Program Overview


The Shipping and Maritime Science (SMS) department is specialized in preparing the students with the applied knowledge required by the Shipping and Maritime industry. Its main aim is to provide its graduates a blend of applied courses much needed to pursue careers in port management, shipping company operations, shipping commerce and other related industries. A Bachelor degree earned in Shipping and Maritime Science will further enable a candidate to compete for working in various port, Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) exam and will also open the endless opportunities for pursuing advanced university degrees (Masters, PhD) in a wide array of related maritime fields at home and abroad.

Course Registration

Within the due date and before the commencement of each term, a student has to fill up a course registration form in consultation with and under the guidance of his/her advisor. The date, time and venue of registration are announced in advance by the Registrar's Office. Much counseling and advising are accomplished at this time. It is absolutely essential that all the students be present for registration at the specified time. Late registration is, however, permitted during the first week on payment of a late registration fee.

Limits on the Credit Hours to be taken

A student must be enrolled for at least a minimum of 9 credit hours and the allocated credit hours offered for that term and a maximum of 18 credit hours. A student must enroll for the sessional courses prescribed in a particular term within the allowable credit hour limits. In special cases where it is not possible to allot the minimum required 9 credit hours to a student, he/she may be approved.

Course Add/Drop

A student has some limited options to add or delete courses from the registration list. Addition of courses is allowed only within the first week of a term. Dropping a course is permitted within the first two weeks of a term.

Withdrawal from a Term

If a student is unable to complete the mid-term or final examination due to serious illness or serious accident, he/she may apply to the chairman of the department for total withdrawal from the term within a week after the end of the respective examination. However, he/she may choose not to withdraw any laboratory/ sessional/ design course if the grade obtained in such a course is 'D' or better. The application must be supported by a medical certificate from the chief or authorized medical officer of the university. The Academic Council will take the final decision about such applications.