Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Department of

BUREAU OF RESEARCH, TESTING AND CONSULTATION (BRTC)

INTRODUCTION

The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) is one of the largest departments of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). The department has been successful to attract the right mix of high caliber and skilled professional faculty members and researchers. As of 01 March 2004, there are fifteen professors, five associate professors and seven assistant professors in this department. Most of theses faculty members have Ph.D. degree in various fields related to power, electronics, communication and computer.

The primary responsibility of the department is to provide world-class education in different branches of electrical and electronic engineering. In addition to this, the department provides its expert services in advisory, consultancy, research and testing to individuals, corporates, industries as well as various forms of national and international interests. The department also offers short courses to public and/or private organizations.


ECE-Building


RESEARCH, TESTING AND CONSULTATION


The EEE department is now providing consultation/advisory, research and testing services in the area of power, electronics, communication and computer. Some of them are listed below.

Consultation/Advisory/Research Services:

  • Power electronics and motor drives
  • Power quality, like power factor improvement, harmonics elimination, spike voltage surge and flicker suppression
  • Power system studies
  • Power generation, transmission, distribution, protection and control
  • Electrical wiring and installation design, check and top supervision.
  • Electrical and electronic logic control
  • Microprocessor and microcomputer based control
  • Computer and communication networks
  • Microwave communication and antennas
  • Digital signal processing
  • Telecommunication engineering and mobile communications
  • Semiconductor materials and devices
  • Security system design like CCTV

Testing Services:

  • Transformers and transformer oil
  • Lamps and bulbs
  • Fluorescent lamp inverter circuit
  • Solar charge controller
  • Battery
  • Automatic voltage stabilizer
  • Electric cables and conductors
  • Electric fans and regulators
  • UPS
  • Motor starter
  • Main switch
  • Capacitor bank
  • Energy meters
  • Calibration of meters, variac, current injector, etc.
  • Circuit breakers
  • Heat cycle test of connectors
  • Generators and motors
  • Mid-span compression joints
  • Copper terminals lugs and service ball
  • Earth resistivity
  • Surge arrestor
  • Enclosure
  • High voltage insulator
  • Aluminium tube
  • Power quality of incoming feeder
  • Switchgear
  • MCCB
  • PFI plant
  • UPT (M/F) insulting joint
  • Cable termination and jointing kits
  • Incubators (infant etc.)
  • High voltage hot stick
  • Insulated cables (GNAT, ANT, WASP etc.)
  • Surge arresters

Evaluation Work:

  • Technical evaluation of tender documents
  • Quality assessment and specification verification of equipment
  • Curriculum for graduate and post graduate degrees in electrical and computer engineering of other universities
  • Investigation regarding issuing enhanced electricity bills
  • Investigation on electrical hazards
  • Lottery program for stock market share allocation

RECENT ACTIVITIES

Some of the important BRTC jobs and activities of national-interest recently provided by this department and its faculty are mentioned below.

  • Electrical hazards at the concord tower building
  • Fire hazard in the warehouse 
  • Investigation regarding issuing enhanced electricity bills
  • Inspection report on canon photocopier machine
  • Repair of 500 kva substation of bids
  • Loss properties of Messrs Pacific Bangladesh Telecom Ltd. due to fire
  • Tender schedule for language laboratory and digital electronic pabx
  • Bangladesh bank 30 storied building electrical design checking
  • Tender document vetting of T&T exchange
  • Technical loss due to fire in City Cell Exchange at Kawran Bazar
  • Preliminary study on financial model for energy efficiency project in Bangladesh under the programme South Asia Regional Initiative in Energy (SARI/E)
  • Study and design of Micro-Hydro Project, Bamer Chara, Banshkhali, Chittagong
  • Study and design of PV-Solar-Windmil Hybrid Power Generation, St. Martins Island
  • Speech enhancement project funded by Ministry of Science and Technology, Bangladesh
  • Development of expert ECG analyzer funded by Bangladesh Medical Research Council (BMRC)
  • Modernization of digital signal processing laboratory funded by Ministry of Science and Technology, Bangladesh
  • Electrical and electronic engineering long course offered to Bangladesh Navy
  • Electrical design check and top supervision for Dhaka Modern Novo Theatre
  • Member of the advisory committee formed by the Government of Bangladesh for improvement of power system development
  • Solution for low voltage problem requested by DESA
  • Member of various subcommittees under the electro-technical division council of Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI), the government organization for national standards
  • Experts in the selection boards of various government, public and private sector organizations of Bangladesh for employing   graduate electrical engineers at junior, senior and managerial level
  • Members of the sub-committee for developing course curriculum of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department of Bangladesh Military Institute of Science and Technology, Dhaka
  • Chairman of various subcommittees under the Electrotechnical Division Council of BSTI
  • External director (BUET nominated) of Dhaka Electric Supply Company (DESCO) Limited
  • Member in the expert committee formed by Power Grid Company of Bangladesh  Ltd. (PGCB) to facilitate effective transfer of technology for the  National Load Despatch Centre  project financed by World Bank and Asian Development Bank,  September1999 – March 2000.
  • Member in the committee on standardization of the specifications of transformers in tender documents for DESA, REB, BPDB
  • Evaluation of tender documents for the survey of the existing wireless equipment, systems, users including the service providers of various wireless based services
  •  Technical evaluation of tender documents for language laboratory and audio visual equipment
  • Tender schedule for supply, installation, testing and commissioning of closed circuit television (CCTV)
  • Evaluation of the bids submitted for the supply of conductors and service accessories to DESCO
  • Consultancy project: "Study on Effects of Flicker Voltage and Harmonics on Bangladesh Grid System at the Point of Common Coupling (PCC) due to the Planned 18 MVA Eelectric Arc Furnace at Chittagong Steel Mills"; 1990
  • Advisory service on "Internal Electrification Works of the 2nd Annexe High Rise (30 Storied) Building of Bangladesh Bank Head Office, Dhaka"; 1992
  • Heat cycle test of the indigenous H- and T- type connectors for use in the distribution lines of rural electrification board, Bangladesh
  • Evaluation of the technical proposals submitted by various international consortiums in response to the tender floated by Bangladesh Power Development Board for appointing consultant in its Haripur (near Dhaka) Power Station Extension Project through installing a 109 MW combined cycle power plant; 1997
  • Evaluation of the technical proposals submitted by various bidders in response to the tender floated by Jalalabad Gas Transmission & Distribution Systems Limited, Bangladesh for "Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of a 1000 KVA Substation Together with BBT System" for its 10 storied head office building at Sylhet; 1998
  • Review, correction and updating of the technical specifications in the bid documents prepared by M/S. Worley International Ltd., New Zealand, for design, manufacture, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of a SCADA, an EMS and a communication backbone system covering 101 sites by  about 2250 km optical fibre cable  under a new National Load Despatch Centre Project  for the  grid  system to be owned by Power Grid Company of Bangladesh  Ltd. (PGCB); 1999
  • Aassessment of the power quality of utility supply to British American Tobacco Company (BATC) factory in Dhaka; April- May 2003
  • Evaluation of an international research report on cross-border power trading in South Asia prepared by “Nexant”, and a regional Course 1.7: “Strengthening Regional Energy Linkages in South Asia” organized by AED (Academy for Educational Development) in Dhaka   (19-23   July  2003)   under   SARI/E      (South Asia Regional Initiative in Energy) Program of USAID
  • Preparation of the bid document for supply, installation and commissioning of a 2 MW and a 1 MW diesel-generator to WASA, Dhaka, December 2003- January 2004
  • e-Health & Learning Project funded by the European Commission
  • Design of prepaid energy meter (won the best international IEEE students award)
  • Besides all of the above mentioned activities we provide many other knowledge based supports.

 


CONTACT

BRTC Co-ordinator
Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)
Dhaka-1000.

Phone: 55167100 Ext. 6150 (O)
           01819396324 (Mobile)
Fax: 9668054


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Head
Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)
Dhaka-1000.

Phone: 9668054(direct), 55167100 Ext. 6142 (O)
Fax: 9668054