Message from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at North South University (NSU). Whether you are a prospective or current student, a prospective faculty member, a parent, an alumnus, a government or industry representative, or just a curious onlooker, I encourage you to browse and find detailed information about our graduate and undergraduate programs, our faculty members, their research interests, and the broad range of activities underway in the Department.

I believe, the department is the most forward-looking, vibrant and dynamic department at North South University (NSU). Since its inception in 1993 with a handful of students and only one undergraduate program in Computer Science, the department has grown to be the largest department at NSU with more than 54 full-time faculty members, 35 part-time and visiting faculty members, approximately 5500 undergraduate students and 200 master’s students.

The ECE Department is committed to provide an outstanding educational experience for its students and prepare them for the highest personal and professional growth. We believe in student-centered and practice-oriented education to train the future workforce and meet the challenges of existing and emerging technologies of the 21st century. Thus we focus on hiring outstanding faculty members from home and abroad, incorporate outcome based education system and build state-of-the-art teaching facilities and research laboratories. Very recently, the department received accreditation for all its undergraduate programs from Board of Accreditation for Engineering and Technical Education (BAETE), Bangladesh. At present, the department is actively seeking accreditation from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), USA.

Our students are broadly encouraged to gain out-of-the-classroom academic and research experiences, produce engineering and scientific publications, and participate in various co-curricular activities. In order to foster these activities, the department maintains program-oriented and student-centric engineering forums such as ACM and IEEE Student Branches.

We offer undergraduate and master’s degrees in three different disciplines: Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) and Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering (ETE). These disciplines are highly synergetic, and since they are together in a single department it gives us a unique advantage in making new discoveries and innovation for our students and faculty members.

The department is very proud of its outstanding faculty members, all of whom have MS and/or PhD degrees primarily from the USA, Canada, UK, Japan, and Australia. We believe our department is the top destination for faculty members who are willing to return to Bangladesh from abroad.

Thank you for your interest in the Department of ECE at NSU. If you have any query, please do not hesitate to contact me personally through kazi.salam@northsouth.edu.

Dr. K. M. A. Salam

Professor & Chair
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering