Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology (Bengali: ঢাকা প্রকৌশল ও প্রযুক্তি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়) or DUET is a public university for the study of engineering in Bangladesh. The university offers four-year bachelor's degrees in Computer Science and Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Industrial and Production Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Textile Engineering and Five-years Bachelor of Architecture. Only the Diploma in Engineering holders can avail themselves of enrolling here for bachelor's degree in Engineering and Architecture. It is one of the nine PhD granting research universities of Bangladesh.
Every year, around 540 students enroll in undergraduate programs to study engineering and architecture. In the undergraduate admission test, only about top 10% students can get admitted among 5,000 selected candidates. The number of teachers is about 300.
The university originated in 1980 as the College of Engineering at its temporary campus at Tejgaon, Dhaka under the University of Dhaka offering four years ' Bachelor's degree in Civil, Electrical and Electronic, Mechanical Engineering. After a short time, the College of Engineering was renamed as Dhaka Engineering College (DEC). Then DEC shifted to its present permanent campus Gazipur City in 1983.
DEC was converted to the Bangladesh Institute of Technology (BIT), Dhaka as a degree awarding Institute by the government ordinance in 1986. From September 2003, Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology (DUET), Gazipur was created out of BIT, Dhaka.
The University is located at Gazipur District, 40 km north of Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh (about 20 km from Shahjalal International Airport). This district town Gazipur is well connected by roads and railway with Dhaka and other cities of Bangladesh.
The University have the following Faculties:
(i) Faculty of Civil Engineering
(a) Department of Civil Engineering[CE]
(b) Department of Architecture[ARCH]
(c) Department of Chemistry
(d) Department of Mathematics
(e) Department of Physics
(ii) Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
(a) Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering[EEE]
(b)Department of Computer Science and Engineering[CSE]
(iii) Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
(a) Department of Mechanical Engineering[ME]
(b) Department of Textile Engineering[TE]
(b) Department of Industrial & Production Engineering[IPE]
(c) Department of Humanities
DUET, Gazipur offers 7 undergraduate degrees across its 3 faculties. The four academic years of study for the degree of B. Sc. Engineering is designated as first year class, second year class, third year class and fourth year class in succeeding higher levels of study. Each academic year comprises two semesters, i.e., 1st and 2nd semester. Students are generally admitted into the 1st year 2nd semester class. The 1st semester of 1st year class is exempted because of the candidates' completion of minimum 3 or 4 years Diploma in Engineering backgrounds after 10 years of schooling.
DUET, Gazipur offers 10 graduate degrees across its 3 faculties.
The university devotes considerable effort and resources to the development of an outstanding library collection to meet the expanding need of teaching and research, and to serve as a resource reference center. The general library has over 25000 items on all subject relevant to academic programmed. Library service include lending, reference, photo-copying and document delivery service. The library has a computerized information system to provide information about library materials for its members. All library services are available to faculty and students. Except for certain designated official holidays, the library is open from 9:00 AM to 8:30 PM daily. Besides, the general library systems each academic discipline maintains rental library from which students can borrow text books at a nominal rate for the whole semester. Each department maintains its own affluent and modern rental library which provides sufficient books for the students of the respective discipline.
There are six male and two female dormitories, named:
) FR Khan Hall
)Muhammad Qudrat-i-Khuda Hall
) Shaheed Muktijoddha Hall
) Kazi Nazrul Islam Hall
) Kazi Nazrul Islam Extension Hall
) Marie Curie Hall & Extension
)Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmad Hall