Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology







03 - Good Health and Well-being, 04 - Quality Education, 05 - Gender Equality, 06 - Clean Water and Sanitation, 09 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Organization Type

Academia / Think Tank




Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) is a pioneer in engineering education in Bangladesh. The history of BUET dates back to 1876 when the Dhaka Survey School was founded. Later in 1947, it became an engineering college and gained independent university status in 1962. It is located on a compact 83.9-acre land in the heart of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.

BUET offers high-quality research and education through its 18 departments under five faculties which are architecture and planning, civil engineering, engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, and mechanical engineering. Six university-led institutes also focus on diverse areas of research. BUET has over 600 faculty members and over 10000 undergraduate and graduate students. Graduates from BUET have a long history of enjoying extraordinary success all over the world, with many notable alumni serving as the global leaders in their respective fields.

Excellent academic environment, state-of-the-art research facilities, and a vibrant campus life have made BUET the first choice for future engineers and architects in Bangladesh. Students are enrolled at BUET through a highly-competitive entrance examination. BUET is the technological research and innovation hub in Bangladesh. It has been contributing immensely to nation-building since its establishment by providing expert services to hallmark infrastructure development projects. Faculty members work closely with industry and the Government to address crucial problems and formulate national policies and strategies in various sectors. BUET is an active member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities and maintains strong collaborations with hundreds of renowned universities and industries at home and abroad.

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