About Department of EEE
The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering is one of the largest departments of BUET with an annual intake of 195 undergraduate students. This department also runs the M. Sc., M. Engg. and Ph.D. programs with an annual intake of 100 graduate students. The total number of teaching posts in the department is 75 of which around 60 are occupied by the teachers in active service at any time in the department while the remaining teachers are abroad on leave for doctoral or postdoctoral research or teaching with lien from BUET.
The main focus of the EEE Dept. is on three major areas - power & energy, electronics and communication in the undergraduate curricula, while on two major divisions- energy & power system, and communication & electronics in the postgraduate studies. The M. Sc. and Ph.D. degrees are based on publishable thesis work besides requiring the candidate to undertake prescribed courses as well.
The expertise of the faculty members of this department covers various fields ranges from power systems to nano technology. The research areas of teachers and students of this department include power, energy, electrical machines, solid state device, signals and systems, signal processing, image processing, device modeling, power electronics, control engineering, high voltage engineering, biomedical engineering, microwave engineering, optical fiber communication, mobile telecommunication, device fabrication, VLSI and nano technology.
Faculty members of this department take active part in consultancy, testing and collaborative research work administered by the BRTC (Bureau of Research, Testing and Consultation) of BUET on request from various government, semi-government bodies and private organizations. They are also helping in teaching, curricula and laboratory developments, and research activities of the newly emerging public and private universities in Bangladesh under MoU or BRTC programs. Also the faculty members volunteer to provide their valuable expertise for various issues related to national interest on request from the government agencies.
Alumni of this department are serving with good reputation and success in many organizations and universities within the country and abroad. Since the inception the Department of EEE, BUET has been drawing the attention of the top notch students of Bangladesh as their first choice of study. The future for graduates from this department looks very promising both at home and abroad because there is shortage of quality graduates in the market in the field of power, electronics and communication. Specially in the fields of power and communication Bangladesh is experiencing steady growth due to the need. Besides absorption of our graduates in the overseas study and research programs as in the past, the current trend is that our graduates are demanded by the local cellular telecommunication, power, and several IC design centers and software development companies.
In recognition of the need and role of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the present world situation, the BUET authority has built a new 12 storied academic building with all the modern facilities as required for the Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering i.e. the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
The new generation of electrical and electronic engineers are encouraged to undertake research and development activities in all the areas of this rapidly expanding and fascinating discipline of engineering. The department is committed to the study and analysis of fundamental as well as applied problems. Teachers and students of the department work in solving problems in in the fields of conventional and renewable energy generation, transmission and utilization, high voltage transients, power system planning, reliability, operation, control and protection, machine and drives design, microwave fading, microstrip antenna design, remote sensing, design and synthesis of VLSI and ULSI circuits, semiconductor device design and characterization, digital signals and image processing, neural networks and bio-medical signal conditioning and identification of processed signals, mobile telecommunication and optical fibers etc.
The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology is striving to realize its vision and mission to place itself on the top with national and international recognition of its teaching, research and consultancy programs. So far with limited resources and facility the Department has succeeded to do so as a result of sincere effort of its faculty and students. Contribution, cooperation and collaboration of all from outside the university are also a major factor in attaining such goal. We hope the support of national and international organizations and the EEE Dept. alumni will continue and increase in the days ahead so that we can achieve our objective and goal.