A. Courses Offered to the
Introduction to Metallurgy and Materials
Geological and archeometallurgical
understanding of the development and uses of materials. Classification of
materials and their characteristics. Selection of materials in view of
service and fabrication requirements, and economics. Physical, mechanical
and chemical properties of materials. Factors influencing properties.
Materials processing and inspection.
Introduction to Computing
Introduction to digital computers. Basic
components of computers. Fundamentals of computer architecture. Number
representation in binary, octal and hexadecimal systems. Character codes.
Use of microcomputers. Introduction to DOS, common software packages and
computer graphics. Introduction to high level programming languages.
Crystallography and Structure of Materials
Classification of crystals by symmetry.
Crystal structure of elements and alloys. Ordered and disordered solid
solutions. Simple oxide, ionic and covalent crystal structures. Structure of
polymers and amorphic materials. Stereographic projection, representation of
the 32 point groups on a stereographic projection.
Crystallography and Structure Sessional
Analysis of natural crystals and models.
Identification of coordinate axes and description of atomic planes of
crystals. Analysis of symmetry of planar patterns and identification of unit
cell and coordinate axes. Stereographic projection: graphical representation
of 3-D crystal data in two dimensions. Qualitative analysis by X-ray
diffraction. Identification of common industrially important polymer, metal
and ceramic structures.
Diagrams and Transformation
Factors affecting the formation of alloys.
Types of binary phase diagrams. The phase rule. Industrially important
binary diagrams of metallic and ceramic systems including details of iron -
iron carbide diagram. Diffusional, martensitic and mixed transformations.
Nucleation and growth theory. Precipitation hardening. Types, mechanism and
factors influencing diffusion, measurement of diffusion coefficients.
Ternary phase diagrams: Composition triangles and space models, isothermal
and vertical sections of isomorphus and other systems. Equilibrium and
nonequilibrium freezing of typical ternary alloys.
Construction of binary phase diagram from
cooling curves. Selection and preparation of micro, and macro-specimens.
Microstudy of common non-ferrous metals and alloys. Microstudy of plain
carbon steels and cast irons. Quantitative metallography: grain size, volume
fraction, aspect ratio, particle size distribution, etc.
Materials Testing Sessional
Statistical analysis of data. Tensile,
static bending and impact tests on metallic and nonmetallic materials.
Determination of hardness by Rockwell, Brinell and microhardness testing
machines. Determination of wear and creep damage on common metals and
alloys. Fatigue testing of metals. Non-destructive testing.
Materials and Metallurgical Analysis
Principles of volumetric and gravimetric
analysis. Analysis of various non-ferrous and ferrous alloys. Analysis of
refractories and ceramic materials. Analysis of glass, composites and
polymers. Instrumental methods of analysis.
Reviews of the laws of thermodynamics.
Thermodynamic variables and relations. Equilibrium in thermodynamic systems.
Statistical thermodynamics. Unary heterogeneous systems. Multicomponent,
homogeneous nonreacting systems -solutions. Multicomponent heterogeneous
systems. Thermodynamics of phase diagrams. Multicomponent, multiphase
reacting systems. Thermodynamics of interfaces. Equilibrium in continuous
systems. The thermodynamics of electrolysis. Application of thermodynamic
principles to materials processing.
Mechanical Behaviour of Materials
3.00 Credit Prereq.
Mechanical properties of metallic alloys.
Fundamental concepts of stress and strain. Stresses on planes of axially
loaded members. Stresses in thin-walled cylinders, spheres, fabricated
joints etc. Design of beams: shearing force, bending moment, slope and
deflection of beams. Torsion of shafts and springs. Columns: Eulers formula
and formulae for intermediate column. Curved beam, pressure column
and Mass Transfer
3.00 Credit Prereq.
Thermal properties of materials. Basic modes
of heat transfer. Steady and unsteady state conduction. Numerical solutions
of conduction equations. Blackbody radiation. Radiation from real surfaces,
view factors. Radiation exchange. Mechanism of convective heat transfer,
estimation of convective heat transfer coefficient, heat transfer from
liquid metals. Heat transfer with phase change. Mechanism of mass transfer.
Application of heat transfer in materials and metallurgical
Computer Application to Metallurgy and Materials
1.50 Credit Prereq.
FORTRAN language. File processing. Solution
of algebraic and transcendental equations. Matrices. Solution of systems of
linear equations. Finite difference method. Numerical solution of ordinary
and partial differential equations. Solution of materials and metallurgy
Classification of fuels. Properties and
characteristics of fuels. Origin, types and petrographic constituents of
coal. Origin of liquid fuels and natural gases. Distillation of crude oil
and reforming of petroleum products. Carbonization of coal. Fundamental
physico-chemical laws of combustion processes. Design of combustion devices.
Submerged and diffusional combustions.
and Combustion Sessional
Physical properties of fuels. Proximate
analysis of coal/coke. Determination of calorific values of coal/coke. Heat
balance and combustion problems relating to various iron and steel-making,
glass melting and ceramics firing processes.
defects, deformation and fracture
Defects in crystals. Types, movement and
properties of dislocation; dislocation multiplication. Strengthening
mechanisms. Basic features of catastrophic fracture. Fracture criterion.
Modes of fracture and ductile to brittle transition. The influence of
microstructure on fracture. Application of fracture mechanics to practical
problems. Environmental effects on fracture. Mechanisms of crack initiation
and propagation. Quantitative analysis of fatigue fracture. Fatigue
resistant materials. Creep deformation, grain boundary rotation and sliding,
void formation and rupture mechanisms. Creep resistant materials.
Physical Properties of Materials
Electron theory: free electron theory and
band theory. Metals, semiconductors and insulators. Properties of metals:
electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity, specific heat etc. Properties
of semiconductors: conductivity, optical properties etc. Properties of
insulators: dielectric properties, ionic conductivity etc. Magnetic
Properties: dia, para and ferromagnetism etc.; magnetic domains;
magnetostriction and magnetostatic energy; soft and hard magnetic materials.
Superconductivity and superconducting materials.
Corrosion and Degradation of Materials
Economic aspects of corrosion.
Electrochemical principles of corrosion: Thermodynamics of electrochemical
cells, electrode kinetics, Butler-Volmer kinetics, anodic polarization
behaviour, mixed potential theory and Pourbaix diagrams. Metallurgical
factors in corrosion. Forms of corrosion. Corrosion tests. High temperature
oxidation: oxide defect structure, kinetics, effect of alloying etc.
Corrosion control and corrosion resistant materials. Degradation of
polymeric materials and paints.
Application of CAD to Materials Processing
0.75 Credit Prereq.
Introduction to computer aided design (CAD).
Common CAD software: AutoCAD. Drawing of engineering components using
AutoCAD. Application of CAD in casting: calculation of section modulus,
design for directional solidification etc.
Mode of communication: Verbal and written
communication, business communication. Development of communication skills
through presentation and discussion of selected topics. Essential features
of thesis and report writing. Case studies.
Refractories and Furnaces
Classification and application of refractory
materials. Raw materials, preliminary treatments, and manufacturing
processes of various types of refractories. Properties of refractories,
their tests and uses. Heat transfer in industrial furnaces. Classification
of furnaces and theories of furnaces design. Control of furnace atmosphere
Refractories and Furnaces Sessional
Measurement of true and apparent density and
percentage porosity of refractory bricks. Estimation of cold crushing
strength, thermal conductivity, spalling and slagging resistance of some
common refractories. Design of recuperators and regenerators. Design of iron
and steel making furnaces, heat treating furnaces, ceramic kiln and glass
Engineering of Materials
Scope of surface engineering. Surface
characteristics, texture and preparation methods. Classification of surface
coatings/modification techniques. Electro- and electroless- plating:
mechanisms, bath characteristics and electrochemical parameters. Conversion
coatings: Anodizing, chromating, phosphating etc. Spray coating processes,
hot dipping and weld coating methods. Vapour deposition and other advanced
methods including PVD, CVD, laser surface modification. Testing and quality
control of coatings. Selection of coating materials and methods. Basic types
of wear: Abrasive, adhesive and delamination wear. Frictional processes and
friction coefficient. Influence of materials properties on wear resistance.
Wear tests. Wear resistant materials and coatings.
Engineering of Materials Sessional
Electrodeposition processes: copper, nickel
and chromium plating, effect of deposition parameters on coating properties,
effect of additives. Conversion coating processes including anodizing. Hot
dip galvanising. Diffusion coating processes: chromising, aluminising etc.
Wear and frictional behaviour of materials.
Foundry establishment. General methods of
moulding and casting. Pattern and pattern allowances, core boxes. Principles
of gating design. Melting furnaces and practice. Melt reaction and fluid
dynamics. Solidification of pure metals and alloys, control of solidified
structure. Segregation and gas porosity. Principles of feeding and
solidification shrinkage. Purpose and types of special casting processes.
Metals cast in foundry. Families of cast irons. Ferrous and non-ferrous
foundry practices. Fettling and finishing operations. Casting defects.
Inspection and quality control. Salvage of casting. Casting
Routine testing on foundry sand. Preparation
of moulding sand mixtures. Melting and casting of ferrous and non-ferrous
materials. Properties of cast metals. Effect of foundry variables on
structure and properties of castings obtained by different casting
processes. Study of casting defects.
Types and metallurgy of metal joining:
fusion and solid state welding, adhesive bonding. Various welding processes
and equipments. Metallurgical aspects of welding for different ferrous and
non ferrous metals and alloys. Welding defects, design and symbols.
Inspection and quality control. Weld failure analysis. Thermal cutting of
Joining Technology Sessional
Various types of welding of ferrous and
nonferrous metals and alloys. Testing of welds. Study of structure,
properties and defects of weld joints.
Principles of Ore Dressing and Extractive Metallurgy
Purposes of ore dressing. Comminution,
screening, classification, concentration and dewatering. General principles
of extraction of metals. Pyrometallurgy: drying, calcining, roasting,
sintering and smelting. Hydrometallurgy: leaching and separation techniques.
Electrometallurgy: voltage of electrolytic cell, aqueous and fused salt bath
electrolytic extraction. Principles of refining of non-ferrous metals.
Secondary metal production.
Chemical Metallurgy Sessional
Pyrometallurgy: reduction of ores.
Hydrometallury: leaching of metallic ores, concentrates and mattes; effect
of variables on dissolution kinetics. Corrosion tests: anodic polarization
measurements, exposure to different environments, effects of aeration,
stress corrosion tests etc. Electro-metallurgy: electro-winning,
electro-forming and electroplating.
Ceramics Raw Materials and Processing
Nature of clays and other ceramic raw
materials. Crystal structure of silicates. Non-silicate ceramic materials.
Properties of clays. Physical and chemical changes in clay materials. Powder
characteristics and production. Raw material sources. Flocculants, binders,
deflocculants and coagulants. Plasticizers and lubricants. Pressing,
extrusion and injection moulding. Slip and tape casting. Thermodynamics and
kinetics of drying. Firing of white wares, biscuit firing. Solid state and
liquid phase sintering. Glazing and decoration. Raw materials and
manufacture of cements including high-alumina, magnesia-phosphate and
polymer modified cements.
Ceramics Processing Sessional
Preparation of ceramic powders. Powder
characterisation. Ceramic production processes: dry pressing, slip casting,
extrusion. Evaluation of drying, firing, and cooling schedules for product
performance. Finishing processes. Microstructure, defects and their effect
Science and Engineering
Definition and types of glass. Structure of
glass and its effect on properties. Energy requirements for melting and
kinetics of glass melting reactions. The effect of glass composition,
temperature and oxygen partial pressure on glass melt. Physical and chemical
processes affecting elimination of bubbles. Importance of conditions in the
atmosphere above the melt. Oxidation-reduction processes in oxide glass
melts. The homogenizing of glass melts. Manufacture of sheet glass,
containers, rods, tubes and fibers, optical glass. Crystallisation, glass
ceramics and special glasses. Annealing and toughening of glass. Surface
treatment and modification.
Science and Engineering Sessional
Melting of glass: effect of composition,
temperature, viscosity. Annealing of glass: effect of thermal stress and its
removal by annealing. Properties of glass: effect of composition, thermal
stress, environment. Colour glass: removal of common colour bearing
materials to produce colourless glass.
Ceramics and Glass Engineering
Introduction to ceramic materials, their
classification and uses. Forming by casting, powder pressing and plastic
techniques. Drying and firing processes. Vitrification. Glazing and
decoarting. Raw materials and manufacture of cements. Scope, processing, and
properties of high performance ceramics. Type, structure and properties of
glass. Glass fabrication. Crystallisation and glass ceramics. Annealing and
toughening of glass. Surface treatment and modification.
Ceramics and Glass Engineering Sessional
Preparation of ceramic powders. Powder
characterisation. Ceramic production processes. Melting, annealing and
properties of various glasses.
Design and construction of equipments and
devices of materials and metallurgical interests. Studies on mode of
manufacture of items comprising of several parts and investigation on
possible lines of their improvement. Studies on processes of materials and
metallurgical interest including steel making, casting and fabrication, heat
treatment, corrosion, industrial metal finishing, ceramics, polymers and
composites processing, etc. Studies on structure and properties of metals
Principles of Materials Characterization
3.00 Credit Prereq. MME211
Principles of spectroscopy: UV-visible,
infra-red, atomic emmission spectroscopy etc. Beam-solid interaction:
elastic and inelastic interactions. Theories of diffraction: Bragg's law,
reciprocal space and Ewald sphere representation. X-ray techniques. Electron
analytical techniques: SEM, TEM and other related techniques.
Non-destructive testing: radiography, ultrasonics, eddy current, magnetic
particles and dye penetration. Thermal analysis: DTA, DSC, TGA
Materials Processing Plant Design
Problems relating to design, erection,
operation and maintenance of materials processing plants and equipment from
engineering, economics, environment and safety considerations.
Analysis and Artifact Study
Different mechanisms by which materials fail
in service will be reviewed with special industrial reference. A number of
case studies will be introduced and practical sessions will involve the
examination of failures and the preparation of the failure examination
reports. Artifact study: Dismantling and identification of materials of
Physical Metallurgy of Steels and Heat Treatment
3.00 Credit Prereq.
Structural constituents of steel.
Structure-property relationship in plain carbon, austenitic, martensitic,
duplex and ferritic stainless steels. Influence of alloying elements on the
iron-iron carbide diagram. Strengthening mechanisms in steels. Heat
treatment of steels: annealing, normalising, hardening and tempering; TTT
and CCT diagrams; austempering and martempering; hardenability and rulling
sections; secondary hardening. Case hardening and surface hardening
procedures. Special techniques in heat treatment. Defects in heat treatment.
Thermo-mechanical treatment of steels. Heat treatment of complex-shaped
components. Heat treatment of cast irons.
Treatment and Microstructure Sessional
1.50 Credit Prereq.
Microstudy of heat-treated carbon and alloy
steels, special cast irons and tool steels. Microstudy of heat-treated
nonferrous metals and alloys. Case hardened steels. Defects in heat
treatment and remedies. Welded and bonded microstructure. Macro and
micro-photographic studies of materials.
Metallic Alloys and Materials Selection
3.00 Credit Prereq.
The copper, aluminium, nickel, magnesium,
titanium base alloys. Bearing metals and joining alloys. Thermocouple
alloys. High temperature alloys. Oxidation and heat resistant alloys.
Magnetic alloys, high and low expansion alloys. Supper alloys. Low alloy
steels. High strength low alloy steels. High alloy steels. Stainless steels
and maraging steels. Tool steels, Die steels and related materials.
Principles of selection: material, processing route, interrelationship
between material factors and mechanical design. Sources of information.
Specifications. Practical materials selection for components used in
machinaries in different industries including ship building, automotive,
chemical industries, cement factories, power plants etc.
Industrial Metal Working Processes
Concepts of theory of elasticity and
plasticity. Forming Processes: Classification of forming processes, hot
working and cold working. Mechanics of metal working. Details of industrial
metal working processes like rolling, forging, extrusion, wire, rod and tube
drawing, sheet metal forming, etc. Deformation mechanisms at elevated
temperatures, dynamic recovery and recrystallization. Superplastic forming
and diffusion bonding.
Production of pig iron. Modern trends in
blast furnace practice. Alternative routes of iron production. Kinetics of
iron oxide reduction. Evaluation of activation energy for various reaction
mechanisms. Production of plain carbon and alloy steels by various steel
making processes. Physical chemistry of steel making. Degassing and
secondary steel making. Solidification of steel ingots and continuous
casting of steel products. Production of ferroalloys.
3 Credit Prereq.
Purpose and classification of special
casting processes. Die casting: Gravity die and pressure die casting
processes; theories of die casting; die design, metal-mould reaction and die
lubrication, modes of die failure; die casting machines; requirements and
types of die casting alloys; design of die cast products; defects and
remedies. Precision casting: Lost wax process, moulding materials and
preparation of moulds, precision cast alloys. Centrifugal casting: Types of
centrifugal casting processes, forces involved in centrifugal casting, flow
of metals, processes variables and casting quality, centrifugally cast
Mineralogy and Economic Minerals of Bangladesh
Introduction. Earth’s crust and genesis of
minerals. Mineral forming environment. Occurrence, texture, structure,
composition and classification of rocks. Optical mineralogy: polarizing
microscopy, optical properties of common minerals and their identification.
Economic minerals of Bangladesh: occurrence, distribution and reserve of
glass sand, white clay, placer deposits, building materials, coal and
hydrocarbon. National mineral policy of Bangladesh. Sampling, assaying and
evaluation of ore deposits.
Significance and importance. Production,
characterisation and testing of metal powders. Binders. Conditioning,
compaction, pre-sintering , and sintering of metal powders. Mechanism of
sintering , sintering practice. Effects of variables on sintering . Furnaces
and atmospheres. Production of porous bearings, cemented carbides, ferrites,
cermets etc. Mechanical alloying. Finishing operations and heat treatment
prospects for future development.
Application rolling theory to calculate
rolling schedules. Work hardening of plain carbon steels, aluminium, etc.
Recovery and recrystallisation of work hardened materials. Mechanical
properties of cast and wrought products.
Ceramics for Advanced Applications
Engineering Ceramics: Definition and scope
of engineering ceramics. Structure and bonding, phase diagrams. Processing
of high performance ceramics. Mechanical and thermal properties of
engineering ceramics. Toughening mechanisms. Industrial applications of
engineering ceramics as tool materials, surface barrier coatings,
bio-ceramics, dental ceramics, etc. Electronic ceramics: Crystal chemistry
of ceramics. Effects of crystal defects and impurities on electronic
properties of ceramics. Processing, structure and properties of ceramic
insulators. Ceramic materials for piezoelectric, ferroelectric and magnetic
applications. Ceramic sensors.
Science and Engineering
Classification. Polymerization reactions.
Molecular weight and its distribution. Characterization of polymers in
solution and in solid state. Glassy and crystalline polymers. Mechanical
properties. Concepts in polymer viscoelasticity. Creep, stress relaxation
and dynamic behaviour. Rubber elasticity. Structure-property relationship:
effect of degree of cross linking and temperature. Polymer processing:
Formulation and compounding, melting and softening, rheology, Newtonian and
non-Newtonian flow. Aspects of shaping of polymers. Considerations of die
design for polymers.
Science and Engineering Sessional
Microstructure and mechanical properties of
polymers. XRD investigation of polyethylene. Environmental stress cracking
in strained thermoplastics. Determination of degree of cross-linking in
cross-linked ethylene plastics. Properties of polymeric melts. Selection of
polymeric materials in practical applications.
Classification of composites. Types of
fibres and matrices, fibre-matrix interface, theories of adhesion and
measurement of bond strength. Elastic properties of unidirectional and
random fibre composites, stress and strain distribution at fibres ends.
Strength and toughness of composite. Production technology for
reinforcements; whiskers, fibres and particulates. Production metal, ceramic
and polymer matrix composites. Relationship between structure and
Composite Materials Sessional
Microstudy of different types of composite
materials. Study of geometrical characteristics of composite materials.
Anisotropic properties of composite materials. Thermal conductivity and
thermal expansion of composite materials.
Polymers and Composites
Classification of polymeric materials.
Polymerisation reactions. Structure and properties of polymers. Processing
and applications of polymers. Classification of composites. Types of fibres
and matrices. Elastic properties of unidirectional and random fibre
composites, stress and strain distribution at fibres ends. Production metal,
ceramic and polymer matrix composites.
Polymers and Composites Laboratory
Microstructure and mechanical properties of
polymeric and composite materials. XRD investigations on polymers.
Geometrical characteristics and anisotropic properties of composite
materials. Selection of polymeric and composite materials in practical
Role of production technology and its
influence. Material selection, Domino effect, absolutes etc. Product
liability. Materials Handling. Activities, functions, merits and demerits.
Product development and methods. Designing for durability and economy.
Optimum production with available facilities. Application of ergonomics and
human resources for achieving productivity.
Industrial Pollution, Control and Safety
Status of environmental quality in
industries. Causes of industrial pollution. Sources and characteristics of
industrial wastes. Solid wastes, raw-waste constituents, air pollutants etc.
Pollution control in various industries. Industrial waste management. Scope
of industrial safety, safety in operating systems, personal safety and
equipment, setting standard for safety. The role of government in industrial
safety. Management responsibilities for safety and health. Legal aspects of
B. Courses for MME Students Offered
by Other Departments
Inorganic and Physical Chemistry
Atomic structure, periodic table. Properties
and uses of noble gases. Different types of chemical bonds and their
properties. Different types of solutions and their compositions. Properties
of dilute solutions. Thermochemistry, chemical kinetics, chemical
equilibria. Electrolytic conductance, emf. Electrochemical cells. Corrosion
Inorganic Quantitative Analysis
Volumetric analysis: acid-base titration,
oxidation-reduction titrations, determination of Fe, Cu, and Ca
The hybridisation of carbon atom and
covalent bonding. A comprehensive study of aliphatic hydrocarbons with
special reference to nomenclatures, method of preparation, properties and
important uses. Types of reactions of aliphatic hydrocarbons and their
industrial applications. Structure, nomenclature, preparation, properties,
reactions and industrial applications of aliphatic hydrocarbon homologues.
Aromatic compounds and aromaticity; preparation, properties, reactions and
industrial applications of benzene and its derivatives. Heterocyclic
compounds and their applications.
Organic Chemistry Sessional
Detection of elements in organic compounds.
Identification of functional groups. Preparation of different organic
compounds. Separation, purification and characterisation of organic
Electrical Engineering Fundamentals
Electrical units and standards. Electrical
networks and circuits theorems, introduction to measuring instruments.
Alternating current, RLC series, parallel circuits, magnetic concepts and
Electrical Engineering Fundamentals Sessional
Laboratory experiments based on
Electrical and Electronic Technology
Balanced three-phase circuits. Introduction
to single-phase and three-phase transformers. Principles of construction,
operation and applications of DC generator, DC motor, synchronous generator,
synchronous motor and induction motors. Semiconductor diode, transistors,
operational amplifiers (OPAMs), silicon controlled rectifiers (SOR's):
principles of operation and applications. Oscilloscope. Transducers:
temperature, pressure, flow-rate, speed and torque measurements.
English phonetics: the places and manners of
articulation of the English sounds. Vocabulary. English grammar:
construction of sentences; some grammatical problems. Comprehension.
Paragraph writing. Precis writing. Amplification. Report writing. Commercial
correspondence and tenders. Short stories written by some well known classic
Definition of Economics. Economics and
Engineering Principles of Economics. Micro-economics: The theory of demand
and supply and their elasticities. Price determination. Nature of an
economic theory, applicability of economic theories to the problems of
developing countries. Indifference curve technique. Marginal analysis.
Production, production function, types of productivity. Rational region of
production of an engineering firm. Concepts of market and market structure.
Cost analysis and cost function. Small scale production and large scale
production. Optimization. Theory of distribution. Macro-economics: savings,
investment, employment. National income analysis. Inflation. Monetary
policy, Fiscal policy and trade policy with reference to Bangladesh.
Economics of development and planning.
Scope of sociology: Micro and Macro
Sociology. Some fundamental concepts. Society: From savagery to civilization
(Table). Social evolution and techniques of production: Social structure of
Bangladesh. Oriental and occidental societies: Feudalism. Industrial
revolution: The growth of capitalism, features, social consequences.
Socialism. Fascism. Social control: need, means, future of social control.
Leadership: types, functions, techniques, social power. Society and
population: social determinants of fertility and mortality, human migration,
demographic transition, density, the standard of living, population
pyramid,population and world resources; Malthusian, optimum and socialistic
population theory. Population Problem of Bangladesh. Social pathology:
crime, juvenile delinquency, slum. Nature of social change: factors of
social change-biological, physical, economic, cultural, technological
factor: change in production technology, means of communication,
transportation. Derivative social effects of converging material inventions.
Effects of technology on major social institutions. Social inventions.
Urbanization and industrialisation in Bangladesh.
Sociology of development: process of
development, social planning. Planing as a factor of social change, social
change in Bangladesh-nature and trend. Urban Ecology: city, pre-industrial
and industrial: growth and nature of cities in Bangladesh. Rural sociology:
features of village community in Bangladesh, social mobility, urban rural
contrast. Social structure of the tribal people of Bangladesh.
2.00 Credit Prereq. Hum
101 or Hum 111
Antonyms and synonyms. Words which often
confuse us. Advanced grammar. Comprehension. Composition. Dialogue writing.
Selected short stories or novels written by some well known classic writers.
Selected poems written by the romantic poets: Wordsworth, Coleridge,
Shelley, Keats and Byron. Writing research paper.
Principles of Accounting
Accounting elements: the accounting
equation, accounts, transactions, the double entry mechanism. Accounting
procedure: the financial statements. Cost in general: objectives and
classifications. Overhead costs: allocation and apportionment product
costing: cost sheet under job costing, operating costing and process
costing. Costing of by-products and joint products. Marginal costing: tools
and techniques, cost-volume-profit analysis. Designing the optimal
product-mix. Relevant costing: analysis profitability within the firm.
Guidelines for decision making: short run decisions. Long-run planning and
control: capital budgeting. The master budget, flexible budget and standard
cost. Variance analysis.
Economics of Development and Planning
2.00 Credit Prereq. Hum
103 or Hum 113
Concept of development and underdevelopment,
causes of underdevelopment. Characteristics of less developed countries.
Theories of development: Lewis 2- Sectoral growth model. Hirshman's
unbalanced growth and Rostow's stages of growth theory. Alternative
strategies for development: balanced versus unbalanced growth. Investment
criteria. Issues of economic development: poverty, inequality and
unemployment in relation to development. Development problems related to
agriculture, industry and population of Bangladesh. Industrialisation,
trade, foreign aid and foreign private investment. Planning and its types:
physical, financial project, sectoral and national planning. Stages of
planning. Financing economic development: domestic resources for investment:
savings, taxation. borrowing: internal and external. Role of taxation and
borrowing in financing of economic plan. Deficit financing. Role of
government in economic development. Project preparation, project appraisal
and project evaluation. Cost-benefit analysis.
Principles of law of contract, agency,
partnership, sale of goods, negotiable instruments, insurance-insolvency.
Company law: the companies act with special reference to the amendments and
ordinances applicable to Bangladesh. Law regarding formation. Incorporation.
Management and winding up of companies. Labour Law: the scope and sources of
labour law. Law in relation to wages hours, health. Safety and other
condition to work. The legislation effecting employment in factories. The
trade union legislation arbitration, the policy of the state in relation to
labour. Elementary principles of labour law-Factory Act (1965). Law of
Production Planning and Control
Element of production planning and control,
Types of production systems. Forecasting; methods and their application;
aggregation planning; master production scheduling, MRP, coding and
standardisation; capacity planning, inventory management. ABC analysis.
Production scheduling techniques, CPM and PERT, line balancing, capacity
planning. Plant location and layout, work study and method study, plant
performance measurement. Introduction to product development and design.
Computers in production planning and control and MRPII, JIT.
Introduction: evolution and various thoughts
of management, management principles and functions, organisation and
environment. Organisation, theory and structure, co-ordination, span of
control, authority delegation, groups, committee and task force, manpower
planning. Personnel management: need, hierarchy, motivation, leadership,
performance appraisal, wages and incentives, informal groups, organisation
change and conflict.
Operational management: types of production,
forecasting, inventory control, scheduling, maintenance management using
conventional and analytical techniques. Safety management, quality
management. Measures of perfor-mance, work measurement. Management
information system. Location and layout of plant and facilities. Cost and
financial management: elements of costs of products, depreciation,
break-even analysis, investment analysis, budgetary control, benefit-cost
ratio. Marketing management: concepts, sales and marketing strategies,
patents laws. Technology management: management of innovation and changes,
technology life cycle, Hi-tech management. Case studies.
Calculus and Differential Equation
Calculus: Limit, continuity and
differentiability of a function, differentiation. Leibnitz theorem. Partial
differentiation. Euler's theorem. Tangent and normal. Maxima and
Integration by the method of substitutions.
Standard integrals. Integration by parts. Definite integral and its
properties. Area under plane curves in cartesian and polar co-ordinates.
Surface, area and volume of revolution.
Differential Equations: Definition.
Formation of differential equations. Solution of first order differential
equations by various methods. Solution of differential equation of first
order and higher degrees. Solution of general linear equations of second and
higher orders with constant coefficient. Solution of Euler's homogeneous
Analysis and Matrices
Vector Analysis: Scalars and vectors,
equality of vectors. Addition and subtraction of vectors. Multiplication of
vectors by Scalars. Position vector of a point. Resolution of vectors.
Scalar and vector product of two vectors and their geometrical
interpretation. Triple products and multiple products.
Application to geometry and mechanics.
Linear dependence and independence of vectors. Differentiation and
integration of vectors together with elementary applications. Definition of
line, surface and volume integrals. Gradient, divergence and curl of point
functions. Various formulae. Gauss's theorem, Stoke's theorem, Green's
theorem and their applications.
Matrices: Definition of matrix. Different
types of Matrices. Algebra of matrices. Adjoining and inverse of a matrix.
Rank and elementary transformations of matrices. Normal and canonical forms,
Solution of linear equations. Quadratic forms. Matrix polynomials.
Caley-Hamilton theorem. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors.
Numerical Analysis, Statistics and Partial Diff.
Numerical Analysis: Interpolation: Simple
difference, Newton's formulae for forward and backward interpolation.
Divided differences. Tables of divided differences. Relation between divided
differences and simple differences. Newton's general interpolation formula.
Lagrange's interpolation formula. Inverse interpolation by Largange's
formula and by successive approximations. Numerical differentiation of
Newton's forward and backward formulae. Numerical integration. General
quadrature formula for equidistant ordinates. Trapezoidal rule, Simpson's
rule, Waddle rule. Calculation of errors. Relative study of three rules.
Gauss's quadrature formula. Legendre polynomials. Newton's- cotes formula.
Principle of least squares. Curve fitting. Solution of algebraic and
transcendental equations by graphical method. Regula-Falsi method.
Newton-Raphson method, geometrical significance. Convergence of iteration
and Newton-Raphson methods. Newton-Raphson method and iteration method for
the solution of simultaneous equations. Solution of ordinary first order
differential equations by Picard's and Euler's method. Range-Kutta's methods
for solving differential equations.
Statistics: Frequency distribution. Mean,
median, mode and other measures of central tendency. Standard deviation and
other measures of dispersion, Moments, skewness and kurtosis. Elementary
probability theory and discontinuous probability distributions, e.g.
binomial, Poison and negative binomial. Continuous probability
distributions, e.g. normal and exponential. Characteristics of
distributions. Elementary sampling theory. Estimation. Hypothesis testing
and regression analysis.
Partial differential equation: Introduction.
Equations of the linear and non-linear first order. Standard forms. Linear
equations of higher order. Equations of the second order with variable
3.00 Credit Prereq. Math
161 or equivalent course
Basic concepts of mechanics, statics of
particles and rigid bodies, centroids of lines, areas and volumes. Forces in
trusses and frames. Friction. Moments of inertia of areas and masses.
Relative motion. Kinematics of particles- Newton's Second law of motion.
Principles of work and energy. System of particles. Kinematics of rigid
bodies, kinematics of plane motion of rigid bodies-forces and
Mechanical Engineering Drawing-I
Introduction, instruments and their uses,
first and third angle projections, orthographic drawing, isometric views.
missing lines and views, sectional views and conventional practices,
of Fluid Mechanics and Machinery
3.00 Credit Prereq. Math161,
Math163, Math263 or equivalent courses
Fluid properties. Fluid statics: manometry,
forces on submerged planes and curved surfaces, buoyancy and floatation. One
dimensional flow of fluid, equation of continuity. Euler's equation. Flow of
fluid in pipes, Bernoulli's equation, flow through venturimete, head losses.
Open channel flow: flow through weirs and notches. Impulse and momentum
principles, fans and blowers. Study of centrifugal compressor and
Mechanics of Solids
3.00 Credit Prereq.
Stress analysis: statically indeterminate
axially loaded member, thermal and centrifugal stresses. Stresses in thin
and thick walled cylinders and spheres, Beams, shear forces and bending
moment diagrams. Various types of stresses in beams. Flexure formula.
Deflection of beams: integration and area moments methods. Introduction to
reinforced concrete beams and slabs. Torsion formula, angle of twist,
modulus of rupture, helical springs. Combined stresses: principal stress,
Mohr's circle. Columns. Eulers formula, intermediate column formulas, the
secants formula. Flexure formula of curved beams. Introduction to
experimental stress analysis techniques. Strain energy, failure
Mechanical Engineering Drawing-II
1.50 Credit Prereq. M
Review of orthographic projections.
Fasteners, gears, keys and springs. Sectional views and convectional
practices, auxiliary views. Specifications for manufacture. Working
drawings. Plans and elevation of buildings. Computer graphics.
Waves and Oscillation
Geometrical Optics. Combination of lenses:
equivalent lens and equivalent focal length, cardinal points of a lens,
power of a lens. Defects of images: spherical aberration, astigmatism, coma,
distortion, curvature, chromatic aberration. Optical instruments: compound
microscope, polarising microscope, resolving power of a microscope, camera
and photographic techniques.
Physical Optics. Theories of light: Huygen's
principle and construction. Interference of light: Young's double slit
experiment, Fresnel bi-prism, Newton's rings, interferometers. Diffraction
of light: Fresnel and Fraunhoffer diffraction, diffraction by single slit,
diffraction by double slit, diffraction gratings. Polarisation, production
and analysis of polarised light, optical activity, optics of
Waves and Oscillations. Simple harmonic
motion, damped simple harmonic oscillations, forced oscillations, resonance,
vibrations of membranes and columns, combination and composition of simple
harmonic motions, Lissajous' figures. Transverse and longitudinal nature of
waves, travelling and standing waves, intensity of a wave, energy
calculation of progressive and stationary waves, phase velocity, group
velocity; velocity of longitudinal wave in a gaseous medium. Doppler effect.
Architectural acoustics: Sabine's formula, requisites of a good
Sessional - I
Sessionals based on Phy103.
of Matter, Electricity & Magnetism and Modern Physics
Properties of Matter. Surface tension,
surface tension as a molecular phenomenon, surface tension and surface
energy, capillarity and angle of contact, pressure on a curved membrane,
surface tension and temperature. Hydrodynamics: streamline and turbulent
motion, equation of continuity, Bernoulli's equation and its applications:
venturimeter, pilot tube, Torricelli's theorem. Viscosity: coefficient of
viscosity, Poisouilles equation and its limitations, Stoke's law.
Electricity and Magnetism: electric charge,
Coulomb's law. The electric field: calculation of the electric field
strength, E; a dipole in an electric field. Electric flux and Gauss's law,
some application of Gauss's law: electric potential V, relation between E
and V, electric potential energy. Capacitors: capacitance, dielectrics: an
atomic view, dielectrics and Gauss's law: current and resistance: current
and current density, Ohm's law, resistivity: an atomic view, Ampere's law,
Faraday's law, Lenz's law, self Inductance and mutual Inductance. Magnetic
properties of matter: magnetomotive force, magnetic field intensity;
permeability, susceptibility, classifications of magnetic materials,
Modern Physics: Michelson Morley's
experiment, Galilean transformation, special theory of relativity, Lorentz
transformation, relative velocity, length contraction, time dilation,
mass-energy relation. Photo-electric effect, Compton effect, de-Broglie
wave, Bohr's atom model. Radioactive decay, half life, mean life, isotopes,
nuclear binding energy, alpha, beta gamma decay.
Carpentry Sheet Metal and Machine Shop
Carpentry: Wood working tools and machines.
Types of sawing: common cuts in wood works; types of joint: defects of
timber; seasoning; preservation; shop practice; practical job with
particular emphasis on pattern making.
Sheet metal: Sheet metal working tools,
machinery and materials; patterns and uses. Punching, drilling and riveting;
folding edges; soldering, types of solders, fluxes and practice.
Machine shop: Kinds of tools - common bench
and hand tools; marking and layout tools; measuring tools; cutting tools;
machine tools; bench work with job. Types of drilling machine, shaper
machine, lathe, milling machine and their practice.