to test hydrological cycle components

1. Tensiometer                      
2. Lysimeter
3. Rain gauge (symon’s)
4. Rain gauge (Tipping bucket)

1

Facilities of this Laboratory:

This laboratory is able to give the following facilities for UG/PG teaching and research purposes.

No.

Experiment Name

1

Centre of Pressure

 

2

Bernoulli’s Theorem

 

3

Flow Through Venturimeter

 

4

Flow Through an Orifice

 

5

Flow Through an External Cylindrical Mouthpiece

 

6

Flow over a Sharp-Crested Rectangular Weir

 

7

Flow over a V –notch

 

8

Fluid Friction in a Pipe

 

9

Head Loss due to sudden Contraction and sudden Expansion in a Pipe

 

 

Transportation Engineering
Laboratory

Transportation Engineering Lab

The Transportation Engineering Laboratory is housed in the Basement – 1 of the library Building of
North South University. The floor area of this laboratory is 135 Square metre with enough space for carrying out all sorts of routine tests. It will be well equipped for carrying out all sorts of routine tests
of various highway materials such as soil, aggregate and bitumen. This laboratory is extensible for
UG/PG teaching and research purposes.


North South University
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Transportation Engineering Lab
List of Instruments

Sl#

Instrument List

Quantity

1

Standard ASTM Sieves with Accessories

01 set

2

Motorized Sieve Shaker

01 set

3

Particle Density (Specific Gravity) and Water Absorption Measuring Equipment Set for Coarse and Fine Aggregates

01 set

4

Aggregate Impact Value tester with Accessories

01 set

5

Aggregate Crushing Value and Ten Percent Fineness tester with Accessories

01 set

6

Standard Flakiness Index and Elongation Tester Set for Aggregates Along with Standard Accessories

01 set

7

Penetrometer for Asphalt (full set with controller)

01 set

8

Cleveland Flash and Fire Point Tester set (open cup type)

01 set

9

Ring and Ball Apparatus (full set with hot plate, thermometer, beaker etc.)

01 set

10

Elongation Index  Apparatus for Asphalt

01 set

11

Motorized Marshall Test Apparatus (full set including compaction hammer, water bath, asphalt mixer etc.)

01 set

12

Rice Density Tester set for theoretical maximum specific gravity and density of Hot Mix Asphalt (including vacuum pump)

01 set

13

Rice Density Tester set for theoretical maximum specific gravity and density of Hot Mix Asphalt

01 set

14

Rotational Viscosity (Brookfield) test apparatus set for asphalt materials

01 set

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

Miscellaneous common Accessories for the above mentioned experiments:

a.       Digital balance (1 g – 15 kg)

2

b.       Desiccator with vacuum pump

1

c.        Evaporation dish

2

d.       Moisture can (500g capacity)

20

e.       Tray 18”x18”x3”

2

f.        Wire brush

4

g.       Screw gauge

2

h.       Slide calipers, 6”

2

i.         Stop watch

4

j.         Glass thermometer, 300C

4

k.       Asphalt Digital Thermometer

2

l.         Digital balance (0.1 g – 1000 g)

1

m.     Digital balance (1 g – 15 kg)

1

n.       Standard Tool Box

1

o.       Hot Air Oven With Digital Temperature Controller

01 set


Facilities of this Laboratory:

This laboratory is able to give the following facilities for UG/PG teaching and research purposes:

Sl.

Name of the Experiment

01

Determination of Aggregate Impact Value

02

Determination of Aggregate Crushing Value

03

Determination of Ten Percent Fine Value

04

Determination of Flakiness Index

05

Determination of Elongation Index

06

Determination of Angularity Number

07

Loss on heating of asphaltic compound

08

California Bearing Ratio Test 

09

Determination of Specific Gravity Semi-solid Bituminous Material

10

Determination of Flash and Fire point of Bituminous Material

11

Determination of Softening point of Bituminous Material

12

Penetration Test of Bituminous Material

13

Marshall Method of Mix Design

 

 

 





Geotechnical Engineering
Laboratory

Geotechnical Engineering Lab

The Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory is housed in the Basement – 1 of the SAC Building of
North South University. The floor area of this laboratory is 135 Square metre with enough space
for doing various experiments of soil. It is equipped for routine test as well as specialized testing
of Geotechnical related. This laboratory is extensible for UG/PG teaching and research purposes.


                                   North South University                                       
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Geotechnical Lab
List of Instruments

Sl#

Instrument List

Quantity

1

One Dimensional Consolidation test with all accessories (ASTM standard)

01 set

2

Standard Triaxial Testing equipment of  50 kN capacity machine with all standard accessories (ASTM Standards)

01 set

a)      Microprocessor control

b)      Large on-board LED screen display

c)      Direct entry via a touch sensitive keyboard

d)      Rapid approach and return to datum of platen

e)      Fully variable speed

f)       Samples up to 100mm diameter

3

Atterberg’s limit test for determining soil index properties (ASTM standards)

3A. Determination of Liquid Limit using Casagrande method

 

a)      Motorised version with integral blow counter.

3

b)      Grooving Tool & Gauge

3

c)      Glass plate

3

3B. Determination of Shrinkage Limit for (ASTM Standards) able to determine shrinkage ratio, volumetric shrinkage and linear shrinkage

a)      Prong Plate made of acrylic plastic fitted with three prongs thick.

3

b)       Shrinkage Dish.

3

c)      Glass Cup

3

d)      EL24-1800 Shrinkage Mould. To produce a specimen of140 mm long x 12.5 mm radius with Vernier Calipers

3

4

Determination of Field Density by Sand Cone Method (ASTM Standards)

a.       Sand Cone Apparatus (With Plate & Bottle)

02 sets

b.       Base plate (Aluminum)

02 sets

c.        Tools to dig a small Hole in the field

03 sets

d.       Steel straight Edge

5

5

 

 

5

 Standard Proctor Compaction Test

a)      (1/30)cft mould with box and collar

3

b)      5lbHammer

3

c)      Straight edge

5

d)      Moisture sprayer

5

e)      Standard Tray of Galvanized Iron

5

f)       Ejector

3

g)      Standard Spoon  or, Sand scoop

5

h)      Standard Bowl (Silver)

3

i)        Graduated jar of 500ml

5

j)        Container for moisture content

5

6

  Maximum and Minimum Density of sand

a)      CBR mould with box and collar

03 sets

b)      Spoon/sand scoop (SS)

3

c)      Standard galvanized iron tray

3

d)      Rubber mallet

3

e)      Straight edge

3

7

Combination Permeameter for Permeability Testing of Sand

03 sets

a)      Plated steel chamber head assembly

 

b)      Corrosion-resistant cast aluminum base assembly

8

Standard equipment for performing Unconfined Compression test

01 set

a)      Large on-board LED screen display

 

b)      Fully variable speed

c)      Mechanical or electronic measurement

d)      Samples up to 100 mm diameter

e)      Soil lathe, wire saw and split mold must be provided

9

Standard equipment for Sieve Analysis

 

a)      ASTM standard Sieveset#4,#8,#16,#30,#50 #100,#200(Brass, Dia 8″)

01 set

b)       Special sieve#10,#12,#20,#40,#80,#270 (Brass,Dia8″)

01 set

c)      Sieve Shaker–Motorized

01 set

10

Standard equipment for Hydrometer Analysis

a)      Soil hydrometer

03 sets

b)      1000ml Graduated Jar

5

c)      1000ml Plain Jar

5

d)      High Speed Stirrer plus Mixing cup

01 set

e)      Thermometer Small Div.0.5ºC

5

f)       Sodium Hexametaphosphate solution (1lb)

 

g)      Stopwatch

5

11

Standard equipment for Standard Penetration Test

01 set

12

Soil Colour Charts

04 sets

a)      Nine constant hue charts displaying 322 colours

 

b)      Apertures cut between adjacent colours for easy

 

a)      viewing of sample against colour

c)      Charts held in pocket-sized loose-leaf binder

 

13

Standard Testing equipment for Direct Shear Test

01 set

14

Field Identification Test

a.       Hammer (Wooden)

05 sets

b.      Spatula narrow end

05 sets

c.       Spatula– Wide end

05 sets

d.      Beaker–500ml

05 sets

e.       Heat Insulated Gloves

100 pairs

f.       Aprons

100 pcs

g.       Protective eye goggles/spectacles

100 pcs

15

Hot Air Oven With Digital Temperature Controller

01 set

16

Standard testing equipment for determination of Specific Gravity

a)       Pycnometer–250ml (china)

05 sets

b)      Funnel (glass) (china)

05 sets

c)      Suction Pump (with Dial gauge) (Local)

05 sets

17

Standard Brick cutter

1

18

Common items

a)      Electronic balance: capacity 1kg-30kg

1

b)      Electronic balance: capacity 0.1g-600g

1




Environmental Engineering
Laboratory

Environmental Engineering Lab

The Environmental Engineering Laboratory situated in the level-7 of the SAC Building of North South University.
The  laboratory is spacious enough for carrying out all sorts of routine tests. It is well
equipped for making routine physical, chemical and bacteriological analyses of water and waste
water.

Existing facilities of this Laboratory:

This laboratory is already formed with the above instruments for UG/PG teaching and research purposes to do
the following experiments:

Sl.

Name of the Experiment

01

Determination of pH of water

02

Determination of Color of water

03

Determination of Turbidity of water

04

Determination of TS, TDS and TSS of water

05

Determination of CO2

06

Determination of Alkalinity of water

07

Determination of Chloride of water

08

Determination of Bio-chemical Oxygen Demand

09

Determination of Chemical Oxygen Demand

 

 

 

 

Surveying
Laboratory

Surveying Lab:

The Surveying Laboratory is housed in the Basement – 1 of the Library Building of North South
University. The Surveying Laboratory has the instruments and tools that students use throughout
the surveying course. Surveying laboratory is equipped with Total station, Digital Theodolite, Digital
and Automatic Level, GPS, other common surveying tools and ancillary equipments. All the optical
instruments have origin of Japan. Students learn techniques about how to gather field data and use
them for preparing maps with both traditional and modern instruments on a week-long field survey
program.

Instrument List:

Sl#

Instrument List

Quantity

1

 Total Station with Tripod case

 01 set

2

 Digital Theodolite with Tripod case

03 set

3

 Plane Table with Tripod case

7

4

 Digital Leveling Instrument with Tripod case

1

5

 Automatic Leveling Instrument with Tripod Case

3

6

 Spirit Level

8

7

 Plumbing Fork

8

8

 Engineering Chain, 100 ft long with 100 Links

7

9

 i) Measuring Tape, 100 ft

4

 ii) Measuring Tape, 5m(steel)

4

 iii) Measuring Tape, 15m(Cotton)

4

10

 Prismatic Compass With Stand

7

11

 Trough Compass

8

12

 Arrow

50

13

 Plum Bob

15

14

 Hand GPS (with WASS capability)

5

15

 Lime (Kg)

ok

16

 Paint (Box)

5

17

 Rope (Kg)

ok

18

 Alidade 18"

8

19

 Optical Square

12

20

 Aluminum Ranging Pole, 3 meter long

12

21

 Hammer (Wooden)

15

22

 Survey Bag

3

23

 Spray Paint

ok

24

 Umbrella (44")

5

25

 Umbrella (Standard Size)

12

26

 Digital Camera

1

27

 High Definition Handy Cam

1

28

 First Aid Box

3

29

 Leveling Staff

16

 

Facilities of this Laboratory:    

 

Sl.No.

 

Name of the experiment

 

1

 A small plot to be surveyed by chain surveying.

 

2

 A small plot to be surveyed by plane table surveying.

 

3

 Elevation of different points on the ground is to be calculated to draw a contour 
 map.

 

4

 A small plot to be surveyed by tacheometry.

 

5

 

 Height of a building/tower is to be measured by trigonometric leveling.

6

 A small plot bounded by a polygon is to be surveyed by theodolite traversing.

7

 A simple circular curve is to be set in the field.

 

 















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Admission requirements

Admission

Presently students are being enrolled in the BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering (BSCEE).
Students who indicate Civil & Environmental Engineering as first choice in the application form
will be given priority. Please visit NSU website for details.

Admission Test

Usual dates for Admission Tests for three semesters are:
Spring: end of November,
Summer: end of March, and
Fall: end of July.

The current format of the admission test contains English grammar and vocabulary, Quantitative
aptitude (based on general mathematics), Reading comprehension, and Composition. However,
the test format is
updated and modified periodically.

Prospective students are strongly advised to follow the most current admission news as
published in NSU website.

Admission Criteria

The minimum qualifications for admission into the BSCEE program are:

1. Academic Qualifications:
         a) National Curriculum: Total GPA of 8.0 in SSC and HSC combined; and minimum GPA of
3.5 separately in SSC and HSC; and minimum "B" grade in Math or Physics in HSC.
         b) Cambridge/Edexcel Curriculum: minimum GPA of 2.5 in 5 subjects of O-Level; and
minimum GPA of 2.0 in 2 subjects of A-Level; and minimum "C" grade in Math or Physics in
A-level (in a scale of A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2 & E=1). Only one "E" grade is acceptable.
         c) A US High School Diploma or equivalent. Requirements may be changed anytime if
there is a change in admission policy.
 
2. Acceptable scores in NSU's admission test.

3. Admission test will be waived for those who got a minimum score of 1200 in SAT
(Math+ Critical Reading) and 550 (CBT 213/IBT 79) in TOEFL or 5.5 in IELTS.

4. Candidates appeared in HSC/A-level may sit for the admission test on the basis of an
undertaking that they will not be admitted unless they fulfill the minimum admission criteria
for HSC/A level exams within a deadline mentioned in the Admission Offer Letter.
Appeared student must submit copies of their HSC's admit card or A-Level's Statement of Entry.


Foreign Students

Special provision of admission for foreign students either based on admission test or based
on their school results. Foreign students should contact the Registrar office or CEED office
first before planning for admission.

Credit Transfer

Civil Engineering / other discipline students studying at other reputed public or private universities
in Bangladesh or elsewhere in the world can transfer their credit to NSU accordingly as per NSU rule.
NSU degrees and courses are also accredited worldwide. CEED is also in process of offering 2+2
joint degree with few foreign universities in USA and UK.

Financial Aid

Financial assistance from 25% to 100% of tuition fee waiver available in the following categories:

  • Based on previous academic attainment and Admission Test result (Merit based Scholarship).
  • Based on high academic attainment at NSU (Merit based tuition waiver).
  • Based on financial NEED of a student (Waiver on Humanitarian grounds).
  • Based on financial need & merit (Merit-Need based waiver).
  • Based on two or more siblings studying together at NSU (Waiver for Siblings).


Freedom Fighter’s privilege
: Children of freedom fighters after admission through due
process will get 100% tuition fee waiver, i.e. can study at NSU free of cost.

 

Industry Advisory Board


  • Engr. Md. Kabir Ahmed Bhuiyan, President of The Institute of Engineers Bangladesh (IEB) and Ex-Chief Engineer, PWD
  • Engr. Shyama Prosad Adhikari, Chief Engineer, Local Government Engineering Department (LGED), Government of Bangladesh
  • Major General Abu Sayeed Md Masud, Project Coordinator of Padma Bridge, Special Works Division, Bangladesh Army and DG, SWO(West), Dhaka Cantt.
  • S. M. Kamal Uddin, BoT Member of NSU and Chairman of Concord Group of Companies
  • Itemad Ud Daulah, Chairman, DIRD Group
  • Hasin Jahan, Bangladesh Country Director, Practical Action
  • Mohammed Zulyaminayn, Senior Procurement Officer, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Bangladesh Resident Mission
  • ASM Mainuddin Monem, Deputy Managing Director, Abdul Monem Ltd.
  • Mohiuddin Mahmud, Regional Manager (South Asia), Snowy Mountain Engineering Corp., SMEC Holdings Ltd.
  • Malik Fida A Khan, Director, CCSD, CEGIS
  • Manwar Hossain, Managing Director, Steel & Building Materials Division, Anwar Group of Industries
  • Engr. Faizur Rahman Khan, Managing Director, Building Technology & Ideas Ltd (BTI)
  • M. Firoze, Head-Marketing & New Product Development, Bangladesh Steel Re-Rolling Mills Ltd. and BSRM Steels Ltd.
  • Abu Saleh Khan, Deputy Executive Director (Operation), Institute of Water Modeling
  • Md. Mokshed Ali Khan Sohel, Director, Head of Development and Projects, Technology Division, Grameenphone Ltd.

Credit transfer

Civil Engineering / other discipline students studying at other reputed public or private universities in Bangladesh or elsewhere in the world can transfer their credit to NSU accordingly as per NSU rule. NSU degrees and courses are also accredited worldwide.

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