The BUET campus is in the heart of the capital city of Dhaka. It has a compact campus with halls of residence within walking distances of the academic buildings. At present the campus occupies 76.85 acres (31.1 hectares) of land. The academic area is confined in and around the old campus occupying 30.24 acres (12.24 hectares) of land defined by shahid sharani, Bakshi Bazar road and the Asian Highway. This area accommodates five faculties, three institutes, the administrative building, the central library, main sports facilities, the auditorium complex, the BUET Club and eighty two units of residential accommodation of teachers, staff and employees and the Vice-Chancellor’s bunglow.