1.1 The Course System

The undergraduate curricula at BUET are based on the course system. The salient features of the course system are as follows:

  • Limiting the number of theoretical courses and examination papers to around five in each term.
  • Abolition of a pass or a fail on an annual basis.
  • Introduction of Letter Grade and Grade Points instead of numerical grades.
  • Introduction of more optional courses to enable the students to select courses according to their individual needs and preferences. 
  • Continuous evaluation of student’s performance.
  • Providing opportunity to a student to take fewer or more courses than the normal course load depending on own capability and needs.
  • Providing flexibility to allow a student to progress at desired pace depending on own ability or convenience, subject to some regulations on minimum earned credits and minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) requirements.
  • Promotion of student-teacher interaction and contact.

Besides the professional courses pertaining to each discipline, the undergraduate curriculum gives a strong emphasis on acquiring thorough knowledge in the basic sciences of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. Due importance is also given on the study of several subjects in Humanities and Social Sciences which, it is expected will help the student to interact more positively with the society in which he lives.

The first two terms of Bachelor’s degree programs generally consist of courses in basic engineering and architecture subjects; while the third and subsequent terms go on to develop competence in specific disciplines.

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